Sharing Is Caring: A Century of Fond Memories and Patient Experiences at South Shore Hospital

A patient and nurse in South Shore Hospital's new stepdown unit

South Shore Hospital has been caring for the community for a century. Through the decades it has grown from a 20-bed cottage hospital to the largest independent health system in the region.

But as much as things have changed in the past 100 years, South Shore Hospital’s mission and values are the same as they were when it opened its doors in 1922: to care for patients with expertise, compassion and respect. The hospital has been and continues to be a place of healing and comfort and quality patient care.

In honor of our 100th anniversary, we asked patients and community members to help us mark the milestone by sharing fond memories or positive experiences they have had at South Shore Hospital through the years. 

Here’s what they said

South Shore Hospital will always be the place where my family began. My father was born there on Feb. 2, 1927; His first daughter on Sept. 14, 1948; His second daughter on June 14,1952; his granddaughter on Aug.15, 1987; his grandson on May 30,1989; his great grandson on July 15, 2018, and his other great grandson on Dec. 28, 2020.

My fond memories are of working in the old and new birthing units and the lasting friends made.

I had both my daughters here, in 2012 and 2015.  As a new mom that was feeling all kinds of new emotions. I  took comfort in the care I was given from the nurses to the food service, to the postpartum specialists, not to mention the breastfeeding support group!  I am so grateful to the South Shore Hospital staff for helping me navigate the most emotional and life-changing time of my life!

In 1987, I had surgery at South Shore Hospital. Everyone there treated me with great care and respect and everyone who worked there seemed genuinely happy to be there. It was such a good experience that the next year I applied for a job there and stayed for 26 years, retiring in 2014.

I had my baby Jacqui there in 1996. By far better than going to Boston!

Delivered my son at South Shore Hospital.

It’s where we became mommy and daddy. Both of our girls were delivered at South Shore Hospital, one in November of 2019 and the other December of 2021. The staff made both experiences calm and pleasant so we could focus on our new baby.

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I’m a cancer survivor. I never thought to go elsewhere for my surgery and recovery. I had the best, most caring and highly skilled doctors!

It’s where I became a mom.

My three children were born there and I have been a nurse there for 33 years.

I had both of my babies at South Shore Hospital and I cannot say enough good things about the care we received there!

Working at South Shore Hospital for 12 years.

I survived a bilateral pulmonary embolism. I’m here today because of the ER and cardiac care!  Blessed for sure.

I had the pleasure or delivering my two children there, and have been treated many times in the ER.  On one specific occasion the amazing staff saved my son’s life when he was having an anaphylaxis reaction.

As a teenager I got to volunteer at the hospital in the 60s before the put up the Pratt building. The old part was like a very big home.

I had both of my children at South Shore Hospital, both were born early and I had great care. I also spent nine days there in November 2020 with Covid-19.  They basically saved my life. Everyone was wonderful, nurses, doctors and everyone in between.

I spent 49 years being a part of South Shore Hospital’s team. I worked with the greatest folks and retired 2021.


Our thanks to everyone who took the time to take our survey and share their South Shore Hospital experiences. For more 100th anniversary content visit: