News

Abstract Art With Steward Logo

St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center Earns “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group

November 7, 2023

BRIGHTON – St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center has been awarded an “A” rating Hospital Safety Grade by The Leapfrog Group, a national non-profit upholding the standard of excellence in patient safety. The top grade recognizes the medical center’s ongoing dedication to upholding the highest national standards in patient safety. “This recognition by Leapfrog reaffirms the commitment our staff, physicians...

Abstract Art With Steward Logo

Steward Health Care joins a Partnership with the Defense Department

October 17, 2023

For Military Spouse Employment Partner Consideration Steward Health Care joins a partnership with the Defense Department On Oct. 18, 2023, Steward Health Care will join the Defense Department Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program and Military Spouse Employment Partnership for an induction ceremony and annual event in Alexandria, Virginia. Steward Health Care joins more than 70 new part...

Abstract Art With Steward Logo

St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center is Nationally Recognized for its Commitment to Providing High-Quality Stroke Care

August 30, 2023

St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center has received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke quality achievement award for its commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines, ultimately leading to more lives saved and reduced disability. Stroke is the No. 5 cause of death and a leading ca...

Abstract Art With Steward Logo

St. Elizabeth’s Highlights Stroke Awareness in Collaborative Boston Event

July 18, 2023

Hospital partners with Boston agencies for outreach on stroke risk and prevention measures BRIGHTON - In an effort to increase stroke awareness and the signs and symptoms of stroke as well as the need to obtain emergency care as fast as possible for someone experiencing a stroke, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center was among a number of Boston institutions that banded together for an event in Dorcheste...

Abstract Art With Steward Logo

St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center Names Virginia R. Litle, MD, Chief of Thoracic Surgery

July 10, 2023

Dr. Litle brings expertise in benign and malignant esophageal diseases, ablative therapies of esophageal and airway pathology BRIGHTON – St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center has named Virginia R. Litle, MD, as Chief of Thoracic Surgery. Dr. Litle brings expertise in providing minimally invasive approaches to benign and malignant diseases of the esophagus including gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD),...

Abstract Art With Steward Logo

St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center Earns Blue Distinction® Center Designation for Quality in Knee and Hip Replacement Surgeries

May 22, 2023

Brighton, MA – Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts has selected St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center as a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement, part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated health care facilities that show a commitment to delivering high-quality patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective mea...

Abstract Art With Steward Logo

St. Elizabeth’s Team Completes Mission to Ukraine to Deliver Cardiology Equipment

May 16, 2023

A team from St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center’s Cardiology Division overcame complex travel logistics and some tense moments on a mission to provide life-saving equipment to a hospital in Ukraine in April. Jon Gardner, executive director of cardiovascular services, braved potentially dangerous conditions to deliver an electrophysiology recording and ablation system to Lviv Regional Clinical Hospital ...

Abstract Art With Steward Logo

St. Elizabeth's Medical Center Earns Highest “A” Rating on the Spring 2023 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

May 8, 2023

St. Elizabeth's is one of three Steward hospitals in Massachusetts recognized for patient safety excellence by top hospital safety watchdog. St. Elizabeth's Medical Center earned an "A" rating for achieving the highest national standards in patient safety from the Leapfrog Group’s the Spring 2023 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. The designation recognizes St. Elizabeth's steadfast commitment to pa...

Abstract Art With Steward Logo

Steward Health Care Completes Sale of Its Utah Health Care Sites to Commonspirit Health

May 1, 2023

Dallas, TX – Steward Health Care, the country’s largest physician-led, minority-owned, integrated health care system, today announced that it had completed the sale of its Utah health care sites to CommonSpirit Health, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Catholic Health Initiatives Colorado. The hospitals and clinics will be managed under Centura Health, the region’s leading health system. This s...

Abstract Art With Steward Logo

Boston Marathon Tragedy Inspires Steward Physical Therapist to Serve Runners

April 19, 2023

Since 2016, Eli Harris, PT, DPT, SCS, has volunteered at the finish line medical tent Ten years ago, Physical Therapist Eli Harris, PT, DPT, SCS, passed on an opportunity to volunteer at the medical tent at the Boston Marathon Finish Line. It was a decision that weighed heavily on him, given the tragic events of the 2013 Boston Marathon. In 2016, a new opportunity presented itself, and every Bosto...

Abstract Art With Steward Logo

St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center Earns Blue Distinction Center+ Designation for Cardiac Care

March 8, 2023

Brighton, MA – Steward St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center has received a Blue Distinction® Center+ for Cardiac Care designation by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated providers that have proven to deliver quality care with safe practices that lead to better health outcomes for patients. In t...

Abstract Art With Steward Logo

Paul Smith Begins Appointment as President of St. Elizabeth's Medical Center

March 6, 2023

Smith takes over for Marisela Marrero, who now serves as SVP for Health Care Equity across Steward Health Care’s system   BOSTON, MA – Paul Smith officially began his appointment today as President of Steward St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center (SEMC) in Boston. He is replacing Dr. Marisela Marrero, who now serves as Senior Vice President for Health Care Equity and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion acro...

Abstract Art With Steward Logo

St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center Welcomes Expert Orthopedic Trauma Surgeons

March 2, 2023

Dr. Malcolm Smith, an internationally renowned orthopedic surgeon, and Dr. Amna Diwan to lead orthopedic trauma care. (BRIGHTON, MA) - St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center and Steward Medical Group are pleased to welcome internationally recognized orthopedist Malcolm Smith, MB.ChB, MD, FRCS(Glas), FRCS and Amna Diwan, MD, to the Department of Orthopedics at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center to provide Trau...

Abstract Art With Steward Logo

Centura Health To Acquire Utah Care Sites From Steward Health Care

February 15, 2023

Five Hospitals, Physician Group of Utah and Joint Ventures Will Become Part of Multi-State, Not-For-Profit Health System (CENTENNIAL, COLO. and SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH) – Centura Health and Steward Health Care announced today that they have signed an asset purchase agreement (APA) for Centura to acquire Steward’s ownership interest in its Utah health care sites, which include five hospitals, more th...

Abstract Art With Steward Logo

Steward Cardiac Rehabilitation and Prevention Program Helps Patients Reduce Heart Health Risk

February 6, 2023

Dr. Uyen Lam, medical director, provides heart health tips (BRIGHTON, MA) – For more than 70 years, heart disease has been the leading cause of death in the United States. In observance of Heart Health Month, Dr. Uyen Lam, medical director of the Bernard D. Kosowsky, MD Cardiovascular Rehabilitation and Prevention Center, affiliated with St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, is offering tips on how to...

Abstract Art With Steward Logo

Dr. Marisela Marrero Becomes Steward Health Care’s First Leader of DEI and Health Care Equity

February 2, 2023

Steward Appoints Paul Smith as President of St. Elizabeth's Medical Center DALLAS, TX – Steward Health Care today announced the appointment of Marisela Marrero, M.D., as Senior Vice President (SVP) for Health Care Equity and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) for its national health system. In this position, Dr. Marrero will report directly to Steward Chairman and CEO Dr. Ralph de la Torre and...

Abstract Art With Steward Logo

Neurosurgery Team Takes Part in New England Brain Tumor Walk

October 18, 2022

Outreach highlights medical conditions and team’s new home at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center BRIGHTON –Members of the St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center’s Department of Neurosurgery were among the scores of walkers who took part in the New England Brain Tumor Walk on Oct. 16 at DCR Mother’s Rest at Carson Beach in Boston. It was the first year the team participated in the walk, which made its return ...

Abstract Art With Steward Logo

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...

Abstract Art With Steward Logo

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...