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Charles E. Cavagnaro III, MD, FACP, President & CEO of Wing Memorial Hospital and Medical Centers announced that Country Bank has donated $50,000 to support the hospital’s customer service efforts by sponsoring the valet parking service at Wing. The free valet service, which operates Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm, is open to all patients and visitors of the hospital.

Wing Memorial Hospital Offers Free Hearing Services at Local Senior Centers

The Audiology and Hearing Improvement Center (AHIC) of Wing Memorial Hospital and Medical Centers offer free monthly hearing services at our medical centers and local senior centers. The free services are provided by one of the AHIC’s highly experienced audiologists and include hearing screenings, checking for ear wax accumulation, and cleaning and checking hearing aids.

PALMER, MA – Wing Memorial Hospital and Medical Centers was honored with an “A” grade in the Fall 2013 update to the Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from accidents, errors, injuries and infections. The Hospital Safety Score is compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety and is administered by The Leapfrog Group (Leapfrog), an independent industry watchdog.

PALMER, MA - Wing Memorial Hospital and Medical Centers is offering an Early Recovery/Addictions Support Group. This group is open to people struggling with alcohol or drug use.

The group is held every Thursday at 6 pm at the Griswold Behavioral Health Center Conference Room, 40 Wright Street in Palmer.

The support group is facilitated by Lorrie O’Brien, LICSW. Most insurance companies will cover this group and, dependent upon your coverage, there may be a copay. Space is limited and registration is required. For dates, times and registration, call 413-284-5292.

PALMER, MA - Wing Memorial Hospital’s Environmental Services staff has recently reached a very important goal: they have been ranked in the 90th percentile for their patient satisfaction score related to cleanliness of the hospital environment.

PALMER, MA -Wing Memorial Hospital & Medical Centers offers bereavement support through a series of support groups that meet throughout the year. The groups are held at the Wing VNA & Hospice offices located at the Palmer Technology Center (PTC), Bldg. 3, 4th floor. The street address is 4 Springfield Street, Three Rivers, MA 01080.

PALMER, MA - The Audiology and Hearing Improvement Center of Wing Memorial Hospital and Medical Centers recently hosted the 7th Annual Patient Appreciation Breakfast. In addition to offering thanks to patients for choosing Wing for their Audiology/Hearing aid care, this annual gathering is an opportunity for Wing’s audiology patients to receive updates on the audiology program and to learn more about the wide variety of health care services offered at Wing Memorial Hospital and Medical Centers.

PALMER, MA —Wing Memorial Hospital received the Defect-free Care Award from the Stroke Collaborative Reaching for Excellence (SCORE), a voluntary statewide quality improvement collaborative administered by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), that supports Primary Stroke Service hospitals. Defect-free care is achieved when a patient receives the appropriate care based on clinical guidelines.

PALMER, MA - Wing Memorial Hospital and Medical Centers has successfully implemented Allscripts, an Electronic Health Record (EHR) system, at outpatient medical centers in Belchertown, Ludlow, Monson, Palmer and Wilbraham. The Griswold Behavioral Health Center will launch at the end of June.

"Implementing an EHR system has been a significant upgrade and investment for Wing," said Maria Darasz, Vice President of Ambulatory Care at Wing Memorial Hospital and Medical Centers. "By making this change, we have improved the quality of care that is delivered throughout our service area."

PALMER, MA – The Wing Memorial Hospital Auxiliary (WMHA) recently presented $2,500 in scholarships to area high school students.

Each year, the scholarships are financed by the hard work and dedicated fundraising efforts of the members of the Wing Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. These activities include vendor fairs, bake sales, lotto calendar sales and gift shop proceeds.

PALMER, MA – Wing Memorial Hospital and Medical Centers was honored with an “A” Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. The A score was awarded in the latest update to the Hospital Safety ScoreSM; the A, B, C, D, or F scores assigned to U.S. hospitals based on preventable medical errors, injuries, accidents and infections.