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Recognizing the Role of a Case Manager

The Care Management Department at Harrington is comprised of a team of Case Managers, Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) Case Manager, Medical Social Worker, Physician Advisor, Clinical Documentation Specialist, and Secretary. Case Managers are multitasking patient advocates who coordinate quality, cost-effective care from available resources. We are focused on disease management and relapse prevention. We provide […]

National Depression Screening Day

National Depression Screening Day (NDSD) is October 5, 2017. Held annually during Mental Illness Awareness Week in October, NDSD is comprised of awareness events that include an optional screening component. “Depression is a common condition which has been foreseen to cause much more disease burden to the health sector by 2020 according to research made by […]

When it comes to kid’s servings, talk to the (child’s) hand

Obesity affects 12.7 million children in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control from 2011 to 2014, the prevalence of obesity among 2- to 5-year-olds was 8.9%, among 6 to 11-year-olds was 17.9%, and among 12- to19-year-olds was 20.5%. Rates among Hispanic children and lower income children were even higher. One of […]

Five Common Pediatric Eye Issues

Healthy eyes and good vision are essential to a child’s development. Early diagnosis and treatment are crucial to maintaining your child’s eye health. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, around one in twenty preschoolers have an eye problem that, if left untreated, could result in permanent vision loss. It is recommended that children should […]

Harrington’s Three-Point Plan to Make its Hospital Safer

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the incidence of serious workplace violence is four times more likely in healthcare. That national statistic hit home on June 14 with the tragic attack of long-time Harrington Hospital emergency department nurse, Elise Wilson, on our facility’s Southbridge campus. The attack drew national attention to the issue of […]

Top 5 Myths About Children’s Eye Health

There are myths abound when it comes to your children’s eyes and vision. Here are some of the most common misconceptions you’ve probably heard your parents say once or twice in your childhood: Staring at a computer for too long is bad. As long as you remember to blink, computer use won’t harm the eyes. […]

Children’s Bodies, Adult Health Problems

A study published in late 2015 revealed one in five American children had at least one abnormal cholesterol measurement.  That statistic has been supported by many national entities, including the Centers for Disease Control  (1). Abnormal cholesterol could be total cholesterol, LDL (or “bad”) cholesterol, HDL (or “good”) cholesterol, triglyceride levels, or any combination of […]

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