News Release Archive
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 2, 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.
September 14, 2012
Harrington HealthCare at Hubbard recently expanded services at its off campus location at 72 Cudworth Road in Webster. Most prominently, the site now offers X-Ray services to the Webster-area community staffed by a radiologic technologist Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
September 4, 2012
Harrington HealthCare at Hubbard is gaining momentum on its breast cancer walk, to be held Sunday, Sept. 30 at the Webster campus (340 Thompson Road). This year will mark the fifth annual event.
August 17, 2012
Harrington Hospital’s patient satisfaction scores in five key areas for the second quarter of 2012 were in the top 10 of Massachusetts hospitals as reported by Press Ganey, an independent healthcare survey company.
August 14, 2012
Indian Ranch is turning its annual summer beach party with Changes in Latitudes into a benefit for Harrington HealthCare at Hubbard in Webster. Every $15 ticket purchased to the September 2nd party at Indian Ranch will result in a $20 contribution to the campaign, thanks to a $4 million matching grant.
August 13, 2012
Harrington HealthCare System will be opening a new Eye Center at 20 Southbridge Rd. in Charlton where Harrington Physician Services (HPS) will relocate the practice of Dr. Richard Irwin and the Optical Shop from the Medical Arts Building on the Harrington Hospital campus. HPS has hired ophthalmologist Michael W. Border, M.D., to join Dr. Irwin and expand appointment availability and services to patients.
August 7, 2012
On the weekend of Aug. 4 and 5, Cumberland, R.I. and Harrington HealthCare employee Tom Emerson resident, honored his mother by riding in the Pan-Mass Challenge for the 9th time.
June 18, 2012
Harrington HealthCare at Hubbard has announced the date for its 2012 Breast Cancer 5K Walk/Run. The event, held annually at its 340 Thompson Road, Webster campus, will be Sunday, Sept. 30. The event is rain or shine.
May 25, 2012
The Harrington Auxiliary is proud to announce its First Annual Summer Soiree, called "Cruise Into Summer," on Saturday, June 16, at the Southbridge Hotel and Conference Center.
May 16, 2012
Gregory Woo, M.D., Obstetrics and Gynecology, has joined Harrington Physician Services (HPS).
May 14, 2012
Harrington HealthCare System is one of the top performers in the state for vaccinating employees against influenza, according to the State Department of Public Health.
April 27, 2012
Harrington HealthCare has launched a community-wide photo contest in advance of its calendar distribution later this year. The "Total Local Cuties" contest invites local parents to submit a creative photo of their baby for use in the 2013 community calendar produced each year by Harrington HealthCare System.
April 20, 2012
Podiatrist Georgios P. Poniros, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.S., will join the physician panel at The Wound Care Center at Harrington, located at 10 North Main Street in Charlton.
April 20, 2012
Konstantino "Dan" Avradopoulos, M.D., a physician specializing in General Surgery and Surgical Oncology, has joined Harrington Physician Services (HPS).
April 20, 2012
Roman Tusinski, M.D., Family Medicine physician, has joined Harrington Physician Services. He will be located at the Harrington Physician Services office at 340 Thompson Road in Webster.
April 18, 2012
For the very first time, the Harrington Auxiliary’s Lucky Duck Day on Sunday, April 29 will include a Children’s ID program run by the Southbridge Police Department.
April 11, 2012
The Harrington HealthCare System Laboratory in Southbridge and Webster have been awarded accreditation by the Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP), based on the results of recent onsite inspections.
March 27, 2012
Harrington HealthCare System has named Sean Mitchell as its new Director of Development. Mitchell, a resident of Monson, is former Director of Development for Valley Health Systems, which includes Holyoke Medical Center.
March 22, 2012
The Harrington Hospital Auxiliary will be holding its 21st Annual Lucky Duck & Family Fun Day on Sunday, April 29, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Westville Recreation Area.
March 16, 2012
Harrington HealthCare System today formally launched a fundraising campaign to rebuild the Emergency Department at its Webster campus, Harrington HealthCare at Hubbard. The $8.8 million Strengthening Our Future campaign will enable Harrington HealthCare at Hubbard to continue to deliver the highest quality care to its patients.
March 9, 2012
Eric M. Lupoli, D.O., a Family Medicine physician, has joined Harrington Physician Services. Dr. Lupoli will be located at the Harrington Physician Services office at 10 North Main Street in Charlton, conveniently located at the intersection of North Main Street and Route 20.
March 2, 2012
Harrington is expanding its access to health care by offering a Spanish speaking financial counselor two evenings per week.
March 2, 2012
Harrington HealthCare System is participating in the 2012 Patient Safety Awareness Week campaign, Be Aware for Safe Care. Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 4-10, 2012, is an annual education and awareness campaign for health care safety led by the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF).
February 20, 2012
Harrington HealthCare System has opened the Harrington Travel Clinic, which provides high-quality travel consultation and travel medicine-related services.
February 13, 2012
Harrington HealthCare System has received $599,476 in federal Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive payments. Harrington, which is among the top 4.4 percent of all hospital systems in the country in electronic medical record adoption, is one of 15 hospitals and 12 eligible health care professionals in Massachusetts to receive some monies.
February 7, 2012
Harrington Hospital, part of Harrington HealthCare System, is offering a free salsa dance program for high school and middle school girls in the region at its Southbridge campus on Friday afternoon and evenings.
January 24, 2012
Harrington Hospital’s patient satisfaction scores in two key areas for the last quarter of 2011 were in the top 10 of Massachusetts hospitals as reported by Press Ganey, an independent healthcare survey company.
January 6, 2012
Harrington HealthCare System will require all employees, physicians and volunteers who do not receive the flu vaccine to wear surgical masks when they are within six feet of patients or if they are in patient areas.
December 19, 2011
Harrington HealthCare System has named Harold Lemieux as its new Chief Information Officer (CIO). Lemieux, currently CIO at Morton Hospital and Medical Center in Taunton, will join Harrington HealthCare System January 3.
December 14, 2011
Harrington HealthCare System's outpatient satisfaction scores are soaring, reaching 94.2 (out of a possible 100) for the most recent quarter.
December 7, 2011
Harrington has joined an exclusive list of New England hospitals to implement the ThinPrep Imaging System in-house for cervical cancer screening.
December 1, 2011
Art will be on the walls and light refreshments will be served as Harrington Hospital and the Harrington Hospital Auxiliary host an Art Reception, Thursday, Dec. 15 in the 100 South St. campus lobby. The public is invited.
November 22, 2011
Harrington HealthCare System has achieved accreditation from the American College of Radiology (ACR) for three of its advanced Diagnostic Imaging modalities - computed tomography (CT), nuclear medicine, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
November 16, 2011
Dorota Lebiedz -Odrobina, M.D., a Rheumatologist, has joined Harrington Physician Services
November 8, 2011
Colette R. Whitby, M.D., a physician specializing in General Surgery, is joining the Harrington HealthCare family as a member of Harrington Physician Services (HPS) beginning Dec. 1, 2011.
October 26, 2011
Harrington HealthCare System elected Theresa Colognesi as Chairman of the Board and Laurence Morrison to the Board of Directors at its Annual Meeting on Tuesday at the Publick House Historic Inn.
October 21, 2011
Harrington Physician Services Cardiologist Paul Santolucito, M.D., was awarded the first-ever Total Local Care (TLC) Award Wednesday, Oct. 19 at the annual Harrington HealthCare Physician Recognition Event.
October 4, 2011
Harrington HealthCare System is ranked among the top healthcare systems in the country for Electronic Medical Record (EMR) adoption.
September 15, 2011
Harrington Hospital in Southbridge and Harrington HealthCare at Hubbard, in Webster, have been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in computed tomography (CT) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
August 4, 2011
SOUTHBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 4, 2011 -- The Physical Therapy (PT) and Occupational Therapy (OT) Clinics on our Southbridge campus have received the “Outcomes Excellence Award” from Focus on Therapeutic Outcomes, Inc. (FOTO).
August 4, 2011
Harrington HealthCare System welcomes four new staff physicians trained in Emergency Medicine.
August 4, 2011
SOUTHBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 3, 2011 -- Four physicians trained in Emergency Medicine are joining the Harrington HealthCare System to work in the Emergency Departments in Southbridge at Harrington Hospital and in Webster at Harrington HealthCare at Hubbard.
July 28, 2011
Brenda Geddis-Comrie, M.D., a Family Medicine physician, is moving to Charlton.
July 6, 2011
Christopher A. Marshall, M.D, is joining Dr. John Stagias’ Gastroenterology practice in Southbridge, Harrington HealthCare System President and CEO Edward H. Moore has announced.
June 30, 2011
Harrington HealthCare System, including Harrington Hospital in Southbridge and Harrington HealthCare at Hubbard in Webster, has joined the CeltiCare Health Plan of Massachusetts, Inc. (CeltiCare) network.
June 29, 2011
The Massachusetts Hospital Association (MHA) has named Edward H. Moore, the President and CEO of Harrington HealthCare System, to its Board of Trustees.
June 21, 2011
Harrington HealthCare at Charlton, part of Harrington HealthCare System, announced the addition of vascular care services to its medical office building at 10 North Main Street.
May 23, 2011
Harrington HealthCare at Hubbard has been awarded $10,000 from the Janet Malser Humanities Trust for equipment to further enhance its Emergency Room at 340 Thompson Road.
April 18, 2011
Harrington Hospital's Pediatrics Department is the recipient of a wonderful new device that allows children to move around and have more freedom when they are tethered to the intravenous tubes that they need for treatment.
April 18, 2011
Harrington HealthCare System has joined with 27 other healthcare systems representing more than 100 hospitals in six New England states to form a new company, the Northeast Purchasing Coalition LLC.
April 12, 2011
Harrington HealthCare System officials joined with other organizations and personnel from Habitat for Humanity to break ground Saturday, April 9, for a home in Sturbridge for a family in need.
April 4, 2011
Harrington Hospital, part of the Harrington HealthCare System, has announced its commitment to help build a home in Sturbridge for a family in need this summer, thanks to a partnership with Habitat for Humanity.
March 24, 2011
The Cancer Center at Harrington is excited to announce an upcoming fund-raising event featuring salon services at great prices.
February 3, 2011
We are aspiring to enhance the Harrington Hospital experience with paintings and photographs and bring the community into the hospital to promote the wealth of artistic talent that resides in the 17 towns in south central Massachusetts and northeastern Connecticut.
January 5, 2011
Harrington Hospital has implemented a state-of-the-art monitoring system designed to improve support to patients in its Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
January 1, 2011
Harrington Hospital welcomed the first baby of the New Year at 4:56 p.m. January 1st - a 5-pound, 4-ounce boy named Jaziah.
December 30, 2010
Shaila Chauhan, M.D., a Reproductive Endocrinologist and Infertility specialist with UMass Memorial Medical Group, has partnered with Harrington Hospital to provide Reproductive Endocrinology services.
December 17, 2010
Physicians from the Pioneer Valley Nephrology (PNV) medical practice are now seeing patients at the Harrington HealthCare at Hubbard campus at 340 Thompson Road.
November 29, 2010
Rola Shaheen, M.D., Chief of Radiology at Harrington HealthCare Systems, will present at this year’s Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Annual Meeting, held Nov. 28 through Dec. 3 in Chicago.
November 29, 2010
Harrington HealthCare at Charlton has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in Digital Mammography, as the result of a recent survey by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
November 22, 2010
Harrington HealthCare helped educate its staff and the community about Tobacco Cessation by participating in the Great American Smokeout, a national celebration held November 18.
October 29, 2010
Art will be on the walls, artists will be in the halls, and light refreshments will be served as Harrington Hospital hosts its quarterly Art Reception Thursday, December 9. The public is invited.
October 27, 2010
J. Paul Reheis, M.D., a Urologist, has joined Harrington Physician Services.
October 26, 2010
Harrington has nominated six individuals to serve as Members of Harrington HealthCare System, including State Senator Richard T. Moore of Uxbridge.
October 21, 2010
Annaswamy Raji, M.D., an Endocrinologist with a subspecialty in Diabetes and Hypertension, has joined Harrington Physician Services.
October 19, 2010
Harrington HealthCare System has been selected as one of five runners-up in the 3M "Innovation Award" contest. As a result, the healthcare organization will receive a $1,000 educational grant from 3M to continue its innovative initiative on infection prevention.
October 14, 2010
Dr. James J. Sullivan Jr. has been named Chief of the Emergency Care Center and Emergency Medicine Service at Harrington HealthCare System. The Emergency Medicine physician will be in charge of the Emergency Departments in Southbridge at Harrington Hospital and in Webster at Harrington HealthCare at Hubbard.
September 22, 2010
Harrington HealthCare System is launching The Breast Center at Harrington, a multidisciplinary center designed to give patients the best available breast care, all at one location, from a team of medical experts.
August 6, 2010
Harrington HealthCare at Hubbard welcomed Congressman Richard Neal to its Webster campus Friday, August 6. The Congressman toured the facility with several members of Harrington administration.
August 4, 2010
Harrington Physician Services (HPS) is welcoming four new doctors to its staff: Sarah M. Call, M.D., Family Practice; Ali H. Goli, M.D., Family Practice, Charles Mills, M.D., Internal Medicine and Rheumatology and Evan P. Provisor, M.D., M.S., F.A.C.S, General Surgery.
July 30, 2010
Harrington Hospital welcomed David Morales, Commissioner of the Massachusetts Division of Health Care Finance and Policy, to its Southbridge campus Thursday, July 29.
July 20, 2010
The Wound Care Center at Harrington, featuring the region's only state-of-the-art Hyperbaric Oxygen Chambers, is now open and accepting appointments for wound-care patients.