For Immediate Release:

May 6, 2024

Media Contact:

Laura Giordano

Cell: 774-214-6410


Health Care For All Issues Statement on Steward Health Care’s Bankruptcy Filing

BOSTON – A statement from Amy Rosenthal, Executive Director of Health Care For All:

“Steward Health Care’s financial mismanagement has put already underserved patients in the communities it serves at risk by creating instability in their hospital system. More than two-thirds of Steward’s Massachusetts patients receive coverage through state or federal government programs. Declaring bankruptcy gives the Commonwealth the chance to find new leadership for these institutions so that we can ensure that everyone has access to the health care they need. The state and all key stakeholders must continue to swiftly mobilize to ensure that patients are not forced to pay the price for Steward’s financial mismanagement.”

“Declaring bankruptcy does not mean these hospitals are closing their doors. Health Care For All is working with the state and stakeholders to ensure that no one in these communities is forced to forgo the care they need.”

“Health Care For All remains committed to working with the state and stakeholder groups to ensure the lessons learned from this process are not repeated with any new ownership, as patient care must be the top priority.”