Non-Discrimnation Policy

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As a recipient of Federal financial assistance, Steward Health Care System does not exclude, deny benefits to, or otherwise discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability, or age in admission to, participation in, or receipt of services and benefits under any of its programs and activities, whether carried out by Steward Health Care System directly or through a contractor or any other entity with which Steward Health Care arranges to carry out its programs and activities.

The statement is in accordance with the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and Regulations of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued pursuant to these statutes at Title 45 Code of Federal Regulations Parts 80, 84, and 91.

In case of questions, please contact:

Steward Health Care
ADA/Section 504 Coordinator


1-800-439-0183 or 711 calling from MA
(Relay line-operator-assisted support for deaf and hard of hearing)


Health Equity at Nashoba Valley Medical Center

As part of our efforts to ensure health equity for all patients, the Health Equity Committee at Nashoba Valley Medical Center actively identifies health disparities in our patient population, so that we may address them with the goal of improving patient health and wellness. 

One of our specific initiatives involves identifying inpatients aged 65+ who are discharged on the blood thinner Eliquis®, which while effective, can be cost prohibitive for some patients. Once identified, we find financial assistance so the patient can remain on this important medication. 

In addition, when we identify food, housing, transportation, and other needs that may adversely impact the health of our patients, we work to find assistance for them.