Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Cooper Alistair Durken was the first baby from Newton born at the hospital in 2012.
As many people were heading back to work and school yesterday morning, Newton-Wellesley Hospital welcomed the first Newton baby born in 2012. Cooper Alistair Durken was born yesterday, Jan. 3, at 9:09 a.m. He weighed in at 7 lbs, 6 ounces. Cooper is the third child of Kallan and Timothy Durken, of Newton. He is also the baby brother of sisters Quinn, who is almost 2-years old, and Parker, who is almost 4-years old. On Jan. 1 at 3:05 a.m., a couple from Revere had the hospital's first baby of 2012. Adriana Juric was born to parents Jason and Maja Juric.
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Adriana Juric was born at 3:05 a.m. Jan. 1.
A couple from Revere had the first baby of 2012 at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Adriana Juric was born at 3:05 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 1 to parents Jason and Maja Juric. She weighed 8 lbs. and 2 ounces. Adriana is the couple’s first child. The first baby born from Newton in 2012 came this morning just after 9 a.m., according to Rachel Kagno, the hospital's spokeswoman. More details on that new baby will be posted on Patch as they become available.
Saturday, October 29, 2011
The Oct. 18 event featured music, food and fun while spreading awareness about breast cancer detection and health.
More than 80 people attended the Think Pink breast cancer awareness event at Newton-Wellesley Hospital on Oct. 18. The free evening featured jazz music, wine, hors d'oeuvres as well as Reiki and massage demonstrations and nutrition and fitness information. The event also featured information on the hospital's Vernon Cancer Center, Auerbach Breast Center and Manton Women's Imaging Center. Following the reception, participants heard from Dr. Cela Doppelt and Dr. Jami Rubens for a health panel discussion on topics such as: hormones, wellness and vitality, and new technologies in breast imaging. Information and photos provided Rachel Kagno, public affairs and marketing for Newton-Wellesley Hospital.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Newton boasts a world-class hospital with a long history of quality care.
Boston is known throughout the world for its top-notch medical facilities. With Harvard, Tufts, and other major medical schools in the area, the city has tremendous intellectual capital that attracts the best doctors to this part of the world. But just west of Boston, Newton-Wellesley Hospital serves the metrowest area with the same high-quality medical care. The history of this fine institution is a story worth telling. The Newton Cottage Hospital was incorporated in January of 1881; however the hospital did not open its doors until June 5, 1886. According to Newton-Wellesley Hospital’s website, the fledgling Newton Cottage Hospital had nine beds and three employees who ran the facility—“a matron, who served as an administrator and nurse…
Saturday, October 22, 2011
A woman told police Thursday that she was attacked in a parking lot at Newton-Wellesley Hospital.
A woman told police Thursday she was attacked in a parking lot at Newton-Wellesley Hospital while attempting to get into her car. According to police reports, officers responded to the hospital around 8:15 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 20) after reports of an assault in the parking lot behind the emergency room. After he heard the emergency distress signal, an employee found the woman on the ground under the emergency call box around 8:10 p.m., reports said. The woman was then transported to the emergency room, where police were able to speak with her. The victim told police she had just placed her belongings in her car when she was hit in the face by an unknown man. The woman claimed the man then pushed her and hit her head against a concrete wall …
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Newton North alum and Virgin Galactic CEO George T. Whitesides will speak at Newton North today.
The Newton-Needham Chamber of Commerce will host Spring Seasonings -- A Taste of Newton, Needham and Beyond! today from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Boston-Newton Marriott Hotel. Local chefs, restaurants and food service businesses will be at the hotel with demonstrations, samples and more. The cost for the event is $35 at the door. Virgin Galactic CEO George T. Whitesides (a Newton North alum) will speak today at 12:15 p.m. in the Newton North High School auditorium. Newton-Wellesley Hospital's Women's Imaging Center will offer a limited number of screening mammogram appointments today from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Call 617-243-5345 to book an appointment. The Land Use Committee is set to meet tonight at 7 in room 222 of City Hall. To view the …
Saturday, March 19, 2011
The new facility will help train clinical staff members.
Newton-Wellesey Hospital announced this week a new center that will help prepare clinical staff members for real-life hospital situations. The Shipley Medical Simulation Center, which had its official ribbon cutting earlier this month, includes areas that resemble hospital rooms. The rooms are filled with the same equipment as regular hospital rooms and include observation areas as well as recording equipment to document and watch how the students operate and care for the manikins in the simulation. According to a press release issued this week, the simulation center is an "integral role in training clinical staff members to respond to a number of critical situations that arise in the hospital setting." The manikins used in the …
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Newton-Wellesley Hospital holds a free community health fair
On Sunday morning, Newton-Wellesely Hospital held their second annual Community Health Fair, offering free screenings and health advice. Some of the services offered included cholesterol, blood pressure, lower back and peripheral arterial disease screenings. There were also stands set up by Whole Foods Market offering samples and advice on healthy eating, as well as body fat tests and exercise demonstrations by Shipley Fitness Center. Marketing Associate Juanita Trigilio estimated approximately 300 people in attendance at this year's fair compared to the 200 that attended last year. Trigilio says they tried to include a wide range of services and that the idea behind the health fair was to try and do something that would focus on the …
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Newton North boys basketball team will compete in a South Div. 1 semi-final match tonight.
The Zoning Reform Group will hold its first meeting tonight at 7:15 p.m. in room 222 of City Hall. The group, which is chaired by Alderman Deb Crossley, will work on long- and short-term zoning goals as well as their funding options in addition to researching what other communities have done with certain zoning reform. The mayor will join the committee of local experts for the first meeting. Poets Kate Chadbourne, Ruth Lepson and Marcia Karp will host a Poetry Series/poetry open mic this evening at the Newton Free Library. The event starts at 7 and is free and open to the public. Newton-Wellesley Hospital will offer free, pre-marathon screenings for runners today from 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. A physical therapist will be on hand to assess …
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Mayor Setti Warren and District Attorney Gerard Leone Jr. spotlight Domestic Violence Awareness Month and ask residents to start talking.
Mayor Setti Warren and Middlesex District Attorney Gerard Leone Jr. want to start a conversation. Earlier this month, Warren and Leone held a press conference on domestic violence awareness, hoping to engage the community and initiate a discussion about a topic often kept a secret. "I wish there was no need (to bring awareness), but it is still a huge problem," Leone said. The Oct. 8 press conference, which was held at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, introduced the community to a number of domestic violence support organizations as well as encouraged victims to start talking. With October designated as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, communication about abuse has been a focus in Newton. The main entryway at City Hall currently has a display …