Center for Professional Development

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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
Lawrence Memorial Hospital Campus --- Johnson Conference Room or Gallagher Conference Room
HHMA Wilmington --- Conference Room

The lectures listed below are video conferenced to each location at 8 a.m. unless noted.

April 2017
Wednesday, April 5
“Challenging Cases in Clinical Infectious Diseases”
ID Week 2016 Presentation
Facilitator:  Ted Butler, MD, FIDSA; Chief Academic Officer, HHS
Wednesday, April 12 
“Parkinson’s (Paralysis Agitans):  Recognition and Treatment 2017”
Bryan Ho, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, TUSM
Director, Movement Disorders Program
Staff, Tufts Medical Center
Wednesday, April 19
No lecture.

Wednesday, April 26
12 noon
"Emerging Tickborne Diseases" 
a CDC Public Health Grand Rounds
Rebecca Eisen, PhD
Research Biologist, Division of Vector-Borne Diseases,
National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases
Facilitator:  Ted Butler, MD, FIDSA

May 2017

Wednesday, May 3

The Eighteenth John F. Lee, MD Memorial Lecture
“Broken Hearts:  The Tangled History of Cardiac Care”
David S. Jones, MD, PhD
A. Bernard Ackerman Professor of the Culture of Medicine,
Department of the History of Science,
Harvard University

Wednesday, May 10
No lecture.

Wednesday, May 17
“Breast and Prostate Cancer:  Trends in 2017”
Catherine Tucker, MD
Phillip Gray, MD
Hallmark Health Hematology and Oncology Center

Wednesday, May 24           12:00 noon                  
“MACRA:  What to know – 2017”
Alexandra B. Calcagno
Director, Advocacy, Government and Relations
Massachusetts Medical Society

Wednesday, May 31               12 noon
"Kidney Transplantation: Outcomes and Economics after Six Decades"
Charles Strom, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery, TUSM
Staff, Tufts Medical Center


June 2017

Wednesday, June 7
“Hospital Medicine:  Compliance and Care, 2017”
Joel  Auslander, MD, FACP
Assistant Professor of Medicine, TUSM
Medical Director, Utilization Management,
Newton Wellesley Hospital

Wednesday, June 14 
“Treatment of Spine Infections”
Ashley Rogerson, MD
Clinical Instructor, TUSM
Staff, Tufts Medical Center

Wednesday, June 21
“Pituitary Adenomas:  Recognition and Treatment(s)”
Mina Safain, MD
Pituitary/Neuroendoscopy Fellow
Department of Neurology,
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Wednesday, June 28                 12:00 noon                  



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        


Schwartz Center Rounds
No set schedule, watch your emails for dates/times/locations
Alternating Campuses



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.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      


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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.


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