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Eastern Bank Pledges $100,000 to North Shore Medical Center

North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) today announced a $100,000 grant from Eastern Bank to support a Robotic Surgery Program at NSMC.

Creating a Robotic Surgery Program on the North Shore will enable us to bring the latest surgical technology to our patients,” says Marc S. Rubin, M.D., Chair of Surgery at NSMC.

In March of 2018, The Davenport Fund donated a $1 million “challenge” grant which served as a kick off for an additional $1 million fund drive in support of the robotics program. The Eastern Bank gift, along with other leadership gifts and funds raised from the North Shore Cancer Walk, will bring NSMC closer to its $1 million goal. 

A surgical robot is commonly used in prostate surgery as well as in many other surgical disciplines. During robot-assisted surgery, a highly trained surgeon guided by high-definition, magnified 3-D views of the surgical site directs robotic arms to perform intricate procedures. The robot is a remote extension of the surgeon’s own hands and its instrumentation enables finer access, maneuverability and technical precision. 

“Robotic surgery’s greatest advantages include smaller incisions, reduced pain and discomfort, and faster recovery for patients,” said Rubin. “We are excited to offer this new technology and improve the surgical recovery process.”

 “We are incredibly grateful for the ongoing support of Eastern Bank,” said Sara Andrews, Senior Vice President of Development at NSMC. “Because of generous gifts like this one, we are hopeful we will be able to acquire a robot later this summer and begin using it for urologic and ear, nose and throat procedures in the fall of 2018.”


NSMC (North Shore Medical Center) is a multi-site health system headquartered in Salem, Mass., which includes NSMC Salem Hospital, NSMC Union Hospital in Lynn, MassGeneral for Children at North Shore Medical Center, NSMC Heart Center, NSMC Women’s Center and the physician network known as North Shore Physicians Group. NSMC and Massachusetts General Hospital together provide care at the Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care and the Mass General/North Shore Cancer Center in Danvers. NSMC is a member of Partners HealthCare, which was founded by Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. #northshoremed