Continuing Medical Education

With rapid advances in technology and pharmaceuticals, all physicians must be engaged in lifelong learning or as some prefer to call it Continued Medical Education. Moreover, physicians must show a specified annual hourly commitment  to earn CME credit hours as a condition of medical licensure. At each of the Hallmark Campuses we enjoy an accredited weekly CME program that brings prominent local and national orators to educate Physicians and other clinicians who chose to attend. The CME director is Ted Butler, MD and Nancy Mahoney is the CME Coordinator. All interested parties are invited.

Hallmark Health System
Lawrence Memorial Hospital

Visiting Clinician Program

March 2014

*Tuesday, March 25, 2014  12:00 noon Johnson Conference Room
“OBESITY:  The Epidemic, Its Consequences and Cures”
Fatima Cody Stanford, MD
Research Fellow in Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital

April 2014

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

"Vitamin D Deficiency:  Bones and More”
David A. Cohen, MD
Instructor of Medicine, HMS
Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The Sixteenth John F. Lee, MD Memorial Lecture

'Percuaneous Coronary Interventions:  Where are we in 2014?"

Laura Mauri, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, HMS
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


Tuesday, April 22, 2014


*Tuesday, April 29, 2014  12 Noon Johnson Conference Room
"Helping Hospitals in Care Transitions:  Challenges and Successes in Rhode Island"
Rebekah Gardner, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Brown University
Healthcentric Advisors

*Please note time/location!

Melrose-Wakefield Hospital

March 2014

Wednesday, March 19, 2014   
“Common Hand and Elbow Problems”
Sohail Husain, MD
Agility Orthopedics
Staff, Hallmark Health System

*Wednesday, March 26, 2014  12:00 noon Johnson Conference Room
“Meaningful Use:  Stage II”
Nicole Bloor, MD
Medical Staff President, HHS
Dawn Nee, Executive Director,

April 2014

Wednesday, April, 2, 2014   
"Celiac Disease:  A 2014 Update"
Rupa Mukherjee, MD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Wednesday, April 9, 2014   
"GI Bleed"
Tyler Berzin, MD, MS
Instructor in Medicine, HMS
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Wednesday, April 16, 2014   
"Surgical Solutions for Fecal Incontinence"
Thomas E. Cataldo, MD
Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Wednesday, April 23, 2014   
No lecture.

Wednesday, April 30, 2104 *12 Noon Perkins Lecture Hall 
"Clinical Genetics:  A Primer with Selected Cases"
Jeff Milunsky, MD, FACMG
Co-Director, Center for Human Genetics, Inc.
Director Clincial Genetics, Senior Director, Molecular Genetics

*Please note time/location!


Schwartz Center Rounds


Hallmark Health System hosts Schwartz Center Rounds, unique, multi-disciplinary sessions in which hospital staff explore the emotional side of caregiving. A national program with sites across the country, Schwartz Center Rounds are funded by the Kenneth B. Schwartz Center, a Boston-based nonprofit dedicated to advancing compassionate healthcare. 


In a typical Rounds session, a panel of caregivers presents a patient case that brought up interesting and important psychosocial issues. Topics have included: delivering bad news; when religious or spiritual beliefs conflict with medical advice; taking care of a colleague; and losing a patient. Hospital staff then share their own thoughts and feelings related to the day's topic. Unlike grand rounds, these sessions are not about clinical problem-solving, but rather about exploring and processing the emotions that come up in the daily work of hospital staff. A comprehensive study of Schwartz Center Rounds has shown them to help caregivers connect better with patients emotionally; enhance their understanding of the effects of illness on patients and their families; improve communication among caregivers and decrease feelings of caregiver isolation and stress. There is no set schedule for the Schwartz Center Rounds, announcements are sent via email to announce the dates and times for the Rounds. For more information about Schwartz Center Rounds, visit        


Schwartz Center Rounds
No set schedule, watch your emails for dates/times/locations
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