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February 2006



Southcoast names new Chief Medical Officer

After an extensive and thorough nationwide search, Southcoast Hospitals Group announced the appointment of Eugene J. McMahon, MD, MBA, as Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President of Southcoast Hospitals Group.

Learn more about Dr. McMahon.

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Heart attack risk factors

There are many factors that can impact your heart's health — blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and more.

Having a family history of heart disease puts you at greater risk for developing heart disease yourself. Knowing your risk factors is an important step toward having a healthier heart and the quality of life you want.

Learn about some simple but important steps that can decrease your risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke.

www.southcoast.org/heart/


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When you're having a baby, it's the little things that matter.

Like personalized care. Doctors, midwives and nurses who attend to your every need.

At Southcoast, our maternity centers pamper you and your baby with highly personal care and the latest medical advances. We will make you the center of attention. Because when you're having a baby, the little things mean a lot.

Learn how you can have the comforts of home and the care you need.

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Southcoast receives prestigious Cancer Accreditation


Southcoast Hospitals Group has received the highly-regarded Approval with Commendation for its system-wide oncology program from the American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer.

The three-year Approval with Commendation, the highest rating awarded by the Commission on Cancer, is given only to those facilities that have voluntarily committed to providing the highest level of quality cancer care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of performance.

"Having this accreditation tells the community, especially our oncology patients, that we provide the highest quality oncology service here at Southcoast and that we have met all of the national standards set by the American College of Surgeons," said Frances Fuller, RN, Director of Oncology & Specialty Services.

"This prestigious approval affirms that Southcoast Hospitals Group meets high standards of cancer care across our system at all levels — from prevention, early diagnosis, evaluation, staging, treatment, rehabilitation and surveillance of recurrent disease," Fuller said.

Certification also covers non-medical aspects of cancer care, including psychosocial support and end-of-life care. It includes inpatient and outpatient services.

Learn more about the Commission on Cancer accreditation.

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