South County Health News

Athletes beware: Don’t play through the pain

Athletes beware: Don’t play through the pain

Published 07/11/2017

Contrary to its name, tennis elbow doesn’t just affect tennis players. According to Charlotte Moriarty, MD, PhD, who specializes in sports medicine at OrthoRI - South County, it is one of many common overuse injuries people can easily avoid.

Ultra-violet light disinfection system fights infections

Ultra-violet light disinfection system fights infections

Published 07/03/2017

At South County Hospital a robotic device was recently added to the Environmental Service staff to help create a virtually germ-free environment in operating rooms, isolation rooms, and other patient areas.

Protect yourself from threat of Zika virus

Protect yourself from threat of Zika virus

Published 06/29/2017

Summer is just around the corner and the threat of contracting the Zika virus through mosquito bites is creating a public health concern again. Since its resurgence in 2015, the number of symptomatic cases in the US states has grown significantly.

Diagnostic Imaging upgrades help physicians, help patients

Diagnostic Imaging upgrades help physicians, help patients

Published 06/29/2017

South County Health’s diagnostic imaging capabilities have improved dramatically with the recently installed 1.5 MRI. Considered to be a top-of-the-line system in its class, the Siemans Magnetom Aera MRI was operational as of June 28, 2017.

Joseph Beaudoin puts his home where his heart is

Joseph Beaudoin puts his home where his heart is

Published 06/28/2017

Throughout his life, South County Hospital has been a community stronghold for Joseph and his family. “My mother was born there. I was born there. I’ve had multiple surgeries there. It’s the only hospital I’ve ever gone to,” Joseph recalled. It has been there when he needed help. And now, he plans to return that favor.