| Posted On Jan 28, 2015 | By:

Atrius Health Joins Health Care Transformation Task Force

Atrius Health announced today that it has joined several of the nation’s largest health care organizations in forming the Health Care Transformation Task Force, a new private-sector alliance dedicated to accelerating the transformation of the U.S. health care system to value-based business and clinical models aligned with improving outcomes and lowering costs. Emily Brower, Executive Director of Accountable Care Programs for Atrius Health, co-leads the ACO workgroup within the task force.

The Task Force has set a goal to move 75 percent of their business into value-based arrangements that focus on the Triple Aim of better health,

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| Posted On Jan 27, 2015 | By:

WEATHER ALERT: Delayed Opening for Wednesday, January 28

All Harvard Vanguard locations, including Weymouth MRI and Atrius Health Imaging in Weymouth, will open for all patient care and walk-in services (such as pharmacy, laboratory and radiology) at 12:00pm on Wednesday, January 28th.  The Atrius Health Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine Program and the Atrius Health Cardiovascular Center, located at 90 Libbey Industrial Parkway in Weymouth, will open for patient care and scheduled appointments beginning at 1:00pm.

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| Posted On Jan 26, 2015 | By:

WEATHER ALERT: for Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 26th and 27th

All Harvard Vanguard locations, including our operations in Weymouth (Weymouth MRI, Atrius Health Imaging and all Atrius Health specialty programs at 90 Libbey Industrial Parkway), are canceling appointments as of 6:00pm for all services today, January 26, 2015, due to the snowstorm. Additionally, on Tuesday, January 27th, all Harvard Vanguard locations, including the Weymouth locations mentioned above, will be closed for all services (including no urgent care appointments).

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| Posted On Jan 21, 2015 | By:

A Nutritionist’s Grocery List

When I meet with my patients in a nutrition counseling session, they often ask me, “So, what do YOU eat?” I tell them about my favorite grocery items, the staples that I purchase week in and week out to use as the base of many of my meals, and they are amazed that eating healthy foods can be so simple.

I thought it would be helpful to expand my list with the help of my nutrition colleagues at Harvard Vanguard,

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| Posted On Jan 15, 2015 | By:

Atrius Health Medical Groups To Merge

The following is a news release pertaining to a merger agreement signed by Dedham Medical Associates, Granite Medical Group, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and VNA Care Network Foundation.

The Atrius Health medical groups—Dedham Medical Associates, Granite Medical Group and Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates—have signed an agreement to merge into one nonprofit, multi-specialty organization called Atrius Health, Inc., with VNA Care Network Foundation continuing as a highly integrated subsidiary of Atrius Health.

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| Posted On Jan 15, 2015 | By:

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Holiday Hours

On Monday, January 19th, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates will be closed for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday except for those practices listed below, which are open for pre-scheduled urgent care appointments. If you feel you need medical advice or think that you may need to be seen, call your doctor’s office at any time, day or night. Your call will be directed to our 24/7 medical staff and triaged as needed.

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| Posted On Jan 13, 2015 | By:

Kicking Off the SMArt Kids 2014-15 Year

Happy 2015 from the SMArt Kids Shared Medical Appointment at Burlington! We have had a successful fall with four informative and fun sessions with our SMArt Kids. We have been fortunate to have our nutritionist Linda Germaine-Miller and Chip Wilder from behavioral health present each month to work with our families.

In September, we kicked off the school year with an introductory lesson about our SMArt Kids’ goals, myplate.gov and portion distortion.

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| Posted On Jan 08, 2015 | By:

Congratulations to Harvard Vanguard Staff Recognized at Annual Award Ceremony

Several members of the Harvard Vanguard family were recently honored at our annual ceremony, which recognizes staff who have made contributions in areas such as teaching and clinical innovation and have become role models for other staff. Congratulations to all of the award winners recognized for their 2014 contributions.

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| Posted On Jan 06, 2015 | By:

Cardiac Arrhythmia: Premature Heartbeats

A cardiac arrhythmia happens when your heart is beating (or contracting) in an irregular pattern. At one time or another, you’ve probably learned to place your fingers gently against your carotid artery in your neck to feel your pulse or heart beating. Usually, you can feel a steady pattern of beats as you count. But if you have an arrhythmia, the pulse or rhythm of your heart may be unpredictable or too fast or too slow.

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