STEVEN RUBY, M.D., ELECTED MEDICAL STAFF VICE PRESIDENT Will Serve Two-Year Term

(Hartford, Conn. February 3, 2011) - Steven Ruby, M.D., of Bloomfield, has been elected to a two-year term as Vice President of the Medial Staff at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center.

Dr. Ruby, an attending vascular surgeon at the Hospital, received his medical degree from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York. He served as a resident in general surgery at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, and was the John Homan's Fellow in Vascular Surgery at Harvard Medical School-Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston.

A Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Ruby is board certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery and holds a certificate of added qualifications in vascular surgery from that board. He is the Immediate Past Vice President of the New England Society for Vascular Surgery, and a member of the Society for Vascular Surgery and the American Venous Forum.

Dr. Ruby holds an appointment as a Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and is a member of the Board of Directors of Saint Francis Care, Inc.

Founded in 1897, Saint Francis is a major teaching hospital licensed for 617 acute inpatient beds and 65 bassinets. It is the largest Catholic hospital in New England. For more information on Saint Francis, go to www.stfranciscare.com.