Sturdy Memorial Hospital Receives ‘A’ in Fall 2014 Hospital Safety Score

Sturdy Memorial Hospital LogoSturdy Memorial Hospital was honored with an “A” grade in The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2014 Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from errors, injuries, and infections.

“It’s an honor to be recognized by The Leapfrog Group,” says Dr. Bruce Auerbach, President & CEO of Sturdy. “Everyone in the organization—including physicians, nurses, other clinicians, ancillary and support staff, and the entire leadership team—is ever-mindful of ensuring safe, optimum-quality care for the people we serve.” Continue reading

Norwood Hospital Cancer Center at Foxboro Hosts Look Good…Feel Better Session

On Monday, November 17, 2014, Norwood Hospital Cancer Center at Foxboro will host an American Cancer Society sponsored Look Good…Feel Better session. Volunteer beauty professionals will teach female cancer patients beauty techniques to help restore their self-image during chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Women will learn about makeup techniques, skincare, nail care and options related to hair loss such as wigs, turbans and scarves. Each participant will receive a free cosmetics kit for use during and after the workshop.  Light refreshments will be provided. Continue reading

Norfolk County Chiefs, Local Leaders help DA Morrissey Kick Off Prescription Safety & Holiday Drunk Driving Prevention Campaigns at Patriot Place

Police Chiefs, Fire Chiefs and Prescription Drug Task Force members from across Norfolk County joined Norfolk District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey at Patriot Place today to launch two campaigns aimed at the two greatest causes of preventable death in Norfolk County – drunk driving and prescription drug abuse.Police Chiefs, Fire Chiefs and Prescription Drug Task Force members from across Norfolk County joined Norfolk District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey at Patriot Place today to launch two campaigns aimed at the two greatest causes of preventable death in Norfolk County – drunk driving and prescription drug abuse.

“We are losing more than a person a week to opiate overdose. Fifty-nine so far this year, even though we have a county-wide Narcan program,” District Attorney Morrissey said. “On average we have a person killed or seriously injured about every week in drunk driving crashes.”
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Winter Skate At Patriot Place Presented By Harvard Pilgrim Opens November 14

Winter Skate at Patriot PlaceRecreational skating surface returns to Patriot Place for a sixth season; Offers great way to mix fun and fitness through the winter months.

Outdoor ice skating, a time-honored tradition in New England, returns to Foxborough on Friday, Nov. 14, for the sixth season of Winter Skate at Patriot Place presented by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.

The popular and publicly-accessible ice skating venue provides ideal outdoor entertainment for all ages throughout the winter months. The 60-by-140-foot, professionally-maintained ice surface is specifically designed for recreational skating and features an observation deck for non-skaters. The surface is large enough to accommodate beginners and experts alike, hockey and private events.
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