May 12 2016
When Steward Health Care, parent company of St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, set out to pioneer a new, online patient-user experience, they decided to draw inspiration not from other medical industry players, but instead from the digital presence of major retail brands. As part of the effort, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center now has a completely revamped online look – one tailored to make it easier for patients to access services, find information, and schedule appointments.
St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center is now offering a new procedure designed to manage patients with heart failure: the CardioMEMS HF System. The implantable, miniaturized wireless monitoring sensor is the first and only FDA-approved heart failure monitoring device that has been proven to significantly reduce hospital admissions when used by physicians to manage heart failure.
For the 6th straight year, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center earned an “A” rating for patient safety from the Leapfrog Group, an independent hospital watchdog agency. St. Elizabeth’s was one of only 36 hospitals in Massachusetts to earn an “A” grade strongly reflecting the hospital’s commitment to patient safety.
St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center is proud to announce that more than 50 members of its medical staff, representing a broad spectrum of expertise in specialties including cardiac surgery, cardiovascular disease and orthopedics, have been named to the Best Doctors in America® List for 2015-2016.
St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center was recently named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics.TM The study, now in its 17th year, singled out 50 hospitals that achieved superior clinical outcomes in this critical area of hospital care. As is the case with the Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals® study, the rigorous processes used to calculate and measure hospital service lines leverage industry-leading, risk-adjusted methodologies developed and maintained by Truven Health scientists over many years.
For the first time, The Leapfrog Group has named St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center to its annual list of Top Hospitals. This coveted and respected recognition showcases St. Elizabeth’s commitment to Leapfrog’s vision of providing the safest, highest quality health care for consumers and purchasers alike.
St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center today announced that the medical institution has been selected as a member of the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation’s (PFF) Care Center Network. As part of the PFF Care Center Network, St. Elizabeth’s will have access to a wealth of resources for both patients and caregivers and will collaborate with 39 other sites making up the Network across the country to advance the care of people living with pulmonary fibrosis (PF).
St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, a teaching affiliate of Tufts University School of Medicine, has earned several prestigious cardiac care recognitions from CareChex® – a division of Comparion® including Top 100 Hospitals in the Nation for Medical Excellence for Coronary Bypass Surgery, Cardiac Care and Major Cardiac Surgery for 2016.
St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center today announced that it has been recognized by Healthgrades as one of America’s 100 Best™ hospitals for Cardiac care, the fourth straight year the institution has received this distinction.
St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, part of Steward Health Care and a teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine, this week became the first hospital in New England to use the Lutonix 035 Drug Coated Balloon PTA Catheter, a new device to treat patients with peripheral artery disease.
Today, Steward Health Care System LLC (Steward) announced the appointment of Roger D. Mitty, MD, as interim president of St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Brighton. Mitty has been a part of St. Elizabeth’s medical staff for more than twenty years. Most recently, he served as the Chief of Gastroenterology at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Vice President of the Medical Business unit of Steward Medical Group and Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine.
Dr. Joseph Carrozza, Chief of Cardiology at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center and Vice President of the Steward Health Care Cardiovascular Network, has been named a Regional Top Doctor with Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. He is a pioneer of robotic-assisted heart stent surgery with St. Elizabeth’s being the first hospital in New England to offer breakthrough CorPath® Angioplasty, a robotic-assisted angioplasty system.
St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, a teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine and member of Steward Health Care, has been recognized as one of the top five hospitals for 2015-16 in the Boston Metro Area and ranked “high performing” in the areas of heart bypass surgery, heart failure and knee replacement by U.S. News & World Report.
St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, a teaching affiliate of Tufts University School of Medicine, has received the Get With The Guidelines®–Heart Failure Bronze Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Foundation’s secondary prevention guidelines for the treatment of patients with heart failure.
St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center is pleased to announce that the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services awarded more than $117,000 in grant funding to support successful patient programs at St. Elizabeth’s. The Infrastructure and Capacity Building (ICB) grants are designed to enhance the ability of hospitals and community health centers to provide health care services to low-income patients.
St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, a teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine, and member of Steward Health Care, invested more than $13.2 million back into the region in 2014 through its Community Benefits Program including approximately $5.8 million in charity care.
St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, a teaching school of Tufts University School of Medicine and a member of Steward Health Care, has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success ensuring that stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines.
St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, a teaching affiliate of Tufts University School of Medicine, has been rated “high performing”, the highest designation which can be earned, in procedures, including heart bypass surgery and knee replacement, along with treating heart failure in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals for Common Care ratings. The ratings evaluate more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide on common inpatient procedures and conditions.
St. Elizabeth's Medical Center today announced that it has received the 2015 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ according to Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. The distinction places St. Elizabeth's Medical Center in the top five percent of the more than 4,500 hospitals evaluated nationwide based solely on its outstanding clinical performance.
St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, a teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine, has earned a three-year accreditation in Echocardiography, a procedure that can assist in the early detection of life-threatening heart disorders and other cardiovascular diseases. The accreditation was awarded following a stringent review by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission.