Friday, May 17, 2013
A scenario with an active shooter was part of a preparedness drill conducted at the Marlborough Hospital this week.
Preparation comes in many different forms for police and other emergency personnel and on Wednesday that meant running through an active shooter scenario at the Marlborough Hospital. "In the event we ever had to resp to a school shooter being able to get in there and train in there is very helpful," said Police Chief Mark Leonard of doing preparedness drills in area schools, hospitals and office buildings. “Departments have really been focusing on these (trainings) since the most well known incident which is the columbine incident." Marlborough police, a S.W.A.T. unit with the Central Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council, emergency medical services, the fire department, hospital staff and other emergency personnel participated. The …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The hospital will be open during an emergency preparedness drill Wednesday.
Prepare for extra sirens and emergency personnel at the Marlborough Hospital Wednesday during an emergency preparedness exercise in with the Marlborough Police Department and a number of local and state public safety and emergency preparedness agencies. “We are very fortunate to have such willing community partners to help us practice our emergency preparedness,” said Mayor Arthur Vigeant. “Sadly, recent events have proven that you cannot practice enough. We look forward to improving our readiness and appreciate the opportunity to better serve our community. I want to thank our residents in advance for their cooperation and understanding.” The purpose of the exercise is to test the readiness, response and recovery plans of each …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Hospital adds new doctor for Spine Center.
Editor's Note: The following information was submitted by the Marlborough Hospital. Marlborough Hospital, in partnership with the UMass Memorial Medical Center, has again expanded its musculoskeletal services with the opening of a new Spine Center at the hospital. In addition to joint replacement, knee and shoulder surgery, fracture care and sports medicine, Marlborough Hospital is now home to a new Spine Center offering minimally invasive care and injection therapy for patients with pain and non-operative issues. To facilitate this growth, Marlborough Hospital welcomes Robert Deters, MD, a physiatrist, to its medical staff. Physiatrists diagnose and treat both acute pain and chronic pain and specialize in a wide variety of nonsurgical …
Monday, March 18, 2013
Medicare database shows how hospitals across Massachusetts—and the nation—compare for care. Hospitals, meanwhile, criticized the data as inaccurate.
Which Central Massachusetts emergency room is the most efficient? It depends on what you mean, according to data released by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services. At Marlborough Hospital, the average time patients spent in the emergency department before they were seen by a healthcare professional was 60 minutes, which is longer than the state and national averages of 40 and 30 minutes. Of those patients, the average time patients spent in the Marlborough Hospital emergency department before being sent home was 174 minutes, compared to the state average of 152 minutes and the national average of 140 minutes. Finally, the average time patients spent in the Marlborough emergency department, before they were admitted to the hospital…
Massachusetts' hospitals excel in different areas of emergency care. See how they stack up against each other.
Massachusetts is famous for its medical facilities, several of which offer emergency care. But anyone who's gone to the ER knows it can take a while before you get back home. The chart above compares various emergency room wait times in the area. The data used comes from the center for Medicare & Medicaid Center's Hospital Compare website. Learn more about the Medicare data used in this chart.
Pink handcuffs helped the Marlborough Police Department raise money for the Marlborough Hospital Cancer Pavilion.
Criminals cuffed in the month of October by Marlborough police were given an added dash of style with pink handcuffs as the department raised money for the Marlborough Hospital's Cancer Pavilion. “During the month of October our officers carried pink handcuffs in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month,” said Police Chief Mark Leonard. Each donation received from an officer gave them a pair of pink handcuffs, he said. The officers raised $690. "The Command and Patrol Officers Unions each added an additional $250, bringing the total raised to $1,190,” said Chief Leonard. The funds will go towards the hospital's new Cancer Pavilion. The new 14,000sf, $12.7 million Cancer Pavilion will provide treatments to area residents, including a state-of…
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
A free healthy heart program at the hospital is being held tonight.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
From attempted murder in the city to anything and everything but elections; we have what you need to know today.
1. Now that the election is over we can pay attention to what New Englander's talk about best: the weather. Have you heard about this Nor'easter? 2. Did you miss the attempted murder and car chase following a daylight robbery that were reported yesterday? 3. We have a winner in the local sports photo contest. Check out the colorful photo here. 4. The Marlborough Hospital is holding a community blood drive today for the American Red Cross from 12 to 6 p.m. There is a need for blood donors as the red cross has a critical shortage. 5. We included a bit of election distraction yesterday for those of you who were positively sick of the entire affair. The stories still remain a wonderful distraction today. Especially effective for time wasting …
Friday, October 12, 2012
In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, here's a list of local breast cancer support groups.
- BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
Friday, October 12, 2012
One in 8 American women and 1 in 1,000 American men will develop breast cancer at some point in their lives. It’s estimated that more than 2 million people are diagnosed with breast cancer and fight for their lives each year. Breast cancer is difficult to face alone—for both patients and their loved ones. To help in the battle, there are a number of local resources and support groups. On the first Friday of the month, Marlborough Hospital hosts a breast cancer support group that is facilitated by a nurse, and features guest speakers. The Dana Farber Cancer Center at Milford Regional Medical Center offers "Living With Cancer" on the second Wednesday of the month. The MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham has a variety of support groups, …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Marlborough's hospital will be unaffected by the latest announced cutbacks.
UMass Memorial Marlborough Hospital will not be affected by an announced 140 layoffs from UMass Memorial within the next three months. “Everything will be taking place here in Worcester,” said Rob Brogna, Media and Public Relations Manager for UMass Memorial Health Care. The loss of those positions was announced in an internal memo released yesterday. The memo details the loss of 140 employees throughout the Medical Center, Medical Group and corporate areas, including the Fiscal, Information Services, Marketing and Communications, and Human Resource departments. The cuts are a continuation of efforts to make up a $50 million financial gap for the fiscal year ending Sunday, according to the Telegram and Gazette. “It’s been a really …