Lowell Sun Online, Posted: 07/18/2014 02:40:41 PM EDT
By: Amelia Pak-Harvey
DEVENS — Democratic gubernatorial candidate and Attorney General Martha Coakley is firing back at opponent Steve Grossman’s criticisms about the Partner’s Health Care merger her office has been negotiating.
The apparent Democratic front-runner visited Devens to speak with local business leaders on Friday, just one day after news broke that a judge has granted her request for a delay in the court hearing on the settlement.
The agreement would allow Partners Healthcare to acquire South Shore Hospital and two Hallmark Health hospitals while restricting its costs and growth throughout the next decade. The deal still requires court approval.
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