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Saint Anne’s Hospital Multicultural Health Committee announces scholarship opportunities for health care students

February 28, 2022

Six $1,000 scholarships to be awarded to bilingual and/or bicultural students pursuing higher education in health care

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Saint Anne’s Hospital Announces Women’s Health Collaboration with Care New England’s Women & Infants Hospital

February 11, 2022

Saint Anne’s Hospital now offers women’s health in collaboration with Women & Infants Hospital in Providence, RI, the region’s leading hospital dedicated to women’s healthcare. Women’s Health at Saint Anne’s Hospital, in collaboration with Women & Infants Hospital, brings enhanced care to the Fall River community for benign breast disease, breast cancer, breast surgery, as well as gynecolo...

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Weight Loss Expert Describes ‘Health Gain’ That Often Accompanies Weight Loss

January 10, 2022

When you think about weight loss surgery, your first thought may be focused on fitting into your old clothes or feeling more confident about your appearance. While these may be important goals when committing to weight loss surgery, improvements in one’s overall health can often go much further. Most patients do lose significant weight during the first year after weight loss surgery. But improveme...

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Are You Ready for Winter Driving? Emergency Physician Dr. Andrew Old Reminds You to Drive Safely in the Snow

January 6, 2022

Even for New Englanders, it takes a bit of time to get used to driving in the snow after the first storm of the year. Heavy snow can affect visibility, and your ability to stop and turn safely, which puts you and other drivers at risk. “It’s typical to see a few motor vehicle accident victims in our emergency department when a bad snowstorm hits,” says Andrew Old, MD, chief of Emergency Medicine a...

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Saint Anne’s Hospital Earns Top Hospital Award for Quality and Safety

December 7, 2021

Highlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, Saint Anne’s Hospital was named a Top General Hospital nationally by The Leapfrog Group. Announced today, the Leapfrog Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive awards American hospitals can receive. The Top Hospital designation is bestowed by The Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog or...

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Saint Anne’s Hospital Attains 20th Consecutive National Patient Safety Award from The Leapfrog Group

November 11, 2021

For the 20th consecutive time, Saint Anne’s Hospital has been awarded an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group for achieving the highest national standards in patient safety. Saint Anne’s Hospital is one of only 23 hospitals in the United States to be awarded an “A” every grading cycle since 2012. The designation recognizes Saint Anne’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and prov...

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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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The Importance of Regular Mammograms

October 25, 2021

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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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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New hips, new lease on life: One patient’s story

October 14, 2021

Fall River, MA - For Lisa Cavanaugh, 57, of Cranston, RI, painful hips were becoming a real obstacle in her life. Osteoporosis and a fracture created a perfect storm for Lisa’s hip pain. Not only did the growing pain in both hips affect her work as an operating room tech at a Rhode Island hospital, a job that keeps her on her feet most of the time. She also was having trouble doing everyday things...

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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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What is Atrial Fibrillation?

September 21, 2021

Stroke Coordinator Lisa DeMello MSN, RN, ACNS-BC explains AF, its diagnosis and risks.  What is atrial fibrillation (AF)? AF is an irregular heartbeat/rhythm in which the heart muscle fails to contract strong and rhythmically.  As a result, there may not be enough oxygen-rich blood being pumped out in the body.   How is AF diagnosed? Many people with AF have no symptoms.  The condition may be dete...

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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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Saint Anne’s Hospital to hold Nursing Career Fair on August 16

August 11, 2021

Registered nurses and certified nursing assistants are encouraged to attend

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Saint Anne’s Hospital Multicultural Health Committee awards $3,000 in scholarships to area health care students

August 4, 2021

Scholarship program recognizes area students’ outstanding academic achievements and a demonstrated commitment to a diverse workforce in health care professions

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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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Saint Anne's Hospital Welcomes Pain Management Specialist Joseph Cerasuolo, MD

July 27, 2021

Dr. Cerasuolo offers a wide range of treatments and procedures for chronic pain

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Living with hip or knee pain? Learn about treatment alternatives at free information program

July 16, 2021

Saint Anne’s Hospital’s live virtual program on July 27 will feature info about the latest in robotic-arm assisted knee and hip joint replacement Fall River, MA – If joint pain is affecting your ability to walk up and down stairs, get a good night’s sleep, or enjoy your favorite activities, join orthopedic surgeon Jerald W. Katz, MD, when he presents “Understanding Knee and Hip Pain Treatment” on ...

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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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Saint Anne’s Hospital receives national awards for stroke care

June 21, 2021

Coverdell Stroke Program awards recognize Saint Anne’s commitment to quality stroke care Fall River, MA – June 21, 2021 – Saint Anne’s Hospital has earned two awards for stroke care from the Massachusetts Paul Coverdell Stroke Program/Hospital Quality Improvement Collaborative. The Coverdell Stroke Systems of Care Partnership Award is awarded to hospitals that have established a formal partnership...