Continuing Medical Education

With rapid advances in technology and pharmaceuticals, all physicians must be engaged in lifelong learning or as some prefer to call it Continued Medical Education. Moreover, physicians must show a specified annual hourly commitment  to earn CME credit hours as a condition of medical licensure. At each of the Hallmark Campuses we enjoy an accredited weekly CME program that brings prominent local and national orators to educate Physicians and other clinicians who chose to attend. The CME director is Ted Butler, MD and Nancy Mahoney is the CME Coordinator. All interested parties are invited.

Hallmark Health System
Lawrence Memorial Hospital

Visiting Clinician Program

May 2014

Tuesday, May 6, 2014
“Spinal Stenosis:  A Frequent Problem in the Aging Patient”
Yi Lu, MD, PhD
Associate Professor in Neurosurgery, HMS
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Tuesday, May 13, 2014       
The Fifth James S. Quinn, MD Memorial Lecture
“Cardio-oncology:  a paradigm for cardiac imaging”
Sanjeev A. Francis, MD
Instructor in Medicine, HMS
Massachusetts General Hospital
Tuesday, May 20, 2014   
“Chronic Heart Failure”
Robb D. Kociol, MD
Instructor in Medicine, HMS
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Tuesday, May 27, 2014
No lecture.

April 2014

*Tuesday, April 29, 2014  12 Noon Johnson Conference Room
"Helping Hospitals in Care Transitions:  Challenges and Successes in Rhode Island"
Rebekah Gardner, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Brown University
Healthcentric Advisors

*Please note time/location!

Melrose-Wakefield Hospital

May 2014

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
“Prosthetic Joint Infection:  Salvage or Sacrifice”
Sandra Nelson, MD
Instructor in Medicine, HMS
Massachusetts General Hospital

Wednesday, May 14, 2014       
“Endoscopic Ultrasound:  Diagnosing and Staging Pancreatic Neoplasms and other
  GI and Mediastinal Tumors”
William Brugge, MD
Professor of Medicine, HMS
Massachusetts General Hospital

Wednesday, May 21,  2014   
“Advances in Cellular Therapy for Critical Limb Ischemia”
Mark D. Iafrati, MD, RVT, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery, TUSM
Tufts Medical Center

*Wednesday, May 28, 2014     12:00 noon
The Tenth Sidney Olans, MD Memorial Lecture
“The Pox:  An American History”
Michael Willrich, PhD
Professor of History,
Brandeis University

*Please note time.

April 2014

Wednesday, April 30, 2104 *12 Noon Perkins Lecture Hall 
"Clinical Genetics:  A Primer with Selected Cases"
Jeff Milunsky, MD, FACMG
Co-Director, Center for Human Genetics, Inc.
Director Clincial Genetics, Senior Director, Molecular Genetics

*Please note time/location!


Schwartz Center Rounds


Hallmark Health System hosts Schwartz Center Rounds, unique, multi-disciplinary sessions in which hospital staff explore the emotional side of caregiving. A national program with sites across the country, Schwartz Center Rounds are funded by the Kenneth B. Schwartz Center, a Boston-based nonprofit dedicated to advancing compassionate healthcare. 


In a typical Rounds session, a panel of caregivers presents a patient case that brought up interesting and important psychosocial issues. Topics have included: delivering bad news; when religious or spiritual beliefs conflict with medical advice; taking care of a colleague; and losing a patient. Hospital staff then share their own thoughts and feelings related to the day's topic. Unlike grand rounds, these sessions are not about clinical problem-solving, but rather about exploring and processing the emotions that come up in the daily work of hospital staff. A comprehensive study of Schwartz Center Rounds has shown them to help caregivers connect better with patients emotionally; enhance their understanding of the effects of illness on patients and their families; improve communication among caregivers and decrease feelings of caregiver isolation and stress. There is no set schedule for the Schwartz Center Rounds, announcements are sent via email to announce the dates and times for the Rounds. For more information about Schwartz Center Rounds, visit        


Schwartz Center Rounds
No set schedule, watch your emails for dates/times/locations
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