BROCKTON, MASS. (WHDH) - Steward Health Care has temporarily closed one of the cancer treatment units at Brockton’s Good Samaritan Medical Center. 

According to a Steward spokesperson, SMG Regional Hematology-Oncology at Brockton, an independent practice that operated inside Good Samaritan, has suspended infusion services following the unit’s physician’s departure. 

The radiation oncology and surgical oncology units remain open. The closure also only affects outpatient services. Inpatient infusion services remain intact. 

The Department of Public Health is now referring patients to other hospitals.

Steward is in the midst of a financial crisis, raising concerns about whether it can keep its hospitals open in Massachusetts.

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