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The president of Salem Hospital turned to football for an analogy that describes where the region is in the fight against coronavirus.
More than 4,000 front-line medical workers at local hospitals and related facilities have now been vaccinated against COVID-19, and still many more staff members wait to receive their shots.
The presence of a COVID-19 vaccine will go a long way toward alleviating the scourge that has turned our lives upside down since last March, but there are a lot of other things that have to happen as well.
As hospitals on the North Shore near capacity, health care workers and local officials are pleading with residents to stay home this holiday season— even if they test negative for the virus.
North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) has been awarded an ‘A’ grade for patient safety by the Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety.
Coronavirus vaccinations began at North Shore Hospital on Wednesday, while Beverly Hospital is expected to start its vaccinations of front-line workers on Thursday.
Registered Nurse Michele Hnath became the first member of North Shore Medical Center staff to receive the first dose of the vaccine on Wednesday.
Michele Hnath, a 42-year-old ICU nurse, was the first of 15 frontline healthcare workers from the North Shore Medical Center to receive the initial round of the two-part COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday afternoon.
Today, the North Shore Medical Center in Salem received their shipment of the covid-19 vaccines.
Joseph Previtera has seen up close what COVID-19 does.
Yesterday, front-line workers at BMC, MGH, Brigham and Women’s and North Shore Medical Center all handed out their first shots.
Before Thanksgiving, health workers warned people not to travel or gather with family and friends.
Today, the data is showing that people did not heed that warning.
As someone who routinely wears out erasers on pencils, I’m preconditioned to being wrong. But to my happy surprise once every century or so it turns out that I’m wrong in a nice way — as was the case with Salem Hospital recently.
Local medical centers are preparing for how they will be distributing the two potential COVID-19 vaccines that are up for Food and Drug Administration approval this month.
While the five healthcare professionals who took part in Lynn’s second COVID-19 Tele-Town Hall Monday night said they would be among the first in line when a vaccine becomes available, residents were a bit more cautious.
SALEM — There’s one thing the head of North Shore Medical Center wants people to do when planning to visit family this Thanksgiving: don’t.
Rising coronavirus cases in Salem, and across the North Shore and the state, have officials worried that younger residents contracting the virus in recent weeks — the majority of whom do not develop severe symptoms — will soon begin transmitting the virus to older, more vulnerable relatives during the holiday season.
Our partnership with North Shore Community College enables us to help our employees with limited English proficiency build fluency in reading, writing, listening and speaking English, becoming more effective in their current roles and position themselves for advancement. We are celebrating two years of our in-house English as a Second Language (ESL) program. The program runs through our partnership with North Shore Community College and a grant from the state's Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
North Shore Medical Center CEO Dr. David Roberts and Beverly Hospital CEO Phil Cormier said in separate interviews that their staffs learned many lessons about the novel coronavirus during the harrowing months after the pandemic first struck in March.
As health experts continue to be concerned with the risk of a “double viral infection” during the upcoming flu season, the city’s public health director Michele Desmarais, Mayor Thomas M. McGee, and a panel of three local doctors also urged Lynn residents to get a flu vaccine this year. “The flu vaccine is extremely safe,” said Dr. Mitchell Rein, chief medical officer of North Shore Medical Center, who acknowledged that some individuals are concerned about vaccinations in general. “It really is the best way to prevent the flu. This year it is exceptionally important we do everything we can to keep the risk of flu at a minimum. The risk of having both COVID and flu at the same time could be devastating for (people).”
City Councilor-at-Large Brian Field considers himself lucky to be alive after suffering a heart attack with such a low survival rate that it is referred to in the medical community as a widow maker. After reaching Salem Hospital, he was taken to the ER, with an "awesome" team that quickly diagnosed what type of heart attack he was having, he said.
Community health organizations have been teaming up to fight Lynn’s stubbornly high rates of COVID-19.The North Shore Medical Center has partnered with the Lynn Community Health Center, the city of Lynn and Mass General Brigham to launch “Keep Cases Down,” an education initiative focused on Lynn and several other struggling cities throughout the Commonwealth. Lynn remains a hot spot for COVID-19, with 578 active cases as of Sept. 22.
A team from North Shore Medical Center has raised more than $5,500 for the North Shore Cancer Center Walk by planting pinwheel "gardens" on front lawns throughout the North Shore.
In support of Massachusetts Opioid Screening and Awareness Day, North Shore Medical Center is looking to be a part of saving lives affected by the epidemic.
Peabody resident Kathie Mitchell hosted several fundraisers, including a clothing drive, for the 30th annual North Shore Cancer WALK.
A meeting between Congressman Seth Moulton and a group of doctors and nurses at North Shore Medical Center on Wednesday provided a glimpse of what has gone on inside the walls of the hospital since the arrival of the pandemic in March.
When the headlines were announced last week that the state was entering Phase 3 of reopening, my reaction was not the one I had imagined. Instead I am filled with dread.
The COVID-19 crisis has changed the practice of medicine in many ways and ushered in the age of virtual visits. Recently, we set up a virtual visit with a 91-year-old patient, who would be at very high risk for complications from COVID-19 if he were exposed to it. The visit was done during the height of the pandemic when we really were trying to keep patients away from our medical facilities. Through video, we were able to evaluate his condition, diagnose him, and start a treatment plan for a difficult rash he was experiencing. He was able to receive safe and appropriate care, in a timely fashion, and all from the comfort of his home.
A month ago, it wasn’t looking like the Glixman-Padulsky family would have much to celebrate on Father’s Day this year. What a difference a month can make. On Friday, Stacey Padulsky could barely hold back tears as she shared her family’s joyful news. Her husband, Phil, and father, Joseph Glixman, have recovered from severe COVID-19 illness after they both spent weeks on a ventilator in Salem Hospital.
10 weeks after telling people to stay away from the hospital unless it was an emergency, officials are trying to convince the public that hospitals are again a safe place to get treatment. "We want to get the message out that there's a consequence to waiting," North Shore Medical Center President Dr. David Roberts said. He also wants the public to know that North Shore Medical Center has taken several steps to insure safety, including testing every patient for COVID-19 and keeping those who have tested positive separate.
When Feed the Frontlines North Shore made their first delivery of 100 meals to Beverly Hospital on April 3, it was a family effort.
For those on the front lines at Massachusetts nursing homes, the job stresses have grown. And the public cheering for health care workers is barely audible.
Victoria "Vicki" Mori of Beverly was hoping to raise $2,020 for her sixth year walking in the North Shore Cancer Walk in honor of her mother, Carol, who receives regular treatments at the Mass General/North Shore Cancer Center, which benefits from the proceeds of the event.
When it comes to battling the coronavirus on the front lines, it’s all in the family for the D’Ursos of Peabody, who count three emergency medicine physicians and a medical technician among them.
Peabody-based mixed media artist Leon Dodds has created a one-of-a-kind artwork to honor the heroic nurses, physicians and staff of North Shore Medical Center (NSMC).
Feed the Frontlines North Shore thanked the staff at Salem Hospital for their hard work during the COVID-19 pandemic with some cookies and chocolate milk Thursday afternoon.
When doctors and nurses decide to become medical professionals, they’re never led to believe they won’t be able to treat a person’s ailments. “You’re taught that your goal is to heal, your goal is to make people better, in simple terms,” said Mitch Jacobson, chief of the Department of Nephrology at North Shore Medical Center.
While health care professionals work around the clock to care for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic, Marblehead restaurants have been helping to take care of them.
More than 5,000 meals have been donated and delivered to the staff at Salem Hospital over the past several weeks as they work round the clock to care for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Union Hospital respiratory clinic opened two weeks ago to screen people referred by their doctors is screening more than 30 people a day and has the capacity, if needed, to double that number.
While health care professionals work around the clock to care for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic, the North Shore community is taking care of them. The hospital has received an overwhelming volume of food donations to feed the local frontline and the meals and sweet treats keep coming.
NSMC hospitalist Jessica Benedetto, M.D., gives an in-depth look at her experience working on the frontlines during the COVID-19 pandemic. Even in this time of uncertainty and change, Dr. Benedetto and her colleagues come to work everyday more vigilant and committed to care for patients and fight the Coronavirus.
Salem News interviews North Shore Medical Center President David Roberts
A parade of first responder vehicles showed their support for North Shore hospitals Thursday.
In honor of One Boston Day, the Martin Richard Foundation and nonprofit Sailing Heals is providing 350 boxed meals to the overnight staff at North Shore Medical Center in Salem.
As is the case throughout Massachusetts, the number of COVID-19 cases in Lynn and surrounding communities have risen sharply over the past week and is expected to rise through at least the middle of April. As everyday life is on hold, the focus on health and well-being has never been greater.
Dr. Elizabeth "Ellie" Wallace, an emergency medicine physician for Salem Hospital's Emergency Department, created this video as a reminder that not all heroes wear capes — some wear masks. North Shore Medical Center, which shared this video with The Salem News, also noted that as of April 7, they had 82 inpatients who tested positive for COVID-19, 27 inpatients requiring ICU/critical care and 43 inpatients who are suspected to have the novel coronavirus but awaiting test results.
A few days after Swampscott schools shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, eighth-grade civics teacher Kevin Rogers remembered something: Swampscott Middle School was filled with cleaning and sanitizing supplies brought in by students at the beginning of the school year.
On St. Patrick's Day, Jillian Harvey and her husband Paul Carelis, of Bradford, welcomed their daughter, Maeve, their fourth child. Because visitors aren't allowed in the hospital, Maeve’s three siblings, Rory, Cormac, and Paloma met their little sister through the window into their mother’s Birthplace room from the garden outside.
First-time grandparents Deb and Keith Barker of Amherst NH meet their new granddaughter through the hospital window.
NSMC has nine recovery coaches available to respond immediately when someone comes into the emergency room with a drug overdose, with another soon to be hired. The coaches are on call 24/7 to go to the emergency room and meet with the overdose patients in hopes of getting them connected to the services they need.