COVID-19 Press Items

4/29/2020 -

The former urgent care center at Union Hospital is now a respiratory clinic that screens individuals referred by their doctors for respiratory problem evaluations. There is also drive-up testing at Union Hospital. Both are by physician referral only.

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. 

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.

4/10/2020 -

Salem, Mass. (April 10, 2020) In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) and North Shore Physicians Group (NSPG) are making operational changes on the Lynn campus.

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.

3/17/2020 -

To protect our patients, staff and community, we are implementing further changes to our Visitor Policy. Beginning Tuesday March 17, 2020, we will no longer allow visitors/patient attendants into NSMC facilities unless they meet specific criteria.

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.