Hopkinton residents Joseph Baldiga and David Fine, both attorneys at Mirick O’Connell, recently were selected to the 2022 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list. Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, 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. 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 chair of the Creditors’ Rights, Bankruptcy and Reorganization Group at Mirick O’Connell. Baldiga 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.
Melange Gala raises $1.1 million
Milford Regional Medical Center’s Mélange 2022 Gala and Live Auction — “A Lifeline to Our Future” — raised a record-breaking $1.1 million this year. The Nov. 5 fundraiser returned to an in-person occasion and took place at the Willows in Medway. The event was sponsored by Salmon Health & Retirement and attended by more than 400 Milford-area businesses and community leaders, sponsors, friends and supporters of the hospital.
Since 2005, the Mélange Gala has been raising funds for the most crucial needs of the hospital. This year’s much anticipated in-person benefit was chaired by Anthony and Susan Consigli.
“It was truly amazing for Susan and I to experience the community coming together to support Milford Regional in such a big way,” said Anthony Consigli. “Raising a record-breaking $1.1 million is a testament to our community’s collective generosity and dedication to our community hospital, which continues to play such a vital role in the lives of so many.”
The live auction portion of the evening was hosted by celebrity auctioneer Paul Zekos of The Zekos Group and included a number of high-ticket bid items such as an eight-day stay in the Tuscan countryside, a two-night stay in Nashville with tickets to the Country Music Awards, a five-night stay in Kildare, Ireland, and four hours of flight time for 14 individuals on a private jet.
Pledges also were accepted to support the creation of a Congestive Heart Failure Program at Milford Regional during the “Fund-a-Need” portion of the auction. CHF affects approximately 6 million Americans and is one of the most common reasons people age 65 and older go into the hospital, according to the American Heart Association. Heart failure is a serious long-term condition, but with the proper medical treatment and attention, patients afflicted with CHF can enjoy a high quality of life.
“I want to personally thank everyone who contributed to this unprecedented level of philanthropic support of Milford Regional, making this year’s Mélange the most successful to date,” said MRMC Vice President of Philanthropy/Milford Regional Healthcare Foundation Executive Director Emily Quinn. “The tremendous and selfless generosity of our many incredible donors, supporters and friends speaks volumes to our community’s commitment to Milford Regional’s mission and the patients we proudly serve.”
MRMC resumes childbirth classes
Milford Regional Medical Center recently announced that in-person and virtual childbirth education classes once again will be offered to expectant parents beginning in January and running through the end of 2023.
Each session will walk parents through the last weeks of pregnancy, discussing discomfort, exercise and nutrition. Sessions also will focus on birth plan options, stages of labor, comfort measures during labor, cesarean births, immediate postpartum, newborn care and much more.
Classes will be given by instructor Laura Laird, a certified and experienced childbirth educator whose goal is to help expectant parents feel prepared and supported during their last weeks of pregnancy, labor and delivery and postpartum.
“We are thrilled to once again be offering these very informative childbirth education classes at Milford Regional,” said MRMC Director of Maternal Health Rose Galimi-Hayes. “Laura comes to Milford Regional as a highly recommended childbirth educator whose experience, knowledge and warmth will help parents though the final stages of their pregnancy journeys, as well as the beginning of life with their newborns.”
Participants do not have to be delivering at Milford Regional to participate in these classes. It is recommended that participants register no later than their 36th week. For details and registration information, visit milfordregional.org.
MRMC also is sponsoring a variety of wellness programs for the public this winter. The programs will be held virtually. Visit milfordregional.org for details.