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Hallmark Health hospitals launch Critical Assessment Team

MELROSE, MA - March 13, 2009- Hallmark Health System announces that a Critical Assessment Team (CAT) has implemented at Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford and Melrose-Wakefield Hospital.

The Critical Assessment Team, which is made up of critical care nurses and respiratory therapists, is an invaluable resource for nurses at both hospitals to utilize if a patient's condition appears to be worsening or they need additional resources to identify a problem. Conditions such as chest pains, change in mental status and respiratory conditions are just a few of many the Critical Assessment Team sees on a regular basis.

Hallmark Health and American Cancer Society working together to help cancer patients

MELROSE, MA - March 6, 2009- Hallmark Health System and the American Cancer Society, New England Division, are working together to make a difference in the fight against cancer.

The two organizations recently signed a Hospital Collaboration Agreement that will ensure patients at the Hallmark Health Cancer Center in Stoneham will be informed of all resources, programs and services provided by the American Cancer Society. In addition, the organizations will work collaboratively on many key initiatives, including advocacy and outreach efforts.

Hallmark Health welcomes new corporators

MELROSE, MA - March 4, 2009- Hallmark Health System recently announced the election of four new members to the corporation.

Hallmark Health's corporators keep the organization connected to the communities it serves by advocating on Hallmark Health's behalf and acting as a liaison with the community, bringing feedback back to the organization. Members of the corporation also attend Hallmark Health's Annual Meeting and actively participate in the election of the organization's Board of Directors.

New Diabetes and Endocrinology Center now open at Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford

MELROSE, MA - March 5, 2009- In response to the epidemic of diabetes in men and women living in Massachusetts, Hallmark Health System announces the new Diabetes and Endocrinology Center at Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford is now open and accepting patients.

The new center treats adult patients who have Type 1, Type 2 or Gestational diabetes with a comprehensive program including education, support and management. Patients will also have the benefit of attending monthly group education classes to discuss topics like exercise, health habits, meal plans and much more. Classes will be offered during the day and in the evening.

Wakefield resident named to Hallmark Health Board of Trustees

MELROSE, MA - Feb. 18, 2009- Hallmark Health System is pleased to announce that Wakefield resident Susan Glasser was recently named to the organization's Board of Trustees.

Hallmark Health's Board of Trustees is responsible for financial oversight of the organization, advocacy and community relations, ensuring quality and patient safety, including medical staff credentialing and privileging.

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