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Last modified: Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Medical society honors Dr. Lauren Meade

Dr. Lauren B. Meade of Northampton has been honored by the Massachusetts Medical Society as the first recipient of the society’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health Award, an honor recognizing a medical student or physician who has made outstanding contributions to LGBT health.

Board-certified in internal medicine, Meade is director of faculty development for the department of medicine at Baystate Health Center in Springfield, co-director of transgender health of Baystate’s High Street Health Center, and co-chair of Baystate’s LGBT health leadership committee.

She is currently a Josiah Macy faculty scholar focusing on educational research in interprofessional education and the transition of care.

Meade is also chair of women advancing and achieving in medicine, and a member of the hospital’s committees for quality peer review for medicine and staff administrative affairs. She has been chair of the committee of quality peer review for ambulatory medicine since 2012.

Meade trains medical residents in subjects such as HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, hospice and palliative care medicine, and diversity and inclusion. She is a member of Baystate’s clinical competence committee for internal medicine residency training and the residency education committee. She is also an associate professor of medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine at BMC.

She is the recipient of BMC staff recognition award for excellence in teaching and the Oliver Wendell Holmes stethoscope award from the Hampden District Medical Society. A cum laude graduate of Smith College in Northampton, with a bachelor’s degree in biology, Meade earned her medical degree from the University of California at San Francisco, completed her internship at Yale-New Haven Hospital and her residency at Baystate Medical Center.

Northampton Veterinary Clinic adds Kate DeLisle

Northampton — Kate DeLisle has joined the staff of the Northampton Veterinary Clinic.

DeLisle received her bachelor of science degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2008, and her doctorate of veterinary medicine from the Atlantic Veterinary College in Prince Edward Island, Canada, in 2014.

She was awarded for her excellence in companion animal internal medicine and decorated for her compassion, empathy, and demonstration of the utmost commitment to providing the highest level of veterinary care. She previously was an assistant at the Northampton Veterinary Clinic prior to pursuing her degree.

Janet O’Connor named clinical nurse director

NORTHAMPTON — Janet O’Connor has joined the cancer care program of Cooley Dickinson Hospital as clinical nurse director.

She worked previously at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center at the Faulkner Hospital, where she was the director of nursing and clinical services, and held a variety of staff and management positions at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

B. Mango & bird adds e-commerce to website

Haydenville — Retailer B. Mango & bird at 135 Main St. has revamped its website at to include e-commerce capability. The company has shops in Haydenville and Lenox.

Owners Paul Leney and Kay McGinley are now able to make their collection of furniture, home décor and gifts available to a wider audience and enhance basic services already available to their customers.


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