Business Briefs: Baldiga, Fine named Super Lawyers

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Baldiga, Fine named Super Lawyers

Joe Baldiga

Hopkinton residents Joseph Baldiga and David L. Fine were selected to the 2019 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list. Each year no more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

Baldiga is a partner and co-chair of the Creditors’ Rights, Bankruptcy and Reorganization Group at Mirick O’Connell. He concentrates his practice on creditor and debtor rights, bankruptcy proceedings, out-of-court loan restructurings, and the purchase and sale of distressed businesses.

Fine is a partner and chair of the Construction Law Group at Mirick O’Connell. He represents and counsels clients in the construction industry, including commercial, institutional and residential owners and developers, general contractors, construction managers, specialty subcontractors, suppliers and manufacturers.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area.

Regional YMCA seeks input

The MetroWest YMCA is seeking input as it makes plans for a new center that will serve the towns of Hopkinton, Holliston and Ashland. The facility will be built on 12.5 acres of land near the Ashland MBTA commuter rail station that was donated to the organization.

The YMCA is asking area residents to share their thoughts on what they would like to see in the new center. Results from the survey will be shared during community forums in January.

To participate in the survey, go to metrowestymca.org/survey by Dec. 15.

Milford Regional earns another ‘A’

Milford Regional Medical Center recently received its third consecutive ‘A’ hospital safety grade from The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization.

“Patient safety is a top priority for everyone that works at Milford Regional,” Milford Regional president/CEO Edward J. Kelly said in a press release. “Receiving an ‘A’ grade for hospital safety by The Leapfrog Group for the third time in a row is a real testament to the diligence and hard work of our physicians, nurses and staff in their daily efforts to provide patients with care that is both high quality and safety focused. They are to be commended for their commitment to safety that continues to bring us this national recognition.”

Developed under the guidance of a national expert panel, the Leapfrog hospital safety grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The hospital safety grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public (hospitalsafetygrade.org). …

Meanwhile, on Nov. 2 Milford Regional held its 15th annual fundraising gala and live auction at a transformed Milford Middle School East. The Melange event brought in close to $800,000 in support of the hospital’s fourth-floor renovations designed to meet the healthcare needs of cancer and palliative care patients.

The gala, which drew 400 guests, was hosted by Kevin and Leslie Lobisser and Joe and Suzette Ferreira of Lobisser & Ferreira Construction Corp.

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