Report: Haverhill, Methuen Hospitals Face Fines

Essent renamed the Hale Hospital as Merrimack Valley Hospital.

The owner of the former Merrimack Valley Hospital, Haverhill, and Holy Family Hospital, Methuen, faces state fines.

According to CommonWealth magazine, “Steward Health Care is refusing to turn over to state officials its audited financial statement.”

Bruce Mohl, who wrote the article, reports “Nancy Maroney, associate general counsel of the state’s Center for Health Information Analysis, has insisted that state regulations require Steward to turn over the consolidated financial statements. She said in a June 9 letter that Steward could be subject to reductions in its Medicaid payments and other financial penalties if it refuses to comply.”