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AdCare names director of nursing.

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Judith R. Lucier has been promoted to director of nursing at AdCare Hospital in Worcester. Ms. Lucier joined AdCare as a per diem licensed practical nurse in 2000 and has served as nursing supervisor since 2009.

As director of nursing, she will assume additional responsibility for recruiting and retaining nurses as well as for upholding the high standards for quality and safety set by the Joint Commission.

Ms. Lucier holds a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Worcester State University and a registered nursing degree from Mount Wachusett Community College in Gardner.

Robotic surgery

Surgery has been taken to a whole new level at Milford Regional Medical Center with the introduction of the da Vinci Surgical System, a sophisticated robotic platform designed to expand a surgeon's capabilities and offer a minimally invasive option for major surgery.

Until da Vinci came along, surgical options included traditional surgery with a large open incision or laparoscopy, which uses small incisions but is typically limited to very simple procedures. By providing surgeons with enhanced capabilities, the da Vinci Surgical System makes it possible to treat a broader range of conditions using a minimally invasive approach. This means patients can have major surgery with only a few tiny incisions.

Benefits to the patient may include a shorter hospital stay, less pain, less risk of infection, less blood loss, fewer transfusions, less scarring, faster recovery and a quicker return to normal daily activities. Milford Regional offers robotic-assisted surgery in gynecology and urology.

For more information on the da Vinci Surgical System at Milford Regional visit milfordregional.org, click on "Health Services" and then "Surgery."

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CUTLINE: (1) PUTNAM - Karis Hartley, left, of Danielson, is shown in Day Kimball Hospital's cancer care services department with one of two vital signs monitors that were recently purchased with funds raised by Lance Collins, right, from the 2012 Paddle for a Cure event that he coordinated. The event raised more than $7,000. (2) Ms. Lucier

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