Wong is long-time Boston EMS EMT and St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center Emergency Department Technician
St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center’s Division of Cardiology began offering a new treatment this week for patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) called the Watchman Left Atrial Appendage Closure (LAAC) Implant, an alternative to long-term warfarin medication that is designed to help reduce the risk of stroke in patients with AF.
The Pulmonary Medicine Division at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center now offers Bronchial Thermoplasty (BT) delivered by the Alair™ System as a safe outpatient bronchoscopy procedure that has been shown to reduce asthma attacks and emergency rooms visits and improve asthma-related quality of life for adult patients with severe persistent asthma.
St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, a member of Steward Health Care, is pleased to announce that Charles Day, MD, MBA, a nationally renowned expert in hand, wrist and elbow surgery, has joined the Department of Orthopedic Surgery.
August 29 2016
Steward Guest Internet gives patients, family members and visitors easy access to the Internet. To use the system, you’ll use your own laptop, which must support the 802.11G or G network protocol.
St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center is pleased to welcome Hans Van Lancker, MD, FRCSC, as the Chief of Orthopedic Trauma. Dr. Van Lancker is an accomplished surgeon with experience at two Level I trauma centers as well as a teacher and researcher.
St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report. as one of the best hospitals for 2016-2017 in the Boston Metro area for our treatment of chronic heart failure (CHF).
Just approved by the FDA, the coronary device is the next generation for treating Coronary Artery Disease, with potential to reduce risks to the one million Americans receiving stents annually
St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center Midwife Kathryn Carr, CNM, MSN, FACNM, was recently inducted as the Region I Representative for the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) at the ACNM 61st Annual Meeting and Exposition in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center has received the Get With The Guidelines®-Heart Failure Silver Plus 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 patients with heart failure.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center hosts several free support groups for cancer patients and their loved ones at the Brighton campus located at 736 Cambridge St. All groups meet in at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center unit on Cushing Pavilion 5.
Renowned thoracic surgeon John C. Wain, MD, has joined St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center as the Division Chief of Thoracic Surgery and Vice Chairman of the Department of Surgery. Dr. Wain joins St. Elizabeth’s, a member of Steward Health Care, from a long career at Massachusetts General Hospital.
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.