Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the media

Thursday, Sep. 18, 2014

Notable & Quotable

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Public comments in Partners HealthCare acquisition


Healy for Notable

"It's a pretty vague and overly broad reason to shield this information, particularly in a matter that's been so closely watched by the public. When people submit public comment, there's generally an anticipation that information is going to be shared with the public."

MBA Chief Legal Counsel and Chief Operating Officer Martin W. Healy, Boston Globe, September 12

Healy was quoted in a Globe piece concerning a public comment period after an acquisition agreement was reached between Partners HealthCare and Attorney General Martha Coakley. Some names and comments had been originally redacted during the comment period, but the attorney general's office has since decided to release the original comments. Partners seeks to acquire South Shore Hospital and Hallmark Health System's hospitals in Medford and Melrose.

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