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June 2013

Pizza for a Pint Blood Bank Promotion

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. Join us for the kick-off promotion on Tuesday, July 2!

Southcoast Night at Newport Gulls

Southcoast Night at the Newport Gulls, 6:35 p.m., Cardines Field, Newport. Richard V. Morgera, MD, of Southcoast Physicians Group - Family MediCenter – Middletown, will throw out the first pitch. Attendees will receive beach balls and water bottles.

Southcoast Night at Gatemen

July 6, Southcoast Night at the Wareham Gatemen, 7 p.m., Spillane Field, Wareham. Christian Dee, MD, of Southcoast Physicians Group - Wareham Orthopedics will throw out the first pitch. Attendees will receive beach balls and water bottles. Free admission.

Southcoast sponsors AHA! & KIDS RULE

July 11, Southcoast sponsors AHA! Night & KIDS RULE, 5 to 8 p.m., downtown New Bedford. Join Southcoast Rehabilitation Services downtown on Purchase Street for a Kids Fitness Challenge with fun prizes for all participants! The Southcoast Health Van will provide free health screenings and will also be located on Purchase Street.

Strike Out Against Cancer

August 2 - 4, Strike Out Against Cancer, Bowl-a-Thon, Wonder Bowl, New Bedford.To support the Charlton Memorial Hospital Auxiliary pledge to the Southcoast Centers for Cancer Care

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Your Heart is Something to Blog About

Check our Southcoast’s new blog at and get great information to keep your heart healthy. This new site is focused on how to prevent heart disease, what is new in cardiac treatment and ways to recover. Visit the blog often for the latest news and tips and all the ways Southcoast is working to keep the best heart care close to home. And don’t forget to sign up for 30 days of heart healthy tips!

Southcoast Farmers' Market

Public farmers’ markets will take place every week at all three Southcoast hospitals sites and the South Coast Business Center from June 17 to October 25. Purchase super-fresh fruits, vegetables and other select goods.


Mondays, from 3 to 6 p.m.
Tobey Hospital
43 High Street, Wareham

Tuesdays, from 3 to 5 p.m.
South Coast Business Center
200 Mill Road, Fairhaven

Wednesdays, from 3 to 6 p.m.
St. Luke's Hospital
101 Page Street, New Bedford

Thursdays, from 3 to 6 p.m.
Charlton Memorial Hospital
363 Highland Avenue, Fall River

For more information on Southcoast farmers’ markets, please contact Sydney Patten at 508-973-5079 or visit

Pizza for a Pint this July

Pizza for a Pint in July: Anyone who donates blood at the Southcoast Blood Bank at St. Luke’s or any community blood drive hosted by Southcoast during the month of July will receive a certificate for a free large one-topping pizza redeemable at all Bristol County Domino’s locations. The offer is good for any pick-up order or can be combined with a home delivery order. The certificate will not be redeemable for home delivery orders of a large one-topping pizza only. For more information on where and when to donate visit

Kick-off Blood Drive: New this year! The Southcoast Blood Bank and Domino’s Pizza have teamed up with FUN 107, WBSM and Scramblers Breakfast, Bagel and Lunch, to host a kick-off blood drive on Tuesday, July 2, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the FUN 107/ WBSM plaza, 22 Sconticut Neck Road in Fairhaven. Refreshments, raffle and a Domino’s gift card. For more information on where and when to donate visit

Protecting Yourself from Mosquitoes

Southcoast Hospitals Group would like to remind you of these important tips when protecting against the spread of disease by mosquitoes.

What is the best way to avoid mosquito bites?

  • Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants.
  • Stay indoors at dawn and dusk when mosquitoes are most active.
  • Use mosquito netting on baby carriages or playpens when your baby is outdoors.
  • Make sure screens are repaired and that screens are tightly attached to doors and windows.
  • Remove standing water from ditches, gutters, old tires, wheelbarrows and wading pools. Mosquitoes that bite people can begin to grow in any puddle or standing water that lasts for more than four days, so avoid letting water collect around your home.
  • Avoid camping overnight near freshwater swamps to reduce your risk of exposure to mosquitoes that carry the EEE virus. If you do go camping, use a tent with mosquito netting and use appropriate repellents.
  • Use mosquito repellents, making sure to follow directions on the label.

Southcoast radiology and laboratory services at HealthFirst

Southcoast Health System now offers both radiology and laboratory services at HealthFirst Family Care Center located at 387 Quarry Street in Fall River.

Southcoast Radiology Services provides comprehensive outpatient radiology testing including digital mammography, X-ray, ultrasound, and bone density scanning.

Also located at the site is Southcoast Laboratory Services, which offers full-service diagnostic laboratory testing with extended hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday; and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday.

Southcoast has 13 radiology sites and 19 laboratory sites throughout Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island. For more information on the services provided or to find a location near you, visit or


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