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Vaping: What a Mom and ED Doc Needs You to Know

11/18/2019

With vaping in the news recently, we asked Dr. Deborah Greene, an emergency department physician at Emerson, about vaping and her recommendations on how to help someone quit. Listen to her advice in this Health Works Here podcast.

How A Simple Screening Saved Paul’s Life

11/13/2019

A simple lung screening saved Paul Carter’s life. Four years ago, when Paul was 61, Dr. James Cohen, his primary care physician at Westford Internal Medicine, recommended he receive an annual LDCT (Low Dose CT) test – a lung CT scan that takes a detailed picture of the lungs to detect cancer at its earliest, most treatable stage. Paul was a smoker for 45 years but he had no symptoms of lung cancer or other diseases.
 

Emerson Named #8 on Boston Globe 2019 100 Women-Led Organizations in Massachusetts

11/8/2019

Emerson Hospital’s President and CEO Christine Schuster, was honored to represent the hospital at an event recently to celebrate the Boston Globe 2019 Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts. Emerson was #8 on the Globe’s Top 100 Women-Led Businesses list. Ms. Schuster joined Emerson in 2005 and has over 30 years of health care experience. During her tenure at Emerson, she has led the hospital’s growth in many areas, including the expansion of surgical services, creating urgent care centers in Hudson and Littleton, and new programs including the Dr. Robert C. Cantu Concussion Center and Emerson’s Scoliosis program in Westford. Emerson Hospital is one of the few remaining independent community hospitals in Massachusetts.
 

After Terrifying Ski Accident, Laura Celebrates Recovery with Family Safari

11/6/2019

After suffering a skiing accident, Laura needed several surgeries to repair her tibia plateau. So in order to return to her active lifestyle, she turned to experts with our Clough Sports Medicine & Performance program.

Coping with the Holidays – For those who have experienced the death of a loved one

10/24/2019

The holiday season can be a stressful time for people who have experienced a significant loss. Care Dimensions and Emerson Hospital are hosting a workshop on Thursday, November 14 from 3:00 - 4:30 pm at Emerson Hospital’s Cheney Conference Room, 133 Old Road to Nine Acre Corner, Concord, to discuss ways to cope with the holiday season.

Reverse Shoulder Surgery Has Evolved

10/16/2019

Treating a torn rotator cuff early is crucial to avoiding greater damage and pain down the road. But when the pain become unbearable or the condition worsens, reverse shoulder surgery can be the right option.

Emerson Hospital’s CEO Recognized as Progressive Leader Who Raises the Bar on Health Care

10/16/2019

Emerson Hospital President and CEO Christine Schuster was recognized as a “Progressive Leader Who Raises the Bar on Health Care” by the Women’s Choice Award. She is the only hospital CEO in Massachusetts who received this recognition.
 
 

Benjamin Tillinger, MD, Honored with Partners Leadership Award

10/11/2019

Benjamin Tillinger, MD, a cardiologist with Emerson Cardiovascular Associates, was honored recently with the Leadership Award for Excellence in Specialty Collaboration at the Partners Primary Care Leadership Summit. The award recognizes his leadership in improving coordinated patient care through enhanced communications among physicians. According to his award nomination, “Dr. Tillinger is a patient-centered strategic thinker and a true leader in every initiative he manages. He is an invaluable asset to the Emerson Physician Hospital Organization.”
 

Decision Made – To Finally Lose Weight

9/16/2019

“I could hear the passion in her voice for helping people. I thought ‘that’s my doctor,’” says Steve Fales, referring to Laura Doyon, MD, who he turned to for bariatric surgery. More than a year later, his weight is down, his energy levels are up, and he exercises regularly.

The Doctor Is In: Sunita Hanjura, MD, on Dementia

9/6/2019

Sunita Hanjura, MD, of Emerson Primary Care of Bedford explains the different methods for diagnosing, treating and coping with dementia.

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