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Reception set for Dr. Philbin.

COLUMN: MEDICAL MEMOS

After dedicating more than 30 years of service to the patients at Clinton Hospital, Dr. A. Jerome Philbin, orthopedic surgeon, stepped down from his position last fall. To thank Dr. Philbin for his devotion to Clinton Hospital, the hospital will hold a public reception in his honor at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the hospital's Outpatient Clinic, Clinton Hospital, 201 Highland St., Clinton.

During National Volunteer Appreciation Week, the American Cancer Society pays tribute to volunteers who help those touched by cancer.

The following awards were presented:

Nancy M. Rosbury and Herschel Jones received the Sandra C. Labaree Volunteer Values Award for their commitment to cancer patients throughout the area.

Mary Aframe received the Sunrise Award for serving female cancer patients through the society's Look Good...Feel Better program.

Dottie Brevigleiri received the American Cancer Society Community Partner Award of Central Mass for her involvement with the Look Good...Feel Better program.

James Grady received the Health Initiatives Volunteer of the Year Award for his work as a Road to Recovery driver.

Tom McGown received the Income Development Volunteer of the Year Award for his work as chairman for the Relay for Life of Bolton.

The Neuro-Rehabilitation Center received the Office Volunteer Year Award for assisting the administrative staff in the society's Worcester office.

Julia Prevost received the Youth Leadership Award for her work with the Relay for Life of North Middlesex Regional High School.

Charter Communications received the Media Partner Award for its promotion of the society's mission

Annie Elkins received the Hope Lodge Award for her long-term service as a Road to Recovery coordinator for Hope Lodge in Worcester.

Dr. Joseph Bergen was elected president of the Massachusetts College of Emergency Physicians. Dr. Bergen will serve a one-year term beginning in May.

At Emerson Hospital in Concord, Dr. Bergen serves as president of the hospital's Independent Practice Association, as chairman of the Medical Staff Bylaws Committee, and is a member of the Medical Executive Committee.

He is a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and serves as a councilor to their House of Delegates. He is a member of the Committee on Preparedness for the Massachusetts Medical Society and on the Statewide Surge Committee organized by the Department of Public Health.

ART: PHOTOS

CUTLINE: (1) Dr. Philbin (2) Ms. Aframe (3) Mr. Grady (4) Ms. Elkins (5) Dr. Bergen
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Date:May 21, 2009
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