LAWRENCE - After 21 seasons as an independent organization, the Roberto Clemente League has partnered with Lawrence YMCA to make the baseball league more sustainable and allow more children to participate.
The Roberto Clemente League is open to boys and girls ages 4 to 12 and had close to 200 participants and 12 teams last year.
With the Lawrence YMCA as a partner, the league hopes to enroll more than 250 participants this season.
Registrations are being accepted for the 2014 season until April 4 at the Lawrence YMCA, 40 Lawrence St. The season runs May through July.
The League is also seeking volunteers and sponsors. For more details, Julian Villegas Executive Director Lawrence YMCA.
Medicine residency coordinator receives excellence award
LAWRENCE - Pamela Kimball coordinator of the Lawrence Family Medicine Residency at Greater Lawrence Family Health Center received one of five Coordinator Excellence Awards for 2014 from The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.
In her post, Kimball coordinates 30 residents in multiple locations.
The residency program began in 1994 as the nation’s first accredited Community Health Center sponsored family medicine residency. The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education selected Lawrence as one of 12 programs nationally for its national four year length of study program beginning in 2013. More than 130 physicians have completed their residency in Lawrence and are now working in undeserved communities in the United States and throughout the world.
In addition to her work at Greater Lawrence Family Health Center, Kimball serves on the Board of Directors of the Association of Family Medicine Administrators where she is a mentor to residency coordinators nationwide. As the information exchange co-chair, she oversaw the organization’s transition to a new website and was instrumental in enhancing the website. Greater Lawrence Family Health Center serves more than 51,000 patients in the Merrimack Valley and through six clinical sites in Lawrence and Methuen annually.
Mayor’s Health Task Force launches Youth Council