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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

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