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

Privacy Policy

Notice of Privacy Rights and Practices


We create records of the health care and services you receive from us and we are committed to protecting that medical information. We are required by law to protect the privacy of any medical information that identifies you; provide you with this notice describing our legal duties and privacy practices with respect to your medical information; and to follow the terms of the most current Steward privacy notice.

Who Will Follow This Notice

This notice describes the privacy practices of the Affiliated Covered Entities in Steward Health Care System (“Steward”) and applies to all of the Steward Health Care System hospitals and other health care providers in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island, including their employees, students and volunteers. Collectively Steward’s Affiliated Covered Entities and individuals are referred to as “we” or “us” in this notice. Steward’s Affiliated Covered Entities also work in a coordinated fashion with other providers who participate in an Organized Health Care Arrangement with the Steward Affiliated Covered Entities.

How We Use and Disclose Your Medical Information Without Your Written Permission

We use and disclose your medical information to conduct many activities that are common in hospitals and other types of health care providers. In certain situations, which are described below in Section 3, we are required to obtain your written permission to use or disclose your medical information. The following are different situations in which we may use or disclose your medical information without your written permission.

Treatment: We use and disclose your medical information to provide, coordinate or manage your medical treatment and related services. For example, a physician will use your test results to diagnose and treat your injury or illness. We may share medical information with providers outside Steward such as a referring physician who is treating you.

Payment: We use and disclose your medical information so that we can obtain payment for health care services that we provide to you. For example, we may provide information about your treatment to your insurer or other company or program that arranges or pays for your health care, in order to obtain their prior approval and authorization for the treatment.

Health Care Operations: We use and disclose your medical information to support our efforts to improve the quality or cost of care and for our own management and planning. For example, we may use your medical information to measure the performance of our staff in how they care for you. We may also share your medical information with our business associates with whom we have contracted to provide services, such as a billing company or medical transcription service.

Other Health Care Providers: We may also share medical information with your doctor and other health care providers who are not part of Steward when they need it to provide Treatment to you, to obtain Payment for the care they give to you, to perform certain Health Care Operations, such as reviewing the quality and skill of health care professionals, or to review their actions in following the law.

Use or Disclosure for Directory Purposes for Patients in Steward Hospitals: We may include your name, location in the hospital, general health condition and religious affiliation in a patient directory without receiving your permission unless you tell us you do not want your information in the directory. Information in the directory may be shared with anyone who asks for you by name or with members of the clergy; however, religious affiliation will only be shared with members of the clergy.

Disclosure to Family, Friends and Other Caregivers: We may share your medical information with a family member, a close personal friend, or another person who you identify if we (1) first provide you with the chance to object to the disclosure and you do not object; (2) infer that you do not object to the disclosure; or (3) obtain your agreement to share your medical information with these individuals. The medical information we share will be limited to the information necessary for that person’s involvement with your care or payment for your health care. We may also use or share your medical information with an organization, such as the American Red Cross, assisting in a disaster relief effort, to notify (or assist in notifying) your family about your location and general condition. In the event you are deceased, and unless we know that you would object, we may share your medical information with a family member or a close personal friend that was involved with your care or payment for your health care. The medical information we share will be limited to the information necessary for that person’s involvement with your care or payment for your health care.

Public Health Activities: We are required or are permitted by law to report medical information to certain government agencies and others. For example, we may disclose your medical information for the following: To report health information to public health authorities for the purpose of preventing or controlling disease, injury, or disability; To report abuse and neglect to government authorities or social agencies that are legally permitted to receive the reports; To report information about products and services to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration; To alert a person who may have been exposed to a communicable disease or may otherwise be at risk of developing or spreading a disease or condition; To report information to your employer as required under laws addressing work-related illnesses and injuries or workplace medical surveillance; and To prevent or lessen a serious and imminent threat to a person for the public's health or safety, or to certain government agencies with special functions such as the State Department. Health Oversight Activities: We may disclose your medical information to local, state or federal authorities that are responsible for the oversight of health care related matters, such as agencies administering Medicare and Medicaid.

Judicial and Administrative Proceedings: We may disclose your medical information in the course of a judicial or administrative proceeding in response to a legal order or other lawful process, to the extent the disclosure is authorized by a court, tribunal, or, in certain circumstances, to a subpoena, discovery request or other lawful process.

Law Enforcement Purposes: We may disclose your medical information to the police or other law enforcement officials as required or permitted by law as part of law enforcement activities and investigations.

Decedents: We may disclose your medical information to a coroner or medical examiner as authorized by law, and we may disclose medical information to funeral directors so they may carry out their obligations.

Organ and Tissue Procurement: We may disclose your medical information with organizations that facilitate organ, eye, or tissue procurement, banking, or transplantation.

Military and Veterans: If you are in the U.S. or foreign armed services, or a veteran, we may disclose your medical information as required by the proper military authority so that they may carry out their lawful duties. National Security: We may disclose your medical information to the appropriate federal officials for the protection of the President, to other authorized persons, to conduct special investigations or for intelligence, counter-intelligence and other national security purposes.