Stephen Farber named Interim Chief Financial Officer of Steward Health Care

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Today, Steward Health Care System LLC (Steward) announced that Stephen Farber has been named Interim Chief Financial Officer for the system.

“Stephen is an experienced financial executive and a proven leader,” said Ralph de la Torre, MD, Chief Executive Officer of Steward. “Stephen’s expertise will benefit our system as we continue to grow and expand our investments in community health care.”

Farber has two decades of experience in the healthcare industry, including Chief Financial Officer of Tenet Healthcare Corporation, at the time a $15 billion revenue publicly-traded national hospital company with 120,000 employees. Farber was the founder, Chairman and CEO of Connance, a healthcare financial technology firm, and was recently an Executive-in-Residence in healthcare with Warburg Pincus LLC. Farber began his career as an investment banker with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and JP Morgan where he focused on healthcare mergers and acquisitions and leveraged finance. Stephen earned his BS in Economics from The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business and completed the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School

“I am excited to join the Steward team to help drive the growth and success of Steward’s pioneering integrated community care model,” said Farber.

About Steward Health Care

Steward Health Care is the largest fully integrated community care organization and community hospital network in New England. Headquartered in Boston, Steward is the third largest employer in MA with more than 17,000 employees serving more than one million patients annually in more than 150 communities. Hospitals in the system include Saint Anne’s in Fall River, Holy Family Hospital in Methuen, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Brighton, Norwood Hospital, Carney Hospital in Dorchester, Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton, Nashoba Valley Medical Center in Ayer, Merrimack Valley Hospital in Haverhill, Morton Hospital in Taunton, Quincy Medical Center and New England Sinai Hospital in Stoughton. Other Steward Health Care entities include Steward Medical Group, Steward Home Care, Laboure College, and Por Cristo. Further information is available at

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