Join the new wellness initiative

Hawthorn Cardiologist Michael Rocha, MD, has decided to do something about the health of the New Bedford area. Dr. Rocha now leads a monthly Wellness Walk at Buttonwood Park the first Saturday of every month at 10:00 am. The group, which had about 50 people for the April walk, meets at the entrance to the zoo. Walk around the park at a pace comfortable for you. Do the whole 2-mile walk or whatever you can. The idea is to “Get Moving; Get Healthy.”

The Wellness Walks have now become part of the larger New Bedford Wellness Initiative formed to raise health awareness and encourage physical activity. Check out their Facebook page for information about other upcoming activities.

New facility being constructed at Faunce Corner campus

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A new 126,700 square-foot, three story building is being constructed adjacent to the main Faunce Corner Road facility. It will house a women's center, pediatrics, internal medicine, orthopedics, a rehabilitation center, OB/GYN services, diagnostic imaging, a laboratory, and a walk-in urgent care center.

Hawthorn Medical welcomes physicians

Jennifer Crook, MD, has joined our Oncology/Hematology Department.

Local Family Medicine physician David Clark, DO, FAAFP, will join our Family Medicine Department.

Local Family Medicine physician Pamela Coury, MD, will join our Family Medicine Department.

Local dermatologist Karen S. McGinnis, MD, specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with a variety of dermatologic conditions.