Steward Health Care System Names Christopher Dunleavy Chief Financial Officer
Steward Health Care Recognized by the American College of Cardiology in the “Best Hospitals” Issue of U.S. News & World Report
Physician-Led Steward Health Care, Nation’s Largest Accountable Care Organization, Achieves CMS’ 100% Quality Ranking
Steward Health Care Names Marisela Marrero, M.D., Regional President for South Florida
Steward Health Care Completes Acquisition of Five South Florida Hospitals Bringing Physician-Led Care To More Communities In The Region - En Español A Continuación
Steward Health Care Appoints Sr. Vimala Vadakumpadan to Board of Directors
Steward Health Care Adds Joe Deschryver As South Regional President
Steward Health Care To Acquire Five Hospitals In The Miami-Dade/Southern Broward Area From Tenet Healthcare
Steward Health Care Vaccinates 100,000 Americans – And Counting – Against Covid-19
Steward Medical Group Announces New Leadership
St. Joseph Medical Center in Houston Kicks Off $92 Million Renovation
Steward Health Care To Build New $227 Million Wadley Regional Medical Center In Northwest Texarkana
Eight Steward Health Care Hospitals Receive Top Ranking For Patient Safety
Southwest General Hospital To Become Texas Vista Medical Center
Steward Health Care Set to Build New Hospital in St. George, Utah
Steward Health Care Salutes Our Veterans
How The Medical Center of Southeast Texas Evacuated COVID-19 Patients for Hurricane Laura
Steward Health Care Donates More Than $2.9 Million In Medical Supplies
Our Way Forward
Team of Steward Doctors Acquire Controlling Stake of Steward Health Care
Steward Medical Group Launches Telehealth to Expand Access to Care for Patients Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
How Hospitals Are Preparing For A Rush of Coronavirus Patients
A Message from Dr. Joseph Weinstein, Chief Medical Officer for Steward Health Care
Steward and Salt Lake Regional Orthopedic Surgeon Named “Humanitarian of the Year”
Steward Health Care and Salt Lake Regional Medical Center Surgeon to Receive Prestigious Surgical Innovation Award
Steward Cardiothoracic Surgeon Chases Ironman Dream in World Championship
Steward Medical Group Aids More than 1,400 Kids in Day of Giving
Steward Health Care Opens Florence Hospital
Following 18 years with New England Patriots, Joe Van Allen joins Steward Health Care as Vice President for Rehabilitation Services
Steward Healthy Beginnings Program Now Offers Free Doula Care for Steward Health Choice Members
Steward Healthy Beginnings Program Now Offers Free Doula Care for Steward Health Choice Members
Steward Health Care Completes Acquisition of Scenic Mountain Medical Center
Local Steward Doctor Wins Spot to Compete on “American Ninja Warrior”
Glenwood Regional Medical Center Becomes First Hospital in Region to Complete Groundbreaking New Heart Procedure
Steward Health Care Launches New Subsidiary Offering Liability Protection
Steward Health Care Joins Innovative Effort to Solve America’s Drug Shortage Crisis
Southeast Texas Medical Associates Joins Steward Medical Group
Inspirational Artwork by Artists Impacted by Homelessness or Disabilities Highlights Workspace at Steward Medical Group Offices
Steward Health Care Only Provider to Receive Massachusetts' Coveted 2018 Leapfrog Top General Hospital Distinction
Steward Health Care Announces New Partnership with the Arizona Diamondbacks
Steward Health Care Names Herb Holtz General Counsel
Renowned Orthopedic Clinic Introduces New Name of Steward Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Center and Adds Phoenix Suns Physicians
Steward Health Care Welcomes Jim Olson as Chief Communications Officer
SWell Cycle Will Kick Off College Basketball Championship Weekend With Complimentary Rides On March 30
Steward Health Care International Signs Letter of Intent with the Croatian Ministry of Health
Trip Pilgrim named Regional President for Steward’s East Division
Steward Health Care Names Ruben Jose King-Shaw, Jr. Chief Strategy Officer, Role to include Expansion in U.S. and Latin America
Phoenix Suns and Mercury Name Steward Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Center Physicians Official Team Doctors
Steward Health Care Names Lindsay Smelser as Vice President of Marketing

Patient Care

Steward is 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.

Prioritizing Preventative Care

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

Steward is physician-led, and our legacy is one of high-quality care, innovation, and community commitment.

Proven Physician-led Model

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 in 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.

Steward is a leading Medicare ACO with continued improvement in patient experience.

teward 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, Steward’s 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.

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.

Local, innovative programs leading the way for Medicaid ACOs

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