NSMC in the News

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. 
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
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.
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.
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. 
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.
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.
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.
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.