Member Organization

The Friends of South Shore Health System is a membership organization dedicated to promoting top quality health care to South Shore residents through the support and promotion of our Health System’s community-based mission to benefit the people of our region by promoting good health, and by healing, caring and comforting.

Our diverse membership includes concerned individuals, former patients and family members, community leaders, hospital staff, and some who simply recognize the importance of the work the Friends do and just want to say “I want to support The Friends as a member.”

Following are just a few of the opportunities offered through the Friends:  We sponsor educational outreach programs, organize fundraisers and social events, and work in tandem with the hospital’s volunteer-operated Friendly Gift Shop, directing all proceeds to patient care.

In addition, The Friends award ten Scholarships annually to a variety of recipients pursuing careers in nursing and health care.

Member benefits include the monthly newsletter, Focus on Friends, discounts to more than 70 participating area retailers and restaurants, membership rates at the hospital gift shop, and free daily newspaper and other guest benefits when admitted to the hospital.  Members also receive discounts on select outpatient rehab and community health programs at hospital facilities, and membership rates on day and overnight trips including Broadway shows, Tanglewood and the Pops, museums, and scenic or historic destinations throughout New England!

As the Health System’s largest donor, The Friends maintains a legacy of helping to provide the most advanced medical care available in our community – from specialized equipment for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to funding programs for cancer patients. The Friends includes a number of groups focused on supporting different areas of the Health System.

Please join us. An individual annual membership is just $25 and a couple’s membership is $40. For more information please call the Friends office at 781-624-8520.



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