Steward Health Care to Host 2nd Annual “EMS Stewards of the Community” Awards

By Saint Anne's Hospital | Mar 28, 2018

Steward Now Accepting Nominations for Exceptional EMS Providers in Massachusetts

Fall River, MA – In celebration of National Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Week, Steward Health Care System will host the 2nd Annual “EMS Stewards of the Community” Awards Ceremony on May 22 at The Tirrell Room in Quincy, MA.

Boston-based Steward, which operates ten hospitals across Massachusetts, including Saint Anne’s Hospital in Fall River, will recognize several Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers for going “above and beyond” in their interactions with patients at each of Steward’s community hospitals.

To nominate an EMS provider in the local community for an “EMS Stewards of the Community” award, go to http://info.steward.org/emsaward2018.html.  Nominations must be received by Friday, April 27, 2018.

“EMS providers are on the front lines of health care delivery, often helping patients when every second counts,” said Brenden Hayden, director of EMS at Steward Health Care. “We encourage nominations for outstanding EMS providers in our communities to thank them for their lifesaving work.”

The “EMS Stewards of the Community” awards show appreciation for emergency medical responders and dispatchers, emergency medical technicians, advanced emergency medical technicians, and paramedics who not only carry out the noble work of caring for others, but do so with a high degree of expertise, professionalism, and compassion. An internal committee of physicians, nurses and EMS Managers will review nominations and select recipients for each of the Steward hospitals.

About Saint Anne’s Hospital

Founded by the Dominican Sisters of the Presentation in 1906, Saint Anne’s Hospital in Fall River, Massachusetts, is a full-service, acute care Catholic hospital with 211 beds and satellite locations in Attleboro, Swansea, Dartmouth, New Bedford, and Stoughton, Massachusetts.

A member of Steward Health Care, Saint Anne’s provides nationally recognized patient- and family-centered inpatient care (including all private rooms) and outpatient clinical services to patients from surrounding Massachusetts and Rhode Island communities.

In addition to comprehensive diagnostic, medical, surgical, and emergency services, Saint Anne’s key services include Saint Anne’s Hospital Regional Cancer Center; the Joint Commission-certified Center for Orthopedic Excellence; ambulatory surgery centers in Attleboro and Dartmouth; the Center for Pain Management in Swansea and Dartmouth; and geriatric psychiatry services in Fall River and Stoughton.

About Steward Health Care

Steward Health Care, the largest for-profit private hospital operator in the United States, is a physician-led health care services organization committed to providing the highest quality of care in the communities where patients live.

Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, Steward operates 39 community hospitals in the United States and the country of Malta that regularly receive top awards for quality and safety. The company employs approximately 40,000 health care professionals. The Steward network includes more than 25 urgent care centers, 42 preferred skilled nursing facilities, substantial behavioral health services, over 7,300 beds under management, and approximately 1.5 million full risk covered lives through the company's managed care and health insurance services. The total number of paneled lives within Steward's integrated care network is projected to reach 3 million in 2018.

Steward's unique health care service delivery model leverages technology, innovation, and care coordination to keep patients healthier. With a culture that prioritizes agility, resourcefulness, and continuous improvement, Steward is recognized as one of the world’s leading accountable care organizations. The Steward Health Care Network includes thousands of physicians who help to provide more than 12 million patient encounters per year. Steward Medical Group, the company's employed physician group, provides more than 4 million patient encounters per year. The Steward Hospital Group operates hospitals in Malta and states across the U.S., including Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Utah.

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