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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...

Diabetes Day Addresses Community Health Need June 14

5/21/2014

Event sponsored by Signature Healthcare Kicks Off Week Long Series of Free Events Aimed at "Knocking Down" Diabetes Signature Healthcare will host a diabetes community awareness day - Changing Diabetes -  at the Shaw's Center in Brockton on June 14th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital Earns ACR Accreditation

2/25/2014

Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in breast ultrasound as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Ultrasound imaging is a noninvasive medical test that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of internal body parts to help physicians diagnose and better treat medical conditions. Ultrasound imaging of the breast produces a picture of the internal structures of the breast. Signature Healthcare is a Breast ...

Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital and Signature Medical Group named to Harvard Pilgrim Health Care’s Honor Roll

2/6/2014

Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital and Signature Medical Group were both recently recognized in Harvard Pilgrim Health Care’s 2013 Hospital and Physician Group Honor Rolls. The hospital was one of only 11 in Massachusetts to be honored and Signature Medical Group was once again named to the Physician Group Honor roll, being one of only 55 groups honored in Massachusetts. The Hospital Honor Roll, according to Harvard Pilgrim, recognizes adult, acute care hospitals who performed within the top 25...

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