July 17, 2014

Area students named recipients of John A. Arcuri, MD, Scholarship Awards

Saint Anne’s Hospital awards $3,000 scholarships in honor of hospital’s former Chair of Emergency Medicine

Fall River, MA – The Saint Anne’s Hospital medical staff has announced that Stacey Duffy, of Pawtucket, and Monica Souza, of North Dighton, have been named recipients of this year’s “John A. Arcuri, MD, 2014 Scholarship Awards.”

The $3,000 awards are part of the program established by the SAH medical staff in recognition of area students’ outstanding academic achievements and a demonstrated commitment to health care.

Duffy, an Emergency Room technician at Saint Anne’s Hospital, is pursuing her education in nursing at the Community College of Rhode island.

Souza, an Emergency Medical Technician in the Berkley Fire Department, is pursuing physician assistant studies at Johnson & Wales University.

This year’s scholarship program was named by the medical staff of Saint Anne’s Hospital in honor of the longtime emergency medicine physician leader.

Instrumental in the hospital’s growth and leadership in emergency medicine for more than 22 years, Dr. Arcuri served in medical and leadership roles at Saint Anne’s until stepping down this year as chair of emergency medicine. Among these were president, vice president and secretary/treasurer of the hospital’s medical staff; interim vice president of medical affairs; chair of numerous board committees; and a leadership role in the establishment of Saint Anne’s as an emergency medicine residency program site for emergency medicine residents and emergency medical services (EMS) professionals and nurse practitioners. He also served as co-medical director of Fall River Emergency Medical Services for many years.

Additional information about the scholarship program can be obtained from Saint Anne’s Hospital Medical Staff Office, 508-674-5600, extension 2002.

Saint Anne’s Hospital is a community hospital with comprehensive inpatient, outpatient, and emergency care services, serving adults and children from southeastern Massachusetts and nearby Rhode Island at its main campus in Fall River and its community satellites. Founded in 1906 by the Dominican Sisters of the Presentation, Saint Anne's Hospital is a member of Steward Health Care System, the largest community-based accountable care organization in New England. Saint Anne’s has been recognized time and again for quality, safety and service by such organizations as The Joint Commission, Healthgrades, The Leapfrog Group, and Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Steward Health Care System LLC is the largest community-based accountable care organization in New England, comprising more than 3,000 physicians, 11 acute care hospitals, managed care, insurance programs, home care, an imaging operation, and a number of other post-acute services, to provide the most cost-effective and highest quality of integrated patient care.