Essam Al-Ansari was named medical director of the Intensive Care Unit at North Shore Medical Center Union Hospital in Lynn. Dr. Al-Ansari has also joined the staff of NSMC’s Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, and will see patients with sleep disorders at NSMC and North Shore Physicians Group’s outpatient pulmonary practice in Salem. Al-Ansari completed his residency in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital followed by a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care in the Harvard Combined program, with training at MGH, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He subsequently trained in and practiced sleep medicine in Cincinnati, Ohio, and is board certified in sleep medicine as well as pulmonary and critical care medicine.
MinuteClinic, the largest provider of retail-based medical clinics in the United States, has opened a new walk-in clinic inside the CVS pharmacy store on 300 Canal St. in Salem. The new clinic marks the 19th on the North Shore and the 43rd location in Massachusetts.
The North Shore Community College Foundation has received a $20,000 gift from Annette’s Climb Inc. to initiate the Annette’s Climb Scholarship Fund that will benefit students enrolled in NSCC’s Women in Transition program. Based in Groveland, Annette’s Climb Inc., is an organization dedicated to creating community support and awareness for abused women and their children. NSCC’s WIT program is a nurturing learning community formed each fall semester to help women take the first steps toward a college degree.