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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...

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Keys to Women’s Health: Navigating Breast Cancer and Osteoporosis

August 24, 2021

Breast cancer and osteoporosis are two common conditions prevalent in women. The likelihood of a successful outcome is often dependent on the early detection of both diseases.  “As a general rule, women should start having regular mammograms around the age of 40, and bone density scans around age 65,” said Anuradha Aparasu, MD, an internal medicine specialist with Steward Medical Group. This guida...

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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

August 2, 2021

Innovator in coordinated, compassionate care, Steward is ready to tackle COVID-19 surge and bring high-quality healthcare to the many diverse communities in South Florida DALLAS, TX (August 2, 2021) – Today, Steward Health Care System, LLC (Steward) successfully completed the acquisition of five hospitals in South Florida from Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC) including North Shore Medical ...

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St. Joseph Medical Center, A Steward Family Hospital, Holds Open House for New Latino Health Center of Excellence Coming this Fall

July 20, 2021

(Houston, TX) —This week, St. Joseph Medical Center hosted an open house for its groundbreaking new Latino Health Center of Excellence, which will offer culturally responsive care for the hospital’s Spanish speaking preferred patients. The dedicated medical and surgical unit will provide comprehensive care, free of language barriers, geared specifically to the needs of SJMC’s diverse patient popul...

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Steward Health Care Appoints Sr. Vimala Vadakumpadan to Board of Directors

July 12, 2021

DALLAS, TX -- Steward Health Care today announced the appointment of Sr. Vimala Vadakumpadan to its Board of Directors. A member of the Dominican Sisters of the Presentation, she has served as Chairperson of the Board of Steward’s Saint Anne’s Hospital in Fall River, Massachusetts since 2005. A native of Kerala, India, Sr. Vimala received a Bachelor of Arts in Management from Bhopal School of Sci...

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Steward Health Care Adds Joe Deschryver As South Regional President

June 21, 2021

DeSchryver – a 20-year industry veteran – to oversee Steward Health Care operations across Texas, Florida, Louisiana, and Arkansas DALLAS (June 21, 2021) – Steward Health Care, the nation’s largest physician-owned and -led healthcare network, has added Joe DeSchryver as Regional President, Steward Health Care, South Region. DeSchryver brings 20 years of experience operating acute care hospitals an...

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Steward Health Care To Acquire Five Hospitals In The Miami-Dade/Southern Broward Area From Tenet Healthcare

June 16, 2021

Acquisition of Tenet hospitals and hospital-affiliated operations will bring greater access to high-quality care in South Florida   DALLAS, TX (June 16, 2021) – Today, Steward Health Care System, LLC (Steward) and Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC) announced that they have signed a definitive agreement regarding the acquisition by Steward of Tenet’s five hospitals and related hospital operat...