New MRI unit installed

Hawthorn Medical recently installed a new GE Optima MRI unit in the Diagnostic Imaging Department. The unit offers advanced scanning capabilities while emphasizing patient comfort. The unit features a wide bore (opening) diameter and feet-first imaging, which will help patients who often feel claustrophobic. In addition, the unit has acoustic reduction technology and a special video screen for patients to watch during the scan with their choice of scenery and music.

Two physicians join Family Medicine Department

Dr. Achilles Alcaraz and Dr. Justin Etter have joined our Family Medicine Department and are accepting new patients—of all ages—for primary care. Read more »

New Bedford Wellness Initiative

This initiative raises health awareness and encourages physical activity through a variety of events, including a monthly wellness walk. Visit nbewell.com for information about upcoming events.

New hours for Urgent Care/Lab/Imaging

Hawthorn Urgent Care Center will be open seven days per week from 8 am to 4 pm. Patients are encouraged to use the online scheduling function. The Laboratory at 531 Faunce Corner Road will be open weekdays 7 am to 6 pm and weekends 7 am to 4 pm. The main Radiology Department will be open weekdays 8 am to 5:30 pm and weekends 8 am to 4 pm.

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Steward CONNECT Patient Portal

Hawthorn's patient portal—StewardCONNECT—allows patients to connect securely with their doctor and medical team online, and view and verify health information. Log In or Activate an Account.

Information on Medicare replacement insurance plans

Beginning January 1, 2017, Hawthorn Medical will no longer accept Tufts Medicare Preferred Medicare Advantage insurance plan. If you would like to continue to receive care at Hawthorn Medical, you will need to change to one of the following plans:

  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care—Stride HMO
  • Fallon Health—Fallon Senior Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts—Medicare Blue HMO and Medicare Blue PPO

To help you make your decision, representatives from these plans will be at Hawthorn to answer questions and help you enroll. See schedule »

An Information session with representatives from all three plans will be held on Tuesday, November 29 at 10:00 am, at 535 Faunce Corner Road, Lower Level Conference Center. Enter through Main Entrance A.

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We're rounding out our series for #NationalDiabetesMonth with one more healthful tip:

"Do you have erratic, hard to control blood sugars? Keeping a food and blood sugar diary, may help you to identify food triggers to blood sugar fluctuations. A diabetes dietitian can help you understand the link between your food choices and blood sugar response, and suggest modifications to your meal plan, that may improve glucose control." – Jennifer Carter MS, RD, LDN, CDE – Registered Dietitian & Certified Diabetes Educator
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#HawthornMedical continues to raise awareness during #NationalDiabetesMonth – here's another healthful tip:

"Be in control. Be an advocate for your diabetes self management. Learn about foods, exercise and stress management. They can all affect your blood sugars. Family and friends can be a great support for helping you make lifestyle changes to develop new healthier habits." - Janet Morgado, RN, BSN, CDE, Registered Nurse and Certified Diabetes Educator
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