New Physician Joins Concord Gastroenterology Associates
John Dowd, DO, recently joined Concord Gastroenterology Associates and is accepting new patients at 131 Old Road to Nine Acre Corner in the John Cuming Building of Emerson Hospital, Suite 650 in Concord. He is board-certified in gastroenterology.
Steinberg Wellness Center offers classes for chronic conditions
People with certain chronic conditions can find several classes catering to their specific needs. Whether you seek relief from pain, want to build strength and flexibility, or are working to regain your health, the Steinberg Wellness Center for Mind and Body has a class for you.
New Pediatrician Joins Pediatrics West
Behzad Goharfar, MD, FAAP, recently joined Pediatrics West and is accepting new pediatric patients at 10 Pierce Avenue, Fitchburg. He is board-certified in pediatrics.
New Physician Joins Emerson Primary Care of Bedford
Russell Zide, MD, FSVM, recently joined Emerson Primary Care of Bedford and is accepting new adult patients at 55 North Road, Suite 120 in Bedford. He is board-certified in internal medicine and vascular medicine.
New Pediatrician Joins Acton Medical
Jasmin Darling, MD recently joined Acton Medical Associates and is accepting new pediatric patients at 321 Main Street, Acton. She is board-eligible in pediatrics.
Emerson Hospital Awarded A Grade for Excellence in Patient Safety
Emerson Hospital has again been honored with an “A” Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. Emerson has now earned twelve consecutive As for Safety since 2013. The results are available to the public and are designed to give consumers information they can use to protect themselves and their families when facing a hospital stay.
30th Annual Tree of Lights - December 3
The community is invited to celebrate the season at the 30th annual Tree of Lights event at Emerson Hospital.
Vaping Use Doubles, While Sleep Decreases Among High School Students Based on Emerson Hospital’s Youth Risk Behavior Survey
Vaping among youth in area public schools has doubled since 2016, according to the results of the 2018 Emerson Hospital Youth Risk Behavior Survey, the largest public school student behavior survey in Massachusetts. In the 2016 survey, 10% of students reported they had vaped. In 2018, that number doubled to 20% of students. The most common substances that youth in grades 6 through 12 report vaping are flavored nicotine and marijuana – both highly addictive substances.
Emerson Hospital Receives Achievement Awards for its Care of Stroke Patients
The American Heart Association / American Stroke Association honored Emerson Hospital recently for its excellence in treating stroke patients. Emerson earned the Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award and was named to the Target: Stroke Honor Roll.
Dementia Education Program for the Community
Join Emerson's Care Management team for a free educational program about dementia for families and caregivers on Wednesday, November 28 from 6 – 7 p.m. at Emerson Hospital, Cheney Conference Room, 133 Old Road to Nine Acre Corner, Concord, MA. The interactive presentation will cover the general behaviors, emotions and challenges that may be expected when a loved one has various stages of dementia, and ways to cope. For more information or to RSVP, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 978-287-3170.