NSMC in the News

North Shore Volunteers Run in Marathon
4/22/2014 - Salem News
The North Shore is sending police officers, firefighters, running club members and medical personnel to help manage an event with thousands of runners, hundreds of thousands of spectators and the eyes of the world upon it. Several staff members from the North Shore Medical Center in Salem will be working the medical tent at the finish line. The volunteers include nurse practitioner Heather Carlson and nurses Kim Giroux, Tanya Blankenship and Deb Ferrari.
Volunteers Return to Run Marathon
4/15/2014 - Runner's World
Dixie Patterson was idly chatting with a fellow physician assistant when an explosion shook the medical tent, just past the finish line, at 2:49 p.m. last April 15. A second blast came 12 seconds later.
Altruism at its best
3/20/2014 - Salem News
Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. They are sometimes seasoned professionals, but just as often, their only credential is passionate concern. And heroism can take several forms, from sudden, physical courage to commitment over time.
Salem girl is North Shore's first 2014 baby
1/2/2014 - Salem News
Georgia Mary Fargo arrived at NSMC Salem Hospital just 26 minutes after the ball dropped in Times Square, making her the first baby born on the North Shore in 2014.
Center offers new option for same-day sick visits
10/9/2013 - Salem News
Last week, North Shore Physicians Group launched a new kind of walk-in service called North Shore Urgent Care in a 4,000-square-foot office suite in the lower level of the medical center.
Nurse From Medical Tent At Marathon Bombing, Saves A Life On Plum Island
8/1/2013 - WBZ NewsRadio
A nurse from North Shore Medical Center in Salem, was in the right place at the right time on Wednesday.
Nurse saves little girl's life on Plum Island
8/1/2013 - WHDH
Dixie Patterson saw a frantic sight when she looked down the beach, and immediately ran to help.
North Shore Medical Center nurse saves teen at beach
8/1/2013 - Salem News
Not breathing, a 14-year-old girl was pulled out of the ocean yesterday around 3 p.m., but she was likely saved by a nurse who works at North Shore Medical Center. Newburyport resident Dixie Patterson, sunbathing yards away, rushed over and performed mouth-to-mouth resuscitation until the girl began breathing on her own.
North Shore Medical Center named a ‘best hospital’
7/18/2013 - Marblehead Reporter
North Shore Medical Center has been ranked as one of the best hospitals in Greater Boston and Massachusetts by U.S. News & World Report for the second consecutive year. NSMC is the only hospital on the North Shore to be named to either the Boston or Massachusetts lists.
Salem Hospital to blast today
7/12/2013 - Salem News
Blasting is expected to start today as part of the construction of a new power plant at North Shore Medical Center.
Letter: Thank you to Salem Hospital
7/2/2013 - Salem News
I have many reasons for why I love living in Salem: its history, waterfront, university, fantastic Peabody Essex Museum, tolerance, growth and vibrancy.Now to that I add a great medical facility at our back door, Salem Hospital.
When Cancer Hits Close to Home
6/19/2013 - Swampscott Reporter
After working together for more than 20 years, Phyllis Sagan and Jude Toner know a thing or two about the value of teamwork.That’s one of the reasons why the pair is excited to co-chair the 2013 North Shore Cancer Walk on Sunday, June 23 at Salem Willows Park.
Oncology Patient Navigator, Yovanny Fana, 2013 Honoree
6/12/2013 - the one hundred
The colleagues of Yovanny Fana, oncology patient navigator at Mass General/North Shore Cancer Center, attest to her tireless and resourceful interventions on behalf of patients at the Cancer Center. 
North Shore Medical Center teams up with the city of Salem to help residents live healthier
6/12/2013 - NoBo Magazine
The City of Salem has been awarded a four-year $240,000 grant from Partners HealthCare and North Shore Medical Center to fund the City’s Mass in Motion Initiative, which promotes healthy eating and active living. Mass in Motion programs are taking place in over 50 other communities throughout the Commonwealth.
Knitters invited to create Blankets Full of Grace for babies at hospital
6/11/2013 - Marblehead Reporter
Grace Beatty, an eighth-grader at Tower School, has been sharing her love of knitting with newborn babies at North Shore Medical Center. Other knitters are invited to join the effort.
Helping patients in any language
6/6/2013 - Salem Gazette
Yovanny Fana, of Lynn, is employed by the North Shore Medical Center in Salem as an oncology patient navigator. Her job is to help cancer patients, primarily at the MGH Cancer Center, navigate the challenges of the health care system. She is the only Spanish-speaking patient navigator at NSMC.
Tickled Pink fundraiser in Saugus targets cancer
6/3/2013 - Saugus Advertiser
Though Debbie Cole was diagnosed with stage IV metastatic breast cancer almost three years ago, she’s never been someone to let adversity stand in her way. Her friends, inspired by her courage and resilience, are honoring her with the third annual Tickled Pink! Laughing Towards a Cure fundraiser on Friday, June 14, at Prince Pizza’s Giggles Comedy Club. All proceeds from the event are benefiting the North Shore Cancer WALK, to be held in Salem on June 23.
Heard Around Town: A short story about a little bell
5/24/2013 - Salem News
Earlier this month, the Mass General/North Shore Cancer Center in Danvers held a dedication ceremony for, of all things, a bell. The little bell is inscribed “From the Friends of Maureen Clark” in honor of a Salem wife, mother and businesswoman who went through a double mastectomy, chemotherapy and radiation at MGH in Boston. Clark donated the bell so cancer patients on the North Shore could have the same experience she had last year when she went for radiation treatment at Mass General in Boston.
Salem receives funding for healthy living initiative
5/24/2013 - Boston.com
The city of Salem has been awarded a four-year $240,000 grant from Partners HealthCare and North Shore Medical Center to fund the city’s Mass in Motion initiative, which promotes healthy eating and active living.
NSMC PCP wins the Junior Investigator Award
5/8/2013 - Salem News
North Shore Medical Center primary care physician Adrienne Allen recently received the Junior Investigator Award for her original research published in Annals of Internal Medicine, an internal medicine journal.
North Shore hospitals see blast victims
4/24/2013 - Salem News
As victims of the Boston Marathon bomb blasts were rushed to Boston trauma centers, spectators and runners with less serious injuries headed home to seek treatment at hospitals across Greater Boston.
Marblehead family attests: Merry Mixers have made impact
4/4/2013 - Marblehead Reporter
Save the date. Mark your calendar. Saturday, June 1. 7 p.m., Boston Yacht Club. Before you file that information away, take a look at the type of people it benefits.
Hospital chiefs outline health care strategies
1/10/2013 - Salem News
The heads of the region’s major hospital systems outlined yesterday what they are doing to lower costs, increase value, improve quality and keep people healthy with the coming of the Affordable Care Act next year.
Letter: Fed Up With Cancer a huge success
1/3/2013 - Salem News
On Dec. 6, MassPay Payroll Services held our third annual Fed Up With Cancer fundraiser at Danversport Yacht Club. With more than 400 people in attendance, Fed Up With Cancer’s evening of food sampling, live music, and live and silent auctions raised $20,000 to support programs and services for cancer patients at the NSMC Salem Hospital and the Mass General/North Shore Cancer Center in Danvers.
First babies arrive healthy, happy
1/2/2013 - Salem News
Kimberly Alicea gave birth to the first baby on the North Shore.
Brookline's John Schorge named one of the "Best Doctors in Boston"
1/2/2013 - Brookline Tab
North Shore Medical Center gynecologic oncologist John Schorge, M.D., has been named among the “Best Doctors in Boston” in the December 2012 issue of Boston Magazine.
Lynn's first baby of 2013
1/2/2013 - Lynn Item
West Lynn resident Marie Gomez went into labor at around midnight on New Year's Eve, presumably ideal timing for her baby to be born early in 2013.
Boston Magazine honors Marblehead doctor
12/29/2012 - Marblehead Reporter
North Shore Medical Center allergist and clinical immunologist Dr. James MacLean of Marblehead has been named among the “Best Doctors in Boston” in the December 2012 issue of Boston Magazine.
Marblehead residents join North Shore OB/GYN practices
12/20/2012 - Marblehead Reporter
Drs. Melanie Nathan and Caroline Lawler recently joined North Shore Physicians Group’s obstetric and gynecology practices in Danvers, Salem and Swampscott.
Danvers Man Named 'Top Doc'
12/17/2012 - Danvers Herald
Dr. James A. MacLean has been named to Boston magazine’s annual Top Docs list in the December cover story.
Hudson resident receives surgery excellence award
12/8/2012 - Hudson News
North Shore Medical Center’s (NSMC) Department of Surgery has honored Hudson resident Christina Luongo, R.N., with the 2012 Department of Surgery Clinical Excellence and Professionalism Award.
Fed Up With Cancer event to benefit walk
12/5/2012 - Salem News
The fundraiser, Fed Up With Cancer Fundraiser, has donated more than $35,000 to the North Shore Cancer Walk, which benefits programs and services of the Mass General/North Shore Cancer Center in Danvers and the North Shore Medical Center’s oncology unit at Salem Hospital.
Survivor sets sights on half-marathon goal
10/16/2012 - The Salem News
Anita Broach was diagnosed with breast cancer in the midst of her moving to the North Shore. Her surgeon referred her to Mass General, which, fortunately for Broach, includes the Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care in Danvers.
Death of Lynn city councilor's sibling prompts concern about Lyme disease
9/10/2012 - Lynn Item
West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis have been in the news frequently this summer, but experts say Lyme disease presents a higher and constant risk, and just last month the disease is believed to have caused the death of a Lynn city councilor’s brother.
North Shore physician details procedure Sox star Ortiz to undergo for injured Achilles
8/29/2012 - The Daily Item
NSMC and NSPG sports medicine specialist Navid Mahooti, MD explains the PRP procedure Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is planning to undergo to help speed up the healing of his injured Achilles tendon.
Human EEE cases rare
8/27/2012 - Daily Item
Dr. Barbara Lambl, an infectious disease specialist at North Shore Medical Center and the hospital epidemiologist, said EEE is very rare, with less than one case per year diagnosed in Massachusetts over the last 46 years. West Nile Virus, she said, is more common.
Red Cross: Blood supply at 15-year low
8/15/2012 - Daily Item
It’s been a “grueling” summer for the American Red Cross, said spokesperson Donna M. Morrissey on Monday, as blood supplies have dropped to the lowest level in 15 years
North Shore Medical Center Named One of Top Hospitals in Mass.
7/24/2012 - Boston Globe
North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) has been named to the U. S. News and World Report 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.
North Shore Medical Center Makes List of Top Hospitals in State
7/24/2012 - Salem Patch
NSMC was recently recognized as one of the top 24 hospitals in the state by U.S. News and World Report, according to a press release from the medical center. NSMC ranked 18th in the state and 15th in the Boston metro area, according to U.S. News and World Report.
Defibrilladies hold annual lecture.
7/12/2012 - Marblehead Reporter
The Defibrilladies is a support group comprised of North Shore women aged 30 to 60 who have received implantable cardioverter-defibrillators, or ICDs, at NSMC.
Danvers Nurse Receives Award
6/29/2012 - Danvers Herald
North Shore Medical Center recently honored seven of its registered nurses and caregivers, including Becky Delande of Danvers for outstanding service and clinical excellence.
Endicott descendants descend on Danvers
6/29/2012 - Danvers Herald
A 400-year old pear tree was recently the focus of a family reunion and the center of historical attention on the grounds of Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care.
NSMC Recognized for Green Practices
6/25/2012 - Advance for nurses
Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll and Representative John Keenan recently recognized North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) and 34 other local organizations for participating in the third annual Green Salem Business Challenge.
Salem Hosts 22d Annual North Shore Cancer WALK/RUN on Sunday
6/25/2012 - Boston.com
The North Shore Cancer Walk/Run was held on Sunday, June 22.
Local Nurses Honored by North Shore Medical Center
6/25/2012 - Boston.com
North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) recently honored seven of its registered nurses and caregivers for outstanding service and clinical excellence.
Light at Night Bad for Health, Docs Say
6/22/2012 - My Health News Daily
NSMC cardiologist, Mario Motta,M.D. shares how light from electronics at night can distrupt sleep patterns.
Lynnfield Resident Gets NSMC Nursing Award
6/22/2012 - Lynnfield Patch
North Shore Medical Center 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.
NSMC Nursing Awards
6/22/2012 - Swampscott Patch
North Shore Medical Center 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.
NSMC physicians honored
6/13/2012 - Salem News
Swampscott resident Howard Waldman was awarded the 2012 Physician of Excellence Award by North Shore Medical Center. Swampscott resident Frederick O. Buckley Jr. was awarded the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award by North Shore Medical Center.
Two local physicians receive NSMC awards
6/8/2012 - Swampscott Reporter
Two Swampscott doctors were honored by North Shore Medical Center recently, Dr. Waldman and Dr. Buckley.
Thanks: Taste event helps support North Shore Cancer Walk
5/1/2012 - Salem News
The third annual Taste of the North Shore took place on Wednesday, April 4, at Acura of Peabody.
Local doc to be feted for decades of work with cancer patients
4/30/2012 - Lynn Item
NSMC surgeon and Marblehead resident, Dr. Donald Perlman, is the 2012 honoree of the Hope Begins Here Award, given by the Boston North Cancer Association. Dr. Perlman has spent his 57-year medical career specializing in breast and skin cancer and is being honored for his longtime efforts in cancer treatment and prevention on the North Shore.
‘Bailey’ helps brighten spirits of patients at Union Hospital
4/23/2012 - Lynn Item
Every Friday morning for nearly four years, the patients in the senior psychiatry unit at North Shore Medical Center’s Union Hospital have had a special visitor.
NSMC cardiac surgeon is medical society’s ‘Clinician of the Year’
4/17/2012 - Lynn Item
Salem resident and North Shore Medical Center (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.
Salem cardiac surgeon honored as community clinician of the year
4/13/2012 - Boston.com
Salem physician Thomas Vander Salm was honored with the 2012 Community Clinician of the Year Award by his physician peers of the Essex South District Medical Society.
Salem physician Thomas Vander Salm was honored with the 2012 Community Clinician of the Year
4/11/2012 - Salem News
Salem physician Thomas Vander Salm was honored with the 2012 Community Clinician of the Year Award by his physician peers of the Essex South District Medical Society.
Third annual Taste of the North Shore raises money to fight cancer
4/5/2012 - Boston.com
The third annual Taste of the North Shore took place on Wednesday at the Acura of Peabody, featuring samples from several North Shore restaurants, entertainment and auctions to benefit the 2012 North Shore Cancer WALK/RUN.
Baby Can Wait: Hospitals Curb Early Elective Deliveries
3/30/2012 - OB.GYN. News
NSMC has successfully reduced the rate of early elective newborn deliveries from 31.6% in 2010 to only 1.6% in 2011, to improve the health and safety of mothers and babies.
'Not out of the woods' for this flu season yet
3/1/2012 - Salem News
Flu season is off to a very slow start, but health officials warn that the full brunt of this year's flu virus could be right around the corner.
NSMC unveils ‘medical home’ system
2/6/2012 - Lynn Item
Doctors traditionally give orders and expect people to follow them, but under a new system in place at Union Hospital, physicians like Dr. Craig Grimes will work as a team to help their patients
Interpreters have essential role at area health facilities
1/30/2012 - Lynn Item
With a high percentage of non-native English speaking patients visiting local emergency rooms and visiting doctor’s offices each day, interpreters are in increasing demand and area medical centers are training their own staffs to help.
Lynn area’s largest employers, experts share hiring forecast for year
1/24/2012 - Lynn Item
 Local employers are predicting a modest hiring increase this year to meet the demand for goods and services, such as vehicles, health care and higher education.
A New Year's baby boy
1/3/2012 - Gloucester Daily Times
NSMC's first baby of 2012.
Peabody Mom Welcomes New Year's Baby
1/3/2012 - Peabody Patch
For two years running the first North Shore baby of the year has been born at the North Shore Medical Center in Salem and come from Peabody.
Peabody couple welcomes ‘First Baby’
1/2/2012 - Lynn Item
NSMC welcomes the first baby of 2012.
A long time coming for first babies of 2012
1/2/2012 - Salem News
NSMC welcomes the first baby of 2012.
Many resolve to quit
1/2/2012 - Lynn Item
NSMC's smoking cessation program offers help to those trying to quit.