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What Should I Know About St. Elizabeth's Medical Center?

St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, a Boston University Teaching Hospital, provides patients and families access to some of Boston’s most respected physicians and advanced treatments offering specialized care, including:

  • Advanced Center for Cardiac Surgery
  • da Vinci® Robotic surgery program; Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery
  • Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
  • Award-winning bariatric surgery program
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
  • State-of-the-art emergency care with short wait times

Our medical staff, made up of some of the highest rated physicians in Boston, treats patients in our community practices in neighborhoods, including Allston, Boston, Brighton, Brookline, Newton, Watertown and Weston.

Patients receive tertiary care at our 308-bed main campus in the heart of Boston’s Brighton neighborhood. St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center was founded in 1868 by five laywomen members of the third order of St. Francis to care for women from Boston’s South End. Today, St. Elizabeth’s is consistently recognized for providing the highest quality care to our community. St. Elizabeth’s has consistently been honored with several prestigious recognition, including:

  • Named #1 hospital in Massachusetts for Cardiac Surgery by Healthgrades (2022)
  • One of Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery™ for 5 Years in a Row (2018-2022)
  • Designated an Advanced Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission in collaboration with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. 
  • Only hospital in Suffolk County to receive a five-star rating for Hip Fracture Treatment in 2021 and 2022
  • One of only two hospitals in Massachusetts to receive the Elite Plus rating in the 2022 American Health Association and American Stroke Association Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus with Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll. 
  • Earned the 2021 American Health Association and American Stroke Association Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement with Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll recognition.
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence from the Infectious Diseases Society of America.
  • Recognized by the American College of Radiology as a designated ACR Lung Cancer Screening Center
  • Earned Center of Excellence accreditation through the American College of Surgeons Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®) for the Steward Center for Weight Control at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center
  • Earned Blue Distinction® Center+ designation for the Steward Center for Weight Control at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center through the Blue Distinction® Centers for Specialty Care Program
  • 5-Star Rating from the Medicare Dialysis Facility Compare Star Program
  • Earned Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (ICA) accreditations in the following areas CT, Echocardiography, Nuclear Medicine, Nuclear Cardiology, PET, Vascular Testing and Vein Center
  • Earned two Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) Paul Coverdell National Stroke Program awards for stroke care:
    • Defect-Free Care Award
    • Dysphagia Screening Greater Than or Equal to 90% Award
  • Immunization Action Coalition’s (IAC's) Hepatitis B Birth Dose Honor Roll
  • Physicians consistently ranked in U.S. News & World Report Best Doctors, Boston Magazine’s Top Doctors
About St. Elizabeth's Medical Center

St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, A Boston University Teaching Hospital, offers patients access to some of Boston's most respected physicians and advanced treatments for a full-range of medical specialties, including family medicine, cardiovascular care, women and infants' health, cancer care, neurology care, and orthopedics.

About Steward Health Care

Steward Health Care’s physician-owned and -led business model was built to unlock access to the highest-quality care at a sustainable cost, committed to providing personalized, ongoing medical services that positively impact patients’ physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing.

Founded in 2010 by Ralph de la Torre, M.D., Steward Health Care is the largest physician-owned health care network with more than 5,500 providers and 43,000 health care professionals empowering the health and wellness journey of 12.3 million patients a year through its extensive global network of hospitals, urgent care centers, skilled nursing facilities and substantial behavioral health services.

Based in Dallas, Steward currently operates 33 hospitals across Arizona (4), Arkansas (1), Florida (8), Louisiana (1), Massachusetts (10), Ohio (2), Pennsylvania (1) and Texas (6).

For more information, visit www.steward.org.