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Minimizing the Risk of COVID-19

South Shore Health has taken additional steps to minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19. Get the details in this update.

Minimizing the Risk of COVID-19

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South Shore Health’s Phase 1 Attestation Form

In order to comply with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Phase 1 reopening plan, hospital and health care providers must meet a set of standards and guidelines outlined by the Massachusetts...

South Shore Health’s Phase 1 Attestation Form

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South Shore Health’s Mask Policy for Ambulatory Patients

​​​​​​​In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, all patients at South Shore Health ambulatory care facilities are required to wear face masks during their visits.

South Shore Health’s Mask Policy for Ambulatory Patients

South Shore Health's COVID-19 testing site is located in Norwell

South Shore Health's COVID-19 testing site relocates

South Shore Health’s COVID-19 drive-thru testing site has been relocated to South Shore Medical Center at 143 Longwater Drive in Norwell. It replaces the previous testing site at Union Point in...

South Shore Health's COVID-19 testing site relocates

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Drive-Thru Testing Services To Be Offered in Norwell

Beginning Tuesday, May 19, 2020, South Shore Health’s COVID-19 drive-thru testing site will be relocated to South Shore Medical Center at 143 Longwater Drive in Norwell. It will replace the current...

Drive-Thru Testing Services To Be Offered in Norwell

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South Shore Hospital Earns an “A” for Patient Safety From The Leapfrog Group

Rating designates Weymouth hospital among the best in Greater Boston and the U.S. for safety.

South Shore Hospital Earns an “A” for Patient Safety From The Leapfrog Group

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South Shore Hospital Announces Change to Outpatient Lab Hours

Effective Monday, May 4, the Outpatient Lab inside the McKim Family Main Entrance will be open reduced hours.

South Shore Hospital Announces Change to Outpatient Lab Hours

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Giving birth in a pandemic: Hospitals step up restrictions

As expectant mothers worry about giving birth during the COVID-19, South Shore Health has taken extra precautions to keep moms, babies, and staff safe.

Giving birth in a pandemic: Hospitals step up restrictions

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New coronavirus in China is "the tip of the iceberg"

China is currently experiencing an outbreak of a new coronavirus, one that has infected more than 200 people, according to the CDC. The virus, which was discovered in the central Chinese city of Wuhan...

New coronavirus in China is "the tip of the iceberg"

Luminaria 2020

South Shore Health’s 9th annual Luminaria to honor Rosemary and Jim Phalen; Christopher Oddleifson

Longtime South Shore Health supporters Rosemary and Jim Phalen will be named “Home Care Champions” and receive a unique Luminaria medallion alongside Christopher Oddleifson, Chief Executive Officer of...

South Shore Health’s 9th annual Luminaria to honor Rosemary and Jim Phalen; Christopher Oddleifson

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South Shore Health’s Emergency and Trauma Teams Honored with “Outstanding Team Response Award”

Members of South Shore Health’s EMS, Emergency Department and Trauma Services Teams are being honored with the Outstanding Team Response Award by the Metropolitan Boston Emergency Medical Services...

South Shore Health’s Emergency and Trauma Teams Honored with “Outstanding Team Response Award”

2019 Moonlight & Miracles Gala Committee

Moonlight & Miracles Gala Raises $760,000 for Behavioral Health and Substance Use Disorder Services!

South Shore Health hosted its 17th annual Moonlight & Miracles Gala and raised close to $760,000 in support of Behavioral Health and Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Services. The total tops last year’s...

Moonlight & Miracles Gala Raises $760,000 for Behavioral Health and Substance Use Disorder Services!

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South Shore Health Partners with Local Police Agencies for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

In support of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on October 26, South Shore Health has partnered with several local agencies including, Weymouth and Norwell Police Departments to provide safe...

South Shore Health Partners with Local Police Agencies for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

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How to Stay Safe as Massachusetts Slowly Reopens

Massachusetts plans to slowly reopen as the COVID-19 curve flattens. Todd Ellerin, MD explains steps you can take to stay safe during the transition.

How to Stay Safe as Massachusetts Slowly Reopens

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How to Get a COVID-19 Test

In an effort to keep our community safe and keep patients away from the hospital, our drive-thru tent has been opened to pre-screened members of the public.

How to Get a COVID-19 Test

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The New Pediatric Inflammatory Syndrome Linked to COVID-19

A new inflammatory syndrome possibly linked to COVID-19 has been appearing in children across the globe — including Massachusetts.

The New Pediatric Inflammatory Syndrome Linked to COVID-19

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An Update for Patients Awaiting Surgery at South Shore Hospital

South Shore Health's Chair of Surgery provides an update on our plans to reschedule surgeries canceled by the COVID-19 pandemic.

An Update for Patients Awaiting Surgery at South Shore Hospital

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COVID-19 and Plasma Donation: How Recovered Patients Can Help

There's been an outpouring of community support during the COVID-19 pandemic, and now there's a way recovered COVID-19 patients can help: plasma donations.

COVID-19 and Plasma Donation: How Recovered Patients Can Help

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The Bridge Clinic is Here for You during the COVID-19 Pandemic

While many patients are putting off treatment in order to stay away from the hospital, it's important that patients get the care they need — particularly with substance or alcohol use disorder.

The Bridge Clinic is Here for You during the COVID-19 Pandemic