MortonServices and Clinical Centers

The ER Team at Morton Hospital

Our doctors, physician assistants and nurse practitioners bring a new level of care and expertise to the Morton Hospital Emergency Room.  With specialists in the areas of trauma, sports medicine, toxicology and emergency ultrasound, we have one goal in mind: providing our community with complete emergency care close to home.  

Sarah Bacon, PA
Bacon
Dan Shea, MD
Shea
Tenny Thomas, MD, Chief of Emergency Services
Thomas
Kathryn Weibrecht, MD, Associate Chief of Emergency Services 
Weibrecht

Our Physicians 

Mark Gallagher, MD
Areas of Special Interest: Emergency Ultrasound
What I find most rewarding about Emergency Medicine: I get a lot of gratification from providing care that makes an immediate impact on people, no matter what the medical ailment.
What makes Morton Hospital unique: There is a palpable momentum within the hospital to get patients the care they need in a timely fashion. This is due to a strong camaraderie amongst departments and providers.

Christian Menard, MD
Areas of Special Interest: Emergency Medicine, Critical Care
What I find most rewarding about Emergency Medicine: Treating the critically ill where the right decision within minutes saves lives
What makes Morton Hospital unique: From an ER standpoint, we're compiling a very well trained and talented group of providers who can provide a level of emergency care equal to that anywhere in the state. 

Warren Russell, MD
Areas of Special Interest: Palliative Care, Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine
What I find most rewarding about Emergency Medicine: Making a difference, quickly
What makes Morton Hospital unique: It combines the brightest staff and the nicest patients I've ever worked with. 

Our Mid-Level Team

Brenden Hayden, NREMT-P
Areas of Special Interest: Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and how healthcare reform will impact our EMTs, Paramedics and the patients they serve 
What I find most rewarding about Emergency Medicine: The ability to impact a patient's life positively in their most vulnerable moments and bring world class care and peace of mind to them and their family members
What makes Morton Hospital unique: Truly, the diverse cultural makeup.  Taunton and its surrounding communities are comprised of hard-working, proud citizens, many of whom have been here for generations.  This "melting pot" of a community is also reflected in the amazing employees that work at Morton Hospital.  Our staff treats our patients as if they are their family members.  That truly is unique and not always commonly seen in healthcare.  There are no "names and numbers" here - there are members of our community and our extended family. 

Cheryl Hitchings, MAT, MHP, LATC, PAC
Area of Special Interest: Sports Medicine
Education: Physician Assistant Program and Master's in Health Professions, Northeastern University
What I find most rewarding about Emergency Medicine: The variety of medical issues that I am able to treat
What makes Morton Hospital unique: We are a small community hospital with varied demographics.

Dennis C. Loura, MS, FNP-C, CEN
Areas of Special Interest: Emergency Medicine, Pain Management, Military Medicine
Education: Master's of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner, University of Massachusetts, Boston
What I find most rewarding about Emergency Medicine: I enjoy the patient and illness/injury diversity that is associated with emergency care.
What makes Morton Hospital unique: We are a community hospital with a very caring and knowledgeable staff.

Guy Nubar, PA-C
Areas of Special Interest: Anything procedural, suturing, orthopedic reductions, foreign body removal, reading X-rays/EKG's
Education: Master's of Health Professions and Paramedic Program, Northeastern University
What I find most rewarding about Emergency Medicine: The more you know, the more you actually do not know - the circle never ends, always keeps things interesting. You will always learn something new every day from patients and collegues.

Michelle Russell, PA-C
Area of Special Interest: Emergency Medicine
Education: Master's in Health Science - Physician Assistant Program, Quinnipiac University
What I find most rewarding about Emergency Medicine: Sharing knowledge with patients, teaching them how to be healthy, solving problems
What makes Morton Hospital unique: There is a sense of community, the provider team really works like a team, and the nursing and ER staff are some of the hardest working people I've met!

Scott F Sullivan, PAC, MHS
Area of Special Interest: Orthopedics
Education: Master's in Health Science, Drexel University; General Surgical Residency Program, Yale University School of Medicine; Physician Assistant Program, Hahnemann University
What I find most rewarding about Emergency Medicine: The good feeling that you get after finishing a shift and knowing that you made a positive influence in a patient's life.
What makes Morton Hospital unique: Because of Morton's size, you get to know the majority of the hospital staff that is part of your care team.

 

 


Visit our Be Well page to hear our ER team's advice on topics like assessing your child’s medical needs, caring for a fracture or sprain, and poison prevention in the home. 
  

Learn more about our ER and Express Med services.   

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