Press Releases

Salem Hospital Recognized as High-Performing by U.S. News & World Report

7/26/2021 -

Salem Hospital was recognized by U.S. News and World Report as high-performing for treatment in four specialties: diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart failure, and kidney failure.


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4/30/2021 -

Salem Hospital, a member of Mass General Brigham, has again been awarded an ‘A’ grade for patient safety by the Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade national distinction program recognized Salem Hospital’s achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care.

3/24/2021 -

A Swampscott cardiologist has donated his collection of antique pacemakers for display at Salem Hospital. Dr. Lawrence Block joined Lynn’s North Shore Medical Group in 1987, where he worked with Dr. Stephen Trachtenberg, one of the first cardiologists on the North Shore to implant pacemakers in patients. The devices were introduced in 1960. “Since 1960, pacemakers have become immensely smarter and more sophisticated,” Block said. “They have gone from being the size of a hockey puck, to something that resembles a double-stuff Oreo cookie and today, save millions of lives around the world every year.”

3/15/2021 -

As a member of Mass General Brigham, North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) is pleased to share that it is changing its name and brand to better align with the integrated healthcare system. In the upcoming weeks, NSMC will begin transitioning the North Shore Medical Center name to Salem Hospital and adopting a new brand identity.

12/17/2020 -

Daily Item article written by Alex Ross about the first 15 NSMC staff to receive the COVID 19 vaccine (first of the two-part Pfizer vaccine)

12/14/2020 -

North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) has been awarded an ‘A’ grade for patient safety by the Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety.  

9/30/2020 -

NSMC is participating in a health care-based voter registration program call VotER, a non-partisan initiative that helps make it safe and easy for patients, family members and hospital staff to register to vote and request a mail-in ballot for the November election.


9/22/2020 -

COVID-19 infection rates in Massachusetts may be down overall but they remain stubbornly high in some communities, including Lynn. To keep cases down in these hard-hit spots, North Shore Medical Center (NSMC), Lynn Community Health Center (LCHC), the City of Lynn and Mass General Brigham have collaborated on a public education and outreach campaign to increase testing and encourage residents to remain vigilant about avoiding the disease.

9/15/2020 -

On Tuesday, September 22, NSMC will join a virtual town hall event supporting Massachusetts Opioid Screening and Awareness Day. The event is open to all and participants will learn from experts about opioid misuse and treatment and have the opportunity to take a free, anonymous, online screening for themselves or a loved one. 

8/26/2020 -

After more than a year of construction, the Mass General Brigham Healthcare Center opens today next to Union Hospital in Lynn. This 41,000-square-foot ‘medical village’ will provide a modern and convenient location for residents of Lynn and the surrounding area to access vital healthcare services in their own community. 

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.

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.

5/25/2020 -

Since its launch five months ago, North Shore Medical Center’s TeleSANE program has successfully helped nearly a dozen victims of sexual assault in the greater Salem area receive higher-quality care.

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)

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?

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 -

North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) today announced that longtime Marblehead residents Gordon and Taffy Hall have committed a gift of $500,000 in support of the Department of Cardiology. In recognition of this gift, the cardiac facilities at NSMC Salem Hospital will be renamed the Hall Family Heart Center.

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.

2/28/2020 -

North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) and North Shore Physicians Group (NSPG) doctors were recently recognized by Castle Connolly for earning several Top Doctor 2019 honors in Northshore Magazine. NSMC and NSPG physicians are recognized every year for their clinical excellence and medical and professional experience.

9/12/2019 -

Opening November 3, 2019, at 6 a.m., the new ED at NSMC Salem Hospital will be bigger, brighter and equipped with the most advanced technology to care for patients on the North Shore. “This is a state-of-the-art emergency department,” says Phillip Rice, Jr., M.D., Chair of Emergency Medicine at NSMC. “You’re not going to get better care anywhere else.”

10/11/2018 -

Our new surgical robot has had a busy social calendar in the last few weeks, being featured at events for employees and donors alike.

5/30/2017 - North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) today announced that longtime Marblehead resident Arthur J. Epstein has committed a gift of $5 million to NSMC in support of the Medical Center’s plan to build a new behavioral health center at its Salem campus. The gift is the single largest donation in the 144-year history of the hospital.