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Hallmark Health System recognized with prestigious Magnet® recognition Wednesday, April 23 2014
Hallmark Health System, which includes Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford and Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, has achieved Magnet® recognition as a reflection of its nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care. Only eight hospitals in the state, and less than 7 percent of hospitals in the United States, have Magnet recognition. Hallmark Health System is the only system in New England to receive this recognition. “I am very proud that our organization has received Magnet recognition,” said Michael V. Sack, president and chief executive officer of Hallmark Health System....
Dr. Harnett honored by Massachusetts Psychiatric Society Monday, April 21 2014
David Harnett, MD, System Medical Director of Behavioral Health Services of Hallmark Health was recently recognized by the Massachusetts Psychiatric Society with a Presidential Award in recognition of his dedication and service. Dr. Harnett was recognized for his longstanding service as Chair of the Geriatric Psychiatry Committee of the Massachusetts Psychiatric Society. In this role he has provided expert testimony at the State House, mentored members in training, and helped educate the community on the mental health needs of older adults. Dr. Harnett recently launched a new service, The...
Stride for Healthy Communities walk set for June 7 Friday, April 18 2014
Join Hallmark Health System on Saturday, June 7 at Lake Quannapowitt in Wakefield for the Stride for Healthy Communities walk. This year’s event will benefit cancer care, cardiology programs, emergency services and the North Suburban Child and Family Resource Network. Participants of all ages are encouraged to register for the event, which includes a 3-mile walk around beautiful Lake Quannapowitt, music, food, family activities, giveaways, health information and more. In previous years more than 300 walkers and supporters came out to join in the day’s festivities. More than a dozen...
Hallmark Health System Center for Weight Management and Weight Loss Surgery accredited as Center of Excellence Friday, April 04 2014
The Hallmark Health System Center for Weight Management and Weight Loss Surgery has been accredited as an American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence. Furthermore, the ASMBS and American College of Surgeons (ACS) have given the bariatric program at Hallmark Health System’s Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford full accreditation in the new, unified Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP).This designation is reserved for bariatric surgery programs that have demonstrated history of...

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