Focused on Innovative Patient Care
Across the South County Health system—South County Hospital, South County Medical Group, South County Home Health, and South County Surgical Supply—we provide a continuum of care through each stage of life. Our investment in some of the most advanced medical technologies available has defined South County Health as a leader in robotic-assisted surgical specialties and positive patient outcomes.
MOST TRUSTED HEALTH PARTNER
We are the only hospital in the Northeast and one of only 19 hospitals across the country to have received “5-Star Rated” awards from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid in both Hospital Quality and Patient Experience.
Members of South County Health’s Medical Staff have the credentials, experience, and medical expertise healthcare consumers demand. Many are actively engaged in scientific medical research and academic pursuits that advances their practice of medicine and improves the level of patient care they provide.
Their research and publications can be found in the most respected medical journals, and many are called on for their expertise to teach advanced medical courses and surgical techniques to fellow surgeons and the next generation of medical professionals.
In FY2020, South County Health’s Board of Trustees approved 51 additional providers to our esteemed Medical Staff in a variety of disciplines across the healthcare spectrum. Through this network, nearly 400 medical professionals with expertise in unique and specialized fields are readily accessible for consultation or patient referral whenever necessary.
SOUTH COUNTY MEDICAL GROUP
Among our medical staff is a network of 98 physicians and mid-level providers who are employed by South County Health.
South County Medical Group is comprised of board-certified physicians and mid-level providers who create a multi-disciplinary team approach to patient care, each providing expertise on patient health and collaborating on comprehensive treatment when complex or comorbid conditions exist.
As the most trusted health partner, South County Health maintains a strategy to recruit and retain the most highly qualified medical experts to join its diverse group of providers. Among the most recent providers to join our team in FY2020 were Jordan Hebert, DO; Christopher W. Seidler, MD; Angela M. Taber, MD; and Hannah Weiner, AOCNP. Three of those providers joined James Smythe, MD, in our Cancer Care Team.
Angela M. Taber, MD, was named Medical Director of the Cancer Center, leading our multi-disciplinary team of expert physicians and highly trained staff in cancer diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up care. Dr. Taber is the only physician in Rhode Island who is board certified in both oncology and palliative care and has been chosen by her peers as a Rhode Island Monthly “Top Doc” in hematology/oncology for the past two years.
Christopher W. Seidler, MD, is board certified in internal medicine, oncology, hematology, and certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners.
Hannah Weiner is an advanced oncology certified nurse practitioner (AOCNP) who practices with the hematology/oncology team.
Jordan Hebert, DO, is a board-certified surgeon with expertise in complex hernia repair and bariatric surgery. He joined South County Surgery, where he and Joseph Brady, MD, perform less-invasive surgical procedures using da Vinci Xi, the most advanced generation of robotic-assisted technology of its kind.
ADVANCING ROBOTIC TECHNOLOGY: MAKO 4.0
In February 2020, South County Hospital, with orthopedic surgeon Robert Marchand, MD, of Ortho Rhode Island, was selected as the second hospital globally to participate in a Limited Market Release of Stryker’s most advanced technology for the Mako Total Hip SmartRobotics system.
Mako Total Hip 4.0 uses CT-based 3D modeling, which enhances the direct anterior approach (DAA) in total hip replacement. This allows surgeons to know more about the patient’s anatomy in procedures where the field of vision may be obscured.
Using preoperative images, the surgeon can take more precise measurements of a patient’s unique pelvic tilt in the sitting, standing, and supine positions. The virtual range of motion feature allows the surgeon to visualize potential impingement and make adjustments to the plan before the surgery.
With this additional information and haptic technology, the surgeon is able to ream and accurately implant the cup to plan, preserving more of the healthy bone and decreasing blood loss during surgery.
By the end of 2020, Dr. Marchand performed a total of 409 Mako Total Hips procedures, 332 of which were performed using the Mako Total Hip 4.0 software. Twenty-four of the patients had both hips replaced at the same time.
Based on the success using the technology, South County Hospital has been selected to participate in a multi-center research study that will measure the improved accuracy in implant placement and outcomes associated to the new planning features.