Caritas Carney Hospital
Jun. 1, 2010
A hearing on the $830 million sale of the Caritas Christi hospital system is set for the Local 103 IBEW Hall on Freeport St., according to state Attorney General Martha Coakley’s office. The July 1 hearing, the last one of six slated to be held in each of the communities affected by the sale, starts at 6 p.m. Read more
Our roses are almost out. I planted several flats of pansies into a huge flower pot so the pansies wouldnâ€™t dry out so easily. Our grapevine is finally starting to leaf out, much to our relief. By the way, if you are filling a large, empty flower pot or even a whiskey barrel, fill the container part-way with packing peanuts so that the container wonâ€™t be so heavy as it would be with all soil. It can then be moved around more easily. Read more
Feb. 7, 2009
To the Editor:
Recently there have been letters to the editor and articles in the Dorchester Reporter telling people that we must not fear the violence in the Dorchester community and that people should go on with their lives as usual. Have we desensitized ourselves to the fact of a young black man being murdered on our streets is the norm? Read more
Caritas Christi Health Care, the corporate parent of Caritas Carney Hospital on Dorchester Avenue, has signed an accord with two unions to allow "free and fair" voting conditions for the system's nearly 7,000 employees as they decide whether to form unions or not.
Nurses at the Carney are already organized through the Massachusetts Nurses Association, but most workers there are not represented. Read more
Carney Hospital volunteer Mary Keeley of Dorchester and longtime staffer Ann Hart of Walpole are pictured at the recently renovated Carney Gift Shop. Photo by Ed Forry.
Neighborhood shoppers looking for a special holiday gift have a new option in Lower Mills. Caritas Carney Hospital has renovated and enlarged its main lobby Gift Shop, and a new manager has brought an expanded variety of items to the mix. Read more
Caritas Carney Hospital hosted a bi-monthly senior supper last week at the hospital's cafeteria, and it was a near full-house for the event. Some 116 meals were served to neighborhood men and women, who each paid just $4 for the meal. The program also gave information about cancer prevention in a presentation by staff Oncologist Dr. Therese M. Mulvey, MD. Read more
Caritas Christi Health Care CEO Ralph de la Torre surprised a Coalition to Strengthen the Carney meeting last week when he strode in and told the audience that Carney would not close or change its service mix in any major way. Instead, he said, it will embark on a major fundraising, recruitment and reinvestment effort to reestablish its image as a competitive healthcare provider. Read more
While community leaders hold a public meeting to discuss strategies to keep Caritas Carney Hospital as an acute care facility tonight, executive members of Caritas Christi Healthcare's Board of Governors will also be briefed on a long-anticipated consultant's report on the future of the financially-challenged hospital. Read more
A growing coalition of healthcare leaders, Caritas Carney Hospital employees, elected officials and others have called a community-wide meeting to gather ideas and voices to aid the hospital's survival.
"This meeting is for us to take the message much more public, inviting civic groups, the public, Carney employees and elected officials," said Dan Driscoll, CEO of Harbor Health Services. "Closing Carney is a bad idea from an economic point of view, a pubic health point of view and a physician retaining point of view." Read more