Frequently Asked Questions
What is Steward Health Care?
Steward is a different kind of health care company.
Once a collection of struggling hospitals in Massachusetts, Steward is now the largest private for-profit hospital operator in the country. We have 36 community hospitals across 9 states and the country of Malta serving over 800 communities, with more than 40,000 employees.
As a physician-led company, our network includes more than multiple urgent care centers and preferred skilled nursing facilities, and more than 7,900 beds under management.
Our primary care doctors and specialists prioritize preventive care. They work as a collaborative team to manage chronic health issues so patients spend less time in the hospital and more time with their loved ones leading healthy, active lives. Steward’s award-winning care regularly achieves the highest ratings for quality and safety.
With a passionate focus on high-quality care, innovative services, and community commitment— a mission to keep patients healthy and out of the hospital—Steward is not only transforming health care in the cities and towns where we operate, but is also building a new industry model for the rest of the country.
What is Steward Medical Group?
Steward Medical Group (SMG) is a physician-led, high-performing multi-specialty health care practice organization with more than 1,700 directly employed providers delivering high-quality patient care across 11 states. Offering primary care and specialty services, our team of providers works collaboratively to improve patient outcomes through preventative care.
Our physicians and advanced care practitioners provide outstanding, compassionate care in the communities where our patients live and work. With hundreds of practice locations, patients and families don’t have to travel far from home to receive world-class care.
What is the Steward Health Care Network?
Steward Health Care Network (SHCN) provides world class care to more than two million patients annually. SHCN providers include both primary care physicians and a full range of specialists who are committed to keeping our patients healthy and helping them avoid costly hospital visits.
Established in 2008 as the physician network for the hospitals of Steward Health Care System, SHCN extends across ten states and takes pride in its community-based care model, which drives value-added tools and services to our communities, patients, physicians and hospitals across the continuum of care. In addition, SHCN promotes care coordination and collaboration within the network in order to provide high quality, efficient care to patients. With Steward in the community, all residents can be sure that there is a world class doctor close to where you live.
The network is also responsible for the implementation and execution of Steward’s managed care contracts, medical management services, quality improvement programs, data analysis and information services.