Aug. 1, 2011 – Hallmark Health System, which includes Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford and Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, is proud to announce that close to 20 of its physicians have been named to US News and World Reports’ Top Doctors list.

Hallmark Health congratulates the following physicians that were recognized this year: Dennis G. Begos, MD, Joel G. Bleier, MD, Curtis E. Bowman, MD, William L. Breckwoldt, II, MD, Edward P. Butler, MD, Marilyn R. Capek, MD, Carl L. Danielson, III, MD, Jonathan D. Hall, MD, Karen B. Harvey-Wilkes, MD, Melvyn B. Levine, MD, Bernard Logan, MD, Jose Manuel Marcal, MD, Michael J. Naylor, MD, Peter N. Tiffany, MD, William Moore Vanneman, MD and Frank J. Vittimberga, MD.

US News” Top Doctors was created in collaboration with Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., publisher of America’s Top Doctors and other consumer health guides. It draws from Castle Connolly’s database of Top Doctors, all recommended for their clinical skills by other doctors and individually vetted by a physician-led research team.

Castle Connolly assembled the roster of Top Doctors by soliciting nominations from physicians in academic medical centers, specialty hospitals and regional hospitals and physicians in private practice. Its research team then reviewed each nominees training, achievements and appointments, among other credentials. 

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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 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.

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