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March 2011




Tobey Spring Luncheon & Fashion Show

Gather seaside with friends, fashion, food and fun and join us for a spring luncheon, fashion and trunk show styled by Three Haute Mamas.

We will stylishly showcase the "CAN" in Cancer and learn about the exciting future of Southcoast Hospitals.

Thursday, May 19, 2011
The Kittansett Club, Marion, Mass.
Limited to the first 100 guests.
$50 per person.

The event will feature a raffle with silent auction items available and all proceeds will benefit the new Southcoast Centers for Cancer Care.

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Southcoast Health System and Southcoast Hospitals are all about you — our patients and our communities.

For more than 127 years as a not-for-profit charitable organization, our physicians, staff and leadership have been focused on one single mission — improving the health of our communities and making sure the right care is available at the right time in the right place, close to your home.

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FREE orthopedic lecture on March 24



James Worthington, MD
Arthritis. Overworked joints. Even that nagging pain when you climb the stairs.

Lots of things slow us down and keep us from doing what's important for our health and in our lives. Come to our free program and learn about both medical and surgical treatments that can help keep you active and health at any age.

    Thursday, March 24, 2011
    6:30 to 8 p.m.

    Mooney Auditorium
    Charlton Memorial Hospital
    363 Highland Avenue, Fall River

    Click here for directions

www.southcoast.org/orthopedics/lecture.html




Southcoast is top 5% in U.S. for patient safety — again!



For the second year in a row, Southcoast Hospitals Group has been identified as a recipient of the 2011 HealthGrades Patient Safety Excellence Award™ ranking in the top 5 percent of all hospitals in the U.S. in patient safety by HealthGrades®.

In a new study released yesterday by HealthGrades, the nation's most trusted source of health care provider information, Southcoast Hospitals was listed as one of just twelve hospitals in Massachusetts and the only hospital in the South Coast region to receive the prestigious HealthGrades Patient Safety Excellence Award.

"Southcoast continues to provide our patients with the safest and highest quality care available. Top quality and the safest environment possible is our consistent focus that resonates across all services we provide at all Southcoast facilities," said Keith A. Hovan, President of Southcoast Health System and President & CEO of Southcoast Hospitals Group. "I am once again proud of the great work so many Southcoast employees are doing on behalf of our patients."

www.southcoast.org/news/releases/2011/031011.html
www.southcoast.org/quality/patientsafetyaward.html




Mechanics Cooperative Bank commits $300,000 to Southcoast Centers for Cancer Care


Mechanics Cooperative Bank recently committed $300,000 in support of the Southcoast Centers for Cancer Care in Fall River and the new flagship outpatient facility in Fairhaven, which is currently under construction and set to open this spring.

"The Southcoast Centers for Cancer Care is built on the dedication of the caregivers that care for our patients everyday and the generosity of our community members who recognize the importance of this much needed service," said Keith A. Hovan, President of Southcoast Health System and President & CEO of Southcoast Hospitals Group.

"We are extremely grateful to Mechanics Cooperative Bank for the donation of $300,000 for our new Cancer Center, especially because it marks such an important milestone in the bank's history as the largest single gift," Hovan said." Like Southcoast, Mechanics Cooperative has served the communities of Southeastern Massachusetts for more than a century ensuring that the vitality and well-being of our communities is at the forefront of their ongoing commitment."

Mechanics Cooperative Bank has served Southeastern Massachusetts for more than 130 years with eight branch locations throughout Bridgewater, Dighton, Fall River, Somerset, Swansea, Taunton and Westport. This $300,000 gift is the largest single gift given in the Bank's history.

"As a native of the South Coast region, I understand the tremendous community service this state-of-the-art cancer care facility will provide," said Joseph T. Baptista Jr., President & CEO of Mechanics Cooperative Bank. "Residents will now have the opportunity to receive quality treatment at a local facility, close to home, and close to their families. Mechanics Cooperative Bank is proud to support our local community, and our local families, and will continue to support quality community organizations like Southcoast Hospitals Group."

Read the full news release.

www.southcoast.org/news/releases/2011/031511.html




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