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Business Briefs: Siraco recognized by Mass General Brigham

by | Oct 10, 2022 | Business, Featured

Mass General Brigham recently recognized Milford Regional Physician Group Medical Director Elizabeth Siraco, M.D., for her outstanding leadership in primary care. Siraco, who resides in Hopkinton with her husband, Steve, an emergency department physician at Milford Regional Medical Center, was recognized by her colleagues as a superior visionary and exceptional team member.

“I can’t think of anyone more deserving of this award than Dr. Siraco,” said Milford Regional Physician Group President Pat McSweeney. “She leads by example and continuously demonstrates leadership through her willingness to roll up her sleeves and help in our area of greatest need.”

Added McSweeney: “She is passionate in caring for her patients and supporting her colleagues. The human connection that Liz makes with colleagues and patients alike is a huge part of what makes her a good leader. I feel fortunate to work alongside Dr. Siraco each day because I know that she’s guided by doing what is best for our patients, providers and staff.”

Siraco has practiced family medicine for the last 25 years (all within the Milford Regional Healthcare System). In addition to her role as Milford Regional Physician Group’s medical director, a title she has held for the past six years, Siraco continues to provide direct patient care through her practice at Blackstone Valley Family Physicians in Northbridge.

According to McSweeney, Siraco’s strong leadership was never felt more than during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Dr. Siraco served as a conduit of information for our providers, staff and patients,” McSweeney said. “She worked in tandem with our infectious disease providers to continuously revise the system’s employee health guidelines and provide up-to-date information regarding treatment, testing, and immunization protocols and availability. Dr. Siraco worked tirelessly throughout this extremely difficult time to be sure MRPG was well poised to deliver quality care to our patients while keeping them and one another safe.”

MRMC offers Mammograms & Mimosas

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and National Mammography Day, Milford Regional Medical Center will host Mammograms & Mimosas, a screening event for those who are due for their annual mammogram screening. Mammograms & Mimosas will be held on Sunday, Oct. 23, from 9 a.m. to noon.

The event is sponsored by Milford Regional’s Cancer Committee and is being planned in concert with the hospital’s Department of Radiology and The Breast Center at Milford Regional Medical Center.

The Cancer Committee is led by oncologist/hematologist Natalie Sinclair, M.D., who explains that the group was interested in supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month with its annual cancer screening event. “We hope this encourages women who have been putting off their annual screenings to participate in our event and make it an enjoyable morning,” Sinclair said.

In addition to the screening mammogram, participants will be offered free breakfast pastries, coffee and non-alcoholic mimosa drinks. Participants must be due for their annual screening mammogram, and claims will be processed for insurance payments.

Space is limited and registration is required. Visit milfordregional.org for more information. …

In other MRMC news, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released its 2022 overall hospital quality star ratings, and once again, Milford Regional Medical Center received a five-star rating — the highest rating given by the national agency.

Milford Regional was one of only 11 hospitals in Massachusetts and 429 hospitals nationally to receive the five-star rating, which is based on data compiled from 2021. MRMC received the same five-star rating last year.

“Receiving this highest possible rating from CMS is significant and only comes with a full team effort,” said Milford Regional Medical Center’s President and CEO Edward Kelly. “The rating speaks volumes to the caliber and collaboration of our clinical, support and administrative teams in ensuring such excellence.”

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