Newton-Wellesley Hospital President Dr. Michael R. Jaff named to Becker's Healthcare Top Physicians List
Newton-Wellesley Hospital (NWH) is proud to announce that its President, Dr. Michael R. Jaff, has been recognized for the second year in a row by Becker’s Healthcare as one of "105 Hospital and Health System Physician Leaders to Know."
According to Becker’s, a publication covering national healthcare news and analysis for industry leaders, physicians recognized have committed their careers to advancing healthcare access and delivery as both clinicians and strategic leaders. Becker's Healthcare accepted several hundred nominations for the list. Executives featured are on the forefront of innovative care models and value-based care and have led their organizations to achieve top rankings from leading healthcare rating organizations.
Since becoming President of Newton-Wellesley Hospital in October 2016, Dr. Jaff has implemented innovative programs focusing on ensuring exceptional patient experiences and unparalleled quality of care. He has overseen the development of hospital programs to combat the opioid epidemic and initiated an acute care surgery program that ensures 24/7 community-based coverage for urgent surgical needs—a program not commonly found in the community hospital setting.
Under Dr. Jaff’s leadership, Newton-Wellesley Hospital has achieved several national, noteworthy designations including: the top rating of five stars for overall hospital quality by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; an ‘A’ for patient safety from Leapfrog for seven consecutive years; recognition as one of America's 50 Best Hospitals by Healthgrades; and most recently, ranked by U.S. News & World Report as fifth in Boston Metro, and sixth—and top community hospital—in the state.
Board certified in internal medicine and vascular medicine, Dr. Jaff is a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and an alumnus of the Harvard Business School General Management Program. Prior to becoming President of NWH, Dr. Jaff was the inaugural Paul and Phyllis Fireman Endowed Chair of Vascular Medicine and Medical Director of the Fireman Vascular Center at Massachusetts General Hospital. He remains an active clinical consultant in all aspects of vascular medicine, including peripheral artery disease, venous thromboembolic disease, aneurysmal diseases and all diagnostic strategies in vascular medicine and has published extensively in the field.
Newton-Wellesley Hospital is a full system member of Partners HealthCare System, Inc., a nonprofit organization that includes academic medical centers Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital.
Serving its community for over 130 years, NWH provides a wide range of services to its surrounding communities, including medical, surgical, obstetric and gynecological, cardiovascular, emergency, orthopaedic, neonatal, pediatric, hematology/oncology and psychiatric care—with a medical staff of over 1,000 physicians practicing a full range of specialties. NWH is a major teaching hospital for Tufts University School of Medicine and has established post-graduate training programs for residents of Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, teaching hospitals of Harvard Medical School.
For more information about Newton-Wellesley Hospital’s programs and services, or to make an appointment with a physician, please visit www.nwh.org or contact 866-NWH-DOCS (694-3627).