Employing Data, Steward Health Care Partners with Blue Cross to Eliminate Inequities in Care
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Steward Health Care Appoints Ruben Jose King-Shaw Jr to Its Board Of Directors
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CareMax, Inc. to Acquire Medicare Value-Based Care Business of Steward Health Care System
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St. Joseph Medical Center Dedicates Pavilion to Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee and Celebrates 135th Anniversary
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Steward Health Care Expands Hospital Network and Acquires Abrazo Mesa Hospital
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University of Miami and Steward Health Care Launch Clinical Training Partnership
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Steward Health Care System Names Christopher Dunleavy Chief Financial Officer
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Steward Health Care Recognized by the American College of Cardiology in the “Best Hospitals” Issue of U.S. News & World Report
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Physician-Led Steward Health Care, Nation’s Largest Accountable Care Organization, Achieves CMS’ 100% Quality Ranking
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Steward Health Care Names Marisela Marrero, M.D., Regional President for South Florida
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Steward Health Care Completes Acquisition of Five South Florida Hospitals Bringing Physician-Led Care To More Communities In The Region - En Español A Continuación
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Steward Health Care Appoints Sr. Vimala Vadakumpadan to Board of Directors
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Steward Health Care Adds Joe Deschryver As South Regional President
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Steward Health Care To Acquire Five Hospitals In The Miami-Dade/Southern Broward Area From Tenet Healthcare
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Steward Health Care Vaccinates 100,000 Americans – And Counting – Against Covid-19
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Steward Medical Group Announces New Leadership
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St. Joseph Medical Center in Houston Kicks Off $92 Million Renovation
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Steward Health Care To Build New $227 Million Wadley Regional Medical Center In Northwest Texarkana
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Eight Steward Health Care Hospitals Receive Top Ranking For Patient Safety
/newsroom/2021-04-29/eight-steward-health-care-hospitals-receive-top-ranking-patient-safety
Southwest General Hospital To Become Texas Vista Medical Center
/newsroom/2021-03-29/southwest-general-hospital-become-texas-vista-medical-center
Steward Health Care Set to Build New Hospital in St. George, Utah
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STEWARD HEALTH CARE APPOINTS DR. SANJAY SHETTY TO NEWLY CREATED ROLE OF PRESIDENT, STEWARD NORTH AMERICA
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Steward Health Care Salutes Our Veterans
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How The Medical Center of Southeast Texas Evacuated COVID-19 Patients for Hurricane Laura
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Steward Health Care Donates More Than $2.9 Million In Medical Supplies
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Our Way Forward
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Team of Steward Doctors Acquire Controlling Stake of Steward Health Care
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Steward Medical Group Launches Telehealth to Expand Access to Care for Patients Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
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How Hospitals Are Preparing For A Rush of Coronavirus Patients
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A Message from Dr. Joseph Weinstein, Chief Medical Officer for Steward Health Care
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Steward and Salt Lake Regional Orthopedic Surgeon Named “Humanitarian of the Year”
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Steward Health Care and Salt Lake Regional Medical Center Surgeon to Receive Prestigious Surgical Innovation Award
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Steward Cardiothoracic Surgeon Chases Ironman Dream in World Championship
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Steward Medical Group Aids More than 1,400 Kids in Day of Giving
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Steward Health Care Opens Florence Hospital
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Following 18 years with New England Patriots, Joe Van Allen joins Steward Health Care as Vice President for Rehabilitation Services
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Steward Healthy Beginnings Program Now Offers Free Doula Care for Steward Health Choice Members
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Steward Healthy Beginnings Program Now Offers Free Doula Care for Steward Health Choice Members
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Steward Health Care Completes Acquisition of Scenic Mountain Medical Center
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Local Steward Doctor Wins Spot to Compete on “American Ninja Warrior”
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Glenwood Regional Medical Center Becomes First Hospital in Region to Complete Groundbreaking New Heart Procedure
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Steward Health Care Launches New Subsidiary Offering Liability Protection
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Steward Health Care Joins Innovative Effort to Solve America’s Drug Shortage Crisis
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Southeast Texas Medical Associates Joins Steward Medical Group
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Inspirational Artwork by Artists Impacted by Homelessness or Disabilities Highlights Workspace at Steward Medical Group Offices
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Steward Health Care Only Provider to Receive Massachusetts' Coveted 2018 Leapfrog Top General Hospital Distinction
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Steward Health Care Announces New Partnership with the Arizona Diamondbacks
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Steward Health Care Names Herb Holtz General Counsel
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Renowned Orthopedic Clinic Introduces New Name of Steward Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Center and Adds Phoenix Suns Physicians
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Steward Health Care Welcomes Jim Olson as Chief Communications Officer
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Transforming health care in America.

Our doctors and nurses are not rewarded for recommending an additional procedure, an expensive test, or one more night in the hospital bed. Instead, the focus is on keeping patients healthy in the communities where they live. At Steward, there’s no emphasis on fee-for-service. The goal is patient health and well-being.
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Preventative

Primary care doctors and specialists at Steward prioritize preventive care, using state-of-the-art technology and collaboration to manage chronic health issues so patients can spend more time with their loved ones outside of the hospital leading healthy, active lives.

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Steward booth, seemingly at trade show

Physician Led

We pioneered our model in Massachusetts, where we turned around some of the state’s most struggling hospitals and created a thriving health system that improved outcomes, lowered costs, and established lasting partnerships with local communities. Today, we manage this new model of care for 12 million people in 35 hospitals across nine states and the country of Malta.

We believe passionately that by emphasizing health and well-being for our patients, Steward’s model represents a new future
for America’s health care system.

Accountable Care Organization (ACO)

Steward Promise is a Medicare Next Generation Accountable Care Organization (ACO), one of 45 organizations across the country participating in the ACO model. Under this model, our primary care physicians, specialists and other caregivers work together to develop a treatment plan specific to a patient’s health care needs. Steward has achieved the best performance among Massachusetts Pioneers and the second best of all Pioneer ACOs in the nation.

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We have demonstrated key quality improvements for patients within the ACO and have achieved significant success by maintaining high performance in patient experience year after year while focusing on:

  • Patient safety and coordination of care
  • Preventive health, including vaccinations and screenings
  • Care for populations with chronic conditions, such as diabetes and coronary artery disease

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) have recognized Steward’s Medicare Pioneer ACO as a leading Medicare ACO and as being among the top-scoring ACOs in the nation. Steward achieved more than $30 million in savings under the Pioneer ACO program in the first three years of the program, enabling us to reinvest these resources in information technology, connectivity, integration and care management so that these savings are sustainable and scalable. Steward was also independently ranked by L&M Policy Research as the number one Pioneer ACO in 2013 and number two in 2012 in overall savings.

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Steward is following its nationally recognized Medicare care model with a similar program for Medicaid patients that will deliver quality preventive care to improve the health and treatment outcomes of families.

We are one of the few leading Accountable Care Organizations to implement an ACO for Medicaid patients, pioneering innovations that will:

  • Enhance care coordination and management efforts through formal partnerships with certified behavioral health and long-term services and supports (LTSS) community organizations
  • Improve electronic health records and ACO analytic capabilities
  • Reduce avoidable in-patient and emergency department utilization
  • Implement other key initiatives for ACOs to improve health outcomes and member experience under the new payment models
These programs generate significant cost savings for state Medicaid programs while improving members health. Through its partnerships with state Medicaid agencies, our local, innovative Medicaid ACO models will:
  • Improve quality and member experience
  • Integrate the full spectrum of care, including medical care, behavioral health and LTSS
  • Provide clinical- and community-based support for populations with behavioral health and long-term health care needs
  • Shift incentives to hold providers accountable for quality and total cost of care for a population of patients
  • Invest in primary care and community workforce development
  • Allow for innovative ways of addressing the social determinants of health
  • Expand access to substance misuse disorder treatment, including treatment for co-occurring disorders