The donated funds will be used throughout the center, the first of its kind in the region that offers patients a multidisciplinary approach to diagnose and treat cardiac and vascular disease under the direction and involvement of practicing cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, interventional radiologists, and vascular surgeons from Lawrence Memorial Hospital and Melrose-Wakefield Hospital.

 “The generosity of the hospital patrons, patients and local businesses is astounding and we cannot thank everyone enough for their philanthropic support towards the Cardiac & Endovascular Center,” said Steven Kapfhammer, executive vice president of Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. “In addition to equipment, much of the donated funds have been used to bring beauty and artful design to the public and staff areas. The financial support given by many of our donors has enabled them to forever remember loved ones by naming specifics areas within the center.”

 In January 2008, the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital Women’s Auxiliary donated funds raised through sales at the gift shop for the Nuclear Medicine Lab. The family of Ralph Santosuosso made a gift to name the center’s physician consultation room in December 2007, and Anthony G. Catalfano’s donation, made in October 2007, was used to name the center’s reception area.

 The artwork displayed throughout the center creates a warm and inviting atmosphere by featuring works by artists Marla Baggetta, Ursula Brenner, Dianne Grammer, Brooke Hammerle, Alison Shaw, Michael Sullivan, Sam Vokey, and Joyce Zavorskas. The artwork was made possible through the generous donations of the following contributors:

·         Anthony G. Catalfano

·         Attorney and Mrs. William B. Dailey

·         Mr. and Mrs. Walter Kapfhammer

·         Mr. and Mrs. Lee M. Gale

·         Mr. and Mrs. Bruce M. Ota

·         Mr. and Mrs. John C. McDaniel

·         Steven E. Kapfhammer

·         Mr. and Mrs. Edmund. P. Lynch, Jr.

·         Dr. Wayne Wivell and family

The Hallmark Health Cardiac & Endovascular Center has also received donations from area civic organizations. The Melrose Rotary Club donated funds used toward the development and comfort of the patient and family waiting room as well as a new code cart that is stationed in the new center. The Wakefield Rotary Club also made a donation to the center.

To consider making a charitable donation towards this important life saving clinical service within the community, contact Rick Price, vice president of fund development, at 781-979-6100.

For more information about the services offered, visit us at Hallmark Health Cardiac & Endovascular Center or call 781-979-3999.

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Hallmark Health System is the premier, charitable provider of vital health services to Boston's northern communities. The system includes Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford, Melrose Wakefield Hospital, Melrose, Hallmark Health Cancer Center, Stoneham, Hallmark Health Medical Center, Reading, Hallmark Health VNA and Hospice, Malden, Lawrence Memorial/Regis College Nursing and Radiography Programs, Medford, and Ell Pond Medical Associates. Hallmark Health is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital for cardiology and Tufts-New England Medical Center for neonatology.

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