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July 13, 2021

St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine Celebrate New Affiliation

BRIGHTON, MA — Today leaders from St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, a Steward Family Hospital, and Boston University School of Medicine officially commemorated a new academic and clinical affiliation between the two nationally ranked institutions. This collaboration brings enhanced medical education and clinical research capabilities to the hospital. 
 

Ribbon cutting ceremony

Pictured left to right: Anna Hohler, MD, FAAN, Chair of Neurology; Harrison Bane, President, Steward North Region; James Terwilliger, President, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center; Karen Antman, MD, Dean of BU School of Medicine; Sanjay Shetty, MD, MBA, President, Steward North America; Frank Pomposelli, MD, Chair of the Department of Surgery
 

“Our number one goal is providing the best care for patients in the communities where they live and work, and this partnership with Boston University will leverage their expertise to improve the services we offer in Eastern Massachusetts,” said James Terwilliger, President of St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center. “We have invested over $100 million in St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center’s facilities and infrastructure so we can continue providing our patients with world-class care, and this new partnership builds on that strong foundation.”
 
The academic and clinical affiliation between St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center and Boston University will provide physicians with additional resources, including enhanced teaching and academic research opportunities. 

“Educating the next generation of health care providers requires broad hands-on patient care experiences with increasing levels of responsibility under close supervision by experienced clinicians,” said Karen Antman, MD, Dean of BU School of Medicine and Provost of BU’s Medical Campus. “Ideally, each student is part of the team that cares for a number of patients. St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center’s physicians are committed to helping our medical and physician assistant students and our mental health and genetics counseling students become the best health care providers they can be.”

The new academic affiliation between St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center and Boston University will complement the high level of specialized care St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center already provides for the community. Recent advancements include becoming the first facility in New England to offer the Pritikin ICR Cardiac Rehabilitation Program and the first in the region to implant a new device known as “the world’s smallest pacemaker.” In addition, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center has continued to invest in community care, including a new, state-of-the-art 10 bed intensive care unit (ICU); a new hybrid operating room that has enhanced vascular surgery capabilities; and a $100 million investment in new facilities and infrastructure improvements.
 
St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center is part of Steward Health Care, the largest physician-owned and -led health care network in the United States, with 34 hospitals, 5,500 providers, and 43,000 health care providers treating 12.3 million patients annually.

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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. The 308-bed tertiary care facility is part of Steward Health Care. 
 
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 39 hospitals worldwide, including 34 across Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and Utah, as well as five internationally in Malta and Colombia.
 
For more information, visit www.steward.org.

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