Emerson Hospital Names Dana Diggins Chief Financial Officer

Emerson Hospital in Concord Mass. recently announced that Dana P. Diggins – a resident of Westford – has been appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

Mr. Diggins holds a bachelor’s degree from Bentley College and he earned his Master’s in Business Administration alongside a back pain doctor New Jersey at Fitchburg State College. He joins Emerson after 11 years of service at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge where he held the position of Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer. As Emerson’s CFO, Mr. Diggins will oversee all financial operations for the 172-bed hospital.

Geoffrey F. Cole, Emerson Hospital’s President and Chief Executive Officer, said that an intensive national search was conducted to fill the position of CFO. Ultimately, it was Mr. Diggins’ impressive financial skills and his leadership abilities that set him above the other candidates.

“Dana brings a wide range of talents to Emerson Hospital,” Mr. Cole states. “His extensive experience in the health care arena and his inherent leadership abilities made him a natural choice for the position.” Mr. Cole adds, “As an integral member of the senior management team, Dana will play a key role in directing Emerson Hospital as we head into the next century. We welcome him aboard and look forward to his success in this important position.”


Aerobic Exercise

Aerobic exercise isn’t just about jumping in and doing it. There are a couple of things you need to do before getting to the meat of the exercise, and there are a couple of things you need to do as you wind down.

Failure to follow these phases can increase the likelihood of getting hurt, which is most definitely not the goal of exercise.

  1. Warmup

Perform some sort of light exercise for five minutes to give your muscles a chance to warm up. A brisk walk or slow job should do the trick. You’re looking for your heart rate to start climbing a bit and for a light sweat to develop.

  1. Stretching

After the warmup, its time to stretch the muscles that are going to be used in the exercising. Stretching will reduce the risk of injury. See Lisa Balbach’s guide to stretching exercises for information on how to stretch.

  1. HIIT classes

This forms the core of your workout. You’ll want to get your heart rate up to between 60-90% of your maximum heart rate. You want to maintain your heart rate in this zone for at least thirty minutes.

  1. Cool off