More information on the Campaign to Save the North Shore Birth Center

7 November 2008 at 7:04 pm 4 comments

For more up-to-the-minute information about the campaign, how to help, and any developments, check out the Save the North Shore Birth Center blog and their facebook page.

Their blog:
Their Facebook page:

For more information, you also can email the group working on keeping the North Shore Birth Center open at

We will also post here as often as possible with any updates.

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Save the North Shore Birth Center! Ways You Can Help the North Shore Birth Center

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  • 1. mfom  |  7 November 2008 at 7:08 pm

    There is a group getting together on Sunday, 9 Nov at 1:00 pm at the Parish House next to the Orthodox Congregational Church of Lanesville/1120 Washington St/Gloucester:
    If you plan on attending, please RSVP to There also is a request for a digital camcorder, if anyone could bring one along.

    And if you cannot join the letter writing group, please write a letter from home! The information you need is all found on the facebook page.

  • 2. Rebecca Hains  |  7 November 2008 at 11:58 pm

    Thanks for blogging about us! Here are a couple of updates:

    1. We’re having an organizing meeting at 10 a.m. this Sunday at Crunchy Granola Baby in Salem. Please come if you can!

    2. We’re holding a rally on November 18 in front of the North Shore Birth Center. We’re starting at 6:30 a.m.–that’s early, I know, but the board of directors meets at 7 a.m., and we want to be there as they drive onto the hospital campus.

    We’re also looking for a few people to serve as volunteer coordinators from now through November 18. Any takers? It’s a short-term job, but it could have a huge impact! Email us at if you can help or to request more info.

  • 3. Ann Sweeney  |  11 November 2008 at 5:56 pm

    We’ve heard from a trusted source that Bill Donaldson, head of risk management at Beverly Hospitals, has publicly stated on more than one occasion that–if it were up to him–the c-section rate would be 100%.

    This, presumably, due to his way of reacting to liability concerns. The issues relating to the recommendation to close the NSBC seem to stem in large part from the decision to self-insure and the over-reaction of the risk managers.


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