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  • This surgery has changed my life in so many ways. I now have more energy, more confidence, and a desire to inspire others through my journey. Two years ago I could never have imagined doing a 26-mile bike ride down the Cape! This year, my goal is to do a 5K every month and I'm already on my way. Doug Whyte has lost 75 pounds after weight loss surgery, getting close to his goal of losing 100 pounds! If you are interested in learning more, your first step is to attend a free bariatric informational seminar. Seminars are held twice a month in Weymouth and Kingston. Register today at: https://hubs.ly/H09S8870
  • February is American Heart Month! South Shore Health System hosts several FREE community programs to help you reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease. Click here to see the full list of events and to register: https://hubs.ly/H09QtZS0
  • "Every patient comes with their own life story and relationships that have brought them to this point in their life. We want to support everybody who is going to be impacted by the loss of their mother, father, sister, brother, grandmother, grandfather, child or friend. For the person who is dying it brings them comfort to know their family and friends are going to continue to have support through this very difficult time. "The role of the social worker on the team is a combination of case management and therapist. When faced with a terminal illness, it can be extremely overwhelming to work through the multitude of tasks that individuals can be faced with at the end of life, and we try to make that process easier so that patients and families can focus on spending quality time with each other. "This can include helping families with insurance applications, exploring skilled nursing facilities when staying in the home is no longer an option, helping to plan for what will happen to a dependent adult who is about to lose their caretaker and home, accessing Veteran benefits, food delivery programs or helping with funeral arrangements. It is also a very emotional time, and we extend ourselves to anybody in the family who may need additional emotional support in processing feelings as it relates to anticipatory grief. "As the person on the team who works on accessing community resources I can honestly say the need is always greater than what is available. The Walk for Hospice helps to fill those gaps when we can't access the resource quickly enough or when the resource just isn't there." Angela Swain, MSW, is the Social Work team leader for Hospice of the South Shore. Funds raised by The Walk for Hospice enables Angela and her team to help hundreds of families across the South Shore, regardless of their ability to pay. Visit our website to learn how you can support the 2018 Walk for Hospice: https://hubs.ly/H09P7Jh0
  • Ive worked as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist at South Shore Hospital for almost 30 years, and I love coming to work every day. The majority of my patients, when they come in for surgery, are more nervous about anesthesia than they are about their upcoming procedure. The part of my job I find most rewarding is helping to alleviate patients fears about anesthesia. Its my job to communicate and explain to them exactly what is going to happen to them so they can relax and let our great team get them back to health. - Eric Hamel, CRNA South Shore Hospital celebrates all of our nurse anesthetists this week during National CRNA Week. Learn more here: https://hubs.ly/H09N3Cq0 #CRNAWeek

This surgery has changed my life in so many ways. I now have more energy, more confidence, and a desire to inspire others through my journey. Two years ago I could never have imagined doing a 26-mile bike ride down the Cape! This year, my goal is to do a 5K every month and I'm already on my way. Doug Whyte has lost 75 pounds after weight loss surgery, getting close to his goal of losing 100 pounds! If you are interested in learning more, your first step is to attend a free bariatric informational seminar. Seminars are held twice a month in Weymouth and Kingston. Register today at: https://hubs.ly/H09S8870

February is American Heart Month! South Shore Health System hosts several FREE community programs to help you reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease. Click here to see the full list of events and to register: https://hubs.ly/H09QtZS0

"Every patient comes with their own life story and relationships that have brought them to this point in their life. We want to support everybody who is going to be impacted by the loss of their mother, father, sister, brother, grandmother, grandfather, child or friend. For the person who is dying it brings them comfort to know their family and friends are going to continue to have support through this very difficult time. "The role of the social worker on the team is a combination of case management and therapist. When faced with a terminal illness, it can be extremely overwhelming to work through the multitude of tasks that individuals can be faced with at the end of life, and we try to make that process easier so that patients and families can focus on spending quality time with each other. "This can include helping families with insurance applications, exploring skilled nursing facilities when staying in the home is no longer an option, helping to plan for what will happen to a dependent adult who is about to lose their caretaker and home, accessing Veteran benefits, food delivery programs or helping with funeral arrangements. It is also a very emotional time, and we extend ourselves to anybody in the family who may need additional emotional support in processing feelings as it relates to anticipatory grief. "As the person on the team who works on accessing community resources I can honestly say the need is always greater than what is available. The Walk for Hospice helps to fill those gaps when we can't access the resource quickly enough or when the resource just isn't there." Angela Swain, MSW, is the Social Work team leader for Hospice of the South Shore. Funds raised by The Walk for Hospice enables Angela and her team to help hundreds of families across the South Shore, regardless of their ability to pay. Visit our website to learn how you can support the 2018 Walk for Hospice: https://hubs.ly/H09P7Jh0

Ive worked as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist at South Shore Hospital for almost 30 years, and I love coming to work every day. The majority of my patients, when they come in for surgery, are more nervous about anesthesia than they are about their upcoming procedure. The part of my job I find most rewarding is helping to alleviate patients fears about anesthesia. Its my job to communicate and explain to them exactly what is going to happen to them so they can relax and let our great team get them back to health. - Eric Hamel, CRNA South Shore Hospital celebrates all of our nurse anesthetists this week during National CRNA Week. Learn more here: https://hubs.ly/H09N3Cq0 #CRNAWeek