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Norwood Hospital Community Benefits Council

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The mission of Norwood Hospital's Community Benefits Council is to support the hospital in implementing the annual Community Benefits Plan. The Council works collaboratively with the hospital to identify and address some of the many health and wellness needs of our communities through research, discussion, maximization of community resources, and implementation of health and wellness programs and initiatives. The council also reviews needs assessments and annual plans, and helps guide and monitor the implementation of programs.

The Community Benefits Council comprises representatives from local health and human service agencies, and other community leaders. Members of Norwood Hospital's Community Benefits Council include:

  • Mary Barry, Newton-South Norfolk Area Director, Massachusetts Department of Developmental Disabilities
  • Ellen Borgenicht, Director/Adult Basic Education (ESOL), Blue Hills Regional Technical School
  • Barbara P. Coghlan, Director, Walpole Council on Aging
  • Kimberly Cohen, Senior Director of Health and Wellness, Hockomock-Foxboro YMCA
  • William Fleming, Senior Vice President of Operations, Norwood Hospital
  • Joan Jacobs, Trustee, Norwood Hospital, Norwood Light
  • Mary Jean McDermott, Executive Director, HESSCO Elder Services
  • Melissa Padeni, Community Executive Health Initiatives, American Cancer Society
  • Sigalle Reiss, MPH, RSS, Superintendent/Director of Norwood Public Health,
  • George Usevich, Trustee, Norwood Hospital; Principal, Norwood High School


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