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Explosive growth of urgent care of urgent care clinics helping states contain costs
Boston Business Journal, August 9, 2018

According to a report released on Thursday by the state’s health care watchdog, the Health Policy Commission, the number of urgent care clinics in Massachusetts increased from 18 in 2010 to 145 by the end of 2017...Read more.

Weymouth cancer center pilots chemo class for patients
Patriot Ledger, August 8, 2018

When working on their accreditation, Jennifer Croes said staff at the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center at South Shore Hospital wanted to come up with a way serve patients’ needs that went beyond just checking a box...Read more.

Beep ball offers visually impaired a new outlook on life
Boston Herald, July 29, 2018

South Shore Health System's Dr. Mike Marciello is the team doctor for the Boston Renegades- a blind baseball team that is headed to the World Series of Beep baseball...Read more.

Couple who lost twins during birth helping other grieving parents
Fox 25 News, July 24, 2018

A Scituate couple who lost their twin boys to stillbirth last year is on a mission to help other families faced with a similar tragedy...Read more.

Salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey
WCVB-TV, July 23, 2018

A salmonella outbreak is linked to raw turkey, and South Shore Health System's, Dr. Todd Ellerin, has some warnings...Watch the video.

High tech training for Scituate first responders
Wicked Local Scituate, July 17, 2018

An extensive training session was recently held at the Scituate Harbormaster’s station with members of the harbormaster’s department, the Scituate Fire Department, and South Shore Hospital...Read more.

South Shore Hospital honored by American Heart Association
Weymouth Patch, July 12, 2018

South Shore Hospital, part of South Shore Health System, has received the Mission: Lifeline® Gold Receiving Quality Achievement Award...Read more.

South Shore Health System Physiatrist is team doctor and mentor for the Boston Renegades: a blind baseball team
Phyllis Show - Weymouth Community Access Television, July 9, 2018

Michael Marciello, MD, talks about coaching the Boston Renegades: a blind baseball team...Watch the video.

Weymouth mayor says ambulance transition went ‘seamlessly’
Patriot Ledger, July 2, 2018

The transition of the town’s ambulance service to South Shore Health System went “seamlessly,” Mayor Robert Hedlund said...Read more.

Workers try to beat the heat in Quincy
Patriot Ledger, July 2, 2018

Dr. Will Tollefson, who heads South Shore Hospital’s emergency department and emergency medical services department, said working in a heat wave can be dangerous...Read more.

Weymouth awaits new ambulance service
Weymouth News, June 14, 2018

Weymouth residents suffering a heart attack will be taken to South Shore Hospital in new ambulances outfitted with an updated cardio-pulmonary resuscitation device to keep them breathing while a paramedic relays information to the emergency room staff...Read more.

Weymouth’s new ambulance service to take over next month
Wicked Local Weymouth, June 13, 2018

South Shore Health System officials say they’re ready to take over as the town’s ambulance service provider next month with four new ambulances and a paramedic SUV, 60 additional employees and four dispatchers who will work out of the police station...Read more.

Local car dealership donates infant incubator to South Shore Hospital
Patriot Ledger, June 12, 2018

The family-owned Best Automotive Group surprised a team of doctors and nurses from South Shore Health System’s neonatal intensive care unit on Tuesday with a piece of equipment that they have been waiting for since 2008...Read more.

Report: Suicide rate climbing in United States
WCVB-TV, June 10, 2018

The recent deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain underscore the growing suicide rate in the United States...Read more.

Allergies symptoms at full bore amid pollen ‘double whammy’
Patriot Ledger, June 10, 2018

Break out the tissues and the eye drops, because it’s allergy season...Read more.

Scituate Red Sox fan takes field at Fenway for first pitch
Wicked Local Scituate, May 23, 2018

Scituate’s Anne Palmer was chosen to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at Fenway Park May 16 after winning the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts 2018 Excellence in Service Award...Read more

Braintree resident Barbie Campbell raises over 10K for cancer care
Wicked Local Braintree, May 17, 2018

Barbie Campbell’s parents passed away within months of each other but that didn’t stop them from being with the Braintree resident for the 26.2 mile course of the Boston Marathon...Read more

‘I Always Stop for Animals’: Man Brings Deer to Hospital in Subaru
CBS-Boston, May 11, 2018

A Good Samaritan turned his Subaru into an animal ambulance, for a deer hit by a car. But was that the best thing to do? Read more

On the road to health, leaving the hospital is just the start
Boston Globe, May 10, 2018

For Mark Vogler, a software designer from Attleboro, undergoing bariatric surgery was only the beginning of his journey to lose weight and keep it off...Read more

Hospitals branch out in the suburbs with more urgent care centers
Boston Globe, May 10, 2018

South Shore Health System plans to partner with Health Express and become connected to its seven urgent cares, from Quincy to Plymouth, by July 1...Read more

Parents Who Lost Twins During Birth Find New Mission
WBZ-TV News, May 3, 2018

Arianna and Brad Desilets, of Scituate, have made it their mission to help parents who have lost their newborns during childbirth...Read more

Moody's affirms 'Baa1' rating on South Shore Hospital
Becker's Hospital Review, May 1, 2018

Moody's Investor Service affirmed its "Baa1" rating on South Weymouth, Mass.-based South Shore Hospital's bonds...Read more

Ballot initiative would cost hospitals $1b a year, industry-backed study says
Boston Globe, April 29, 2018

A report commissioned by the Massachusetts hospital industry projects that passage of a ballot question to regulate nurse staffing would come at an extraordinary cost — almost $1 billion a year — and worsen the quality of patient care...Read more.

South Shore Hospital Earns an "A" for Patient Safety
Weymouth Patch, April 25, 2018

Leapfrog rating designates the hospital among the best in the U.S. for safety...Read more

Plymouth North's Cohoon spins no-hitter in first start after mother's death
Boston Herald, April 22, 2018

Plymouth North senior captain Donnie Cohoon went through the usual game-day rituals, from grabbing a Cookie Monster at Marylou’s to finding his favorite parking spot...Read more

Running the Boston Marathon in memory of her mother, Duxbury’s Catie Macaluso finds the perfect way to remember her
Boston Herald, April 13, 2018

Catie Macaluso is in need of some strength to keep running, she often thinks of her mom. She will take on the Boston Marathon on as a member of Team SSHS...Read more

Weymouth father to run Marathon with daughters
Weymouth News, April 11, 2018

Rob Hicks and his two daughters will run the Boston Marathon as part of Team SSHS...Read more

Jason Tracy, MD on Carfentanil on the South Shore
WBUR, April 10, 2018

Jason Tracy, MD, Chair of Emergency Medicine at South Shore Hospital, spoke to WBUR about Carfentanil, a dangerously strong synthetic opiate and the trend and what we're seeing in our Emergency Department...Read more

Brazilian immigrants find ‘sense of welcome’ in South Shore
Patriot Ledger, April 6, 2018

The number of South Shore Brazilians has prompted South Shore Health System, which includes South Shore Hospital, to begin working with the community on a special project aimed at breaking down barriers to health care...Read more.

CDC warns of second wave of flu virus
WCVB Channel 5 Boston, March 26, 2018

Todd Ellerin, MD, Director of Infectious Disease, South Shore Health System, spoke about the second wave of flu that is hitting Massachusetts...Read more 

Over 2,000 people help raise money for hospice care
Patriot Ledger, March 25, 2018

More than 2,000 people gathered for South Shore Health System’s 27th Annual Walk for Hospice at South Shore Plaza in Braintree on Saturday...Read more

South Shore Health System's Walk for Hospice to take place Saturday, March 24
Quincy Access Television Podcast, March 16, 2018

Lisa Melchionna, Director of Hospice, Supportive and Palliative Care for South Shore Health System and Angela Floro, Manager of Special Events provide details on the 27th Annual Walk for Hospice, Saturday March 24...Listen here

OUR VIEW: Hospital’s partnership with urgent care centers has much promise
Patriot Ledger, March 17, 2018

The days of the family doctor who came to the house are all but forgotten. Our health care system has changed monumentally is recent decades, and continues to do so...Read more

Orlando doctor shares lessons at SSHS EMS symposium
WCVB Channel 5 Boston, February 27, 2018

Chris Hunter, MD, EMS Medical Director, Orlando Fire, who has participated in the response to two recent mass shootings in Florida was the keynote speaker at a Mass-Casualty Emergency Preparedness Conference in Quincy...Read More

South Shore Hospital meeting blood demand despite donations being down
Wicked Local Weymouth, February 26, 2018

January is typically the slowest month of the year when fewer blood and platelet donations are received by South Shore Hospital, but the medical facility is not in danger of depleting its supplies, according to Hassan El-Alami, a blood bank supervisor....Read more

South Shore Hospital partners with Health Express
The Patriot Ledger, February 23, 2018

South Shore Health System is teaming with Weymouth-based Health Express Urgent Care with the goal of eventually merging the two organizations...Read more

Experts encourage teens to speak up after latest school shooting
The Patriot Ledger, February 15, 2018

In the aftermath of the latest mass shooting, Barbara Green, a psychologist and the medical director of South Shore Hospital’s Youth Health Connection, said it’s important that parents and teachers not “be Pollyanna” with teenagers, but to hear their concerns and try to address them...Read more

Hospice program seeks helping hand in Braintree
Wicked Local Braintree, February 8, 2018

End-of-life care, also known as hospice, can help ease the stress of life’s most difficult moment and, next month in Braintree, South Shore residents will be able to help those who provide this valued service...Read more

Alexei Shvilkin, MD, Cardiac Electrophysiologist, talks to the Weymouth News about a cutting-edge procedure known as His-Bundle Pacing that's helping heart patients
Weymouth News, February 8, 2018

Traditional heart pacemakers can correct a slow heartbeat in some patients, but the devices sometimes put a strain and trigger heart failures symptoms...Read more

Jason Tracy, MD, Chair of Emergency Medicine, speak to WBUR about Governor Baker's proposed opioid legislation
WBUR - 90.9, January 16, 2018

A bill that would allow addiction treatment providers to hold a patient for up to 72 hours goes before a legislative committee Tuesday. Gov. Charlie Baker proposed the bill, and during an event last week... Read More

South Shore Hospital improvising due to national IV bag shortage
Patriot Ledger, January 10, 2018

Workers at some hospitals across the nation are scrambling amid a shortage of IV bags used to deliver medicine and fluids to patients as factories that make the bags in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico try to keep up with demand. But hospitals around the South Shore say they are stocking up on the fluid-filled bags... Read More

An unconventional Christmas for nurses, firefighters
The Patriot Ledger, December 26, 2017

By 9 o’clock on Christmas morning, South Shore Hospital emergency room nurse Rebecca Read had already intubated one patient, treated another for a stroke and helped stabilize someone who had suffered a heart attack... Read More

School raises $10,000 for breast cancer center
Boston Globe South, December 8, 2017

South Shore Hospital, tech company team up to cover dinner for new moms
Patriot Ledger, November 30, 2017 

Parents are often worried, exhausted and overwhelmed during their first days at home with a newborn. But, now they have one less worry: what to have for dinner. Starting tomorrow, South Shore Hospital will provide each new mother with a $50 gift card for FoodSquire... Read More