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Steward Health Care Names Marisela Marrero, MD, President of St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center

September 9, 2022

Steward Health Care welcomes Marisela Marrero, MD, as the new President of St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Steward’s flagship hospital in Massachusetts. Dr. Marrero returns to New England after serving as Steward’s first Regional President for the South Florida region and led the hospitals’ efforts to respond to COVID-19 cases, as well as to expand high-quality, physician-led health care to the di...

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A Novel Partnership at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center Aims to Heal the Addicted Brain with Pet Dog Adoptions

September 8, 2022

Working with Golden Opportunities for Independence and Power Forward, Inc., Program Offers Hope and Healing Is it possible that man’s best friend could make a significant impact on combatting the opioid crisis by helping prevent drug relapses and overdose deaths? That is an opportunity St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center primary care and addiction medicine physician Michael Hamrock, MD, is exploring wi...

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St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center Certified by American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

September 8, 2022

St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, a Steward Health Care hospital, announced today that its cardiovascular rehabilitation program has earned certification by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). This certification is recognition of St. Elizabeth’s commitment to improving the quality of life of patients by enhancing standards of care. “With cardiovascular d...

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Employing Data, Steward Health Care Partners with Blue Cross to Eliminate Inequities in Care

August 19, 2022

BOSTON, MA – News Service of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts published a new article today highlighting how Steward Health Care Network is partnering with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts to improve care for all patients and tackle health inequities through the use of data. Read the full article HERE. Key excerpts below: Dr. Joseph Weinstein, a cardiologist who is Steward Health Car...

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ST. ELIZABETH’S AWARDED ANTIMICROBIAL STEWARDSHIP CENTER OF EXCELLENCE DESIGNATION

August 10, 2022

St. Elizabeth’s one of only five hospitals recently recognized Boston, Massachusetts—The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) has awarded St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center the Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence (CoE) designation, a recognition given to hospitals that have created stewardship programs led by infectious diseases-trained physicians and pharmacists that advance scien...

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World Lung Cancer Day: Learn the Early Signs of Lung Cancer

August 1, 2022

(BRIGHTON) Did you know that lung cancer claims more lives every year than breast, colon and prostate cancers combined? Today is World Lung Cancer Day, and in observation of this event, Steward Health Care is encouraging our patients to learn more about the early signs of lung cancer and share concerns with their physicians. “World Lung Cancer Day is a good opportunity for patients to become more ...

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St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center Receives National Recognition for Commitment To Providing High-Quality Stroke Care

July 22, 2022

Boston, Massachusetts –  St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center today announced several new awards and achievements in recognition of their high-quality stroke care. The hospital received the American Heart Association’s GoldPlus Get With The Guidelines® –a quality achievement award for the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the highest quality care according to nationally recognize...

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St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center Welcomes Chief of Advanced Heart Failure, Richard D. Patten, MD

May 17, 2022

Brighton, MA – St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center and Steward Medical Group (SMG) welcome Advanced Heart Failure specialist Richard D. Patten, MD, FACC, to the medical staff as Chief of the Heart Failure division.  Board certified in cardiovascular diseases, advanced heart failure and cardiac transplant, Dr. Patten brings a breadth of experience in the advanced heart failure space, particularly in car...

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St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center Ranks #1 In Massachusetts For Cardiac Surgery, Building On Its Reputation For Excellence In Surgical and Cardiovascular Care

May 16, 2022

Healthgrades also ranked St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center as one of the 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery in the country for the fifth consecutive year

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Running Boston with a Big Heart

April 13, 2022

Dr. Lawrence Garcia set to compete on charity bib in support of cardiomyopathy awareness

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Gastroenterologist Syed Kashif Mahmood, MD, MPH, Joins the SMG Digestive Disease Center at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center

April 5, 2022

Brighton, MA – St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center and Steward Medical Group (SMG) welcome Interventional Gastroenterologist Syed Kashif Mahmood, MD, MPH, to the medical staff. Board-certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, Dr. Mahmood brings a breadth of experience in the gastroenterology space, particularly in the use of minimally invasive endoscopic interventions to manage gastrointestin...

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High-Risk Pregnancy Specialist Julie Stone, M.D. Joins St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center’s Women’s Health Service

March 1, 2022

Brighton, MA – St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center and Steward Medical Group welcome Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist Julie Stone, M.D., to the medical staff. Dr. Stone is board eligible in Maternal Fetal Medicine by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  Specializing in high-risk pregnancies, Dr. Stone’s focus is treating conditions such as cervical insufficiency, preterm birth, and high-...

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St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center Rolls Out New Cardiac Mapping System to Better Treat Abnormal Heart Rhythms

February 25, 2022

St. Elizabeth’s is the first commercial location in New England to use the new technology

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Walking: The “Perfect” Exercise

February 23, 2022

Walking is Medicine! And walking is the most studied form of exercise. Research has demonstrated numerous proven health benefits from regular walking, which “pound for pound” may be the most effective and efficient form of achieving and maintaining generalized well-being and fitness. According to the Arthritis Foundation, at least a dozen specific health benefits are derived from walking which inc...

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St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center Welcomes Podiatrist Elena Manning, DPM, AACFAS

February 16, 2022

Brighton, MA – St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center and Steward Medical Group welcome foot and ankle surgeon Elena Manning, DPM, AACFAS, to the medical staff. Dr. Manning is a member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and specializes in all foot and ankle conditions ranging from sports injuries and generalized foot and ankle pain to complex reconstruction and limb salvage. Dr. Manning ea...

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Steward Health Care and Lawrence General Hospital to Expand Community-Based, Affordable Care for Patients Across Greater Merrimack Valley Communities With New Affiliation Agreement

February 1, 2022

LAWRENCE, MA – Steward Health Care and Lawrence General Hospital today announced a new clinical affiliation agreement between Lawrence General Hospital and Steward’s St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Brighton and Holy Family Hospital in Haverhill and Methuen to benefit patients by enhancing coordinated primary and specialty medical services. For residents of the Greater Merrimack Valley area, the ...

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St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center Physicians Recognized as Boston Magazine’s Top Doctors

January 26, 2022

Steward St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center is proud to announce that 47 physicians and affiliate physicians have been named 2022 Top Doctors in Boston Magazine’s annual Boston Top Doctors awards. These physicians embody Steward Health Care’s mission to provide top quality care to patients and are representative of multiple service lines across the organization. Those awarded with this honor include: C...

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St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center Welcomes Neurosurgeon Ekkehard M. Kasper, M.D., PhD., FAANS, FACS, FRCS(C)

January 21, 2022

Dr. Kasper joins St. Elizabeth’s as the Chair of Neurosurgery and the Steward Medical Group Regional Chief of Neurosurgery

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St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center earns national recognition for efforts to improve stroke treatment

January 18, 2022

The American Heart Association presents Get With The Guidelines-Stroke GoldPlus award for commitment to prioritizing quality care for stroke patients

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St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center Welcomes Urologist Lori Jones, M.D.

November 24, 2021

Brighton, MA – St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center and Steward Medical Group welcome Urologist Lori Jones, M.D., to the medical staff. Dr. Jones is board certified by the American Board of Urology and specializes in all areas of urology, female pelvic medicine, and reconstructive surgery.  Dr. Jones earned her doctorate degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC. After gradu...