This past December Ann Hargraves was diagnosed with a rare form of Lymphoma in stage IV after experiencing severe back pain. At age 42 and the mom of two school age children, she always thought she was in great health with many years to enjoy. But when she got a cancer diagnosis, so much changed for Ann.
Working at a single organization for one’s entire career is almost unheard of in today’s society. This, however, is how it all played out for Marblehead resident and primary care physician Richard Alexander, M.D. He is retiring from North Shore Medical Center, the same place he began his career 39 years ago.
Now one year cancer free, Kelly Donahue is imploring women to be vigilant about doing self breast exams and scheduling yearly mammograms to increase the chances of early detection if a tumor is growing.
It’s made out of cloth, but Susan Raviv and Lee Anne Fredericks credit a lot of planning, a few glasses of wine, several takeout meals and memories — sad and glad — with helping them create a quilt celebrating the 25th annual North Shore Cancer Walk.
North Shore Medical Center’s (NSMC) Jefferson B. Prince, M.D., of Hamilton, and Marguerite Roberts, C.N.P., of Danvers are the 21st annual recipients of the Dr. E. Augustus Holyoke Memorial Award. This award is given by the NSMC Medical Staff to recognize professional excellence and service to the community.
Ginger Murphy, who spent most of her life working at Union Hospital, walked its corridors Thursday clutching a Kleenex and accepting hugs from overjoyed coworkers surprised to see her return a week after she retired.
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.
Twenty-eight years ago today, 8-year-old Marisela Marrero was preparing for her family’s annual celebration of her father’s birthday and the coming of the new year. Having bought him handkerchiefs for a present, she anxiously waited for him to come home from work.
Salem YMCA and North Shore Medical Center are partnering on several healthy living initiatives for North Shore residents. One such initiative is free YMCA memberships offered to all Salem seventh-graders.
North Shore Medical Center’s Birthplace clinical nurse educator Carrie Siefken has been named a 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.
Dr. Terence P. Doorly of Marblehead, center, accepts his 2014 Department of Surgery Clinical Excellence and Professionalism Award from Marc Rubin, left, chairman of the North Shore Medical Center Department of Surgery, and Bea Thibedeau, senior vice president of patient-care services and chief nursing officer
Boxford resident Alain A. Chaoui, M.D. has been elected Secretary-Treasurer of the Massachusetts Medical Society, the statewide professional membership organization for more than 24,000 physicians and medical students in the Commonwealth.
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.
Tatum O’Sullivan, left a career in staff nursing for risk management and is now ambulatory risk and patient safety manager for North Shore Physicians Group. She tells HRMR how her experiences in healthcare have shaped her approach.
The 5th annual Gourmet Gala: Wining and Dining for a Cause (formerly Taste of the North Shore) was held on Friday, March 28 at Acura of Peabody. The event, a fundraiser for the North Shore Cancer WALK/RUN, was a great success, raising more than $65,000 to help provide high quality care to cancer patients at North Shore Medical Center in Salem and the Mass General/North Shore Cancer Center in Danvers.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.