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September 2010

OcTOBEYfest will raise funds for cancer center

Tobey ocTOBEYfest

Join us for OcTOBEYfest Harvesting Hope, a Tobey Hospital community event to benefit the Southcoast Centers for Cancer Care.

The event will be held Friday, October 1, under a tent on the grounds of A.D. Makepeace at Tihonet Village in Wareham. Cocktails begin at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m.

The event will feature an inspirational performance by Change the World with dancing to follow with music by The Neal McCarthy Blues Band. There will also be a charitable auction.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Southcoast Center for Cancer Care's new flagship outpatient center, which is under construction in Fairhaven and set to open in early 2011.

St. Luke's plans "Trip Around the World"

St. Luke's Hospital Trip Around the World Gala The St. Luke's Hospital Auxiliary will be hosting a "Trip Around the World" to benefit the purchase of fetal heart monitors for the Family Centered Unit (maternity) at St. Luke's Hospital, the New Bedford site of Southcoast Hospitals Group.

This year's event will be held on Saturday, October 2, at 6 p.m. at the Eagle Performing Arts Center, 35 North Main Street, Fall River. The fun-filled evening includes appetizers from around the world and an international four-course gourmet meal with pairing wines. Travel from port-to-port with live entertainment from Scotland, England, Portugal, Italy and Brazil.

The silent and "live" auctions will be held throughout the evening. Auction highlights include a New England Patriots' helmet signed by Tom Brady, a New England Patriots' football signed by Tedy Bruschi, one week in Pilar da Bretanha, Azores (includes one airfare) and a Cape & Island Cruise for four people aboard a 36-foot sports cruising boat.

Tickets are $100 per person and can be purchased by calling Agatha Saint Amour at 508-961-5752.


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Southcoast Hospitals is Top 5% in U.S. for patient safety

Southcoast Hospitals is Top 5% in U.S. for Patient Safety from

Southcoast Hospitals has been ranked in the top 5 percent of hospitals in the U.S. in patient safety by HealthGrades,® the country's leading independent health care ratings organization.

Southcoast Hospitals is Top 5% in U.S. for Patient Safety from
Southcoast is one of just seven hospitals in Massachusetts and the only hospital on the South Coast to receive the prestigious HealthGrades Patient Safety Excellence Award for 2010. Thirty-nine states have at least one award recipient.

"Receiving this prestigious award proves that we are doing many of the things necessary to ensure that our patients receive safe, high quality care," said Keith A. Hovan, President & CEO of Southcoast Hospitals Group. "I am proud of the good work so many employees are doing on behalf of our patients."

Learn more about this prestigious award.

Know your stats about prostate cancer

Southcoast Hospitals has joined the national 2010 Know Your Stats campaign from the American Urological Association Foundation, which has teamed with the National Football League to encourage all men over 40 to talk with their doctors about prostate cancer, their PSA (prostate-specific antigen) score and getting regular physical exams.

Southcoast has scheduled the following FREE community prostate screenings:

  • Monday, Spetember 27
    5-8 p.m.
    Southcoast Centers For Cancer Care Charlton Memorial Hospital
    Mitchell Building
    363 Highland Avenue, Fall River, MA 02720

  • Tuesday, September 28
    5-8 p.m.
    Greater New Bedford Community Health Center
    874 Purchase St., New Bedford, MA 02571

Learn more about the myths and facts about prostate cancer cancer.

Fall River Mayor Flanagan tours Charlton

Fall River Mayor William Flanagan, center, recently toured Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River. Above he is in our Operating Room with urologist Dennis LaRock, MD, who is demonstrating the da Vinci robotic surgical system.

See more photos from the Mayor's tour on our Facebook page.

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