Essential Medical Staff Travel To Massachusetts As The Number of COVID-19 Cases Are Expected to Surge In The Next Several Weeks

Jodi DeJong, Regional Marketing Director, (801) 647-0477

 ESSENTIAL MEDICAL STAFF TRAVEL TO MASSACHUSETTS AS THE NUMBER OF COVID-19 CASES ARE EXPECTED TO SURGE IN THE NEXT SEVERAL WEEKS

Skilled Steward Health Care registered nurses and respiratory therapists will provide the additional support needed for the next two to four weeks.

UTAH –Tuesday, April 14, 2020, A team of skilled medical care staff from Steward Health Care in Utah is leaving early Monday and Tuesday morning to travel to their sister facilities in Massachusetts.  The team made up of registered nurses, respiratory therapists, and licensed practical nurses will be supporting their sister hospitals for the next two to four weeks assisting in the care of COVID-19 patients that is expected to surge in the next several weeks.

Massachusetts has more confirmed cases of COVID-19 than Portugal, Austria, Russia, Israel or South Korea according to the global map that John Hopkins University researchers have been updating. “We are about to have a very difficult couple of weeks here in Massachusetts, and it could be three weeks and it could be four depending upon how this whole thing plays out,” Gov. Charlie Baker said during his daily virus update on Friday.

“I am very humbled by the level support expressed by our employees who have a strong desire to provide care to those most in need.”, states Brian Dunn, President, Steward Health Care, Western Region. “We have the ability to send staff to the outbreak in Massachusetts and will continue to provide staff throughout the coming weeks. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who have been affected by this pandemic.”  

About Steward Health Care System

Steward Health Care is the largest private, tax-paying physician-led health care network in the United States. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Steward operates 35 hospitals in the United States and the country of Malta that regularly receive top awards for quality and safety. The company employs more than 40,000 health care professionals. The Steward network includes multiple urgent care centers and skilled nursing facilities, substantial behavioral health services, over 7,200 beds under management, and approximately 2.2 million full risk covered lives through the company's managed care and health insurance services.

The Steward Health Care Network includes 5,000 physicians across 800 communities who help to provide more than 12 million patient encounters per year. Steward Medical Group, the company's employed physician group, provides more than six million patient encounters per year. The Steward Hospital Group operates hospitals in Malta and nine states across the U.S., including Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Utah.

In Utah, Steward Health Care operates five hospitals, Davis Hospital and Medical Center, Jordan Valley Medical Center, Jordan Valley Medical Center - West Valley Campus, Mountain Point Medical Center and Salt Lake Regional Medical Center. The Utah Steward network also includes the Davis Hospital Weber Campus Emergency Department in Roy. Steward Medical Group Utah employs primary and specialty care physicians and surgeons with locations all along the Wasatch Front. The managed care and health insurance services include Steward Health Care Network and Steward Health Choice Utah. Steward Health Care is the exclusive health care partner of REAL Salt Lake soccer clubs and Utah Grizzlies hockey. 

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