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June 2012

Southcoast Night at Bay Sox


Join Southcoast Hospitals Group on Thursday, June 28, at 6:30 p.m. for Southcoast Hospitals Night at the Bay Sox and cheer on our own Dr. Brett Hurteau, Family Medicine physician with Southcoast Physicians Group, as he throws out the first pitch of the game!

The game will take place at Paul Walsh Field, located at the corner of Parker Street and Hunter Street in New Bedford.

Southcoast Hospitals Group is the official hospital of the New Bedford Bay Sox, a member of the New England Collegiate Baseball League since 1997.

Bring the whole family and enjoy a fun night of baseball!

Kids rule at AHA!


Southcoast is a sponsor of AHA! Night in New Bedford on Thursday, July 12!

Join Southcoast Rehabilitation Services downtown at Custom House Square for a Kids Fitness Challenge with great prizes!

You can also donate blood and get a free pizza from Domino's! Find the Southcoast Health Van on Barker's Lane.

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Southcoast tops in patient safety — again!

Southcoast Hospitals Group recently was identified as a recipient of the 2012 HealthGrades Patient Safety Excellence Award™, ranking in the top 5 percent of all hospitals in the U.S. in patient safety by HealthGrades® for the third year in a row.

In a new study released by HealthGrades, the nation's most trusted source of health care provider information, Southcoast Hospitals was listed as one of just 12 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. Providing top quality care while creating the safest environment possible is our constant focus that resonates across all services across all Southcoast facilities," said Keith A. Hovan, President & CEO of Southcoast Health System and Southcoast Hospitals Group. "This award recognizes the great care Southcoast employees provide to our patients each and every day."

Southcoast was one of only 12 hospitals in Massachusetts to rank in the top 5 percent in the U.S. in patient safety and only one of six hospitals in Massachusetts to receive the designation three years in a row, according to HealthGrades.

Buy farm fresh at Southcoast

Southcoast Farmers' Market

Southcoast Health System will offer public farmers' markets this summer at each of the three Southcoast Hospitals sites — Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River, St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford and Tobey Hospital in Wareham — and at the South Coast Business Center in Fairhaven.

Some of the local purveyors will include Apponagansett Farm, Cervelli Farm, Mama Stella's Original Cape Cod Seasoning, Sampson Farm and Westport Town Farm. Produce will range from lettuce, kale, celery and carrots to potatoes, tomatoes, cucumbers and zucchini.

"We know from research that a large percentage of people on the South Coast do not have the benefit of regular access to fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables," said Kerry Mello, Community Benefits Manager for Southcoast Health System. "This summer's farmers' markets are the kick-off to a range of Southcoast programs that provide our employees and our communities with easy access to healthy, locally-grown food."

    Thursday, July 26, from 2 to 6 p.m.
    Tobey Hospital
    43 High Street, Wareham Directions

    Thursday, August 2, from 2 to 6 p.m.
    Charlton Memorial Hospital
    363 Highland Avenue, Fall River

    Thursday, August 9, from 2 to 6 p.m.
    South Coast Business Center
    200 Mill Road, Fairhaven

    Thursday, August 16, from 2 to 6 p.m.
    St. Luke's Hospital
    101 Page Street, New Bedford

Give a pint ~ get a pizza!

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The Southcoast Blood Bank at St. Luke's Hospital has teamed up again this year with area Domino's Pizza stores in a "Pizza for a Pint" promotion during the month of July.

Led by Nelson Hockert-Lotz, owner of the Domino's Pizza stores on Kempton Street and Rockdale Avenue in New Bedford, participation will include all Domino's in Bristol County — Fall River, New Bedford, Somerset and Taunton. Anyone who donates blood at the Southcoast Blood Bank at St. Luke's Hospital, or at any of the community blood drives hosted by the Southcoast Blood Bank, during the month of July will receive a certificate for a free large one-topping pizza redeemable at all Domino's located in Bristol County. The offer is good for any pick-up order or can be combined with a home delivery order. The certificate will not be recognized for home delivery orders of a large one-topping pizza alone.

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