Salvatore Perla, DrPH, President
Dr. Salvatore (Sal) Perla is a dynamic health care leader with demonstrated success in building new service lines to serve the community and developing strong patient-centered cultures with a passion for delivering high-quality care. Sal came to Norwood Hospital in 2018 following five years leading another Steward facility, Nashoba Valley Medical Center (NVMC). Under Sal's leadership, NVMC was named a Leapfrog Top Hospital and earned many consecutive Grade A's for patient safety and quality. Sal was also instrumental in expanding new service offerings including bariatric surgery, comprehensive breast health, pain management and a state-of-the-art sports and physical therapy center; growing the medical staff, and bringing some of the latest diagnostic technologies to the hospital.
Prior to joining Steward Health Care, Sal served as Vice President of Milford Regional Medical Center where he oversaw clinical operations, program development and real estate. Perla started his career in Boston as a scientist specializing in microbiology and infectious disease. He is a graduate of Northeastern University and holds a master's degree in health care administration and a doctorate in public health with a focus on population health management with a sub-specialty in care coordination for individuals with mental illness.