Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Carol Carignan is honored by Sturdy Hospital for 45 years of service.
Wednesday, May 8
Sturdy Memorial Hospital recently recognized 250 employees for a combined total of 3,195 years of service at the annual awards dinner held recently at the Holiday Inn located in Mansfield. Top honors went to Carol Carignan, who was honored for 45 years of service. A complete listing of honored employees follows: 45 Year Award: Carol Carignan. 35 Year Award: Linda Billman, Leona Bizier, Kimberly Cavalieri, Catherine Cottuli, Susan Dolan, Kevin Dyer, Stephen Hanley, Lillian Pospisil, Bruce Provencal, William Roberts, Susan Rounds, and Elise Servant. 30 Year Award: Melanie Almond, Ellen Gilbert, Karen Langille, Deborah Lima, Karin Nerney, and Kristen Williams. 25 Year Award: Bruce Auerbach, MD, Susan Bourque, Lynne Buswell, Judith Byrne, …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Tournament to benefit Sturdy Memorial Hospital.
The 17th annual Ralph P. Schlenker Golf Tournament, to benefit Sturdy Memorial Hospital, is planned for Monday, May 20. The golf tournament is named in recognition of Mr. Schlenker’s contributions to the Sturdy Memorial organization. This 18-hole, scramble format tournament is held on two courses – the Foxborough Country Club and the Norton Country Club – to accommodate the large number of golfers participating. The tournament begins with lunch at 12 p.m., then progresses to a 1 p.m. shotgun start. The day concludes with a cocktail hour, dinner, and awards presentation at 6:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Mansfield. Individual players (men and women) may participate for a donation of $300, which includes entry into the tournament, players’ gift…
Saturday, April 6, 2013
James Sicard, the husband of Norton Town Clerk Danielle Sicard, is being held without bail after allegedly tried to kill his wife Thursday.
The husband of Norton town clerk Danielle Sicard is being held without bail after he allegedly tried to kill her Thursday morning, according to the Bristol County District Attorney's office. CBS-Boston is reporting James Sicard, 44, allegedly told his wife, Danielle that he was going to perform a relaxation technique before violently twisting her head. According to police in the CBS-Boston report, Danielle Sicard suffered bruises on her neck and face and received treatment at Sturdy Memorial Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Kelly Valequett named A Caring Employee of Sturdy.
Thursday, March 21
Kelly Valequett, a Norton resident, has been selected as A.C.E.S. (A Caring Employee of Sturdy) for the month of March. In nominating comments, one coworker said, “Kelly is consistently helpful to staff and patients. She helps out with answering the phones if others are busy and checks in with people to see where she can help. Kelly greets everyone with a genuine smile and provides excellent customer service. She exemplifies the best qualities that define Sturdy.” Kelly’s coworkers have also noticed that patients ask for her by name. “She assists patients beyond expectations, providing maximum information, guidance, and follow-up every day. She always anticipates the needs and concerns of our patients and their families. Kelly has a …
Monday, March 11, 2013
Diabetes Alert Day Tuesday, March 26.
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Monday, March 11
Wound Management Services (WMS) at Sturdy Memorial Hospital recognizes the 25th annual American Diabetes Alert Day Tuesday, March 26. Sponsored by the American Diabetes Association (ADA), the purpose of Diabetes Alert Day is to awaken the American public about the seriousness of the disease. Nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes, but seven million of those are not aware of their condition. Early diagnosis is critical for successful treatment and postponing or preventing its related complications such as heart and kidney disease, blindness, and amputation. Chronic, nonhealing wounds, particularly in the feet, are more probable in diabetics than in nondiabetics for a number of reasons, including nerve damage and poor circulation. Wound …
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Michael Thursby, DO named president.
Saturday, March 9
Sturdy Memorial Hospital recently announced its 2013 medical staff officers and department/section chiefs. Sturdy Memorial’s 2013 medical staff officers are: President: Michael Thursby, DO Vice president: Steven Frank, DO Secretary/treasurer: Jonathan Shapiro, MD Immediate past president: Mark Young, MD Sturdy Memorial’s 2013 department/section chiefs are: Ambulatory care/emergency medicine: Brian Kelly, MD Anesthesia: Mark Lebovits, MD Family medicine: Steven Frank, DO Imaging: Kenneth Kaplan, MD Medicine: Glenn Tucker, MD Hospitalists: Tzvi Bluestone, MD Obstetrics/gynecology: Lawrence Greb, MD Orthopedics: J. Jeffrey Poggi, MD Pathology: Richard Smith…
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Winner will get cash prize.
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Tuesday, March 5
In conjunction with National Volunteer Week, April 21 through April 27, Sturdy Memorial Hospital is holding an essay contest. Rockland Trust is the official sponsor of this year’s contest and the entries will be judged by the Greater Attleboro Women of Today and the Women at Work Museum. The essay contest is open to area students in grades 6 through 12. This year’s theme is “Volunteers – making a difference in the lives of others." Essays will be judged on originality, clarity of thought and writing skills. Essays need to be typed, doubled-spaced and not more than 500 words. All entries must be received by March 29. Winners will receive cash prizes donated by Rockland Trust. The first-place winners will be asked to read their winning …
Monday, February 25, 2013
Watch for these warning signs of a stroke.
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Monday, February 25
Sturdy Memorial Hospital, a Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) designated primary stroke service provider, urges the public to learn the signs and symptoms of stroke and to call 9-1-1 immediately if they think someone is having a stroke. Alerting 9-1-1 operators, first responders, and emergency room personnel that stroke symptoms are present is crucial. Early recognition and intervention of stroke is vital as it could be the difference between life and death. Act F.A.S.T. if you think someone may be having a stroke. You could save a life by using the following as a guide: Face. Ask the person to smile. A stroke can cause one side of the face to droop. Abrupt dimming of vision or a sudden, severe headache without a known …
Friday, February 22, 2013
Lists of physicians accepting patients available.
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Friday, February 22
For people who are new to the area or need a new physician, Sturdy Memorial Hospital offers a free physician referral service. Over 150 physicians, including OB/GYNs, internists and family practitioners, are on the active staff at Sturdy Memorial Hospital. In addition, there are also many specialists affiliated with the Hospital. By calling 508-236-8500, a representative can assist you in finding an appropriate physician for your needs, keeping in mind your insurance specifications. You may also request a list of hospital affiliated physicians accepting patients. Sturdy Memorial Hospital is a full-service, not-for-profit acute care community hospital which serves southeastern Massachusetts and nearby Rhode Island.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Twenty Norton residents recognized for contributions.
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Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Sturdy Memorial Hospital recently honored 139 senior volunteers and 83 student interns, some from Norton, for their contributions to the Hospital and Sturdy Memorial Associates practices during fiscal year 2012. A total of 914 volunteers and students gave 63,751 hours during the year in various patient and non-patient service areas. Senior volunteers from Norton honored were: Certificate of Service Maya Ambroise, Rita Boucher, Claire Boyle, Pat DeCosta, Kacie Fox, Megan Leroux, Hilary Little, Jordan Pike and Austin Shute. 100 Hour Pin Marcia Casey, Deborah Hunter, Robin Kelly and William Spellissy. 500 Hour Pin Jean Falke and Michael Mangion. 1,000 Hour Pin Irene Boivin and Matthew Cannata Jr. 3,000 Hour Pin Joan Casper Interns who …