Southbridge Hosts Forum on November Ballot Questions

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📷 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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📷 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’ Delivery System Reform Incentive […]