Healthcare Heroes: Cell Signaling Technology Donates Personal Protective Equipment

“As a company rooted in science, we were troubled by reports that hospital staff was lacking the safety equipment to ensure basic protections,” said John Letcher, senior vice president of Global Human Resources at Cell Signaling Technology in Danvers. “We see ourselves as part of the Beverly community, and it was only natural for us to want help. We were thrilled to make this donation in a timely manner to help our local hospital.”

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Healthcare Heroes: Karla Robles, BSN, RN

When she got the call to work in Beverly Hospital’s COVID-19 testing tent on the first day it opened, Karla Robles, BSN, RN, didn’t hesitate to suit up and join the teams on the front lines of this pandemic. “I wasn’t nervous,” Karla said. “I felt privileged to give back to the community.”

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Your Impact: The Lahey Cancer Institute 5K Walk & Run

With the money raised by the Cancer Walk in 2018, the team hired a landscaping company to revamp the entrance to the Cancer Institute site at Beverly Hospital, which is below ground.  “This is a population of patients that’s so fragile,” said Karin Leppanen, RN, MS, OCN, nurse manager for Cancer Services at Beverly and Addison Gilbert hospitals. “The staff wanted to make sure the whole person is cared for.”

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5K Team Spotlight: Ribbons of Hope

We’ve all  seen the differently colored ribbons that represent and raise awareness of different cancers — pink for  breast cancer, blue for colon cancer and red for leukemia or kidney cancer. These ribbons were the inspiration for the name of Beverly and Addison Gilbert hospitals’ longest-running Lahey Cancer Institute 5K Walk & Run Team, Ribbons of Hope.

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Just What the Doctor Ordered

They may not be doctors, but they make rounds nonetheless. Ryder, a golden retriever, and Chloe, a cockapoo, are among nine pet therapy dogs who regularly visit patients at Beverly and Addison Gilbert hospitals, bringing smiles and delight to patients and staff alike.

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Labor of Love

The miracle of pregnancy is life-changing, but no more so than for women with addiction. “Pregnancy changes things for a mom, and we need to be posed to offer an opportunity for women to make those changes with us,” said Melissa Sherman, MD, FACOG, who runs a unique grant-funded program at Beverly Hospital that offers a comprehensive set of medical, emotional and social supports for women with addiction.

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Robbins Nest Foundation Gives $50,000

Peter and Lucy Robbins know the value of having a top-notch hospital nearby, so when they heard of Beverly Hospital’s plans to build new maternity facilities, they were all-in.

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