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Senior Leadership Team

James (Jim) Terwilliger, MPH

President, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center

As President of St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Jim is responsible for the delivery of exceptional, compassionate care to thousands of patients annually, as well as leading the senior leadership team of the hospital. Throughout his career, Jim has been a successful executive at several major academic medical centers, and his depth of leadership expertise includes hospital operations, physician organizations, patient and employee experience, and strategic partnership development. Recently, as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Jim had executive responsibilities across their entire clinical operations, directed business development and oversaw the strategic affiliations with key partners.

Prior to joining Dana Farber, he served as Vice President of Clinical Services at Montefiore Health System in New York where he led their ambulatory network consisting of over 2,000 physicians spanning 40 specialties. Jim’s previous experience includes senior executive positions at the Indiana University Health system, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and UCLA Health. A Boston University graduate, Jim received his MPH at UCLA and lives in Natick.

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Dorothy Smith, MSN, MBA/HCA, RN, CEN, CPEN

Chief Nursing Officer, VP of Patient Services

Dorothy Smith is responsible for all nursing functions across the hospital. Dorothy’s strong leadership skills and vast understanding of St. Elizabeth’s operations enabled her to successfully drive key initiatives such as the growth of the inter-hospital acute care network for Steward’s MA hospitals; throughput flow; and increased patient satisfaction. Before her appointment as interim CNO, Dorothy served as the hospital’s Senior Director for Patient Care Services, as well as Nurse Educator in the St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center Emergency Department.

Prior to her time at St. Elizabeth’s, Dorothy held positions as the Clinical Nursing Director of Patient Flow at Tufts Medical Center where she was responsible for the transfer center, ICU, medical surgical float pools and ancillary staffing at 364 bed academic medical center and Nurse Manager of the Emergency Department at South Shore Hospital. She received her Bachelor and Master of Science degree in Nursing and Master of Business in Healthcare Administration from the University of Phoenix.

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Steven Baroletti, PharmD, MBA

Chief Operating Officer

Steven serves as Chief Operating Officer (COO) at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, with a clinical and leadership background in both community and academic settings. As COO, Steve is responsible for all hospital operations. Steve has worked in both community and academic settings, most recently serving as Chief Operating Officer at MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham. At MetroWest Medical center, he oversaw a 300-bed, multi campus community for four years. Prior to his appointment as MetroWest Medical Center’s COO, he served as the Market Senior Director of Pharmacy, overseeing pharmacy for both MetroWest Medical Center and Saint Vincent Hospital. Prior to his experience at MetroWest, he was the director of the pharmacy residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a senior clinical pharmacy director for the overall service.

Steven earned his doctorate of pharmacy from Northeastern University and his MBA from UMass Boston. He completed his post-doctorate pharmacy residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, and is a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist (BCPS).

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Jason Radzevich, MBA

Chief Financial Officer

Jason serves as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, overseeing all aspects of financial planning, budget and decision support. Jason has served in numerous hospital finance leadership roles, most recently spending 15 years in the Beth Israel Lahey Health system, where he spent seven years in the roles of Chief Financial Officer / VP of Finance and Treasurer at the BILH Plymouth. Prior to Plymouth, Jason was the CFO at BILH Milton, where he held leadership responsibilities that were instrumental in the integration of the hospital with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Previously, Jason worked as a Certified Public Accountant for KPMG and other private sector accounting firms performing tax and audit services.

He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Merrimack College in North Andover, MA and his Masters of Business Administration from Curry College in Milton, MA. He currently lives on the South Shore and is an avid hockey fan, player and coach.

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Richard B. Freeman Jr., M.D., MHL

Chief Medical Officer

Throughout his career, Dr. Freeman has demonstrated deep expertise in both the clinical and management settings. Dr. Freeman is a veteran transplant surgeon and a leading innovator in health care delivery, with demonstrated success in strategic design, leadership development, talent acquisition, clinical practice management and clinical and academic programmatic development in complex healthcare systems.

Dr. Freeman previously held multiple positions at Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin, where he most recently served as Senior Executive for Special Initiatives. He began his tenure at Dell Medical School as the inaugural Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs, and also served as interim Chair of Pediatrics for just over two years. Prior to his roles at Dell Medical School, Dr. Freeman served as Chair of the Department of Surgery at Dartmouth Medical School.

Dr. Freeman received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College and completed his internship and residency in surgery, as well as his fellowship in transplantation, through the Harvard Surgical Service at BIDMC (formerly known as New England Deaconess Hospital). Dr. Freeman received his master’s degree in Healthcare Leadership (MHL) from Brown University in 2020. Among his numerous academic achievements, he has participated as Principal Investigator in 30 clinical trials, and has been author on more than 300 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and abstracts.

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