NorwoodAbout Us

About Us

Norwood Hospital is a community-based, 264-bed facility offering a full range of exceptional, quality health care services to more than 300,000 people in Norwood and 15 surrounding communities.  Norwood Hospital is a member of Steward Health Care, the largest fully integrated community care organization in New England, and is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations.


Norwood Hospital – At a Glance

  • Employees: 1,600
  • Medical staff members: 467
  • Licensed beds: 264
  • Emergency department visits: 47,040
  • Discharges: 13,491
  • Outpatient visits: 129,000

Dedicated to continuously improving the type and quality of services it offers, Norwood Hospital’s current medical services include the Small Miracles Maternity Unit, a modern emergency department, Children’s Hospital Boston Pediatrics, up-to-date radiation oncology services, extensive endoscopic services, advanced laparoscopic and neurological surgery, a Center for Pain Management, and cardiac catheterization lab.

Norwood Hospital’s dedication to providing the highest quality of care to its patients and its community is consistently recognized with many of the region’s most prestigious awards, including:

  • June 2012, Norwood Hospital earned an “A” Hospital Safety ScoreSM by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. U.S. hospitals were assigned an A, B, C, D, or F for their safety. The ratings reflect how safe a hospital is for its patients.
  •  2012 American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award, recognizing r Norwood Hospital’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations.
  • Leapfrog Top Hospital, 2009 and 2010, for quality performance. Norwood Hospital was one of only five urban hospitals in New England to receive this honor.
  • Hospital Value Index™: Best in Value™ award for 2010 – top tier of hospitals, nationwide, for quality and affordability.
  • Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Stage 6 for Electronic Medical Record. Only 1.8 percent of hospitals, nationwide, hold this title.
  • Boston Magazine’s 2010 and 2011 Top Doctors: Jonathan Caine, MD, Pediatrics; John H. Al-Jamal, MD, FACOG, Obstetrics and Gynecology; and Savitha Gowda, MD, Internal Medicine.


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