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Ralph de la Torre, MD
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Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Steward Health Care System
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Steward Health Care System

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+Steward Health Care System's Carney Hospital was one of 94 hospitals recognized nationwide by the Leapfrog survey of how hospitals' perform on patient safety and quality. Click below to read the entire article.

http://www.dotnews.com/2014/carney-wins-spot-national-top-hospital-list

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Steward Health Care is proud to announce that St. Elizabeth's Medical Center is welcoming Dr. Jan Rothschild, MD, FACS to irs breast surgery program. Dr. Rothschild comes to the medical center with decades of experience treating women facing a breast cancer diagnosis.

http://newton.wickedlocal.com/article/20141107/NEWS/141108888/12424/NEWS

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Getting your annual wellness checkup should be more than a quick exam, it is a chance to gain a vital understanding of your health. Here are a few questions you should ask your physician during your next annual visit.

http://www.tauntongazette.com/article/20141024/LIFESTYLE/141027425

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Becker's Hospital Review has recognized 100 physician leaders of hospitals and health systems for 2014, based on leaders' healthcare experience, accolades and commitment to quality care. I am honored to be included in this list and I would like to extend congratulations to my other colleagues who received recognition. Follow the link to see the entire list.

http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/lists/100-physician-leaders-of-hospital-and-health-systems-2014.html

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Steward Health Care's executive vice president, David Morales, has football ingrained in him. This mentality he played with on the field has well-prepared him for the health care world. Read the entire article on David Morales in the Boston Business Journal.

http://www.bizjournals.com/boston/news/2014/10/16/40-under-40-david-morales-of-steward-health.html

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The Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBBCC) has announced the tour and exhibition of a new educational program, Let's Talk Prevention: Reducing Toxic Exposures. Held at Quincy Medical Center, this program focuses on discussions between health professionals and patients about environmental exposures and chemicals of concern. 

http://thequincysun.com/2014/10/07/breast-cancer-education-exhibit-at-quincy-medical-center/

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In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we focus on how far breast cancer treatments have come in the past 20 years. Targeted treatments - those that attack a specific characteristic of a cancer strain - have become the norm in breast cancer care. The result is that treatment is typically more effective than it has been in the past and many breakthroughs have been made in recent years. Read the full article below.

http://www.heraldnews.com/article/20141001/NEWS/141009762

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Congratulations to Dr. Peter R. Ward and Dr. J. Bruno Pestana, both medical oncologists at our Saint Anne's Regional Hospital Regional Cancer Center, are being recognized for recently co-authoring three articles in two noted professional journals.  

http://www.heraldnews.com/article/20140919/LIFESTYLE/140915651

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Steward Health Care is proud to be a part of a pioneer accountable care organization, which has allowed us to cut unnecessary test and procedures while keeping patients healthy. Our accountable care organization has saved $19.2 million while keeping our quality of care at a high standard. 

http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2014/09/17/health-care-pilot-shows-progress-controlling-costs/vaIEhpZaXyJnOAEhKvBjEI/story.html

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Steward Health is a proud participant in the Pioneer ACO. The Pioneer ACOs are an important partner in terms of working with the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to improve clinical outcomes and reduce costs.

http://www.healthcare-informatics.com/article/steward-health-all-eyes-are-population-health-prize
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