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Emerson Hospital and PARTNERS+simons earn top honors for Web work

PARTNERS+simons and Emerson Hospital announced that their Web site for the regional medical center earned a top prize at the 15th Annual MITX Interactive Awards, taking home the “Best User Experience” award.  Read More


Photographer shares talent in exhibition at Emerson Hospital

As a native New Englander and resident of Groton, Mass., Robert Bicknell has had a lifelong love of both photography and the outdoors. His photography is on display at Emerson Hospital from December 15, 2010, through February 15, 2011.  Read More


Winifred Bush makes generous gift to support Emerson Hospital

Winifred Bush recently made a generous gift to support Emerson Hospital’s fundraising initiative aimed at enhancing care at the Bethke Cancer Center. Mrs. Bush’s gift of $200,000 specifically supports the installation of a new linear accelerator—technology used to provide radiation treatment—and related improvements in radiation oncology.  Read More


Emerson Hospital Auxiliary and Thoreau Club “3G—A Family Adventure” program a success

The Emerson Hospital Auxiliary and the Thoreau Club recently teamed together to create a new program called “3G—a Family Adventure.” The program was named “3G” to stand for its three primary purposes: Get your family moving; Give to Emerson Hospital cancer care, and feel Great.  Read More


Concord artist shares talent at Emerson Hospital

Patients and visitors at Emerson Hospital can view local talent in the current exhibition of art in the hospital’s main hallway. On display will be paintings by Lindsey Brown, a Concord resident since 1964, who attended Concord Public Schools and graduated from Concord-Carlisle High School in 1975. From December 17, 2010, through February 14, 2011, his paintings will be displayed at Emerson Hospital in an art show sponsored by the Emerson Hospital Auxiliary.  Read More


Emerson Hospital to kick off holiday season with annual Tree of Lights on December 6

The Emerson Hospital Auxiliary will hold its annual Tree of Lights ceremony on Monday, December 6, at 4:30 pm. Members of the community are invited to join Emerson staff and patients for a brief program in the North Assembly Room at the hospital, followed by the tree lighting in front of the White House. A reception of light refreshments will follow in the North Assembly Room. Read More


Verrill Farm Harvest Festival raises $12,000 for Emerson Hospital pediatrics

The Verrill Farm Harvest Festival to benefit Emerson pediatric care recently raised $12,000 to benefit coping kits, which are distributed by Emerson Hospital’s pediatric intervention team. The kits are colorful bags of therapeutic toys given to children who enter the hospital through the emergency department or upon admission to the pediatric unit.  Read More


Emerson Hospital cardiac rehabilitation offers prevention program

Emerson Hospital’s cardiac rehabilitation program will offer a 12-week prevention course for cardiac metabolic syndrome. The program is designed for people at risk for heart disease or type II diabetes. “We want to aggressively treat people before they have an ‘event’ – a heart attack, bypass surgery or a stent,” said Ginny Dow, RN, BSN, BC, manager of the cardiac rehabilitation program.  Read More


Emerson Hospital hosts The Happiest Baby on the Block™ class

Are you ready to be a parent? Learn an extraordinary approach to calm your baby. New and expectant parents will learn step-by-step how to help their baby sleep longer and how to soothe even the fussiest baby in minutes.  Read More


Latest Emerson Hospital Youth Risk Behavior Survey provides data on local adolescent risk behaviors

The 2010 Emerson Hospital Youth Risk Behavior Survey, administered to 8,597 area students in grades 6, 8, and 9-12 in seven local school districts, reveals new statistics about adolescent risk behavior patterns. Topical and timely data are now available related to driving and cell phone usage, bullying trends, and sexual behavior, among other risk behaviors analyzed in the survey.  Read More


Shonda Schilling shares family’s journey with Asperger’s at Emerson Hospital Auxiliary annual meeting

The Emerson Hospital Auxiliary recently hosted its 86th annual meeting and luncheon at the Nashawtuc Country Club. Anne Lehmann, Auxiliary president, convened the business portion of the meeting, welcoming members and guests and thanking them for their ongoing support. Read More


Scott Paparello, DO, Receives Physician Quality Champion Award

Scott Paparello, DO, infectious disease specialist and hospital epidemiologist at Emerson, was presented with the first annual Physician Quality Champion Award, which recognizes physicians who exhibit leadership and a “patient first” ethic and serve as a clinical resource.  Read More


Emerson's surgical weight loss program receives Level 1A accreditation from American College of Surgeons

Emerson Hospital recently has been accredited as a Level 1A facility by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Bariatric Surgery Center Network Accreditation Program. This important designation means that Emerson has demonstrated a strong commitment to providing the highest-quality care to its weight loss surgery patients. Now that it a Level 1A facility, the Surgical Weight Loss Center can accept all qualified patients. Read More


Primary care physician joins Sudbury practice

Dr. Sid Pani recently joined the internal medicine service at Emerson Hospital. Board-certified in internal medicine, Dr. Pani joins the practice of Drs. Paula Jo Carbone and Irina Bogorad at Emerson Medical at Sudbury (490 Boston Post Road). Read More


Destination happiness: One woman's journey with surgical weight loss

By age 50, Fitchburg resident Linda Johnson was 90 pounds overweight. Her health stats were equally grim: in addition to battling obesity, she also struggled with diabetes, high cholesterol, and hypertension.  Read More


Verrill Farm to hold Harvest Festival to benefit Emerson Hospital pediatric unit

The Verrill Farm Harvest Festival to benefit Emerson Pediatric Care will take place on Saturday, October 16, 2010, from noon to 4:00 p.m. Proceeds from this festival will benefit coping kits distributed by Emerson Hospital’s pediatric intervention team. The kits are colorful bags of therapeutic toys given to children who enter the hospital through the emergency department or upon admission to the pediatric unit.  Read More


Shonda Schilling to be featured speaker at Emerson Hospital Auxiliary annual meeting

Shonda Schilling will be the keynote speaker at the annual meeting of the Emerson Hospital Auxiliary. Shonda is the wife of retired Boston Red Sox All-Star pitcher Curt Schilling. Read More


Emerson Hospital hosts free sports injury symposium on September 23

Emerson Hospital will host a sports injury symposium titled “Sports-Related Injuries: What You Need to Know about Concussions, ACL Injuries, and Sudden Cardiac Death Syndrome.” The free symposium will take place on Thursday, September 23, at 7:00 pm at Concord-Carlisle High School (500 Walden Street).  Read More


Emerson Hospital launches new Web site, enhances user experience

Emerson Hospital recently launched a brand new Web site (www.emersonhospital.org), which was designed and delivered on time and on budget by PARTNERS+simons, a Boston-based brand communications company, in partnership with Emerson.  Read More


Primary care physician to begin seeing patients at new Emerson facility

Dr. Seema Gupta recently joined the internal medicine service at Emerson Hospital. Board-certified in internal medicine, Dr. Gupta will see patients at a new facility, Emerson Medical at Bedford. The facility opens this fall on North Road and will house Bedford Health Associates, Dr. Gupta’s new adult internal medicine practice, on the first floor.  Read More


The Thoreau Club and the Emerson Hospital Auxiliary launch program to support wellness in the community

The Thoreau Club and the Emerson Hospital Auxiliary have teamed together to create a new program called “3G—A Family Adventure.” The program has three primary purposes—Get your family moving, Give to Emerson Hospital’s Bethke Cancer Center, and feel Great. Read More


Emerson nurse receives MVP award

Jennifer Castellano, RN, recently received Emerson’s “Most Valuable People” award. The award is part of Emerson Hospital’s reward and recognition program, which honors staff for superior job performance. Read More


New class offered this fall at Emerson’s Birthing Center

The natural childbirth class views childbirth as a natural and normal process. The class is ideal for the expectant mom and her labor coach who wish to learn about the multiple natural coping techniques for an un-medicated birth. Read More


Free diabetes discussion group offered on August 20

Emerson Hospital will offer a free diabetes discussion group meeting at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, August 20. Meetings take place in the conference room on the first floor of Emerson’s Center for Specialty Care, located less than a mile from the hospital on Baker Avenue.  Read More


Concord piano teacher shares artistic talent in Emerson Hospital exhibition

Linda Grom is an accomplished piano teacher in Concord, where she has lived with her family for many years. During a career as a music educator, she began to compose music. Several of her works were published, including choral works set to poems of Ralph Waldo Emerson.  Read More


Dietitian, counselor receive MVP award

Dietitian Mayra Seyfarth and Tom Feight, a counselor, recently received the “Most Valuable People” award. The award is part of Emerson Hospital’s reward and recognition program, which honors staff for superior job performance.  Read More


Engineer showcases passion for photography at Emerson Hospital

Dan Stone is living proof that left-brained, highly analytical people can also be creative and artistic. Stone is a software engineer with a passion for photography, hiking, and travel. Often, these three pursuits are combined, although much of his photographic work, particularly in black and white, has been done close to his home in Lexington. Read More


Emerson Hospital Auxiliary event “blooms” with success

The Emerson Hospital Auxiliary recently held their “Reflections in Bloom” event, which was hosted by Larry and Kimberly Powers of the Powers Gallery—a distinctive art resource  Read More


Emerson CNO president-elect of Massachusetts Organization of Nurse Executives

At the Annual Meeting of the Massachusetts Organization of Nurse Executives, Kevin Whitney, RN, MA, NEA-BC, became the President-Elect of the Massachusetts Organization of Nurse Executives (MONE). Whitney has been a member of MONE since 2002 and has served on the Board as the Metro-West Regional Representative and as Secretary and chair of the By-laws Committee. He is the Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer at Emerson Hospital in Concord, Mass. Kevin will succeed President Elaine Bridge for the 2011-2012 fiscal year. Read More


Emerson’s Center for Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine earns “Center of Distinction” recognition

Emerson Hospital’s Center for Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine recently received the Center of Distinction award in recognition of its high patient satisfaction rates, exceptional healing results, and outstanding clinical outcomes over the past twelve months. This prestigious honor was awarded by the Center's partner in wound healing, Diversified Clinical Services (DCS), the nation's leading wound care management company. Read More


Emerson Hospital Run-Walk for Cancer a runaway success

The Emerson Hospital Auxiliary recently held its tenth annual 5K Run-Walk for Cancer and inaugural Cancer Survivorship Celebration. The event, jointly sponsored by the Emerson Hospital Auxiliary and The Thoreau Club, drew 450 people and raised more than $20,000. Anne Lehmann, president of the Emerson Hospital Auxiliary, and Faith Pulis, president and CEO of The Thoreau Club, co-chaired the event. Read More


Emerson Hospital displays handmade quilts

Starting June 15, visitors to Emerson Hospital will have an opportunity to view quilts that are handmade by participants in the Emerson Hospital Auxiliary’s Comfort Quilts gift program. The exhibit will showcase—for the first time—the artistic ability of the quilters. The exhibit will be on display in the main hallway of the hospital. Visitors to the hospital may purchase the quilts, and 25% of the sale price goes to the hospital. Read More


Bedford photographer’s love of nature showcased at Emerson Hospital art exhibit

Bedford resident Michael Milicia’s photographs of birds will be displayed in the main hallway of Emerson Hospital from June 15 to August 15. Read More


Emerson Hospital diabetes education program receives grant to enhance patient education

Emerson Hospital’s diabetes education program recently earned a three-year grant from Partners Community HealthCare, Inc. that will allow them to set up a mock grocery store at their outpatient location and will also provide funding for a therapist to offer group therapy twice per month.  Read More


Emerson partners with Carleton-Willard to support area seniors

Emerson Hospital recently entered into an agreement with Carleton-Willard At Home to provide support to seniors living in Concord and several surrounding towns. The two organizations will be working together to enable residents to live safely, comfortably, and conveniently in their own homes.  Read More


Pain treatment options to be discussed at Lincoln Council on Aging

Dr. Alexios Carayannopoulos, a Lahey Clinic interventional physiatrist who practices at Emerson Hospital, will present a lecture on pain management at the Lincoln Council on Aging (15 Bedford Road) on Thursday, May 20, at 10:30 am. Read More


Auxiliary’s 5k benefit for cancer and cancer survivorship celebration set for June 5

Emerson Hospital will hold its annual 5K (3.1 miles) Run-Walk for Cancer and inaugural Cancer Survivorship Celebration on Saturday, June 5, 2010, starting at 10:00 am at The Thoreau Club field (275 Forest Ridge Road, Concord). The event is jointly sponsored by the Emerson Hospital Auxiliary and the Thoreau Club. Anne Lehmann, president of the Emerson Auxiliary, and Faith Pulis, CEO of The Thoreau Club, are co-chairing the event. Read More


Emerson Hospital Auxiliary Reflections in Bloom art and flower show set for May 22

On Saturday, May 22, 2010, the Emerson Hospital Auxiliary will host its “Reflections in Bloom” event. The event will be held from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Powers Gallery, a restored antique residence and carriage house located at 144 Great Road in Acton. Read More


Emerson Hospital Auxiliary hosts 34th annual Pops concert

The Emerson Hospital Auxiliary hosted its 34th Annual spring Pops concert at the Walden Performing Arts Center in Concord. The evening included “Swing into Spring” pieces led by music director and conductor James O’Dell, who kicked off his second season with the Concord Band by welcoming returning jazz vocalist Amanda Carr. Carr performed several new arrangements prepared for her by music director emeritus Dr. William McManus. Also, Concord’s Chuck Honneman of the Concord Players reprised the role of recite in movements from Façade by William Walton. Read More


Operating room assistant earns MVP award

Chelmsford resident Michael Morrill (at right), operating room assistant at Emerson Hospital, recently received the "Most Valuable People" (MVP) award. The award is part of Emerson Hospital's reward and recognition program, which honors staff for superior job performance. Read More


Christine C. Schuster, RN, MBA, Recognized as Grassroots Champion

Burlington, Mass. – The American Hospital Association (AHA), in partnership with the Massachusetts Hospital Association (MHA), today awarded Christine C. Schuster, RN, MBA, President and Chief Executive Officer of Emerson Hospital, with the American Hospital Association Grassroots Champion Award. As a 2010 Grassroots Champion. Ms. Schuster is being recognized for her exceptional leadership in generating grassroots and community activity in support of a hospital’s mission. Read More


Emerson Hospital Transitional Care Unit achieves deficiency-free survey

Emerson Hospital's Rehabilitation and Transitional Care Unit (TCU) recently achieved a 100% deficiency-free Department of Public Health (DPH) survey following a two-day unannounced survey. “This is a tremendous accomplishment and a testament to the highly-skilled staff providing care in our Transitional Care Unit," said Christine Schuster, Emerson Hospital president and CEO.  Read More


Area children donate to Bethke Cancer Center

Camille Sawosik of Littleton (third from right, back row, gray sweatshirt) and friends recently prepared Care and Comfort for Cancer boxes for chemotherapy patients at Emerson Hospital’s Bethke Cancer Center. Each box is a unique piece of art filled with puzzles, hand lotions, socks to warm patients’ feet, gift cards, candy, and a personal letter of hope and inspiration. Read More


Compassionate Care Award honors Emerson Hospital nurse and occupational therapist

Littleton resident Marilyn Converse, RN, a pain resource nurse, and Maynard resident Patricia White, an occupa tional therapist, were recently recognized for their compassionate care. They were honored at an award ceremony for the Terry Croteau Compassionate Care Award, named after an Emerson Hospital employee who lost her battle with breast cancer. The concept for the award grew out of Emerson’s involvement in the Kenneth B. Schwartz Center, a non-profit foundation dedicated to promot ing compassionate care in medicine. All Emerson employees involved in the care of patients and their families are eligible for the award. At the award ceremony, members of the hospital community gathered to honor the recipients’ empathetic caregiving. Read More


Quarterly meeting fosters continued partnership in care transitions

Emerson Hospital recently hosted a meeting, part of a larger initiative to improve care transitions, for community partners representing skilled nursing facilities, care management, and Councils on Aging, among other organizations. The goal of the meeting, titled “Care Transitions – Building Collaborative Partners,” was to develop standards for care transitions as patients transfer from the hospital to home or to further rehabilitation. Read More


Primary care physician now seeing patients at Emerson Medical at Sudbury

Primary care physician Lei Jiang, MD, recently joined the medical staff at Emerson Hospital and the practice of Concord Hillside Medical Associates.  Read More


Kramer OB/GYN now seeing patients in Harvard

Kramer OB/GYN is now seeing patients in Harvard at 233 Ayer Road, suite 5. The physicians in the practice, Drs. Rachel Kramer, Timothy Hale, and Michele Tantillo Sinopoli, specialize in obstetrics (including high-risk obstetrics), minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, and treatment of female urinary continence. They also see patients in Concord and Acton.  Read More


H1N1 Flu Clinic on January 12, 2010

The Town of Concord Health Division in partnership with Emerson Hospital Home Care will offer an H1N1 (swine) flu vaccination clinic. The clinic will take place on Tuesday, January 12, 2010 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Concord-Carlisle High School cafeteria, located at 500 Walden Street in Concord.  Read More