August 31, 2016

Holy Family Hospital names Craig Jesiolowski as next president

(Methuen, MA / Haverhill, MA) – Holy Family Hospital announced today that Craig Jesiolowski, current President of Saint Anne’s Hospital, will be the next President of Holy Family Hospital. As

Craig Jesiolowski

the next President, Jesiolowski will oversee both the Methuen and Haverhill campuses of Holy Family Hospital.

Between the two campuses, Holy Family includes 385 beds, more than 1,700 employees, and contributes more than $4.6 million annually in charitable donations, free health care programming, and other community benefits. Holy Family Hospital is also amongst the largest tax-paying employers in the region. Last year, Holy Family Hospital paid taxes equivalent to the average annual salaries of approximately 23 firefighters; 20 police officers; or 18 teachers.

“I am honored to accept the position as President of Holy Family and look forward to ensuring that patients receive superior care as we expand the essential services we provide to the public,” said Jesiolowski.

Craig Jesiolowski has served as president of Saint Anne’s Hospital since 2010. During his tenure, the hospital has earned state and national recognition in numerous areas of care for both quality and safety. Jesiolowski presided over an unprecedented level of construction and service line expansion at Saint Anne’s during his tenure. During this time, Saint Anne’s also developed formalized partnerships with key area physician groups, including PrimaCARE and Hawthorn Medical Associates, while enhancing the hospital workplace culture. In his new role, Jesiolowski plans to implement similar strategies at Holy Family Hospital.

Michael Bushell, the current Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Operations at Saint Anne’s, will replace Jesiolowski as President of Saint Anne’s Hospital in Fall River as Jesiolowski moves into this new role with Holy Family. Bushell has been with the hospital since 1999, and has overseen the expansion and renovation of Saint Anne’s’ Emergency Room and Operating Room, as well as spearheaded physician and business development.

“I look forward to the great honor of serving as the next president of Saint Anne’s Hospital,” said Bushell. “I will continue to build upon our existing success as a hospital while expanding upon and strengthening the nationally recognized quality and safety standards that are hallmarks of this hospital.” 

Outgoing Holy Family Hospital President Joseph Roach issued a statement announcing that he will be leaving Holy Family Hospital.

“It has been a privilege to serve the Holy Family community,” said Roach. “While I prepare for the next chapter in my career, I am confident that Holy Family has a promising future.”

John Polanowicz, executive vice president of the Steward Hospital Services Group, which includes both Holy Family Hospital and Saint Anne’s Hospital, thanked Roach for his service and offered praise for both Jesiolowski and Bushell.  

“I want to thank Joe Roach for his service at Holy Family Hospital and I wish him the best in his next career endeavor,” said Polanowicz. “I’m very pleased to have such highly qualified individuals filling the role of President at Holy Family and Saint Anne’s hospitals. Michael Bushell knows the Saint Anne’s community and is a proven leader who will work tirelessly to continue the high quality service provided at Saint Anne’s. And under Craig Jesiolowski’s leadership, there will be a bright future for Holy Family.”

Both Jesiolowski and Bushell will start their new positions October 3rd.


About Holy Family Hospital

Holy Family Hospital is a 385-bed acute-care hospital with two campuses, Holy Family Hospital - Methuen and Holy Family Hospital- Haverhill. Both full-service locations provide comprehensive inpatient, outpatient and 24/7 emergency services to the greater Merrimack Valley and southern New Hampshire. The hospital’s strengths include orthopedic care, cancer care, neurology/neurosurgery, wound and hyperbaric care, behavioral medicine and maternity care. Both campuses are proud recipients of the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission and have earned “A” Hospital Safety Scores from The Leapfrog Group for their performance on national standards of safety, quality and efficiency. Holy Family Hospital has also been named one of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals two years in a row (2015, 2016), the only hospital in eastern Massachusetts to earn this distinction for two consecutive years, placing it in the top 2% of more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide for its consistent, year-over-year superior clinical performance. Holy Family Hospital is part of the Steward Health Care Systems LLC, the largest integrated community care organization in New England, which combines over 3,0000 physicians,10 hospital campuses, 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.


About Steward Health Care

Steward Health Care is the largest fully integrated healthcare services organization and community hospital network in New England. Headquartered in Boston, Steward is the fifth largest employer in MA with more than 17,000 employees in more than 150 communities. Steward is comprised of Steward Medical Group, Steward Health Care Network, and Steward Hospital Group. Steward Medical Group provides approximately 1 million patient encounters per year in 152 sites and manages homecare and hospice with 300,000 and 35,000 encounters respectively. Steward Health Care Network, a fully integrated care management company, has 3,000 physicians, with approximately 4 million patient encounters per year and affiliates or joint ventures with approximately 30 urgent care centers. Steward’s Hospital Group includes Saint Anne’s Hospital in Fall River, Holy Family Hospital in Methuen and Haverhill, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Brighton, Norwood Hospital, Carney Hospital in Dorchester, Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton, Nashoba Valley Medical Center in Ayer, Morton Hospital in Taunton, and New England Sinai Hospital in Stoughton. Additional information is available at