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It's Time to “Talk Turkey”

Who will speak for you about your wishes and
preferences for health care in the event
that you cannot speak for yourself?

South Weymouth, MA—November 5, 2012—Thanksgiving is a time to gather with family and friends and for great food and great conversation. It is also a great time to “talk turkey” with your loved ones about who will speak for you in the event of a health care emergency.

Beginning Tuesday, November 13, South Shore Hospital colleagues will be available to answer your questions about health care proxies. 

Complete your health care proxy and our team will make copies for your proxy and your primary care physician. We will place a copy in your South Shore Hospital medical record if we are your preferred hospital.

Now is also a great time to complete your family health history. Visit www.hhs.gov/familyhistory/ for more information.

The public is invited to pick up or fill out Health Care Proxies on the following dates and times in the Dining Room at South Shore Hospital:

  • Tuesday, Nov. 13 between 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4:30. - 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 14 between 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 4:30 - 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 15 between 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 4:30 - 6 p.m.

For more information, please call (781) 624-8251.  Don’t wait until it is too late to discuss your health care wishes!

South Shore Hospital is a 318-bed, not-for-profit, tax-exempt, charitable provider of acute, emergency, outpatient, home health, and hospice care to the people of Southeastern Massachusetts. South Shore Hospital’s home care division includes South Shore Visiting Nurse Association, Hospice of the South Shore, and Home & Health Resources. The hospital’s 900-member medical staff represents all leading medical specialties. South Shore Hospital employs 3,800 people, supported by a team of 600 volunteers. South Shore Hospital is licensed to provide Level II Trauma care and Level III Maternal/Newborn care. South Shore Hospital has been ranked among the top three hospitals in Massachusetts, according to the 2012 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals report and named a Top Place to Work by The Boston Globe. Please call (781) 624-6673 or visit southshorehospital.org for a referral to a South Shore Hospital physician.

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