Steward Health Care System Names President of Flagship Hospital

Craig Williams was recently named president of St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, the flagship hospital for NEC member Steward Health Care System. Williams most recently served as executive director for global programs at Partners HealthCare International, also a New England Council member.

Starting in April, Williams will begin working full-time as president at the hospital, which is located in Boston’s Brighton neighborhood. Williams will be the seventh president of St Elizabeth’s Medical Center, taking over for interim president Joseph Ciccolo, who has filled the role since December when former president Beth Hughes left the post. In his previous position at Partners HealthCare International, Williams worked to aid hospitals abroad to improve their operations. Williams has worked in hospital operations, physician practice development, and healthcare finance for 25 years.

John Polanowicz , Executive Vice President of the hospital services group,  said, “[Williams] comes to us with goals that include fostering effective collaboration among St. Elizabeth’s 2,500 employees, improving our operations to strengthen care and fiscal stability, and building upon St. Elizabeth’s nationally-recognized standards of care and safety.”

The New England Council congratulates St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center on the announcement, and wishes President Williams the best in his new role. Read more in The Boston Globe.

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