NSMC in the News
The new Jacob Lawrence exhibit at Peabody Essex Museum depicts the earliest decades of struggles connected to life in a growing America, with works covering the American Revolution, the empire of slave trade that ran before and after it, and more.
On a bright, cold Friday morning, a handful of nurses huddle around a pair of portraits in Salem’s Peabody Essex Museum. The portraits depict Mr. and Mrs. Fitch, a pair of wealthy Salem residents of the eighteenth century. When directed to describe the pictures with adjectives, the nurses call him “stoic” and “elegant” and her “opulent” and “soft.”
North Shore Medical Center in Salem next month will launch the region’s first program to connect sexual assault victims with nurses specially trained to both tend to their physical and emotional wounds, and collect evidence in time so that it can be admissible in the prosecution of their perpetrators if they choose to press charges.
North Shore Medical Center on Wednesday announced a new treatment program for victims of sexual assault that will connect them by video with specially trained nurses.
Olivia Buckley has the distinction of being the first baby born on the North Shore in the 2020s.
Some of North Shore Medical Center's tiniest patients were reunited Sunday with the doctors and nurses who cared for them in the weeks after they were born.
Caregivers at North Shore Medical Center were reunited with some of their tiniest patients Sunday, as families who had premature babies joined staff members to celebrate their children’s health.
North Shore Medical Center in Salem was recently awarded an English Works Campaign Certificate of Recognition for their leadership in supporting English classes for their immigrant employees. The award was presented as part of English for New Bostonian’s Raising Our Voices Breakfast at Northeastern University, an event that highlights the imperative for English learning opportunities and honors the businesses and individuals that support and elevate them.
Salem Hospital’s new emergency department is set to open on Sunday at 6 a.m.
Three years after the state approved the consolidation of hospitals in Lynn and Salem, North Shore Medical Center's revised campus is ready to open.
Caila Kelley, a registered nurse at North Shore Medical Center, is the first of eight pregnant staff members in her department to welcome the arrival of her newborn son on Oct. 19, says Birthplace Director Lisa Cavallaro.
There’s a baby boom at North Shore Medical Center.
Six nurses, one obstetrician, and one unit secretary, who all work together in the NSMC Birthplace are expecting. The first addition to the North Shore family is due at the end of this month. The youngest of the bunch is due in February.
A hospital in Salem is experiencing a baby boom among its staff.
Eight co-workers at the North Shore Medical Center Birthplace are all expecting around the same time. Six nurses, one obstetrician and one unit secretary are all due within the next five months.
It's a baby boom at North Shore Medical Center's Birthplace unit.
Six nurses, one obstetrician and one unit secretary, who all work together in the NSMC Birthplace are expecting, the hospital said.
“I just think it’s so important to make a difference – people don’t know how good they’ll feel until they give back,” said Arthur Epstein, a businessman, philanthropist, and former Marblehead resident about his $5 million gift to North Shore Medical Center.
Christian* was fourteen when he broke his back in a sledding accident in the mid-1990’s. Only able to partially recover, his doctors prescribed pain medication – opioids – to help manage his ongoing symptoms. When he aged out of his health insurance at eighteen, he realized he couldn’t get by without the pills. “I was addicted to something and didn’t even really know what addiction was,” he says. “I didn’t just decide to pick up heroin one day; I worked up to it.”
NSMC’s new model of care improves the efficiency of, and access to, quality health care north of Boston.
The number of patients treated at the Salem Hospital emergency room is on the rise, as more people are being transported from Lynn due to the impending closure of Union Hospital.
On Sunday, June 23, the 29th annual North Shore Cancer WALK was held at Salem Willows Park. Thousands of walkers came out on a beautiful summer day for this annual celebration of life, hope and courage in honor of all those who have been touched by this disease.
DANVERS — While replacing the engine of his boat last month, Keith Martin was struck in the neck with a broken cable puller.
SALEM — Maureen Kidney was discharged from North Shore Medical Center Tuesday morning with a second shot at life. Now, her first mission is to meet her two angels.
To the editor:
It’s so easy to take for granted all that exists in Salem, a city that my wife grew up in and we gravitated to 13 years ago. (I recently moved to Brooksby Village in Peabody.)
Recent articles have questioned whether North Shore Medical Center’s future emergency facilities will be able to meet the demands of the communities we serve, including those of Lynn-area residents impacted by the consolidation of Salem and Union hospitals.
On Friday, May 3, more than 350 people gathered at Acura of Peabody for North Shore Medical Center’s 10th anniversary Gourmet Gala. It was a wonderful evening of delicious food and a lively auction in support of a great cause. Billy Costa of Kiss 108’s “Matty in the Morning” show and NECN’s “Dining Playbook” served as auctioneer, helping to raise funds for cancer care on the North Shore.
A North Shore Medical Center employee has been selected a co-chair of the 29th annual North Shore Cancer WALK, to be held Sunday, June 23 at Salem Willows.
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Joel. H. Schwartz, MD, FACP, will be honored with the Boston North Cancer Association, Inc.'s Hope Begins Here Award, for his deep commitment to the care of patients and families facing cancer throughout the communities north of Boston. For 15 years Dr. Schwartz has been the director of Oncology Services at Mass General/North Shore Cancer Center in Danvers.
Coleen Reid, MD. Chief of Palliative Care at North Shore Medical Center and Castle Connolly 2019 Top Doctor Recipient.
North Shore Medical Center and Bridgewell recently began offering recovery coaches at the center’s Salem Hospital for patients who are being treated for drug overdoses.
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.
As a frequent patient, I would like to give a big thank you to to Dr. Smita B. Kolli at Union Hospital and the staff in urgent care, the infusion clinic and the emergency room.
North Shore Medical Center honored Peabody resident Joseph P. Karpicz, MD, MPH, and Swampscott resident Howard M. Waldman, MD, Ph.D., with the 2018 NSMC Department of Medicine Excellence in Medicine Award.
Drs. Joseph P. Karpicz of Peabody and Howard M. Waldman of Swampscott have been honored by North Shore Medical Center with the 2018 NSMC Department of Medicine Excellence in Medicine Award, which recognizes physicians who have made a significant contribution to patient care within the Department of Medicine.
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.
North Shore Medical Center has honored several staff members with excellence awards. Physicians Mark Anderson and Wilfred Lewis the Physician of Excellence Award, the highest honor presented by the medical staff. Suzanne Nevins, R.N., was given the Dr. E. Augustus Holyoke Memorial Award. And physicians Mona Hinrichsen and Adolfo Pena Salazar received the Outstanding New Physician Award.
Salem, Mass.-based North Shore Medical Center bestowed its Physician of Excellence award on anesthesiologist Wilfred Lewis, MD.
Connor Danh was born New Year's Day at 7:32 a.m., officially making Connor the first baby born at North Shore Medical Center in 2019. Connor was born to Ratha Sun and Thai Danh, residents of Lynn.
The medical village, housed in a new two-story building, 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.
NSMC has nine recovery coaches available to respond immediately when someone comes into the emergency room with a drug overdose, with another soon to be hired. The coaches are on call 24/7 to go to the emergency room and meet with the overdose patients in hopes of getting them connected to the services they need.
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.
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.