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Hallmark Health names 2010’s Employee of the Year

Feb. 4, 2011- Hallmark Health System, which includes Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford and Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, employs thousands of outstanding men and women but one stood out recently – Ken Babin, who was named the organization’s 2010 Employee of the Year.

Hallmark Health leads the way in palliative care

Feb. 4, 2011- A study in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) found that lung cancer patients who received palliative care in addition to their usual aggressive management reported less depression, pain and other symptoms, compared with patients who received just aggressive care. What’s more, the study also showed that those who received palliative care actually lived longer, on average, and enjoyed a higher quality of life.

Hallmark Health program helps kids with grief

Jan. 21, 2011- Hallmark Health Visting Nurse Associaiton and Hospice offers a program that helps children that have experienced the death of a loved one work through their grief.

Hallmark Health announces laboratory affiliation with Mayo Clinic

Jan. 31, 2011- Hallmark Health System, which includes Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford and Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, has selected Mayo Medical Laboratories as its primary reference laboratory. This selection will give Hallmark Health access to Mayo Clinic’s extensive menu of laboratory tests and clinical expertise. The Mayo Clinic is an internationally renowned medical practice and research group.

Local family makes generous gift to Melrose-Wakefield Hospital

Jan. 21, 2011- The Caruso family of Somerville was so moved by the exceptional and compassionate care their mother received at Hallmark Health System’s Melrose-Wakefield Hospital that they decided to make a donation of $35,000 towards the creation of the first inpatient Hospice Room at the hospital.

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