Planning is well underway for Newton-Wellesley Hospital Charitable Foundation’s 14th Annual Gala, “Let’s Paint the Town Red,” which will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at the Westin Copley Place in Boston.
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Sunday, March 24, 2013
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Medicare database shows how hospitals across Boston—and the nation—compare for care. Hospitals, meanwhile, criticized the data as inaccurate.
Which area emergency room is the most efficient? Well, there are a couple of answers to that question, according to data released by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services. At Newton-Wellesley Hospital, patients wait an average of 287 minutes before they are admitted to the hospital as an inpatient, compared to the state average of 311 minutes and the national average of 277 minutes. Once they are admitted, the average time patients spent in the Newton-Wellesley emergency department before being sent home was 152 minutes, which matches the state average, and is a little behind the national average of 140 minutes. According to the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services' website, Newton-Wellesley Hospital submitted its information …
Friday, March 15, 2013
Healthy Habits Kitchen has partnered with the Vernon Cancer Center at Newton-Wellesley Hospital to provide healthy, home-delivered meals for cancer patients.
How much thought will you put into your lunch today? When it's mealtime, it's easy to take for granted what we choose to eat. But for many patients at Newton Wellesley Hospital's Vernon Cancer Center, those three meals can sometimes be a daunting task. "We eat three times a day and we can just stop by somewhere and pick something up, but for a [cancer] patient who is at home and too tired to get up, it's a big deal," says Newton-Wellesley Hospital Dietician Christina Chiu. As a way to help cancer patients tackle home cooking and sometimes difficult dietary restrictions, the Vernon Cancer Center at Newton-Wellesley Hospital has teamed up with Wellesley's Healthy Habits Kitchen to provide home-delivered meals to cancer patients. Launched in…
Friday, March 1, 2013
Local hospitals excel in different areas of emergency care. See how they stack up against each other.
The Boston area is famous for its medical facilities, several of which offer emergency care. But anyone who's gone to the ER knows it can take a while before you get back home. The chart above compares various emergency room wait times in hospitals west of Boston. The data used comes from the center for Medicare & Medicaid Center's Hospital Compare web site. Learn more about the Medicare data used in this chart. Note: Some data was not available for Newton-Wellesley Hospital.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Anyone who has not had a flu shot should not visit the hospital.
With a flu epidemic affecting much of the country, local hospitals are hoping to protect their patients by keeping visits to a minimum. Newton-Wellesley Hospital has put in place a number of visitor restrictions to help limit the spread of the flu virus, according to the hospital's website. The visitor limitations include: Similar restrictions have been posted on the Beth Israel Needham hospital website. As of Jan 14, restrictions include: If you have not yet had a flu shot, the city of Newton is partnering with Newton-Wellesley Hospital for a free, appointment-only flu clinic today at the Newton Free Library. To schedule a time for the clinic, call the Newton-Wellesley Hospital Carefinder appointment line at 617-243-5900. The clinic is …
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
The first baby of the year born to Waltham parents at local hospital.
She may not be the first baby of the new year, but the first birth certificate marked Jan. 1, 2013 at Newton-Wellesley Hospital belongs to a baby girl named Ahaana. Born at 12:08 a.m. to mother Sameeta Bilgrami and father Prem Ramasamy of Waltham, Ahaana Prem weighed 6 lbs 15 oz. Newton-Wellesley spokeswoman Rachel Kagno says she is their first child, and was three days early. Per their custom, baby Ahaana takes her father's first name as her last name. Baby Ahaana was about eight minutes later than a baby on the Cape, who WVCB says may have been Massachusetts' first baby born in the New Year: baby Max Benjamin Pierre was born five seconds after midnight to mother Marie Meritus.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Needham parents Jacqueline and Brian Soll had their first child on Dec. 12, 2012.
Needham's newest resident, Audrey Mae Soll, will certainly have an easy birthday to remember. Audrey was born yesterday, "12-12-12", at Newton-Wellesley Hospital to new parents Jacqueline and Brian Soll, of Needham. She weighed in at 7 pounds, 5 ounces and measured 20 1/4 inches long, according to Newton-Wellesley Hospital Spokesperson Rachel Kagno. Jacqueline entered Newton-Wellesley Hospital around 8 p.m. Tuesday and Audrey was born at 8:18 a.m. Wednesday, meaning Jacqueline was in labor for 12 hours, Kagno said. Jacqueline was one week overdue, as Audrey was expected on Dec. 5. Although the timing of Audrey's delivery wasn't planned, Jacqueline acknowledged "It's a cool date to have as a birthday!"
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The ER doctor arrested and charged with operating under the influence.
Updated 6:33 p.m. with a statement from Newton-Wellesley Hospital An ER doctor from Newton-Wellesley Hospital has been arrested and charged following a crash on Friday morning at the intersection of Washington Street and State Street in Wellesley. Kristin Howard, 56, the driver, was arrested and charged with operating to endanger, operating under the influence of liquor and drugs, leaving the scene of an accident and possession of class B and D drugs, according to police. The Wellesley Police Department have released crash footage from the intersection, and the crash itself occurs at the 1:05 mark on the video embedded to the right. The vehicle appears as though it is airborne for a few seconds before colliding into a vehicle stopped at a…
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Effective August 1, Dr. Michael Jellinek will no longer be at the helm of Newton-Wellesley Hospital.
Newton-Wellesley Hospital announced today that Dr. Michael Jellinek will step down as president of the hospital. According to a press release from the hospital, Jellinek will leave to focus on his position as chief of clinical affairs at Partners HealthCare System. “I have completely enjoyed my work and am grateful to everyone at Newton-Wellesley,” Dr. Jellinek said in a statement. “All of us have worked hard to make this a special place and it will be very difficult for me not to be coming to Newton-Wellesley every day - not to see my many colleagues and friends. I am completely confident that our physicians, nurses and staff will continue our tradition of providing high quality, efficient and compassionate care to our community.” …
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
These babies were born today, Feb. 29, 2012 at Newton-Wellesley Hospital.
There are those that technically only have a birthday once every four years. They’re the people born on Feb. 29. Newton-Wellesley Hospital (NWH) is giving out a "tree frog" (stuffed animal, not a real one!) with three Gerber daisies in a vase to all of the hospital's Leap Year babies today, according to NWH spokeswoman Rachel Kagno. The hospital has welcomed four 2012 Leap Day babies so far today. Here is information on two babies born today at NWH: Parents: Chris and Kristin Smith of Wellesley Baby Boy: Evan Christopher Smith Born on 2/29/12 at 12:50am Weighed 9lbs, 5oz. This was their first child. ****** Parents: Adam and Lauren Belmont of Wellesley Baby Girl: Eleanor "Nora" Rose Belmont Born on 2/29/12 at 1:22am Weighed: 7lbs, 12oz …