Want to meet new friends? Help others? Learn more about South Shore Health System? Find an outlet for your talents and expertise? Then consider membership in The Friends of South Shore Health System, a dynamic group that offers these opportunities...and so much more.

Who We Are

The Friends of South Shore Health System is a network of dedicated individuals with a common commitment to support and promote the community-based mission of South Shore Health System. Members of the Friends consist of individuals who support the Hospital’s critical role in the community, those who have a special connection with a particular program area, as well as leaders from the Hospital’s professional staff. Friends bring their experiences and perspectives together to advance the good health of the region by coordinating a spectrum of volunteer activities driven by the membership; including community outreach and educational programs, fundraising events and social opportunities.

Our Mission

The Friends of South Shore Health System exists to engage individuals, former patients and family members, community leaders, and Hospital staff in a spectrum of opportunities – including philanthropic, volunteer, educational and social activities – to support and promote the System’s mission of healing, caring, and comforting.

Our Vision

The Friends of South Shore Health System will be the regional charitable social network of choice because we will:

  • Attract members in such numbers that we are the largest and most recognizable charitable membership organization in our region
  • Sponsor various types of activities that provide a direct connection and service to the mission of South Shore Health System – such activities shall include fundraising, volunteer, educational, and social events
  • Enable members to participate in such activities that are related to and directly benefit their specific areas of interest in our Hospital
  • Connect members with professionals or other resources in their areas of interest so that they may have opportunities to remain engaged with the Hospital, our leaders, and our programs
  • Link members with others in our region with common experiences and interests
  • Inform members of important Hospital initiatives, developments in healthcare, and events of interest to them and their families.