Needham Hospital Wins National Awards

Date: September 20, 2005

NEEDHAM, Mass. (June 23, 2005) – Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham has received two prestigious national awards reflecting patients’ perceptions of the outstanding patient care they receive at the hospital’s emergency department and inpatient unit.

RN Marks 50 Years of Nursing with Cross Country Motorcycle Trek

Date: September 20, 2005

Joan Caldarella, R.N., is celebrating her golden anniversary as a nurse at a Massachusetts community hospital by riding her Harley Davidson motorcycle over the Golden Gate Bridge. Despite decades of change in the nursing profession, the 72-year-old Mrs. Caldarella has helped at least 80,000 patients in a career of extraordinary stability at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham.