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.
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.