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Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate now open at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital

May 3, 2013 – According to the American Diabetes Association there are nearly 24 million children and adults in the United States living with diabetes and an additional 57 million Americans at risk for the disease.

In response to the epidemic of diabetes in men and women living in Massachusetts, Hallmark Health System, the leading provider of vital health services north of Boston, has joined forces with the Joslin Diabetes Center, the world’s preeminent diabetes research and clinical care organization.

The Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at Hallmark Health System, located at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital and led by Sybil Kramer, MD and Eleanor Lam, MD, will offer some of the latest advances for treating diabetes and its complications as well as patient education and support services. Hallmark Health System is one of 40 national and two international Affiliate locations and the only Joslin Affiliate in Boston's northern suburbs. Hallmark Health System also operates an Affiliate at Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford, which opened in 2011.

“We are honored to enter into this affiliation with the Joslin Diabetes Center,” said Melissa Roberto, system director of ambulatory services for Hallmark Health System. “Our two organizations share the common goal of providing the very best in diabetes care. We look forward to working closely with Joslin to treat, educate and support diabetes patients throughout our communities.”

Joslin provides clinical, educational, operational and marketing support to its Affiliates to help assure that high quality, comprehensive and cost-effective diabetes care is available to each partner’s community — ensuring that these organizations and the patients they serve are in touch with some of the latest clinical trends and research breakthroughs.

The Center offers advanced clinical care for the treatment of diabetes for patients ages 18 and older, as well as patient education and support services. This multi-disciplinary program will offer services for:

• Diabetes screening
• Comprehensive diabetes care and management
• Complication screening, prevention and treatment
• Weight management and nutritional counseling
• Medication management
• Insulin pump management
• Self-care and self-management
• Gestational diabetes management

Patients are cared for by a dedicated, highly experienced team including a board-certified endocrinologist, certified diabetes nurse educators, registered dietitians and other medical and support professionals. Along with expert diabetes care, these physicians will continue to provide treatment for a wide variety of other endocrinology diagnoses.


Joslin Diabetes Center is the world's preeminent diabetes research and clinical care organization. Joslin is dedicated to ensuring that people with diabetes live long, healthy lives and offers real hope and progress toward diabetes prevention and a cure. Founded in 1898 by Elliott P. Joslin, M.D., Joslin is an independent, nonprofit institution affiliated with Harvard Medical School. For more information about Joslin, visit www.joslin.org.
 

For more information about Hallmark Health, visit www.hallmarkhealth.org or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/hallmarkhealth.

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Hallmark Health System is the premier, charitable provider of vital health services to Boston's northern communities. The system includes Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford; Melrose Wakefield Hospital, Melrose; Hallmark Health Hematology and Oncology Center, Stoneham; The CHEM Center for MRI, Stoneham; Hallmark Health Medical Center, Reading; Hallmark Health VNA and Hospice; Lawrence Memorial/Regis College Nursing and Radiography Programs, Medford and Hallmark Health Medical Associates, Inc. Hallmark Health is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital for cardiology and Tufts Medical Center for neonatology and the Joslin Diabetes Center for diabetes care.

 

 

 

Hallmark Health System Hematology and Oncology Center granted accreditation

May 3, 2013 – The Hallmark Health System (HHS) Hematology and Oncology Center was recently granted three year accreditation with commendation from the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS). The accreditation represents the highest accreditation the CoC provides.

HHS provides comprehensive and compassionate care through a dynamic oncology program that provides a complete range of the most advanced cancer treatments available today. Located at the Stoneham Outpatient Campus, the HHS Hematology and Oncology Center and the CHEM Center for Radiation Oncology offer patients convenient access to experienced oncologists who offer the latest treatment and support options.

“We are honored to receive the Commission on Cancer accreditation,” said Elisa Scher, RN, MSN, system director of oncology services for HHS. “Our team of clinicians and support staff takes great pride in proving the very best in compassionate, patient centered patient care.”

The CoC is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education and the monitoring of comprehensive quality care. It has also established standards to ensure quality and comprehensive cancer care delivery, conducts surveys in healthcare settings and collects data from CoC-accredited healthcare settings to measure the quality of cancer care.

For more information about HHS, visit www.hallmarkhealth.org or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/hallmarkhealth. 

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Hallmark Health System is the premier, charitable provider of vital health services to Boston's northern communities. The system includes Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford; Melrose Wakefield Hospital, Melrose; Hallmark Health Hematology and Oncology Center, Stoneham; The CHEM Center for MRI, Stoneham; Hallmark Health Medical Center, Reading; Hallmark Health VNA and Hospice; Lawrence Memorial/Regis College Nursing and Radiography Programs, Medford and Hallmark Health Medical Associates, Inc. Hallmark Health is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital for cardiology and Tufts Medical Center for neonatology and the Joslin Diabetes Center for diabetes care.

Hallmark Health System named ‘Best Place to Work’ by Boston Business Journal

May 1, 2013 – Hallmark Health System (HHS), which includes Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford and Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, is pleased to announce that the organization has been named to the Boston Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work” list for the 10th year in a row. HHS was one of more than 400 companies to qualify for consideration based on a two-stage nomination process and the results of employee-satisfaction surveys taken throughout March and April.

“Our Best Places to Work event will again recognize the importance of cultivating a great workplace culture as a competitive advantage," said Chris McIntosh, publisher of the Boston Business Journal. "Companies on our list can be justifiably proud of creating a high level of workplace satisfaction during an economy where traditional rewards like big raises and bonuses aren't as easy to give. In good times and in bad, our results validate how the creation of the right corporate culture can create powerful business advantages. Employees are proud to work for companies that are about more than just business.”

The survey project was launched in January by the Boston Business Journal in conjunction with market research firm Quantum Workplace of Omaha, NE. Companies were evaluated on the results of more than 18,000 employee-satisfaction surveys. Employees answered questionnaires that addressed such factors as their pride in the company, company encouragement, support and recognition of achievement and relationships with co-workers and supervisors. The results were analyzed and scored by assigning points to each question.

Eighty companies total will be awarded during a lively cocktail reception on June 13 at the iconic CitiCenter /Wang Theatre and profiled in a special supplement of the Boston Business Journal on June 14.

For more information about HHS, visit www.hallmarkhealth.org or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/hallmarkhealth. 

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Hallmark Health System is the premier, charitable provider of vital health services to Boston's northern communities. The system includes Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford; Melrose Wakefield Hospital, Melrose; Hallmark Health Hematology and Oncology Center, Stoneham; The CHEM Center for MRI, Stoneham; Hallmark Health Medical Center, Reading; Hallmark Health VNA and Hospice; Lawrence Memorial/Regis College Nursing and Radiography Programs, Medford and Hallmark Health Medical Associates, Inc. Hallmark Health is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital for cardiology and Tufts Medical Center for neonatology and the Joslin Diabetes Center for diabetes care.

 

 

 

Hallmark Health System launches major advertising campaign

Hallmark Health System is launching an exciting radio, television, newspaper, transit, billboard, direct mail and social media campaign to increase greater awareness about our advanced medical services. Many of the ads feature compelling and persuasive testimonials from grateful patients who speak about the exceptional care they received at Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford and Melrose-Wakefield Hospital as well as our Center for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Center for Weight Management and Weight Loss Surgery and the Hematology and Oncology Center. Ads will also promote the Urgent Care Center at Lawrence Memorial Hospital and the new Joslin Diabetes Affiliate at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital.

Large print ads will appear in local community newspapers and the Boston Globe North of Boston edition. The newspaper ads will be supplemented by on-line ads on the homepage of these newspapers’ websites as well as various Patch news sites. Broadcast ads will run on WBZ-AM, KISS 108 FM, and Comcast television shows that include Boston Red Sox games, Food Network, Top Chef, House Hunters and movies on Lifetime. Ads will also air on WCVB-TV’s morning and evening newscasts, Good Morning America and the station’s popular Chronicle show. Transit ads will appear at commuter rail stations in our service area and inside subway and commuter rail cars. A billboard on Rt. 93 North and South in Stoneham will feature HHS messaging. Direct mail, social media and public relations will also be used in this highly integrated and intensive campaign.

Click here to view our print advertisements.

Hallmark Health System Hematology and Oncology Center granted accreditation

April 22, 2013 – The Hallmark Health System (HHS) Hematology and Oncology Center was recently granted three year accreditation with commendation from the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS). The accreditation represents the highest accreditation the CoC provides.

HHS provides comprehensive and compassionate care through a dynamic oncology program that provides a complete range of the most advanced cancer treatments available today. Located at the Stoneham Outpatient Campus, the HHS Hematology and Oncology Center and the CHEM Center for Radiation Oncology offer patients convenient access to experienced oncologists who offer the latest treatment and support options.

“We are honored to receive the Commission on Cancer accreditation,” said Elisa Scher, RN, MSN, system director of oncology services for HHS. “Our team of clinicians and support staff takes great pride in proving the very best in compassionate, patient centered patient care.”

The CoC is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education and the monitoring of comprehensive quality care. It has also established standards to ensure quality and comprehensive cancer care delivery, conducts surveys in healthcare settings and collects data from CoC-accredited healthcare settings to measure the quality of cancer care.

For more information about HHS, visit www.hallmarkhealth.org or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/hallmarkhealth. 

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Hallmark Health System is the premier, charitable provider of vital health services to Boston's northern communities. The system includes Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford; Melrose Wakefield Hospital, Melrose; Hallmark Health Hematology and Oncology Center, Stoneham; The CHEM Center for MRI, Stoneham; Hallmark Health Medical Center, Reading; Hallmark Health VNA and Hospice; Lawrence Memorial/Regis College Nursing and Radiography Programs, Medford and Hallmark Health Medical Associates, Inc. Hallmark Health is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital for cardiology and Tufts Medical Center for neonatology and the Joslin Diabetes Center for diabetes care.

 

 

 

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