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Hallmark Health System to host Match.doc May 1

April 5, 2013 – If you are looking for a new primary care physician, join Hallmark Health System for Match.doc, a unique information session with a speed dating format, on Wednesday, May 1 from 5-7 p.m. at John Brewer’s Tavern, 7 Highland Ave. in Malden. The event is free and open to the public.

Participants will have the opportunity to meet some of Hallmark Health System’s excellent physicians one-on-one and learn more about the exceptional care they provide. Participants will also learn more about several services including our Comprehensive Breast Center, Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate and more.

Participating in the event are physicians Christine Mulligan, MD, Kristyn Newhall, MD, and Pamela Nankoole, nurse practitioner, all of Hallmark Health Medical Associates at the Malden Family Health Center at 178 Savin St. in Malden, as well as Yvonne Smikle, MD and Lisa Dondero Brengola, nurse practitioner, of Hallmark Health Medical Associates at 425 Revere St., Revere.

Our family medicine physicians focus on providing continuing, comprehensive healthcare for individuals of all ages, from infants to adults and seniors. Many of our family medicine practitioners specialize in women’s health issues and perform timely services in the comfort and convenience of their own offices including pap smears, routine breast exams, family planning and menopausal concerns.

Despite a supposed statewide shortage of primary care physicians, Hallmark Health System has a host of physicians accepting new patients and many even guarantee an appointment within two weeks for new patients.

For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 855-446-2362. For more information about Hallmark Health System, visit www.hallmarkhealth.org or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/hallmarkhealth. 

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Hallmark Health System is the premier, charitable provider of vital health services to Boston's northern communities. The system includes Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford; Melrose Wakefield Hospital, Melrose; Hallmark Health Hematology and Oncology Center, Stoneham; The CHEM Center for MRI, Stoneham; Hallmark Health Medical Center, Reading; Hallmark Health VNA and Hospice; Lawrence Memorial/Regis College Nursing and Radiography Programs, Medford and Hallmark Health Medical Associates, Inc. Hallmark Health is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital for cardiology and Tufts Medical Center for neonatology and the Joslin Diabetes Center for diabetes care.

 

 

 

Hallmark Health System records fastest times in the region for emergency care

April 5, 2013 – According to recent data released by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Hallmark Health System’s Emergency Departments (ED) at Lawrence Memorial Hospital (LMH) of Medford and Melrose-Wakefield Hospital (MWH), the average time patients spent in the ED before being seen by a healthcare professional was 29 minutes, which is better than the state average of 40 minutes and the national average of 30 minutes. In fact, HHS ED times were superior to any hospital ED in the region.

In the federal study, HHS also recorded quicker average times than other local hospitals for the time patients spent in the ED before being discharged with a time of 129 minutes. That’s far better than the state average of 152 minutes. HHS also averaged the fastest time in the region that patients spent in the ED before they were admitted to the hospital with an average 255 minutes. The state average for this category is 311 minutes and the national average was 277 minutes.

“We are very proud of these times,” explains Deborah Cronin-Waelde, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, ONC, system director of Emergency Services at HHS. “We believe the data provides a clear indication of the outstanding patient-centered care we provide that results in treating patients efficiently in a health emergency. Our staff remains committed to concentrating on the balance between efficiency and providing the highest levels of clinical quality, safety and patient satisfaction.”

For more information about HHS, visit www.hallmarkhealth.org or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/hallmarkhealth. 

 

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Hallmark Health System is the premier, charitable provider of vital health services to Boston's northern communities. The system includes Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford; Melrose Wakefield Hospital, Melrose; Hallmark Health Hematology and Oncology Center, Stoneham; The CHEM Center for MRI, Stoneham; Hallmark Health Medical Center, Reading; Hallmark Health VNA and Hospice; Lawrence Memorial/Regis College Nursing and Radiography Programs, Medford and Hallmark Health Medical Associates, Inc. Hallmark Health is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital for cardiology and Tufts Medical Center for neonatology and the Joslin Diabetes Center for diabetes care.

Michael V. Sack Leads Hallmark Health System to Clinical Excellence

 

Under the leadership of President and Chief Executive Officer, Michael V. Sack, FACHE, Hallmark Health System has become one of the most successful health care systems in Massachusetts. Click on the image below to read the article from Greater Boston MD News.

Michael V. Sack CEO article

Hallmark Health System offers assistance to families

March 28, 2013 – Hallmark Health System, which includes Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford and Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, is helping local families stretch their dollars as much as possible. One of the ways that is done is the Mothers Helping Mothers Clothing Store, a program of the North Suburban WIC (Women, Infants and Children) Program, located at 239 Commercial St. in Malden.

 

The store provides gently-used infant and children’s (0-8) clothing as well as high chairs, pack and plays, swings, strollers, bassinets and blankets to families in need. All of the items in the store have been donated by families who want to pass them on to help others. If you, your family or friends are in need of any of these items, please call (781) 338-7579 to make an appointment. The store receives new items daily. Prenatal mothers should register for the new baby wish list and staff will do their best to collect the items on the list. Due to safety concerns, cribs, toys and car seats are not accepted for donation.

 

“The families who come to the store appreciate being able to choose clothing and baby equipment for their children at no cost to them,” said Karen Andrews, community outreach specialist for Hallmark Health System and the founder of the store. “Many of these families return baby care equipment and clothing when no longer needed. These items are then passed onto other families, allowing participants to share by donating to someone else. While families shop for needed items, they also receive community resource and parenting information from our WIC parenting peer counselor.”

 

For more information about Hallmark Health System, visit www.hallmarkhealth.org or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/hallmarkhealth.

 

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Hallmark Health System is the premier, charitable provider of vital health services to Boston's northern communities. The system includes Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford; Melrose Wakefield Hospital, Melrose; Hallmark Health Hematology and Oncology Center, Stoneham; The CHEM Center for MRI, Stoneham; Hallmark Health Medical Center, Reading; Hallmark Health VNA and Hospice; Lawrence Memorial/Regis College Nursing and Radiography Programs, Medford and Hallmark Health Medical Associates, Inc. Hallmark Health is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital for cardiology and Tufts Medical Center for neonatology and the Joslin Diabetes Center for diabetes care.

 

Boston Bruins visit Hallmark Health System

Excitement was high at the Hallmark Health System Hematology and Oncology Center in Stoneham on March 26 as patients and employees were visited by Boston Bruins players Tyler Seguin and Jordan Caron. Hallmark Health System, which also includes Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford and Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, is “The Official Healthcare Partner of the Boston Bruins.

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