President's Message

Judith C. WaterstonWelcome to New England Sinai, a long-term acute care hospital and pulmonary center of excellence, serving patients at our main campus in Stoughton and our satellite units at Tufts Medical Center and Carney Hospital. At Sinai, we are committed to exceeding the expectations of our patients and their families.  Our goal is for every patient to receive safe, high quality care delivered with compassion, respect and understanding, to provide support and comfort to our families, and to make certain the hospital experience is always the best that it can be. 

Patients come to Sinai from hospitals and medical centers in Boston and southeastern Massachusetts, many directly from the ICU, for the outstanding complex medical, pulmonary and acute rehabilitative care we provide.  Most of our patients stay for an average of 25 to 30 days. 

Sinai is about people - the patients and families we serve and our outstanding staff who make the Sinai name synonymous with the very best medical care.  Our physicians, physician’s assistants, nurses, therapists and the entire Sinai team are truly dedicated to the well-being and dignity of our patients, and are one of the many reasons patients and families request Sinai when long-term acute care is needed.

Sinai's pulmonary focus

Sinai was founded in 1927 as a tuberculosis hospital.  This original focus is the foundation upon which Sinai's pulmonary programs and services have grown, propelling us to the forefront in pulmonary care.  Today, Sinai's success rate with hard to wean patients exceeds national benchmarks, and our pulmonary rehabilitation programs are known for the outstanding outcomes our patients achieve.  Additionally, under the leadership of Alexander C. White, MD, MS, chief of pulmonary and sleep medicine, Sinai is breaking new ground in pulmonary research through the Rose Kalman Research Center. A major teaching affiliate of Tufts University School of Medicine, Sinai is an important rotation site for Tufts pulmonary fellows, adding to our reputation as a Center of Pulmonary Excellence.

For more than 84 years, Sinai has been here when our patients and families have needed us. We look forward to being here for many more.


Judith C. Waterston, BSN, MS, was appointed president and CEO of Sinai in September 2009. An outstanding leader with over 30 years of health care experience, Waterston has dedicated her career to making a difference for patients and their families. Under her expert leadership, Sinai is meeting today's health care challenges and continuing a tradition of exceptional care.  Prior to joining Sinai, she served as president of Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Network, Boston, and prior to her move to New England she served as president and CEO of Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital and Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center of Chicago, Ill.  These appointments followed more than a decade of leadership experience within the Baylor Health Care System of Dallas, Texas, where she served as executive director of the Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation. Throughout her career, Waterston has been recognized as an accomplished strategist committed to quality improvement and efficient operations.

An active leader in local, state, and national professional organizations, she has served as president of the Texas Association of Rehabilitation Facilities and is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. She also served as Chairman of the American Hospital Association's Section for Long-Term Care and Rehabilitation.  In 2002, she was named to the "Today's Chicago Woman" Hall of Fame, and in 1997 was recognized as one of the "Great One Hundred Nurses in Dallas/Ft. Worth.  Currently, Waterston's professional and community commitments include serving as a member of the Health Care Management Association of Massachusetts, American College of Healthcare Executives, Lynn Home for the Aged, and The Boston Club. 

A graduate of the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing, Waterston earned her Master's in nursing degree from Ohio State University.

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