January 31 2017
Norwood, MA – January 31, 2017 – Nurses at Norwood Hospital are honored throughout the year with The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation's program to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day and has been presented at Norwood Hospital since 2014. The most recent recipient was honored earlier this month in a surprise ceremony.
January 31 2017
Physicians selected by Boston Magazine included Steward Medical Group General Surgeon, Peter J. Lydon, MD; Nephrologist Bora Hazar, MD; Steward Medical Group Family Medicine Physician James Macek, MD; and Cardiologist Nicholas Ruocco, Jr., MD. Dr. Lydon and Dr. Macek are recognized for the 3rd consecutive year.
January 5 2017
Norwood, MA -- Geetika and Anil Kumar Polanki of Franklin, MA, joyfully welcomed Norwood Hospital's first baby of 2017 on New Year's Day. Their baby boy, the first grandchild in his family, arrived just before 5 o'clock in the morning, to the delight of his entire family. He was delivered by Drs. Shen and Coutinho. Mom, Dad and baby are all doing very well. Congratulations from everyone at Norwoo...
(Norwood, MA) – The Steward Health Care System and Norwood Hospital today announced Dr. Joseph Weinstein as Steward’s new system-wide Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Weinstein, a cardiologist, has been a practicing physician for nearly three decades. Steward’s first Chief Medical Officer Justine Carr recently retired, leaving a legacy of improvements at Norwood Hospital that have benefited Norwood ar...
Steward Health Care System (Steward), parent company of Norwood Hospital has been selected as one of six Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) in Massachusetts to participate in MassHealth’s Pilot Medicaid ACO program. Steward has been a national leader in promoting the accountable care model, demonstrating improved patient outcomes and helping to contain cost increases, including through its participation in the groundbreaking Medicare Pioneer ACO.
Norwood Hospital, part of the Steward Health Care System (Steward), today announced it was named to the prestigious Community Value Five-Star List as one of the top performing community hospitals in the country. Norwood Hospital received the 2016 Community Value Leadership Award from nationally-recognized data and consulting firm Cleverley + Associates.
December 13 2016
The Haglund Family of Norwood on October 29th hosted their 6th Annual Teddy Bear Tea in memory of their Aunt Maureen and Uncle Everett. Olivia, 16, and Isabel, 14 with their parents collected teddy bears in honor of this special aunt and uncle who brought the girls to the Teddy Bear Tea held at the Ritz Carlton in Boston each year. The girls donated a portion of the teddy bears to Norwood Hospital’s Emergency and Pediatric Departments and the remainder to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.
Norwood Hospital physicians, Peter Lydon, MD, General Surgeon, and Derek Frederickson, MD, Gastroenterologist, met with town employees at Canton Town Hall as part of the Norwood Hospital Community Benefits Outreach Program. Attendees at the lunch-and-learn seminar learned more about Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), various treatment options and had the opportunity to ask questions of the physicians.
October 18 2016
Norwood Hospital is recognizing Breast Cancer Awareness this October with the “Blow Away Breast Cancer” campaign. The team at Norwood has constructed a “Pinwheel Garden” in the inner courtyard of the hospital. Staff members and volunteers are invited to donate $1 toward a pink pinwheel to honor a loved one who has been impacted by breast cancer and to encourage community members to schedule their annual mammograms
Norwood Hospital is recognizing Breast Cancer Awareness this October by hosting a “Treat Yourself Well” event at the Norwood Hospital Cancer Center at Foxboro on October 18th. Norwood Hospital’s Treat Yourself Well event which will run from 4-7pm is a breast screening event featuring extra pampering for women who book an appointment for their first or regular screening mammogram.
August 24 2016
Norwood Hospital welcomed 16 local high school students from Norwood and Canton to the hospital for a week-long exploration in careers in healthcare (July 25-29, 2016). Students were introduced to more than 20 departments within the hospital including Environmental Services, Purchasing, Radiology and Imaging, Quality, Nursing, and Surgical Services.
July 7 2016
When Steward Health Care, parent company of Norwood Hospital, set out to pioneer a new, online patient-user experience, they decided to draw inspiration not from other medical industry players, but instead from the digital presence of major retail brands. As part of the effort, Norwood Hospital now has a completely revamped online look – one tailored to make it easier for patients to access services, find information, and schedule appointments.
Norwood Hospital received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines - Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts has recognized Norwood Hospital as a Blue Distinction+ Center for Knee and Hip Replacement. The national Blue Distinction Program highlights hospitals with proven expertise in delivering specialty care.
Canton Fire Chief Charles Doody was presented with a $1,500 check from Norwood Hospital President Kimberly Bassett and the Norwood Hospital Community Benefits Advisory Committee to fund Brain Drain, a presentation on the prevention of substance abuse for Canton Public Middle School Students.
January 5 2016
Norwood Hospital physicians have been named to Top Doctors lists in both Boston Magazine and South Shore Living Magazine for 2015.
January 4 2016
Norwood Hospital physicians have been named to Top Doctors lists in both Boston Magazine and South Shore Living Magazine for 2015. Six physicians affiliated with Norwood Hospital were selected for the prestigious Boston Magazine Top Doctors listing, while more than 30 Norwood Hospital doctors made the listing for South Shore Living Magazine.
Norwood Hospital announced that it has achieved the Healthgrades 2015 Patient Safety Excellence Award™, a designation that honors hospital performance in the prevention of serious, potentially preventable complications during hospital stays.
Norwood Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes Norwood Hospital’s commitment and success in ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.
Norwood Hospital provided an estimated $2.4 million in healthcare community benefits for residents in Norwood, Canton, Walpole and surrounding communities in 2014, according to a report recently published by the Office of Massachusetts Attorney General. In addition, Norwood Hospital paid $1.4 million in tax revenues for Norwood, which helps to support local schools, public safety, and other town departments and programs.