The Team of the Month recognition is awarded for the amazing work that numerous teams, groups, committees and departments perform either on a regular or occasional basis that directly relates to any of our five cornerstones: People, Quality, Service, Growth and Finance. The Team of the Month is given a luncheon celebration hosted by Alan G. Macdonald, president and chief executive officer; banners listing their team name are featured throughout our facilities; a framed certificate; and an opportunity to present at a leadership meeting.
Nomination forms may also be picked up in the Human Resources office at either Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford or Melrose-Wakefield Hospital.
Team of the Month: October 2016
Hallmark Health athletic trainers are a vital part of the sports medicine teams at local high schools. They provide athletic training services during all student-athlete sporting events and practices at area high schools including Malden High School, Wakefield Memorial High School, Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational High School, Malden Catholic High School and Mystic Valley Regional Charter School.
The team of five fulltime athletic trainers each supports 200–300 student-athletes per season, with the support of part-time athletic trainers. These allied health professionals are skilled to assess, treat and rehabilitate musculoskeletal injuries. They are the first ones to respond to emergency situations during games and practices, including head and spinal cord injuries, broken bones, and heat illness. They initiate emergency action plans and work with coaches, administrators, EMTs, and fire and police personnel, as well as play a lead role in managing the return-to-play program after a concussion with the student-athlete’s physician.
The Hallmark Health athletic trainers also head our concussion education and testing program. They educate the public as well as medical professionals on concussions prevention, what concussions are, how to assess a possible injury and what to do in the event of an injury. They are also certified to administer and interpret baseline computer-based neurocognitive testing called ImPACT. The athletic trainers assess and manage about 150 concussions per school year.
The team represents Hallmark Health in the most professional manner in our communities, and we thank them for all of their hard work and dedication!