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Thursday, April 19, 2007
Children's doctors to care for babies at Caritas hospitals
By Liz Kowalczyk, Globe Staff
Children's Hospital Boston and Caritas Christi Health Care today announced an affiliation agreement in which Children's Hospital doctors will provide care at three Caritas nurseries for sick babies.
Children's physicians will staff the neonatal intensive care unit at Caritas St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Boston and the special care nurseries at Caritas Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton and Caritas Holy Family Hospital and Medical Center in Methuen.
The agreement provides a guarantee to Caritas that it won't encounter a shortage of specialists to staff its nurseries and the opportunity to associate itself with the prestigious Harvard teaching hospital.
Children's, which will care for the sickest children at its own neonatal intensive care unit, extends its reach to a new group of potential patients.