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. , Communications Specialist for Public and Media relations, at (781) 338-7243. 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 marketing/communications team member on-call.

NSFN support group reaches out to custodial grandparents

Stoneham Sun

By Nathan Lamb

March 10, 2010

Sharon didn’t expect to become a mother to three children at age 55, but she’s glad about not having to go it alone.

Speaking on the condition her last name be withheld, Sharon explained how a substance abuse problem led to her taking custody of three grandchildren nearly six years ago. The youngest was an infant, and she said it was a difficult situation, which was exacerbated when her husband passed away four months later.


Hallmark nurses continue Haiti mission

Medford Transcript

By Nell Escobar Coakley

March 4, 2010

With the world rebounding from yet another earthquake in Chile, nurses at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital/Regis College Nursing Program recall responding to the devastation in Haiti just two months ago.

The nursing program is part of Hallmark Health System, which also includes Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford and Melrose-Wakefield Hospital.


Find out why Olympic hockey great Mike Eruzione has all his orthopedic procedures performed at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, orthopedic care which he describes as "spectacular"!

Three Generations of Eruziones choose Hallmark Health for their care

Hallmark Health’s Bone & Joint Program has a close tie to the ‘Miracle on Ice’ that happened 30 years ago this February. The captain of the hockey team who scored the winning goal that finally beat the invincible Russian team and led to the final round and a U.S. gold medal, chooses Hallmark Health as his main preference for quality health care.

Hallmark MD opposes new guidelines

Wakefield Daily Item

By Gail Lowe

Nov. 27, 2009

At least one local physician opposes the new guidelines issued by the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) that women between the ages of 40 and 50 should not receive mammograms for breast cancer screening.

Dr. Catherine Tucker, a surgical oncologist specializing in breast health for Hallmark Health, said she does not agree at all with the guidelines.

Federal agency's breast cancer report causes uproar

Medford Transcript

By Nell Escobar Coakley

Nov. 24, 2009

National statistics currently state that one out of 10 women will develop breast cancer within her lifetime. A new federal study pushing back current standards for mammogram screenings from 40 to 50 could push that number up.

A report issued last week by the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force recommends that women wait to have a breast cancer screening until age 50 and then follow up every two years. Monthly self-exams are also discouraged.

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