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June 13, 2012

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Swampscott resident Howard Waldman was awarded the 2012 Physician of Excellence Award by North Shore Medical Center. The award is considered the highest honor among NSMC's medical staff and recognizes physicians who have made outstanding contributions to NSMC, the medical profession and the community. Waldman was honored for his clinical excellence and his leadership skills in helping found and build the NSMC Heart Center. Waldman is an interventional cardiologist and the medical director of the NSMC Heart Center cardiac catheterization laboratory and the NSMC Heart and Wellness Center. He practices at North Shore Cardiovascular Associates.

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Swampscott resident Frederick O. Buckley Jr. was awarded the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award by North Shore Medical Center. The award is presented to a staff member who has contributed substantially to the goals and ideals of his or her clinical department and NSMC while demonstrating a commitment to excellence and professionalism in his or her chosen specialty. Buckley was the medical director of NSMC's surgical weight management program, which has been recognized by the American College of Surgeon's Bariatric Surgery Center Network as a Level 1A program, their highest designation based on patient quality and volume statistics. Buckley retired from active clinical practice after 33 years. He remains a member of the medical staff and is in practice with Surgical Specialists of the North Shore and Mass General/North Shore Surgery.

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Wenham Museum Executive Director Lindsay Diehl is retiring after six years of service. Diehl served as the museum's marketing director from 1998 to 2001, then returned in May 2006 as the museum's interim director and was named executive director a month later. The Wenham Museum's Board of Trustees will hold an open house reception in Diehl's honor from 5 to 7 p.m. today.

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Franceen Shaughnessy and Kaitlyn Ethier joined Rhino Public Relations, a specialty public relations and marketing agency in South Hamilton.

Shaughnessy joins the firm as an account manager and has more than 12 years of experience in public relations, journalism and marketing. Most recently, Shaughnessy served as a corporate marketing specialist for Simpson Gumpertz and Heger Inc.

Ethier served as a public relations intern at Rhino PR prior to joining full time as an account coordinator. Ethier is a recent graduate of the University of Rhode Island.

Milestones

State leaders celebrated the 20th anniversary of North Shore Elder Services' Money Management Program and the volunteers who meet on a regular basis with low-income elderly clients who need help managing their finances. Local people recognized were Jerry Stepner of Peabody; Maureen Troubetaris of Beverly; Paul Lanzikos, executive director of North Shore Elder Services; Julie Low of Beverly; Sally Zavarella, Money Management program coordinator at NSES; and Julie Corso of Salem.

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Hunt Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Danvers was given the Bronze Quality Award from the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living. The award recognizes a facility's commitment to continuous quality improvement. Hunt is a nonprofit organization that provides short-term rehabilitation, long-term skilled nursing care, restorative care, respite care, and specialized Alzheimer's and dementia care.

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Insight Performance Inc., a human resources consulting firm headquartered in Dedham, has opened a new location in Salem State University's Enterprise Center. Insight President Michael Ward is the baseball coach at Salem State University. He has also served on the board of directors for the North Shore Chamber of Commerce and Children's Friend and Family Services.

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Boots, Straps and More: Bargains for a Cause, the charitable thrift shop at 198 Rantoul St. in Beverly, will be open Monday nights during the summer until 7 p.m. for shopping and donation drop-off. For more information, call 978-921-4710.

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North Shore Medical Center Salem Hospital received the American Stroke Association's Get With the Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes NSMC's commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations. To receive the award, NSMC Salem Hospital achieved 85 percent or higher adherence to all Get With the Guidelines-Stroke Quality Achievement indicators for 24 months.

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Gordon College's Center for Christian Studies was awarded a grant by the John Templeton Foundation's Religion and Innovation in Human Affairs Program, administered by the Historical Society, in preparation of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation approaching in 2017. The grant supports CCS' initiatives and publications, including the project titled "Protestantism? Reflections in Advance of the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation: 1517-2017," co-directed by CCS director Thomas Albert Howard.

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Middleton-based Thomson Communications received two Bell Ringer Awards at the 44th annual Bell Ringer Awards Ceremony held by The Publicity Club of New England, the region's oldest nonprofit public relations trade organization. The awards honor the work done by public relations and communications professionals across New England. Thomson Communications entered the Bell Ringer award competition for work done on behalf of two of its clients, including Cakes for Occasions in Danvers. The firm was awarded the Bronze Bell for securing a half-hour show on Bloomberg Television, which focused on Kelly Delaney, owner of Cakes for Occasions.

New businesses

fLirT, a consignment shop and store offering clothes, new and vintage accessories and unique objects, held a grand-opening ceremony at its new location on Pickering Wharf, 63 Wharf St., Salem.

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Every Occasion Boutique, a women's boutique, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its location on Pickering Wharf, 96 Wharf St., Salem. Mayor Kim Driscoll, the Salem Chamber of Commerce, local business leaders and friends and family were present.

Giving

The winner of Shetland Park Self-Storage's free-storage-for-a-year contest is Bahija Hamchout. The name of every new customer who rented a self-storage unit between April 16 and 30 was automatically entered into Shetland Park's drawing for a year of free storage. Shetland Park Self-Storage is a state-of-the-art self-storage facility in Shetland Park on Salem Harbor.

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The Salem YMCA is the recipient of $1,000 as part of Cranney Home Services' Cranney Cares for the Community Campaign in May.