Steward Health Care Network in Boston has announced that it will sell its network of doctors to Optum Care, a subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group. The sale means that doctors currently employed by Steward in nine different states will soon be working for Optum Care. According to the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission (HPC), the sale involves two major physicians with significant implications for health care delivery and costs in Massachusetts.

The sale does not include the physical hospitals owned by Steward, but there are indications that more transactions may be on the horizon. HPC CEO David Seltz stated that they will examine potential impacts on health care costs, quality, access and equity before the sale is finalized.

Steward currently owns ten hospitals in Massachusetts, including Morton Hospital in Taunton, St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Brighton and Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton, among others. Mike Toole, editor-in-chief of in Boston has worked in the VBZ-TV newsroom for more than 20 years and has previous experience in news and sports production at VABC-TV in New York.

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