Massachusetts Health Policy Commission Appoints Emerson Hospital’s President and CEO to Advisory Council
The Massachusetts Health Policy Commission (HPC) announced the members appointed for the 2019-2020 term of the HPC Advisory Council. Christine Schuster, RN, MBA, President and CEO of Emerson Hospital and longtime Sudbury resident, has been appointed as a new member. The Advisory Council provides an opportunity for open dialogue and engagement among a diverse group of health care industry stakeholders and policymakers and, in turn, helps inform the work of the HPC.
Emerson Hospital Names Christine Dixon as Executive Director of Home Care
Christine Dixon has joined Emerson Hospital as its new Executive Director of Home Care. Ms. Dixon is an accomplished health care executive with more than 25 years of experience. Most recently, she was Executive Director ACO, Population Health and Home Health and Hospice for Health Alliance Clinton Hospital. Prior to that she served as Chief Executive Officer of Visiting Nurse and Community Health in Arlington, Massachusetts.
Emerson’s Steinberg Wellness Center for Mind and Body Hosts Open House
Emerson Hospital invites the community to an Open House of its Steinberg Wellness Center for Mind and Body on Saturday, March 30 from 2 p.m. -5 p.m. at 310 Baker Avenue, Concord. A variety of free demonstrations and lectures on the latest wellness topics, including acupuncture, yoga, self-defense, muscular therapies, rolfing bodywork and tai chi will be offered. Participants who register for classes at the open house will receive a discount. Tours, raffles, giveaways and refreshments will be available.
At Year Three, Cantu Concussion Center Is Growing in Size and Impact
Advances in understanding and treating concussions, coupled with a growing staff of specialists and therapists, have helped the Dr. Robert C. Cantu Concussion Center lead the way in caring for patients.
Got Confusion? Memory Loss and How It Feels – March 20
Join Emerson Hospital’s Care Management team for a free educational program about dementia for families and caregivers on Wednesday, March 20 from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. at Emerson Hospital, Cheney Conference Room, 133 Old Road to Nine Acre Corner, Concord, MA. Mal Allard, CAEd and Founder of Their Real World, which offers Alzheimer’s and dementia education services, will explain the “why’s” of confusion, how to prevent increased confusion and how to embrace it as part of the journey.
Get to Know: Peter Barkin, MD
Dr. Peter Barkin is a pulmonologist and critical care specialist and the director of Emerson’s intensive care unit. He explains how the technological tools and multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses and specialists benefit patients at Emerson.
EmerSong – An A Cappella Festival on March 2 to Benefit Emerson Hospital Program to Aid Addiction Recovery
The Auxiliary of Emerson Hospital is pleased to present its third annual EmerSong – an A Cappella Festival on Saturday, March 2, from 7–10 p.m. at Kerem Shalom, 659 Elm Street in Concord. The event benefits Emerson's comprehensive inpatient and outpatient mental health and chemical dependency treatment services.
Screen Prints and Collages by Concord Artist Jean Carter Now on Display at Emerson Medical at Sudbury through Mid-April
As part of its focus on providing high-quality healthcare to the community, which includes creative arts to inspire wellness, Emerson Medical at Sudbury is continuing its Art Exhibit series. The latest exhibit features colorful screen prints and cut paper collage by Jean Carter, a Concord resident and artist.
Better Breathers Lecture on Lung Disease – February 21
Millions of people have lung disease, which can make it difficult to breathe. To help with treatment, the Better Breathers Club at Emerson Hospital, a support and information group for people with lung disease and their family and friends, is continuing its 2018-2019 lecture series. The next session will take place on Thursday, February 21st from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Freedom from Smoking Clinics Offered at Emerson Hospital
Quitting smoking is not as easy as it sounds. It often takes multiple attempts for people to quit and the most effective ways are with the support of others who are working to stop smoking too. Starting Monday, March 11 and continuing through April 22, Emerson Hospital will host a Freedom from Smoking® group clinic to help people learn how to overcome tobacco addictions and enjoy the benefits of better health, extra money and healthier relationships.