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St. Joseph Medical Center Appoints Michael Klepin as President

September 15, 2022

HOUSTON— St. Joseph Medical Center, a Steward Family Hospital, announced last week that Michael “Mike” Klepin will take over as President. Mr. Klepin’s first day was Monday, September 12, 2022.  Mr. Klepin joins St. Joseph with extensive experience in enhancing hospital operations, service accessibility, and quality of care. These skills will prove valuable to St. Joseph Medical Center as the hosp...

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What Every Man Should Know about Prostate Cancer

September 6, 2022

Did you know prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer diagnosed in men? It’s also the leading cause of cancer death among the male population.  “After the age of 40, men should start receiving a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test as part of their annual bloodwork,” said Dr. Sanjay Mehta, DABR, a board-certified oncologist with St. Joseph Medical Center. “Like other cancers, if you have...

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Employing Data, Steward Health Care Partners with Blue Cross to Eliminate Inequities in Care

August 19, 2022

BOSTON, MA – News Service of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts published a new article today highlighting how Steward Health Care Network is partnering with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts to improve care for all patients and tackle health inequities through the use of data. Read the full article HERE. Key excerpts below: Dr. Joseph Weinstein, a cardiologist who is Steward Health Car...

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St. Joseph Medical Center Achieves Healthgrades 5-Star Rating For Vaginal Delivery For 8th Consecutive Year

August 8, 2022

St. Joseph Medical Center today announced that it is a 2022 5-Star recipient for Vaginal Delivery, as recognized by Healthgrades, the leading marketplace connecting doctors and patients. This marks the 8th consecutive year that St. Joseph Medical Center has achieved the distinction (2015-2022). This 5-star rating indicates that St. Joseph Medical Center’s clinical outcomes for Vaginal Delivery are...

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St. Joseph Medical Center is nationally recognized for its commitment to providing high-quality stroke care

July 21, 2022

The American Heart Association presents Get With The Guidelines – Stroke GoldPlus award for proven dedication to ensuring all stroke patients have access to best practices and life-saving care. St. Joseph Medical Center has received the American Heart Association’s GoldPlus Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke quality achievement award for its commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most a...

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Getting to the Heart of the Matter

June 21, 2022

Dr. Cindy John, a cardiologist with Steward Health Group, is passionate about helping her patients create habits for optimal heart health. “Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States,” said Dr. John. “Every 36 seconds – in the time it takes for you to send a text message – someone dies from cardiovascular disease in this country.” These facts have driven Dr....

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Extending a Helping Hand to the People of Haiti

April 28, 2022

St. Joseph Medical Center is making an impact across the globe, helping the people of Haiti, one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere. In 2021, the hospital learned about the LiveBeyond Project, a nonprofit whose mission is to create sustainable solutions for some of the world’s most poverty-stricken areas. When the leadership at St. Joseph Medical Center learned about the plight of ...

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St. Joseph Medical Center Opens Dedicated Area for Behavioral and Mental Health Patients

February 14, 2022

As part of its $92 million renovation project, St. Joseph Medical Center recently opened the doors to its new state-of-the-art behavioral health emergency rooms. The latest addition is dedicated specifically to the care of behavioral and mental health patients. Featuring eight psychiatric safe rooms within the hospital’s main emergency department, it separates behavioral patients from medical ones...

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Learn How to Identify the Signs and Symptoms of Diabetes

December 9, 2021

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition in which there is too much sugar circulating in the bloodstream. People with diabetes have what is known as insulin resistance, meaning they have excess glucose in the blood that reduces the cells’ ability to absorb and use blood sugar for energy.  If left unchecked, diabetes can lead to a host of issues  involving the circulatory, immune response, and nervou...

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Could Weight Loss Surgery Save Your Life?

December 9, 2021

When people think of bariatric surgery, they may think it’s the “easy way out” for weight loss. But Cindy Waters, RN, Bariatric Coordinator at St. Joseph Medical Center, sees it differently. “Bariatric surgery may be the perfect option for someone who has struggled with weight loss and has tried every diet program in the book,” said Waters. “Undergoing this type of procedure provides people with a...

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Taking Charge of Your Health with Preventative Medicine

December 8, 2021

Advancements in modern medicine have made it easier than ever before for individuals to take control of their health. Regular health screenings, including mammograms, colonoscopies, and even monitoring blood pressure, are part of preventive medicine that focuses on the overall health of people and communities. “The goal of preventive medicine is to promote the health and well-being of our patients...

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Steward eICU Program at St. Joseph Medical Center - Transforming Critical Care

December 8, 2021

Earlier this year, St. Joseph Medical Center began utilizing Steward Health’s eICU program, a proactive care model that combines cutting-edge technology and clinical expertise to improve patient outcomes. The eICU program equips doctors and nurses with specially designed computer software and equipment to remotely monitor, assess, and alert the bedside staff with patient condition changes. “Integr...

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St. Joseph Medical Center NICU Maintains CLABSI-Free Status for 10 Years

November 1, 2021

St. Joseph Women’s Center continues its quest to offer award winning care to mothers and babies in Houston from labor and delivery to our tinniest patients. The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) recently celebrated a significant milestone: being free of central line-associated blood stream infections (CLABSI) for 10 years. Preventing CLABSIs minimizes complications and allows babies to go home s...

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Steward Health Care System Names Christopher Dunleavy Chief Financial Officer

October 27, 2021

Dunleavy joins the nation’s largest physician-led system from Brigham Health DALLAS, TX -- Steward Health Care today announced that Christopher Dunleavy, M.B.A, C.P.A., will join the physician-led hospital network as Chief Financial Officer, effective October 25, 2021. Dunleavy joins Steward from Mass General Brigham, where he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Brigham ...

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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

October 18, 2021

ACC acknowledges health systems nationally for their commitment to quality care for heart patients DALLAS, TX – Steward Health Care has been recognized by the American College of Cardiology in the “Best Hospitals” issue of U.S. News & World Report as one of the top health systems in the U.S. for providing top quality care to heart patients in 2021. Steward is one of only 87 health systems nati...

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Physician-Led Steward Health Care, Nation’s Largest Accountable Care Organization, Achieves CMS’ 100% Quality Ranking

September 24, 2021

Amid COVID-19 Headwinds, Steward Generated Millions in Shared Savings for Medicare CMS Awards Steward Second Largest Medicare Savings Payment in Nation DALLAS--Steward Health Care, through its subsidiary Steward National Care Network, ranked first in membership, tied for first in quality, and earned the second highest shared savings payout out of 513 participants in the Center for Medicare and Med...

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Steward Health Care Names Marisela Marrero, M.D., Regional President for South Florida

September 14, 2021

In her concurrent role as President of Hialeah Hospital, Dr. Marrero will now oversee Steward’s five newly acquired South Florida hospitals   Miami, FL – Steward Health Care today announced Marisela Marrero, M.D., will become Steward’s first Regional President for the South Florida Region. Dr. Marrero will oversee the five hospitals Steward acquired from Tenet Healthcare Corporation last month, in...

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St. Joseph Medical Center Launches Latino Health Center of Excellence

September 8, 2021

To better serve the growing population of Hispanic patients who come through the doors of St. Joseph Medical Center, the hospital is looking forward to opening the Latino Health Center of Excellence later this fall. The medical-surgical/telemetry unit will see patients who identify as “Spanish-speaking preferred” and serve as a place for non-acute patients to recover after undergoing a procedure. ...

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St. Joseph Medical Center Receives Five-Star Recognition from Healthgrades for the Seventh Consecutive Year

August 30, 2021

For seven consecutive years, Healthgrades, a leading resource that connects consumers, physicians, and health systems, has recognized St. Joseph Medical Center as a five-star recipient for excellence in vaginal delivery in 2021. The Healthgrades five-star rating indicates that the clinical outcomes for vaginal delivery at St. Joseph Medical Center are statistically better than expected. Known for ...

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Right on Track: St. Joseph Medical Center Making Progress on $92 Million Renovation Project

August 30, 2021

St. Joseph Medical Center began an extensive renovation project late last year to bring its patients improved access to state-of-the art medical care. All phases of construction are currently on pace to be finished by the end of 2022. “We look forward to strengthening our capabilities with newly renovated facilities that will provide us the infrastructure necessary to continue our legacy of deliv...