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Candy Szymanski, RN, AVP, Hospital at Home Program, throws out the first pitch at the Woo Sox games during Nurses Week

Candy Szymanski, RN, AVP, Hospital at Home program, throws out the first pitch at the WooSox game during Nurses Week.

 

 

 

  • May 14, 2022 - Spectrum 1 News

    Giving new nurses the first-hand experiences they need is the goal of UMass Memorial Medical Center’s Graduate Residency Program.

    Karen Uttaro, UMass Memorial director of education, said, “(Graduate students) are assigned to a particular unit, and they have a whole year to go through the program. The first 13 weeks are really the most intensive part.”

  • May 14, 2022 - Boston Globe

    There are small-but-critical moments in our daily discourse — a friendly word or an especially kind gesture — that can, without exaggeration, reshape the trajectory of lives.

    A smile. Or a handshake. A thoughtful suggestion offered at precisely the right time.

    And then a decision is made. A choice is altered. Two roads converge. One path is abandoned, and another carefully followed.

    Eric Dickson remembers a moment exactly like that. He’ll never forget the man who helped him then. And how, all these years later, it helped shaped who he became.

  • May 13, 2022 - Boston Globe

    With abortion rights threatened by an imminent Supreme Court ruling, Massachusetts advocates on Friday unveiled a broad agenda to protect and expand reproductive services to accommodate patients from the Bay State and beyond.

  • May 11, 2022 - Telegram & Gazette

    The city is working to deal with mental health issues head on using the collective power of several organizations and its task force to reduce stigma and get those who need it help. 

    City officials, public health advocates and people with first-hand experience struggling with their mental health said that work is ongoing to end the stigma around mental health at an event Tuesday afternoon outside City Hall. 

  • May 3, 2022 - Boston Globe

    Heywood Hospital is looking to join the UMass Memorial Health system, a move that would bring the two-hospital organization into the growing Worcester-based health system.

    The two health systems signed a letter of intent to conduct due diligence for a deal, a process the groups said could take up to a year. If the pair sign a definitive agreement, the deal would require Health Policy Commission review.

  • May 3, 2022 - Spectrum News 1

    WORCESTER, Mass. - COVID-19 cases have been on the rise in Central Massachusetts. 

    According to Massachusetts Department of Public Health data, the 14-day daily average as of April 28 is 21.8 cases, more than double the average on April 7. Compared to the rest of the state, however, the 14-day daily rate in Worcester County is well below average. From April 14 to April 28, Worcester County reported over 2,500 positive COVID-19 cases.

  • May 3, 2022 - MedCity News

    That’s something Dr. Eric Alper, senior vice president, chief clinical informatics officer and chief quality officer at UMass Memorial Health, is keeping a close eye on. Currently, Worcester, Massachusetts-based UMass takes advantage of private health information exchanges, like Epic’s proprietary Care Everywhere platform. 

  • May 3, 2022 - Telegram & Gazette

    Heywood Healthcare and UMass Memorial Health have started the process of forming an affiliation that would bring Heywood under the UMass Memorial umbrella. The two systems, which currently collaborate on a number of programs, have signed a non-binding letter of intent that will allow Heywood Healthcare and UMass Memorial Health to explore affiliation options upon the completion of a review. 

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  • April 6, 2022 - Worcester Business Journal

    UMass Memorial Health – Marlborough Hospital has been awarded a grant from the Cummings Foundation of $300,000 over 10 years.

    “We plan to use these funds to provide resource connections and culturally sensitive educational programs for at-risk individuals and families living in the community,” Steve Roach, president of UMass Memorial Health – Marlborough Hospital, said in a release.

  • March 11, 2022 - Boston 25 News

    “No one expected it to be this bad and last for so long,” said Richard Ellison, MD, an infectious disease specialist at UMass Memorial Medical Center. 

  • March 4, 2022 - The Boston Globe

    “It is often the case that whoever has the most cash can buy market share,” said Dr. Eric Dickson, president and CEO of UMass Memorial Health, which has hospitals in the service area where MGB is seeking to expand. “That’s true in any industry, especially when the competition is kind of fighting for survival. That’s when you can use your cash for a knockout blow. That’s what it feels like here.”

  • February 28, 2022

    The three-year designation is the longest accreditation offered by CARF

     

    [Worcester, MA, February 28, 2022] – UMass Memorial Health – Community Healthlink has received accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). The three-year accreditation is the longest offered by CARF and signifies that CHL meets CARF standards for services and business practices.

    This is CHL’s second consecutive three-year accreditation.

  • February 24, 2022

    The petition helps to address hospital bed capacity challenges in central Massachusetts

     

  • February 23, 2022 - The Boston Globe

    Two years of wearing masks, avoiding crowds, and trying not to catch COVID-19 had a welcome, if unplanned, byproduct: many people caught fewer colds and stomach bugs. But that could soon change. At the end of the month, Massachusetts will no longer require masks in schools and has dropped its recommendation that healthy vaccinated people wear masks indoors. Doctors say that means we should brace ourselves for the return of common infections many people have blissfully dodged for the past two years.

  • February 22, 2022 - GBH

    When to use blood, and how much to transfuse, is not always a given, said Dr. Vishesh Chhibber, the medical director for the transfusion service at UMass Memorial Health in Worcester.

  • February 18, 2022 - Boston 25 News

    To have a drug like that on hand would be a “game-changer,” said Lawrence Rhein, MD, MPH, chair of the Department of Pediatrics at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester and a specialist in pediatric pulmonology.

  • February 16, 2022

    WORCESTER, MA – February 16, 2022 – UMass Memorial Medical Center President Michael L. Gustafson, MD, MBA, was voted onto the Board of Trustees of the Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association (MHA) at the annual meeting in January. MHA serves as the leading voice for the commonwealth’s hospitals and health systems.

  • February 16, 2022 - Sentinel & Enterprise

    It joined community partners CENTRO, NewVue Communities, and UMass Memorial Health to host a virtual town hall last month that was open the public and featured a panel discussion and a question-and-answer session, enabling attendees to ask questions about vaccines and getting vaccinated and learn more about the COVID-19 omicron variant surge.

  • February 15, 2022 - MedicineNet

    A phase 1 clinical trial for the Moderna vaccine recently kicked off, said Dr. Katherine Luzuriaga, the study's principal investigator and chair of biomedical research for UMass Memorial Health Care in Worcester, Mass.

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