Linda Caplan of Natick was recently given the CAREFirst award at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She was awarded with this honor at a ceremony and reception in the Hospital’s Shipley Auditorium.
CAREFirst Award recognizes individual employees or teams on a monthly basis.
Nominated by their peers, award recipients are selected for their performance
based on the CAREFirst attributes of compassion, attitude, responsibility, and
Caplan has been with Newton-Wellesley Hospital for almost one year, where she volunteers as a Reiki Practitioner in the Vernon Cancer Center. Patients who come to the Vernon Cancer Center have access to a full range of integrative support services, including Reiki, a non-invasive technique to promote relaxation, decrease pain and nausea, reduce stress, and increase healing.
Newton-Wellesley Hospital is a full system member of Partners HealthCare System, Inc. (PHCS), a nonprofit organization that includes acute care hospitals Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s/Faulkner Hospitals, The North Shore Medical Center, and specialty hospitals McLean Hospital and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, as well as Dana-Farber/Partners CancerCare, and the community-based doctors and hospitals of Partners Community HealthCare, Inc.
Newton-Wellesley Hospital provides a wide range of services, including medical,
surgical, obstetrical, orthopaedic, neonatal, pediatric and psychiatric care.
Newton-Wellesley has been serving its community for over a century. The medical
staff of the Hospital includes nearly 1,000 physicians practicing a full range
of specialties. NWH is a major teaching hospital for Tufts University School of
Medicine and also has established post-graduate training programs for Harvard Medical School