NSMC in the News

Connected for life: Salem man meets teen whose life he saved in transplant
7/25/2018 - Salem News
When Sean McLaughlin had his cheek swabbed during a bone marrow drive in 2014, he had no idea the decision would save a Toronto teenager's life more than two years later.
Massachusetts cardiologist elected to AMA board of trustees
6/26/2018 - Cardiovascular Business
Cardiologist Mario Motta, MD, was elected to the American Medical Association (AMA) board of trustees on June 12, a position which will allow him to help shape the organization’s advocacy efforts. Motta has practiced at North Shore Medical Center in Salem, Massachusetts, since 1983 and served as president of the Massachusetts Medical Society in 2009-10. He has also been on the AMA Council of Science and Public Health for eight years.
North Shore Medical Partnership Seeks Earlier End-Of-Life Conversations
5/30/2018 - WBUR CommonHealth blog

Stacey Regal-O’Hare has a serious illness. Dr. Rebecca Lee, of North Shore Physicians Group, wants to document her patient’s preferences before there’s a crisis moment in an emergency room or ICU.

"I like to do that when folks are actually feeling well. Do you feel comfortable with that?" asks Lee. "Yeah," replies Regal-O'Hare, softly.

On the road to health, leaving the hospital is just the start
5/15/2018 - Boston Globe

Increasingly, medical care goes beyond the examination room or the surgical ward. Through initiatives ranging from mentoring programs to smartphone apps to mindfulness groups, hospitals are finding innovative ways to put the “health” in health care, not only making patients well but helping them to stay that way and providing support for patients far beyond their primary mode of treatment.

For Dr. Neelima Singh, an endocrinologist at North Shore Medical Center, helping patients stay on track between office visits meant designing a special e-mail system to stay in touch with them. 

Summer wages: Forecast sunny for teens seeking seasonal jobs
5/14/2018 - Salem News
Salem High junior Edwardo Troncoso spent the summer between his sophomore and junior year working on a patient care unit at North Shore Medical Center. He landed the job through the First Jobs Summer Program run by the North Shore Work Force Investment Board.
Union Hospital Celebrates Its Nurses
5/11/2018 - Lynn Item
NSMC Union Hospital nurses took some time to reflect on their careers as National Nurses Week, which runs from May 6 to 12, neared its end.
Nurses Play a Vital Role
5/11/2018 - Salem News
May 6-12 is National Nurses Week and North Shore Medical Center would like to take a moment to recognize how much our outstanding nurses contribute to our organization. Whether it is at the bedside in one of our hospitals or in one of our many outpatient facilities or physician offices, our nurses are committed to providing high-quality compassionate care to our community.
Gourmet Gala benefits cancer walk
5/7/2018 - Salem News
Hundreds gathered to enjoy food and beverages from 20 North Shore restaurants at the annual Gourmet Gala Friday at Acura of Peabody.The event included an auction that featured items including Red Sox tickets, golfing foursomes and a football autographed by New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.The gala is a major fundraiser for the North Shore Cancer Walk, an annual 10K through Salem.
Plans for a Medical Village Built on the NSMC Union Hospital Campus
4/26/2018 - Daily Item/ Item Live
Scheduled to open in the fall of 2019, a 37,000 square-foot, $23 million facility, or medical village, would offer urgent care, basic lab and radiology services, outpatient psychiatry services and an expanded home for the North Shore Physicians Group Lynn primary and specialty care practice currently located in the West Medical Building on the Union Hospital campus, according to Laura Fleming, a spokeswoman for North Shore Medical Center.
Robotic surgery coming to Salem
4/15/2018 - The Salem News
North Shore Medical Center has received a $1 million donation from the Davenport Fund to help launch a robotic surgery program on its Salem campus. The organization will use another $1 million in matching donations to buy the $2 million system.
Letter: Start the conversation on National Healthcare Decisions Day
4/15/2018 - Gloucester Times
April 16 marks the start of National Healthcare Decisions Week, when we look to educate the public about the importance of advanced care planning. A time may come, as a result of terminal illness or critical injury, when you may be unable to communicate your decisions about medical care so it is important to discuss and document your end-of-life wishes.
North Shore Medical Center Gets $1M Grant For Robotic Surgery
4/9/2018 - Salem Patch
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. "Adding robotic surgery to NSMC is an exciting advance for our facility and our patients," says Marc S. Rubin, M.D., Chair of Surgery at NSMC.
North Shore Medical Center expansion marks construction milestone $207 million project set for 2019 completion
7/7/2017 - Salem News
In the often confusing world of health care, North Shore Medical Center appears to be growing and contracting at the same time. Over the last two years the organization has laid off 167 workers, closed Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Salem, and shut down cardiac surgery and inpatient pediatric units at Salem Hospital. At the same time, parent company Partners HealthCare is spending $207 million on an expansion at Salem Hospital. Hospital officials celebrated that more positive direction with a "topping off" ceremony Thursday on the back side of the campus where construction is taking place.
Appreciating the bright side at NSMC
6/27/2017 - Salem News
Letter to the editor at Salem News:  "I’m comforted by the fact that the pediatric ER will remain open, especially in light of my recent experience there, which I feel compelled to share."
NSMC receives $5 million gift, largest ever
5/30/2017 - Salem News
A former Marblehead resident has pledged $5 million to North Shore Medical Center to help build a new behavioral health center on its Salem campus.
Crisis Spurring Creativity in Dealing with Opiate Addiction
5/23/2017 - NBC Boston
In Lynn, North Shore Medical Center’s Union Hospital campus partnered with Peabody-based Bridgewell to incorporate recovery coaches into the ER’s protocol for dealing with overdoses. 
NSMC, Non-profit join to help overdose victims
5/23/2017 - Lynn Item
A local nonprofit is teaming with North Shore Medical Center to provide recovery coaches for every person treated for an overdose in Union Hospital’s emergency room. Bridgewell, a Peabody-based nonprofit with extensive experience in providing treatment and housing for people recovering from substance use disorders, now offers 24/7 emergency response services by trained recovery coaches.
City of Salem and North Shore Medical Center Finalize Community Benefits Agreement
2/7/2017 - Salem Mayor's Office
Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll announced today that the City of Salem and North Shore Medical Center have finalized a community benefits agreement that consists of support for a broad range of City needs and programs.
Regional Healthcare, Revamped
2/7/2017 - Northshore Magazine
For 100 years, NSMC has been a lifeline for area residents. Now, it begins a $200 million expansion, consolidating campuses and taking local healthcare into the 21st century. 
Marblehead Physician Honored with Excellence Award
1/5/2017 - Patch
Susan Moynihan, M.D., was given the 2016 North Shore Medical Center Department of Medicine Excellence Award for her clinical excellence and commitment to mentorship. Moynihan is a primary care physician and director of outpatient medicine for the NSMC Internal Medicine Residency program. Her practice is at the North Shore Physicians Group office on 1 Widger Road in Marblehead.
Norton leaves a lasting legacy at North Shore Medical Center
12/29/2016 - Salem News
Just before 2 p.m., a blast shook the hospital and the smell of smoke filled the air. The blasting was part of work to build a driveway around the side and back of the campus to the Jefferson Avenue side of North Shore Medical Center where a $200 million hospital expansion will be built over the next three years. The expansion will include a new emergency department and new inpatient beds. This project will be a lasting legacy of outgoing North Shore Medical Center President Robert G. Norton, who retired on Friday, after 15 years leading the largest health care provider on the North Shore.
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.
Spine Surgeon Joins NSMC
10/17/2016 - Wicked Local Salem
North Shore Medical Center uses creative approaches to help new nurses
7/25/2016 - Advance for Nurses
The Center for Clinical & Professional Development at North Shore Medical Center in Salem, Mass., recognized the need to better support newly licensed nurses (NLNs) transition into practice. This article describes several creative approaches to facilitating this transition.
State Approves Plan for North Shore Medical Center
7/13/2016 - The Boston Globe
Massachusetts public health officials on Wednesday approved a $180 million expansion and renovation project at North Shore Medical Center, a Partners HealthCare-owned hospital based in Salem.
North Shore Medical Center Wins Approval for $180M Consolidation
7/13/2016 - Boston Business Journal
The state has approved a proposed $180 million consolidation at North Shore Medical Center, a plan that would move all inpatient services from the hospital’s shrinking campus in Lynn to its core facility in Salem.
Many Cardiac Services Will Remain at NSMC
6/23/2016 - The Salem News
Our broad array of world-class cardiac services will remain right here on the North Shore, while our open-heart surgery program will be consolidated with Massachusetts General Hospital. So whether our patients need a check-up, diagnosis, test, defibrillator, pacemaker, ablation or stent, the NSMC Heart Center will be here to provide expert advice and treatment.
NSMC Recognized for High Standards in Stroke Care
6/13/2016 - The Salem Gazette
North Shore Medical Center Salem Hospital and Union Hospital have been recognized by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association with the Get With The Guidelines Gold Plus Award. Salem Hospital was also awarded Target Stroke Elite Plus Honor Roll.
Salem Hospital Expansion gets Accolades from Planners
5/22/2016 - The Salem News
A presentation on North Shore Medical Center’s planned expansion in Salem received a warm reception before the Planning Board on Thursday, with concerns from neighboring Lynn nowhere to be seen.
Salem's North Shore Medical Center Honors 11 Employees
5/19/2016 - The Salem Gazette
Salem’s North Shore Medical Center recently honored 11 of its nurses and caregivers for outstanding service and clinical excellence.
North Shore Medical Center Honors Ipswich Resident for Service
5/18/2016 - The Ipswich Chronicle
North Shore Medical Center honored Julie Perry, of Ipswich, for her outstanding service and clinical excellence.
Hospital Seeks OK for Expansion Plans
5/18/2016 - The Salem News
The public will get its first up-close look at Salem Hospital’s $180 million expansion plan Thursday night, when hospital officials are scheduled to appear before the Planning Board to seek local approval for the project.
Boxford Doctor Elected Massachusetts Medical Society Vice President
5/17/2016 - The Tri-Town Transcript
Dr. Alain A. Chaoui, of Boxford, has been elected vice president of the Massachusetts Medical Society, the statewide professional organization for more than 25,000 physicians and medical students in the Commonwealth.
Salem Schools to Celebrate Walk to School Days in May
5/4/2016 - The Salem Gazette
With support from Massachusetts Safe Routes to School, Safe Routes to School Salem and Mass in Motion Salem, Bates, Carlton, Saltonstall and Horace Mann schools will be participating in Walk to School days in May. Saltonstall will walk on May 10; scheduling is ongoing for the remaining schools.
Hundreds of Letters Recognize Outstanding Nurses for Salute to Nurses 2016
5/3/2016 - The Boston Globe
Hundreds of Letters Recognize Outstanding Nurses for Salute to Nurses 2016
Letter: Hospital Acknowledges Contribution of Nurses
5/3/2016 - The Salem News
May 6-12 is National Nurses Week and North Shore Medical Center would like to take a moment and reflect on the many contributions made by the outstanding nurses in our organization. Whether it is at the bedside in one of our hospitals or in one of our many outpatient facilities and physician offices, our nurses are committed to providing high-quality, compassionate care to our community.
North Shore Medical Center Nurses Reach Tentative Deal
5/1/2016 - The Salem News
Nurses at North Shore Medical Center last week reached a tentative agreement with management and Partners HealthCare on a new, two-year contract, with the nurses’ union saying the deal will lead to better working conditions and benefits as well as pay hikes.
Organizing the Fight against Child Sexual Abuse
4/11/2016 - The Daily Item of Lynn
Attorney James J. Carrigan has seen sexual abuse ruin too many lives. As a result, he is working with local social service agency directors to host three training sessions, beginning tomorrow, focused on identifying abusers and helping the abused.
Salem YMCA Offering Enrichment Programs
4/6/2016 - The Salem Gazette
With funds and support from the Salem Public School system and North Shore Medical Center, the Salem YMCA has been offering enrichment programs as part of Nathaniel Bowditch Elementary School’s expanded day since September 2015. The programs give students the opportunity to explore the arts while gaining skills, like mindfulness, coping strategies, creative self-expression, physical activities and healthy eating.
Swampscott Resident Peter Barker, M.D. is Honored by Essex South District Medical Society
3/15/2016 - The Swampscott Reporter
Swampscott resident Peter M. Barker, M.D. has been honored by his physician peers of the Essex South District Medical Society as the district’s 2016 Community Clinician of the Year. He will receive the award at the district’s annual meeting on April 12 at the Danversport Yacht Club in Danvers.
Former Patriot Jarvis Green Brings Shrimp Business to Boston
3/8/2016 - The Boston Globe
Jarvis Green, the former Patriots defensive end and a two-time Super Bowl champion, is today the owner of Oceans 97, a Louisiana wholesaler of shrimp to restaurants and other retailers in the United States and Canada.
One Tough Little Guy in Saugus
3/4/2016 - The Daily Item of Lynn
Matthew Evans-Lopez was born at 24 weeks on Sept. 28 to Saugus resident Catherine Lopez. At the time of his birth, Evans-Lopez weighed one pound and 10 ounces. Today, he is full term and weighs 12 pounds.
Getting to the Heart of the Matter
2/29/2016 - The Daily Item of Lynn
A Local newspaper writer makes a trip to the Salem ER for chest pains 
Lynn Holds Lively Hearing in Efforts to Save Hospital
1/8/2016 - The Daily Item of Lynn
A three-hour-plus public hearing at City Hall Thursday night, hosted by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, gave those on both sides of the proposed plan to discontinue essential services at Union Hospital the opportunity to state their cases.
City Wants to Change Partners on Union
1/6/2016 - The Daily Item of Lynn
The Department of Public Health will hold a determination of need hearing with North Shore Medical Center Thursday at 4 p.m. at Lynn City Hall.
First Baby of 2016 Born at North Shore Medical Center
1/4/2016 - The Daily Item of Live
Selandia Brisita and Carlos Galvez of Lynn who welcomed their son Javier Galvez at 5:05 a.m. Friday morning at the NSMC Birthplace. Javier was the first Lynn baby of the new year as well as the first baby born at North Shore Medical Center.
North Shore Medical Center nurses honored by the Massachusetts Emergency Nurses Association
12/15/2015 - Salem Patch
Two NSMC Emergency Department nurses were honored with 2015 State Council Awards at the Massachusetts Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) meeting. Nancy Hassan, R.N., M.S.N., was presented with the Nurse Educator Award. Mary Martel, B.S., R.N., C.E.N., was presented with the Behind the Scenes Award, which recognizes an individual who consistently supports Massachusetts ENA without expectation of recognition
Another Successful Cancer RUN
12/10/2015 - Beverly Citizen
On Sunday, Nov. 8, the 6th Annual North Shore Cancer RUN took place at Cove Community Center in Beverly. We are so pleased that 500 runners came out on such a gorgeous day to help raise more than $70,000 for outstanding cancer care on the North Shore!On Sunday, Nov. 8, the 6th Annual North Shore Cancer RUN took place at Cove Community Center in Beverly. We are so pleased that 500 runners came out on such a gorgeous day to help raise more than $70,000 for outstanding cancer care on the North Shore!
North Shore Medical Center presents top honors
11/5/2015 - The Salem Gazette
North Shore Medical Center honored Christian Semine, M.D., NSMC chair of radiology, with the Physician of Excellence Award and Robert Norton, president of NSMC, with the Dr. E. Augustus Holyoke Memorial Award during a ceremony on Oct. 23 at the Salem Country Club in Peabody.
Halloween visitor ends up with emergency surgery in Salem
11/3/2015 - The Salem News
Eva Clarke, her daughter and their friends came here from Canada last week for some Halloween scares in the Witch City. But they got more than they bargained for.
North Shore Medical Center donates AEDs for Salem City Hall and City Hall Annex
10/23/2015 - Salem Patch
Salem recently accepted the donation of two new automated external defibrillators (AEDs) from North Shore Medical Center and Partners Healthcare. One of the Philips brand HeartStart OnSite AEDs will be installed at City Hall, 93 Washington Street, and the other at City Hall Annex, 120 Washington Street.
North Shore Honors Top Surgical Doctors, Nurses
10/5/2015 - The Daily Item of Lynn
North Shore Medical Center recognized nurses and surgeons with the Department of Surgery Clinical Excellence and Professionalism Award for 2015.
NSPG Revamps Medical Assistant Roles to Boost Physician Productivity
9/11/2015 - American Academy of Family Physician
Increasing productivity in a primary care practice without expecting physicians to work even longer hours is an ongoing challenge. North Shore Physicians Group implemented a solution by training medical assistants in the practices to handle more patient care tasks that do not require a physician's direct involvement. 
Ending Her Hospital Stay After 52 Years
8/3/2015 - The Daily Item of Lynn
The medical world Carol Dullea will say goodbye to on Friday is not the same as the one the Lynn resident started working in 52 years ago at the age of 16.
Stepping Up For A Cure
6/26/2015 - The Daily Item of Lynn
This year’s North Shore Cancer Walk is giving Patrick Delulis a bittersweet feeling.
Boxford Mom Pitches in to Help Others with Cancer
6/25/2015 - The Tri-Town Transcript
This past December Ann Hargraves was diagnosed with a rare form of Lymphoma in stage IV after experiencing severe back pain. At age 42 and the mom of two school age children, she always thought she was in great health with many years to enjoy. But when she got a cancer diagnosis, so much changed for Ann.
North Shore Cancer WALK to Celebrate 25th Anniversary
6/24/2015 - The Daily Item of Lynn
A quarter of a century ago, North Shore Medical Center started an event that it hoped would result in finding a cure to a disease that has affected many loved ones.
Danvers cancer survivor to take part in Salem walk
6/22/2015 - The Danvers Herald
Jessica Williamson of Danvers participated in her first Cancer Walk in 2005 to raise awareness about young people with cancer.
Dr. Alexander retires after 40-year career at North Shore Medical Center
6/22/2015 - The Salem Gazette
Working at a single organization for one’s entire career is almost unheard of in today’s society. This, however, is how it all played out for Marblehead resident and primary care physician Richard Alexander, M.D. He is retiring from North Shore Medical Center, the same place he began his career 39 years ago.
Saugus Teacher Kelly Donahue Takes Fight to Cancer
6/19/2015 - Wicked Local North of Boston
Now one year cancer free, Kelly Donahue is imploring women to be vigilant about doing self breast exams and scheduling yearly mammograms to increase the chances of early detection if a tumor is growing.
Cancer Walk is Part of the Fabric of the North Shore
6/18/2015 - The Daily Item of Lynn
It’s made out of cloth, but Susan Raviv and Lee Anne Fredericks credit a lot of planning, a few glasses of wine, several takeout meals and memories — sad and glad — with helping them create a quilt celebrating the 25th annual North Shore Cancer Walk.
Danvers Cancer Survivor to Take Part in Salem Walk
6/18/2015 - The Danvers Herald
Jessica Williamson of Danvers participated in her first Cancer Walk in 2005 to raise awareness about young people with cancer.
Local Psychologist Wins Annual Award
6/1/2015 - The Hamilton-Wenham Chronicle
North Shore Medical Center’s (NSMC) Jefferson B. Prince, M.D., of Hamilton, and Marguerite Roberts, C.N.P., of Danvers are the 21st annual recipients of the Dr. E. Augustus Holyoke Memorial Award. This award is given by the NSMC Medical Staff to recognize professional excellence and service to the community.
Gala to benefit cancer patients
5/4/2015 - The Danvers Herald
The Gourmet Gala will be held on Friday, May 8, from 6-9 p.m., at Acura of Peabody, 233 Andover St., Peabody.
Local Physician Honored
4/13/2015 - The Swampscott Reporter
Swampscott resident Howard M. Waldman, M.D., Ph.D. has been honored by his physician peers of the Essex South District Medical Society as the district’s 2015 Community Clinician of the Year.
Union Hospital supervisor retires after 42 years
3/6/2015 - The Daily Item of Lynn
Ginger Murphy, who spent most of her life working at Union Hospital, walked its corridors Thursday clutching a Kleenex and accepting hugs from overjoyed coworkers surprised to see her return a week after she retired.
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.
Auld lang syne for Union Hospital doctor
12/31/2014 - The Daily Item of Lynn
Twenty-eight years ago today, 8-year-old Marisela Marrero was preparing for her family’s annual celebration of her father’s birthday and the coming of the new year. Having bought him handkerchiefs for a present, she anxiously waited for him to come home from work.
Salem 7th Graders Offered Free YMCA Memberships
12/15/2014 - Salem News
Salem YMCA and North Shore Medical Center are partnering on several healthy living initiatives for North Shore residents. One such initiative is free YMCA memberships offered to all Salem seventh-graders.
March of Dimes names Swampscott's Siefken a Nurse of the Year
12/10/2014 - Wicked Local Swampscott
North Shore Medical Center’s Birthplace clinical nurse educator Carrie Siefken has been named a 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.
LaSpina Receives Surgery Excellence Award
11/24/2014 - The Georgetown Record
Mark LaSpina, D.O. was among the doctors and nurses honored with North Shore Medical Center’s 2014 Department of Surgery Clinical Excellence and Professionalism Award.
Danvers doctor among those honored for surgery
11/24/2014 - Wicked Local Danvers
North Shore Medical Center’s Department of Surgery has honored outstanding doctors and nurses with the 2014 Department of Surgery Clinical Excellence and Professionalism Award. 
Saved by the self-exam
11/17/2014 - Wicked Local Salem
Just three months after a thorough breast exam by her gynecologist which showed no signs of cancer, Paula Steele Brancato’s life changed forever when, during a breast self-exam, she found a lump.
Marblehead resident receives Surgery Excellence Award
11/17/2014 - Wicked Local Marblehead
Dr. Terence P. Doorly of Marblehead, center, accepts his 2014 Department of Surgery Clinical Excellence and Professionalism Award from Marc Rubin, left, chairman of the North Shore Medical Center Department of Surgery, and Bea Thibedeau, senior vice president of patient-care services and chief nursing officer
Boxford man elected secretary-treasurer of Medical Society
5/27/2014 - Tri-Town Transcript
Boxford resident Alain A. Chaoui, M.D. has been elected Secretary-Treasurer of the Massachusetts Medical Society, the statewide professional membership organization for more than 24,000 physicians and medical students in the Commonwealth.
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.
Learning the hard way
5/16/2014 - Healthcare Risk Management Review
Tatum O’Sullivan, left a career in staff nursing for risk management and is now ambulatory risk and patient safety manager for North Shore Physicians Group. She tells HRMR how her experiences in healthcare have shaped her approach.
Excellent care at Union Hospital
5/14/2014 - Lynn Item
I would like to thank all the doctors, nurses and staff in the Emergency Room and West Ground at Union Hospital. I can’t thank them enough for their care, concern and compassion during my recent stay.
Gala raises $65,000 for N.S. Cancer WALK
4/25/2014 - Lynn Item
The 5th annual Gourmet Gala: Wining and Dining for a Cause (formerly Taste of the North Shore) was held on Friday, March 28 at Acura of Peabody. The event, a fundraiser for the North Shore Cancer WALK/RUN, was a great success, raising more than $65,000 to help provide high quality care to cancer patients at North Shore Medical Center in Salem and the Mass General/North Shore Cancer Center in Danvers.
North Shore Volunteers Run in Marathon
4/22/2014 - Salem News
The North Shore is sending police officers, firefighters, running club members and medical personnel to help manage an event with thousands of runners, hundreds of thousands of spectators and the eyes of the world upon it. Several staff members from the North Shore Medical Center in Salem will be working the medical tent at the finish line. The volunteers include nurse practitioner Heather Carlson and nurses Kim Giroux, Tanya Blankenship and Deb Ferrari.
Volunteers Return to Run Marathon
4/15/2014 - Runner's World
Dixie Patterson was idly chatting with a fellow physician assistant when an explosion shook the medical tent, just past the finish line, at 2:49 p.m. last April 15. A second blast came 12 seconds later.
Altruism at its best
3/20/2014 - Salem News
Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. They are sometimes seasoned professionals, but just as often, their only credential is passionate concern. And heroism can take several forms, from sudden, physical courage to commitment over time.
Salem girl is North Shore's first 2014 baby
1/2/2014 - Salem News
Georgia Mary Fargo arrived at NSMC Salem Hospital just 26 minutes after the ball dropped in Times Square, making her the first baby born on the North Shore in 2014.
Center offers new option for same-day sick visits
10/9/2013 - Salem News
Last week, North Shore Physicians Group launched a new kind of walk-in service called North Shore Urgent Care in a 4,000-square-foot office suite in the lower level of the medical center.
Nurse From Medical Tent At Marathon Bombing, Saves A Life On Plum Island
8/1/2013 - WBZ NewsRadio
A nurse from North Shore Medical Center in Salem, was in the right place at the right time on Wednesday.
Nurse saves little girl's life on Plum Island
8/1/2013 - WHDH
Dixie Patterson saw a frantic sight when she looked down the beach, and immediately ran to help.
North Shore Medical Center nurse saves teen at beach
8/1/2013 - Salem News
Not breathing, a 14-year-old girl was pulled out of the ocean yesterday around 3 p.m., but she was likely saved by a nurse who works at North Shore Medical Center. Newburyport resident Dixie Patterson, sunbathing yards away, rushed over and performed mouth-to-mouth resuscitation until the girl began breathing on her own.
North Shore Medical Center named a ‘best hospital’
7/18/2013 - Marblehead Reporter
North Shore Medical Center has been ranked as one of the best hospitals in Greater Boston and Massachusetts by U.S. News & World Report for the second consecutive year. NSMC is the only hospital on the North Shore to be named to either the Boston or Massachusetts lists.
Salem Hospital to blast today
7/12/2013 - Salem News
Blasting is expected to start today as part of the construction of a new power plant at North Shore Medical Center.
Letter: Thank you to Salem Hospital
7/2/2013 - Salem News
I have many reasons for why I love living in Salem: its history, waterfront, university, fantastic Peabody Essex Museum, tolerance, growth and vibrancy.Now to that I add a great medical facility at our back door, Salem Hospital.
When Cancer Hits Close to Home
6/19/2013 - Swampscott Reporter
After working together for more than 20 years, Phyllis Sagan and Jude Toner know a thing or two about the value of teamwork.That’s one of the reasons why the pair is excited to co-chair the 2013 North Shore Cancer Walk on Sunday, June 23 at Salem Willows Park.
North Shore Medical Center teams up with the city of Salem to help residents live healthier
6/12/2013 - NoBo Magazine
The City of Salem has been awarded a four-year $240,000 grant from Partners HealthCare and North Shore Medical Center to fund the City’s Mass in Motion Initiative, which promotes healthy eating and active living. Mass in Motion programs are taking place in over 50 other communities throughout the Commonwealth.
Oncology Patient Navigator, Yovanny Fana, 2013 Honoree
6/12/2013 - the one hundred
The colleagues of Yovanny Fana, oncology patient navigator at Mass General/North Shore Cancer Center, attest to her tireless and resourceful interventions on behalf of patients at the Cancer Center. 
Knitters invited to create Blankets Full of Grace for babies at hospital
6/11/2013 - Marblehead Reporter
Grace Beatty, an eighth-grader at Tower School, has been sharing her love of knitting with newborn babies at North Shore Medical Center. Other knitters are invited to join the effort.
Helping patients in any language
6/6/2013 - Salem Gazette
Yovanny Fana, of Lynn, is employed by the North Shore Medical Center in Salem as an oncology patient navigator. Her job is to help cancer patients, primarily at the MGH Cancer Center, navigate the challenges of the health care system. She is the only Spanish-speaking patient navigator at NSMC.
Tickled Pink fundraiser in Saugus targets cancer
6/3/2013 - Saugus Advertiser
Though Debbie Cole was diagnosed with stage IV metastatic breast cancer almost three years ago, she’s never been someone to let adversity stand in her way. Her friends, inspired by her courage and resilience, are honoring her with the third annual Tickled Pink! Laughing Towards a Cure fundraiser on Friday, June 14, at Prince Pizza’s Giggles Comedy Club. All proceeds from the event are benefiting the North Shore Cancer WALK, to be held in Salem on June 23.
Heard Around Town: A short story about a little bell
5/24/2013 - Salem News
Earlier this month, the Mass General/North Shore Cancer Center in Danvers held a dedication ceremony for, of all things, a bell. The little bell is inscribed “From the Friends of Maureen Clark” in honor of a Salem wife, mother and businesswoman who went through a double mastectomy, chemotherapy and radiation at MGH in Boston. Clark donated the bell so cancer patients on the North Shore could have the same experience she had last year when she went for radiation treatment at Mass General in Boston.
Salem receives funding for healthy living initiative
5/24/2013 - Boston.com
The city of Salem has been awarded a four-year $240,000 grant from Partners HealthCare and North Shore Medical Center to fund the city’s Mass in Motion initiative, which promotes healthy eating and active living.
NSMC PCP wins the Junior Investigator Award
5/8/2013 - Salem News
North Shore Medical Center primary care physician Adrienne Allen recently received the Junior Investigator Award for her original research published in Annals of Internal Medicine, an internal medicine journal.
North Shore hospitals see blast victims
4/24/2013 - Salem News
As victims of the Boston Marathon bomb blasts were rushed to Boston trauma centers, spectators and runners with less serious injuries headed home to seek treatment at hospitals across Greater Boston.
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.
Hospital chiefs outline health care strategies
1/10/2013 - Salem News
The heads of the region’s major hospital systems outlined yesterday what they are doing to lower costs, increase value, improve quality and keep people healthy with the coming of the Affordable Care Act next year.
Letter: Fed Up With Cancer a huge success
1/3/2013 - Salem News
On Dec. 6, MassPay Payroll Services held our third annual Fed Up With Cancer fundraiser at Danversport Yacht Club. With more than 400 people in attendance, Fed Up With Cancer’s evening of food sampling, live music, and live and silent auctions raised $20,000 to support programs and services for cancer patients at the NSMC Salem Hospital and the Mass General/North Shore Cancer Center in Danvers.
First babies arrive healthy, happy
1/2/2013 - Salem News
Kimberly Alicea gave birth to the first baby on the North Shore.
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.
Brookline's John Schorge named one of the "Best Doctors in Boston"
1/2/2013 - Brookline Tab
North Shore Medical Center gynecologic oncologist John Schorge, M.D., has been named among the “Best Doctors in Boston” in the December 2012 issue of Boston Magazine.