The Steward Health Care System and Carney Hospital announced Dr. Joseph Weinstein as Steward’s new system-wide Chief Medical Officer.
Dr. Weinstein, a cardiologist, has been a practicing physician for nearly three decades. Steward’s first Chief Medical Officer Justine Carr recently retired, leaving a legacy of improvements at Carney Hospital that have benefitted Boston area families. Dr. Weinstein expressed his commitment to continuing this progress.
“During her tenure, Dr. Carr helped Carney Hospital achieve the highest caliber of health care and I am honored to follow in her footsteps by continuing this work for the community,” said Dr. Weinstein. “I look forward to building upon her exceptional track record by continuing to strengthen the exceptional patient care and patient services currently available at Carney.”
As the Chief Medical Officer overseeing all medical practices, Dr. Weinstein will be focused on ensuring best-in-class outcomes and experiences for patients, improving behavioral health access and quality, and leveraging technology to better serve patients and the community.
Previously, Dr. Weinstein has served as the chairman of Internal Medicine and as vice president of Medical Affairs at Good Samaritan Medical Center. He was the vice president of Medical Affairs at Carney Hospital in 2015 and 2016.
“We are thrilled by the appointment of Dr. Weinstein as system-wide Chief Medical Officer,” said Walter J. Ramos, J.D., president of Carney Hospital. “Dr. Weinstein is an exceptional choice and patients will benefit greatly from his contributions both locally and across the entire Steward system.”
With coordinated care along the entire continuum and a multidisciplinary, team-based approach to providing healthcare, Steward has come to be a leading innovator and provider network in New England.