Sharon Regional Health System Welcomes Joseph G. Hugar as New President

Joseph Hugar—New Sharon Regional Health System PresidentJoseph G. Hugar is the new Sharon Regional Health System president. Hugar brings decades of senior level health care administration experience to his new role at Sharon Regional.

Prior to his appointment as Sharon Regional Health System president, Hugar served as the President and CEO of Holy Family Medical Center and Presence Life Connections in the Greater Chicago Area. In that role, he oversaw the provision of care and services to more than 6,000 patients on a daily basis. Hugar has also served in senior leadership positions at Kindred Healthcare (New England), HealthSouth (Pennsylvania), and at several other health care companies. He earned his M.S. in Health Services Administration from Gannon University in Erie, PA.

Originally from Franklin, PA, Hugar welcomed the opportunity to relocate closer to his hometown and to help advance the new model of health care delivery being introduced at Sharon Regional since it recently became a Steward Family Hospital.

“Sharon Regional Health System offers the Shenago Valley access to high quality medical care and has more than 120 years of service to this area,” said Hugar. “I’m excited for the future of Sharon Regional, particularly as the hospital evolves and integrates into the new model of world class, affordable, community-based health care delivery being pioneered nationally by Steward Health Care.”

Hugar replaces former Sharon Regional Health System president President Jason Roeback, who recently returned to his hometown of Erie, PA to assume a role at Saint Vincent Hospital.

About Sharon Regional Health System
Sharon Regional Health System is your community healthcare provider; a 221 licensed, acute care bed hospital with 19 satellite centers throughout the region. As a Joint Commission accredited hospital, Sharon Regional Health System proudly offers specialized services including the Heart and Vascular Institute, emergency heart attack/stroke treatment, cancer care, orthopedics/sports medicine, minimally invasive surgery, bariatric surgery, emergency care, a women’s center, and a breast care center. For more information, visit:

About Steward Health Care

Steward Health Care is a fully integrated national health care services organization committed to providing the highest quality of care in the communities where our patients live. Steward owns and operates 18 community hospitals across four states, serves over 800 communities, and has more than 23,000 employees. The Steward network includes more than 25 urgent care centers, 42 preferred skilled nursing facilities, substantial behavioral health offerings, and more than 3,700 beds under management.

The innovative, community-based Steward Health Care Network includes more than 4,500 physicians who care for approximately 2 million patients annually. Steward Medical Group, the company’s employed physician group, provides more than 1 million patient encounters per year and manages Steward Home Care and Hospice with 300,000 and 35,000 patient encounters respectively. Steward’s unique health care service delivery model leverages technology and care coordination to keep patients healthier and in the community. Steward is recognized as one of the nation’s leading accountable care organizations. Steward hospitals have received the country’s top awards for quality and safety.

The Steward Hospital Group is comprised of: Sebastian River Medical Center (Sebastian, FL), Wuesthoff Medical Center (Melbourne, FL), Wuesthoff Medical Center (Rockledge, FL), Carney Hospital (Dorchester, MA), Good Samaritan Medical Center (Brockton, MA), Holy Family Hospital (Haverhill, MA and Methuen, MA), Morton Hospital (Taunton, MA), Nashoba Valley Medical Center (Ayer, MA), New England Sinai Hospital (Stoughton, MA), Norwood Hospital (Norwood, MA), Saint Anne’s Hospital (Fall

River, MA), St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center (Brighton, MA), Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital (Warren, OH), Northside Medical Center (Youngstown, OH), Trumbull Memorial Hospital (Warren, OH), Easton Hospital (Easton, PA) and Sharon Regional Health System (Sharon, PA).

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