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Free lung cancer screening

March 20, 2014 10:00 AM
The following was submitted by Addison GIlbert Hospital: 

Beverly Hospital and Beverly Radiology Associates are offering a free low-dose chest CT screening to individuals who meet the established National Comprehensive Cancer Network's (NCCN) high-risk criteria.  Persons between the ages of 50 and 74 who have smoked at least an average of one pack of cigarettes per day for twenty-years, may meet the criteria.  To learn if you meet the criteria, an initial assessment is required and may be taken by calling 1-855-CT- CHEST.
 
While private insurers and the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) do not currently cover low-dose CT lung screenings, and most hospitals charge a self-pay of at least $350. for this screening, Beverly Hospital is determined to help bring awareness and accessibility of this testing to all people at high-risk at no charge.
 
The screening does not obligate those who participate to return to a Beverly Hospital facility for any further screenings, for further evaluation of any findings or any other services that Beverly Hospital provides. 

Get fit to run, don't run to get fit

March 20, 2014 10:00 AM
The following was submitted by Addison Gilbert Hospital: 

Beverly Hospital Orthopedics & Sports Medicine is hosting a special evening that's all about running and more!   The free lecture will be held on Thursday, March 27 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. in the Lecture Hall at Beverly Hospital, 85 Herrick Street, Beverly, MA.

The Lecture Hall is located inside the main entrance of Beverly Hospital.   Space is limited and registration is required by calling 888-253-0800.
 
Presentations from orthopedic surgeons and physical therapist on timely topics including common knee injuries for runners will take place.  You will have the opportunity to meet Beverly Hospital's Sports Medicine professionals and connect with other runners.
 
Presenters will include:  Dr. John Boyle, Dr. Anthony Schepsis and Beth Ann Hayes, PT.
Refreshment will be served.

Initial evaluation for free lung cancer screening

March 20, 2014 10:00 AM
The following was submitted by Addison Gilbert Hospital:

Pennbrook Elementary School's community health fair being sponsored by Georgetown High School and district school nurses will take place on Saturday, April 5 from 8 a.m. - 11 a.m.  This will be held in conjunction with a Pancake Breakfast provided by the Kiwanis Club.    This will be a fun and educational event for the entire family.
 
Beverly Hospital and Beverly Radiology Associates will offer an initial evaluation for a free low-dose chest CT screening for lung cancer.   The screening is for individuals who meet the established National Comprehensive Cancer Network's (NCCN) high-risk criteria.  Persons between the ages of 50 and 74 who have smoked at least an average of one pack of cigarettes per day for twenty-five years may meet the criteria and qualify for a free screening.   To learn if you meet the criteria, an initial assessment is required and may be taken at the health fair on April 5 from 8 a.m. - 11 a.m.  It is not required that you be a resident of Georgetown, all are welcome.   The initial screening only takes a few minutes and those meeting the criteria will be provided an appointment date, location and time.
 
While private insurers and the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) do not currently cover low-dose CT lung screening and most hospitals charge a self-pay of at least $350.00 for the screening, Beverly Hospital is determined to help bring awareness and accessibility of this testing to all people at no charge.
 
Please note:  This screening does not obligate you to return to a Beverly Hospital facility for any further screening, for further evaluation of any findings, or any other services that Beverly Hospital provides.  

Beverly gets lucky bounce, wins Division 2 state title

March 16, 2014 10:25 PM
By the final minute of play in a long day of hockey at TD Garden, the crowd said it all: Beverly students screaming and feverishly waving orange towels behind the Beverly net, their Medfield counterparts standing near the other end, a few hopping nervously and almost all of them silent. Seconds later, the opposing sections went further to their extremes. The buzzer rang and the Beverly boys’ hockey team celebrated a 2-1 win and Division 2 state championship. “It wasn’t one of our prettier efforts, but the boys held tough,” said Beverly coach Bob Gilligan. “I’m so happy for them. They’ve had a great run, and what a way to cap it off. “It’s well deserved and it’s been a great group for the last four years.” For Beverly (22-1-1) and Medfield (18-4-3), the 2013-14 season — a combined 49 games, 204 goals, and countless hours of practice — came down to one bounce. Early in the third period, Beverly was attacking the offensive zone when a shot appeared to deflect off a Medfield defender and by senior goalie Dan Graham for the 2-1 lead at 2:17 in the frame. Beverly junior forward Jesse MacLaughlin was officially credited with the goal, but there was some debate whether it was him or Connor Irving who last touched the puck for the Panthers. “Connor buried that one,” MacLaughlin said. “I thought Jesse got a piece of it,” Irving said. “At that point, who cares whose it is? I looked at him and said, ‘I don’t care if it’s mine or yours. There are 12 minutes left, let’s get another one so we can play more loose.’ ” Beverly did not end up getting another, but junior goalie Tim Birarelli made sure it didn’t matter. A number of his 17 saves came in the waning minutes when Medfield was buzzing in Beverly’s zone. “He’s a big boy. He covers the net so well,” Gilligan said. “There was a lot of odd-man rushes we should not have let go . . . and Timmy held tough. Side-to-side he’s big, he’s strong and he doesn’t get rattled.” Beverly opened up the scoring at 2:25 in the first when senior defenseman Matt Hamor was working as the screen on the power play in front of Medfield's Graham. Hamor redirected junior defenseman Nick Albano’s shot from the right point for a 1-0 lead. Just 22 seconds later, however, Medfield tied it up. Senior forward Justin Hirschfeld capped a few seconds of chaos when he banged home a loose puck by the crease. It was the only time Medfield beat Birarelli on the night. During the postgame ceremony, the crowd told the story again, chanting Birarelli’s name: “Tim-my, Tim-my.” “It’s definitely cool that people recognize what you do out there,” said Birarelli.
Originally published on the blog The High School Sports Blog.

Lung cancer screening

March 7, 2014 10:00 AM
The following was submitted by Addison Gilbert Hospital: 

Beverly Hospital and Beverly Radiology Associates are offering a free low-dose chest CT screening to individuals who meet the established National Comprehensive Cancer Network's (NCCN) high-risk criteria.  Persons between the ages of 50 and 74 who have smoked at least an average of one pack of cigarettes per day for twenty-years, may meet the criteria.  To learn if you meet the criteria, an initial assessment is required and may be taken by calling 1-855-CT- CHEST.
 
While private insurers and the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) do not currently cover low-dose CT lung screenings, and most hospitals charge a self-pay of at least $350. for this screening, Beverly Hospital is determined to help bring awareness and accessibility of this testing to all people at high-risk at no charge.
 
The screening does not obligate those who participate to return to a Beverly Hospital facility for any further screenings, for further evaluation of any findings or any other services that Beverly Hospital provides. 

HAWC update

February 27, 2014 10:00 AM
The following was submitted by the Healing Abuse Working for Change: 

Annual St. Patrick's Day Irish Breakfast and Political Roast

This year, the cause is new. The Healing Abuse Working for Change is grateful to Rep. John Keenan for the generous idea to keep the Annual St. Patrick's Day Irish Breakfast going as a fundraiser for survivors. March 14. Doors open at 6:45am.
 
The event will have the traditional look and feel you've come to enjoy, featuring our local and regional elected officials, and of course, lots of laughs as usual.  

Director of Development Position

The Director of Development is a critical senior-level position, reporting to the Executive Director and working closely with the leadership team and board to plan and execute a comprehensive, integrated fund development program.  S/he must ensure that the development office creatively and systematically engages prospects and donors; researches and pursues funding opportunities from foundations, government, corporations, and individuals; sets strategies for solicitation and follows through; plans high-quality events; and designs donor-centered communications that represent HAWC's mission and values. Apply today.

HAWC Winter Training

On February 6 volunteers and 3 staff completed HAWC's 45 hour anti-oppression domestic violence training which teaches about our multicultural, diverse and inclusive services. This training aims to educate participants on societal oppression and privileges that are happening around us everyday.  Visit our Blog.

HAWC's mission is to create social change by taking action against personal and societal patterns of violence and oppression

Beverly Hospital RN receives Star of Excellence Award

February 22, 2014 10:00 AM
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Althea Lyons (R), Vice President, Human Resources and Development, presents Janet Lations, RN, with "Star of Excellence" award.

The following was submitted by Addison Gilbert Hospital:

Janet Lations, RN, was recently awarded Beverly Hospital’s "Star of Excellence" Award.   The Star of Excellence recognizes outstanding employees or teams within a department consistently demonstrating the key values of Beverly Hospital: Organization, quality, caring and community.
 
Janet was nominated for the Star of Excellence because she exemplifies what a nurse should be, and is always patient, kind, and compassionate.  Colleagues and patients who nominated Janet pointed to her nursing acumen, the example she sets for fellow nurses, the great rapport she builds with patients and families, and her love for nursing that always shines through.  One former patient said of Janet, “she is an exceptional nurse as she shows interest in the care she provides.  She’s the best nurse I ever had because she does all things over and beyond.”
 
A reception was held at Beverly Hospital on Thursday, February 20 for staff and employees to congratulate and celebrate with Janet on this prestigious award.

Upcoming events, support groups at Beverly Hospital

February 21, 2014 10:00 AM
The following was submitted by Addison Gilbert Hospital:

Mindful Eating
Compelling Stories & Tips for Changing Eating Habits to Improve Your Health
 
The next SEN-NET Breakfast meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 5 from 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. in the Lecture Hall, Beverly Hospital, 85 Herrick Street, Beverly.   Valet parking available.
 
"Mindful Eating" will be presented by Meg DeRosa, RD, LDN, registered dietitian.
 
Please RSVP to Jennifer Wenger at 978-587-6112 or jwenger@nhs-healthlink.org
 
SEN-NET meetings are sponsored by Lahey Health Senior Care, a division of Lahey Health.
 
Safe Steps for Seniors
 
Safe Steps is a community-based exercise program to facilitate fall risk reduction in elders.  Developed in 2010 by Cricket Coale, PT, DPT, the program combines balance, agility, strengthening and endurance exercise with education on fall risk topics such as medications, proper shoe wear and visual acuity.  The program is overseen by a Doctor of Physical Therapy and led by the Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine staff at Beverly and Addison Gilbert hospitals.
 
The program is open to those 60 years of age or older who: live in the community and are ambulatory have a perceived fall risk and/or balance problem are able to stand for 30-minutes at a time are able to follow exercise instructions consistently in a group format able to attend class consistently Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
 
All participants will be required to undergo a free 30-minute individual fall risk screening before and after each exercise cycle.  Classes consist of 45-60 minutes of exercise three times a week, combing balance, agility, strengthening and endurance exercise.
 
Cost of the program is $3.00 per class.   The program will take place at the Sterling YMCA, 254 Essex Street, Beverly, MA.  For further information or to register, please call Lahey Outpatient Center, Danvers at 978-304-8700.
 
 

March 18
Beverly Hospital Breast Cancer Support Group
(postponed from February due to snowstorm)
 
Alison Tonsmeire will be the guest speaker at the Beverly Hospital breast cancer support group on March 18th.
  
Discussion on "Staying Healthy Through Good Nutrition," will be the topic.  The support group meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m.
 
The support group meets at The Herrick House, located on the upper campus of Beverly Hospital.  There is no fee or pre-registration.  New members are always welcome.   
 
 For further information about the group, please contact the Community Relations Department at 978-283-4000, ext. 585.
 
 Melanoma Support Group at Beverly Hospital 
 
The Melanoma Foundation of New England sponsors a support group open to all those who have been diagnosed with Melanoma.   The group is facilitated by Kelli Braga, LICSW, in the Garden Conference Room, located on the first floor of the Beverly Hospital.  
 
The Melanoma Support group  meets on the second  Thursday of each month from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.  There is no fee.   To register, or for  further information, please contact Kelli Braga at Beverly Hospital 978-922-3000,  ext. 2710, or by calling the Melanoma Foundation of New England at  617-232-1424.
 
 
 
American Red Cross Blood Drive at Beverly Hospital
 
An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held at Beverly Hospital on Thursday, February 20th from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
 
The blood drive will be held in the Lecture Hall inside the main entrance of Beverly Hospital, 85 Herrick Street, Beverly.  To schedule an appointment, please call the American Red Cross at
1-800-733-2767 or on-line at redcrossblood.org
Walk-in guests are also welcome.   Valet parking is available.
 
Access to Health Insurance Assistance Available at Beverly Hospital
 
Financial counselors are available at Beverly Hospital, 85 Herrick Street, Beverly, to assist you in accessing health insurance.  Those wishing more information about MAHealth, Commonwealth Care, Commonwealth Choices, Medicare, Medicaid and other health insurance issues may visit Financial Services at Beverly Hospital Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.  The office is located inside the main entrance.  
 
 
Free Reiki Clinic Offered at Beverly Hospital (please note new location)
 
A free Reiki Clinic is held once a month at Beverly Hospital, 85 Herrick Street, Beverly.  The clinic takes place in the Kauders Conference Room.  Thirty minute sessions are held from       4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. and facilitated by Katie Vandi, RN, BSN, Reiki Master and Stacy Stransberg, RN. OCN, Reiki Master.

Reiki is an ancient relaxation method that may reduce stress and assist in the restoration of mind/body balance.  Reiki is a non-invasive therapy and may help build immune function, decrease the effects of chemotherapy, radiation and help with wound healing.  Reiki is done fully clothed.  It does not take the place of traditional medicine, but it compliments it.

To schedule a free, 30-minute Reiki session, please call Katie Vandi at 978-927-6850,
extension 5.
 
Classes will be offered on
03/13/14 & 03/20/14.

Family & Friends - Baby/Child Saver Class at
Beverly Hospital
 
 Baby/Child Saver class is a two-evening, six-hour program that will enable parents, expectant parents and care-givers to recognize and cope with emergency situation involving babies and small children.
 
Accident prevention and techniques are reviewed.  American Heart Association standards are used for CPR and obstructed airway skills, teaching and hands-on practice.
 
Evening classes are held.  For further information, please call the Parent Education Department at Beverly Hospital 978-927-9103.
 
Volunteer Opportunities at Beverly Hospital
 
Beverly hospital is seeking applicants to joins its team of enthusiastic and professional volunteers.  Positions are available at the Gift Shop for morning, afternoon and evening shifts, weekdays and weekend positions.
 
The Volunteer Department provides training, free parking, meal vouchers for the hospital Café.
For further information, please call Debi at 978-922-3000, ext. 2324.
 
Medication Review at Beverly Hospital
 
A free 15-minute review of medications may be schedule with a registered pharmacist at Beverly Hospital.  Appointments are scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the last Wednesday of each month.  Participants are asked to bring a list of all medications, prescription and over-the-counter medications, including vitamins, etc.  To schedule a free and confidential appointment, please call Lahey Health Senior Care at 978-922-7018, ext. 1305.
 
Suicide Survivor Support Group meets in Beverly Farms
 
SAFE PLACE, a peer-run suicide survivor support group is held for those who have lost a loved one to suicide.  The support group is sponsored by the Samaritans of Merrimack Valley of Lawrence, MA.

Friends and family are welcome and invited to attend the free support group that meets at St. John's Episcopal Church, 705 Hale Street, Beverly Farms on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, from 7 p.m. -8:30 p.m. There is no fee.  Pre-registration is not required.
For further information, please call Debbie Helms at 978-327-6671.
 
 Huntington's Disease Support Group
 
The Huntington's Disease Society of America (HDSA) will host an informational session with Karen Baker, LICSW, MSW, HDSA Regional Social Worker.   The free session will be held at
Beverly Hospital, 85 Herrick Street, Beverly, on Saturday, March 15, 10:30 – 12 Noon. The program will be held in Garden Conference Room, across from the SunFlower Gift Shop.
 
The information session is for those facing Huntington's Disease, diagnosed, family members, care-givers or at-risk. These informal meetings will provide an opportunity to learn more about advocacy, research updates, resources and to meet other families facing similar concerns.
 
Pre-registration is requested by calling Karen Baker, LICSW, MSW, at 508-446-7705 or by e-mail: baker@hdsa.org. For updates on weather cancellations or other changes.
 
 
Alzheimer's Care-giver Support Group at Spectrum Adult Day Health Program in Beverly
 
A free Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group is held at the Spectrum Adult Day Health Program (www.spectrumdayprogram.org), 600 Cummings Center, Suite 176 X, Beverly.  The program is held on the first and third Wednesdays of every month from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Free respite care is available upon request.
 
Information and education about Alzheimer's disease and related memory disorders is shared.  Increased understanding through shared experiences, mutual support from other caregivers.
 
Light refreshments are served.  To RSVP for respite care or with questions, please contact
Pam Taylor, LICSW at 978-921-5020, ext. 1146.
 
 
Community CPR programs at Beverly Hospital
 
Beverly Hospital is offering several American Heart Association CPR courses designed for non-medical personnel and teach the skills and techniques used in adult, infant and child CPR. This course also covers choking in adult and children, and the use of protection devices for mouth-to-mouth breathing.   This course is appropriate for anyone wishing to learn lifesaving CPR skills.
 
The cost of the course is $50 and includes the American Heart Association Heart Saver Student Workbooks.  At the completion of the course you will receive an American Heart Association Heart Saver course completion card; this card signifies that you have successfully completed the CPR program.
 
The classes will run from 6-9 p.m. and are subject to cancellation due to low registration.  The cost of the course is $50 and includes the text book.  To register or for further information , please contact Kim Regan at 978-922-3000, ext. 3436.
 
 
 
Prostate Cancer Support Group
 
The Beverly Hospital Prostate Cancer Support Group meets on the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Ledgewood Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center, located on the campus of Beverly Hospital.  This free meeting meets in the Garden Room, located on the first floor.
 
Pre-registration is not required, those wishing further information may call the Community Relations Department at Beverly Hospital 978-283-4000, ext. 585.
 
 
 
North Shore Postpartum Help
 
The North Shore Postpartum Depression Task Force is available to women experiencing postpartum stress, as well as the family members, friends and practitioner's who support them.   They are available for help, hope and connection.  Visit their website at NorthShorePostpartumHelp.Org.
 
Those needing to talk to someone immediately may call the Parental Stress Hotline at: 1-800-632-8188.
 
It is the goal of this Task Force to bring together the practitioners, organizations, research, and best practices that North Shore families need for a healthy postpartum experience. The initial scope of this Task Force is the North Shore United Way community, including the following towns: Beverly, Manchester, Hamilton, Wenham, Ipswich, Essex, Gloucester, and Rockport.
 

Beverly Hospital hosts "Mindful Eating" presentation

February 19, 2014 10:00 AM
The following was submitted by Addison Gilbert Hospital: 

The next SEN-NET Breakfast meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 5 from 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. in the Lecture Hall, Beverly Hospital, 85 Herrick Street, Beverly. Valet parking available.
 
"Mindful Eating" will be presented by Meg DeRosa, RD, LDN, registered dietitian. Please RSVP to Jennifer Wenger at 978-587-6112 or jwenger@nhs-healthlink.org
 
SEN-NET meetings are sponsored by Lahey Health Senior Care, a division of Lahey Health.
 

Blood Drive Thursday

February 18, 2014 04:00 AM
The following was submitted by Addison Gilbert Hospital: 

An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held at Beverly Hospital on Thursday, February 20th
from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
 
The blood drive will be held in the Lecture Hall inside the main entrance of Beverly Hospital, 85 Herrick Street, Beverly.  To schedule an appointment, please call the American Red Cross at
1-800-733-2767 or on-line at redcrossblood.org

Walk-in guests are also welcome.   Valet parking is available.

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