Southbridge Hosts Forum on November Ballot Questions

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ūüď∑¬†Local nurses Elise Wilson and Tracy DiGregorio attended a forum on ballot question 1, Thursday, Oct. 25 at Southbridge Town Hall. Both expressed opposition to the ballot question as written.¬† Nurse Marie Ritacco and member of the Massachusetts Nurses Association presented arguments in favor of question 1. By Sarah Champagne, […]

Baker to Vote Against Question One, Mentions Harrington Healtcare in Interview on the Ballot Question

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Editor’s note: The following item comes from The State House News Service. In this item by Matt Murphy, Governor Charlie Baker mentions Harrington Memorial Hospital in his discussion of Question 1 (nurse staffing ratios) and his decision to vote against the ballot item. The Massachusetts Health Policy Commission was asked […]

Harrington Releases Statement on “Devastating Effects” of Question 1

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Editor’s Note: The Editorial Board of The Citizen Chronicle does not take a specific position on Question 1. The statements below are provided by Harrington Healthcare and reflect their position on the November ballot question on mandated nurse staffing ratios. “Government-mandated nurse staffing ratios will cause hospital $5 million loss” […]

Local United Way Celebrates Annual Day of Caring

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SOUTHBRIDGE – The United Way of Southbridge, Sturbridge and Charlton will hold its 12th Annual DAY OF CARING on Friday, September 14, 2018.¬† This day helps to promote the value of volunteerism, increase the awareness of local non-profit agencies and schools, and demonstrate what people can accomplish when joining forces […]

Harrington Awarded $440,000 to Better Manage Chronic Disease Populations

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ūüď∑¬†Lisa Casavanta, MPH – courtesy photo SOUTHBRIDGE – Harrington HealthCare System has been awarded a $440,000 grant from the Health and Human Services Department (HHS) to fund a comprehensive approach to managing chronic disease. The funding falls under the Alternative Payment Methods (APM) Preparation Fund of HHS‚Äô¬†Delivery System Reform Incentive […]