South Shore Health Opens Medical Center in Downtown Quincy
South Shore Health is experiencing some of its greatest growth in recent history and today the healthcare system marked the culmination of one of its most important initiatives with the opening of South Shore Medical Center in downtown Quincy.
“Since 1962, South Shore Medical Center, currently located in Norwell, Weymouth and Kingston, has been the choice for South Shore residents looking for quality, convenient primary care. Now we’re thrilled to bring our expertise to this beautiful new location in the heart of Quincy Center,” said Rose DiPietro, interim President & CEO.
The new, state-of-the-art medical center, located at 1495 Hancock Street, will specialize in primary care, including internal medicine, family medicine, OB/GYN, and specialty care. It will also offer in-house laboratory and radiology services, which means patients will enjoy the convenience of having testing done on site. And, because South Shore Medical Center is a part of South Shore Health, patients will have access to the region’s largest independent healthcare organization if additional care is necessary.
“As a charitable healthcare organization, we are united in our mission to improve the health of our families, friends and neighbors by bringing people, caregivers and excellence in medicine together, as one,” said South Shore Health Board of Directors Chairman Ken Kirkland.
“As the region’s largest health system, we work cooperatively, in partnership with the communities we serve, to advance the region’s health and well-being, and Quincy will be no exception. I represent the entire Board in saying how grateful we are to have worked with Mayor Koch, and the outstanding members of his team in making our dream to become part of this community a reality,” Kirkland said.
Last year alone, South Shore Health invested more than $2 million in wellness, prevention and support programs to the communities it serves, including the City of Quincy. Those investments included educational outreach around cardiovascular health, diabetes management, cancer prevention and reduced-cost wellness programs for at-risk populations. The health system teamed up with Quincy Public Schools to educate students about the many careers in the field of healthcare at Quincy High School’s annual Career Exploration Event.
Additionally, South Shore Health serves as one of the largest economic engines in the region by employing more than 5,600 people and purchasing more than $100 million in goods and services from regional companies.
“Today marks an important first step to the return of world-class healthcare to our city,” said Quincy Mayor Tom Koch.
“Access to these primary care services is critically important for our families, friends and neighbors. This beautiful new healthcare facility, which cost more than $2.7 million dollars to create, speaks to the strong commitment of South Shore Health to invest in Quincy,” Koch said.
“We look forward to South Shore Medical Center employees, patients and their families taking advantage of all our city has to offer – including new restaurants, shops, services and of course, our historic sites. On behalf of all local business owners, welcome to Quincy.”
South Shore Medical Center opened in 1962 at 75 Washington Street in Norwell. In its 57 year history it has offered comprehensive primary care to thousands of patients on the South Shore and throughout Southeastern, Massachusetts. Today, it is made up of board-certified internal medicine, family medicine and pediatric primary care providers, specialty care providers and advanced practice clinicians who are supported by a superior healthcare staff.
“We’ve put a great deal of thought into making this new location as comfortable and convenient as possible for patients and their families,” said David Halle, MD, Medical Director, South Shore Health Ambulatory Division.
“With the opening of South Shore Medical Center, Quincy, we are taking the next step in ensuring that we will meet our patients and families where they need us the most – within their community, and close to home.”
South Shore Medical Center, Quincy will open on October 1, 2019. It will provide primary care to children and adults; behavioral health services to help promote the well-being and mental health of all patients; obstetrics and gynecology; and specialty care.
In addition, South Shore Health is already delivering urgent care seven days a week at its Health Express location on Burgin Parkway.