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Linda Caplan of Natick Receives Award at Newton-Wellesley Hospital

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.

Newton-Wellesley’s 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 excellence.

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 residents.

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