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Going Digital

Nearly 100 people attended the March 14 open house for Wing Memorial Hospitals digital mammography suite. Wing Memorial is the first hospital in the Quaboag Hills region to offer digital mammography. At the open house, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held to dedicate the new mammography suite. As Elaine Anderson, second from right, a member of the Wing Memorial Hospital Board of Directors, cuts the ribbon, looking on are, from left, Brian Lees; Hampden County Clerk of Courts Edward Noonan, chairman of the Wing Memorial Hospital Board of Directors; and Dr. Charles Cavagnaro III, president and CEO of Wing Memorial Hospital and Medical Centers.

Relaying a Message

On Feb. 24, at the Hampshire County Relay for Life Kick-off Breakfast, MaryEllen Walsh, director of the Cooley Dickinson Hospital Cancer Care Program, handed off a $5,000 presentation check to an American Cancer Society Relay for Life organizer. CDH will be the presenting sponsor of the Hampshire County Relay for Life that will be held in June.

Listening In

Listeners pledged a record-breaking $200,500 during the sixth annual WMAS Children’s Miracle Network Radiothon last month, surpassing last year’s total of $192,000. The money will support Baystate Children’s Hospital in Springfield. Event sponsors Health New England and Patriot Home Improvement matched $15,000 and $13,000 in donations, respectively. Other sponsors included Teddy Bear Pools & Spas and the Baystate Medical Center Auxiliary.

Hospital patient Adam Wiatrowski takes in the radiothon events with his parents, Amy and Rick Wiatrowski.

Tim Laporte of Carrabba’s Italian Grill in West Springfield flips pork chops outside on the grill; the restaurant provided food throughout the radiothon.

WMAS DJs Rob Anthony, far left, and Paul Cannon, far right, interview hospital patient Tatyana Berrios; her mother, Virgen Berrios; and Baystate’s Dr. Harold Hoar.