News Releases

Hallmark Health program teaches new families about shaken baby syndrome

MELROSE, MA - April 9, 2009- Hallmark Health System is teaching families about the dangers of shaken baby syndrome through a new program that focuses on education, prevention and support.

With the number of shaken baby syndrome cases on the rise in Massachusetts, it is more important than ever to address this issue. Shaken baby syndrome involves brain injuries caused when a parent or other caregiver violently shakes an infant. About one in four cases of shaken baby syndrome results in death.

Prior to leaving the hospital with her baby, each new mother will be given one-on-one education on shaken baby syndrome by a registered nurse. Whenever possible family members who will be involved with caring for the baby will also receive education. The education focuses on infant crying and soothing your infant.

Hallmark Health to host second annual Stride for Health walk

MELROSE, MA - April 3, 2009- Karen Swensen, of New England Cable News, will help set the pace when Hallmark Health System hosts its second annual Stride for Health walk on Sunday, June 14 at Spot Pond in Stoneham. This special community event will benefit cardiac and endovascular care and education while highlighting the importance of being heart healthy.

Hallmark Health pilot program proven to reduce, eliminate nausea and vomiting after surgery

MELROSE, MA - March 27, 2009- Hallmark Health System has announced the tremendous success of a pilot program, which has proven to significantly reduce and even eliminate nausea and vomiting after surgery.

Research has shown that experiencing nausea and vomiting after surgery is the leading fear among patients going in for surgery. As a result, countless patients have made the decision to put off and even forego necessary surgery because of their fear.

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.

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