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North Shore Towns Band Together on COVID Response

1/8/2021 - Salem News

Officials from nine North Shore communities say they are prepared to restrict indoor activity and roll back reopening plans if COVID-19 cases continue to rise. "We are particularly troubled about impacts to our hard working residents in the healthcare workforce," reads a joint statement released Wednesday. "With little remaining capacity at our region’s hospitals, everyone is negatively affected, even if the reason for your hospital visit is not COVID-related.”

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Hospital Execs Urge Continued Vigilance During Vaccine Rollout
1/14/2021 - Salem News

The president of Salem Hospital turned to football for an analogy that describes where the region is in the fight against coronavirus. 

Hospitals Report Few Problems in 1st Phase of Vaccine
1/13/2021 - Salem News

More than 4,000 front-line medical workers at local hospitals and related facilities have now been vaccinated against COVID-19, and still many more staff members wait to receive their shots.

Hospital Executives Deliver Straight Talk On COVID
1/13/2021 - The Lynn Item

The presence of a COVID-19 vaccine will go a long way toward alleviating the scourge that has turned our lives upside down since last March, but there are a lot of other things that have to happen as well.

'We Are Already Exhausted'
12/23/2020 - Salem News

As hospitals on the North Shore near capacity, health care workers and local officials are pleading with residents to stay home this holiday season— even if they test negative for the virus.

North Shore Medical Center earns 'A' grade for Patient Safety
12/21/2020 - Northshore Magazine

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.  

Coronavirus Vaccine at North Shore Medical, Beverly Hospital
12/17/2020 - The Salem Patch

Coronavirus vaccinations began at North Shore Hospital on Wednesday, while Beverly Hospital is expected to start its vaccinations of front-line workers on Thursday.

Registered Nurse Michele Hnath became the first member of North Shore Medical Center staff to receive the first dose of the vaccine on Wednesday. 

North Shore Medical Center Administers First Vaccine
12/16/2020 - The Lynn Item

Michele Hnath, a 42-year-old ICU nurse, was the first of 15 frontline healthcare workers from the North Shore Medical Center to receive the initial round of the two-part COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday afternoon. 

North Shore Medical Center workers get vaccinated
12/16/2020 - NBC Boston

Today, the North Shore Medical Center in Salem received their shipment of the covid-19 vaccines. 

Vaccinations Boost Spirits Throughout Hospitals in Mass.
12/16/2020 - The Boston Globe

Joseph Previtera has seen up close what COVID-19 does.

Local Hospitals Continue Vaccinations of Healthcare Workers
12/16/2020 - Boston 25 News

Yesterday, front-line workers at BMC, MGH, Brigham and Women’s and North Shore Medical Center all handed out their first shots. 

Regional health experts take hard line on holiday travel
12/10/2020 - Wicked Local

Before Thanksgiving, health workers warned people not to travel or gather with family and friends.

Today, the data is showing that people did not heed that warning.

Column: A Nice Sense of Human
12/8/2020 - Salem News

As someone who routinely wears out erasers on pencils, I’m preconditioned to being wrong. But to my happy surprise once every century or so it turns out that I’m wrong in a nice way — as was the case with Salem Hospital recently.

Medical Centers are Planning for COVID Vaccine
12/3/2020 - The Lynn Item

Local medical centers are preparing for how they will be distributing the two potential COVID-19 vaccines that are up for Food and Drug Administration approval this month. 

Lynn Town Hall Talks COVID
11/24/2020 - The Daily Item of Lynn

While the five healthcare professionals who took part in Lynn’s second COVID-19 Tele-Town Hall Monday night said they would be among the first in line when a vaccine becomes available, residents were a bit more cautious. 

Hospital president: Stay home this holiday
11/13/2020 - The Salem News

SALEM — There’s one thing the head of North Shore Medical Center wants people to do when planning to visit family this Thanksgiving: don’t.

Holiday warnings from Salem coronavirus town hall
11/12/2020 - The Salem Patch

Rising coronavirus cases in Salem, and across the North Shore and the state, have officials worried that younger residents contracting the virus in recent weeks — the majority of whom do not develop severe symptoms — will soon begin transmitting the virus to older, more vulnerable relatives during the holiday season.

Hospital Partnership with college elevates employees
10/13/2020 - Salem News

Our partnership with North Shore Community College enables us to help our employees with limited English proficiency build fluency in reading, writing, listening and speaking English, becoming more effective in their current roles and position themselves for advancement. We are celebrating two years of our in-house English as a Second Language (ESL) program. The program runs through our partnership with North Shore Community College and a grant from the state's Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

CEOs: Hospitals better prepared now for virus surge
10/8/2020 - Salem News

North Shore Medical Center CEO Dr. David Roberts and Beverly Hospital CEO Phil Cormier said in separate interviews that their staffs learned many lessons about the novel coronavirus during the harrowing months after the pandemic first struck in March.

Lynn Town Hall Talks COVID
10/6/2020 - The Daily Item of Lynn

As health experts continue to be concerned with the risk of a “double viral infection” during the upcoming flu season, the city’s public health director Michele Desmarais, Mayor Thomas M. McGee, and a panel of three local doctors also urged Lynn residents to get a flu vaccine this year.  “The flu vaccine is extremely safe,” said Dr. Mitchell Rein, chief medical officer of North Shore Medical Center, who acknowledged that some individuals are concerned about vaccinations in general.  “It really is the best way to prevent the flu. This year it is exceptionally important we do everything we can to keep the risk of flu at a minimum. The risk of having both COVID and flu at the same time could be devastating for (people).” 

Fast Action Saves Lynn Councilor
10/1/2020 -

City Councilor-at-Large Brian Field considers himself lucky to be alive after suffering a heart attack with such a low survival rate that it is referred to in the medical community as a widow maker. After reaching Salem Hospital, he was taken to the ER, with an "awesome" team that quickly diagnosed what type of heart attack he was having, he said. 

Health groups join forces to beat back Coronavirus
9/23/2020 - The Daily Item

Community health organizations have been teaming up to fight Lynn’s stubbornly high rates of COVID-19.The North Shore Medical Center has partnered with the Lynn Community Health Center, the city of Lynn and Mass General Brigham to launch “Keep Cases Down,” an education initiative focused on Lynn and several other struggling cities throughout the Commonwealth. Lynn remains a hot spot for COVID-19, with 578 active cases as of Sept. 22.

Pinwheel gardens grow donations for Cancer WALK
9/18/2020 - The Salem News

A team from North Shore Medical Center has raised more than $5,500 for the North Shore Cancer Center Walk by planting pinwheel "gardens" on front lawns throughout the North Shore.

Virtual town hall to provide free opioid screenings
9/15/2020 - The Gloucester Daily Times

In support of Massachusetts Opioid Screening and Awareness Day, North Shore Medical Center is looking to be a part of saving lives affected by the epidemic.

Peabody resident hosts clothing drive for North Shore Cancer WALK
8/6/2020 - Wicked Local Danvers

Peabody resident Kathie Mitchell hosted several fundraisers, including a clothing drive, for the 30th annual North Shore Cancer WALK. 

We were just hoping to keep them alive: Doctors, nurses tell Moulton of pandemic's impact
7/16/2020 - The Salem News

A meeting between Congressman Seth Moulton and a group of doctors and nurses at North Shore Medical Center on Wednesday provided a glimpse of what has gone on inside the walls of the hospital since the arrival of the pandemic in March.

Letter: Keep us off the front lines
7/9/2020 - Salem News

When the headlines were announced last week that the state was entering Phase 3 of reopening, my reaction was not the one I had imagined. Instead I am filled with dread.

Column: Virtual medical visits are not just for millennials
7/2/2020 - Salem News

The COVID-19 crisis has changed the practice of medicine in many ways and ushered in the age of virtual visits. Recently, we set up a virtual visit with a 91-year-old patient, who would be at very high risk for complications from COVID-19 if he were exposed to it. The visit was done during the height of the pandemic when we really were trying to keep patients away from our medical facilities. Through video, we were able to evaluate his condition, diagnose him, and start a treatment plan for a difficult rash he was experiencing. He was able to receive safe and appropriate care, in a timely fashion, and all from the comfort of his home.

Marblehead Fathers Recover from COVID-19
6/19/2020 - The Daily Item of Lynn

A month ago, it wasn’t looking like the Glixman-Padulsky family would have much to celebrate on Father’s Day this year. What a difference a month can make. On Friday, Stacey Padulsky could barely hold back tears as she shared her family’s joyful news. Her husband, Phil, and father, Joseph Glixman, have recovered from severe COVID-19 illness after they both spent weeks on a ventilator in Salem Hospital.

New Developer Selected for NSMC Union Hospital
6/11/2020 - The Daily Item of Lynn
Hospitals urge patients to return
6/3/2020 - The Gloucester Times

10 weeks after telling people to stay away from the hospital unless it was an emergency, officials are trying to convince the public that hospitals are again a safe place to get treatment. "We want to get the message out that there's a consequence to waiting," North Shore Medical Center President Dr. David Roberts said. He also wants the public to know that North Shore Medical Center has taken several steps to insure safety, including testing every patient for COVID-19 and keeping those who have tested positive separate.

The North Shore Initiative Feeds Essential Workers While Supporting Local Restaurants
5/30/2020 -

When Feed the Frontlines North Shore made their first delivery of 100 meals to Beverly Hospital on April 3, it was a family effort.

For Nursing Hone Staffs, It’s Grit, Teamwork, And An Us-Against-The-World Mindset
5/28/2020 - Microsoft News

For those on the front lines at Massachusetts nursing homes, the job stresses have grown. And the public cheering for health care workers is barely audible.

Maks Sewn For Coronavirus Also Help Battle Cancer
5/25/2020 - The Gloucester Daily Times

Victoria "Vicki" Mori of Beverly was hoping to raise $2,020 for her sixth year walking in the North Shore Cancer Walk in honor of her mother, Carol, who receives regular treatments at the Mass General/North Shore Cancer Center, which benefits from the proceeds of the event.

Fighting Doctors Is A Family Affair For Peabody Doctors, Med Tech
5/25/2020 - The Boston Herald

When it comes to battling the coronavirus on the front lines, it’s all in the family for the D’Ursos of Peabody, who count three emergency medicine physicians and a medical technician among them.

Local Artist Captures North Shore Medical Center Heroes
5/12/2020 - The Salem Patch

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).

Salem Hospital Workers Thanked With Cookies And Milk
5/7/2020 - The Salem News

Feed the Frontlines North Shore thanked the staff at Salem Hospital for their hard work during the COVID-19 pandemic with some cookies and chocolate milk Thursday afternoon.

On The COVID-19 Front Lines
5/6/2020 - The Jewish Journal

When doctors and nurses decide to become medical professionals, they’re never led to believe they won’t be able to treat a person’s ailments. “You’re taught that your goal is to heal, your goal is to make people better, in simple terms,” said Mitch Jacobson, chief of the Department of Nephrology at North Shore Medical Center.

Marblehead Restaurants Share The Love With North Shore Medical Staff
5/5/2020 - Wicked Local Marblehead

While health care professionals work around the clock to care for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic, Marblehead restaurants have been helping to take care of them.

Feeding The Front Lines
5/1/2020 - The Salem News

More than 5,000 meals have been donated and delivered to the staff at Salem Hospital over the past several weeks as they work round the clock to care for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Union Hospital Respiratory Clinic Seeing Steady Referrals
4/27/2020 - The Daily Item

The Union Hospital respiratory clinic opened two weeks ago to screen people referred by their doctors is screening more than 30 people a day and has the capacity, if needed, to double that number.

PEM Launches #WeArePEM Fundraising Campaign
4/27/2020 - North Shore Magazine
An NSMC's doctor's dispatch from the coronavirus front
4/27/2020 - The Daily Item of Lynn

NSMC hospitalist Jessica Benedetto, M.D., gives an in-depth look at her experience working on the frontlines during the COVID-19 pandemic. Even in this time of uncertainty and change, Dr. Benedetto and her colleagues come to work everyday more vigilant and committed to care for patients and fight the Coronavirus. 

1,000's of Free Meals Feed North Shore Medical Center Staff
4/27/2020 - The Marblehead Patch

While health care professionals work around the clock to care for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic, the North Shore community is taking care of them. The hospital has received an overwhelming volume of food donations to feed the local frontline and the meals and sweet treats keep coming.

Salem News Interviews North Shore Medical Center Preident David Robets
4/21/2020 - The Salem News

Salem News interviews North Shore Medical Center President David Roberts

Dozens of Police Cruise, Fire Truck Parade Past North Shore Hospitals
4/21/2020 - Channel 7

A parade of first responder vehicles showed their support for North Shore hospitals Thursday.

Martin Richard's Foundation donates 350 Meals to Health Care Workers at North Shore Medical Center
4/15/2020 - Boston Magazine

In honor of One Boston Day, the Martin Richard Foundation and nonprofit Sailing Heals is providing 350 boxed meals to the overnight staff at North Shore Medical Center in Salem.

Advice for Lynn Residents
4/9/2020 - Lynn Journal

As is the case throughout Massachusetts, the number of COVID-19 cases in Lynn and surrounding communities have risen sharply over the past week and is expected to rise through at least the middle of April. As everyday life is on hold, the fo­cus on health and well-being has never been greater.

In This Together: North Shore Medical Center
4/8/2020 - The Salem News

Dr. Elizabeth "Ellie" Wallace, an emergency medicine physician for Salem Hospital's Emergency Department, created this video as a reminder that not all heroes wear capes — some wear masks. North Shore Medical Center, which shared this video with The Salem News, also noted that as of April 7, they had 82 inpatients who tested positive for COVID-19, 27 inpatients requiring ICU/critical care and 43 inpatients who are suspected to have the novel coronavirus but awaiting test results.

Swampscott teachers find ways to help, cheer on medical staff in fight against Coronavirus
4/7/2020 - Wicked Local Swampscott

A few days after Swampscott schools shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, eighth-grade civics teacher Kevin Rogers remembered something: Swampscott Middle School was filled with cleaning and sanitizing supplies brought in by students at the beginning of the school year.

Siblings meet new baby sister through window
3/21/2020 - WCVB

On St. Patrick's Day, Jillian Harvey and her husband Paul Carelis, of Bradford, welcomed their daughter, Maeve, their fourth child. Because visitors aren't allowed in the hospital, Maeve’s three siblings, Rory, Cormac, and Paloma met their little sister through the window into their mother’s Birthplace room from the garden outside.

Grandparents Meet Their Granddaughter Through a Window
3/20/2020 - NBC Boston

First-time grandparents Deb and Keith Barker of Amherst NH meet their new granddaughter through the hospital window.

Marblehead couple donates $500K to NSMC
3/3/2020 - Daily Item

Gordon Hall has been a lover of the outdoors since he was a young child, when he would go fly fishing with his father on Moosehead Lake in Maine. Now at age 89, with three artificial joints and having undergone several cardiac procedures, Hall is still able to get outside and cross country ski, and he credits North Shore Medical Center for his continued vitality. 

Vape pen, e-cigarette buyback plan to discourage teen vaping in Salem
3/1/2020 - Channel 7 News

Students in Salem are being asked to participate in a vape pen and e-cigarette buyback program on Monday.

In Salem, a buyback program not for guns, vape products
3/1/2020 - Salem News

The city of Salem says it will pay $50 to high schoolers who give up vaping.

In Salem, a buyback not for guns -- but for vape pens and e-cigarettes
2/28/2020 - Boston Globe

The city of Salem says it will pay $50 to high schoolers who give up vaping. The city says it’s working in partnership with North Shore Community Health and North Shore Medical Center to launch the one-year pilot program.

NSMC Nurses Hone Skills through art at PEM
2/21/2020 - North Shore Magazine

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.”

NSMC program helps nurses use art to hone critical thinking, communication skills
2/14/2020 - Salem 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.

Teleconferencing program brings new hope to rape survivors
1/8/2020 - Boston Herald

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.

Special Treatment: new program to aid sexual assault patients
1/8/2020 -

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.

Meet Olivia, North Shore's 1st baby of 2020
1/1/2020 - Salem News

Olivia Buckley has the distinction of being the first baby born on the North Shore in the 2020s.

Families reunite with special care nurses, doctors
11/19/2019 - Salem News

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. 

Families celebrate premature babies' health with doctors and nurses in Salem
11/17/2019 - Channel 7 News

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 recognized by state officials and ENB for English classes in the workplace
11/1/2019 - Sampan

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.

New ER at Salem Hospital opens Sunday
11/1/2019 - Salem News

Salem Hospital’s new emergency department is set to open on Sunday at 6 a.m.

Three years after approval, North Shore Medical completes consolidation
10/31/2019 - Boston Business Jouranl

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.

Baby Boom: First of 8 pregnant staff at Salem Hospital welcomes newborn
10/24/2019 - Salem News

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.

North Shore Medical Center staffers celebrate Birthplace 'baby boom'
10/18/2019 - Channel 7

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.

Eight Co-Workers at North Shore Medical Center Birthplace are expecting
10/18/2019 - NBC Boston

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.

oh baby! 8 staffers expecting at North Shore Medical Center's Birthplace
10/18/2019 - WCVB 5

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. 

North Shore Medical Center opens Epstein Center for Behavioral Health
10/10/2019 -

“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.

A pathway to recover begins at the primary care office
9/25/2019 - Population Health

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.”

North Shore Medical Center’s Expansion Underway
9/12/2019 - North Shore Magazine

NSMC’s new model of care improves the efficiency of, and access to, quality health care north of Boston.

NSMC to Hold Open House
9/7/2019 - Lynn Journal
More patients, but shorter wait time at Salem ER
6/30/2019 - Salem News

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.

Letter to the Editor: 29 and counting for Cancer WALK
6/27/2019 - Lynn Item

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 resident thankful to all who saved his life
6/17/2019 - Salem News

DANVERS — While replacing the engine of his boat last month, Keith Martin was struck in the neck with a broken cable puller.

Heart attack victim seeks to meet roadside rescuers
6/11/2019 - Salem News

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.

3 gems in Salem
6/11/2019 - Salem News

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.) 

Letter to the editor: Excellent Emergency Resources will continue in Lynn
6/5/2019 - Daily Item

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.

Letter: Thankful for Gala support
5/17/2019 - Salem News

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.

Steve Austin of Saugus named co-chair of North Shore Cancer Walk
4/17/2019 - Wicked Local Saugus

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.

Top Doctors 2019
3/15/2019 - North Shore Magazine

Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. is a healthcare research and information company founded in 1991 by a former medical college board chairman and president to help guide consumers to America’s top doctors and top hospitals.

Business Briefs
3/7/2019 - Salem News

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.

Community Q & A with Coleen Reid
3/1/2019 - North Shore Magazine

Coleen Reid, MD. Chief of Palliative Care at North Shore Medical Center and Castle Connolly 2019 Top Doctor Recipient.

Salem Hospital Offers Recovery Coach Program to Overdose Patients
2/26/2019 - Boston Globe

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 recognizes Peabody Nurse
2/12/2019 - Peabody Patch

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.

A letter to the editor: A big thank you to Union Hospital
2/6/2019 - Lynn Item

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.

NSMC Physicians Honoroed with Department of Medicine Award
2/5/2019 - Wicked Local Swampscott

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.

Business Briefs
2/3/2019 - Salem News

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. 

NSMC names Excellence in Medicine Award Winners
1/28/2019 - Salem Patch

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.

Business Briefs
1/20/2019 - Salem News

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.

Anesthesiologist Dr. Wilfred Lewis honored as Physician of Excellence - 4 insights
1/18/2019 - Becker's ASC Review

Salem, Mass.-based North Shore Medical Center bestowed its Physician of Excellence award on anesthesiologist Wilfred Lewis, MD.

Adventure begins for first babies of 2019
1/1/2019 - Salem News

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.

Construction is Underway on a $23 million medical village to replace Union Hospital
12/28/2018 - Lynn Item

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.

Recovery coaches on the job at NSMC
12/26/2018 - Salem News

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.

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.