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Grossman named to lead Burbank cancer facility.


Dr. Steven Grossman has joined Simonds-Sinon Regional Cancer Center at HealthAlliance Hospital - Burbank Campus, Fichburg, as medical director. In his new position, Dr. Grossman will have overall responsibility for leadership, supervision, direction and integration of the cancer program, as well as becoming a member of the active medical staff. As part of the medical staff, his duties will range from direct patient care to administrative activities.

Dr. Grossman earned his bachelor's degree in biology from Princeton University in Princeton, N.J., and his doctorate in molecular genetics and cell biology and from the University of Chicago.

AdCare Hospital of Worcester, Inc. recognized over 50 employees at a service awards banquet held at the hospital. AdCare Hospital recognized Gail Lovejoy, of food services, for 40 years of service and Nancy Kwederdis, of AdCare's nursing department, for 30 years of service. Paula Morrissette, of inpatient counseling, and Patrice Muchowski, vice president of clinical services, earned 25-year service awards.

Additional award recipients were:

Twenty years: Dale Coulter, Celeste Edmundson, Diane Kenney and Amelia Whaley, nursing.

Fifteen years: Daryl Blaney and Donna Burton, nursing; John Curtis and Richard Heaps, inpatient counseling; Margaret Forget and Frances Hopkins, medical records; Patricia Kinnane and John Maroney, community services.

Ten years: Brian Binnall, purchasing; Christine Caola, Harry Dicks and Carolyn Warren, inpatient counseling; George Festa; Judith Lucier and Stephane McGrail, nursing; Liliana Glozheni, medical records; Shaun Kelly and Thomas Thelin, outpatient Worcester; John Peeler, transportation; Dr. Dorota Poluha, Professionals, Inc. and Theresa Riel, case management.

Five years: Irene Amevor, Carol Claros, Joanne Bergeron, Eugene Flynn, Bahati Geliga, Patricia Lawlor, Caroline Shepard and Enoh Ukpong, nursing; Arthur Bowen and Christopher Griffin, inpatient counseling; Gloria Curtis, Lydia Hernandez, and Jenette Scott, medical records; Bradford Derderian, transportation; Paul Doherty, outpatient Quincy; Dr. Sunita Godiwala and Debra Haddad, APRN, Professionals, Inc.; Colleen Goodwin, outpatient Worcester; Maria Rodriguez, first contact services; Ruth Shawler, laboratory; Susan Stillwell, outpatient Boston; Peter Sullivan and Edmond Talbot, community services; Robert Walsh, maintenance.

Honored guests were Employees of the Month from May 2008-April 2009: Colleen Goodwin, Patricia Goodwin, Alfred Manco, Elizabeth Wisniewski, Janet Hughes, Gail Tainter-Popillo, Luis Gonzalez, Lacey Hale, Michael Foster, Joanne Bryant, Christine Caola, Jane Jolly, John Maroney, Jeremy Potter, Felix Rodriguez, Rosetta Phillips and Jose Vanegas.

The Auburn Visiting Nurse Association announced that Worcester regional home health care entrepreneur and visionary Kim Harmon has been appointed president and CEO. Harmon brings over 15 years of community health and organizational leadership experience within the Worcester community to this new position at the Auburn VNA.

Harmon is the founder of Harmon Home Health. Ms. Harmon describes this move as a natural progression from her role as CEO of Harmon Home Health.

In announcing the affiliation between Millbury Health Care and Mass Lung and Allergy, the two organizations invite people to come and meet Dr. Oren Schaefer, the doctors and office staff of Mass Lung and Allergy at Millbury Health Care Center, 312 Millbury Ave., Millbury, from 5-6 p.m. on June 16. Michale Piscopo, Millbury Health Care respiratory therapist will present "Tracheotomies: From A to Z," from 6-7 p.m. Nurses earn can earn 1 CEU credit. Hors d'oeuvres and wine will be served. For more information or to register, call (508) 793-0088 by June 14.

Harrington Hospital will offer a hands-on Heart Saver automated external defibrillator and CPR Course for healthcare providers from 6 to 8 p.m. June 15 in conference room 1, 100 South St., Southbridge. There is a $50 fee. To register, call (508) 765-3050.

Saint Vincent Hospital Non-Invasive Cardiology was granted accreditation by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories (ICAEL). The laboratory is one of a growing number of echocardiography laboratories in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico to be so recognized for its commitment to quality patient care and diagnostic testing.

Need Health Insurance? UMass Memorial health insurance counselors will be available to explain health insurance and food stamp programs, answer questions and fill out and submit paperwork to determine if you are eligible. 5:30 to 8 p.m. June 14 at Blackstone Valley Free Medical Program, Northbridge High School, 427 Linwood Ave., Whitinsville; 11:30 a.m. to 3p.m. June 14 via the UMass Memorial Care Mobile, stationed at Plumley Village, 34 Laurel St., Worcester; 6 to 8 p.m. June 17 at Akwaaba African Clinic, International Central Gospel Church, 52 Harlem St., Worcester. For more information, call (508) 334-9300 or e-mail Send information for Medical Memos to


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Date:Jun 10, 2010
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