Monday, April 23, 2012
The Boston Globe reports that three Massachusetts hospitals have been cited in the past six months for turning patients away from the emergency room.
The Boston Globe reported today that state health officials have cited three Massachusetts hospitals for sending patients away from their emergency rooms and that the actions might include fines for the medical facilities. According to the Globe report, Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River, St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester and Lahey Clinic in Burlington have all been cited in the last six months.In the Chartlon incident, caregivers failed to provide needed treatment before transporting the patient who died while en route to another facility. According to the Globe, in the Lahey Clinic incident, a patient who arrived at the hospital in Peabody on Nov. 19, 2011 was told that he was banned fro the emergency room there and the ER at the …
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Wendell Scraders and his bride Carol Anne Perinchie tied the knot in the Oncology Department at Lahey Clinic last Friday.
Love was the medicine of the day at Lahey Clinic this past Friday as a couple of 30 years tied the knot in a special wedding ceremony in the hospital's Oncology Department. Wendell Scraders, 60, a resident of Bermuda and a patient at Lahey Clinic for esophageal cancer, married long-time girlfriend Carol Anne Perinchie, 52, also of Bermuda, as nurses, doctors and other members of the hospital staff looked on. The couple were married by hospital chaplain Reverend Heather Hinton, a minister with the United Church of Christ. Angela Tambini, Chief Therapist for the Radiology/Oncology Department, said the couple decided to get married just two days before Friday's ceremony. Since they were far from family, the staff rallied together and made all…
Monday, January 16, 2012
The Community Youth Orchestras, made up of performers from around the area, presented a concert in the lobby of Lahey Clinic.
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Monday, January 16, 2012
Patients, guests and health care workers at Lahey Clinic were treated to a special treat in the hospital's lobby this Monday. On January 16, the Community Youth Orchestras performed an abbreviated concert in the main lobby of Burlington's Lahey Clinic. Staff, patients and visitors alike enjoyed the beautiful music performed by the young musicians. The advanced string orchestras are comprised of highly motivated high school musicians, performing advanced level repertoire of various styles. The orchestra's mission is to provide music through community service. CYO offers its members the opportunity to share their passion of music with others by performing in hospitals, senior citizen centers and residences. CYO selects students by audition …
Monday, January 9, 2012
Lahey Clinic is looking for outgoing volunteers to help the Volunteer & Community Services department.
The following is a release from Lahey Clinic: Lahey Clinic's Volunteer & Community Services is seeking outgoing, physically active individuals to volunteer in several areas, including the Main Lobby and the Cafeteria. Shifts are available weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. If you are interested, please contact Volunteer & Community Services at 781-744-8803 for more information and to request a volunteer application. Click here for a 2011 Patch article on volunteering with Lahey Clinic.
Friday, December 23, 2011
Dr. Thomas Bilodeau of Lahey Clinic spreads the gift of good health, and encourages others to reach out to those in need.
People often think about community service during the holiday season, more so than other times of the year, but every helping hand counts wherever it is given. Dr. Thomas Bilodeau of Concord, a primary care physician at Lahey Clinic and member of Lahey's Global Outreach Committee, returned from his tenth trip to Kenya, where he and other volunteers spent two and a half weeks administering health care to people in eight different villages. The ongoing volunteer relief effort is organized by the International Medical Alliance of Tennessee, a philanthropic organization through which Bilodeau has been serving people in underserved communities all over the world for the last 15 years. From a clinic in Malden, to relief work after Hurricane …
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Bring expired or unwanted prescription drugs and any unneeded medical sharps to the Burlington Police Station this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The following is a press release from Lynn Sullivan of Lahey Clinic: On October 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Burlington Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your medications for disposal to the Burlington Police Department at 45 Center Street. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. In addition, this collection site will also provide safe sharp disposal sponsored by Lahey Clinic. Sharps must be delivered in a puncture proof container. Last April, Americans turned in 376,593 pounds—188 tons—of prescription drugs at nearly 5,400 …
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Dr. Susan Love, nationally renowned breast cancer advocate, physician and author, will be the keynote speaker at Lahey Clinic's talk "The Promising Future of Cancer Care," being held at the Burlington Marriott.
Editor's note: Burlington Patch has been notified by Lahey Clinic that the symposium discussed below has been filled. Dr. Susan Love, renowned breast cancer advocate, physician and author of "Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book," a book considered by many to be one of the quintessential works on breast cancer, will be speaking at a symposium being held by Lahey Clinic tomorrow. Love is participating in an afternoon-long discussion for cancer patients, their families and the public "The Promising Future of Cancer Care," that will run from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Burlington Marriott, 1 Burlington Mall Road. Dr. Love is also the president of the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation, a non-profit that works to fun breast cancer research and promote …
Monday, October 3, 2011
the English as a Working Language Program at Lahey Clinic has served over 500 immigrant employees.
The following is a release from the Massachusetts Immigration and Refugee Advocacy (MIRA) Coalition: "This should be on the front page of every paper," said Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray last weeek at a non-profit in Lynn crammed with almost a hundred state officials, business leaders, labor organizers, community workers, and immigrants. "This is a good news story: how business working cooperatively with government is creating opportunities to realize the American Dream." The Lieutenant Governor was speaking about the English Works Campaign, which had organized the gathering to honor 18 businesses that have partnered with government and the non-profit sector to offer their immigrant workers the chance to learn English. "Breaking the …
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Burlington resident for the past 44-years, Aenea Holland, regularly visits Lahey Clinic to sell her home-made angel crafts in support of the Sophia Gordon Cancer Center.
You would be hard pressed to find a better example of one person making a difference than Aenea Holland and her charity work for the Sophia Gordon Cancer Center out of Lahey Clinic. For the past few years, Holland has been setting up a table inside the main lobby of Lahey and selling her hand-made crafts, one-of-a-kind angel ribbons, to passersby. Thursday and Monday mornings, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., you can find Holland sitting diligently at her table, chatting with those at the clinic and continuing her one-woman fight against cancer. “I had to keep myself busy after retirement,” explained Holland. “I was making my angels for family and friends before all of this. Then, it just snowballed. It's overwhelming, the support I get.” “All of…
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
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