Mass General Brigham recently recognized Milford Regional Physicians Group Medical Director Elizabeth Siraco, MD, 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 outstanding team member.
“I can think of no one more deserving of this award than Dr. Siraco,” said Milford Regional Physicians Group President Pat McSweeney. “She leads by example and consistently demonstrates leadership through her willingness to roll up her sleeves and help in our area of greatest need.”
Added McSweeney: “She is passionate about caring for her patients and supporting her colleagues. The human connection Liz makes with colleagues and patients is a big part of what makes her a good leader. I feel lucky to work together with Dr. Siraco every day because I know she is driven by doing what is best for our patients, providers and staff.”
Siraco has been practicing family medicine for the past 25 years (all within the Milford Regional Health Care System). In addition to her role as medical director of Milford Regional Physicians Group, 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 an information conduit for our providers, staff and patients,” McSweeney said. “She worked alongside our infectious disease providers to continually review the system’s employee health guidelines and provide updated information about treatment. , testing and immunization protocols and availability Dr. Siraco worked tirelessly throughout this extremely difficult time to ensure that MRPG was well prepared to provide quality care to our patients while keeping them and each other safe.”
MRMC offers Mammograms and Mimosas
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and National Mammogram Day, Milford Regional Medical Center will host Mammograms & Mimosas, a screening event for those due for annual mammogram screening. Mammograms & Mimosas will be held on Sunday, October 23, from 9 a.m. to noon.
The event is sponsored by the Milford Regional Cancer Committee and is being planned in collaboration with the hospital’s Department of Radiology and the Breast Center at Milford Regional Medical Center.
The Cancer Committee is led by oncology/hematology Natalie Sinclair, MD, who explains that the group was interested in supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month with its annual cancer screening event. “We hope this will encourage women who have postponed their annual screenings to attend our event and make it an enjoyable morning,” said Sinclair.
In addition to the screening mammogram, participants will be offered free breakfast pastries, coffee and mimosa soft drinks. Participants are required to have 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 overall hospital quality star ratings for 2022, and once again, Milford Regional Medical Center received a five-star rating — the highest rating given. from the national agency.
Milford Regional was one of only 11 hospitals in Massachusetts and 429 hospitals nationwide 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 complete team effort,” said Milford Regional Medical Center President and CEO Edward Kelly. “The rating speaks volumes for the caliber and collaboration of our clinical, support and administrative teams to ensure such excellence.”
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