NSMC in the News
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.