Welcome to Hallmark Health System's (HHS) Media Coverage section. This section is designed to assist patients and journalists seeking information about our current news and to introduce our healthcare experts. We are also available to assist you by providing information about HHS and its members, including Lawrence Memorial of Medford and Melrose-Wakefield Hospitals.
- Created on Thursday, January 08 2009 17:18
By Rob Barry
Jan. 8, 2009
A new policy from the state Office of Emergency Medical Services may cause occasional jam-ups in hospital emergency departments, but locally, Hallmark Health says it's good to go.
On Jan. 1, hospitals across Massachusetts stopped the practice of diverting ambulances during a sudden rush and are now forced to handle the additional load of patients.
- Created on Wednesday, June 18 2008 05:00
By Kristin Erekson
June 18, 2008
The North Suburban Family Network is celebrating 10 years of building stronger families in Stoneham and surrounding communities.
Established by Hallmark Health, NSFN provides free family education and support for caregivers of young children from the ages of pre-natal to 47 months. The network extends its services to residents of Stoneham, Melrose and Wakefield, providing families in those areas with a variety of parent/child playgroups, educational workshops and support groups.
- Created on Thursday, March 06 2008 05:00
By Nell Escobar Coakley
March 6, 2008
Michael Sack is not only the CEO and president of Hallmark Health, he's also a client.
"I certainly had the choice to go a number of different places," said Sack of an accident on Christmas Day, which sent him to the emergency room at Lawrence Memorial Hospital with a broken shoulder. "My wife kept telling me to call ahead, but I just went."
- Created on Sunday, May 04 2008 05:00
By Taryn Plumb
May 4, 2008
We've all heard the old nursery rhyme about the butcher, the baker, and the candlestick maker.
Well, before becoming a nurse, Melissa Mattola-Kiatos was a third of the way through that lineup - as well as a few others.
In addition to her post as a junior butcher at Elm Street Market in her hometown of Everett, she once supervised a four-star restaurant at Faneuil Hall; performed hand rubs as a salesgirl at Donna Karan; and managed mutual funds for two investment companies.
Finally, four years ago, the Saugus 33-year-old decided to give nursing a go.
- Created on Wednesday, August 27 2008 05:00
By Rob Barry
Aug. 27, 2008
With budget cuts slicing deep into the school system, one local business decided to pitch in and help out kids in the community.
Team Medford, a group of employees from Lawrence Memorial Hospital and Hallmark Health, took up a collection - but not for money. For school supplies.
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