South Shore Health Celebrates New Pediatric Space
South Shore Health has announced the completion of an important hospital renovation project, which includes a modernized unit for its youngest patients.
“Despite all of the challenges in healthcare at this time, South Shore Health has invested in our pediatric unit as a commitment to our community,” said Allen L. Smith, MD, MS, President & CEO, South Shore Health.
The Finnell Family Unit, located in the South Shore Hospital’s Emilson wing, includes 12 private rooms, a new play room, pediatric friendly art work, as well as a new nurses’ station, and colleague lockers and break areas. The renovation of the pediatric space also allowed for the reconfiguration of the hospital’s adult medical/surgical area, including the addition of 17 much needed beds.
To celebrate the opening, Senator Patrick O’Connor and Representative James Murphy of Weymouth, recently attended a presentation by Dr. Smith and were given a tour of the pediatric space.
In 2014, the Finnell family of Weymouth made a charitable donation to South Shore Health. Mike Finnell chose to direct this generous gift toward the hospital’s pediatric unit, which was then named in honor of his father and mother – Joseph and Mildred Finnell. The couple were parents to five children and were married for over 60 years.
“This newly updated space will have a positive impact for our youngest patients and their families as well as on our hospital operations, including the ability to accommodate patients in a timely and efficient manner,” said William Johnston, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “We are grateful for the extraordinary work and interest that our colleagues put into this exciting project.”