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December 4, 2013

Christmas concert at Methuen's Memorial Music Hall

METHUEN — The Methuen Memorial Music Hall will hold a Merry Music Hall Christmas Concert on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. Enjoy splendid Christmas music played on the 150-year-old Great Organ in the beautifully decorated Music Hall. Organist Ray Cornils returns for his second year and will perform with trumpet players Greg Gettel and Robinson Pyle. Cornils is Municipal Organist for the city of Portland, Maine.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $15 at the door (if available). Tickets are $5 for children. To reserve tickets, send email to Sheila@mymusicworkshop.com or call 603-893-1544.

Free on-site parking. Handicap entrance is at the rear door. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the concert. This concert will be repeated on Sunday at 3 p.m., although it is virtually sold out. The Methuen Memorial Music Hall is at 192 Broadway (Route 28), Methuen.

Holy Family and Merrimack Valley hospital graded A

Holy Family Hospital in Methuen and Merrimack Valley Hospital in Haverhill were awarded “A” grades in the Fall 2013 update to the Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from accidents, errors, injuries and infections. The Hospital Safety Score is compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety and is administered by The Leapfrog Group (Leapfrog), an independent industry watchdog.

The first and only hospital safety rating to be analyzed in the peer-reviewed Journal of Patient Safety, the Score is designed to give the public information they can use to protect themselves and their families. Holy Family and Merrimack Valley hospitals are part of the Steward Health Care System.

“Patient safety and a commitment to quality are at the forefront of our efforts and I am extremely proud of the teams at both hospitals for achieving the highest rating,” said Lester Schindel, President of Holy Family Hospital and Merrimack Valley Hospital.

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