The South Shore Physician Hospital Organization (SSPHO) was formed in 1994 by physicians and the South Shore Hospital. The mission of the SSPHO is to preserve and protect the value and quality of health care for the people who live and work in Southeastern Massachusetts.
November 29, 2012
Presentations from the Annual Meeting, held November 1, are now online. Click on the image below to view them.
November 5, 2012
SSPHO Annual Meeting
The South Shore PHO held its annual meeting on Thursday, November 1, at the Old South Union Church on Columbian Street -- just behind South Shore Hospital. The theme of the meeting was Closing the Information Gap and was sponsored in part by Coverys, the SSPHO malpractice insurer.
Speakers included Mickey Tripathi from the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative; SSH Chief of Nursing, Tim Quigley; Alexandra Calcagno and Charles Alagero from the Massachusetts Medical Society. Topics ranged from the benefits and pitfalls of Social Media, through the impact of upcoming healthcare reform legislation, to EHR and data management.
Dr Edward Nalband addressing the meeting on Transitions of Care from the Medical Center Perspective
If you attended the meeting, don’t forget to sign up with Coverys to complete and evaluation form and claim your CME credit, within the next two weeks. The web address is www.CoverysEducation.com. If you have questions about this process, contact Coverys at CMEsupport@coverys.com.
Ann Huben-Kearney from Coverys, speaking about the issues created by the use of social media
A raffle was held with three prizes of AMEX gift cards going to Javed Hussain, MD Weymouth Pediatrics, Jocelyn Healey, MD, Child and Adolescent Health Specialists, and Maureen Mathews, Office Manager from Child and Adolescent Health Specialists.
A full report of the meeting will be published in the PHO Newsletter.
August 15, 2012
Introducing New Chairman of the SSPHO Board, Dr. David F. Demick
The South Shore Physician Hospital Organization (SSPHO) welcomesDavid F. Demick, MD as the new Chairman of the Board for the SSPHO. He has been associated with SSPHO since it was first formed in July, 1994. Dr. Demick joined the SSPHO Board in 1994 and served as Treasurer until his election to Chairman, effective August 15th.
Dr. Demick also has a long history with South Shore Hospital (SSH) since joining the hospital as Staff Anesthesiologist and Critical Care Physician in 1982. He has served four years as Chairman and two years as Vice Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology. He has also served many years as Chair of Resuscitation Committee and he has played a key role in teaching resuscitation science to physicians and allied staff, and in fostering quality improvement in advanced cardiac life support. Dr. Demick currently serves as one of the Physician Leaders for the Patient and Family Centered Care Committee and as Physician Liaison to the Mock Code Committee.
Dr. Demick is a partner with the South Shore Anesthesia Associates in Weymouth.
July 23, 2012
|South Shore Hospital Ranked 3rd Best in Massachusetts by U.S. News and World Report|
For Immediate Release
Magazine also highlights three hospital
April 18, 2011
SSPHO Signs with Tufts Spirit Plan
The SSPHO is now a participating provider for Tufts Spirit Plan (Limited Network GIC Plan) beginning on 7/1/2011. In the past, participation in the limited network required providers to accept lower reimbursement rates. All SSPHO physicians will receive their commercial rates for these members. Co-pays and deductibles are determined by the tier each provider is assigned to by the plan. Tufts will be sending physician offices their tier designations. For more information about the Tufts Spirit Plan, please visit the plan website