Posted on July 30, 2013

Contact: Stacey Allaire                                                              FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Phone: (978) 463-1475                                                                                  July 30, 2013

Greater Newburyport Mothers and Families Club Donates $5,000 to Help Establish Breast Care Center at Anna Jaques Hospital

NEWBURYPORT, Mass. --- Anna Jaques Hospital and the Greater Newburyport Mothers and Families Club today announced that the club has donated $5,000 to support the new Breast Care Center at the hospital. The donation comes from proceeds from the club’s annual consignment sale and serves as one of the founding gifts for the hospital’s new Breast Care Center.

The Breast Care Center at Anna Jaques Hospital will open this summer. The Breast Care Center will be led by Peter Hartmann, MD, FACS, a board-certified general surgeon who will serve as the dedicated breast surgeon. Dr. Hartmann brings nearly 25 years of private surgical practice to the role of Medical Director.

“Anna Jaques appreciates the generous support from the Greater Newburyport Mothers and Families Club. They play a well-recognized role in providing support to families in our community and we admire their success,” said Delia O’Connor, President and CEO, Anna Jaques Hospital. “This gift, and those of other donors, helps enable the Breast Care Center to leverage the latest technology in mammography screening and risk assessment protocols, so that we can detect and treat cancers earlier, often when they are smaller.”

“Providing financial support to the local community is of great importance to our club,” said Kelly Marshall, President, Greater Newburyport Mothers and Families Club. “Over the years, the consignment sale teams, along with club volunteers, have worked tirelessly to raise these funds. We are honored to support invaluable community resources such as Anna Jaques Hospital.”

The Breast Care Center will be located at One Wallace Bashaw Jr. Way, Suite 2002, Newburyport, MA.

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ABOUT ANNA JAQUES HOSPITAL

Anna Jaques Hospital is an independent, not-for-profit community hospital serving 17 cities and towns in the Merrimack Valley, North Shore and Southern New Hampshire. Our mission is to provide the highest quality medical care and improve the health of our community in alliance with our medical staff.  Anna Jaques is recognized for delivering measurably high quality, low cost community health care with an emphasis on patient satisfaction. The hospital is clinically affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), a Boston academic medical center and major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School.

ABOUT GREATER NEWBURYPORT MOTHERS AND FAMILIES CLUB

Founded in 1999, the Greater Newburyport Mothers and Families Club (GNFC) is a member-led organization that provides support, information and friendship for families with young children in the Greater Newburyport area - including Amesbury, Boxford, Georgetown, Groveland, Haverhill, Ipswich, Merrimac, Newbury, Rowley, Salisbury, West Newbury and the Seacoast of New Hampshire.   For more information, please visit www.greaternewburyportfamilies.org.

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