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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.

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Steward Medical Group Weston Now Offering Nutrition, Psychology and Wellness Sessions

January 30, 2017

Steward Medical Group Weston Internal Medicine and Wellness Center has expanded its practice to welcome Jennifer Burzyk, a nurse practitioner, and is now also offering Nutrition, Psychology, Meditation, and Yoga sessions with local experts.

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St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center Awards Scholarships to Three Allston and Brighton Residents

December 27, 2016

St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center congratulates the three recipients of the annual St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center Scholarship to benefit local residents pursuing health care-related higher education. The three recipients are Leah Buckley attending the MGH Institute of Health Professionals, Taylor Hanley attending St. Anslem College and Ciara O'Shea attending University of Connecticut.

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Steward Health Care Selected for Innovative MassHealth Accountable Care Pilot Program

December 20, 2016

Steward Health Care System (Steward), parent company of St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, has been selected as one of six Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) in Massachusetts to participate in MassHealth’s Pilot Medicaid ACO program.

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Local Resident Philip Wong Receives Metropolitan Boston EMS Council (Region IV) Basic Life Saving Annual Award

November 16, 2016

Wong is long-time Boston EMS EMT and St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center Emergency Department Technician

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St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center Offering New Atrial Fibrillation Treatment

September 26, 2016

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.

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St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center Offers New Procedure To Treat Adults with Severe Persistent Asthma

September 12, 2016

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.

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Nationally Renowned Hand and Upper Extremity Surgeon Charles Day, MD, MBA Joins St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center Department of Orthopedics

August 29, 2016

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.

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WiFi Access

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.

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St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center Welcomes Chief of Orthopedic Trauma Hans Van Lancker, MD

August 15, 2016

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.

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U.S. News & World Report Names St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center One of the Best in Boston in Treating Heart Failure

August 3, 2016

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).

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St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center Becomes First Hospital in New England to Implant Dissolvable Heart Stent

July 14, 2016

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

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St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center’s Midwife Kathryn Carr, CNM, MSN, FACNM, Named Region I Representative for the American College of Nurse-Midwives

June 29, 2016

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.

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St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center Recognized with Silver Plus Award for Heart Failure Care

June 27, 2016

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.