December 16, 2017

Inbox [Dec. 16-23]: News and notes from the Injury Free Coalition for Kids, Sen. Michael Moore and Southgate of Shrewsbury

Print More

Courtesy Sen. Moore's office

Sen. Michael O. Moore

Have news you or your group would like to share? Let us know by emailing it to info@worcester.ma. Be sure to include a link to the full release on your site or Facebook page so we can include it and send Sun members your way.

UMass physician receives Lifetime Achievement Award for injury prevention

During the Dec. 3 conference of the Injury Free Coalition for Kids, titled “Forging New Frontiers,” Worcester physician Dr. Michael P. Hirsh was given the coalition’s Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his 30 years of work in the field of injury prevention.

Dr. Hirsh is a professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at UMass Medical School and surgeon-in-chief of UMass Memorial’s Children’s Medical Center. Other roles include division chief of Pediatric Surgery and Trauma, and associate surgical director of the Trauma Center and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.

His career has focused on the development and implementation of innovative interventions to prevent pediatric injuries and address firearm injuries. Following the loss of his best friend in a firearm incident, Dr. Hirsh co-founded Goods for Guns, a firearm-exchange program that has taken more than 3,200 guns off the street in the last 15 years.

In 2012, his prevention work led him to serve as the Central Massachusetts Regional Public Health Alliance’s medical director for the state Department of Public Health. The alliance is a consortium of seven area municipalities. Injury prevention is now one of the five top priorities of the region’s Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP), which aims to make the region New England’s healthiest by 2020.

Dr. Hirsh’s work has impacted hundreds of thousands of lives; he also has helped usher dozens of people into the field of injury prevention. Injury Free Coalition for Kids founder and Executive Director Dr. Barbara Barlow said she couldn’t think of anyone who deserved the award more than Dr. Hirsh.

“I have worked with Dr. Hirsh much of his career and I have seen the impact he has made and the contributions he continues to make in the field of injury prevention,” she said.

Injury Free Board President Wendy Pomerantz, MD agreed. “Dr. Hirsch has done amazing work in preventing injuries to children in his own community and throughout the entire nation. His passion is palpable and contagious, and he is well deserving of this award.”

“Early on in my pediatric trauma experience, I realized that without devoting a significant part of my energy to prevention I would be relegated to running a M.A.S.H. unit patching up injured kids and sending them back out to be injured again,” Dr. Hirsh said. Dr. Barlow’s methodology “gave me the model to mimic, and I was on my way. “

Dr. Hirsh called the award a wonderful recognition of that path, which has yielded positive impacts. His work has established a number of programs that are instrumental in improving the health and safety of children by preventing injuries both locally and nationwide. Among them are gun-buyback and teen-driving programs, and Safety Street, a program that teaches children about safety in their homes, on the streets and in their communities.

Read the entire article on the Injury Free Coalition for Kids website

Sen. Moore announces 80th Citizens’ Legislative Seminar

Sen. Michael O. Moore, D-Millbury, announced that the 80th Citizens’ Legislative Seminar will be held on March 27 and 28 at the Massachusetts State House. CLS is a program that aims to better educate the public on the state legislative process.

Established in 1976 through a collaborative effort of the state Senate and University of Massachusetts, the two-day seminar features presentations by senators and staff on aspects of the day-to-day experience of legislators. Topics will include the history and processes of the Legislature, and the parliamentary role of the Clerk of the Senate.

“This program provides an exciting opportunity for residents to gain a first-hand perspective about what it’s like to serve in the Senate,” said Moore. “Past participants from our area have found the program to be both informative and enjoyable.”

The CLS culminates in a simulated legislative hearing and Senate session in which participants are invited to use what they have learned and participate as “senators” in a live debate. All residents of the Second Worcester District are invited to contact Sen. Moore’s office at 617-722-1485 or online at www.SenatorMikeMoore.com no later than Jan. 5 in order to be nominated. Participation is on a first-come first-served basis.

The Second Worcester District includes the towns of Auburn, Grafton, Leicester, Millbury and Shrewsbury; Precincts 2 and 4 in Northbridge; Upton; and Wards 5-7, and Precincts 1 and 5 in Ward 8 in Worcester.

Learn more about the Citizens’ Legislative Seminar here

Levenson lauded by Southgate, Shrewsbury nursing center boards

On the occasion of his two-year anniversary as president and CEO of Southgate at Shrewsbury, Dana Levenson was recognized by the board of directors of both Southgate and its sister company, Shrewsbury Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, as a model CEO and administrator.

John Lauring, chairman of both boards, said Levenson “… has the full support of the board as he has accomplished the mission with which he was charged when he was hired, which was improving the profitability of Southgate and Shrewsbury Nursing, while enhancing the already successful customer experience.”

Southgate at Shrewsbury is a 440,000-square-foot Independent and Assisted Living facility with 231 luxury apartments as well as two restaurants, a bowling alley, a fully equipped health club including a swimming pool, a 200-seat theater, and a woodworking shop. Shrewsbury Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is a 99-bed, 5-star-rated skilled nursing facility. Southgate has been in business since 1989 and Shrewsbury Nursing was established in 1969.

Levenson, whose background was investment banking and public service, joined the privately owned Shrewsbury-based Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in November 2015. Since then, the number of residents at Southgate has increased significantly, and Shrewsbury Nursing continues a 5-star rating by Nursing Home Compare, the official U.S. government website that ranks skilled nursing facilities across the country.

189 thoughts on “Inbox [Dec. 16-23]: News and notes from the Injury Free Coalition for Kids, Sen. Michael Moore and Southgate of Shrewsbury

  1. Hi there this is somewhat of off topic but I was wondering if blogs use WYSIWYG editors or if you have to manually code with HTML. I’m starting a blog soon but have no coding expertise so I wanted to get guidance from someone with experience. Any help would be enormously appreciated!

  2. Thank you for the sensible critique. Me and my neighbor were just preparing to do a little research about this. We got a grab a book from our area library but I think I learned more from this post. I’m very glad to see such great information being shared freely out there.

  3. Thank you for some other magnificent post. Where else may just anyone get that kind of information in such a perfect approach of writing? I’ve a presentation subsequent week, and I’m on the look for such info.

  4. I’ve recently started a site, the information you provide on this site has helped me tremendously. Thank you for all of your time & work. “Yield not to evils, but attack all the more boldly.” by Virgil.

  5. An interesting discussion is worth comment. I think that you should write more on this topic, it might not be a taboo subject but generally people are not enough to speak on such topics. To the next. Cheers

  6. Hey there! I just wanted to ask if you ever have any trouble with hackers? My last blog (wordpress) was hacked and I ended up losing several weeks of hard work due to no back up. Do you have any methods to prevent hackers?

  7. Howdy! Someone in my Facebook group shared this site with us so I came to check it out. I’m definitely loving the information. I’m book-marking and will be tweeting this to my followers! Great blog and wonderful style and design.

  8. Greetings I am so excited I found your blog page, I really found you by error, while I was researching on Aol for something else, Anyways I am here now and would just like to say kudos for a fantastic post and a all round thrilling blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to read through it all at the moment but I have book-marked it and also added your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read much more, Please do keep up the excellent work.

  9. I haven?¦t checked in here for a while because I thought it was getting boring, but the last several posts are great quality so I guess I will add you back to my daily bloglist. You deserve it my friend 🙂

  10. I love your blog.. very nice colors & theme. Did you create this website yourself? Plz reply back as I’m looking to create my own blog and would like to know wheere u got this from. thanks

  11. Have you ever considered about including a little bit more than just your articles? I mean, what you say is important and everything. However think of if you added some great visuals or videos to give your posts more, “pop”! Your content is excellent but with pics and clips, this website could undeniably be one of the best in its field. Superb blog!

  12. I’ve been surfing on-line greater than three hours nowadays, yet I by no means found any interesting article like yours. It?¦s beautiful price enough for me. Personally, if all website owners and bloggers made good content as you probably did, the net might be much more helpful than ever before.

  13. Hiya, I am really glad I’ve found this info. Nowadays bloggers publish just about gossips and net and this is actually irritating. A good site with exciting content, that’s what I need. Thank you for keeping this web site, I will be visiting it. Do you do newsletters? Can not find it.

  14. Nice post. I used to be checking continuously this blog and I am inspired! Extremely helpful info particularly the remaining phase 🙂 I deal with such information a lot. I was looking for this particular info for a very lengthy time. Thanks and best of luck.

  15. Hey would you mind letting me know which web host you’re utilizing? I’ve loaded your blog in 3 completely different browsers and I must say this blog loads a lot quicker then most. Can you recommend a good hosting provider at a fair price? Cheers, I appreciate it!

  16. Pretty nice post. I simply stumbled upon your blog and wished to say that I’ve truly loved surfing around your blog posts. After all I’ll be subscribing for your feed and I’m hoping you write once more soon!

  17. I really like your writing style, excellent info, regards for putting up :D. “If a cluttered desk is the sign of a cluttered mind, what is the significance of a clean desk” by Laurence J. Peter.

  18. We’re a group of volunteers and opening a new scheme in our community. Your website provided us with valuable information to work on. You’ve done an impressive job and our whole community will be grateful to you.

  19. I simply could not leave your web site before suggesting that I extremely enjoyed the usual info an individual provide to your visitors? Is going to be again often to investigate cross-check new posts

  20. Its such as you read my thoughts! You seem to understand a lot approximately this, such as you wrote the ebook in it or something. I think that you just can do with some to force the message house a little bit, but other than that, this is magnificent blog. A great read. I will certainly be back.

  21. Undeniably imagine that that you stated. Your favorite reason appeared to be at the net the easiest thing to take into account of. I say to you, I definitely get irked while other folks consider issues that they just do not know about. You managed to hit the nail upon the highest as well as defined out the entire thing without having side effect , other people could take a signal. Will probably be back to get more. Thank you

  22. I was suggested this blog by my cousin. I’m not sure whether this post is written by him as nobody else know such detailed about my difficulty. You are incredible! Thanks!

  23. Today, I went to the beachfront with my children. I found a sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She placed the shell to her ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear. She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is completely off topic but I had to tell someone!

  24. I cling on to listening to the newscast lecture about getting free online grant applications so I have been looking around for the most excellent site to get one. Could you advise me please, where could i acquire some?

  25. Hi , I do believe this is an excellent blog. I stumbled upon it on Yahoo , i will come back once again. Money and freedom is the best way to change, may you be rich and help other people.

  26. I have been exploring for a little bit for any high-quality articles or blog posts on this sort of area . Exploring in Yahoo I at last stumbled upon this site. Reading this information So i’m happy to convey that I have an incredibly good uncanny feeling I discovered exactly what I needed. I most certainly will make certain to don’t forget this site and give it a glance on a constant basis.

  27. Simply desire to say your article is as astonishing. The clearness in your post is simply cool and i could assume you’re an expert on this subject. Fine with your permission let me to grab your feed to keep updated with forthcoming post. Thanks a million and please keep up the enjoyable work.

  28. I know this if off topic but I’m looking into starting my own weblog and was wondering what all is needed to get setup? I’m assuming having a blog like yours would cost a pretty penny? I’m not very internet savvy so I’m not 100 certain. Any suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

  29. This design is incredible! You definitely know how to keep a reader entertained. Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to start my own blog (well, almost…HaHa!) Fantastic job. I really enjoyed what you had to say, and more than that, how you presented it. Too cool!

  30. Good V I should definitely pronounce, impressed with your web site. I had no trouble navigating through all tabs as well as related information ended up being truly simple to do to access. I recently found what I hoped for before you know it at all. Quite unusual. Is likely to appreciate it for those who add forums or something, site theme . a tones way for your customer to communicate. Nice task..

  31. Just want to say your article is as surprising. The clearness in your post is just nice and i could assume you are an expert on this subject. Well with your permission allow me to grab your feed to keep up to date with forthcoming post. Thanks a million and please continue the rewarding work.

  32. It’s perfect time to make some plans for the future and it is time to be happy. I’ve read this post and if I could I desire to suggest you some interesting things or tips. Maybe you can write next articles referring to this article. I want to read even more things about it!

  33. Howdy! Quick question that’s completely off topic. Do you know how to make your site mobile friendly? My site looks weird when browsing from my iphone 4. I’m trying to find a template or plugin that might be able to resolve this problem. If you have any suggestions, please share. With thanks!

  34. I?¦ve been exploring for a little for any high-quality articles or blog posts on this sort of area . Exploring in Yahoo I eventually stumbled upon this web site. Studying this info So i?¦m glad to convey that I’ve a very good uncanny feeling I came upon exactly what I needed. I so much indisputably will make sure to do not disregard this website and provides it a glance on a constant basis.

  35. I do agree with all the ideas you’ve presented in your post. They are very convincing and will certainly work. Still, the posts are very short for beginners. Could you please extend them a little from next time? Thanks for the post.

  36. This blog is definitely rather handy since I’m at the moment creating an internet floral website – although I am only starting out therefore it’s really fairly small, nothing like this site. Can link to a few of the posts here as they are quite. Thanks much. Zoey Olsen

  37. hey there and thank you for your information – I have definitely picked up something new from right here. I did however expertise some technical issues using this web site, since I experienced to reload the site many times previous to I could get it to load correctly. I had been wondering if your web hosting is OK? Not that I am complaining, but sluggish loading instances times will often affect your placement in google and could damage your high-quality score if advertising and marketing with Adwords. Well I’m adding this RSS to my email and can look out for a lot more of your respective intriguing content. Make sure you update this again very soon..

  38. Thanx for the effort, keep up the good work Great work, I am going to start a small Blog Engine course work using your site I hope you enjoy blogging with the popular BlogEngine.net.Thethoughts you express are really awesome. Hope you will right some more posts.

  39. You actually make it appear really easy together with your presentation but I find this matter to be actually one thing that I think I might by no means understand. It kind of feels too complicated and extremely large for me. I am taking a look forward to your subsequent submit, I will attempt to get the hold of it!

  40. I’d have to examine with you here. Which is not one thing I usually do! I take pleasure in reading a post that may make folks think. Additionally, thanks for permitting me to comment!

  41. I’ve been absent for a while, but now I remember why I used to love this website. Thanks , I will try and check back more often. How frequently you update your site?

  42. Hello! I could have sworn I’ve been to this site before but after checking through some of the post I realized it’s new to me. Nonetheless, I’m definitely happy I found it and I’ll be bookmarking and checking back frequently!

  43. What i do not understood is in fact how you’re no longer actually a lot more neatly-appreciated than you might be now. You’re very intelligent. You recognize thus considerably on the subject of this matter, produced me personally imagine it from a lot of various angles. Its like women and men don’t seem to be involved unless it is one thing to do with Girl gaga! Your own stuffs excellent. At all times take care of it up!

  44. Fantastic blog! Do you have any recommendations for aspiring writers? I’m hoping to start my own website soon but I’m a little lost on everything. Would you advise starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option? There are so many choices out there that I’m totally confused .. Any suggestions? Bless you!

  45. I discovered your blog site on google and examine a couple of of your early posts. Continue to maintain up the excellent operate. I just extra up your RSS feed to my MSN News Reader. Searching for ahead to studying extra from you later on!…

  46. I loved as much as you’ll receive carried out right here. The sketch is tasteful, your authored material stylish. nonetheless, you command get got an nervousness over that you wish be delivering the following. unwell unquestionably come more formerly again as exactly the same nearly a lot often inside case you shield this increase.

  47. I am extremely impressed with your writing skills and also with the layout on your weblog. Is this a paid theme or did you modify it yourself? Anyway keep up the nice quality writing, it is rare to see a great blog like this one nowadays..

  48. I just like the valuable info you provide to your articles. I will bookmark your weblog and check again here frequently. I’m somewhat certain I’ll be told many new stuff proper here! Best of luck for the following!

  49. I’ll immediately grasp your rss feed as I can’t in finding your email subscription hyperlink or e-newsletter service. Do you’ve any? Kindly let me understand in order that I could subscribe. Thanks.

  50. Howdy! I’m at work surfing around your blog from my new iphone 3gs! Just wanted to say I love reading through your blog and look forward to all your posts! Keep up the fantastic work!

  51. hello!,I like your writing very a lot! percentage we keep up a correspondence more about your post on AOL? I need an expert on this space to resolve my problem. May be that is you! Looking forward to see you.

  52. Hey are using WordPress for your blog platform? I’m new to the blog world but I’m trying to get started and create my own. Do you need any coding expertise to make your own blog? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

  53. This website is known as a stroll-by way of for all the information you wished about this and didn’t know who to ask. Glimpse right here, and you’ll undoubtedly uncover it.

  54. What i don’t understood is if truth be told how you are now not actually much more neatly-appreciated than you may be right now. You’re so intelligent. You understand thus significantly when it comes to this subject, made me personally consider it from numerous numerous angles. Its like men and women aren’t interested until it’s one thing to accomplish with Girl gaga! Your individual stuffs outstanding. Always care for it up!

  55. hello there and thanks in your information – I have definitely picked up something new from right here. I did then again expertise several technical points using this web site, since I experienced to reload the website many times prior to I may get it to load correctly. I were wondering in case your hosting is OK? No longer that I am complaining, however sluggish loading cases times will very frequently have an effect on your placement in google and could harm your high-quality rating if advertising and ***********|advertising|advertising|advertising and *********** with Adwords. Anyway I’m including this RSS to my e-mail and can look out for a lot more of your respective fascinating content. Make sure you update this once more very soon..

  56. Very nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I’ve truly enjoyed browsing your blog posts. In any case I’ll be subscribing to your rss feed and I hope you write again very soon!

  57. Its like you read my mind! You appear to know a lot about this, like you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you can do with a few pics to drive the message home a bit, but other than that, this is great blog. A great read. I’ll definitely be back.

  58. Simply want to say your article is as surprising. The clarity in your post is just cool and i can assume you’re an expert on this subject. Fine with your permission let me to grab your feed to keep updated with forthcoming post. Thanks a million and please continue the enjoyable work.

  59. Great ?V I should certainly pronounce, impressed with your website. I had no trouble navigating through all the tabs and related information ended up being truly simple to do to access. I recently found what I hoped for before you know it at all. Reasonably unusual. Is likely to appreciate it for those who add forums or something, site theme . a tones way for your customer to communicate. Nice task..

  60. I’m extremely impressed with your writing skills and also with the layout on your blog. Is this a paid theme or did you customize it yourself? Anyway keep up the excellent quality writing, it’s rare to see a nice blog like this one these days..

  61. This blog is definitely rather handy since I’m at the moment creating an internet floral website – although I am only starting out therefore it’s really fairly small, nothing like this site. Can link to a few of the posts here as they are quite. Thanks much. Zoey Olsen

  62. Hey! I understand this is sort of off-topic but I needed to ask.
    Does running a well-established blog like yours take a lot of work?

    I’m completely new to blogging but I do write in my journal every day.
    I’d like to start a blog so I can easily share my personal experience and thoughts online.
    Please let me know if you have any kind of ideas or tips for new
    aspiring bloggers. Appreciate it!

  63. I don’t know whether it’s just me or if everyone else encountering issues with your website.
    It seems like some of the text in your content are running off the
    screen. Can somebody else please comment and let me know
    if this is happening to them too? This might be a issue with my browser because I’ve had this
    happen before. Cheers

  64. Hi, i read your blog from time to time and i own a similar one and i
    was just curious if you get a lot of spam remarks?
    If so how do you prevent it, any plugin or anything you can recommend?

    I get so much lately it’s driving me mad so any assistance is very much appreciated.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *