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: December 2016
Hallmark Health Cancer Center
The Cancer Center brings a new level of care and resources to patients in our community, with greater attention to personalized support, treatments and ease with which patients receive care. In the fall of 2016, the center celebrated its 10-year anniversary in the Stoneham facility, which brought together the oncology programs from Melrose-Wakefield Hospital and Lawrence Memorial Hospital. A decade later, the center has become a leading provider of cancer care locally.
More than exceptional clinical care, the Cancer Center is a community of compassionate providers, from the front desk to the physician. Our administrative staff and medical assistants are the kind, compassionate voices that greet patients, schedule appointments and kindly answer patients’ questions. Our oncology nurses play an important role every day in the lives of our patients. The nurses are patient advocates, educators, a source of patient and family support, and the direct care at the chairside for patients. Our experienced onsite lab staff strives to be a positive force for patients and put a smile on their faces. Likewise, our onsite pharmacy staff is proud to be part of the treatment and healing process. The pharmacists deliver medications directly to patients and develop personal connections with them. Finally, our nurse practitioners and physicians are experienced in caring for patients in the community. They provide the highest level of care for all of our oncology and hematology patients. Being in a community setting ensures that they are able to devote time and much needed attention to each individual patient at every visit.
At the Cancer Center, helping patients feel at home and in good hands is everyone’s priority. Every employee is there to support patients every day in their journeys.