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By PBN Staff
Last week the R.I. Department of Health gave its final approval for the creation of for-profit Prospect CharterCare LLC, a for-profit joint venture between CharterCare Health Partners and the California-based for-profit health care provider Prospect Medical Holdings.
There are now three for-profit hospitals in Rhode Island - the two that are part of the new venture, Roger Williams Medical Center and St. Joseph Health Services of Rhode Island/Our Lady of Fatima Hospital in Providence - as well as Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket, which was purchased the end of last year by Prime Healthcare Services.
Is there a perceived difference between the health care services offered by for-profit hospitals or nonprofits, which make up the remaining nine hospitals in the state? And if there is, is that difference large enough for you to avoid going to a for-profit institution and instead seek care at a nonprofit?