3/28/2013 - North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) physician, Harvey Zarren, M.D. has received the Dr. E. Augustus Holyoke Memorial Award for his professional excellence and commitment to serving our community.
1/25/2013 - On Monday, January 28, 2013, NSMC will begin running a new advertising campaign that promotes our primary care physicians and their role in connecting patients to the experts and programs of NSMC and Partners HealthCare.
12/28/2012 - Five North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) physicians have been named among the ‘best doctors in Boston" in the December 2012 issue of Boston Magazine
12/18/2012 - Gifts are still needed for children on the Inpatient Child Psychiatry Unit at NSMC Union Hospital. In addition to toys (for ages 12 and up), other gifts are also welcome, including: clothing, fleece blankets/throws, art supplies, journals, books, DVDs, toiletries and gift cards.
11/19/2012 - North Shore Medical Center's (NSMC) website has won the Gold at the W³ Awards under the general web category for Health Care Services.
11/15/2012 - Today, North Shore Medical Center is participating in the annual American Cancer Society’s Great Smokeout. To assist those who currently smoke to quit the habit, the NSMC Smoking Cessation Service has smoking cessation counselors at Salem and Union hospitals answering questions about NSMC’s successful programs.
11/5/2012 - Join the Merry Mixers for an evening of inspiration at Jambu Jewelry. Jambu will donate 10% of purchases to the Merry Mixers, Friends of MassGeneral for Children at North Shore Medical Center.
10/30/2012 - All offices and facilities of North Shore Physicians Group are open and fully operational.
10/30/2012 - All offices and facilities of North Shore Medial Center, North Shore Physicians Group and the Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care are open and fully operational
10/30/2012 - Some of North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) Salem Hospital’s tiniest patients were invited back to the hospital for a festive, Halloween-themed reunion to celebrate their miraculous births and recoveries at the Special Care Nursery. More than 100 infants and toddlers attended and reunited with hospital nurses, therapists, and physicians.
10/24/2012 - North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) is rolling out a new environmentally friendly linen policy, similar to the “green” linen policy many hotels offer. This policy is part of a Partners-wide initiative to manage healthcare costs for everyone, as well as to conserve natural resources. NSMC patients will have the option to reuse their clean bed linens and towels if they are staying more than one night.
10/20/2012 - As you have seen in the news, the New England Compounding Center (NECC) in Framingham has recently closed because of concerns about contaminated drug products. We want to assure patients and their families that North Shore Physician Group has never purchased nor used medications from NECC in its offices.
10/18/2012 - As you may have heard in the news, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) are currently investigating infections related to contaminated medications which were produced at New England Compounding Center of Framingham, Massachusetts (NECC). The contaminated medications have been linked to a nationwide outbreak of meningitis, a serious health condition. They were recalled across the United States on September 25, 2012.
10/17/2012 - Staff at North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) Salem and Union hospitals will participate in an emergency preparedness drill. NSMC Salem Hospital will have the drill on October 18 and NSMC Union Hospital will have the drill on October 19.
7/27/2012 - North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) was recently honored with an “A” Hospital Safety ScoreSM by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits committed to encouraging safer, higher quality healthcare. Both NSMC Salem and NSMC Union hospitals received the top ranking.
7/23/2012 - North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) has been named to U. S. News and World Report’s list of the 24 best hospitals in Massachusetts, joining Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in receiving the honor.
6/26/2012 - Consumer Reports recently teamed up with Massachusetts Health Quality Partners (MHQP) to survey Massachusetts patients about their primary care physicians. North Shore Physicians Group earned top scores for adult primary care practices at six locations.
6/20/2012 - North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) recently honored seven of its registered nurses and caregivers for outstanding service and clinical excellence. Awards included the Broadhead Clinical Excellence Award, the Broadhead Clinical Nursing Excellence Award for Advanced Practice, the NSMC Nursing Leadership Award, and the Blodgett Award.
6/4/2012 - Web Health Awards has given North Shore Medical Center a Merit Award for our complete rewrite and redesign of nsmc.partners.org.
6/4/2012 - North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) has been honored by the New England Society for Healthcare Communications with the 2012 Gold Lamplighter Award for its website in recognition of achieving the highest professional standards in healthcare communications.
6/1/2012 - NSMC was awarded “Seedling” status for its expanding efforts to incorporate green practices into every day operations as a way to lessen its environmental impact on the community.
6/1/2012 - As part of North Shore Medical Center’s ongoing investment on the Salem Campus to enhance the inpatient experience, plans call for the expansion and renovation of the Special Care Nursery and updates to the inpatient pediatric unit at the MassGeneral for Children at North Shore Medical Center..
5/29/2012 - NSMC family medicine physician Alain A. Chaoui, M.D., has been honored by the Massachusetts Medical Society with its Committee Chair Service Award, an honor recognizing exceptional leadership and service to the Society, the statewide professional association of physicians.
5/24/2012 - North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) Salem Hospital has received the American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® – Stroke (GWTG–Stroke) Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes NSMC’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations.
5/14/2012 - Simulation lab at Salem State University for nursing students enables hands-on patient experience in an instructor-managed environment.
5/9/2012 - The medical staff of the North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) honored Edgar Y. Oppenheimer, M.D., and Howard Waldman, M.D. Ph. D., with the 2012 Physician of Excellence Award and Frederick O. Buckley, Jr., M.D., with the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award.
5/6/2012 - NSMC joins the American Nurses Association in celebrating National Nurses Week, May 6-12, 2012. We proudly recognize our nurses for their expertise, compassion, and their commitment to redesigning care around our patients.
NSMC cardiac surgeon honored by Essex South District Medical Society as 2012 Community Clinician of the Year
4/10/2012 - NSMC cardiac surgeon Thomas J. Vander Salm, M.D, has been honored as the 2012 Community Clinician of the Year by his physician peers of the Essex South District Medical Society.
3/22/2012 - Craig Grimes, M.D., selected from 1,000 Primary Care Physicians as recipient of Primary Care Award for Innovation.
3/16/2012 - In his role as President of Mass Pay in Beverly, Maxwell has played an influential role in the WALK/RUN over the last few years. His Fed Up with Cancer event contributed to the great success of the WALK/RUN and we hope to build on this success for 2012.
2/15/2012 - The Harvey Zarren Healing Gardens at NSMC Union Hospital were recently named a finalist in Healthcare Design's remodel and renovation contest.
2/8/2012 - Karen Krag, MD, has been named as the eighteenth annual recipient of the Dr. E. Augustus Holyoke Memorial Award. This award is given by the NSMC Medical Staff to members of the community to recognize professional excellence and service to the community.
2/7/2012 - Patients and their families are invited an event on February 7, 2012, where they will be introduced to several NSMC PCPs who are accepting new patients.
1/11/2012 - Now that winter has arrived, NSMC primary care physicians and infectious disease specialists have seen a spike in patients coming in with illnesses such as the norovirus and head colds. Fortunately, there are some basic precautions everyone can take to minimize the chance of coming down with the flu.
In early November, Belgassem Ali, a 22-year-old Libyan freedom fighter, suffered a gunshot wound to his abdomen during a skirmish with Moammar Gaddafi loyalists. Ali is now one of 22 injured Libyan fighters currently receiving care at Spaulding North Shore. Soft-spoken and serious, Ali is a college student majoring in political science back in his homeland.
11/15/2011 - The Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the relationship between patients and caregivers, has selected Suzanne Nevins, a neonatal nurse at North Shore Medical Center, as one of five finalists for its prestigious Schwartz Center Compassionate Caregiver Award.
10/24/2011 - North Shore Medical Center’s (NSMC) Board of Trustees is pleased to welcome two new trustees; Shirley Singleton, chairman, president and CEO of Edgewater Technology headquartered in Wakefield, and Marc S. Rubin, M.D., chair of surgery at North Shore Medical Center.
10/22/2011 - A group of six patients sit attentively across from Terence Doorly, M.D., as he starts their 90-minute Shared Medical Appointment (SMA). In turn, each steps up to the front of the room for an individual consultation. Their radiological studies – usually pertaining to a spine or neck injury, Dr. Doorly’s specialty – are displayed on a large-screen television for all to see as he discusses possible causes and treatment options.
10/21/2011 - North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) is participating in National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week October 23 – 29, 2011.
10/19/2011 - Across the United States, intense pressure to control healthcare costs while further improving quality is driving hospitals and physicians to be more innovative. Here at home, teams at North Shore Physicians Group (NSPG) are leading the way, recognizing that primary care will play the lead role in creating a more efficient healthcare system.
6/8/2011 - North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) plastic surgeon, Sheldon Sevinor, M.D., is scheduled to appear on ABC TV’s hit show “The View” on Monday, June 13, 2011 at 11 a.m.
5/20/2011 - Marblehead resident and North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) physician Marc D. Levine, M.D., has been honored as the 2011 Community Clinician of the Year by his physician peers of the Essex South District Medical Society.
5/16/2011 - On June 25 and 26, 2011, North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) will join NBC 7/CW 56 and Partners HealthCare for the fifth annual free Boston Health and Fitness Expo at Boston’s Hynes Convention Center.
5/10/2011 - North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) is getting creative when it comes to keeping people on the North Shore ‘Heart Healthy.’ NSMC has launched a new heart health awareness campaign featuring custom hospital bracelets bearing colorful designs and messages.
5/8/2011 - Hypnosis is on its way to becoming more widely accepted as an effective treatment for smoking cessation based on research conducted at North Shore Medical Center (NSMC).
4/12/2011 - William W. Macomber, M.D., selected from 1,000 primary care physicians in the Partners HealthCare network.
4/1/2011 - "When I was asked to chair the 2011 North Shore Cancer WALK, I couldn’t think of a better way to honor my father’s memory or the compassionate care he received at NSMC. I also wanted to do what I could to pay tribute to the courage of cancer survivors like my mother and cousin and to patients and families throughout the North Shore whose lives have been touched by cancer."
2/14/2011 - “Prescription refills are a huge challenge for all primary care practices and without even doing any formal research, we knew it was an area where we could make significant improvements,” says Lindsay Gainer, R.N., M.S.N., Clinical Best Practice Program Manager at North Shore Physicians Group.
2/9/2011 - The Surgical Weight Management Program at North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) will hold a free information session for Newburyport/Amesbury area patients on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at 5 p.m. at the Provident Bank Community Room, 5 Market Street in Amesbury, Massachusetts.
12/13/2010 - Three NSMC physicians have been named among the “best doctors in Boston” in the December 2010 issue of Boston Magazine.
North Shore Medical Center Appoints Danversbank’s Kevin Noyes as Chair of the 2011 North Shore Cancer Walk
12/2/2010 - North Shore Medical Center and Danversbank are pleased to announce that the bank’s Director of Compliance and the Danversbank Charitable Foundation, Inc., Kevin Noyes, will serve as the chairperson for the 2011 North Shore Cancer WALK.
9/16/2010 - North Shore Medical Center’s (NSMC) heart surgery program has been recognized as one of the top 50 in the U.S. The ranking comes from Consumer Reports, the same group that is well known for ranking cars and major appliances. Four groups in Massachusetts -- doctors affiliated with NSMC as well as Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Boston Medical Center, and Mount Auburn Hospital -- earned the survey’s highest rating.
5/5/2010 - North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) Salem Hospital has received the American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines – Stroke (GWTG–Stroke) Silver Plus Performance Achievement Award.
5/5/2010 - North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) Union Hospital in Lynn, Mass. has received the American Stroke Association’s Get With The GuidelinesSM–Stroke (GWTG–Stroke) Gold Performance Achievement Award.
4/19/2010 - North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) honored Lawrence Block, M.D., F.A.C.C., and Patricia Walsh, M.D., with the 2010 Physician of Excellence Award, at a ceremony at the Salem Country Club.
2/22/2010 - North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) is earning high marks for demonstrating exceptional health care quality and value. The hospital was recently honored with three major awards.
2/22/2010 - North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) was recently recognized by the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP), as one of 25 hospitals in the United States that have achieved exemplary outcomes for surgical patient care.