Boston MedFlight: Your Life, Our Mission ~ Breaking Ground for a New Facility and Holding a Reunion for Patients and Families

By John Laferriere

If you’ve ever seen a news story about a seriously injured person being flown by helicopter to a Boston area hospital, you were probably watching Boston MedFlight in action. Most of us don’t think about emergency medical transport until we see it happening, and even then, we may only have the vaguest idea of how these emergency services operate. Boston MedFlight was founded in 1985 through a collaborative effort of six of Boston’s leading medical centers, and is currently based on Hanscom Air Force Base, with additional bases in Lawrence and Plymouth MA. They are a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization providing critical care transport to the most severely ill or injured patients throughout the region.

Anika Therapeutics Celebrates its 25th Anniversary and its New Worldwide Headquarters in Bedford

By John Laferriere

Anika Therapeutics, a global medical technology company in Bedford, held a ribbon cutting ceremony on May 23, to celebrate their 25th anniversary as well as their newly expanded and consolidated global manufacturing facility. After opening words by Charles Sherwood, Ph.D., President and CEO of Anika, attendees also heard from Ken Gordon, State Representative; Dr. Kumble Subbaswamy, Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Robert Coughlin, President and CEO of the Mass Biotech Council; and Travis McCready, President and CEO of Mass Life Sciences Center which announced a $225,000 grant to Anika.

Some Surprise News at Middlesex 3 Coalition’s Annual Meeting

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Keynote speakers UMass Lowell Chancellor Jacqueline Moloney and Middlesex Community College President Dr. James Mabry addressed workforce development during the Middlesex 3 Coalition’s Annual Meeting at the UMass Lowell Innovation Center on Tuesday. Click the following links to read Chancellor Moloney’s presentation or President Mabry’s.

School Committee Approves 2017/2018 School Calendar and New Religious Holiday Policy

By Elizabeth Hacala

TheSchool Committee has approved a policy on religious holidays as well as a 2017/2018 school calendar. Initial recommendations by the Religious and Cultural Holidays Task Force were reviewed during the April 25 School Committee meeting. During the May 9 meeting, the committee reviewed the final recommendations and proposed religious holiday policy.

A Snapshot of Some Carleton-Willard Villagers

By Linda White

The residents of Carleton-Willard Villager (CWV) defy any preconceived notion of retiree behaviors. By and large, they continue to lead the same busy, active, professional and happy lives that characterized them before retirement. They have not abandoned their previous pursuits, interests and/or inquisitive nature. As CW Villagers, they are involved in a variety of activities inside and outside the Village, continuing to participate in many of their lifelong interests. They also participate in newly developed interests and activities, including staying fit and enjoying an array of athletic opportunities and facilities available to them on site. Recently, a group gathered to discuss what life is like at CWV, why they chose this particular setting for retirement, and what keeps them young at heart and vital.

Barbara A. Doyle Again Named to Top 100 Female CEOs in Massachusetts

By Linda White

Visiting Carleton-Willard Village (CWV) on Old Billerica Road you cannot help but appreciate the natural beauty of the setting and its relationship to Bedford’s historic Llewsac Lodge. Once inside, you notice the gracious, warm, welcoming surroundings, lively activity, and friendly greetings of residents making their way along CWV’s interior Main Street, the hub of the Village, where residents run into and greet friends and neighbors several times a day while en route to its many resource areas. With approximately 300 residents and 300 employees on the 65-acre site, you have to wonder what makes it all tick so efficiently and successfully. The likely answer is easy — the Carleton-Willard Village President and CEO, Barbara A. Doyle, who has been at the helm since the Carleton-Willard Village Bedford campus opened in 1982.

The Boston Globe Magazine and its partner the Commonwealth Institute recently named Carleton-Willard Village and Barbara Doyle to the Top 100 List of Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts for the second year in a row. The recognition is not a surprise to residents, employees, staff members, or the CWV Board of Trustees. Doyle’s focus, attention to detail, and love for all things associated with CWV are legendary.

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