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New gym opens at LMI in Danvers

Posted by Marcia Dick  August 9, 2010 10:02 AM

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Pictured from left at the dedication: Dr. Brian Alper, EBSCO, chief medical director and founder of DYNAMED; Stratton Lloyd, EBSCO, vice president of Medical Market Development and Customer Satisfaction; state Representative Ted Spelliotis; Susan Samperi, president, Northeast Health Foundation; Michael W. Powers, chairman of the Danvers Board of Selectmen; Daniel Bennet, Danvers Board of Selectmen; state Senator Bruce Tarr; Dr. Peter Short, vice president of Medical Affairs, Beverly Hospital; and Patrick McInnis, director of Beverly Hospital at Danvers.

The following was submitted by the Northeast Health Foundation:

 On August 4, Beverly Hospital at Danvers and EBSCO Publishing held a special dedication and official ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the new gymnasium in the Lifestyle Management Institute (LMI). The event, hosted by Northeast Health Foundation – the non-profit organization which builds philanthropic support for Northeast Health System – will honor EBSCO Publishing for its generous philanthropic support of Beverly Hospital.

Located within the LMI at Beverly Hospital at Danvers, the EBSCO Gymnasium provides 23 pieces of equipment, including treadmills, stair masters, stationary bikes and seated steppers. Amenities also include free-weights and televisions for viewing during workouts. The LMI provides coordinated, comprehensive programs for the care of individuals with, or at risk for, chronic health problems such as pulmonary disease, diabetes and obesity. Services encompass prevention, detection, treatment and disease management programs for patients, families and the community.  In addition to patients of the LMI, the use of the EBSCO Gymnasium is offered as a free benefit to employees of Beverly Hospital at Danvers as part of the Wellness Works initiative, which challenges all employees to become healthier.

“We are very pleased to be able to host this special event to recognize EBSCO Publishing for their longstanding and generous support of Beverly Hospital,” said Susan Samperi, president of Northeast Health Foundation.  “The EBSCO Gym is part of our Wellness Works initiative at Northeast Hospitals, providing hospital employees and members of the community with opportunities to proactively manage their personal health.  We are so grateful for EBSCO’s philanthropic support.”

“EBSCO provides evidence-based point-of-care information tools and research databases that enable physicians, nurses and rehabilitation professionals to make informed decisions about their patient’s health. It is appropriate that the EBSCO Gymnasium will likewise enable patients and hospital employees to make better decisions about and act to manage their health,” said Stratton Lloyd, vice president of medical market development and customer satisfaction.

EBSCO relies on medical professionals like the physicians, nurses and rehabilitation professionals at Beverly Hospital to volunteer their medical expertise to continuously improve the content in EBSCO’s medical resources so it values its long relationship with Beverly Hospital. The medical professionals at Beverly Hospital have been important collaborators working with EBSCO’s own team of more than 100 full time medical professionals who produce the EBSCO medical product line, including: DynaMed, Nursing Reference Center, and Rehabilitation Reference Center.. Their feedback and expertise have been an essential part of these rapidly growing services that are used in thousands of hospitals all over the world.

As a company, EBSCO Publishing in Ipswich employs more than a thousand people in the local community and as an employer, the company knows that having access to quality medical care is an essential part of recruiting and taking care of employees. As such, having a state-of-the-art facility like Beverly Hospital at Danvers so close to its headquarters is an added benefit and a valuable resource for its many local employees.

Beverly Hospital at Danvers
Beverly Hospital at Danvers Medical and Day Surgery Center is a state-of-the-art regional outpatient care facility designed to provide the North Shore with advanced care in a wide range of areas at a convenient location with patient-friendly hours. For more information on Beverly Hospital at Danvers, visit   

Northeast Health Foundation
Northeast Health Foundation is the fundraising arm of Northeast Health System, which is based in Beverly on Massachusetts’s North Shore. The Foundation works to build philanthropy for Beverly Hospital, Addison Gilbert Hospital, BayRidge Hospital, as well as the not-for-profit affiliates of Northeast Health System. For more information please visit

EBSCO Publishing
EBSCO Publishing is the world’s premier database aggregator, offering a suite of more than 300 full-text and secondary research databases. Through a library of tens of thousands of full-text journals, magazines, books, monographs, reports and various other publication types from renowned publishers, EBSCO serves the content needs of all researchers (Academic, Medical, K-12, Public Library, Corporate, Government, etc.). For more information, visit the EBSCO Publishing Web site at:, or contact: EBSCO Publishing is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., one of the largest privately held companies in the United States. For more information on EBSCO Publishing, please contact Kathleen McEvoy, Public Relations Manager, (800) 653-2726 ext. 2594,

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