June 1, 2012 – Hallmark Health System is proud to announce that it has been awarded a $100,000 grant from OneWorld Boston, a Cummings Foundation affiliate, for its new, state-of-the-art, Comprehensive Breast Center. This generous contribution will be used toward the purchase of a Siemens MammoTest, a fully digital prone table biopsy system, which will provide the best access, excellent imaging, and increased comfort for our patients undergoing a breast biopsy.

This grant provides a significant boost to the fundraising campaign Hallmark Health System kicked off on in March to raise more than $3 million within three years to launch the new Center. This model healthcare resource provides the easiest access to the highest standards of breast care in Boston’s northern suburbs. It brings together a wide range of clinical services in one setting, conveniently located at Hallmark Health System Stoneham Outpatient Campus, 41 Montvale Ave. in Stoneham.

“This very generous donation will help us continue our mission of bringing community based, comprehensive breast health to women of all ages,” said Elisa Scher, RN, MSN, system director of oncology services for Hallmark Health System. “We want to thank OneWorld Boston for their wonderful philanthropic support.”

The Siemens MammoTest Breast Biopsy System is advanced equipment for performing minimally-invasive stereotactic breast biopsy procedures, which use a three-dimensional computerized image to view in detail abnormal areas in the breast. The MammoTest will make the Center’s stereotactic breast biopsy procedures more efficient, precise, intuitive, and patient-friendly, in keeping with the Center’s goal of providing its breast care patients with the latest in effective, patient-centered technology.

“Cummings Properties feels strongly about giving back to the communities in which it operates,” said Dennis Clarke, president and CEO of Cummings Properties. “We recognize that Hallmark Health System has a very important role in the wellbeing of our community, and are pleased to support its new Comprehensive Breast Center through our grant-making affiliate.”


For more information on the Center, go to www.hallmarkhealth.org and select “Programs.” For more information about Hallmark Health System, visit www.hallmarkhealth.org or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/hallmarkhealth.



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 Hematology and Oncology Center, Stoneham; The CHEM Center for MRI, Stoneham; Hallmark Health Medical Center, Reading; Hallmark Health VNA and Hospice; Lawrence Memorial/Regis College Nursing and Radiography Programs, Medford and Hallmark Health Medical Associates, Inc. Hallmark Health is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital for cardiology and Tufts Medical Center for neonatology and the Joslin Diabetes Center for diabetes care.




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