Thursday, March 21, 2013
Walk for Hospice of the South Shore will take place Saturday, March 23.
Thousands of people are expected to take to the halls of Braintree's South Shore Plaza on Saturday, March 23, to benefit Hospice of the South Shore at South Shore Hospital. All of the proceeds from the 22nd Annual Walk for Hospice of the South Shore will benefit hospice patients. Hospice of the South Shore provides end-of-life care to hundreds of patients annually, regardless of their ability to pay. The event will be held from 7 to 10 a.m. before the day of shopping begins. Walkers of all ages, from various local communities, are expected to participate in the annual fundraiser. Music and plenty of children's activities will fill the Plaza during the Walk. The Wall of Memories for personalized notes will also be set up. Register to walk …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Medicare database shows how hospitals across the South Shore—and the nation—compare for care. Hospitals, meanwhile, criticized the data as inaccurate.
Which South Shore emergency room is the most efficient? It depends on what you mean, according to data released by the Center for Medicare & Medicid Services. At South Shore Hospital in Weymouth, the average time patients spent in the emergency department before they were seen by a healthcare professional was 35 minutes, which is much quicker than the state average of 40, but longer than the national average, which is 30 minutes. Of those patients, the average time patients spent in the South Shore Hospital emergency department before being sent home was 175 minutes, compared to the state average of 150 minutes and the national average of 140 minutes. Finally, the average time patients spent in the SSH emergency department, before they …
Friday, March 8, 2013
Doctors, nurses and patients who spoke at Wednesday's public forum said a merger between the South Shore Hospital and Partners HealthCare would benefit the community.
Seth Frattasio of Hanover stood in front of a standing-room-only crowd at Old South Union Church on Wednesday afternoon, holding back tears as he recounted how the South Shore Hospital saved his wife’s life. Frattasio's wife, Elizabeth, suffered in a coma for 45 days. Without the hospital's capable staff, he said, his wife would not be alive. “We advocate at every chance we get for the hospital,” Frattasio said. Frattasio was one of many patients and family members who joined local residents, hospital staff and officials in praising South Shore Hospital and voicing support for its proposed merger with the Boston-based hospital chain Partners HealthCare. Wednesday's public hearing was organized by the Department of Public Health. Supporters…
Sunday, December 9, 2012
The new Emerson building was opened at a private celebration on Wednesday.
The South Shore Hospital held a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new Emerson Building on Wednesday. Brian Hotarek, the hospital’s Chairman of the Board said the new building, which was originally built in 1989, has now been remodeled to meet the needs of the growing number of patients. “We needed additional beds,” Hotarek said. “We now have over 82,000 admissions into the emergency department every year and from that, people are admitted into the hospital so there is a need for beds.” On Wednesday, the new building was presented at a private opening to donors, physicians, board of directors, trustees and hospital administration. The original four-story Emerson building has been expanded by 40 feet with two new floors (now a total of six). …
Monday, August 6, 2012
State police are on the scene near the rotary at Union Street in Braintree.
A vehicle carrying five people went out of control on Route 3 North in Braintree on Monday evening, causing an accident that sent all five to the hospital and closed lanes on the highway. Route 3 North was closed except for one lane near the scene of the crash at the Union Street exit as of 8 p.m. Monday. A Massachusetts State Police crime scene unit from Milton is on the scene, along with a reconstruction unit, to determine the cause of the crash, police spokesman David Procopio said in an email. One of the five in the car was injured seriously, Procopio said. Two people were taken to South Shore Hospital and three to Boston Medical Center.