NoteWorthy – 7/23/17
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AROUND THE VALLEY
Prybyla, of Orthopaedic Surgical Associates, Named Physician of the Year
David Prybyla, of Orthopaedic Surgical Associates in Lowell, was recently named “Physician of the Year” by the Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts. The Alliance is a statewide nonprofit membership organization of home care, home health care and hospice agencies across Massachusetts.
Prybyla was nominated by Circle Home, Inc., for his “outstanding coordination with home health care services for patients who have had joint replacement surgery.” The nomination praised Dr. Prybyla for his “clear, timely, and thorough communication with home care physical and occupational therapists regarding follow-up for his surgical patients.”
Career Resources Corporation Honored with Business of the Month Award
In an effort to recognize outstanding achievement in the Greater Haverhill community, the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce formally identifies a “Business of the Month” approximately every four weeks. This award is given to a Chamber member that is a proven leader in their business or industry and excels in the areas of community involvement, economic growth, customer service and professional relationships.
Since 1968 the nonprofit Career Resources Corporation (CRC) has been assisting people with disabilities to live, work, and fully engage within their communities. Career Resources offers a wide range of support services to people with disabilities, including those with brain injuries and veterans of the armed forces. With the most helpful and appropriate services available across 4 programs, CRC provides opportunities for people to become participating, involved and valued members of their communities.
MOVERS & SHAKERS
Gomes Appoints Two New Administrators to Home Health Foundation Committee
Karen Gomes, the newly appointed President and CEO of Home Health Foundation, today announced the appointment of two new senior administrators to the organization’s Executive Management Committee.
Patricia Buiocchi will join Home Health Foundation as vice president of strategic operations. Patricia most recently served as vice president of development and strategic planning at Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital. An exceptional leader with 27 years of clinical and operational experience in a variety of settings, Patricia will work with staff throughout the organization to further the agency’s mission by participating in strategy and direction setting, identifying and prioritizing areas for improvement, assisting project teams with scope definition and encouraging good change management practices. She will assume direct oversight for the Referral and Utilization Review Departments as work continues on the development and centralization of clinical admission functions across multiple business lines.
Julie Conway has accepted the position of vice president of clinical services/chief clinical officer for Home Health Foundation. She brings a broad range of experience in home health care, clinical operations and senior management to the role, most recently serving as division director for multi-site clinical operations at Bayada Home Health Care. With more than 30 years of clinical experience, Julie has developed clinical programs for population health management, and developed and implemented initiatives to improve patient experience, improve outcomes and decrease cost of services. Julie has led teams focused on growth, people, service, quality and financial performance metrics. Her role will include the development of clinical services and the evaluation and implementation of clinical programs.
Jeffrey Gorodetsky has joined the medical staff and is accepting new patients at SMG New England Family Practice of Andover. He earned his medical degree at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, D.C., and then completed his residency in family medicine at Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach, Fla. A Diplomate of the American Board of Family Practice and Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, his special interests are wellness, preventive health care, pediatrics and sports medicine. Gorodetsky is accepting new patients, and in most cases, can provide a same-day appointment for sudden illness.
Lawrence General Hospital will hold their 2017 Community Cares Golf Tournament at Indian Ridge Country Club. Proceeds will support Lawrence General Hospital Patient Services and the Interpreter Program. Andover, Mass. | LawrenceGeneral.org
The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Haverhill will hold its Annual Golf Tournament at the Haverhill Country Club. Proceeds will support the organization’s work in helping young people meet their full potential as productive citizens. Haverhill, Mass. | HaverhillBGC.org
Groundwork Lawrence will hold their annual Greenway 5K to promote health, fitness and open spaces. The race takes place along the organization’s 3.5 mile Spicket River Greenway. Lawrence, Mass. | GroundworkLawrence.org
Lowell General Hospital will host its annual Golf Challenge at the International Golf Course. Proceeds from the event will be invested in the expansion of the hospital’s intensive care unit on the main campus. Bolton, Mass. | LowellGeneral.org
August 25 – 27
Middlesex County 4-H Fair will be held at the Westford Fairgrounds. All exhibitors are members of 4-H Clubs in Middlesex County. In addition to horse shows and horticultural displays, activities will include hayrides, face painting and plenty of delicious fair food. Westford, Mass. | 4HMiddlesexFair.org
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