Tewksbury Hospital

Tewksbury, Massachusetts

Trustees Meeting

March 11, 2014

The meeting of the Board of Trustees of Tewksbury Hospital was held on Tuesday, March 11, 2014.  Members present were Richard Sheehan, Chairman; Salvatore Ciaccio, Vice Chairman; Dr. Moon Kim, Secretary; and Terrence Downs, Esq.  William Dalton was excused.  Also present was Debra Tosti, Chief Executive Officer.  The meeting opened at 8:00 am.



Minutes of the February, 2014 Meeting

It was moved by T. Downes, seconded by Dr. Kim and

  1. Voted:  to approve the February, 2014 minutes.



Potential New Board Members

A person has expressed interest in becoming a Board Member.



  • The budget is looking great.
  • Moving ahead with renovations on C-2 and, C-2 offices, etc., will move to A-3.
  • Director of Medicine interviews are complete and a candidate chosen, moving forward in the process.  This position reports to the Chief Medical Officer.
  • Clinical Nurse Psychiatrists (1.5 FTE’s) to be hired (1 FTE in place now) to work on the medical units.
  • The Trustees were informed about an incident over the weekend, and the actions taken to mitigate safety to staff and patients.


Open Discussion

  • R. Sheehan brought forward a concern from a volunteer and the Help Call procedure was explained; there is discussion of implementing a second level to the Help Call.
  • T. Downes inquired about the status of the new treatment center making phone numbers available to the police and fire department.


A motion was made by S. Ciaccio, seconded by Dr. Kim and

  1. Voted:  to adjourn the meeting at 8:30 am.


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