Milford Regional adds OB/GYN to staff

Dr. Brian Bond, an obstetrics and gynecology physician, has joined the medical staff of Milford Regional Medical Center.

He is part of the UMass Memorial OB/GYN at Milford practice with Dr. Karen Jeng and Dr. Hayley Marshall. Dr. Bond has medical and pharmacy degrees from West Virginia School of Medicine in Morgantown, West Virginia. He completed his residency at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. Dr. Bond is an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Tufts University School of Medicine and is the program director of the OB/GYN residency program at Tufts. He is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and was previously an attending physician at Tufts Medical Center.

AdCare Hospital honors Baumgartner, Cunningham

Debra Baumgartner, a registered nurse and evening nursing supervisor, is the 2018 recipient of AdCare Hospital’s Excellence in Patient Care Award.

The hospital’s Excellence in Customer Service Award went to Kristina Cunningham, an insurance specialist and supervisor in First Contact Services.

Ben Prendiville honored at St. Vincent

St. Vincent Hospital presented the September 2018 Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses to Ben Prendiville of Holden.

Mr. Prendiville began his nursing career at St. Vincent Hospital in August 2016 and works on the cardiac step-down unit. The Daisy Award was established by the family of the late J. Patrick Barnes, who was a cancer patient.

Overlook opens respiratory therapy unit

Masonic Health System of Massachusetts has opened a respiratory clinical program on The Overlook campus in Charlton.

Dr. Plutarco E. Castellanos will provide medical oversight. He is a board-certified internist with a subspecialty board certification in pulmonary disease and critical care medicine.

Heywood honors workers for years of service

Heywood Healthcare of Gardner honored 167 employees with 2,430 years of service during its annual service awards recognition dinner.

Employees were recognized for their work at Heywood and Athol Hospitals, The Quabbin Retreat, Winchendon Health Center, Heywood Rehabilitation Center and Heywood Medical Group.

The Daniel P. Moen Employee Excellence Award, an annual award by Heywood Hospital to a five-year anniversary employee, went to Jillian Casey. Athol Hospital honored Isaias Palermo, a 25-year service anniversary employee, with the 3rd annual Meehan Award.