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New Caritas chief puts an end to old practice

Doctors granted more freedom on referrals

Ralph de la Torre became Caritas Christi's CEO in May. Ralph de la Torre became Caritas Christi's CEO in May.
By Jeffrey Krasner
Globe Staff / June 20, 2008

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Caritas Christi Health Care is dropping a longstanding strategy in which doctors at its five community hospitals have been pressured to refer as many patients as possible to St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, the flagship of the six-hospital chain owned by the Archdiocese of Boston, according to its new chief executive, Dr. Ralph de la Torre. (Full article: 773 words)

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