COLUMN: Medical Memos
Fallon Community Health Plan has appointed Kelly A. Cummings to vice president of Care Coordination. Cummings received a bachelor's degree in nursing from St. Joseph College in West Hartford, Conn., and a master's degree in health services administration from Sage Graduate School in Albany, N.Y.
Dr. Gene Del Rosario, internal medicine physician at Clinton Hospital and president of the Clinton Hospital medical staff, was nominated to the Clinton Hospital board of trustees by the Clinton Hospital Foundation. This nomination was approved by the UMass Memorial Health Care Inc. board at its April meeting.
The VNA Care Network offers free keep-well clinics for residents 60 and older, from 9 to 11 a.m. today at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish Center, 28 Mulberry St., Worcester; noon to 2 p.m. today at Canterbury Towers, 6 Wachusett St., Spencer; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Council on Aging, 40 Wall St., Spencer; 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday at Colonial Apartments, 26 Village Drive, Northboro. For information, call (888) 663-3688, ext. 5603, or visit www.vnacarenetwork.org.
The state Department of Mental Health Inpatient Study Commission will hold a public meeting from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Worcester State College's Student Center in the Blue Lounge, 486 Chandler St., Worcester, to gather input from the public about the department's adult inpatient and community systems of care. The commission assists DMH and the Executive Office of Health and Human Services in fulfilling its vision to provide a responsive mental health delivery system that embraces the values of recovery, choice and self-determination. For individuals needing deaf and hard-of-hearing interpreter services or any other accommodations, contact Jay Tallman at (617) 626-8179.
American Red Cross blood drives will be held in the following places and times: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Tennis & Swim Club, 35 Chauncy St., Westboro; 1 to 6 p.m. tomorrow at Notre Dame Church, 446 Main St., Southbridge; 1 to 7 p.m. Monday at Knights of Columbus, 49 Central St., Auburn; 1 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Elks Lodge, 134 North Main St., Leominster; 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Cushing Academy, Hockey Arena Foyer, 39 School St., Ashburnham. Donors will receive a free chocolate gift from Edible Arrangements and be registered to win a pair of Red Sox tickets. For information, call (800) 448-3543 or visit www.givelife.org.