Sturdy Memorial Hospital Earns Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®

Top Performers on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission
Top Performers on Key Quality Measures®

Sturdy Memorial Hospital has been named one of the nation’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. Sturdy was recognized as part of The Joint Commission’s 2014 annual report “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Pneumonia, and Surgical Care. Sturdy is one of 1,224 hospitals in the United States to achieve the 2013 Top Performer distinction. The Top Performer program recognizes hospitals for improving performance on evidence-based interventions that increase the chances of healthy outcomes for patients with certain conditions.

This is the third consecutive year that Sturdy has earned this distinction. Moreover, Sturdy is one of only of 314 hospitals to achieve the Top Performerdistinction for the past three consecutive years. Continue reading

Watch Local Veterans’ Oral History

In honor of Veterans Day, Foxboro Cable Access has scheduled a series of programs on the Government Channel that feature interviews with Foxborough Veterans who served in World War II and more recently. Some of the programs were taped about ten years ago as part of collaboration between the Foxboro Senior Center and the FHS Communication Arts class under the direction of Mrs. Paula Pedroli. Others were taped more recently by local producer Neil Kaiser. All of them were sent on to the Library of Congress to be included in the Veterans’ Oral History Project that is an ongoing effort to document the stories and experiences of veterans nationwide.

The programs will be shown over the next week on The Government Channel (Comcast 22 / Verizon 38). The complete schedule with detailed times and dates are listed on the FCA website: www.fcatv.org . For additional information on this programming or to learn more about other FCA activities and training which is offered at no charge to town residents, please contact FCA Executive Director Michael Webber at 508-543-4757.

New England Patriots Celebrate Special Needs Volunteerism with Flag Football Event at Hockomock Area YMCA in Foxborough

The New England Patriots Charitable Foundation and Patriots safety Devin McCourty celebrated the chance to bring football to the local special needs community on Monday, Nov. 10, with a flag football event as part of the Foundation’s ongoing Celebrate Volunteerism initiative.

Smiles could be seen from every corner of the gymnasium inside the Invensys Foxboro branch of the Hockomock Area YMCA on Monday, Nov. 10, as the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation (NEPCF) and Patriots defensive captain Devin McCourty participated in a series of flag football drills and a game of capture the flag with members of the YMCA’s Integration Initiative program. Continue reading

Foxborough High School Open House Nov. 24-25th

Screen Shot 2014-11-12 at 11.30.44 AMFoxborough High School will hold an open house for parent/teacher conferences on:

November 24th and November 25th
5:00PM – 7:00PM

Parents will be able to schedule 5 minute meetings with their student’s teachers in their classrooms.

Beginning Friday, November 7th at 9:00 AM, the following link will allow access to this scheduling program.

Please visit: http://www.ptcfast.com/schools/Foxborough_High_School to schedule an appointment for a conference on November 24th and 25th.

Rec the Halls — Start Your Holiday Shopping with Foxboro Recreation

Friday, Nov 14th (6:00 – 9:00 pm)
CRRA – 68 Mill Street
organized by Foxboro Recreation

Stop by and shop some great vendors and start your holiday shopping.

Several new “Foxboro” items such as water bottles, lanyards and totes. Jewelry, scarves, and so much more! Door prizes and complimentary appetizers!

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