Kathy Green Earns Prestigious 2018 Heart Hero Award!

Kathy Green, RN, senior director of radiology services, was recently presented with the American Heart Association’s 2018 Heart Hero Award in recognition of her leadership and tireless fundraising efforts. Kathy served as the organization’s Central Massachusetts board chair from 2012 to 2016 and is a longtime, passionate volunteer. She is also part of the volunteer group that trained more than 10,000 people to perform hands-only CPR, and is involved in the automated external defibrillator placement initiative, community education and advocacy. Congratulations, Kathy! Pictured, from left, Kathy Green and Jay Cyr, RN, MBA, Heart Walk chairman and senior vice president of surgical services.

Join in a Fun and Healthy Way to Fight Heart Disease

Looking for another reason to participate in the 2018 Heart Walk? Jay Cyr, RN, MSN, MBA, senior vice president, surgical services, explains its importance. “Our participation in the 35th Annual Central MA Heart Walk helps the American Heart Association reach its research and community education goals,” he said. “Walking on May 12th at Lake Quinsigamond provides participants with an opportunity to enjoy a healthy event while helping to raise funds and awareness to end heart disease.” To take part and raise money for a great cause, visit the heart walk’s website to register or form a team, or donate to a UMass Memorial Health Care team! For more information, check out the Central MA Heart Walk flyer.

Sharing Stories: How Jay Cyr Gets Involved in His Community

Jay Cyr is a senior vice president at work and revered basketball coach in his community.

Jay Cyr is a senior vice president at work and revered basketball coach in his community.

Senior Vice President Jay Cyr, RN, MSN, MBA, surgical services, was recently recognized in a Hartford Courant story for his work as a volunteer basketball coach in the community. Coaching boy’s varsity for 14 years, and girl’s varsity for the past seven, this year marks Jay’s 21st year coaching at St. James School in Danielson, CT. “As a coach you’re identifying leaders and who works well together,” Jay said. “You’re constantly team building. It’s the same thing in my professional career. Everything we do is about teamwork. Sometimes you’re a role player on a team, sometimes you’re on a committee, sometimes you’re a leader or chair, but at all times you have to be a team member.”

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