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Outpatient Center Controversy

June 21, 2009: Neighborhood rivals: Boston hospitals' suburban expansion sets up a showdown between dueling outpatient centers

The Boston Globe reports that Beth Israel Deaconess set up its own taxpayer group in an effort to stop a $13 million cancer center at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, a facility less than 5 miles away from one of its cancer facilities. The Boston Globe described this action as “hardball tactics,” and noted that “Beth Israel later dropped its opposition in a settlement whose terms were not disclosed.”