Children and grandchildren of Norwood Hospital employees enjoyed a fun-packed Easter egg hunt in the hospital’s courtyard on Thursday, Mar. 28. More than 60 children joined in the event, which included a special visit by the Easter bunny.
Monday, April 1, 2013
Monday, March 18, 2013
Medicare database shows how hospitals across the South Shore—and the nation—compare for care. Hospitals, meanwhile, criticized the data as inaccurate.
Which emergency room in Southeastern Massachusetts is the most efficient? It depends on what you mean, according to data released by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services. At the Norwood Hospital, the average time patients spent in the emergency department before they were seen by a healthcare professional was 36 minutes, which is on par with the state and national averages of 40 and 30 minutes, but quicker than the wait at Milton Hospital, Inc., which is 60 minutes. Of those patients, the average time patients spent in the Norwood emergency department before being sent home was 153 minutes, compared to the state average of 152 minutes and the national average of 140 minutes. The average wait time for patients in Milton Hospital …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Three Norwood Hospital doctors have made it in to Boston magazine’s annual Top Docs list.
Editor's Note: The following information is from a press release from Boston Magazine. Three Norwood Hospital doctors have made it in to Boston magazine’s annual Top Docs list in the December cover story. Every year Boston magazine’s staff presents readers with a list of the area’s top doctors. For the annual look at the Boston area’s best physicians, Boston magazine partnered with healthcare researcher Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. to bring you this year’s guide to 645 of Boston’s Top Doctors. Dr. Savitha Gowda, Norwood Hospital, internal medicine; Dr. John Al-Jamal, Norwood Hospital, obstetrics/gynecology; and Dr. Jonathan L. Caine, Norwood Hospital (and Newton-Wellesley Hospital), pediatrics, were named to this year's list.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The cause of the fire is still undetermined but an estimate of the damage is in the $15,000 range.
The following is from the Norwood Fire Department: The quick response and work of the Norwood Fire Department prevented disaster last Wednesday evening at Norwood Hospital. The call came in at 9:07 p.m. for a dumpster fire at Norwood Hospital at Washington Street and Hoyle Street. Fire Captain Kevin Romines quickly located the outside fire in the hospital loading dock area on East Hoyle Street. Apparatus arrived within three minutes and were confronted with a large rollable dumpster that was fully involved with fire rolling up the side of the hospital building. Equally as dangerous was the fire’s close proximity to a group of large liquid oxygen tanks located on the property. A quick, aggressive attack by E-4 crew quickly had the majority…
Your daily dose of Patch knowledge.
Five Things You Need To Know Today is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Check back later for more, and let us know what you think of the feature in the comments section. 1. It's not too late to enter the Norwood Recreation Department's Holiday Decorating Contest. Think you have a chance to win? Enter at the Civic. Only $5 per household. 2. Once again the Norwood Police Association is assisting the Marines with their Toys for Tots collection. Donations of new, unwrapped, non-violent toys are needed. You may bring them to the lobby of the police station. 3. There will be a free blood pressure clinic in the Nurses Office at the Town Hall from 1-3 p.m. today. 4. The Christmas trees have arrived…
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Your daily dose of Patch knowledge.
Five Things You Need To Know Today is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Check back later for more, and let us know what you think of the feature in the comments section. 1. Registration for the winter programs at the Norwood Recreation Department is now online. Please visit www.norwoodma.gov. Keep in mind that you must register in person for Gymnastics and School of Dance - they are not online. 2. Attention NHS students: The annual Faculty vs. Seniors Volleyball Game will be held Thursday after school in the gym. All seniors are welcome to play, you do not have to be a volleyball player or an athlete. All players must wear sneakers. All other students are invited to watch the game, cost is…
Friday, October 26, 2012
Breast cancer isn't age specific. Here's how to cope with treatments and augmentations if you are diagnosed earlier in life.
Generally speaking, a woman in Massachusetts state has a 133 in 100,000 chance of getting breast cancer, according to this breast cancer statistics chart from komen.org. That's on the high side compared with the rest of the nation. An American woman in her 30s has a one in 232 chance of getting the disease, and a woman 20 years her senior has a one in 42 probability, according to the website. “Although we aren’t certain, the cause of breast cancer in younger women is likely caused by a genetic predisposition,” says Ann H. Partridge, M.D., M.P.H., the medical oncologist director of the Adult Survivorship Program at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. While breast cancer treatment in young women is often …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Early detection of breast cancer through routine exams saves thousands of lives every year.
Studies have shown that early detection of breast cancer improves the chances of a cure. That in itself is the most important reason to make an appointment today for a breast exam or mammogram. Here is a list of local places where you can go for mammograms and breast exams in or near Norwood: Going for an exam can be nerve-wracking. To better understand the importance of exams, here's helpful information that explains the process, when you should go and why: Breast self-exams There has been a lot of heated debate in the research and medical communities about the usefulness of breast self-exams in detecting breast cancer in the early stages. One cancer research organization has even said it’s a myth. The American Cancer Society’s guidelines…
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
A state police cruiser was struck by a pickup truck early this morning on 95, injuring a state trooper, Fox 25 reported.
UPDATE: 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 26 A release from the Mass. State Police this morning stated that the driver of the pickup truck that struck a state police cruiser early this morning on I-95 in Norwood will be cited for operating to endanger and marked lanes violation. According to the release, the trooper had to be extricated from the vehicle by firefighters. "He was conscious and alert but was in pain and was transported by EMS to Boston Medical Center for examination," the release states. A male occupant of the pickup was also transported by EMS for an arm injury. The identity of the trooper is not being released at this time. Original Story A Mass. state trooper was injured early this morning after his cruiser was struck from …
Monday, September 3, 2012
Your daily dose of Patch knowledge.
Five Things You Need To Know Today is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Check back later for more, and let us know what you think of the feature in the comments section. 1. Today is Labor Day. According to the U.S. Department of Labor: "Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country." 2. Have you "liked" Norwood Patch's Facebook page yet? If not, go check it out here! If yes, share the page with your friends! 3. September is Library Card Sign-Up …