“Caring for the Survivors from the Boston Marathon Bombings: Long-term Implications”: A dinner lecture by Jeffrey Kalish, MD

Fall River, MA – The Centers for Wound Healing at Saint Anne’s Hospital and Morton Hospital invite area health care providers to “Caring for the Survivors from the Boston Marathon Bombings: Long-term Implications,” a dinner lecture presented by Jeffrey Kalish, M.D., assistant professor of surgery and radiology, Boston University School of Medicine, and director of endovascular surgery, Boston Medical Center.Jeffrey Kalish

The program, which will be held on October 8 from 6-8 p.m. at the Venus de Milo, 75 G.A.R. Highway (Route 6), Swansea, will feature Dr. Kalish, who was among medical providers who cared for those injured in the Boston Marathon bombings. He will discuss:

  • the importance of damage-control surgery in the immediate aftermath of trauma
  • the long-term impacts following decisions about amputation versus limb salvage
  • lessons learned from the Boston Marathon bombing

See sidebar for program information. 

About the Centers for Wound Healing at Saint Anne's Hospital and Morton Hospital

The Centers for Wound Healing at Saint Anne’s Hospital and Morton Hospital offer a wide variety of treatment options for non-healing wounds and ostomy care. They are staffed by experienced multispecialty physicians, including podiatry, cardiology, and vascular, general and plastic surgeons; and certified ostomy/wound nurses. Together, they utilize advanced techniques in designing and delivering individualized treatment plans in conjunction with patients’ referring physicians.

About Saint Anne’s Hospital

Saint Anne’s Hospital is a community hospital with comprehensive inpatient, outpatient, and emergency care services, serving adults and children from southeastern Massachusetts and nearby Rhode Island at its main campus in Fall River and its community satellites in Attleboro, Swansea, North Dartmouth, New Bedford, and Stoughton. Founded in 1906 by the Dominican Sisters of the Presentation, Saint Anne's Hospital is a member of Steward Health Care System LLC, the largest fully integrated community care organization and community hospital network in New England. Saint Anne’s has been recognized time and again for quality, safety and service by such organizations as The Joint Commission, The Leapfrog Group, and Blue Cross Blue Shield.

About Morton Hospital

Morton Hospital is a 133-bed acute-care hospital providing comprehensive inpatient, outpatient and 24/7 emergency services to Taunton and the communities of southeastern Massachusetts. The hospital's strengths include cancer care, diabetes care, imaging services, maternity care, orthopedics, rehabilitation services, surgery and wound healing. Morton Hospital is routinely recognized for medical excellence and was named a Top Hospital for quality and patient safety by the Leapfrog Group in 2013 and 2014. Morton Hospital is part of Steward Health Care System LLC, the largest fully integrated community care organization and community hospital network in New England.

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