South Shore Health Welcomes National Guard for COVID-19 Support
Ten members of the Massachusetts National Guard have received orientation and begun training at South Shore Health as part of Governor Charlie Baker’s deployment of Guard members to hospitals across the state. The governor announced recently that he was activating up to 500 members to address the non-clinical support needs of hospitals.
Guard members, who were welcomed to South Shore Health on Monday, will support public safety and non-emergency transport services inside South Shore Hospital. They will also provide non-medical patient observation as part of the float pool and assist with screening for colleagues in the hospital lobbies.
The uniformed National Guard members, recognizable by their military fatigues and South Shore Health ID’s, will work days and evenings in transport, evenings and nights in public safety as screeners/visitor control/traffic control and during the night as observers.
South Shore Health has a deep history of commitment to colleagues who serve in the National Guard and United States Military Reserves and was recently presented with a United States Department of Defense, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) program award.