News Release Archive
December 4, 2014
Following the recent approval of a plan presented to its Board of Directors, Harrington is planning to convert its space on 10 Main St. in Charlton into an Urgent Care Center that is expected to open in the spring of 2015.
December 2, 2014
For the second time, The Leapfrog Group has named Harrington to its annual list of Top Hospitals. A distinction awarded to hospitals nationwide for demonstrating excellence in hospital safety and quality through the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, the Leapfrog Top Hospital award is presented to less than fewer than seven percent of all eligible hospitals.
November 25, 2014
Harrington Hospital has received the highest grade - an "A" - in an independent survey of more than 2,500 acute-care hospitals nationwide conducted by The Leapfrog Group, a healthcare rating organization. The score puts Harrington in an elite class of regional hospitals-only 204 out of the 2,500 surveyed-that have obtained the highest grade for six straight periods.
November 11, 2014
Jyotikaben N. Patel, M.D., Board-Certified in Psychiatry and Neurology, has joined Harrington Outpatient Behavioral Health Services. Dr. Patel will be working with adult patients in Harrington's Behavioral Health offices in Southbridge, Dudley, and Charlton
November 6, 2014
Members of the Webster-area community are invited to tour the new Remillard Family Emergency Department at Harrington HealthCare at Webster on Saturday, November 22. A public open house is being held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on site at 340 Thompson Road.
November 5, 2014
Harrington HealthCare System has been awarded a $3.5 million grant from the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission (HPC) to increase access to much-needed mental health and substance abuse services.
November 3, 2014
Board-certified endocrinologist David Erani has joined Harrington Physician Services. Dr. Erani has more than 15 years of clinical experience in endocrinology. He most recently served as Director of Medical Programs at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, where he developed and directed innovative programs for patients; he also provided medical leadership to Joslin-affiliate centers across United States
October 22, 2014
Eric Reyes, M.D., Internal Medicine physician, has joined Harrington Physician Services in Southbridge at the Harrington Hospital campus. Bilingual in English and Spanish, Dr. Reyes was trained in Puerto Rico and has a special interest in internal medicine and infectious disease.
October 10, 2014
Harrington HealthCare System is asking the community recognize their favorite doctor by submitting nominations in this year's Total Local Care (TLC) Physician of the Year award program. The winner will receive public recognition at Harrington's annual Physician Recognition Event, held this year on November 24. The doctor also takes home an engraved award.
October 2, 2014
To celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness, Harrington HealthCare System is offering free mammograms this month to women who are uninsured and overdue for their annual appointments.
October 1, 2014
Harrington HealthCare System has been accepted into a nationwide program to counsel very young children -- from birth through age 5 -- who have experienced painful events such as loss, separation, abuse, neglect, domestic violence, and community violence.
September 8, 2014
Harrington HealthCare System has hired Cardiologist Nicole Lynn Fillipon, D.O. Dr. Fillipon will be based on the Harrington Hospital campus and she will also have office hours in other major Harrington medical office buildings in Webster and Spencer.
August 26, 2014
Kenneth Yeboah, M.D., an Internal Medicine physician, has joined Harrington HealthCare at Hubbard in Webster. Dr. Yeboah, who sees adult patients, will work in the Harrington Physician Services office at 340 Thompson Road in Webster. For more information or to book an appointment with Dr. Yeboah, please call 508-943-5132.
August 18, 2014
Harrington HealthCare System along with St. Anne and St. Patrick Parish Nurse Ministry will sponsor an American Heart Association (AHA) Family & Friends CRP/AED course on Saturday, September 13 at St. Anne’s Parish in Sturbridge.
August 14, 2014
The Mammography Department at Harrington HealthCare System has recently passed its annual inspection with the Department of Public Health (DPH).
August 6, 2014
Harrington HealthCare System has launched a patient portal that will allow patients to review their medical summary, including latest test results, their allergy list, and medication information online.
August 1, 2014
Shannon Short, D.O., a Family Medicine physician, is joining Harrington HealthCare System. Dr. Short, who is Board Certified in Family Medicine, will work in the Harrington Physician Services office at 255 E. Old Sturbridge Road in Brimfield, where she joins Thomas R. Clay, D.O., James Goodwin, M.D., and Kimberly Vetal, N.P.
July 28, 2014
Harrington HealthCare System will hold a "Run for Life, Ride for Health" fund raiser on Sunday, August 17 in Southbridge. The event features a 5K walk/run through downtown Southbridge or a bike ride - 30 and 60 mile courses are available that tour rural parts of northeastern Connecticut. Online registration is now open at http://harrington.kintera.org/runandride
July 22, 2014
Harrington HealthCare System has hired Internal Medicine Physician Ryan Fillipon, D.O., for its Harrington HealthCare at Spencer office.
July 15, 2014
The American Association of Blood Banking (AABB) has accredited Harrington Hospital for its transfusion services after a recent assessment.
June 30, 2014
Harrington HealthCare System has won a Get With The Guidelines Silver Plus Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for the treatment of stroke patients.
June 18, 2014
Harrington Physician Services Medical Assistant Laurie Hosegood donates to some kind of charity every year. While doing her research for this year's recipient, she stumbled upon the One Mission Kid's Cancer Buzz-Off.
June 17, 2014
Harrington Hospital is the first in the region to participate in the implantation of a small minimally invasive heart monitoring device in patients, Harrington HealthCare System announced today.
June 6, 2014
When Mrs. Ramirez' second-grade class at the Burgess Elementary School held a pencil sale for charity, they decided the money would go to several organizations, among them the Jimmy Fund, the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Harrington Hospital in Southbridge.
June 5, 2014
Cancer survivors plus physicians, nurses, staff and executives at Harrington HealthCare System turned out on June 4 for The Cancer Center at Harrington's fourth annual National Cancer Survivors Day celebration.
June 3, 2014
Harrington HealthCare will hold a motorcycle rally on Saturday, June 21, to raise funds for the regional healthcare system. The fund raiser will take motorcyclists through a scenic drive of Northeastern Connecticut before ending at Point Breeze Restaurant in Webster for a post-ride lunch and celebration.
May 29, 2014
Marianne Smith, M.D., a Board-Certified Psychiatrist, has joined Harrington Outpatient Behavioral Health Services. Dr. Smith will be Medical Director of Harrington's Partial Hospitalization Program in Southbridge and will also see patients at Harrington HealthCare at Charlton, located on Main Street in Charlton.
May 29, 2014
Harrington HealthCare System has been awarded a grant of $8,298 from the Janet Malser Humanities Trust as a contribution toward equipment for the new Emergency Department under construction at Harrington's Webster campus.
May 28, 2014
The Wound Care Center at Harrington in Charlton, a member of the Healogics network, is participating in the first Healogics National Wound Care Awareness Week from June 2 to June 6.
April 28, 2014
In honor of Lyme Disease Awareness Month, Harrington HealthCare System, the Harrington Auxiliary and Sturbridge Lyme Awareness of Massachusetts (S.L.A.M.) are coming together to host a special public event "It's Time We Talk About Lyme" on Saturday, May 10 at the Charlton Public Library.
April 17, 2014
Harrington HealthCare System's Cardiac Rehabilitation Department has added treatment for congestive heart failure to its comprehensive rehabilitation program. The addition of congestive heart failure patients to the program is prompted by new regulations that provide Medicare coverage for patients with congestive heart failure.
April 4, 2014
Harrington's newest "employee" stands roughly six feet tall, spends time in Harrington's hospital rooms, and, after a 10- or 15-minute visit, leaves the rooms virtually germ free.
March 24, 2014
In a continued effort to raise community awareness about heart health, Harrington HealthCare System recently presented Southbridge Indoor Cycling with an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) -- a portable unit designed to assist in the event of a cardiac arrest.
March 19, 2014
Harrington Healthcare Systems is launching a Self Wellness Program (SWP) focused on teens and young adults at a kick-off dance 7-11 p.m., Friday, March 28, at the Old Southbridge High School, 25 Cole Avenue. The dance is open to teens from age 13 through 18 and is free.
March 7, 2014
Harrington HealthCare System has ranked #7 out of more than 60 Massachusetts hospitals surveyed by GoLocalWorcester.com. The survey studied 176 hospitals in New England, according to patient feedback. Harrington rated in the top third of all hospitals in the list.
February 6, 2014
Mass Lung & Allergy, PC, a medical group dedicated to comprehensive pulmonary care, is now available to see patients at Harrington HealthCare at Charlton, located at 10 North Main Street.
January 29, 2014
Harrington HealthCare System is requiring all employees, physicians and volunteers who have not received the flu vaccine to wear surgical masks when they come within three feet of a patient or are entering a patient room or an enclosed treatment area.
January 21, 2014
The Emergency Department Physicians at Harrington HealthCare System have donated $62,756 to Harrington HealthCare System's campaign to raise $8.8 million to build a new Emergency Department at Harrington's Webster campus.
January 15, 2014
Harrington HealthCare System has been awarded a $491,600 grant from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to help improve systems in its Behavioral Health Services as well as assist in connecting providers to the state's new electronic health information exchange.
January 13, 2014
There will be a free open house at Harrington Hospital on Wednesday, January 22 from 4-6 p.m. for high school students interested in a career in health care. The event is co-sponsored by Harrington HealthCare and the Boy Scouts of America Mohegan Council.
January 1, 2014
Webster residents and philanthropists Chris and Bev Robert, and Indian Ranch, the entertainment venue they own on Webster Lake, have donated $205,000 to Harrington HealthCare System's campaign to raise $8.8 million to build a new Emergency Department at Harrington HealthCare at Hubbard in Webster.
December 3, 2013
Harrington Hospital in Southbridge, Mass., has been named a 2013 Top Hospital by The Leapfrog Group, an influential independent national hospital rating organization.
November 19, 2013
John Tumolo, M.D., a Cardiologist based in Southbridge, is the winner of this year's TLC -- Total Local Care -- award.
November 8, 2013
The Wound Care Center at Harrington is hosting a free Diabetic Education Open House on Thursday, November 21, at the Wound Care Center, 10 North Main Street in Charlton, to help educate the public about diabetes, its symptoms and how to manage the chronic disease.
November 1, 2013
At its Annual Meeting at Harrington Hospital in Southbridge on October 29, Harrington HealthCare System elected James Waddick Chairman of the Board and elected two new members to its Board of Directors - Jose Dingui and Karen Spiewak - to replace two Board members whose terms had expired.
October 29, 2013
Gennady Gelman, M.D., a Family Medicine physician, is joining Harrington HealthCare at Hubbard in Webster.
October 23, 2013
Harrington Hospital has received the highest grade - an "A" - in an independent survey of more than 2,500 acute-care hospitals nationwide conducted by The Leapfrog Group, a healthcare rating organization.
October 22, 2013
Harrington HealthCare System has hired two popular Spencer Primary Care Physicians, Talal Bou-Harb, M.D., and Nicholas Fillipon, D.O., for its Harrington HealthCare at Spencer location on 118 West Main Street.
October 22, 2013
October 14, 2013
Richard G. Listerud, M.D., a Board-Certified Psychiatrist, has joined Harrington Behavioral Health Services as Director of Recovery Services. Dr. Listerud will work with recovery, dual diagnosis, and adult psychiatric patients. Dr. Listerud, who is fluent in both English and Spanish, will provide services at the Harrington HealthCare System offices in Southbridge and Dudley.
October 11, 2013
Harrington's Second Annual Wine, Beer and Chocolate Tasting at Indian Ranch on October 20 will feature wonderful offerings from more than a dozen local vendors.
October 8, 2013
Harrington HealthCare System broke ground this morning for an $8.8 million reconstruction of the Emergency Department on its Webster campus and introduced the project's previously anonymous donor, who has pledged to match every dollar raised for the reconstruction, up to $4 million.
October 7, 2013
Samuel H. Poon, M.D., a Board-Certified Rheumatologist, has joined Harrington Physician Services. Dr. Poon will work out of Harrington's Webster, Southbridge and Charlton medical facilities. He is now booking new patients for appointments beginning October 28
September 23, 2013
Brian Smith, Director of Adult Services at Harrington's Behavioral Health Services Department, has received an Employer Support award from the National Guard and Reserve.
September 10, 2013
Elisabeth Costa Robinson, M.D., an Orthopedic Surgeon with fellowship training in Sports Medicine, is joining Harrington Physician Services (HPS) in Southbridge. Dr. Robinson, who completed her Fellowship in Sports Medicine at the New England Baptist Hospital in Boston, known for its Orthopedic program, will join the Orthopedic Surgery Department at 94 South Street on the Harrington Hospital campus.
September 4, 2013
Zung Hoang, M.D., has joined the Harrington Physician Services Obstetrics/Gynecology office. She is accepting new patients at the newly renovated Obstetrics/Gynecology office, Suite G05, at the Medical Arts Building on the Harrington Hospital campus in Southbridge.
August 26, 2013
Harrington HealthCare at Hubbard will host its second annual Wine, Beer and Chocolate Tasting, featuring some of the area's best selections and distributors, on Sunday, October 20, 2013 from 2 - 4 p.m. at Indian Ranch in Webster. Tickets are $30 if purchased in advance; $35 at the door.
August 16, 2013
Harrington HealthCare System has hired Katherine Mason, M.D., a physician with an interest in interventional approaches to chronic pain, palliative care and cancer pain management, and is launching The Pain Management and Palliative Care Center located at The Cancer Center at Harrington.
July 15, 2013
Harrington HealthCare System now has the funding necessary to begin the much-needed reconstruction of the Emergency Department on its Webster campus. Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick's approval of the 2014 fiscal year state budget includes $1.5 million for the reconstruction of the Emergency Department at Harrington HealthCare at Hubbard, on 340 Thompson Road in Webster.
July 10, 2013
Harrington HealthCare System's Rehabilitation Services at Harrington Hospital in Southbridge and at 10 North Main Street in Charlton are relocating to a new office building at 20 Southbridge Road (Route 169) in Charlton, effective July 22.
July 8, 2013
Harrington HealthCare System has hired Marie A. King, M.D., as an Emergency Medicine Physician.
July 1, 2013
Harrington HealthCare System's Behavioral Health Services is opening a new office in Dudley on July 15. The office, at 161 W. Main Street, will offer adult mental health and substance abuse services for adults.
July 1, 2013
Indian Ranch is once again turning its annual summer beach party with Changes in Latitudes into a benefit for Harrington HealthCare System's fundraising campaign to rebuild the Emergency Department in Webster.
July 1, 2013
The Massachusetts Legislature today approved a fiscal year 2014 state budget that includes a $1.5 million provision to help rebuild the Emergency Department at Harrington HealthCare at Hubbard, at 340 Thompson Road in Webster.
June 28, 2013
Harrington Physician Services (HPS) is expanding its obstetrics and gynecology care for patients of all ages in the Webster area. Dr. Mark Simonelli, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., is available to see patients at the 340 Thompson Road office, part of Harrington HealthCare at Hubbard.
June 28, 2013
Harrington Physician Services (HPS) is expanding its gynecological care for patients of all ages in the Spencer area. Christine Carey, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., is available to see patients on the second floor of the 118 West Main Street office location beginning July 12.
June 19, 2013
Harrington HealthCare System President and CEO Edward H. Moore has been elected to the Board of Directors of CMIC, a leading medical professional liability insurance company serving New England.
June 17, 2013
Harrington HealthCare at Hubbard received $12,500 from the Janet Malser Humanities Trust as a contribution toward Strengthening Our Future - the capital campaign to rebuild the Emergency Department at its Webster campus.
June 17, 2013
Harrington HealthCare System President and Chief Executive Officer Edward H. Moore has been elected Chairman of the Standing Committee On Finance for the Massachusetts Hospital Association (MHA).
June 7, 2013
Harrington Physician Services (HPS) has hired Jeffrey Steinberg, M.D., M.H.C.M., F.A.C.S., a urologist specializing in men’s health and diseases of the urinary tract. Dr. Steinberg will begin practice in a newly renovated urology office located at 79 Sayles Street, on the Harrington Hospital campus in Southbridge.
May 28, 2013
Harrington Hospital is recruiting for Patient-Family Liaison volunteers for the 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. shift at the hospital in Southbridge. The hospital is also seeking volunteers for this role for the 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. shift. All Patient-Family Liaison volunteers must be 18 years of age or older.
May 9, 2013
Harrington Hospital has received a Hospital Safety Score of A -- the highest grade -- in a survey of more than 2,500 acute-care hospitals nationwide conducted by The Leapfrog Group, a healthcare rating organization.
May 2, 2013
rington HealthCare System is recruiting for a new volunteer position, Patient-Family Liaison for the Southbridge Emergency Care Center.
May 1, 2013
Quiet Corner Travel, located in Putnam, Conn., recently donated a four-night cruise for two to the Bahamas as a generous gesture to support the campaign to rebuild the Emergency Department at Harrington HealthCare at Hubbard in Webster.
April 15, 2013
Harrington HealthCare System's Tuberculosis Clinic has been honored with a statewide award by an advisory panel to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH).
April 1, 2013
Harrington HealthCare System's Emergency Departments in both Southbridge and Webster rank among the top 2 percent of all hospitals in the country for short wait times, according to statistics compiled by an influential healthcare publication.
March 29, 2013
Harrington HealthCare System has announced Ride to Rebuild, a bike ride fund raiser to support Strengthening Our Future – the capital campaign to rebuild the Emergency Department at Harrington HealthCare at Hubbard in Webster.
March 15, 2013
Harrington HealthCare at Hubbard will host a Taste of Poland event on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at the 200 Sportsmen Club (184 Sutton Road) in Webster. The event takes place from 5:30 p.m. to midnight and features authentic Polish food, dancing and raffles.
February 22, 2013
Commerce Bank has generously donated $10,000 to Harrington HealthCare System's fundraising campaign to rebuild the Emergency Department in Webster.
February 19, 2013
The Price Chopper Golub's Foundation has generously donated $10,000 to Harrington HealthCare System's fundraising campaign to rebuild the Emergency Department in Webster.
February 13, 2013
Harrington HealthCare System's new physician office and laboratory service center at 118 West Main Street in Spencer will open on Friday, March 1.
February 8, 2013
Effective February 8, 2013, Harrington Hospital has lifted the restrictions it announced one month ago on young visitors at the hospital.
February 5, 2013
Harrington HealthCare System and area fitness centers and community centers are launching a Community Weight-Loss Challenge called "Weight No More."
February 1, 2013
Harrington HealthCare System has raised more than $1 million from local individuals and business in its Strengthening Our Future Campaign to rebuild the Emergency Department on Thompson Road in Webster.
January 30, 2013
Lisa Neavyn, M.D., an Ophthalmologist, has joined Harrington Physician Services at its medical office suite on Route 169 in Charlton.
January 17, 2013
Harrington HealthCare System recently presented a check for $1,000 to South County Pop Warner football and cheer in support of the league's decision to purchase concussion helmets for their players.
January 10, 2013
Harrington Hospital is taking additional steps to protect its patients from the flu. Children 16 and under will not be allowed to visit patients at Harrington Hospital beginning Monday, January14. In addition, each patient will be limited to two healthy visitors at a time.
January 4, 2013
Harrington HealthCare System will open a physician office and a laboratory service center at 118 West Main Street in February. Leonard Waice, D.O., a board-certified Family Medicine physician, will serve Spencer and the surrounding communities.
December 17, 2012
The Harrington HealthCare System Rehabilitation Department in Webster, located on Cudworth Road, has earned recognition from Focus On Therapeutic Outcomes, Inc., (FOTO).
December 7, 2012
Beginning Wednesday, December 12 at 7 a.m., Harrington HealthCare System will require all employees, physicians and volunteers who do not receive the flu vaccine to wear surgical masks when they come within three feet of a patient or are entering a patient room or an enclosed treatment area.
November 30, 2012
Leonard Waice, D.O., a board-certified Family Medicine physician, has joined Harrington Physician Services at its office at 128 Main Street, Suite 4, in Sturbridge.
November 29, 2012
Harrington Hospital has been honored with an "A" Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. The A score was awarded in the latest update to the Hospital Safety Score, the A, B, C, D or F scores assigned to U.S. hospitals based on preventable medical errors, injuries, accidents, and infections
November 19, 2012
Harrington received a Top Improver Award from Press Ganey, an independent healthcare survey organization, at the Press Ganey National Conference in Washington, D.C., this week.
November 12, 2012
The Harrington Auxiliary has generously donated $50,000 to Harrington HealthCare System's fundraising campaign to rebuild the Emergency Department in Webster.
November 9, 2012
Harrington HealthCare System has added two new procedures to the list of minimally invasive surgeries it offers - laparoscopic colectomies and minimally invasive parathyroidectomies.
November 6, 2012
Harrington HealthCare System has announced the first-ever community baby shower to be held Saturday, Nov. 17 from 12-4 p.m. at the Webster Town Hall on Main Street. The event is an opportunity for expectant mothers and parents of infant children 6 months and younger to connect with local resources and important health information regarding both pregnancy and infant care.
November 3, 2012
Paul Harrington, M.D., a Family Medicine physician based in Charlton, is the winner of this year's TLC -- Total Local Care award
October 24, 2012
Harrington HealthCare System has launched live emergency room (ER) wait times on its website, www.harringtonhospital.org, where patients and the community can view the amount of time they might wait to be seen in the Southbridge and Webster emergency departments.
October 16, 2012
Harrington HealthCare System today announced that it accepts a broad array of Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP) products, including FCHP Direct Care, FCHP Select Care, FCHP Tiered Choice, Fallon Senior Plan, FCHP MassHealth (Medicaid) and NaviCare.
October 4, 2012
Harrington HealthCare System is pleased to announced that all its facilities, including Harrington Hospital, Harrington HealthCare at Hubbard, Harrington HealthCare at Charlton, and its Physician Hospital Organization, will accept Fallon Senior Plan, a Medicare Advantage plan offered by Fallon Community Health Plan.