Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Week-long celebration at Tewksbury museum
It's National Public Health Week and the Public Health Museum, 365 East St. is engaged in a week-long celebration. On Wednesday, April 3, the museum is sponsoring a special lecture at the Tewksbury Public Library by Dr. Alfred DeMaria, one of the state's leading health officers. The stories told by DeMaria are fascinating, and should be of interest to the general public. In addition, the museum and library have collaborated on a special public health exhibit that can be seen at the library. There will be special events for nurse going on all week at the Public Health Museum In addition, from April 2 through April 6 (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.), the public is invited to tour the Public Heal Museum free of charge as part of the celebration.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Combined efforts of volunteers, staff and college students pays off.
More than 100 visitors gathered last week for the grand re-opening of the Massachusetts Public Health Museum on the campus of Tewksbury Hospital. Those who took part in a tour of the new exhibits were treated to a journey back in time through nearly 200 years of medical history. First opened in 1994, the museum was open to the public through July 2012, when it was closed for the major renovation. It is housed in the “Old Administration Building”, an 1894 Queen Anne style building designed by John A. Fox. The museum now features a combination of art, historical documents, photos and an amazing collection of historical medical equipment such as a vintage iron lung, dentist office equipment, blood-letting tools, insane asylum patient …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Grand re-opening ceremony for renovated museum is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 30.
Tuesday, January 29
(Editor's note: The following information was submitted by the Massachusetts Public Health Museum.) On Wednesday, Jan. 30, 4-7 p.m., the Museum of Public Health invites the public to a FREE Museum Opening and Celebration. Come to the Public Health Museum at the historic Tewksbury Hospital, 365 East St., Tewksbury, Massachusetts, rain or shine. Meet your neighbors, members of the public health community, and Museum staff and Board. Enjoy complimentary refreshments and the opportunity to become a Museum member. Fascinating objects abound, including a vintage iron lung, antique dentist office equipment, blood-letting tools, “insane asylum” patient restraints, and rare document. “The Museum provides an extraordinary ambiance and …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Sharon Hanson brings 40 years of horsemanship experience to new position.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Bill Gilman
Thursday, October 11, 2012
(Editor's note: The following information was submitted by the Board of Directors of T.H.E. Farm.) T.H.E. FARM is pleased to announce the appointment of Sharon Hanson to its newly created position of Program Director. Sharon will be responsible for supporting, enhancing and developing new and existing programs, as T.H.E.FARM prepares for further growth and expansion over the coming years. Sharon, a Topsfield resident, brings to T.H.E. FARM a wide range of professional and horsemanship experience. She is a Massachusetts licensed instructor and dressage specialist and a PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship) Certified Instructor. She is a Member of the Board of Directors for the New England Dressage Association and …
Friday, September 14, 2012
State representative candidates in the 19th Middlesex District look to draw distinct differences as campaign enters final two months.
The candidates for state representative in the 19th Middlesex District agree that the re-opening of the Massachusetts Health Department Detox Center on the campus of Tewksbury Hospital is a good thing. But that's as far as it goes. State Rep. Jim Miceli, D-Wilmington, and his GOP challenger, Tewksbury Selectman Doug Sears, differ significantly on who has done what to boost Tewksbury Hospital and the agencies that share its campus, both now and in the past. "(Sears) had absolutely nothing to do with it," said Miceli of the efforts of legislators to get the Detox Center re-opened. "It was myself, Tommy Grogan, Kevin Murphy. (Sears) was never involved with that." For his part, Sears acknowledges that he wasn't part of the process to restore …
Friday, August 31, 2012
The center closed in 2010 due to lack of funding.
A detox center on the campus of Tewksbury Hospital, closed in 2010 due to a lack of funding, is set to re-open by early 2013. The center will be operated by Northeast Behavioral Health and will provide inpatient drug and alcohol detoxification, according to an article on Bostonherald.com. Before closing in December 2010, the center served as many as 160 patients a month, according to the Herald article. Those patients were forced to find alternative treatment centers close to Boston. According to an article appearing in the Lowell Sun, Gov. Deval Patrick has decided to increase the State Department of Mental Health reimbursement from $222 to $286 per patient per day. In addition, the number of beds at the facility will increase from 24 at …
Friday, March 30, 2012
Bits of knowledge to help make you the smartest person working for the weekend.
Here are five pieces of information designed to get your weekend off to a great start and to help make you the smartest person who has made at least three jokes using a variation of the "The Hunger Games" as they head to lunch with their friends. 1. Your Weekend Weather Forecast: According to the NWS, today will be sunny, with a high near 47. Northwest wind between 7 and 15 mph. Tonight: A chance of snow, mainly after 5am. Increasing clouds, with a low around 33. North wind around 6 mph becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected. Saturday: A chance of rain and snow before noon, then a slight chance of rain between noon and 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 46. East wind around 6 mph. Chance of…
Friday, March 16, 2012
CEO Sandra Akers will be leaving her post.
Chief Executive Officer of Tewksbury Hospital Sandra Akers will soon be leaving her post. "I have been appointed as bureau director for the public health hospitals, overseeing four of the state hospitals, including Tewksbury," Akers said Thursday. The job is still under the Department of Public Health umbrella. The bureau operates Lemuel Shattuck Hospital, Tewksbury Hospital, Massachusetts Hospital School and Western Mass Hospital. The change in job is effective Monday, Akers said. Akers, who started at Tewksbury Hospital in 2004 as the chief of the nursing program, has served as CEO since 2006. "I will still be involved with Tewksbury," Akers said noting she will still have an office onsite. "Over the past six years we've seen …
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Money raised by Nicole Dunleavy will go to buy warm winter clothing and holiday gifts.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
Saturday, December 17, 2011
(Editor's note: The following information was submitted by NEB Health.) Nicole Dunleavy, a senior at Tewksbury High School, raised $700 to buy warm winter clothing and holiday gifts for the children at H.A.R.T. House, a local home for mothers and their children on the campus of Tewksbury Hospital. With the help of her family, Nicole used the $700 she raised to purchase winter clothing and age-appropriate gifts for the 13 children who live at the home which is located off Dascomb Road. On Dec. 2, Nicole presented 13 gift bags to Judy Girard, H.A.R.T. House director.Operated by Northeast Behavioral Health, H.A.R.T. House is a non-profit home for women and their children who are rebuilding their lives and families while recovering from …
Monday, December 12, 2011
The following information was supplied by the Tewksbury Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
Two women reported being assaulted last week in separate incidents. The first incident came to light Thursday, around 5:30 p.m., when Tewksbury Hospital Campus Police called Dispatch and a patient at the hospital reported she had been raped the night before. The Campus Police officer said that they had reached the point in their investigation when a rape kit was needed. Det. Peter Regan was sent to the hospital with the rape kit and filed a report. The case remains under investigation. No charges have yet been filed. Early Friday, just before 1 a.m., Tewksbury Police received a 911 call from a Tewksbury home. Two officers were sent to investigate and in the meantime, a second 911 call came in from the same address. The caller indicated …