Center for Professional Development
The faculty and staff of the Center for Professional Development are committed to the goal of providing quality educational opportunities and an environment that will help support career growth and retention of clinical staff at Hallmark Health System. Through educational programs, we provide employees of our health system, as well as clinicians from a variety of local settings, with the tools needed to broaden clinical skills, develop professional interests, and foster lifetime learning.
The Center for Professional Development views this educational initiative as a vehicle to provide the nurse and other clinicians with the tools to master entry level skills of their positions as well as those needed to advance from novice to expert clinicians. We see the practicing nurse as a lifelong learner. We see education as a means of promoting job satisfaction and employee retention, as well as encouraging the highest quality of care from our patients through competency in practice. We believe that Hallmark Health System can provide quality educational programming to our employees, as well as become a recognized educational center for clinical and professional growth to other healthcare professionals in our community.
The Center for Professional Development at Hallmark Health System is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses, Inc., an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (COA).
Continuing Medical Education
With rapid advances in technology and pharmaceuticals, all physicians must be engaged in lifelong learning or as some prefer to call it, Continued Medical Education. Moreover, physicians must show a specified annual hourly commitment to earn CME credit hours as a condition of medical licensure. At each of the Hallmark Campuses we enjoy an accredited weekly CME program that brings prominent local and national orators to educate Physicians and other clinicians who chose to attend.
The CME director is Ted Butler, MD, FIDSA and Nancy Mahoney is the CME Coordinator. All interested parties are invited.
Hallmark Health System designates each of these live activities for a maximum of one AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Hallmark Health System is accredited by the Massachusetts Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Melrose Wakefield Hospital Campus --- Perkins Lecture Hall
The lectures listed below are video conferenced to each location at 8 a.m. unless noted.
Schwartz Center Rounds
Hallmark Health System hosts Schwartz Center Rounds, unique, multi-disciplinary sessions in which hospital staff explore the emotional side of caregiving. A national program with sites across the country, Schwartz Center Rounds are funded by the Kenneth B. Schwartz Center, a Boston-based nonprofit dedicated to advancing compassionate healthcare.
In a typical Rounds session, a panel of caregivers presents a patient case that brought up interesting and important psychosocial issues. Topics have included: delivering bad news; when religious or spiritual beliefs conflict with medical advice; taking care of a colleague; and losing a patient. Hospital staff then share their own thoughts and feelings related to the day's topic.
Unlike grand rounds, these sessions are not about clinical problem-solving, but rather about exploring and processing the emotions that come up in the daily work of hospital staff. A comprehensive study of Schwartz Center Rounds has shown them to help caregivers connect better with patients emotionally; enhance their understanding of the effects of illness on patients and their families; improve communication among caregivers and decrease feelings of caregiver isolation and stress.
There is no set schedule for the Schwartz Center Rounds. Announcements are sent via email to announce the dates and times for the Rounds. For more information about Schwartz Center Rounds, visit www.theschwartzcenter.org.
Schwartz Center Rounds
No set schedule, watch your emails for dates/times/locations
Lawrence Memorial/Regis College School of Nursing and Radiography Programs
The Lawrence Memorial/Regis College Nursing and Radiography Programs provide students with a unique blend of classroom and clinical experience, expert faculty and dynamic curricula. Both programs continue a tradition of excellence providing students with the professional knowledge and skills needed in the ever-changing health care professions. Graduates of these associate degree programs qualify to take the national examination for licensure as registered nurses or medical radiographers. The outstanding performance on these examinations by past graduates is testimony to the quality of education and to the high caliber of our students.
Visit Lawrence Memorial / Regis College website to learn more about career and educational opportunities available in the field of nursing or medical radiology.
All requests for transcripts for Lawrence Memorial/Regis SON and alumnae of Melrose-Wakefield Hospital School of Nursing must be made in writing. Transcripts, references or any information concerning a student or graduate will not be released if there is any outstanding indebtedness to the school. Official transcripts must be mailed directly to the agency or institution requiring them or may be issued directly to the student/graduate only in a sealed envelope which is signed across the closure and labeled with "official transcript enclosed". There is a fee of $10 per transcript. Allow 5-7 business days to process transcripts. Please make check payable to LMH. Include address(es) where transcripts are to be mailed with check and written request and send to:
Lawrence Memorial/Regis College
170 Governors Ave.
Medford, MA 02155
Printable transcripts request form . For your convenience we have provided a form that you can fill out and send in to request your transcripts.