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1980s

Radiologist Per Eldh, MD, Surgeon John Doherty, MD, and Cardiologist John Fernald, MD

1980

On June 21, the hospital opens a new comprehensive cardiac care program.

The Glover cardiology program had its beginnings in the 1950s with the arrival of Drs. John Fernald and Harry Bauer, and years of dedication by ICU nurses, respiratory therapists, and electrocardiograph technicians.






Ad for the new Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, 1982

Ad for the new Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, 1982


Cardiology team reading an EKG: Chief Clinical Dietician Susan Powers, MS, RD, Harry Bauer, MD, Julie Schworm, RN, Judy Thorpe, RN, and Chief of Cardiology Thomas Piemonte, MD, 1983

Cardiology team reading an EKG: Chief Clinical Dietician Susan Powers, MS, RD, Harry Bauer, MD, Julie Schworm, RN, Judy Thorpe, RN, and Chief of Cardiology Thomas Piemonte, MD, 1983





Barbara Garlick, RN, head nurse of Glover's Intensive Care Unit and Coronary Care Unit, is instrumental in educating patients and staff in cardiac care through her 28-year career

Barbara Garlick, RN, head nurse of Glover’s Intensive Care Unit and Coronary Care Unit, is instrumental in educating patients and staff in cardiac care through her 28-year career






Paula McCrae, RN, is named Clinical Director of the Coronary Care Unit, 1991

Paula McCrae, RN, is named Clinical Director of the Coronary Care Unit, 1991






"I feel great ... thanks to Glover Hospital" ad for cardiac care program


“I feel great ... thanks to Glover Hospital” ad for cardiac care program





Take Heart for '82 Fall Fitness Festival, September 25, 1982

Take Heart for ’82 Fall Fitness Festival, September 25, 1982




Ad for Glover Conference on Women's Health Issues, April 9, 1983

Ad for Glover Conference on Women’s Health Issues, April 9, 1983





Glover ad campaign

Glover ad campaign





Thank you letter from Hospital trustees to Aid Association for contributions, 1981

Thank you letter from Hospital trustees to Aid Association for contributions, 1981
Surgeons Bruce Thayer, MD, and Knowles Lawrence, MD, and oncologist Simon Weitzman, MD, are instrumental in advancing the hospital's cancer program

1982

Glover Memorial Hospital celebrates its 70th anniversary with the Take Heart for '82 campaign.

The hospital receives approval for a cancer program from the American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer, an effort led by Tumor Board Chairman Dr. Knowles Lawrence and Tumor Registrar Mary Murawski, and supported by the medical staff in the oncology, pathology and radiology departments.

Social Services Director Merrill Adler and Oncology Nurse Paula Dube later initiate a cancer support group.

Cancer Management at Glover Memorial Hospital begins with the Tumor Board in 1969, led by Knowles Lawrence, MD, and Tumor Registrar Mary Murawski, seated center



Take Heart campaign event with Glover Aid Association members Lila Coggeshall, Shirley Quilty, President Marybel Lucas, Pam Putnam, and Jean Seaver, 1982

Take Heart campaign event with Glover Aid Association members Lila Coggeshall, Shirley Quilty, President Marybel Lucas, Pam Putnam, and Jean Seaver, 1982

Cover of Monitor showing the Glover Oncology team, Winter 1983. Standing (L-R): Chief Physical Therapist Marie Brownrigg, PT, Director of Social Services Merrill Adler, MSW, LICSW, Oncologist Simon Weitzman, MD, Oncology Nurse Anita Kinne, RN, and Dietician Susan Powers, MS, RD. Seated (L-R): Tumor Registrar Mary Murawski, Hospice Care for Needham coordinator Joanne Hair, Continuing Care coordinator Suzanne Skolnick, RN, and Visiting Nurses Association Coordinator Pat Pomerole, RN

Cover of Monitor showing the Glover Oncology team, Winter 1983. Standing (L-R): Chief Physical Therapist Marie Brownrigg, PT, Director of Social Services Merrill Adler, MSW, LICSW, Oncologist Simon Weitzman, MD, Oncology Nurse Anita Kinne, RN, and Dietician Susan Powers, MS, RD. Seated (L-R): Tumor Registrar Mary Murawski, Hospice Care for Needham coordinator Joanne Hair, Continuing Care coordinator Suzanne Skolnick, RN, and Visiting Nurses Association Coordinator Pat Pomerole, RN





Oncology Nurse Paula Dube, RN, with patient

Oncology Nurse Paula Dube, RN, with patient



Social Services Director Merrill Adler, MSW, LICSW, Paula Dube, RN, and Chemistry Supervisor Pat Baynes

Social Services Director Merrill Adler, MSW, LICSW, Paula Dube, RN, and Chemistry Supervisor Pat Baynes



Chief of Radiology Per Eldh, MD, and Chris McEvoy, registered diagnostic medical sonographer, with new real-time ultrasound machine, 1983

Chief of Radiology Per Eldh, MD, and Chris McEvoy, registered diagnostic medical sonographer, with new real-time ultrasound machine, 1983




Newspaper photo and article "Glover Program Makes Living with Cancer Easier," Needham Times, September 16, 1982

Newspaper article “Glover Program Makes Living with Cancer Easier,” Needham Times, September 16, 1982
Installation of new CAT scanner

1984

With $200,000 from a hospital endowment fund and a $400,000 appropriation from the Town of Needham, a CAT scanner is purchased, giving the community access to state of the art diagnostic imaging.

"The CT scanner has 'revolutionized' medicine with the same impact that the invention of penicillin had in the 1930s."
- Bruce Thayer, MD, Needham Chronicle, May 24, 1984





Newspaper article "Glover to Get CAT Scanner," 1984

Newspaper article “Glover to Get CAT Scanner,” 1984



CAT scanner

CAT scanner




CAT scanner and desk area

CAT scanner and desk area





CAT scanner in use

CAT scanner in use






CAT scanner with medical staff at desk


CAT scanner with medical staff at desk




Newspaper article "Glover Memorial: A Community Hospital on the Grow," Needham Times, August 3, 1985

Newspaper article “Glover Memorial: A Community Hospital on the Grow,” Needham Times, August 3, 1985
Stephen Earnhart and John Doherty, MD, of the Same-Day Surgery program, 1984

Also by 1984, the Glover's newly expanded, restructured and streamlined Same-Day Surgery program is already operating at near capacity, led by John E. Doherty, MD, and Stephen Earnhart.




Newspaper article "Glover Opens New Surgery Unit," Needham Times, June 14, 1984

Newspaper article “Glover Opens New Surgery Unit,” Needham Times, June 14, 1984






Same-Day Surgery brochure

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Newspaper article about Cher filming "Mermaids" at Glover Memorial Hospital, 1989

Newspaper article about Cher filming "Mermaids" at Glover Memorial Hospital, 1989



Cardiologist Perminder Dhillon, MD (left), joins the medical staff in 1989; pictured here with Earle Woodman, MD, in 2009

Cardiologist Perminder Dhillon, MD, joins the medical staff in 1989; pictured here with Earle Woodman, MD, 2009

Contact Information

Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham
148 Chestnut Street
Needham, MA 02492
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