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Steward Medical Group Now Offering COVID-19 Virus Antibody Testing

May 20, 2020

Blood test will identify if an individual has had a past COVID-19 infection (WATERTOWN, MA- May 21st, 2020) – For individuals wondering if they had the COVID-19 virus but did not know it at the time, the answer to that question is a simple blood test away. Steward Medical Group primary care offices, in partnership with onsite laboratories, are now offering antibody tests that can determine if a pe...

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Good Samaritan Medical Center Launches “Shine on Health Care Heroes” Campaign

April 22, 2020

Good Samaritan Medical Center Asks Local Businesses, Patients and Residents to Join in Hanging Lights at Home to Brighten Workers’ Spirits 

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Steward Medical Group Launches Telehealth to Expand Access to Care for Patients Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

April 2, 2020

Virtual Visits Designed to Mitigate the Spread of the Disease, Ease Concerns of Going to the Doctor’s Office

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Steward Medical Group is offering telehealth video visits in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 26, 2020

Steward Medical Group is offering telehealth video visits in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Patents can continue to receive the medical care they need without going to the doctor’s office. All you need is a smartphone, desktop, or laptop equipped with a web camera. Call your doctor’s office today if you need an appointment.  Telehealth appointments are available for primary care and inter...

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Good Samaritan Medical Center is Grateful for Community Support

March 25, 2020

We are so grateful for the amazing support of our community!  Thank you to all who have donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) supplies to the Good Samaritan Medical Center team during this time. Good Samaritan Medical Center is pleased to accept donations of PPE. All PPE donations can be delivered to the Medical Center’s main lobby from 7am-7pm, 7-days a week.  Please ask security for assist...

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How Hospitals Are Preparing For A Rush of Coronavirus Patients

March 18, 2020

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Dr. Joseph Weinstein, chief medical officer of Steward Health Care (@Steward), which has 35 hospitals in nine states, about moving towards dedicating one hospital in Boston as coronavirus-only treatment. This segment aired on March 18, 2020....

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Learn More About Coronovirus And How To Stay Healthy

March 17, 2020

Steward Health Care is committed to the safety, health and well-being of our patients, staff, and the communities we serve.  We will provide additional updates as they become available.  In the meantime, for more information, please contact your doctor or visit the Center for Disease and Control (CDC) Prevention website on Coronavirus....

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Good Samaritan Medical Center Welcomes John Roe, MD, Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

February 4, 2020

Good Samaritan Medical Center is pleased to announce the appointment of John Roe, MD, to the medical staff. Dr. Roe completed his undergraduate degree at Stanford University and post-baccalaureate program at the SUNY Buffalo Associated Medical Schools of New York.  He received his medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and completed his residency in orthopedi...

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Good Samaritan Medical Center Offers Programs for a Healthy 2020

January 6, 2020

Are you or someone you know a smoker? Get help to quit. Making the decision to quit smoking can dramatically improve overall health, including better heart and lung functions. In fact, the beneficial effects of stopping can be measured within the first 12 hours. Support can help you quit for good. Our smoking cessation classes are tailored to each individual. For more information about smoking ces...

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Good Samaritan Medical Center Celebrates New Cardiac Catheterization Lab with Ribbon Cutting

October 22, 2019

Good Samaritan’s cardiology team marked the opening of a new cath lab on October 18. The cath lab features all new equipment, including the most contemporary, state of-the-art cardiac diagnostic imaging and treatment technology. Good Samaritan’s cardiac catheterization lab and interventional cardiology team provide world-class care to those suffering from a heart attack.  The team has been recogni...

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Badal Kalamkar, MD, MPH, named Chief of Hospitalist Medicine

September 25, 2019

Badal Kalamkar, MD, MPH, has been appointed to lead Department of Hospitalist Medicine. Dr. Kalamkar is board certified in Internal Medicine. He attended Topiwala National Medical College in India. He earned his Master’s in Public Health with a concentration in Epidemiology, from East Tennessee State University.  He earned a medical degree and completed a residency in Internal Medicine at SUNY Med...

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Omar Y. Kudsi, MD, MBA, FACS named Chairman of Surgery

August 13, 2019

Omar Y. Kudsi, MD, MBA, FACS has been appointed to lead Department of Surgery. Dr. Kudsi received his medical degree from The University of Aleppo and completed his residency at Lankenau Medical Center, Thomas Jefferson Medical College. He completed fellowships at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Strasbourg University.  Dr. Kudsi completed his advanced surgic...

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Good Samaritan Medical Center Maternity Program Receives Prestigious Baby-Friendly Award

July 25, 2019

Good Samaritan Medical Center has received prestigious international recognition as a Re-Designated Baby-Friendly birth facility. Pictured above L/R: Mary Fuhro, Chief Nursing Officer; Janet Bigelow, Patient Care Director Maternal Child Health; Sandy Gill, RN, IBCLC; Marisela Marrero, President This award recognizes birth facilities that offer breastfeeding mothers the information, confidence, and...

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Welcome Joshua Arkin, MD Steward Medical Group, Interventional Cardiologist/General Cardiologist

July 10, 2019

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Joshua Arkin, MD, to the medical staff. Dr. Arkin is board certified in Interventional Cardiology and General Cardiology.  Dr. Arkin completed his undergraduate work at University of Pennsylvania before attending Tufts University School of Medicine, where he earned his medical degree. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Hospital of the Uni...

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Good Samaritan Medical Center receives Mission: Lifeline Gold Receiving achievement award

June 12, 2019

Good Samaritan Medical Center has received the Mission: Lifeline® Gold Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks. Every year, more than 250,000 people experience an ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), the deadliest type of heart attack, c...

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Bridgewater Fire Department honored with “EMS Stewards of the Community” Awards 

May 23, 2019

Recognizing those who deliver exceptional care and compassion to patients every day Pictured above (L-R): Ken Lawson, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Good Samaritan Medical Center; Jason Akstin FF/EMT-P; Jeffrey Germaine FF/EMT-P; Marisela Marrero, MD, President, Good Samaritan Medical Center; Joshua Anacki FF/EMT-P; Cori Handorff FF/EMT-P; Chief Thomas Levy; Brenden Hayden, Vice President EMS, Steward...

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Good Samaritan Medical Center Earns an “A” Rating for Patient Safety for the Spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

May 15, 2019

Recognition Demonstrates Steward Health Care’s Commitment to Deliver World Class Care and Exceptional Patient Experience

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Good Samaritan Medical Center and Morton Hospital Hosted  Stop the Bleed® Class for Taunton Public Schools

May 8, 2019

Class Provides Life-Saving Training on How to Stop Uncontrolled Bleeding  Good Samaritan Medical Center, together with Morton Hospital, held a Stop the Bleed® class for Taunton Public Schools’ staff members on Friday, April 26, 2019, at The Leddy School in Taunton. Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign and call to action to train, equip and empower individuals to help in a bleeding emerg...

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Brockton NAACP: Black men at higher risk of prostate cancer

March 12, 2019

Join Good Samaritan's Cancer Program Medical Director A. Jason Zauls, MD, and leaders of medicine Thursday, March 14 to learn more about early detection and innovative studies of less invasive methods to treat prostate cancer. Register for this free event: https://bit.ly/2Cgk0IN By Marc Larocque  Enterprise Staff Writer  Posted Mar 11, 2019 at 5:41 PM   Brockton NAACP: Black men at higher risk of ...

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World renowned surgical oncologist Claudius Conrad, MD, PhD, FACS, brings highly specialized cancer care to Steward Health Care

March 7, 2019

Expertise will benefit patients with liver and pancreatic cancers. Steward Health Care and Good Samaritan Medical Center welcome internationally renowned surgical oncologist Claudius Conrad, MD, PhD, FACS. Dr. Conrad is the Chief of General Surgery and Surgical Oncology, and the Director of Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery, at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Brighton, Massachusetts. Prior to jo...