Hallmark Health Medical Associates (HHMA) - the employed physician group affiliated with MelroseWakefield Healthcare (formerly Hallmark Health System), including MelroseWakefield Hospital and Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford - is now called Tufts Medical Center Community Care. The new brand name was officially launched on Monday, June 4.
This name change comes as part of the growing partnership between MelroseWakefield Hospital, Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford and Tufts Medical Center. “This is a great opportunity to show the commitment we share with Tufts Medical Center to serve patients in the community. The providers and staff who our patients know and trust remain the same and will continue to provide exceptional care,” said Michael Newman, MD, president and chief medical officer of the newly named Tufts Medical Center Community Care. “ By partnering with Tufts Medical Center, our providers will share best practices and ultimately offer our patients more locations and services to help patients live a healthy lifestyle.”
Tufts Medical Center Community Care includes 21 practice locations and more than 90 providers, offering internal medicine, family medicine, OB/GYN and medical and surgical specialties throughout the north suburban Boston region. Providers are conveniently located in Malden, Medford, Melrose, Reading, Revere, Saugus, Somerville, Stoneham, Wakefield and Winthrop. The physicians and practice providers are still affiliated with MelroseWakefield Hospital and Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford, offering expert community services in collaboration with Tufts Medical Center for higher level specialty care when needed.
“We are excited about what the rebrand represents for our communities and patients,” said Patricia Sereno, MD, a Tufts Medical Center Community Care family medicine physician who practices in Malden. “This is a wonderful opportunity to share information about the outstanding quality and clinical excellence our community practices offer, along with the exceptional convenience and ease we provide our patients.”
The comprehensive services of Tufts Medical Center Community Care include offering same day/next day appointments, online appointment scheduling, urgent care, diagnostic imaging and laboratory services, quick and easy electronic access to your healthcare team through the patient portal, and seamless access to specialists.
Tufts Medical Center Community Care providers partner with Tufts Medical Center Primary Care, which has four practice locations and 21 providers south, west and north of Boston, and a downtown Boston location at Tufts Medical Center.
“All the physicians of Tufts Medical Center Community Care and Tufts Medical Center Primary Care are proud members of the Wellforce health system. As colleagues in this network we are committed to offering the highest level of care when and where patients need it most and to controlling the rise in health care costs,” said Deb Blazey-Martin, MD, MPH, chief of internal medicine and adult primary care at Tufts Medical Center. “We anticipate great things to come from this collaboration.”
For more information, call 855-446-2362 or visit www.tuftsmccommunitycare.org
About Tufts Medical Center Community Care
Tufts Medical Center Community Care is comprised of more than 90 primary care doctors, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and specialists. We provide patient care in internal medicine, family medicine, obstetrics/gynecology and multiple specialties, including gastroenterology, rheumatology, surgery, neurology and neurosurgery, hematology and oncology, endocrinology, and infectious diseases. Tufts Medical Center Community Care is affiliated with MelroseWakefield Healthcare, including MelroseWakefield Hospital and Lawrnence Memorial Hospital of Medford.
Our Tufts Medical Center Community Care providers also partner with Tufts Medical Center Primary Care, which has four practice locations and 21 providers south, west and north of Boston, as well as an academic medical center primary care practice in downtown Boston, enhancing access to primary care throughout eastern Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.tuftsmccommunitycare.org.
About MelroseWakefield Healthcare
MelroseWakefield Healthcare is a coordinated system of hospitals, physician practices and community-based services providing care for communities throughout north suburban Boston. We are distinguished by the range of clinical care and services we provide locally for the continuum of care, including community hospitals in Melrose and Medford, urgent care locations in Reading and Medford, outpatient services, physical therapy, imaging and radiology, and lab services. Tufts Medical Center Community Care physician practice (formerly Hallmark Health Medical Associates), providing primary and specialty care, and Hallmark Health Visiting Nurse and Hospice are affiliated with MelroseWakefield Healthcare.
MelroseWakefield Healthcare is a founding member of Wellforce, along with Tufts Medical Center and Circle Health. For more information, visit www.melrosewakefield.org.