Press Items for Department: pediatrics

Appreciating the bright side at NSMC
6/27/2017 - Salem News
Letter to the editor at Salem News:  "I’m comforted by the fact that the pediatric ER will remain open, especially in light of my recent experience there, which I feel compelled to share."
6/22/2017 - Recently North Shore Medical Center announced that one part of our pediatric service -- our inpatient pediatric unit -- would close this month, and understandably, many families are concerned. We write today to explain why we made that decision and how it will affect local families and to share the many pediatric services that continue here on the North Shore.
6/5/2017 - Brian Sanders, M.D., has been named Chair of Pediatrics at North Shore Medical Center, replacing Mark Mandell, M.D., who stepped down in March. Dr. Sanders currently serves as Medical Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Lowell General Hospital, and will begin his new role at NSMC in July. 
A Mighty Spirit: Eight-Year-Old Builds Strength and Mobility with Help from NSMC
When Haylei Lapointe first started attending physical therapy sessions at MassGeneral for Children at North Shore Medical Center six years ago, she was quick to tire and lose focus, rarely making it through a full one-hour session. Today the spirited 8-year-old has the stamina to last for an entire session and then some, driven to build her strength and mobility. This kind of progress is significant for a child diagnosed with Rett syndrome, a rare genetic neurological development disorder.
The Healthy Life Fall 2015 - This issue features a cover story on eight-year-old Haylei Lapointe of Salem who suffers from a rare neurological development disorder and has been able to build strength and mobility thanks to expert physical therapy at NSMC. Also included is a story on a Gloucester man who has benefited from Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy at the Advanced Wound Center; an overview of NSMC’s plan to reconfigure services; and photos from the 25th anniversary North Shore Cancer WALK.
Finding His Voice
To hear Remy Watkin recite selections from his poetry, you might be surprised to learn that the 16-year-old aspiring slam poet didn’t start speaking until he was four. Creativity, courage and a love of performing are just a few of the qualities that distinguish this funny and outgoing teenager who also lives with autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).
The Healthy Life Winter 2015 - This issue features a cover story on an Ipswich woman who discovered a lump in her breast during a self-exam and was successfully treated at the Mass General/North Shore Cancer Center. Also included is a feature on a Lynn patient treated at the NSMC Heart Center, an update on the recently renovated Special Care Nursery and a story on a teen who learned valuable life skills working with NSMC pediatricians and adolescent psychiatrists.
5/6/2014 - North Shore Medical Center(NSMC) and MassGeneral for Children at North Shore Medical Center are pleased to announce that Mark Mandell, M.D., will become the new Chair of Pediatrics effective June 1, 2014.
12/3/2013 - North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) pediatric dentist, Steven P. Perlman, D.D.S., M.Sc.D.,D.H.L., received NSMC’s 2013 Dr. E. Augustus Holyoke Memorial Award for his professional excellence and commitment to serving our community.
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.
Mind Over Matter
Eight years ago, Todd and Deborah Burger of Lexington were experiencing every parent’s worst nightmare: Their child was in the midst of a life-threatening medical crisis and nobody could help. Her diagnosis turned out to be anorexia, a relatively rare phenomenon among eating disorders in pre-teens, and she is alive today thanks to an astute care team at NSMC.
The Waiting Game: Concussion Needs Time to Heal
Kristin Wheeler, 17, president of her junior class and a varsity cheerleader for Swampscott High School, would seem to be an unlikely candidate for a concussion, but she’s already suffered two—the last of which required six weeks for recovery.
Crisis for Krista
No little girl dreams of spending her birthday in the hospital. Certainly, Krista Dariotis of Swampscott didn't as she looked forward to turning 7 on December 2. A few days prior, however, she developed a cough and low fever. Her mother, Emily, grew concerned when Krista began having trouble breathing.
It Takes a Team to Heal a Child
Manuel Carrillo – "Manny," to his friends and family– started life like any other infant – happy, healthy, and always smiling. But at about four months, he developed a 103-degree fever.