Dr. Thomas Gill of Steward Medical Group appointed as Medical Director of Boston Ballet
Steward Health Care named preferred health care provider of Boston Ballet
Leading community-based health care organization partners with Boston Ballet to provide world-class health and wellness for dancers.
BOSTON, MA - Steward Health Care System (Steward) announced today that Steward Medical Group’s Thomas Gill, MD has been appointed the Medical Director of Boston Ballet. With a history of working with the New England Patriots and the Boston Red Sox, Gill – and his team of Steward doctors – will use his expertise in the sports industry to deliver world-class care to the professional dancers of Boston Ballet.
In conjunction with this appointment, Steward announced its partnership with Boston Ballet as the Preferred Health and Wellness Provider of Boston Ballet. This partnership aligns with Steward’s commitment to excellence and superior service to all patients. This partnership will leverage the expertise and medical resources of Steward to provide Boston Ballet a premiere health and wellness program.
“Boston Ballet, like Steward, has a commitment to excellence,” said Dr. Gill. “We will provide top-notch care for these world-class artists and athletes for rehabilitation and recovery purposes to help avoid future injuries.”
This partnership will provide medical assistance to dancers through pre-habilitation, intervention, treatment, and rehabilitation. By supplying new equipment and technology, Steward and Gill will enhance the versatility and amount of resources currently accessible in the physical therapy department at Boston Ballet.
"I am thrilled with our new partnership with Steward Health Care and very excited to be working with the renowned Dr. Thomas Gill and the wonderful network of Steward physicians,” said Mikko Nissinen, Boston Ballet Artistic Director. “My primary interest is my dancers, and our goal is to always expand the care for the Company. We ask a lot from these exceptional artists and we do everything possible to support them. Many aren’t aware of the high caliber orthopedic treatment that is available at Steward hospitals. Adding their expertise to our health care coverage puts all of our minds at ease."
As a part of the program, Dr. Gill’s team will work in close coordination with Boston Ballet’s Director of Physical Therapy, Heather Southwick. Steward Health Care is pleased to combine forces to enhance and expand medical coverage through its broad network of doctors, state-of-the-art physical therapy equipment, physical therapy staff enhancement, and sponsorship.
About Boston Ballet
Since 1963, Boston Ballet’s internationally acclaimed performances of classical, neo-classical, and contemporary ballets, combined with a dedication to world class dance education and community initiative programs, have made the institution a leader in its field, with a 53-year history of promoting excellence and access to dance. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen and Executive Director Meredith Max Hodges, the Company maintains a diverse repertoire, ranging from full-length ballets to new works by some of today's finest choreographers. Boston Ballet's second company, Boston Ballet II, is comprised of dancers who gain experience by performing with the Company and independently, presenting special programs to audiences throughout the Northeast. For more information, please visit bostonballet.org.
About Steward Health Care
Steward Health Care is a fully integrated national health care services organization committed to providing the highest quality of care in the communities where our patients live. Steward owns and operates 18 community hospitals across four states, serves over 800 communities, and has more than 23,000 employees. The Steward network includes more than 25 urgent care centers, 42 preferred skilled nursing facilities, substantial behavioral health offerings, and more than 3,700 beds under management.
The innovative, community-based Steward Health Care Network includes several thousand physicians who care for approximately 2 million patients annually. Steward Medical Group, the company’s employed physician group, provides more than 1 million patient encounters per year and manages Steward Home Care and Hospice with 300,000 and 35,000 patient encounters respectively. Steward’s unique health care service delivery model leverages technology and care coordination to keep patients healthier and in the community. Steward is recognized as one of the nation’s leading accountable care organizations. Steward hospitals have received the country’s top awards for quality and safety.
The Steward Hospital Group is comprised of: Sebastian River Medical Center (Sebastian, FL), Wuesthoff Medical Center (Melbourne, FL), Wuesthoff Medical Center (Rockledge, FL), Carney Hospital (Dorchester, MA), Good Samaritan Medical Center (Brockton, MA), Holy Family Hospital (Haverhill, MA and Methuen, MA), Morton Hospital (Taunton, MA), Nashoba Valley Medical Center (Ayer, MA), New England Sinai Hospital (Stoughton, MA), Norwood Hospital (Norwood, MA), Saint Anne’s Hospital (Fall River, MA), St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center (Brighton, MA), Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital (Warren, OH), Northside Medical Center (Youngstown, OH), Trumbull Memorial Hospital (Warren, OH), Easton Hospital (Easton, PA) and Sharon Regional Health System (Sharon, PA).
Additional information is available at www.steward.org