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Nonprofit hospitals — which make up around half of hospitals in the United States — were founded to help the poor.
But a Times investigation has revealed that many have deviated from those charitable roots, behaving like for-profit companies, sometimes to the detriment of the health of patients.
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With the help of a consulting firm, the Providence hospital system trained staff members to wring money out of patients, even those eligible for free care.
Dozens of doctors have said that this New York nonprofit hospital pressured them to give preferential treatment to donors, trustees and their families.
Bon Secours Mercy Health, a major nonprofit health system, used a poor neighborhood to tap into a lucrative federal drug program.
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Jessica Silver-Greenberg contributed reporting.
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