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Signature Healthcare Earns STAR Certification

2/20/2013

Announces The Delivery Of First-Rate Cancer Rehab Services To Survivors ​Signature Healthcare has earned its STAR Program® Certification from the Massachusetts-based Oncology Rehab Partners, leading experts in the field of survivorship care. This will provide the tools needed to quickly and effectively implement an exceptional survivorship care plan. This STAR Program Certification uniquely qualifies Signature Healthcare to offer premium Oncology R...

Signature Medical Group named to Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Honor Roll

2/13/2013

Signature Medical Group was recently recognized in Harvard Pilgrim Health Care’s 11th annual Physician Group Honor Roll – one of only 23 groups honored in Massachusetts. The honor roll, according to Harvard Pilgrim, highlights physician groups achieving excellent results in their approach to disease prevention and the handling of acute and chronic illness for both adult and pediatric patients. The selection process measures physician group clinical performance against standards set by the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set, an instrument deve...

Local Moms Win Mommy Blog Contest - Six New Moms Will Join The Signature Moms Blog

1/24/2013

Six 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 six new mommy bloggers will join current Signature Moms bloggers Tanya Pimental, Sheila Gaudet, Martianne Stanger, and Kristen Clifford...

During Flu Season, Please Help Keep Our Patients And Staff Safe By Following Visiting Precautions… Flu Hotline 508-941-7968

1/4/2013

If you have the following symptoms: - Fever - Cough - Stuffy nose - Chills - Headache - Fatigue - Sore throat - Body aches Please do not visit patients in the hospital. In addition, all visits by children under 14 are strongly discouraged during flu season. We encourage you to visit the CDC for more information about the Flu: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/ Call our Flu Hotline for more information 508-941-7968 .

Signature Healthcare Awarded an "A" for Patient Safety

11/28/2012

Signature Healthcare was honored with an “A” Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. The A score was awarded in the latest update to the Hospital Safety Score; A, B, C, D or F scores assigned to U.S. hospitals based on preventable medical errors, injuries accidents, and infections. The Hospital Safety Score was compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety and is designed to give the public information they can use to protect themselves and their families...

Urgent Care Expands to Serve Signature Medical Group Patients

11/14/2012

Signature Healthcare Urgent Care Helps Busy Families Stay Healthy. Signature Medical Group patients can now take advantage of expanded hours in a brand-new space. It’s fast, convenient and supported by lab and imaging, including MRI, CT scan, and EKG. Our providers use electronic medical records to access your health information, ensuring a visit with someone who knows your medical history, current medications, and allergies...

Calling Area Moms: Contest to Find our Next Mommy Bloggers

10/9/2012

Signature Healthcare is sponsoring a Signature Moms Blog Contest from October 1 to November 16, to add to our group of established mommy bloggers. All moms in the South Shore area of Massachusetts are invited to enter – single, divorced, married, etc., we welcome all viewpoints. The contest will culminate with four moms winning $250 each and being selected as featured mommy bloggers for the Signature Moms blog (www.SignatureMoms.com). Each featured blogger will write at least one post per month. The topics vary greatly, depending on the personalities of the bloggers and their range of daily experiences in the community. Some of their blog posts will come in the form of video posts. The bloggers ar...

Signature Healthcare Offers Breast Health Resources to Community

10/3/2012

New Virtual Breast Center and Cancer Rehab Program Caps List of Offerings Available to Women Starting in October. ​October marks the opening of Signature Healthcare’s Virtual Breast Center, where through collaboration between an expert patient navigator, oncologists, radiation therapists and radiologists, all patients found to have a breast exam abnormality are followed and counseled.  The center is “virtual” because a patient’s primary care physician can dial into the discussion, as well as experts from pathology, surgery, pharmacy and nursing for consultation.

Signature Healthcare Only Hospital in Southeast Region Recognized for Gold Award In Stroke Care

9/24/2012

Hospital Commitment to Quality Care for Stroke Patients Appears on National Website Signature Healthcare is now listed on the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association™ interactive map of Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award winners; and is the only hospital in Southeastern Massachusetts to earn this highest level of recognition. Gold award-winning hospitals are recognized for two or more years of consistent achievement. Hospitals on the map were shown to del...

Secretary Bigby, Rep. Brady Join Signature Healthcare CEO Kim Hollon To Announce Transformations In Care

9/10/2012

Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. JudyAnn Bigby today joined Rep. Michael Brady and Signature Healthcare leadership to announce developments in the hospital’s integrated care models. Two distinct models for care, the 360° Patient Care Management Program and the Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) Disease Management Program were supported by funding from the Obama Administration, which at the end of last year approved more than $50 million for Brockton Hospital to support Delivery System Transformation Initiatives (DSTI)...

Healthy Beginnings Reaches Year Milestone

7/20/2012

​Signature Healthcare’s Healthy Beginnings Program began a year ago with the intent to help low-income expecting and new moms get a healthy start for their babies and their own bodies. After one year, the program has delivered 176 healthy babies. The original program, called Better Beginnings, began in 1997 in response to a report attributing the second-highest infant morbidity and mortality rate in Massachusetts to the service area of the hospital. Due to lack of funding, thi...

Signature Healthcare Vascular Laboratory Receives Accreditation : Becomes Only Lab on South Shore To Do So

7/10/2012

Signature Healthcare Vascular Laboratory Services was recently awarded a three-year term of accreditation in Vascular Testing in four areas; 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. Accreditation by the IAC means that Signature Healthcare’s Vascular Laboratory Services has undergone a thorough review of its operational and technical components by a panel of experts...

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