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Living Well - April 2016

 Anna Jaques Named One of Becker's Healthcare's "150 Great Places to Work"
For the first time, Anna Jaques has been recognized as one of 150 organizations in the nation listed by Becker's Healthcare as,"150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare." Anna Jaques is one of only four Massachusetts hospitals to be recognized, and the only Massachusetts community hospital selected. 
The organizations recognized by Becker's were selected based on many criteria, including but not limited to the organization's benefits offerings, employee recognition and reward programs, employee communications, wellness initiatives, efforts to improve professional development, work-life balance and a sense of community among employees, as well as receipt of national, state or local recognition previously earned by the organization for workplace excellence. 
Every day, our employees, physicians and volunteers strive to make Anna Jaques a top-notch facility, and establish a culture that places a high value on satisfaction for our employees and the patients we serve.
Anna Jaques Adds Interventional Radiology Services and welcomes Lawrence Casha, MD
Anna Jaques proudly welcomed fellowship-trained interventional radiology specialist Lawrence M. Casha, MD, to the medical staff on April 4th. Dr. Casha is now seeing both inpatients and outpatients, and patients in emergency situations for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.
Lawrence Casha, MD
Lawrence Casha, MD
Many conditions that once required surgery can now be treated non-surgically by interventional radiology. This medical subspecialty uses minimally invasive image-guided procedures to diagnose and treat medical conditions affecting nearly every part of the body.
The addition of Dr. Casha and his clinical expertise marks the start of a comprehensive Interventional Radiology program at Anna Jaques comprised of a multi-disciplinary team including the interventional radiologist, nurse, and radiology technologist with specialized training who will provide technical assistance, support, comfort, and education.
Dr. Casha received his medical degree at New York Medical College. He interned at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu and completed his residency in radiology at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington. Dr. Casha completed a fellowship in interventional radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital and joined L&M Radiology, where he served as the section chief of the interventional radiology service.
His areas of special interest include oncology, dialysis, urology support, abscess drainages and embolization procedures. To make an appointment or referral, call 978-463-1422.
Claire Fung, MD, Honored By YWCA of Greater Newburyport
Dr. Claire Fung with Ilene Harnch-Grady, Health & Wellness Director of the YWCA.
The YWCA of Greater Newburyport honored Claire Fung, MD, of Radiation Oncology, with the Constance M. Grasso award at its annual meeting on April 26
th. The award recognizes individuals who, through their professional lives, have impacted their community positively by supporting women's health issues.
The award was created in memory of Constance "Connie" Grasso who was a longtime employee of the YWCA and co-creator of the YWCA Encore Program - a free program for women who have had breast and/or ovarian cancer. Dr. Fung has referred many of her patients to the Encore program who have gone on to speak highly of Dr. Fung and her exemplary care, patient and compassion around their diagnosis and treatments.
Dr. Fung, a Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical Faculty Physician, is a board-certified radiation oncologist. She has been affiliated with Anna Jaques Hospital since 2009.
U P C O M I N G   E V E N T S
Hip & Knee Pain?
Learn if Mako is right for you
For people suffering from knee and hip pain, Mako Robotic Arm Assisted Surgery is bringing much-needed relief to some patients. The Mako Robotic Arm Interactive System enables orthopedic surgeons at Anna Jaques to perform advanced knee and hip procedures for patients suffering from joint pain. Anna Jaques is one of only two hospitals in a 50-mile radius to offer Mako.
Learn is Mako is right for you at a free community seminar hosted by an orthopedic surgeon who performs Mako at Anna Jaques. All seminars are hosted from 6:00-7:00pm in the Higgins Conference Room.
  • May 5: Dr. Michael Wack, Seacoast Orthopedics
  •  May 10: Dr. Robert Wood, Sports Medicine North
  • June 6: Dr. Ben Schwartz, Sports Medicine North

Click here to learn more about Mako and register for a seminar.

Free Vein Screening hosted by Atlantic Surgical Associates &
Vein Institute 
Atlantic Surgical Associates & Vein Institute
Free Vein Screening
May 19th from 12:00-3:00pm
Higgins Conference Room, Anna Jaques

Why get screened?
  • Few people are aware of serious problems that can develop in the veins
  • Venous disease can affect all ages
  • It's common! More than 24 million American's have varicose veins and six million have advanced problems associated with chronic venous insufficiency
  • Venous disease can cause long term disability that may make it difficult to work at home or on the job.
Call 978-462-8006 to schedule your screening.
Gift Shop Spring Spectacular Sale
On May 5th, the AJH Aid Association will host a special sale in the Gift Shop and Atrium Lobby from 9:00am-5:00pm with specialty items perfect for Mother's Day gifts. The Gift Shop will feature new selections of jewelry including Alex and Ani, Pam Older Designs, Dune Sand Jewelry, as well as new Vera Bradley items.
Cast Your E-Vote for AJH!
The Provident Bank has once again selected the Anna Jaques Aid Association as one of the non-profit beneficiaries to choose from in their annual fundraiser, Our Community, Your E-Vote. Each year, The Provident Bank lets the community decide how to allocate funds of which the bank increased the amount from $20,000 to $50,000. The voting process is entirely online and requires a person's name and email address for each ballot entry. Voting is May 1st - May 31st - share with family, friends and colleagues to vote for the Aid Association. Click here to vote starting May 1st!
Living Well Magazine
Anna Jaques published Living Well Magazine showcasing several patients' experiences with 3D Mammography, Mako hip and partial knee replacement, and many new doctors and specialists on staff. Click here read!

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