Steward Health Care System
|Predecessor||Steward Health Care System|
|Founder||Cerberus Capital Management|
|Ralph de la Torre,MD CEO/President|
|Owner||Cerberus Capital Management|
Number of employees
Steward Health Care is the second largest healthcare system in New England. It was established when the Caritas Christi Health Care system was sold to the private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management in 2010; Cerberus converted Caritas to a for-profit company and renamed it Steward Health Care System. Steward Health Care has 17,000 employees, over 2,000 hospital beds across 11 hospitals, and serves more than 150 communities. Steward Health Care is led by CEO Ralph de la Torre, MD, and located in Boston. The System is still owned by Cerberus Capital Management.
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The System's business model is based on being a low-price leader in the provision of high quality care. Consistent with this model, the System has taken steps to reduce the direction of surgical patients toward teaching hospitals in the Boston area. The System has also worked with payers to negotiate patient group-oriented budget pricing.
As of 2012[update], the largest of the hospitals in the Steward system is St. Elizabeth's Medical Center in terms of total patient volume (several other hospitals have equal or greater inpatient bed capacity).
|Hospital||Location||Bed count||Emergency Department||Founded||Notes|
|St. Elizabeth's Medical Center||Brighton||252||Yes||1868||Founded by Third Order of St. Francis. Steward's tertiary care center.|
|Carney Hospital||Dorchester||150||Yes||1863||Founded by Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul and Andrew Carney.
First Catholic hospital in New England.
|Good Samaritan Medical Center||Brockton||267||Yes||1993||Merger of Cardinal Cushing General Hospital and Goddard Memorial Hospital|
|Holy Family Hospital||Methuen||261||Yes||1950||Formerly Bon Secours Hospital, founded by Sisters of Bon Secours.|
|Norwood Hospital||Norwood||264||Yes||1902||Formerly Willett Cottage Hospital|
|Saint Anne's Hospital||Fall River||160||Yes||1906||Founded by Dominican Sisters of the Presentation|
|Holy Family Hospital at Merrimack Valley||Haverhill||122||Yes||1887||Formerly Merrimack Valley Hospital and Hale Hospital|
|Nashoba Valley Medical Center||Ayer||57||Yes||1964||Formerly Beth Israel Deaconess-Nashoba|
|Quincy Medical Center||Quincy||196||Yes||1890||Closed|
|Morton Hospital and Medical Center||Taunton||152||Yes||1888||Formerly Morton Hospital & Medical Center|
|New England Sinai Hospital||Stoughton||212||No||NESH is a long-term post-acute rehab hospital.|
Non-acute Steward facilities which offer a variety of services include Steward Home Care and the Steward Medical Group.
Quincy Medical Center
After years of multimillion-dollar losses and a rapidly declining patient population, Quincy Medical Center closed in December of 2014. In the wake of the hospital’s closure, Steward Health Care announced that it would transition its primary, specialty, and veterans care to a network of local facilities. The healthcare company also announced that it would continue to operate its emergency department at the Quincy Medical Center facility, and that it would provide substantial employee assistance, severance, and job-placement services to Quincy Medical Center staff.
Steward Health Care’s transition plan has received approval from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and from the Massachusetts Attorney General.
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