Dorchester, MA – May 30, 2017 – On Monday, May 22, 2017, Carney Hospital dedicated the recently completed EMS breakroom in the hospital’s Emergency Department to EMS providers past and present. Hospital staff presented EMS providers in attendance with a plaque to commemorate their service to the community and to remember those who have been lost in the line of duty.
“During National EMS Week, I’d like to take this opportunity to recognize the tremendous sacrifice that our EMS providers make day in and day out, where they willing place themselves in harm’s way for their neighbors” said Carney Hospital President Walter Ramos, “I thank you and I commend you for your hard work and sacrifice in service to our community. I do hope you know that the work that you do for our patients does not go without notice.”
“I want to congratulate Carney on the dedication of their new EMS breakroom, which will provide an asset to the hardworking and committed EMS workers who perform a critical service for the community.” added Representative Dan Cullinane.
This plaque dedicated to EMS providers, both past and present, will serve as a permanent reminder of the critical role EMS plays in providing for the health of our community and Carney Hospital is proud to honor and commend them for their service.
About Carney Hospital
Since 1863, Carney Hospital has served the City of Boston and neighboring communities. Carney Hospital has received the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for health care quality and safety and numerous other quality and safety awards, including being designated a Top Hospital for 2014 and 2015 by the Leapfrog Group. The 159-bed hospital has more than 400 physicians and delivers quality care to approximately 140,000 patients annually. Carney Hospital provides Dorchester and surrounding communities with convenient, local access to quality primary care, emergency medicine and a range of specialties and subspecialties including; critical care, family medicine, cardiology, neurology, oncology, orthopedics, ambulatory care and adolescent, adult and geriatric psychiatry. Carney Hospital is part of the Steward Health Care Network. To learn more, please visit www.carneyhospital.org
About Steward Health Care
Steward Health Care is a fully integrated national health care services organization committed to providing the highest quality of care in the communities where our patients live. Steward owns and operates 18 community hospitals across four states, serves over 800 communities, and has more than 23,000 employees. The Steward network includes more than 25 urgent care centers, 42 preferred skilled nursing facilities, substantial behavioral health offerings, and more than 3,700 beds under management.
The innovative, community-based Steward Health Care Network includes several thousand physicians who care for approximately 2 million patients annually. Steward Medical Group, the company’s employed physician group, provides more than 1 million patient encounters per year and manages Steward Home Care and Hospice with 300,000 and 35,000 patient encounters respectively. Steward’s unique health care service delivery model leverages technology and care coordination to keep patients healthier and in the community. Steward is recognized as one of the nation’s leading accountable care organizations. Steward hospitals have received the country’s top awards for quality and safety.
The Steward Hospital Group is comprised of: Sebastian River Medical Center (Sebastian, FL), Wuesthoff Medical Center (Melbourne, FL), Wuesthoff Medical Center (Rockledge, FL), Carney Hospital (Dorchester, MA), Good Samaritan Medical Center (Brockton, MA), Holy Family Hospital (Haverhill, MA and Methuen, MA), Morton Hospital (Taunton, MA), Nashoba Valley Medical Center (Ayer, MA), New England Sinai Hospital (Stoughton, MA), Norwood Hospital (Norwood, MA), Saint Anne’s Hospital (Fall River, MA), St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center (Brighton, MA), Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital (Warren, OH), Northside Medical Center (Youngstown, OH), Trumbull Memorial Hospital (Warren, OH), Easton Hospital (Easton, PA) and Sharon Regional Health System (Sharon, PA).