May 20, 2019

Steward Health Care Opens New Primary Care and Specialty Practice in Needham

Community invited to Open House on June 4 to meet physicians and staff

Steward Health Care has opened a new primary care practice on Rosemary Street with a long-time Needham physician, Dr. Irina Kogan, overseeing care for patients. Dr. Kogan is joined by specialty care including orthopedic surgeon Dr. Timothy Hartshorn. Together, they are providing exceptional care to residents of Needham and the surrounding communities.

The community is invited to attend an open house at Steward Medical Group Needham Primary Care on Tuesday, June 4 from 3:30-6 p.m. The practice is located at 145 Rosemary St., Suite C in Needham. Attendees are invited to tour the new location, meet Dr. Kogan and Dr. Hartshorn and take part in a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Dr. Kogan is a family medicine specialist who has been providing care in the Greater Boston community for nearly 20 years. Her areas of special interest include pediatric to adult care, including preventative exams, women’s health, management of acute illnesses as well as treating common, chronic medical conditions including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes. Dr. Kogan is fluent in Russian and offers convenient online booking at Appointments may be made by calling her office at 781-559-0250. 

Dr. Hartshorn is an experienced orthopedic surgeon with expertise in joint replacement and arthroscopic and reconstruction surgery of the shoulder. Appointments may be made by calling 781-429-7000. 

“Caring for the members of our community is a privilege, and I’m so excited to now being doing that through Steward Medical Group,” said Dr. Kogan. “I look forward to helping our residents and neighbors through all their medical needs and being a resource for them and their loved ones.”

“We are excited to open this new practice in Needham to further improve primary care options for the community,” said Dr. Michael Callum, president of Steward Medical Group. “Dr. Kogan is a highly experienced and respected provider who will offer patients the highest quality of care.”

Dr. Kogan and Dr. Hartshorn are affiliated with Norwood Hospital. The addition of the primary care office that also provides orthopedic specialty care in Needham complements the care Steward provides in the community at Norwood Hospital, said Salvatore Perla, DrPh, hospital president. The hospital has more than 500 physicians and includes care ranging from its Small Miracles Maternity Unit to its robotic-assisted orthopedic surgery program.

“Norwood Hospital has been providing great care in the community for a century,” Perla said. “Should patients need hospital diagnostic services, emergency care, or care for more serious illnesses, Dr. Kogan will work collaboratively with our team of specialists at the hospital to provide patients with the best care possible.”

Steward’s footprint in the Newton/Needham region includes practices that provide primary care, orthopedics and gastroenterology.

About Norwood Hospital
Norwood Hospital is a full-service, 215-bed community hospital for adults and children with a focus on delivering world-class health care along with the latest advances in technology and treatment options. With first class specialists, innovative treatment options, and state-of-the-art technology, including robotic-assisted surgeries for joint replacement, the hospital campus provides exceptional care throughout Norfolk County and surrounding areas. Norwood Hospital has received many awards including 2018 Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award, MBSAQIP (Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program) Comprehensive Center Accreditation Award, and has been designated as two Blue Distinction+ Centers by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts for Maternity Care and for Knee and Hip Replacement. Norwood Hospital is part of the Steward Health Care System LLC. Additional information is available at 

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 37 hospitals in the United States and the country of Malta that regularly receive top awards for quality and safety. The company employs approximately 42,000 health care professionals. The Steward network includes multiple urgent care centers and skilled nursing facilities, substantial behavioral health services, over 7,900 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.