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(For the full story on “Do I Really Need a Mammogram?’ click on “current edition” and flip to page 11.)
To Editor:
  Subject: Error in Article: "Do I Really Need a Mammogram?"
I read the Spring 2018 issue of To Your Good Health which I enjoyed.  I did; however, notice an error in the above captioned article. The paragraph on Cost of mammography states:” Insurance coverage varies, but Medicare covers a “screening” mammography once every two years.”  This is not correct. The correct information, taken from the Medicare publication entitled:  Your Guide to Medicare’s Preventive Services includes the following:

Who’s covered?
Women 40 and older are eligible for a screening mammogram every 12 months. Medicare also covers one baseline mammogram for women between 35–39.
How often is it covered?
Once every 12 months.

I think that it is important for women who desire mammography and who are receiving Medicare to understand that they are, in fact, covered annually for this service.
Best regards,
Georgia P Dash RN, MS, CIC, FAPIC
Dr. Sibel Bessim, TYGH author, responds:
She seems to be correct. Perhaps I was referencing an older policy. I would thank her for noticing my error.
Sorry for the inconvenience.

HomeInstead Home Care Sold

“It has been great 20-year ride, but time to do some other things for a change.”
Thus wrote Denise Dever as she announced that she and co-owner Frank Allosso were selling their of HomeInstead Senior Care company to Massachusetts businessman Joe Bazzinotti.
Started in 1998, the Sandwich-based company has grown to an office staff of 10 with some 100 caregivers across the Cape. Ms. Dever also was a founding member and key figure in the professional networking organization, Community Care Recourse Group.
Mr. Bazzinotti, who earned an MBA from Suffolk University in 2003, has over two decades experience as a senior executive and for the last several years has served as president of Xeros Inc. and CEO of American Dryer Corp.
He learned first-hand the trials and eventual satisfaction of searching for senior care for his own aging father and says HomeInstead gave him the additional satisfaction of finally owning his own business.

NAMI To Offer Homefront Facilitators Program

The National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI Cape & Islands) has announced that it is bringing Homefront to Massachusetts! September 29 and 30, NAMI is offering a free, two-day training for individuals to become NAMI Homefront facilitators.
Based on the Family-to-Family model of education, Homefront is a six-week course for family members who are coping with issues specific to military-related challenges.
Registration is now open for this Homefront Facilitator training coming to Hyannis and requirements to participate are:
* Have a relative who is a Service Member or Veteran with symptoms of a mental illness/mental health condition (includes PTSD & TBI);
* Be000 a Service Member or Veteran AND have a relative with a mental health condition (the relative with a mental illness need not be a Service Member or Veteran but the NAMI Home Front Teacher MUST have a personal/family connection to the military;
* Have a relative who is a Service Member or Veteran AND have a relative with a mental health condition (the relative with a mental illness need not be a Service Member or Veteran but all NAMI Homefront teachers MUST have a personal/family connection to the military.).
For more information on this training, and to obtain a registration application, contact Kim Lemmon, Director of Family Programs at 508-778-4277 or email .

Cape Chamber Names Drago Board Chair

The Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce held its 96th annual meeting under tents on the pier of the Steamship Authority in Hyannis and officers elected included Chairman of the Board Larry Drago (BizChecks Payroll), Vice Chair Bert Talerman (Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank), Treasurer Janet Feeney (DePaola & Begg), Clerk Linda Markham (Cape Air), Membership Chair Gail Knell (Ebb Tide/The Sea View), Economic Development Chair Eugene Curry (Law Offices of Eugene Curry), Convention & Visitors Bureau Chair Bill Catania (Catania Hospitality) and immediate past chair Ken Smith (The Red Jacket Resorts).
Also elected at the meeting were new board members: Bill Catania (Catania Hospitality), Robbin Orbison (CapeSpace), Jan Aggerbeck (Cape Cod Coffee), Paulo Paraguay (Kandy Korner), Lisa Oliver (The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod), and David Troutman (The Scargo Café).  Re‐elected directors included Terri Ahern (Cape Cod Healthcare), Alisa Galazzi (Housing Assistance Corp.), Andrew Gottlieb (Association to Preserve Cape Cod), Stephan McMahon (Stephen P. McMahon & Co.), Lisa Parenteau (Realtor at RE/MAX Leading Edge) and Paul Swartz (Dockside Hotel Group).

Under 40, Not Overlooked!

Cape & Plymouth Business has announced the 2018 winners of its 40 Under 40 Awards spotlighting the region’s top young business leaders who excel in their industry and show dynamic leadership.
Andrea Aldana, Community Development Partnership; Emilie Bajorek, Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank; Catherine Baker, Cape Cod Academy; Rachel BenDavid, Rockland Trust; Amanda Booth, Cape Cod Child Development; Adam Burnett, Boardwalk Business Group; Ryan Castle, Cape Cod & Islands Association of Realtors; Ned Chatelain, Cape Cod Chatelains Real Estate at Realty Executives; Shawn Costa, RE/MAX Spectrum; Jennifer Cummings, Cape Cod Healthcare Foundation; Trevor Cunningham, Ryan's/Ten Pin; Jessie Decker, Cape Fit Hoops/Chatham Bars Inn; John DeVito, Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank; Liz DiGirolamo, Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce; Rob Doane, ARC Hatchery; April Ducott, Cape Associates; Jimmy Duong, New England Wellness Solutions; Kathryn Eident, WCAI-FM; Shannon Eldredge, Fishing Partnership Support Services; Kelsey Ellis, The Davenport Companies; Nicole Gelinas, Nicole M. Gelinas Life Coaching; Andy Harmon, Harmon and Sons Property Maintenance; Jonathan Jaxtimer, EJ Jaxtimer Builder; Elizabeth Jenkins, Town of Barnstable; Amanda Kaiser, Cape Cod Beer; Megan Keller, Long Pond Physical Therapy; Jessica Larsen, Cape Cod Cleaning Collaborative and Jessica Larsen Real Estate; Craig Mancusi, Rogers & Gray Insurance; Manny Marrero, Cape Cod Healthcare; Christin Marshall, Camp TimeOut/Wild Child Ventures; Whitney McNamara, Cape Cod & Islands Association of Realtors; Jennifer Perrault, St. Pius X School; Crystal Pieschel, Mid-Cape Home Centers; Adrian L. Rawn, Rockland Trust; Joe Rossi, Rogers & Gray Insurance; Stephanie Seales, Falmouth Public Library; Patrick Shanley, The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod; Lauren Valle, Kinship Herbal and Holistic Healing; Andrew Voirol,

 Five Grand From The Five

Cape Cod Five recently presented a $5,000 donation to Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod, awarded in honor of all Bank employees. As part of Cape Cod Five’s annual Employee Appreciation Week, employees were asked to nominate a local nonprofit of their choosing, and nominees were then voted upon by all employees. This year, Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod received the most votes and therefore was selected for this Bank grant. 

Rogers & Gray Honored…Again

Rogers & Gray Insurance has been named to Boston Business Journal’s 2018 list of “Best Places To Work,” the second consecutive year the company has earned this distinction. Rogers & Gray last year also was recognized by The Boston Globe as one of the best places to work in Massachusetts.

Community Health Center Adds Program

In the latest of its drive to widen its array of services, Community Health Center of Cape Cod announces its newest high-tech addition, Teledermatology. CHC providers are now able capture and forward high-resolution images of a patient’s skin health concerns to a board certified dermatologist for review. This will help patients gain access to specialty care during a primary care visit. It also allows providers to manage a larger number of patients in-house, while referring patients with more serious skin concerns to be seen by a specialist sooner. Research demonstrates that early intervention has a direct positive impact on long-term health outcomes.
CHC introduced telehealth services in 2016 and the offerings include video interpreting services, teleoptometry and a home telehealth program. CHC also offers telepsychiatry, utilizing video conferencing technology for virtual delivery of psychiatry services to patients.
They note that telehealth provides new ways to access healthcare, improving the quality of care for patients through sustained connections between clinician and patient and improving patient outcomes and experience.
To learn more about telehealth services, Emily Phillips, Telehealth Program Manager, at or 508-477-7090 ext. 1177.
The Cape and Islands United Way has awarded Community Health Center of Cape Cod a 2018-2019 Community Impact Partner grant with $10,000 in support of their Caring for Patients with Complex Care Needs Program. This is a primary care-based program that addresses the needs of patients with complex needs and multiple co-morbidities.

Suicide Prevention Coalition Moves

The Cape & The Islands Suicide Prevention Coalition has announced that it is changing the location and times of its general membership meetings and that they will now be held at the Justice Resource Institute in Yarmouthport at 3 p.m. starting July 12.
On the agenda will be members of the steering committee providing Question Persuade Refer suicide prevention gatekeeper training. The organization continues to seek volunteers to assist in their critical mission. Those interested can contact the C.I.S.P.C. coordinator at

New CHAMP Boss Knows The Territory

As the official announcement of his appointment as Executive Director put it, “Adam Burnett has taken his love for CHAMP Homes to the next level.” Mr. Burnett, a native Cape Codder and graduate of Barnstable High School, began his work at CHAMP as its financial administrator only a year ago. He began by upgrading and professionalizing accounting systems. But rapidly, his role expanded to focus more on the operations of the organization, thus leading to the promotion.
Milestones that led Mr. Burnett back home, so to speak, were a B.S. in Managerial Economics from Bentley University while also volunteering with Oxfam America and in a variety of schools helping at risk youth with their reading competency. After graduating, he worked at City Roots High School in South Boston as a math teacher and life skills coach. Shifting gears, he had a 10-year career as a regional manager of several Boston restaurants. He and his family moved back to the Cape in 2009 where he has continued his volunteer work.

New Appointment At Red Jacket Resorts

Stephanie Orr has joined the Red Jacket Resorts management team as Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing. Her focus in this newly-created position will be to streamline marketing and increase revenue for all seven resort properties on Cape Cod, MA and in New Hampshire.

New Seabury Adds Staff

In recent announcements, The Club at New Seabury has disclosed that Lauree Coffey has been named Director of Human Resources andJim Clay is the new Director of Golf.
Ms. Cofffey brings to her new position over 25 years of combined human resources and hospitality experience and holds a Bachelor’s degree in business from Johnson and Wales University.  She has received the designation as a Senior Professional of Human Resources and is certified as a Human Resources Internal Investigator.
Mr. Clay has worked as a golf professional for over 15 years. He received a Bachelor of Science Management/Professional Golf Management atFerris State University and he was awarded the 2015-2016 Southern California PGA Desert Chapter Bill Strausbaugh Award, as well as winning several SCPGA Section and Desert Chapter Golf Tournaments.