Press Items for Department: special care nursery
North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) honored exceptional physicians Mark R. Anderson, M.D., and Wilfred R. Lewis, M.D., with the Physician of Excellence Award; Suzanne Nevins, R.N., with the Dr. E. Augustus Holyoke Memorial Award; and Mona Hinrichsen, M.D., and Adolfo M. Pena Salazar, M.D., with the Outstanding New Physician Award, during a ceremony held at Salem Country Club last month.
While preterm birth affects about one of every 10 infants born in the United States, you never imagine that your baby will be that one. For Saugus resident Catherine Lopez, that was her reality, when her son Matthew Evans-Lopez was born at just 24 weeks.
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.
When Kate Meehan went in for her regularly scheduled ultrasound at 34 weeks of pregnancy, she did not expect a reason to be concerned. Her pregnancy had been progressing without incident and her twins, Liam and Maggie, were healthy and developmentally on track.
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.