December 20, 2016

Steward Health Care and Holy Family Hospital Announce Dr. Joseph Weinstein as New System-Wide Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Weinstein brings decades of patient-centered experience to his leadership role.
The Steward Health Care System and Holy Family Hospital today announced Dr. Joseph Weinstein as Steward’s new system-wide Chief Medical Officer.  
Dr. Weinstein, a cardiologist, has been a practicing physician for nearly three decades. Steward’s first Chief Medical Officer Justine Carr recently retired, leaving a legacy of improvements at Holy Family Hospital that have benefitted Methuen and Haverhill area families. Dr. Weinstein expressed his commitment to continuing this progress.
“During her tenure, Dr. Carr helped Holy Family Hospital achieve the highest caliber of health care and I am honored to follow in her footsteps by continuing this work for the community,” said Dr. Weinstein. “I look forward to building upon her exceptional track record by continuing to strengthen the exceptional patient care and patient services currently available at Holy Family.”
As the Chief Medical Officer overseeing all medical practices, Dr. Weinstein will be focused on ensuring best-in-class outcomes and experiences for patients, improving behavioral health access and quality, and leveraging technology to better serve patients and the community.
Previously, Dr. Weinstein has served as the Chairman of Internal Medicine and as Vice President of Medical Affairs at Good Samaritan Medical Center. He was the Vice President of Medical Affairs at Carney Hospital in 2015 and 2016.
“My vision for the future of high-quality healthcare at Holy Family Hospital is informed by the perspective I have developed over my thirty years of experience with patients,” said Dr. Weinstein. “I am excited to bring help ensure a bright future and quality care for patients across the Steward Health Care System, including at Holy Family.”
“We are thrilled by the appointment of Dr. Weinstein as system-wide Chief Medical Officer,” said Craig A. Jesiolowski, FACHE, President of Holy Family Hospital. “Dr. Weinstein is an exceptional choice and patients will benefit greatly from his contributions both locally and across the entire Steward system.” 
“I am looking forward to working with Dr. Weinstein in his role as the system-wide Chief Medical Officer for Steward,” said John Alexander, MD, FACEP, Vice President of Medical Affairs, Quality and Safety and Chief Medical Officer of Holy Family Hospital. “We’ve made great strides in recent years and we know that will continue with his leadership.” 
With coordinated care along the entire continuum and a multidisciplinary, team-based approach to providing healthcare, Steward has come to be a leading innovator and provider network in New England.
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. Both campuses are proud recipients of the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission and Holy Family Hospital is one of only 72 hospitals nationwide to earn Straight A’s since 2012 from independent healthcare industry watchdog The Leapfrog Group, for performance on national standards of safety, quality and efficiency. Holy Family Hospital is the first hospital in Massachusetts to earn Advanced Certification in Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery by The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation. Holy Family Hospital is Nationally Recognized by BlueCross BlueShield of Massachusetts as a Blue Distinction Center® Plus for excellence in hip and knee replacements and as a Blue Distinction Center® for Spine Surgery. The hospital’s strengths include orthopedic care, cancer care, neurology/neurosurgery, general surgery, wound care and hyperbaric medicine, maternity care, and behavioral medicine.  Holy Family Hospital is part of the Steward Health Care Systems LLC, the largest integrated community care organization in New England, which combines over 3,000 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 fourth 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, 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, Holy Family Hospital in Haverhill and Methuen, Morton Hospital in Taunton, and New England Sinai Hospital in Stoughton. Additional information is available at