Press Items for Facility: NSMC Birthplace

Five Years, Three Babies, One Happy Mom: A Birthplace Trifecta
When Erin Korgie of Swampscott was pregnant with her first child and had to plan where to give birth, like most first-time parents she started with research. Her OB/GYN Joel Heller, M.D., recommended she tour the Birthplace at nearby NSMC Salem Hospital. She liked that it offered private patient rooms--something many of Erin’s friends had missed out on when they gave birth at hospitals in Boston. 
Well Guides: How to Run Like a Girl
11/18/2016 - The New York Times
A long time ago (in the 1800s), doctors would tell women that strenuous exercise would make them sterile or cause their uterus to fall out. This should never happen today. Women not only run and have children, but many run throughout their pregnancy. Whether you choose to keep running during pregnancy is a personal decision based on your health, how the baby is doing and how you are feeling throughout the nine months.
10/18/2016 - Some of North Shore Medical Center’s (NSMC) smallest patients were invited back to the hospital this past weekend for a festive, Halloween-themed reunion to celebrate their miraculous births and recoveries at the NSMC Special Care Nursery. Dozens of patients and their families reunited with hospital nurses, therapists and physicians.
Special Delivery: Saugus Baby Thriving After Being Born 100 Days Too Soon
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.  
The Perfect Family Moment
When envisioning giving birth, Patricia Cepeda of Lynn, always imagined she would deliver vaginally and would hold her baby’s head as he or she was brought into the world. When that wasn’t possible for her second birth, due to having a caesarean delivery for breech the first time around, she didn’t give up on her vision so easily. 
11/20/2015 - Some of North Shore Medical Center's (NSMC) smallest patients were invited back to the hospital this past weekend to celebrate their miraculous births and recoveries at the NSMC Special Care Nursery. More than 30 patients and their families attended and reunited with hospital nurses, therapists and physicians.
Nitrous Oxide Helps Salem Mom through Delivery at NSMC Birthplace
When Megan DiMambro walked into the Birthplace at North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) this past June, her birthing plan was the same as it had been with her first child: “Take things one step at a time and, if possible, give birth naturally.” While an epidural had been necessary with her first delivery, this time she was armed with knowledge about a new pain management option being offered at the Birthplace, nitrous oxide. 
Advanced Care for our Smallest Patients
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.
Blizzard Babies: A Dozen Miracles Arrived During Storm
1/27/2015 - The Salem News
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.
First Lynn Baby Makes Her Debut Friday
1/3/2015 - The Daily Item of Lynn
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.
12/11/2014 - Birthplace clinical nurse educator, Carrie Siefken, RNC, MSN, has been named the 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.
All in the family: For Marblehead family, roots run deep at NSMC Salem Hospital
When Mckenzie Coleman was born last April, she had no idea that she was continuing a family tradition that goes back four generations. Mckenzie, like her mother before her, follows in a long line of Macombers born at NSMC Salem Hospital. The close relationship between the family and North Shore Medical Center dates back nearly 100 years (see sidebar on next page). In fact, the hospital’s Macomber building was named after Harold Macomber, once a visionary leader and fundraiser at the medical center.
The Healthy Life Fall 2014 - This is the first combined issue of The Healthy Life and NSMC Giving. We have integrated these publications to better share our news about health and giving with a broader audience. This issue features a cover story on a Marblehead couple with deep roots at Salem Hospital who recently had their first child in the NSMC Birthplace. Also included are features on spinal lumbar surgery, low-dose CT lung cancer screenings and the Merry Mixers charitable organization.
Marblehead family: 'Special Care' facility's name fits
5/22/2014 - Marblehead Reporter
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.
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.
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.
First babies arrive healthy, happy
1/2/2013 - Salem News
Kimberly Alicea gave birth to the first baby on the North Shore.
Enhancing Care for High-Risk Infants and their Families
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.
Making Miracles
After 18 months of trying to conceive, Melissa Meehan and her husband Matt, of Swampscott, turned to NSMC reproductive endocrinologist Mitchell Rein, M.D., for help.