“I would choose The Cancer Center at Harrington again and again and again.”
Lisa said she tells everyone she can about Harrington and encourages people to go there for treatment. “From someone who has been to Worcester, been to Boston and been to Southbridge, I would choose The Cancer Center at Harrington again and again and again – no question.” Read more from Lisa Dumont »
“It is the little things that make such a big difference in the experience we had.”
Darlene's 8-year-old granddaughter Serenity fractured her arm riding her 4-wheeler. A trip to the Harrington HealthCare emergency room in Webster confirmed the fracture and required orthopedic follow-up, and a day-procedure in Southbridge. Read more from Serenity (Per her grandmother, Darlene Levasseur) »
“I not only tolerated my extended stay there, but sincerely enjoyed it!”
Because of your professional care, kindness, compassion and interesting conversations, I not only tolerated my extended stay there, but actually sincerely enjoyed it! You all were tremendous - so skilled and patient! Read more from S. White »
“My husband was told I only had 10 minutes left to live had I not been in your care.”
I think it is important for you to know that I know Harrington saved me.. and all went above and beyond to treat me with the utmost respect and dignity at a time I was not even conscious. Read more from Anne Ashe, M.A., CAGS, LMHC »
“[They] met with me in their office on their day off just to make sure I was okay!”
When Katherine Chauvin, of Dudley, experienced one of the most difficult challenges in her life, she was glad she came to Harrington. Read more from Katherine »
After being 8,600 miles apart for years, they are together – but finding strength in each other to battle an aggressive cancer diagnosis.
Kert Gallant grew up in Holland, MA, but once he met Jocelyn in the Philippines, he spent four years traveling back and forth between the two countries. After his cancer diagnosis, the couple struggled to remain strong when they were 8,600 miles apart -- until members of The Cancer Center at Harrington helped bring his family to the United States. Read more from Kert Gallant »
“When you’re considering having a breast removed, it’s not something you look up on the Internet. You want to talk to your doctors.”
Suzanne Broman shares her diagnosis, treatment and recovery of Breast Cancer through Harrington's compassionate team. Read more from Suzanne Broman »
I’ve been welcomed with open arms.
They were so competent and compassionate.
Cheri MacKinney and Jim Winslow, former publishers of the Smart Shopper advertising publication in Webster, say they "feel very fortunate" to have Harrington HealthCare at Webster in their community. Read more from Cheri MacKinney and Jim Winslow, Webster »
The atmosphere was warm and inviting… I’ve been telling all my friends, you really should go!
The staff was so friendly and knowledgeable! From the minute I walked in the door, the receptionist was welcoming and I just knew I was in the right place! Read more from Beverly Robert, Webster »
This really does feel like home.
The Cancer Center at Harrington really feels like family," she said. "I go for a treatment on Friday and Nancy is the volunteer who has been through this same thing, and she gets your blanket, gets you a cup of tea, whatever you want. Read more from Lisa Rei »
As far as I’m concerned, every nurse at Harrington Hospital has the same last name, ‘Angel.’
"Everyone, the nurses, the patient care assistant, gave me the clear impression that all they had to do was take care of me. They didn't have anything else on earth to care about. They had one thing in their entire life to do, and that was to pay attention to my condition." Read more from Larry Morrison, Sturbridge »
I’m in the service business, so I know good service.
Mike Moran of Framingham discovered Harrington HealthCare System because he wanted to track down an orthopedic surgeon who had done a wonderful job fixing his ankle in 2009. Read more from Mike Moran »
Every surgery you perform is a miracle!
‘Tis said that words cannot express - but I am gonna try anyway! Since the second grade, when I was given my first pair of glasses, I have been extremely near sighted. Your surgery for my cataracts corrected this. Now I have wonderful vision for long distances. Read more from MJ Parquet »
Living so close to Worcester, I had never really considered Harrington as an option, but I was pleasantly surprised.
Fifty-year-old Tom Johnson had completed 39 rounds of radiation and seven rounds of chemotherapy at UMass Memorial Medical Center that left him with painful wounds inside his throat. Read more from Tom Johnson »
There was no guesswork involved. They knew exactly where to look and how to help fix the problem.
When Harry Penniman agreed to build a garage for his daughter, he never even thought the work would cause a shoulder impingement. Read more from Harry Penniman »
I encourage patients to use local medical services and experience the individualized care that comes with it.
Although Robbie Salisbury had many options for physical therapists, he chose to stay local and began seeing Emily Goncalves and Meredith Moseley at Harrington’s Rehabilitation Services Department at Harrington HealthCare at 169. Read more from Robbie Salisbury »
Success in Simplified Diabetes Management
Gail Embair was diagnosed with diabetes more than 10 years ago. But her recent struggle to manage the illness was becoming frustrating. Read more from Gail Embair »
It takes a special person to do what they all do.
I hold The Cancer Center deep in my heart for their kindness. When I go for my visits now, they still remember me and always say hi. Read more from Mary Devlin »
They don’t make you feel like a cancer patient, but just a person who they want to feel better.
Not Caving Into Cancer: Lisa Cave, a 5th grade Educational Assistant and a Sturbridge resident, wins her breast cancer battle with the help of the Harrington Cancer Center. Read more from Lisa Cave »
If you’re unlucky enough to get cancer, be lucky enough to go to Harrington.
During what was the scariest and most difficult time in my life, every single staff member at the Cancer Center did what they could to make it the best situation possible. Read more from Sharon Yager »
They were always happy, gentle, smiling people—exactly who a mother wants taking care of her and her newborn baby.
Everyone that I have encountered over the past four years went above and beyond their role to make me comfortable during the births of my three children. Read more from Jackie Ashton »
This could have been a different experience if your staff was not so proactive and attentive to detail.
I don’t think she would have fared better at another facility. Read more from Daughter of Harrington patient »
All procedures were performed to the highest standard that I have ever witnessed.
I want to commend your staff on my father’s recovery and hope your quality nurses continue their excellent work in caring for you patients. Read more from Edward Darzenkiewicz, son of patient Walter Darzenkiewicz »
“I didn’t want to get sick…but if I had to do it again, I would certainly do it here.”
David Majorowski has been Captain of Webster EMS for the past 10 years. But in April of 2015, instead of being the one to send people to the emergency department, roles were reversed, and Majorowski became the patient. Read more from David Majorowski »
Harrington Provides a Lifetime of Care
“It’s convenient; I have no reason not to go to Harrington. I mean, what would be the alternative if we didn’t? Driving 20 or 30 minutes for a routine test?" Read more from Cindy* »
“You put her mind at ease with your expertise, your confidence, and your optimism.”
I hope you never underestimate the impact your exceptional bedside manner has on your patients. Read more from Kerry Varin in a letter she wrote about her mother, Jackie Varin. »
“I cannot think of one negative moment.”
During back surgery, doctors discovered 75-year old Ken Towle Ken Towle, had Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia (CMML). Turning to The Cancer Center at Harrington, Ken was happy to have such a fantastic facility close to his home in Charlton. Read more from Ken Towle »
I have to wonder why people would drive all the way to Boston when you get the same, maybe even better care, right here at Harrington.
Joann Grindle worked for 20 years in home health care at Harrington Hospital, but several years later, she found herself a patient at The Cancer Center. Read more from Joann Grindle »
It was a good feeling to know that the people there cared so much about me and my wellbeing.
After having surgery for pancreatic cancer, Southbridge resident Terance Grant chose to have his chemotherapy at The Cancer Center at Harrington. Read more from Terance Grant »
Every day you see a little bit of progress.
After his sudden paralysis from the waist down, 17 year old John Hughes and his family found strength in Harrington's physical therapy program. Read more from Heidi and John Hughes »
Harrington has been set apart in a most positive way!
The courtesy and kindness of employees does much to alleviate feelings of apprehension – besides setting a tone of a superior facility. Read more from Carol Hanson »
To watch him work and care for my husband was awe inspiring.
About seven weeks ago my husband, David Almeida, was rushed by ambulance to the Harrington Hospital ER. I went by car and by the time I got there, he was already in a room and hooked up to everything. Read more from Sandy Almeida »
It was very convenient!
From the moment I entered The Wound Care Center, I was greeted like a member of the family. The staff was welcoming, the doctors were wonderful. Read more from Laurie Riding »
We have never seen such great care at a hospital.
Not one person ignored us, everyone answered our questions, and they did such an amazing job. Read more from Kimbley Dumphy and father Kenneth Lippe »
The best care anywhere.
Kate Coty is a Registered Nurse who knows what it takes to deliver outstanding healthcare. At Harrington, she says her husband, Tom, has received "world-class care in our own backyard, thanks to Doctors. Tom FitzGerald and Christopher Seidler." Read more from Tom Coty, Dudley »
Thanks for being there.
The most remarkable and excellent staff around. Read more from Bob LaFlower, East Brookfield »
I won’t hesitate to go back.
"My daughter was so scared, but Dr. Finn was so gentle and sweet; her personality is perfect for the work she does," says Stephanie, who thinks its an understatement to say they were completely satisfied. Read more from Stephanie Sterritt »