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 36 community hospitals across nine states and the country of Malta, serves over 800 communities, and has more than 40,000 employees. The Steward network includes multiple urgent care centers, preferred skilled nursing facilities, substantial behavioral health offerings, and more than 7,900 beds under management.
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.
Steward Medical Group
Steward Medical Group (SMG) is a physician-led, multispecialty practice organization with more than 1,800 directly employed providers and more than 2.2 million patient encounters annually across eleven states. Offering primary care and specialty services, our team of providers work collaboratively to improve patient outcomes through preventative care.
Our physicians and advanced care practitioners provide outstanding, compassionate care in the communities where people live. With hundreds of practice locations, patients and families do not need to travel far from home to receive world class care. As part of an accountable care organization that has received national recognition for its design and performance, our mission is to achieve the highest possible quality at an affordable price and provide the best health care to our patients in a setting close to home with a focus on improving the delivery of health care, and keeping our patients well. Our patients are at the center of all that we do, combining the science of medicine with the compassionate art of healing.
Steward Medical Group is one of the fastest growing health care providers in the country and represents the employed physician group of Steward Health Care. We are committed to the communities we serve, providing the highest level of quality care to many under served populations. We work collaboratively to ensure our patients have an integrated, value driven experience and our strength lies in our commitment to, and success in, treating the complete patient in the most appropriate setting.
All members of Steward Medical Group are part of Steward Health Care Network (SHCN), our nation-leading accountable care organization and contracting entity.
Steward Benefit Offerings Include
Steward Medical Group offers a variety of benefits including competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package, including some features that are provided at no/low cost and other optional benefits through its preferred brokers. SMG provides a culture of promotion and advancement from within the organization, and incentives for outstanding work and contributions.
* Plans may have individual eligibility requirements, such as minimum hours worked or length of service.
- Pharmacy / Prescription Coverage
- Deferred Compensation
- Group Variable Universal Life Insurance
- Long-term Disability
- Long term Care
- Paid Time Off
- Continuing Medical Education / Individual Physician Expenses
- Medical Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
- Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
- Employee Assistance Program
Voluntary Benefits Include
- Supplemental Life
- Supplemental Long-Term Disability
- Supplemental Long-Term Care
- Financial Planning Services
- 529 College Savings Plan
- Short-Term Disability Insurance
- Vision Insurance
- Legal Plan Insurance
- Home & Auto Insurance
- Accident Insurance
- Cancer & Critical Illness Insurance
Community Benefits & Patient Care
SMG enjoys positive relationships with the communities we serve, supporting the local tax base and economy as well as being a vibrant part of our cities and towns. We proudly provide world-class care where our patients live and work. With SMG’s patient-centered model, we strive daily to ensure that patients have the best access to physicians, the highest level of respect and compassion, comfort and privacy in their care and a sense of hope to aid their healing.
Workplace Benefits & Electronic Health Records
SMG’s primary care and specialty practices are supported in well-run offices that manage your billing, oversee patient experience and quality so you can focus on doing what you love best: taking care of patients.
SMG utilizes one of the premier electronic health records systems, allowing us to deliver better patient care. A team of dedicated professionals provide training to ensure optimization in our EMRs.
Physician Support & Leadership
Our physician practices are supported by clinical teams of nurse practitioners, physician assistants and certified nursing assistants who work collaboratively to streamline patient care and are committed to providing patients with the optimal health care experience. SMG’s physician leadership sets the standard for excellence and is dedicated to innovation and technology to advance the delivery of care and inspire best outcomes for our patients; physicians also have direct access to physician leadership.
Steward Health Care Network
Steward Health Care Network (SHCN) provides world class care to more than two million patients annually. SHCN's approximately 5,000 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.
Health Plan Contracting
All SHCN providers have access to each of SHCN’s system agreements. SHCN has highly competitive rates and terms with the major health plans.
SHCN has a robust distribution program that incorporates regular distributions to PCPs and specialists. The model used to calculate payments is developed and approved by physician governance, based on transparent measures and regular reporting. Performance funds are also created using small withholds on HMO risk products which are returned based on performance. Many providers earn back more than 100% of these funds.
Benefits of Joining SHCN
Steward has partnered with two Massachusetts health plans to create Steward Community Health Plans (SCHP). These are community hospital network insurance products that dramatically reduce health insurance costs for individuals and small businesses. By providing care in physicians’ offices and community hospitals, SCHP can be priced up to 30% below current market rates while still providing members with a benefit option that is comparable to the design of other plans.
Medical Malpractice Insurance
SHCN has partnered with TRACO, a professional liability insurance company, to develop affordable options for comprehensive professional liability coverage. TRACO offers a physician friendly approach, premiums that are up to 40% lower than rates offered by commercial insurers, personalized claims management and additional support services.
Population Health & Care Management Support
Through our Population Health and Care Management teams, SHCN manages the clinical needs of cohorts or populations of patients attributed to our network to drive Steward’s overall value proposition – high quality care along with improved/reduced total medical expense. SHCN’s approach centers around the provider and patient, leveraging a multi-disciplinary care team that includes nurse care managers, social workers, pharmacists, wellness coaches and a performance improvement team to help drive quality and clinical outcomes along with providing clinical services to at-risk and high risk patients. This expert staff works centrally and embedded within provider offices, serving as an extension of the office staff to improve performance under all of our programs. We invest in every practice to help all of our providers succeed.