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Signature Healthcare, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center to Bring Comprehensive Cancer Care to Southeastern Massachusetts

1/20/2016

Rolf Freter, MD, PhD, to serve as Chief of Medical Oncology and Hematology
BROCKTON, MASS. — Signature Healthcare and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) today announced a new collaboration that will bring comprehensive cancer care to Signature Healthcare’s Brockton Hospital location. Building on the organizations’ established clinical affiliation, patients in Southeastern Massachusetts will have access to a full range of cancer services close to home, supported by BIDMC’s pioneering cancer treatment strategie..

Signature Healthcare's Vascular Laboratory Services Receive Accreditation in Vascular Testing

10/20/2015

Signature Healthcare’s Vascular Laboratory Services were once again awarded a three-year term of accreditation in Vascular Testing in the areas of, Peripheral Venous Testing, Extracranial Cerebrovascular Testing, Peripheral Arterial Testing, and Visceral Vascular Testing by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC). Signature Healthcare is the only Vascular Lab on the South Shore with these four accreditations...

Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital Receives Full Accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers

8/19/2015

Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital has been granted a three-year/Full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. The NAPBC is the first and only national accreditation program to set criteria specifically for breast diseases. Accreditation by the NAPBC is only given to those centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care and that undergo a rigorous...

U.S. News Ranks Signature Healthcare Among Nationwide Hospitals for Routine Procedures

6/11/2015

U.S. News Unveils First Hospital Ratings in Common Care Brockton, MA – U.S. News & World Report, publisher of Best Hospitals, recently unveiled the broadest expansion of its analysis of hospital quality to date since it began ranking medical centers 25 years ago. The new Best Hospitals for Common Care ratings cover nearly every hospital in the country and evaluate each one in five common surgical procedures and medical conditions where applicable that account for millions of hospitalizations a year....

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...

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