Media Coverage

Welcome to Hallmark Health System's (HHS) Media Coverage section. This section is designed to assist patients and journalists seeking information about our current news and to introduce our healthcare experts. We are also available to assist you by providing information about HHS and its members, including Lawrence Memorial of Medford and Melrose-Wakefield Hospitals.

To arrange an interview or photo shoot, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Director, Media Relations and Social Media, at 781-338-7234. We also maintain a 24-hour media on-call system. If you are on deadline after normal business hours, call the HHS operator at 781-979-3000 and ask them to page the media relations team member on-call.

Wakefield Observer

By Donna O'Neil

June 18, 2009

Many long-time Wakefieldians remember it as Gallahue's Grocery in the Greenwood section of town where the family-run market offered a bit of everything you could possibly want or need for your pantry shelf. Today, the aisles have been replaced with open space. Chairs and tables and a faux fireplace replace the meat counter and the end caps. Some of the people who once shopped at the local favorite, now spend the day at the Dutton Center an adult day health - supportive program.

Medford Transcript

By Nell Escobar Coakley

June 11, 2009

Whether it's two miles or five, taking that first step could mean a world of difference for your heart.

On June 14, Hallmark Health will host its second Stride for Health walk around Spot Pond in Stoneham. The walk both raises funds and, organizers hope, awareness of the growing problem of heart disease.

"We think we're going to do great," said Sherry Nadworny, Hallmark's director of special events marketing. "We've done well with our sponsors this year and the business community is behind us. We have a lot of people from the hospital and the community signed up for it."

Melrose Free Press

By Daniel DeMaina

April 2, 2009

When Americans order a bowl of pasta in a restaurant, typically the dish plopped on the table is the equivalent of six servings, according to Kim Talbot, clinical nutrition manager for Hallmark Health and Melrose-Wakefield Hospital.

"A lot of people are eating at least half of it - that's still three servings," Talbot said.

It's one of the many challenges people face when making a concerted effort to eat better, exercise more and live a healthier lifestyle, so in honor of National Nutrition Month in March, Hallmark Health decided to offer its employees a challenge - and a reward.

Some 74 employees participated in the Hallmark Health Biggest Loser Competition, which was modeled after the NBC television reality show where overweight contestants compete to win $250,000 by losing the highest percentage of their starting body weight.

Medford Transcript

By Rob Barry

March 12, 2009

An elderly man is rushed into the Lawrence Memorial Hospital's Emergency Department in Medford on a stretcher. Nurses immediately surround him.

"Ohh," the man groans, holding a hand to his chest.

"I think he needs to sit up," one of the nurses says, adjusting the bed, as it's wheeled behind a curtain. The patient is given oxygen.

Everyone in the ED works quietly and cautiously. For a busy emergency room, the Medford hospital is a surprisingly calm environment.

Medford Transcript

By Rob Barry

Jan. 8, 2009

A new policy from the state Office of Emergency Medical Services may cause occasional jam-ups in hospital emergency departments, but locally, Hallmark Health says it's good to go.

On Jan. 1, hospitals across Massachusetts stopped the practice of diverting ambulances during a sudden rush and are now forced to handle the additional load of patients.

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