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News & Stories


Access to current information about The Leading Edge of Caring.


News & Stories is maintained by the Public Relations Department to offer members of the news media access to current information about Beverly Hospital; Addison Gilbert Hospital; BayRidge Hospital; and Lahey Outpatient Center, Danvers.

Media Inquiries

We welcome the opportunity to work with the media.

Please note it is our policy that all media inquiries regarding any and all hospital business or patient care must be made through the Department of Public Relations. Any representative from the media, including but not limited to film crews, reporters, producers, and photographers, must be accompanied by a representative from the Department of Public Relations when on hospital/Northeast Health System property/campuses. A media relations representative from the Department of Public Relations is available at all times.

Patient Conditions
To protect patient confidentiality, we follow the widely used American Hospital Association guidelines on the release of patient information developed to meet the mandated patient privacy Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.  To receive information about a patient's condition:

  • You must provide the patient's full name. If there is any question about confirmation of patient, information will not be released.
  • We only provide one-word descriptions about a patient's condition:

    • undertermined
    • good
    • fair
    • serious
    • critical
    • "Stable" is not used
  • In the event of a large scale disaster, we will work to provide general information about patients brought to the hospital.

Media Relations

The numbers below are for media calls only. Dial 978-922-3000 for all other calls.

Sonya Vartabedian
Media Relations Manager

For media inquiries after hours, please call the page operator at 617-667-4700; ask for the Media Relations staff member on call (Pager ID# 33880).

About Us

What is it that separates us from any other health and human services provider in Massachusetts? It is our comprehensive commitment to provide you both the first-class medical care and world-class attention you deserve. We feel there's no other hospital or medical facility in the area that combines the latest advances in medicine with a truly remarkable and refreshing level of warmth and compassion. Read more.