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St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center Receives Grant to Address Continuity of Care for Patients Battling Addiction

December 3, 2018

BRIGHTON, MASS. – St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, in collaboration with Addiction Treatment Centers of New England (ATCNE), have received a $500,000 grant from the Bureau of Substance Abuse Services over two years to support the Transitional Addiction Treatment (TAT) Program which will ensure continuity of care for individuals receiving inpatient addiction treatment when they transition to outpati...

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U.S. News & World Report Names St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center Among the Best in the Nation in Treating Heart Failure and Performing Heart Bypass

September 24, 2018

BRIGHTON, MA - St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as among the best in the nation in treating Heart Failure and performing Heart Bypass in its annual U.S. News’ 2018-2019 High Performing Hospital listing. The High Performing ranking for Heart Failure and Heart Bypass represents the highest rating possible which is also significantly better than the n...

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St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center Implants “World’s Smallest Pacemaker” Into Patient’s Heart

August 27, 2018

Comparable in size to a large vitamin, the Micra® TPS is a miniaturized heart device designed to provide the most advanced pacing technology for patients whose hearts beat too slowly BRIGHTON, MA – St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center recently implanted the world’s smallest pacemaker, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved medical device about the size of a large vitamin and as lightweight as a p...

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St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center Earns Paul Coverdell National Stroke Program Awards for Exceptional Stroke Care

July 31, 2018

Ongoing Commitment to Quality Improvement Ensures Stroke Patients Receive Better Care BRIGHTON, MA – St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center recently earned two awards from the Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Program at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH). St. Elizabeth’s received the Defect-free Care Award and the Dysphagia Screening greater than or equal to 90% Award from the organiz...

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​​​​​​​St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center Implants 50th Successful Watchman Left Atrial Appendage Closure Device to Treat Atrial Fibrillation

July 25, 2018

Permanent heart implant is the only FDA-approved device for the reduction of stroke risk in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation   BRIGHTON, MA – Physicians at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center recently performed the institution’s 50th implant of the WATCHMAN™ Left Atrial Appendage Closure (LAAC) Device on a patient with atrial fibrillation (AF). The hospital is one of only a few in the gre...

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St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center Introduces Robotic Arm Technology to Improve Accuracy in Joint Replacements

June 27, 2018

Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology can lead to better outcomes in hip and knee replacement surgeries   BRIGHTON, MA – St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center has introduced Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology to its Bone and Joint Center. This new technology uses GPS and 3-D modeling to improve the accuracy and longevity of joint replacements. Now operating in two units at the Center, Mako technology en...

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St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center Welcomes Orthopedic Surgeons Matthew Werger, MD, and Jonathan Cluett, MD

June 27, 2018

Experienced joint replacement surgeons introduce Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology program   BRIGHTON, MA – Board certified orthopedic surgeons Matthew Werger, MD and Jonathan Cluett, MD, have been named primary surgeons for St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center’s Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology program. A new service offered by the Bone and Joint Center, Mako technology brings increased accuracy...

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St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center Dialysis Program Earns 5-Star Rating from the Medicare Dialysis Facility Compare Star Program

June 25, 2018

BRIGHTON, MA - St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center’s Dialysis Program has earned 5-stars rating as part of the Dialysis Facility Compare (DFC) Star Program. The DFC Star Program is a rating system developed by Medicare that assigns 1 to 5 stars to dialysis facilities by comparing the health of the patients in their clinics to the patients in other dialysis facilities across the country.  St. Elizabeth’...

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St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center Earns 2018 Get With the Guidelines® – Gold Plus Performance Achievement and Target HF: Honor Roll Recognitions for Heart Failure

June 20, 2018

3rd Year in a Row St. Elizabeth’s Earns this Recognition   BRIGHTON, MA - St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center has earned the American Heart Association’s 2018 Get With The Guidelines® Gold Plus Performance Achievement and Target HF: Honor Roll recognitions for Heart Failure. This is the 3rd year in a row St. Elizabeth’s has earned a Get with the Guidelines designation. The award recognizes the hospital...

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​​​​​​​St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center Earns Certificate of Excellence from the Perinatal-Neonatal Quality Improvement Network of Massachusetts

June 19, 2018

Recognition reflects work done to improve the care of substance exposed newborns and their families   BRIGHTON, MA - St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center has earned a Certificate of Excellence from the Perinatal-Neonatal Quality Improvement Network of Massachusetts for work done to highlight the care for substance exposed newborns and their families at the annual Improving the Care of Mothers, Infants a...

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BOSTON EMS’ RICK CHIARAVALLOTI WINS “EMS STEWARDS OF THE COMMUNITY” AWARD

June 6, 2018

Rick Chiaravalloti of Brighton, MA, named one of Massachusetts’ exceptional EMS providers at Steward Health Care’s award ceremony   BRIGHTON, MA – In celebration of National Emergency Medical Service (EMS) week, Steward Health Care hosted the 2nd annual “EMS Stewards of the Community” Award Ceremony on May 22 at the Tirrell Room in Quincy, MA. Boston-based Steward, which operates nine hospitals ac...

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St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center’s Wound Care Service Earns Patient Quality and Satisfaction Award

April 2, 2018

Center of Excellence Award demonstrates 2 consecutive years of exceptional outcomes

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Steward Center for Weight Control Recognized for Efficiently Delivering Quality Specialty Care

February 5, 2018

Multi-center Program Receives Blue Distinction+ for Bariatrics   BRIGHTON, MA – February 5, 2018 – As part of the Blue Distinction® Centers for Specialty Care Program,  Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (Blue Cross) has recognized St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, a teaching affiliate of Tufts University School of Medicine, with a Blue Distinction® Center+ designation for its Center for Weigh...

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St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center Offering New Procedure to Relieve Arrhythmia Symptoms After 40 Years of Pioneering Work to Bring to the Mainstream

July 12, 2017

  “His Bundle Pacing” Procedure First Described by the Late Dr. Bernard Kosowsky to alleviate symptoms of arrhythmia St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center recently became the first Massachusetts-based Steward Health Care system hospital to offer “His Bundle Pacing”, a procedure that relieves arrhythmia symptoms in patients with various rhythm disturbances associated with the slow pulse and heart failure...

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Renowned Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon Richard P. Cambria, MD, Joins Steward Health Care

June 15, 2017

BOSTON, MA – Steward Health Care and Steward Medical Group (SMG) are pleased to announce that internationally renowned vascular surgeon Richard P. Cambria, MD, has joined Steward Health Care and SMG as System Chief of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. Dr. Cambria, who joined MGH in 1986, served as the Chief of the Division of Vascular/Endovascular Surgery there since 2002 and is a Professor of Su...

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Steward Center for Weight Control at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center Earns National Accreditation from the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program

May 22, 2017

Bariatric surgery program meets all criteria as a Comprehensive Center according to national quality standards established to deliver safe, high quality bariatric patient care May 22, 2017 – BRIGTON, MA – For the last 12 years, the Steward Center for Weight Control at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center has earned Center of Excellence accreditation through the American College of Surgeons and most rec...

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St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center’s Center for Wound Care Recognized with National Award for Clinical Excellence

March 27, 2017

St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center’s Center for Wound Care earned a national award for clinical excellence. The Center of Distinction award, which was given to St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center by Healogics, St. Elizabeth’s Center for Wound Care management company, highlights outstanding clinical outcomes for 12 consecutive months, including patient satisfaction higher than 92 percent, and a wound healing rate of at least 91 percent in less than 31 median days.

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St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center Shares Tips on How to Live a Heart Healthy Life for American Heart Month

February 15, 2017

Heart health is one of the most important factors that can affect wound healing. Chronic wounds affect approximately 6.7 million people in the United States, and these wounds cost more than $50 billion annually. If left untreated, chronic wounds can lead to a diminished quality of life and possible amputation of the affected limb.

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St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center First Hospital in New England to Implant New Investigational Heart Failure Treatment Device

February 8, 2017

St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center is the first hospital in New England to implant a new investigational device to treat Heart Failure (HF) designed to improve heart function and reduce HF symptoms.

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St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center Honors 36 Physicians Selected to Boston Magazine’s “Top Doctors 2016”

January 30, 2017

St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center congratulates 36 members of its medical staff who were honored by Boston Magazine as a “Top Doctor 2016” in its December 2016 issue.