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More than 200 Hallmark Health System supporters recently participated in this year’s Stride for Healthy Communities, raising more than $34,000 for community health programs such as bariatric support programs, cancer care, cardiology and the North Suburban Child and Family Resource Network.

The annual fundraising walk around Wakefield’s Lake Quannapowitt featured a 5K road race. Top runners in the men’s and women’s races included husband/wife Jon and Beth Korhonen of Somerville, with winning times of 16:03 and 20:09.

More than 40 Hallmark Health employees successfully finished the 5K race as part of a couch-to-5K® program aimed at helping employees start an exercise program and reach new fitness goals. The program was led by volunteer coaches, fellow employees with running experience, who conducted training sessions and mentored new runners.

Hallmark Health would like to thank the sponsors of the 2016 Stride for Healthy Communities:

Jennifer S. Wu, MD; Hallmark Health Medical Staff; Wholefoods Melrose & Woburn; Eastern Bank; Action Ambulance; Armstrong Ambulance; Cataldo Ambulance; Kaufman Hall; New England Coffee; Wayne Wivell, MD; Hallmark Health Imaging; HDR; Healthgrades; Melrose Cooperative Bank; Metro North YMCA; Optum; Promotional Solutions

Orthopedic surgeon Leonid Dabuzhsky, MD, an expert in robotic-assisted and computer navigated total knee, total hip and partial knee replacements, has joined Melrose-Wakefield Hospital and Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford.

Dr. Dabuzhsky has more than 30 years of experience in joint replacements and has been a leader in cutting-edge orthopedic surgical techniques.  He is a well-known clinical consultant in orthopedic surgery who presents nationally on robotic-assisted joint replacement techniques.

Dr. Dabuzhsky trained as a fellow in orthopedic surgery at Carney Hospital in Dorchester and in orthopedic trauma at Boston City Hospital. He completed his residency training at Tufts Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine. He received his medical degree from the Russian National Research Medical University in Moscow, Russia.

Dr. Dabuzhsky is a physician of Hallmark Health Medical Associates. He is seeing patients in Melrose, Malden and Everett. He is fluent in Russian. For more information or to make an appointment, please call 781-321-1114.


Hallmark Health is one of 100 local nonprofits to receive grants of $100,000 each through the Cummings Foundation’s “$100K for 100” program. Hallmark Health was chosen from a total of 479 applicants during a competitive review process. The grant will fund installation of cardiac telemetry monitoring units on its orthopedic/surgical unit at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital.

“We are thrilled to receive this grant for new cardiac telemetry units and are greatly appreciative of the long term support of the Cummings Foundation,” said Denise Flynn, chief development officer at Hallmark Health.

The $100K for 100 program supports nonprofits that are not only based in but also primarily serve Middelsex, Essex and Suffolk counties. This year, the program is benefitting 41 different cities and towns within the Commonwealth.

“We admire and very much appreciate the important work that nonprofit organizations like Hallmark Health are doing in the local communities where our colleagues and clients live and work,” said Joel Swets, Cummings Foundation’s executive director. “We are delighted to support their efforts.”

This year’s diverse group of grant recipients represents a wide variety of causes, including education, homelessness prevention, elder services, health care and food insecurity. 

The complete list of 100 grant winners is available at


May 4, 2016:  Congratulations to Kelly Kane and Gina Serino from Hallmark Health VNA and Hospice, and Valerie Fusco and Joan Keneally-Nies from Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, who were honored in the Boston Globe’s Salute to Nurses!

See the link below to read their nomination letters.

Thank you Kelly, Gina, Valerie, Joan and to all of the nurses who provide exceptional care to our patients!

Nearly 300 supporters sampled delicacies from some of the area’s finest restaurants to help make Hallmark Health’s third annual Taste of Spring a tremendous success. The event raised more than $47,000 to benefit Hallmark Health’s bariatric support programs, cancer care, cardiology and the North Suburban Child and Family Resource Network.

Taste of Spring, hosted by Mercedes Benz of Burlington, featured gourmet food and wine tastings from a dozen restaurants and specialty shops, live entertainment and live and silent auctions. Boston Red Sox alumni and fan favorite Sam Horn served as master of ceremonies and auctioneer.

The Taste of Spring would not have been possible without the generous support of these top sponsors:
• Jennifer Wu, MD
• Hallmark Health System Medical Staff
• Eastern Bank
• Whole Foods Market
• Action Ambulance Service, Inc.
• Armstrong Ambulance Service
• Cataldo Ambulance Service, Inc.
• New England Coffee
• Promotional Solutions, Inc.
• Melrose Cooperative Bank
• Hallmark Health Imaging
• Kaufman Hall
• Mercedes Benz of Burlington
• YMCA of Metro North
• Healthgrades
• WBZ Radio

Participating restaurants included:

• The Bancroft
• Bobby C’s Ristorante
• Bonefish Grill
• Burtons Grill
• Café Escadrille
• Del Frisco’s Grille
• Fusilli’s Cucina
• Henry’s
• Lord Hobo Brewing Company
• New England Coffee
• Papa Razzi Trattoria/Bar
• Stearns & Hill’s Bistro
• Tuscan Kitchen
• Whole Foods Market

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