b'I N N O V A T I V E T E C H N O L O G Y A N D P R O C E D U R E S | E X P E R T C A R E | W E A R E H E R E 25Dr. Francalancia came to Concord Hospital in late 2019 from Southcoast Physicians Group in Fall River, Mass. Previously he was chief of cardiothoracic surgery at MacNeal Hospital outside Chicago and associate professor of surgery at Chicagos Loyola University.Dr. Russo Having been in a situation wherejoined Concord Hospital in January 2021 from I was the only surgeon, I know thatPenn Highlands Healthcare in DuBois, Pa. Previously, to make a program grow, you needhe was chief of cardiothoracic surgery at the University two people who are dedicated,of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Altoona, Pa. see eye-to-eye, complement each other and can support each other,Drs. Francalancia and Russo see patients at Concord Hospital which then allows a program to beCardiothoracic Surgery in the Memorial Medical Oce Building, supported, he said.West on the Concord Hospital campus. He said he sees those qualitiesTo make an appointment, call (603) 224-1725.throughout the Hospitals cardiac programs.People are all rowing in the same direction, to take care of patientsWatch Dr. Francalanicas fi WHATS UP rst, but getting along in the meantime while doing it, he said.Dr. Francalancia also recognizesDOC?the importance of being part of a team, telling patients their care is a team eff ort and asking them to make a point after recovering fromDONOR LECTUREsurgery to talk to their nurses, the Intensive Care Unit personnel and others involved in their treatment. Because it wasnt just me and the Operating Room team, he said. Its the whole unit and they are all part of it. Stu\x1eThat Happens During Cardiac Surgery.'