Kevin Hannifan Named President of St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

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Steward Health Care System LLC (Steward) announced that Kevin Hannifan has been named President of St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Brighton, Mass.

“Kevin is a proven, health care leader who has had a successfully led a number of high-quality hospitals in New York and Connecticut,” said Josh Putter, President, Steward Hospitals. “Kevin will bring his 33 years of knowledge and skills in the health care industry to St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center to bring exceptional care to the Greater-Brighton community.”

Prior to joining Steward, Hannifan was the Senior Vice President for Operations for the Tisch and Rusk Hospitals in New York, NY, and the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, CT. He also has served as Chief Executive Officer at Methodist Hospital and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. Hannifan holds a B.A. in Economics from Catholic University and a Masters in Health Administration from Duke University.

“I am pleased to join the talented staff at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center.  I am fortunate to be given the opportunity to join a hospital with such an excellent reputation for delivering quality, compassionate care.” said Hannifan. “Steward’s integrated care model is transforming health care.  I am thrilled to have the opportunity to help bring the benefits of this model to the Brighton community.”

About Steward Health Care

Steward Health Care is the largest fully integrated community care organization and community hospital network in New England.  Headquartered in Boston, Steward is the third largest employer in MA with more than 17,000 employees serving more than one million patients annually in more than 150 communities.  Hospitals in the system include Saint Anne’s in Fall River, Holy Family Hospital in Methuen, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Brighton, Norwood Hospital, Carney Hospital in Dorchester, Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton, Nashoba Valley Medical Center in Ayer, Merrimack Valley Hospital in Haverhill, Morton Hospital in Taunton, Quincy Medical Center and New England Sinai Hospital in Stoughton.  Other Steward Health Care entities include Steward Medical Group, Steward Home Care, Laboure College, and Por Cristo.   Further information is available at



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