Advanced Care for our Smallest Patients After her daughter, Mia, was born one month prematurely this past December, Amanda Meads found herself spending a lot of time—up to eight hours a day over a three-week period—in North Shore Medical Center’s Special Care Nursery. She was among the first to experience the unit after the completion of a $2 million expansion and renovation project.
They’re known as blizzard babies — newborn wonders who choose only the most chaotic introduction to begin their lives. As schools were closed and roads looked like winterized ghost towns, about a dozen lives were celebrated at hospitals throughout the area.
Out with the old and in with the new is the theme for the New Year, and parents Sinclair Harris and Tanisha Carlisle of Lynn definitely have something new to look forward to after mom gave birth to the newborn baby early Friday at North Shore Medical Center in Salem.
12/11/2014 - Birthplace clinical nurse educator, Carrie Siefken, RNC, MSN, has been named the 2014 March of Dimes Nurse of the Year. Siefken, who was honored for quality, was one of 13 Massachusetts nurses selected for the award, which recognizes exceptional nurses, creates awareness of professional excellence, and promotes the future of the nursing profession, while helping to advance the mission of the March of Dimes.
Having Fun While Making a Difference Don't be fooled by the laughter and good cheer that abound when the Merry Mixers host a fundraising event. This charity organization takes its mission to raise money for pediatric programs at North Shore Medical Center very seriously. What started with a donation of $50 in 1950 when the group was founded has grown to more than $900,000 in donations in the past 20 years alone.
All in the family: For Marblehead family, roots run deep at NSMC Salem Hospital When Mckenzie Coleman was born last April, she had no idea that she was continuing a family tradition that goes back four generations. Mckenzie, like her mother before her, follows in a long line of Macombers born at NSMC Salem Hospital. The close relationship between the family and North Shore Medical Center dates back nearly 100 years (see sidebar on next page). In fact, the hospital’s Macomber building was named after Harold Macomber, once a visionary leader and fundraiser at the medical center.
The Healthy Life Fall 2014
- This is the first combined issue of The Healthy Life and NSMC Giving. We have integrated these publications to better share our news about health and giving with a broader audience. This issue features a cover story on a Marblehead couple with deep roots at Salem Hospital who recently had their first child in the NSMC Birthplace. Also included are features on spinal lumbar surgery, low-dose CT lung cancer screenings and the Merry Mixers charitable organization.
Liv and James Dolce of Marblehead did not expect complications after the delivery of their now 10-month-old daughter, Charlotte.Yet after only two hours after Charlotte’s birth during the late hours of June 27, Dr. William Dwyer, a neonatologist at MassGeneral for Children at North Shore Medical Center, informed the couple that the newborn was having difficulty breathing. Charlotte received antibiotics and was transferred to the NSMC Special Care Nursery.
Kimberly Alicea gave birth to the first baby on the North Shore.
Enhancing Care for High-Risk Infants and their Families When Paige Sherman was born eight weeks early, weighing just 4 lbs., 6 oz., she was immediately transferred to NSMC's Special Care Nursery where she received life-saving care, Paige is now a busy and active two-year-old. To better serve patients like Paige, NSMC is planning an expansion and renovation of its Special Care Nursery, another step in the hospital's ongoing enhancement of the patient experience.
Making Miracles After 18 months of trying to conceive, Melissa Meehan and her husband Matt, of Swampscott, turned to NSMC reproductive endocrinologist Mitchell Rein, M.D., for help.