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North Shore Medical Center changing name and aligning with Mass General Brigham

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.

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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.”

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.

2/18/2020 -

North Shore Physicians Group (NSPG) is pleased to announce that Beacon Family Medicine, a practice of outstanding primary care physicians in Ipswich, has joined North Shore Physicians Group (NSPG). Family medicine physicians Curtis Ersing, M.D., Erin Heiskell, M.D., and Aimee Hromadka, M.D., have practiced on the North Shore for many years and have earned a sterling reputation for excellence.

1/9/2020 -

NSMC is proud to announce our partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to become the first hospital on the North Shore to offer enhanced care for sexual assault patients. Through the implementation of secure, video-conferencing technology known as teleSANE, our staff will be able to work with expert Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) to provide patients with additional support.

12/11/2019 -

It only took two days working as an observer in an operating room for Erin Taylor, R.N. to learn that her dream job was working as a nurse. It only took one moment for her to realize that North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) was where she belonged.

12/6/2019 -

North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) honored exceptional physicians and staff for their leadership, excellence and commitment to patients at an award ceremony on Friday, November 1, 2019 at the Salem Country Club. The Physician of Excellence, Dr. E Augustus Holyoke Memorial and Outstand New Physician Awards are some of the highest awards offered by NSMC and the awarded winners display the best of the organization.

11/12/2019 -

North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) honored Christine A. Blaski, M.D., MHCDS, and Marianne K. Moore, M.D., with the 2019 NSMC Department of Medicine Physician of Excellence in Medicine Award.

The NSMC Department of Medicine Excellence Award was created in 2006 to recognize physicians who have made a significant contribution to patient care within the Department of Medicine. Drs. Blaski and Moore received their awards at the department’s annual dinner meeting and lecture this past November.

11/7/2019 -

After thorough review and planning, North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) has selected a proposal submitted by the Lynnfield-based Procopio Companies for the sale and redevelopment of approximately 15 acres of the NSMC Union Hospital Campus in Lynn.

9/12/2019 -

Opening this October, the 120-bed Epstein Center for Behavioral Health will expand much-needed access to psychiatric care for North Shore patients and enable NSMC to deliver care more efficiently and compassionately. 

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.”

7/19/2019 -

The North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) Surgical Weight Management Program was recognized as a nationally accredited Metabolic and Bariatric Surgical Center by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), a joint program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). 

7/15/2019 -

North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Stroke Gold Plus with Honor Roll Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

7/12/2019 -

The North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) Salem Hospital Laboratory has been recognized by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) as one of its longest accredited laboratories in the United States. NSMC Salem has met the highest standards of laboratory quality and proficiency testing for over 50 years. 

5/31/2019 -

Please join us in congratulating the 25 NSMC and NSPG nurses who were recently recognized in the Boston Globe’s Salute to Nurses, a special section honoring nurses from across Massachusetts.

5/8/2019 -

North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) recently celebrated the addition of its new, state-of-the-art MRI suite at a ribbon-cutting event at NSMC Salem Hospital. 

4/25/2019 -

North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) recently honored the Brudnick family with a formal dedication of the Brudnick Breast Health Center at NSMC Salem Hospital. Jeffrey and Susan Brudnick, of Swampscott, are long-time supporters of the Medical Center and their gift of $500,000 will ensure that North Shore patients have access to state-of-the-art care close to home. 

3/20/2019 -

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. 

2/15/2019 -

North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) recently hosted Nile L. Albright, M.D., trustee for the Norman H. Read Charitable Trust to view NSMC’s new Robotic Surgery suite, made possible in part by a $300,000 donation by the Read Trust. 

2/14/2019 -

North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) honored Donna Barrett, R.N., B.S.N., and Roxanne Worob with the 2019 Robert G. Norton Leadership Award. NSMC President, David Roberts, M.D., presented the awards in January. 

1/31/2019 -

North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) honored Joseph P. Karpicz, M.D., M.P.H., and Howard M. Waldman, M.D., Ph.D., with the 2018 NSMC Department of Medicine Excellence in Medicine Award. NSMC Hospitalist Joseph Miaskiewicz, M.D., and NSMC President David J. Roberts, M.D, presented the awards at the 12th annual NSMC Department of Medicine Excellence in Medicine Awards annual dinner meeting and lecture in November. 

12/17/2018 -

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.

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.

9/17/2018 - Sameer C. Shah, M.D., has been named Medical Director of Pulmonary Medicine for North Shore Medical Center and Associate Medical Director of North Shore Physicians Group’s Pulmonary Practice.
7/17/2018 - Eastern Bank is supporting NSMC with a $100,000 grant for Robotic Surgery.
7/10/2018 -

Brian Sanders, M.D., joined MassGeneral for Children at North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) as Chair of Pediatrics last summer, bringing a wealth of experience to lead NSMC’s Pediatric Emergency Department, newborn care in the Birthplace and Special Care Nursery, as well as a range of pediatric outpatient services.

6/26/2018 - In North Shore Medical Center’s new hybrid vascular operating room, state-of-the-art imaging technology captures real-time, three-dimensional images that enable surgeons to perform complex life-saving procedures. The facility is the centerpiece of NSMC’s expanded Vascular Center. Bringing together experts in vascular surgery, interventional radiology, hyperbaric therapy and wound care, the Center offers treatments for a wide range of circulatory problems to help patients resume physical activities, slow or stop the progression of vascular disease and reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke.
5/25/2018 - NSMC has announced that, in response to a compelling need for psychiatry services, it will expand the number of behavioral health beds it is including in its construction project. With this change, the $207 million construction project currently underway at NSMC Salem Hospital will include 120 behavioral beds and be completed in fall of 2019.
4/5/2018 - North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) today announced a $1 million challenge grant from the Davenport Fund to develop a Robotic Surgery Program at NSMC. The Robotic Surgery Program will be the only program of its kind on the North Shore.  
1/2/2018 - The largest cardiology practice on the North Shore, North Shore Cardiovascular Associates,has joined North Shore Physicians Group (NSPG), the largest multi-specialty practice north of Boston affiliated with North Shore Medical Center (NSMC).
12/28/2017 - Phillip Rice, Jr., M.D., has been named Chair of Emergency Medicine at North Shore Medical Center. He has been serving in this role in an interim capacity since last July, when Dr. Everett Lyn stepped down from the position.
12/12/2017 - North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) honored prominent physicians Albert Namias, M.D., with the Physician of Excellence Award; Allyson L. Preston, M.D., and Marc S. Rubin, M.D., with the Dr. E. Augustus Holyoke Memorial Award; and Melanie Nathan, M.D., with the Outstanding New Physician Award, during a ceremony held at the Salem Country Club in Peabody. 
10/24/2017 - 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.
10/23/2017 - North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) recently honored eight of its registered nurses and caregivers for outstanding service and clinical excellence. 
9/25/2017 - North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) Salem Hospital and NSMC Union Hospital have been recognized by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association with the Get With The Guidelines (GWTG) Gold Plus Award.
8/30/2017 - This summer Edwardo Troncoso got a small glimpse of what his future might be like. A 16-year-old junior at Salem High School with an interest in studying pre-med, Troncoso worked alongside physicians and nurses on an inpatient floor at North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) Salem Hospital.
7/6/2017 - To mark the completion of the structural steel framing of its new building, North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) held a Topping Off Ceremony Thursday, July 6, at its Salem campus. Two beams representing NSMC’s Salem and Union hospitals and signed by hospital employees were raised into place during the ceremony.
6/22/2017 - Recently North Shore Medical Center announced that one part of our pediatric service -- our inpatient pediatric unit -- would close this month, and understandably, many families are concerned. We write today to explain why we made that decision and how it will affect local families and to share the many pediatric services that continue here on the North Shore.
6/6/2017 - NSMC has received the prestigious John M. Eisenberg Award for Innovation in Patent Safety and Quality, health care’s top safety honor. This award was presented by The Joint Commission and the National Quality Forum to a nationwide patient safety research group, of which NSMC was a part.
6/5/2017 - Brian Sanders, M.D., has been named Chair of Pediatrics at North Shore Medical Center, replacing Mark Mandell, M.D., who stepped down in March. Dr. Sanders currently serves as Medical Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Lowell General Hospital, and will begin his new role at NSMC in July. 
6/1/2017 - North Shore Physicians Group (NSPG) is pleased to announce that it will open its newest location at 414 Haverhill Street in Rowley on June 5. This is NSPG’s 22nd location on the North Shore.
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.
5/23/2017 - North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) Risk Manager Carrie Arrieta has earned the designation of Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management (CPHRM) by the American Hospital Association Certification Center. Administered since 2000, the CPHRM is a national credential that distinguishes an individual as being among an elite group of risk management professionals. 
4/11/2017 - Salem, Mass. (April 7, 2017)- Staff at North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) will participate in emergency preparedness drills on Wednesday, April 12, from 9 a.m. to noon at NSMC Salem Hospital and Thursday, April 13, from 9 a.m. to noon at NSMC Union Hospital, to enhance coordination between NSMC and local public safety services in the event of a public disaster.
4/11/2017 - Salem, Mass. (April 11, 2017) – The emotion is palpable. “We felt beloved from the minute we arrived at our first meeting,” parent Kathleen McDonald said. “When I look around the room, I feel surrounded by the best of humanity. We are open with each other, and vulnerable; we don’t judge. A meeting is not a sad place, it’s a comfort. There’s a certain joy in being in the struggle of your life with friends.”
2/9/2017 - Howard Waldman, M.D., Ph.D., has been named as Chief of Cardiology at North Shore Medical Center. Dr. Waldman will assume responsibilities as Chief of Cardiology effective April 1, and will continue in his role as medical director of the catheterization lab and PCI at NSMC.
2/3/2017 - Thank you for your patience as we implement Partners eCare, our new electronic health record system. 
1/25/2017 - The Board of Trustees of Partners HealthCare voted Tuesday to name David J. Roberts, M.D., as the next president of North Shore Medical Center (NSMC), a vote endorsed at an earlier meeting by the NSMC Board of Trustees. Dr. Roberts currently serves as Chair of Medicine and Chief of Cardiology at NSMC in addition to maintaining an active practice in interventional cardiology.  
1/3/2017 - North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) has been named among the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics, an IBM company. Truven Health Analytics is a leading provider of information and analytics focused on the quality and cost of healthcare.