August 17, 2018

Carney Hospital Welcomes New Hospital President

Carney Hospital Welcomes New Hospital President

Tom Sands, MBA, MHA, FACHE Chosen to Lead Hospital


DORCHESTER, MA -- Carney Hospital has announced Tom Sands, MBA, MHA, FACHE as the new President of the Dorchester-based hospital. Formerly the interim president at Carney, Sands has been officially appointed President effective July 2018.

An accomplished health care executive, Sands brings a wealth of direct experience from several sectors of today’s health care industry to his post as president of Carney. Sands is a respected and accomplished leader within the Steward organization, previously serving as the Senior Vice President of Operations, Northeast Division for Steward Health Care.

Prior to joining the Steward network, Sands held executive operational and service roles for Navicent Health; overseeing development and leadership of customer services, diagnostic and therapeutic services, hospitality and support services and operations. 

“We are proud to announce Tom as Carney’s President,” said Trip Pilgrim, Regional President for Steward's East Division. “Tom’s extensive health care experience delivering strong operating performance while focusing on patient care and safety make him a strong successor for Carney. The entire senior leadership team is looking forward to the future as we continue to position Carney as the premier community hospital serving the Greater Boston area."

The announcement follows a recent national expansion of the Steward system and patient care model to encompass 38 community hospital campuses in the United States and Malta.

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

About Steward Health Care
Steward Health Care, the largest private, for-profit hospital operator in the United States, is a physician-led health care services organization committed to providing the highest quality of care in the communities where patients live. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, Steward operates 38 community hospitals in the United States and the country of Malta that regularly receive top awards for quality and safety. The company employs approximately 40,000 health care professionals. The Steward network includes more than 25 urgent care centers, 42 preferred skilled nursing facilities, substantial behavioral health services, over 7,300 beds under management, and approximately 1.5 million full risk covered lives through the company's managed care and health insurance services. The total number of paneled lives within Steward's integrated care network is projected to reach 3 million in 2018.