A Letter From Ralph

Dear Patients,

Norwood Hospital is part of the Steward Health Care System LLC, New England’s largest fully integrated community care organization. In the past three years, we have invested over $850 million to improve the quality of care, upgrade facilities and improve the patient experience in our hospitals.

At Norwood Hospital, we are proud to offer advanced hip and knee replacement treatment. Orthopedic services have expanded at Norwood Hospital with the addition of MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Resurfacing and MAKOplasty® Total Hip Replacement, new surgical options for patients suffering from early- to mid-stage osteoarthritis of the knee and hip. These state-of-the-art treatments are an alternative to traditional hip and knee replacement surgeries. Norwood Hospital surgeons can now treat patients more precisely and less invasively using this leading-edge robotic-guided technology. Steward was the first health care organization to bring this state-of-the-art treatment to Massachusetts.

We are proud of the care we provide patients from Norwood and the surrounding communities. Norwood Hospital has won numerous quality awards from leading industry organizations.

Please explore our website for more information about our available services.


Ralph de la Torre, MD
Founder, Chairman and CEO
Steward Health Care System

Dr. de la Torre has been recognized as one of the 100 most influential people in health care and one of the top 50 physician leaders by Modern Healthcare.