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Surgeons perform the RODAT procedure on a lung cancer patient

Doctors perform the robotic, one anesthetic diagnosis and treatment (RODAT) procedure on a lung cancer patient. 


  • May 25, 2023 - Telegram & Gazette

    “Don’t know,” was Wessolossky’s answer when asked about the seriousness of Mpox risk in Worcester. As more people head outdoors and mix during the warm spring and summer months the risk increases, said Wessolossky, an infectious disease doctor at UMass Memorial Health. To date, a total of six patients in the UMass Memorial Health system contracted Mpox, she said. The city of Worcester reports a total of 15 cases and no deaths.

  • May 23, 2023 - Spectrum News 1

    The Worcester Railers are supporting local caregivers in honor of National Nurses Month. Team members handed out 500 flowers Tuesday to nurses at three UMass Memorial Health campuses in Worcester. They also included a voucher for game tickets for next season and a free car wash from ScrubaDub.

  • May 18, 2023 - This Week in Worcester

    The UMass Memorial Hospital Dermatology Department hosts free skin cancer screening and eye exams on Saturday, May 20, from 8 AM to noon.

    Walk-ins are welcome at the Hahnemann Campus at 281 Lincolns St. in Worcester. Take elevator B to the Dermatology Clinic on the 4th Floor. Free parking is available.

  • May 12, 2023 - The Gardner News

    In Worcester, UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center is the only hospital-level provider between Boston and Springfield. But it’s located in a region of the state with the highest population growth, which means there are a lot of children under 18, Worcester Medical Director Dr. Michael Hirsh said in an interview.

  • May 12, 2023 - Telegram & Gazette

    In Worcester, UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center is the only hospital-level provider between Boston and Springfield. But it’s located in a region of the state with the highest population growth, which means there are a lot of children under 18, Worcester Medical Director Dr. Michael Hirsh said in an interview.

  • May 11, 2023 - Spectrum News 1

    WORCESTER, Mass. – Members of the UMass Memorial medical team were slimed Thursday as part of an event to mark Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day.

    Staff sat in the slime seat, giving patients in the children’s medical center a chance to smile and laugh as slime was poured all over them.

  • May 10, 2023 - The Boston Globe

    Three years ago, emergency departments across Massachusetts were inundated with patients infected with COVID-19. In my 30-plus years of working in emergency medicine, I had never seen anything like it. No one had. We cared for patients in tents outside the emergency department. We set up hospitals in convention centers and we all worked together to care for our communities when they needed us most.

  • May 9, 2023 - Boston 25 News

    “At about 99 percent of the hospitals in the country, they come in for a bronchoscopy, they have a biopsy and then the diagnosis takes about a week or so,” said Mark Maxfield, MD, a thoracic surgeon at UMass Memorial Health. “Afterwards, they come back and have a meeting with the surgeon to talk about surgery and then they have to go schedule the surgery and wait another two weeks or three weeks or four weeks.”

  • May 4, 2023 - The Boston Globe

    Among the Massachusetts health systems announcing an end to mask requirements on May 12 are: Mass General Brigham, the state’s largest health care system; Boston Medical Center, Tufts Medicine; Beth Israel Lahey Health; and UMass Memorial Health, the largest system in central Massachusetts. “If not now, when? Then it’s forever,” said Dr. Shira Doron, Tufts’ chief infection control officer.

  • May 4, 2023 - Worcester Business Journal

    As the public health emergency declaration in Massachusetts is set to end on May 11, UMass Memorial Health in Worcester is poised to update its masking policy, which will make masking optional in most settings throughout the healthcare system. Masks will continue to be required for healthcare providers in the emergency departments, the oncology clinics, bone marrow transplant unit, oncology infusion center, and with transplant patients, according to an email from UMass Memorial President and CEO Dr. Eric Dickson sent to staff on Thursday.

  • May 4, 2023 - FEMA

    BOSTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency will be sending more than $1.1 million to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to reimburse UMass Memorial Health Care, Inc. for the cost of setting up and operating public vaccination sites during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • May 2, 2023

    As of May 5, Tamara Lundi is transitioning out of her role as President of Community Healthlink (CHL), which is the mental health and addiction recovery agency affiliated with UMass Memorial Health. Gordon Benson, Vice President for Adult Outpatient Services at CHL, will serve as Interim President while we conduct a search for a  permanent person for this important system role.

  • May 1, 2023 - Worcester Business Journal

    As the leader of more than 17,000 caregivers at the largest healthcare provider and largest employer in Central Massachusetts, Dr. Eric Dickson has a wide-spreading domain. Still, the vast size of UMass Memorial Health has not make the system immune to the financial and staffing challenges impacting every aspect of health care.

  • April 27, 2023 - HealthLeaders

    UMass Memorial Health CEO Eric Dickson, MD, MHCM, details the innovative ways in which the Massachusetts health system has broken down the barriers of care for the communities it serves.

  • April 27, 2023 - Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    COVID numbers at UMass Memorial have dropped significantly – 29 COVID patients are currently in UMass Memorial hospitals, including four in the intensive care unit as of last Wednesday, according to state public health data.

  • April 27, 2023 - Becker's Hospital Review

    With Massachusetts being an expansion state, UMass Memorial Health has always made significant efforts toward Medicaid enrollment, said Dr. Dickson. Now those efforts will intensify during the redetermination process. 

  • April 23, 2023 - Boston Business Journal

    Robin is a robot that lives in the pediatric unit at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester. The hospital brought in Robin back in October as a way to provide moral support to pediatric patients — especially those in isolation.

  • April 19, 2023 - Spectrum News 1

    UMass Memorial Health president and CEO Dr. Eric Dickson said COVID-19 was and still is unchartered territory. People weren't sure what to do, or what was coming ahead. "In emergency medicine, we train in disaster medicine," he said. "The first rule in disaster medicine is you have to put someone in charge and empower them to make decisions and I think that was lacking.”

  • April 18, 2023 - Spectrum News 1

    In Worcester, Saint Vincent Hospital is in the process of revising their masking policy to align with the May 11 lifting of the emergency orders. UMass Memorial Health is also anticipating they'll become mask optional once the orders end. UMass Memorial President and CEO Dr. Eric Dickson said while some high risk departments, like chemotherapy, will continue to wear masks as they did before COVID-19, it's time for most workers, patients and visitors to have the option.

  • April 13, 2023

    One of 19 children’s hospitals nationally selected for grant to the Healing Power of Play
    Grant will extend reach of Child Life, create new Superheroes and support Slime Day