COVID-19 Press Items

7/17/2020 -

All visitors and patients, with a few exceptions, are directed to use our Main Entrance, accessible via our Lower Entrance off Highland Avenue. Our main entrance is the best way for patients and visitors to get to many of our services and departments. Our greeters screen all visitors, for their own safety and the safety of our staff and patients. They also direct patients to their appointments and visitors to their loved ones.

We were just hoping to keep them alive: Doctors, nurses tell Moulton of pandemic's impact
7/16/2020 - The Salem News

A meeting between Congressman Seth Moulton and a group of doctors and nurses at North Shore Medical Center on Wednesday provided a glimpse of what has gone on inside the walls of the hospital since the arrival of the pandemic in March.

Delivery During COVID-19: A Challenging Situation with an Incredible Outcome

Gabriella Toussaint, of Peabody, was full of joy as she anticipated giving birth to her second child, but, like many pregnant mothers during this pandemic, she was also sad and a bit nervous about having to give birth without her partner present. Gabriela and her husband Reggie Toussaint made the decision that Reggie would stay home to tend to their six-year-old daughter Frida when Gabriela went into labor. “It was a difficult choice that we had to make, but I knew it was the right thing,” Gabriela said. When the day arrived for the birth in April, Gabriela found the North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) Birthplace staff ready to give her the support she needed and an exceptional experience.

6/19/2020 -

A month ago, it wasn’t looking like the Glixman-Padulsky family would have much to celebrate on Father’s Day this year.

6/11/2020 -

Physician assistant Kathryn Warren gently examined a patient’s right foot in the emergency department at the hospital here, lifting the ankle from a pillow as she searched for pain and problems.

5/12/2020 -

Peabody-based mixed media artist Leon Dodds has created a one-of-a-kind artwork to honor the heroic nurses, physicians and staff of North Shore Medical Center (NSMC)

An NSMC's doctor's dispatch from the coronavirus front
4/27/2020 - The Daily Item of Lynn

NSMC hospitalist Jessica Benedetto, M.D., gives an in-depth look at her experience working on the frontlines during the COVID-19 pandemic. Even in this time of uncertainty and change, Dr. Benedetto and her colleagues come to work everyday more vigilant and committed to care for patients and fight the Coronavirus. 

4/24/2020 -

In the lead-up to the Coronavirus surge on the North Shore, I was filled with dread, uncertainty, and anxiety. The plight of the doctors in Italy facing this pandemic was heartbreaking. The uncertainty was unbearable — would we have enough PPE (personal protective equipment) to care for our patients — and ourselves? What would it mean for my career? How would I avoid bringing this virus home to my family?

Salem News Interviews North Shore Medical Center Preident David Robets
4/21/2020 - The Salem News

Salem News interviews North Shore Medical Center President David Roberts

Dozens of Police Cruise, Fire Truck Parade Past North Shore Hospitals
4/21/2020 - Channel 7

A parade of first responder vehicles showed their support for North Shore hospitals Thursday.

Martin Richard's Foundation donates 350 Meals to Health Care Workers at North Shore Medical Center
4/15/2020 - Boston Magazine

In honor of One Boston Day, the Martin Richard Foundation and nonprofit Sailing Heals is providing 350 boxed meals to the overnight staff at North Shore Medical Center in Salem.

Advice for Lynn Residents
4/9/2020 - Lynn Journal

As is the case throughout Massachusetts, the number of COVID-19 cases in Lynn and surrounding communities have risen sharply over the past week and is expected to rise through at least the middle of April. As everyday life is on hold, the fo­cus on health and well-being has never been greater.

In This Together: North Shore Medical Center
4/8/2020 - The Salem News

Dr. Elizabeth "Ellie" Wallace, an emergency medicine physician for Salem Hospital's Emergency Department, created this video as a reminder that not all heroes wear capes — some wear masks. North Shore Medical Center, which shared this video with The Salem News, also noted that as of April 7, they had 82 inpatients who tested positive for COVID-19, 27 inpatients requiring ICU/critical care and 43 inpatients who are suspected to have the novel coronavirus but awaiting test results.

Swampscott teachers find ways to help, cheer on medical staff in fight against Coronavirus
4/7/2020 - Wicked Local Swampscott

A few days after Swampscott schools shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, eighth-grade civics teacher Kevin Rogers remembered something: Swampscott Middle School was filled with cleaning and sanitizing supplies brought in by students at the beginning of the school year.

Siblings meet new baby sister through window
3/21/2020 - WCVB

On St. Patrick's Day, Jillian Harvey and her husband Paul Carelis, of Bradford, welcomed their daughter, Maeve, their fourth child. Because visitors aren't allowed in the hospital, Maeve’s three siblings, Rory, Cormac, and Paloma met their little sister through the window into their mother’s Birthplace room from the garden outside.

Grandparents Meet Their Granddaughter Through a Window
3/20/2020 - NBC Boston

First-time grandparents Deb and Keith Barker of Amherst NH meet their new granddaughter through the hospital window.

3/15/2020 -

As doctors and caregivers entrusted with the health of so many in our community, we encourage our patients and their families to follow Social Distancing guidelines. This is the best way to protect one another and preserve valuable health resources for our most vulnerable patients.

3/2/2020 -

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) are closely monitoring the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The situation remains fluid as public health authorities assess, surveil and attempt to prevent the spread of additional infections. A multidisciplinary team at North Shore Medical Center is collaborating to ensure that we are ready to respond if there is a need to test or provide care for patients with possible COVID-19 infection.