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National Drug Take-Back Day

On Saturday, April 29, 2017, the Norwell Police Department, (located at 300A Washington Street) is hosting a take back event from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Read more.


Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organization

South Shore Medical Center is participating in a Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organization. Read more.



Marijuana and Controlled Substance Agreement

The new Massachusetts law concerning recreational marijuana is now in effect. Currently SSMC policy does not allow the use of any alcohol or THC product in combination with prescribed controlled substances. Due to the unpredictable risks of such combinations, SSMC will not be changing our policy concerning alcohol or THC use for patients prescribed controlled substances despite the passage of new law.

Patient Experience Scores

SSMC is pleased to report the latest Patient Experience Scores, please click here for more.


Flu Season

Information about the 2016-2017 flu season and flu clinic schedule here.


New State Opioid Law

South Shore Medical Center has implemented the new state opioid treatment and prevention law that affects opioid prescriptions. Learn More.

New Vaccine Available for Asplenic Patients

Did you know that patients who no longer have a spleen are at an increased risk of developing infections like pneumonia, meningitis and influenza? Read more.



Medical Marijuana Policy

No SSMC provider is currently certified to prescribe marijuana. Read more.

South Shore Medical Center Invites You to “Meet the Practice”

South Shore Medical Center will be holding a “Meet the Practice” event on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 143 Longwater Drive. Members of the community seeking pediatric primary care are invited to come and meet two of our pediatric healthcare providers and take a brief tour of our facility.


Caring. Growing. Together.

Good news! South Shore Medical Center has taken another step forward to enhance the health care experience for valued patients like you. Learn more.

Flu Season

We are now booking appointments for our fall flu clinics.


Patient Satisfaction Scores

SSMC is pleased to report their latest Patient Satisfaction Scores, please click here to view their results.

A message from South Shore Medical Center’s CEO Tom Carroll

I am writing to share an exciting update with you regarding South Shore Medical Center’s (SSMC) efforts to improve the health care experience for valued patients like you. Learn more.


Essential Skills for Family Caregivers

We are offering this three-part caregiver education series at our Norwell location in August.


MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) Vaccination

To address the risk of a measles outbreak, South Shore Medical Center has changed its MMR vaccination policy. Learn more.

A message from South Shore Medical Center’s CEO Tom Carroll

I am writing to share some exciting news with you regarding South Shore Medical Center’s (SSMC) efforts to improve the health care experience for valued patients like you. Read more.


Check Out Our New Facebook Page

South Shore Medical Center recently updated our Facebook page. Check it out and “like” us to get timely updates from our practice.



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.


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.

Patient Photos for Medical Record

South Shore Medical Center is now able to add your photo to your electronic medical record. Read more.


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.


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.


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.



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.

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.


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.


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 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.


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.



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.


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!


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.



Need a doctor for your newborn?

December 8, 2011

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Patient-Centered Medical Home

May 16, 2011

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


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.


Online Guide for a Healthy Pregnancy

February 4, 2011

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


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.