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2014

October

The Massachusetts Health Information Highway (The Mass HIway) Patient Consent

The Mass HIway is a secure statewide computer network operated by the State’s Executive Office of Health and Human Services that allows your providers to safely, securely and quickly send your health information where it is most needed regardless of provider affiliation, location, or differences in technology.

South Shore Medical Center is planning to use The Mass HIway in the very near future to exchange important medical information about your health history. Learn more.

September

Enterovirus and Children with Asthma

Attached is an important message for parents or guardians of pediatric patients with asthma.

Enterovirus D68

Most of you have probably heard news reports about a new virus, EV-D68 (or Enterovirus D68) currently spreading across the country. As of today, the closest reports of positive cases are from New York. Since the natural spread of viruses will undoubtedly bring this to our community in the near future, we thought it was important to provide you with some information about this virus. Read more.

Flu Season – it’s that time of year!

We are scheduling patients in our South Shore Medical Center Flu Clinics and offering flu shots during office visits. Click for more information including the clinic schedule.

May

Department of Transportation Exams

As of May 21st, providers are required to become certified to conduct a MA Department of Transportation (DOT) exam. SSMC is certifying a limited number of our providers so that we can continue to provide this service. Please click here to see who is currently certified.

South Shore Magazine Feature

South Shore Medical Center was recently featured as the cover story in the early spring 2014 edition of the South Shore Magazine. Click here to read the article.

February

Nielsen Eye Center

The Nielsen Eye Center is excited to announce the opening of its newest location at 141 Longwater Drive in Norwell. Read more.

January

At South Shore Medical Center, Healthy Skin is In.

South Shore Medical Center is excited to announce the expansion of our dermatology department! We now offer the latest cosmetic treatments, as well as comprehensive medical and surgical services. Read more.

2013

December

Longwater Place

The 75 Washington Street, Norwell office and Libbey Parkway office have closed and patients are being seen at our new medical home at 143 Longwater Drive, Norwell. Read more.

Diabetes Education logo

South Shore Medical Center becomes an AADE-accredited diabetes education program

South Shore Medical Center was recently named an accredited diabetes education program by the American Association of Diabetes Educators. This will allow patients at South Shore Medical Center increased access to critical diabetes education services.

Diabetes education as a collaborative process through which people with or at risk for diabetes gain the knowledge and skills needed to modify behavior and successfully self-manage the disease and its related conditions. It is provided at South Shore Medical Center by Kerry Ovalle our Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE). Read more.

November

National Healthy Eating Day

November 1, 2013

Come celebrate National Healthy Eating Day at South Shore Medical Center. Join us for a FREE cooking demonstration on “Whole Foods” on Wednesday November 6th from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. at 141 Longwater Drive. The cooking demo is in collaboration with Whole Foods Market, Inc. in South Weymouth.

Call 781-261-4758 to register. Spaces are limited.

September

The Libbey Parkway office has closed and patients are now being seen at our new medical home at 143 Longwater Drive, Norwell. We will conduct additional moves in October and November.

August

August 19, 2013

Baby Sitter Training & Home Alone Postponed

In September 2013, the South Shore Medical Center’s Norwell and Weymouth offices will begin their move to our brand new location at 143 Longwater Drive, Norwell, MA.

To allow us time needed to settle into our new medical home, we will be postponing Baby Sitter Training & Home Alone classes until January 2014.

Check back with us after January 1st for dates and times to resume these classes.

March

Midwife Program Provides Seamless Care from Practice to Hospital

South Shore Medical Center is one of the first practices to participate in South Shore Hospital’s new hospital-based midwife program. The midwives will also see patients at the Women’s Center of South Shore Medical Center. Read more. (pdf)

February

February 7, 2013

Dr. Ben Ryan to Run Boston Marathon for Team Atrius Health Foundation

Dr. Ben Ryan, Chief of Family Medicine, will be running in the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15th as part of the Team Atrius Health Foundation.

2012

December

HPHC Honor Roll with Distinction

December 3, 2012

South Shore Medical Center has been named to the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Honor Roll with Distinction for 2012 for our exemplary performance on quality measures. Harvard Pilgrim reviewed performance in three domains of clinical care affecting both adult and pediatric patient: acute, chronic and preventive care. Physician groups were identified as Honor Roll practices based on paoitns earned for performance on 16 measures such as appropriate treatment for children with upper respiratory infection, comprehensive diabetes and breast cancer screenings.

November

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Raffle

November 1, 2012

Jackie Flaherty won the Coach Bag in the Breast Cancer Awareness Month raffle! With everyone’s support, Radiology raised $1,271 for the American Cancer Society, “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.” Thanks to all who participated!

October

New England Compounding Center (NECC) Recall

October 11, 2012

In reference to New England Compounding Center (NECC), SSMC has at no time utilized this pharmacy to compound any steroid injectable products. Patients can be reassured that the steroids we use are not from this pharmacy and come directly from the manufacturer.

September

South Shore Medical Center now offers Saturday baseline concussion testing once per month.

Read more.

August

Flu Season

As summer winds down it’s time to prepare for flu season. Every year in the United States, on average 5% to 20% of the population gets the flu. This website has a special section on flu prevention and treatment. South Shore Medical Center also offers adult and pediatric flu vaccine clinics throughout the fall.

July

The Next Generation of Care
Begins at Longwater Place

South Shore Medical Center broke ground in May for the construction of a new 80,000 square foot medical building at 143 Longwater Drive in Norwell, MA.

June

Replacement of CT Scanner

June 21, 2012

The new CT Scanner in our Weymouth Woods location is up and running. The 64 slice scanner is providing beautiful images with an approximate reduction in radiation dose of 30% to our patients (depending on the patient and the study being performed).

Thank you for your patience during our recent installation.

May

American Red Cross Blood Drive

SSMC is holding a blood drive at the Atrius Women’s Center at Weymouth Woods on Wednesday, June 6.

Zostavax FAQ for South Shore Medical Center Patients/Staff

Learn more about the “Shingles” vaccine and where you can get it.

April

Attention: Harvard Pilgrim HealthCare GIC Primary Choice Patients

You may have received a letter from HPHC that did not share the complete range of insurance options, several of which would allow you to retain your PCP at the Medical Center. Read more.

2011

December

Watch New Videos from Our Clinical Leadership Team!

December 8, 2011

See the videos.

Need a doctor for your newborn?

December 8, 2011

SSMC Pediatric and Family Medicine providers are currently accepting newborn patients!

October

HPHC Honor Roll with Distinction

October 11, 2011

South Shore Medical Center has been named to the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Honor Roll with Distinction for 2011 for our exemplary performance on quality measures.

September

Have a Well Day!

September 20, 2011

SSMC is co-sponsoring a health fair at the Hanover Mall on October 2, 2011.

Use MyHealth, You Could Win an iPad!

September 2, 2011

All active MyHealth users will be entered into a drawing to win one of three iPads. Drawing to be held on Monday, December 5, 2011.

August

Flu Clinics

August 16, 2011

Adult and pediatric flu clinics are scheduled from September through December. There is also other important information about flu season.

South Shore Medical Center Collaborates with Jordan Hospital Spine Care

August 3, 2011

SSMC is working in collaboration with Jordan Hospital’s Spine Care Program (Jordan Spine Care) to provide patients with direct access to the leading spine care program on the South Shore. Read more.

July

Bone Marrow Drive

July 19, 2011

Nick Metzger, an awesome kid and son of Drs. Jon and Amanda Metzger, needs a bone marrow transplant, but he must find a matching donor.

July 15, 2011

Physician Rounds at Newborn Nursery at South Shore Hospital

The physicians at South Shore Medical Center will no longer be making rounds in the Newborn Nursery at South Shore Hospital as of August 1, 2011. Read more.

June

Pediatric Appointment Scheduling

June 15, 2011

We are now able to book well-child exams several months in advance and are eliminating the month-by-month reminder cards. Learn more.

May

Patient-Centered Medical Home

May 16, 2011

SSMC Norwell offices receive “Patient-Centered Medical Home” recognition. Read more.

March

Shape Your Future Blog

March 28, 2011

The Shape Your Future staff started a blog focusing on how to work health and wellness into our everyday lives. Visit the blog.

SSMC Welcomes Yvonne Chambers

March 24, 2011

Yvonne Chambers, RD, LDN joins the Wellness/Disease Management in Norwell and Kingston.

Flexible Spending Accounts – Changes in Over-the-Counter Medications

March 8, 2011

Please read this notice if you have a Flexible Spending Account.

February

Online Guide for a Healthy Pregnancy

February 4, 2011

Get answers to all your questions. Go to the pregnancy guide.

January

January 7, 2011

Friday, December 31, 2010 Service Delays

We apologize for any delay in service that you may have experienced on Friday, December 31st. This day was an observed holiday for SSMC which means only the Norwell offices were open with reduced staffing. We realize this caused a delay for some of our patients and we are sorry. We have made adjustments to our holiday schedules for 2011 to prevent this from happening in the future. Thank you for understanding and choosing your care at SSMC.

January 7, 2011

Dietary supplements: which one to choose?

There are many articles you’ve read in magazines or on-line, ads you’ve heard on TV or radio or advice you received from friends and family – all telling you to take this or that pill to supplement your diet. Whatever might ail you, there seems to be a dietary supplement that is supposed to cure it. Read more.

January 4, 2011

SSMC Welcomes Dr. Prusty

We are pleased to welcome endocrinologist, Dr. Deepa Prusty to South Shore Medical Center.