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.
Dr. Robin Schoenthaler, Radiation Oncologist, Honored as 2018 Physician Quality Champion
At Emerson Hospital’s annual Physician Recognition Dinner held recently, Robin Schoenthaler, MD, received the 2018 Physician Quality Champion Award. A radiation oncologist at Mass General Cancer Center at Emerson Hospital-Bethke since 1997, Dr. Schoenthaler has dedicated her career to improving the lives of her patients who have cancer.
Drop Off Box for Prescription Medications Now Available at Emerson Hospital
Thanks to a gift from the Auxiliary of Emerson Hospital, Emerson now has a MedSafe kiosk where anyone can safely drop off their unused or expired medications any time of day or night. The box is located in the hallway of Emerson’s Emergency Department, located at 133 Old Road to Nine Acre Corner, Concord. MedSafe safely disposes of the medications so they will not harm the environment. Dropping off unused prescriptions will help ensure a safe community. Pictured left to right: Christine Schuster, President and CEO, Emerson Hospital, Deb Van Walsum, President, Auxiliary, and Christine McLellan, Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator, Emerson Hospital.
Babies Born at Emerson Hospital Go Home with New Sleep Sacks
Babies born at Emerson Hospital will now be going home with new sleep sacks thanks to a gift from the Auxiliary of Emerson Hospital. Sleep sacks have been proven to be safe for sleeping babies and reduce hip dysplasia in infants, a condition where the baby’s hip joint is dislocated, which can result in a limp and pain during movement.
Dr. Barrett Kitch, MD, MPH Named Chief Medical Officer and Senior VP Of Clinical Affairs
Barrett Kitch, MD, MPH, was named Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President of Clinical Affairs at Emerson Hospital. In this role, Dr. Kitch is responsible for the oversight and functions of Emerson’s Departments of Quality and Patient Safety, Care Management and Adult and Pediatric Hospitalist Services, effective immediately. In addition, Emerson’s medical and surgical Department Chairs and Service Chiefs report to Dr. Kitch.