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St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center Recognized for Higher Quality in Bariatric Surgery

June 7, 2021

St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center is proud to be recognized by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts with a Blue Distinction® Centers for Bariatric Surgery designation, as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated healthcare facilities that show a commitment to delivering high quality patient safety and better health outcomes, based ...

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St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center Physician Assistant Takes on “American Ninja Warrior”

June 1, 2021

Dr. Hart is currently ranked as one of the top 5 adult female ninjas in the country

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St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center Welcomes Endocrinologist Devina Willard, M.D.

June 1, 2021

Brighton, MA – St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center and Steward Medical Group welcome Endocrinologist Devina Willard, M.D., to the medical staff. Dr. Willard is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. Dr. Willard specializes in all areas of endocrinology, including diabetes, thyroid disorders, and other  conditions related to h...

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St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center Welcomes Addiction Medicine Specialist Alex Varghese, MD

May 20, 2021

St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center and Steward Medical Group recently announced the addition of Addiction Medicine Specialist Alex Varghese, M.D., to the medical staff. Dr. Varghese’s expert care focuses on treating patients enrolled in St. Elizabeth’s Comprehensive Addiction Program (SECAP), where he will continue his passion for prevention and treatment of substance use disorders from the perspectiv...

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HED Completes New Med/Surg Unit at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center

May 13, 2021

National architecture and engineering firm HED is pleased to announce the opening of a new medical surgical telemetry unit (med/surg) at the St. Elizabeth's Medical Center in Brighton, Massachusetts. St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, A Boston University Teaching Hospital, is an award-winning medical center home to the highest-rated physicians in the Boston metro with specialties ranging from cardiac...

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Nurses Deliver Exceptional Care to Help Type 1 Diabetes Patient on Her Journey of Motherhood During COVID-19 Pandemic

May 10, 2021

When Endocrinology nurse Bryan Hernandez, BSN, RN, saw baby James safely delivered and in his mother’s arms on January 20 at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, his first thought was “Mission Accomplished.” The birth of James was the cherished moment his mother, Judit Balbi Lopez, a Type 1 diabetic, had yearned for, and the culmination of a pregnancy journey with her care team who, through the wonders...

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St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center Becomes a Boston University Teaching Hospital

May 3, 2021

The affiliation will bring more medical training and research opportunities to the Boston hospital

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March 26 Marks Purple Day

March 26, 2021

Today, in honor of Purple Day, help us celebrate and support those around us who are living with epilepsy.

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Against the Odds: Paul’s Story

March 10, 2021

What began as some aches and pains in his shoulders quickly turned into much more for 47-year-old Paul Calnan. An avid gym-goer and volunteer firefighter, Paul thought his shoulder pain was just a product of his lifestyle. When the pain persisted and his weight began to drop, he turned to the medical experts at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center.  After several unsuccessful attempts to address wh...

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St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center Welcomes Sports Medicine Specialist Hector Osoria, M.D.

March 1, 2021

Brighton, MA – St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center and Steward Medical Group welcome Sports Medicine Specialist Hector Osoria, M.D., to the medical staff. Dr. Osoria is board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in Physiatry and Sports Medicine. Dr. Osoria is a trained physiatrist and expert in non-surgical care with a focus on the evaluation and management ...

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Richard B. Freeman Jr., M.D., MHL, Joins St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center as Chief Medical Officer

February 1, 2021

The tenured physician and leader joins Steward’s tertiary care facility

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The SMG Digestive Disease Center at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center Welcomes the Addition of Gastroenterologist Zhuo (Zoe) Geng, MD

January 29, 2021

Brighton, MA – St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center and Steward Medical Group (SMG) recently announced the addition of Gastroenterologist Zhuo (Zoe) Geng, MD, to the medical staff. Dr. Geng’s special focus will be on inflammatory bowel disease, as well as general gastroenterology, and is fluent in Mandarin as well as English.  “We are extremely excited about the addition of Dr. Geng to our team at...

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

January 5, 2021

More than 45 Steward St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center physicians and affiliates have been named 2021 Top Doctors in Boston Magazine’s annual Boston Top Doctors awards.

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Steward St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center Opens New England’s First Pritikin ICR™ Cardiac Rehab Program

January 4, 2021

The outpatient program improves cardiovascular health and longevity in patients

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Okeanis Vaou, MD, Selected for ‘Women Leading in Neurology’ Leadership Program

December 21, 2020

The St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center neurologist was one of ten participants nationwide designated for the distinguished program

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James Terwilliger Joins St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center as President

December 15, 2020

Terwilliger brings over 25 years of robust health care leadership experience to SEMC

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St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center Welcomes Gastroenterologist Aurada Cholapranee, MD

November 30, 2020

Brighton, MA – St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center and Steward Medical Group recently announced the addition of Gastroenterologist Aurada Cholapranee, MD, to the medical staff. Dr. Cholapranee is board certified in internal medicine and board eligible in gastroenterology. She provides care to patients with a wide range of digestive diseases, with a focus on motility disorders, inflammatory bowel diseas...

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Acute Care Hospital Phase 3 Reopen Attestation

November 24, 2020

In accordance with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Steward Health Care has filed an Acute Care Hospital Phase 1 Reopen Attestation.

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St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center Welcomes Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep Medicine Specialist Melanie Pogach, MD

November 23, 2020

Brighton, MA – St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center and Steward Medical Group recently announced the addition of Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep Medicine Specialist Melanie Pogach, MD, to the medical staff. Dr. Pogach is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Pulmonary Diseases, Critical Care Medicine and Sleep Medicine. Dr. Pogach’s expert care focuses on sleep disturbances, re...