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.

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS: Love, lost and found

Winchester Star

By Brad Petrishen

Oct. 15, 2009

Winchester resident Patricia Loric has a broad, cheerful smile that accompanies almost everything she does.

So when she was diagnosed with cancer in 2007 — a disease that claimed her husband’s life 10 years before — she decided to keep on smiling.

“All I could think of was that my husband was looking for me,” she said with a laugh, three weeks after undergoing successful breast reconstruction surgery.

Medford nursing program serving as model in Egypt

Medford Transcript

By Nell Escobar Coakley

Sept. 24, 2009

The face of nursing is about to change in Egypt — and it’s all thanks to the Lawrence Memorial Hospital/Regis College Nursing Program.

The school was picked from hundreds of nursing programs throughout the country by the Sawiris Foundation for Social Development in Egypt to partner over the next five years to establish the Gouna Nursing Institute, a two-year nursing program in Egypt that will replicate the Medford-based school’s curriculum.

Postop problem solved?

Advance for Nurses

By Michael Gibbons

Sept. 23, 2009

What's the most common fear of patients about to be wheeled into the operating room? Is it fear of having a limb amputated by mistake, or having a sponge sewn inside them? One might think so, given the media's focus on medical errors today. Actually, the most common worry is a much less publicized one: fear of getting sick to one's stomach and vomiting.

Postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) "is one of the primary fears of patients undergoing procedures using inhaled anesthesia," said Kathleen DeLeskey, DNP, RN, assistant professor of nursing at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital/Regis College Nursing Program, Medford, Mass.

Hallmark marks third successful supper evening in Medford

Medford Transcript

July 23, 2009

How about burgers, fries and a side of fun? That's what was on the menu for seniors who attended dinner at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Medford last Tuesday.

About 70 local seniors signed up for the evening, held at the LMH cafeteria July 14, for the Senior Supper Series, a program aimed at offering health and wellness information as well as providing a meal in a relaxed setting as a way to socialize and share health-related questions.

Intergenerational program benefits young and young at heart

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.

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