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Abington Residents Benefit From Signature Healthcare / Abington Rotary Club Partnership

6/3/2015

Organizations Combine Forces to Raise Funds to Purchase Automated CPR Device for the Town Residents of Abington will now have a better chance of surviving a cardiac arrest thanks to the partnership between the Abington Rotary Club and Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital. The two local organizations combined efforts to raise nearly $13,000 to purchase an automated CPR device. Through the joint efforts of Rotary Club member, Joel Geller, Signature Healthcare Vice-President of Development, Jeff Miller, ...

Signature Healthcare Earns ACR Lung Cancer Screening Center Designation

4/22/2015

Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital has been designated a Lung Cancer Screening Center by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR Lung Cancer Screening Center designation is a voluntary program that recognizes facilities that have committed to practice safe, effective diagnostic care for individuals at the highest risk for lung cancer. In order to receive this elite distinction, facilities must be accredited by the ACR in computed tomography in the chest module, as well as undergo a rigorous...

Signature Healthcare and the Fertility Centers of New England Announce Clinical Affiliation Agreement

3/31/2015

The Fertility Centers of New England and Signature Healthcare have a clinical affiliation agreement to deliver high-quality, personalized reproductive healthcare to patients in southeastern Massachusetts using the most advanced reproductive technologies available.

“The Fertility Centers of New England’s vision and strategy is a good fit with Signature Healthcare’s mission to deliver exceptional quality, service and compassion to our patients,” said Dr. Keith Merlin, Chief of OB/GYN...

Rockland Trust Leads $60 Million Financing Package For Signature Healthcare

1/5/2015

Rockland Trust today announced the bank will be leading financing efforts for Signature Healthcare Corporation, a Massachusetts non-profit organization which includes Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital and Signature Medical Group, its affiliated physician practices. Rockland Trust has committed to providing $35 million of the $60 million financing package to Signature Healthcare. Through the combination of three new Mass Development Tax Exempt Bonds and a Taxable Term Loan, this financing package wi...

Basic Ebola Information for Our Community

10/17/2014

We'd like to provide some basic information to our community and patients, who may be wondering about our facility's level of preparedness for Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever.  Ensuring the health and safety of every patient, visitor and staff member is, and always has been, our primary mission.  We are deeply committed to maintaining the highest standards and most current protocols and training to minimize the risk of anyone contracting an infectious disease like Ebola.  For many years, we've ha...

Signature Moms Blog Reaches 200,000 Views Milestone

10/8/2014

Online Parenting Community for Southeastern Massachusetts Continues to Flourish - In July 2013, the bloggers who contribute to the Signature Moms Blog celebrated a major achievement - the blog surpassed 100,000 views. It took a little more than two years to reach that milestone. Amazingly, fourteen months later, the blog has now doubled that total, having reached 200,000 views - a noteworthy accomplishment within the blogosphere. The blog has also accumulated more than 2,700 subscribers.

Transradial Stenting Procedure a Success - Audience Gets First Hand View into Procedure

10/7/2014

The interventional cardiology team at Signature Healthcare performed a transradial cardiac catheterization procedure the morning of October 7, 2014, taking approximately an hour and a half. Transradial procedures can be used for diagnosing clogged blood vessels, performing angioplasties and placing stents. The procedure highlighted was performed on a 53-year old woman diagnosed with coronary artery disease. It occurs when arteries to the heart are blocked with plaque. For decades, cardiac catheterizatio...

Signature Healthcare To “Live Tweet” Cardiac Surgery On Twitter

10/2/2014

Brockton, MA - The interventional cardiology team at Signature Healthcare will live Tweet a transradial cardiac catheterization procedure, October 7, 2014 at approximately 9am. Transradial procedures can be used for diagnosing clogged blood vessels, performing angioplasties and placing stents. This unique event on Twitter will allow followers to see and learn details of this remarkable procedure in real time. Signature Healthcare will host the live Twittercast with two of its leading interventional card...

Signature Healthcare Purchases Fitness Forum Locations In Massachusetts

7/22/2014

Signature Healthcare is pleased to announce its acquisition of the two sole Fitness Forum sites in Massachusetts, located in Brockton and Raynham. Fitness Forum occupies and was leasing space at Signature Medical Group’s 110 Liberty Street, Brockton and 1215 Broadway, Raynham locations. Fitness Forum operates a physical therapy, sports medicine and “wellness” center at each location. Under the agreement, Fitness Forum employees are now employees of Signature Healthcare and serve to enhance and expand Si...

Signature Healthcare Maternity Department Members Embark on Cultural Exchange Visit to Cabo Verde

6/26/2014

Through fundraising efforts in the community, members of Signature Healthcare’s Maternity team were able to visit the island of Sao Vicente in Cabo Verde on a cultural exchange and information gathering experience. The team hoped to learn about the people and culture of the country, as well as gain a greater insight into the local healthcare system. The team visited a variety of facilities as part of their experience and provided donations of supplies for use in the island’s university, hospital, and pu...

Local Moms Win Mommy Blog Contest

5/30/2014

Five local moms have been selected as featured bloggers for the Signature Moms Blog, www.signaturemoms.com, sponsored by Signature Healthcare. The mommy bloggers were identified through a contest sponsored by the hospital where moms were encouraged to visit Signature Healthcare’s Facebook page and post a written narrative explaining why they would be a great blogger. The five new mommy bloggers will join Sandy Churchill, Anne Marie Holloway, Janice Johnson-Plumer, Heather Desmond O’Neill, Tanya Pimental...

Signature Healthcare Excels in Patient Safety – Awarded an “A” in Spring 2014 Hospital Safety Score

5/22/2014

Designed to rate how well hospitals protect patients from accidents, errors, injuries and infections, the latest Hospital Safety Score honored Signature Healthcare with an “A” – its top grade in patient safety. The Hospital Safety Score is compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety and is administered by The Leapfrog Group (Leapfrog), an independent industry watchdog. The first and only hospital safety rating to be peer-reviewed in the Journal of Patient Safety, the S...

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