PALMER, MA (February 21, 2012) – Charles E. Cavagnaro, III, MD, FACP, president and CEO of Wing Memorial Hospital and Medical Centers has been elected a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the society of internists. The distinction recognizes achievements in internal medicine, the specialty of adult medical care.
He was elected upon the recommendation of peers and the review of ACP’s Credentials Subcommittee and may now use the letters “FACP” after his name in recognition of this honor.
"I am delighted, but not surprised, to learn of Dr. Charles Cavagnaro's election to Fellowship in the American College of Physicians (ACP). Dr. Cavagnaro has served the patients of Wing Memorial Hospital & Medical Centers for many years as a primary care physician and internist, prior to his promotion to President and Chief Executive Officer in 1999. This election will confirm what many already know; that he is a talented and compassionate physician who continually strives to attain the highest level of excellence. On behalf of the entire Board of Directors, I congratulate him on this achievement," said James R. Phaneuf, CIC, president of Bell and Hudson Insurance Agency, Inc. and chair of Wing Memorial Hospital and Medical Centers Board of Directors.
Cavagnaro has been with Wing Memorial Hospital for 27 years and continues to maintain a limited medical practice serving area patients, and is certified in internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He earned his medical degree from Cornell University School of Medicine, New York, and completed his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester.
The American College of Physicians is the second-largest physician group in the United States. Membership includes more than 130,000 internists, related subspecialists, and medical students. Internists are specialists in the prevention, detection, and treatment of illnesses in adults.
About Wing Memorial Hospital & Medical Centers & UMass Memorial Health Care
Wing Memorial Hospital and Medical Centers
Wing Memorial Hospital and Medical Centers, a member of UMass Memorial Health Care, has a rich history of caring for the health of the citizens of the Quaboag Hills and the Pioneer Valley. The hospital, located in Palmer, provides the region’s residents with a broad range of emergency, medical, surgical, and psychiatric services. The five medical centers in Belchertown, Ludlow, Monson, Palmer, and Wilbraham offer extensive outpatient services to meet the needs of our surrounding communities. The Wing Memorial Health Care system also includes the Griswold Behavioral Health Center and the Wing VNA and Hospice.
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UMass Memorial Health Care
UMass Memorial Health Care is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Central New England with more than 13,000 employees and nearly 2,000 physicians, many of whom are members of UMass Memorial Medical Group. Our member hospitals and entities include Clinton Hospital, HealthAlliance Hospital, Marlborough Hospital, UMass Memorial Medical Center, Wing Memorial Hospital and Medical Centers and Community Healthlink, our behavioral health agency. With our teaching and research partner, the University of Massachusetts Medical School, our extensive primary care network and our Cancer, Diabetes, Heart and Vascular, and Musculoskeletal Centers of Excellence we deliver seamless programs of quality and compassionate care for patients across our health care system.