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Southcoast Health Cuts Ribbon on Tobey Hospital Expansion

The Baldwin Makepeace Emergency Center at Tobey Hospital will open at 12:00am on Wednesday, May 25, Southcoast Health officials announced at a ribbon-cutting ceremony this week. Until 12:00am on May 25, patients seeking emergent care should continue to enter at 43 High Street. After 12:00am on May 25, patients seeking …

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Health Policy Commission certifies Southcoast Health System’s ACOs under Learning, Equity, and Patient-Centeredness (LEAP) standards

Southcoast Health announced today that the not-for-profit community health system’s accountable care organizations (ACOs) – Southcoast Accountable Care Organization (SACO) and Southcoast Community Alliance (Medicaid ACO) – received ACO Certification under the Health Policy Commission’s (HPC) new certification standards known as ACO LEAP 2022-2023. The standards reflect HPC’s focus on …

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Southcoast Health’s Dr. Daniel Sousa Honored as 2022 Community Clinician of the Year by Mass. Medical Society

The Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) announced Southcoast Health pulmonologist and critical care physician Daniel Sousa, MD, has been selected as the Bristol South District Medical Society’s 2022 Community Clinician of the Year. This award recognizes his professionalism and contributions as a physician. Dr. Sousa has been on the frontlines of …

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FDA Approves First COVID-19 Treatment for Young Children

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration expanded the approval of the COVID-19 treatment Veklury (remdesivir) to include pediatric patients 28 days of age and older weighing at least 3 kilograms (about 7 pounds) with positive results of direct SARS-CoV-2 viral testing, who are: – Hospitalized, or – Not hospitalized and …

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Governor Baker Announces Availability of Second COVID-19 Booster Dose for Residents 50 and Older, Immunocompromised Individuals

Following updated recommendations from the federal government, the Baker-Polito Administration today announced that all residents aged 50 and older or individuals who are younger with certain medical conditions may now access a second COVID-19 booster. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Tuesday recommended that certain immunocompromised …

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