Carney sues to block arbitrator's ruling it rehire six nurses in once troubled adolescent-psych unit
An arbitrator says Carney Hospital has to rehire six of the twelve nurses it fired in 2011 in a scandal involving physical and sexual abuse of patients in its adolescent psychiatric unit. Read more
Apr. 18, 2012
After 14 months at the helm, Savin Hill’s Bill Walczak is out as president of Carney Hospital. The sudden shake-up raises questions about the future of the Dorchester Avenue facility, which was sold to a private equity firm in 2010 and is now facing the appointment of its fourth president in two years. Read more
(UPDATE: More on the story is available here, where Walczak states that he did not resign.)
Savin Hill's Bill Walczak is out as president of Carney Hospital, sources tell the Reporter.
Walczak, the former head of the Codman Square Health Center, was not immediately available for comment. He has headed the hospital for 14 months. Read more
Bill Walczak, who built the Codman Square Health Center from a volunteer operation in the basement of an empty library building and then turned it into one of the state’s most successful health centers, will leave Codman Square next month to pursue a new challenge: the presidency of Carney Hospital.
Walczak, 56, has been recruited and hired to chart a new course for the Dorchester Ave. hospital, which was just purchased by Steward Health Care System, a for-profit company that promises to pump tens of millions of dollars into the community hospital in the coming years.
Walczak will start his duties at Carney on Feb. 14. His replacement as CEO of Codman will be Sandra Cotterell, a nurse who now serves as the health center’s chief operating officer. Read more
Oct. 6, 2010
Attorney General Martha Coakley has signed off on the proposal that will transfer six Catholic hospitals, including Dorchester’s Carney Hospital, to a for-profit New York firm. The deal, which still needs the approval of the state’s highest court and the state Department of Public Health, comes with a number of strings attached for Cerberus Capital Management L.P., whose affiliate, Steward Health Care System LLC, is handling the agreement. Read more
Local elected officials, who have frequently sought to save Carney Hospital from being shuttered, greeted the headline in Friday’s Boston Globe – “Caritas warns of 2 hospital closures” – with caution, saying the hospital chain has frequently mentioned that a New York private equity firm’s ownership investment is necessary if the six-hospital system is to remain viable. Read more
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
Last year administrators at Caritas Carney Hospital were preparing for the worst, outpatient services were down, insurance payments did not cover costs, and it looked as though state funding was going to be curtailed. The equivalent of 50 full-time positions were cut in March 2008. Since then, however, much of the news has been positive, and now there's a new ray of light. Read more