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James Everett, MD, Named Home Care Alliance “Physician of the Year”

For Immediate Release:
Media Contact: Sarah Darcy
May 22, 2013
(781) 624-8970

James Everett, MDRockland, MA—May 22, 2013—Hospice of the South Shore, a program of South Shore Hospital’s Home Care Division, is pleased to congratulate its Medical Director, James Everett, MD, who was recently named “Physician of the Year” by Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts.

Dr. Everett, a fellowship-trained medical oncologist, has served as Medical Director of Hospice of the South Shore since 1981. Brenda Karkos, RN, director, Hospice of the South Shore, said in her nomination, “As a physician with over 35 years of experience in medicine and oncology, he [Dr. Everett] has cared for and is revered by many patients and families.  His special contribution to the home care field, however, is his dedication to our hospice mission and the way he enhances and supports our staff to provide exceptional care for those facing the end of life.”

Dr. Everett graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. He completed an internship at The Roosevelt Hospital in New York City, and two residencies at Boston City Hospital and the Veterans Administration Hospital in Boston. He also completed a fellowship in clinical oncology at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Boston. Dr. Everett is a resident of North Scituate, MA.

The Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts is a non-profit trade association of home care agencies that promotes home care as an integral part of the health care delivery system.  Founded in 1969, its mission is to "unite people and organizations to advance community health through care and services in the home." The Alliance has more than 190 agency members from all corners of Massachusetts, as well as dozens of allied and individual members. 

South Shore Hospital is a 378-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 700 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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