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April 2011

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Earth Day Cleanup!

Southcoast MyHealth app for iPhone Join us for an Earth Day cleanup on Saturday, April 23, from 8:30 a.m. to noon as Operation Clean Sweep comes back to St. Luke's Hospital.

Volunteers from the neighborhood group NEED will work alongside leadership and staff from St. Luke's Hospital and volunteers from across New Bedford in this annual cleanup.

All equipment is provided — just show up and lend a hand.

It's a fun event for the whole family:

  • Free breakfast!
  • Free pizza from Domino's Pizza!
  • Live broadcast from JR at FUN 107!
  • Free health screenings and blood drive on the Southcoast Health Van!
  • Gifts to Give: Donate your gently used children's clothes, strollers, safety gates, high chairs, books and toys.


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Visit our new Fairhaven cancer center
Open house on April 30

You are invited to get the first look at the Southcoast Centers for Cancer Care's new flagship Fairhaven center at a public open house on Saturday, April 30, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Bring the entire family.

  • Meet our physicians and patient care team.

  • Tour the new center.

  • Free health information.

  • Refreshments.

  • Enter to win a free iPad!

Look for our insert in your local newspaper:

  • The Standard-Times: Sunday, April 24

  • Fall River Herald News: Sunday, April 24

  • Wareham Courier: Thursday, April 28

It's your health care. Just better.

Southcoast MyHealth app for iPhone Your health in your pocket.

Southcoast has made it easier to keep up with your medications — and those for your family members — with our new MyHealth app for the iPhone.®

And it's free!

Don't try to juggle more than you have to. Download your free MyHealth app from iTunes today — and let MyHealth from Southcoast Hospitals be your personal health assistant.

With MyHealth, you can also:

  • Find a physician.
  • Keep up with news from Southcoast.
  • Send emails to patients.
  • Give us feedback.
  • Handy phone directory for your most frequently called numbers.

Southcoast announces consolidated Southcoast VNA

Southcoast Health System will be consolidating its home health and hospice agencies to form Southcoast Visiting Nurse Association, which will be known in the community as Southcoast VNA.

The new Southcoast VNA will significantly expand existing home health and hospice services as well as support the development of new programs designed to meet the growing home health care needs of the entire area.

Southcoast VNA will bring together the staff, services and volunteers of the region's two top agencies for home health and hospice care, Visiting Nurse Association of Southeastern Massachusetts, currently located in Fall River and serving the greater regions of Fall River, Taunton and East Bay, Rhode Island, and Southcoast Home Care, Hospice & Palliative Care & Infusion, located in Fairhaven and serving the greater regions of New Bedford and Wareham. Though both agencies are part of Southcoast Health System, they have functioned separately since the merger in 1996.

"Bringing together our two home health and hospice services strengthens our ability to improve access of care for patients at all levels of our system by combining our resources and staff," said Keith A. Hovan, President of Southcoast Health System & President & CEO of Southcoast Hospitals Group.

Hovan also said the breadth of services offered and the regional expanse makes Southcoast VNA one of the largest home health and hospice agencies in New England, noting its ability to continue to serve the region as a highly efficient, low-cost provider.

"The new Southcoast VNA will allow us to better serve our communities by offering seamless, integrated home health and hospice services throughout the entire South Coast region," said Sharon Jones, President & CEO of Southcoast VNA.

Read more about the exciting new services the new Southcoast VNA will bring for patients.

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