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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. 


  • April 10, 2023 - WGBH

    Dr. Tara Kumaraswami, an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at UMass Memorial Health, says she’s grateful for Healey’s executive order. UMass plans to keep providing medication abortions with mifepristone, though she and her fellow providers had been preparing to switch to a misoprostol-only regimen, if needed. “We’re going to see what plays out in the next couple weeks,” she said. “For the most part, people were ready if needed to switch to misoprostol-only.

  • April 5, 2023 - The Boston Globe

    “While most of the general population has been out and about, there are certainly people who have been very cautious not going out because they are immunosuppressed, and we want them to be safe coming into a health care environment,” said Dr. Richard Ellison, hospital epidemiologist at UMass Memorial Medical Center, the largest health care provider in Central Massachusetts.

  • April 4, 2023 - CBS News

    Eighteen-year-old Joshua Lillie is on a weight loss journey that's exceeding his expectations. "I couldn't walk 100 feet without being out of breath. Now I can go miles and be fine," Lillie said. That's because for the last three years, the Leicester senior has been part of UMass Memorial Medical Center's Good Fit Teen Weight and Wellness Program. It is a multi-disciplinary program for pediatric patients that addresses the problem of obesity. 

  • April 4, 2023 - Spectrum News 1

    A factor that has become increasingly important to consider when evaluating allergy season is the impact of global warming. “With global warming, we’re actually seeing a longer pollen season now,” said Stephen Krinzman, associate professor of medicine and director of allergy services at UMass Memorial Medical Center. “And also with the increased carbon dioxide levels in the air, the increased carbon dioxide feeds the plants, which actually increases the intensity of the pollens.”

  • March 27, 2023 - Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    Over the next several days, Fitzpatrick’s health declined. She couldn’t eat or drink and felt nauseated, and fluid accumulated in her legs and back. At the insistence of her partner, Stephanie LaPointe, Fitzpatrick went to UMass Memorial Medical Center — Memorial Campus.

  • March 26, 2023 - Worcester Telegram & Gazette


  • March 26, 2023 - Sentinel & Enterprise

    Dawn DeLuca has been able to cope with her condition. She has continued to work as a registered nurse in the Critical Care Unit at UMass Memorial HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital, Leominster Campus, even as her cancer progressed from stage 2 to stage 4 in 2020, with metastatic tumors in her pelvis.

  • March 22, 2023 - Patch

    In spring 2021, Worcester set aside $1 million to start the program, and later chose UMass Memorial's Community Healthlink (CHL) behavioral health center as the partner agency. For nearly a year, CHL has been designing the program, and is now targeting a June launch.

  • March 21, 2023 - The Washington Post

    Babak Movahedi, chief of transplants at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Massachusetts, said he sees both sides of the argument. He said access to care unquestionably leads to unfairness in who gets saved. “I just don’t see how changing the allocation system would fix that, though,” he said. “I think that’s a much bigger problem and much broader discussion, which is really access to care in general.”

  • March 21, 2023 - Spectrum News 1

    Dr. Richard Ellison, an infectious disease expert at UMass Memorial Medical Center, said the fungus’ resistance to treatment has increased and they have seen a few cases in Worcester. However, he said it’s typically only seen in someone who has spent a long period of time in the hospital. "Particularly those people who require lung ventilation or have been in the hospital for a long time can pick up this yeast,” Ellison said. “It can get into the hospital environment and be on surfaces and then be picked up by someone."

  • March 16, 2023 - Spectrum News 1

    Dr. Richard Ellison, hospital epidemiologist at UMass Memorial Medical Center, said a lot can change in three years. "We're very far advanced," Ellison said. "We don't have patients in the intensive care unit, we're not terrified about running out of equipment, or having enough ventilators." It was a much different situation three years ago, as described by then City Manager Ed Augustus during one of the city's COVID-19 briefings.

  • March 15, 2023 - Spectrum News 1

    UMass Memorial Medical Center’s Dr. John Broach is warning people to be careful when shoveling the wet, heavy snow from Tuesday’s storm off their driveways and sidewalks.

  • March 15, 2023 - Fox 22 WFVX Bangor

    Matthew Edward Deren, M.D., from the UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, and colleagues estimated the orthopedic surgeons contributing to the arthroplasty workforce including active orthopedic surgeons, residents, and adult reconstruction fellows using data on all total hip arthroplasties (THAs) and total knee arthroplasties (TKAs) identified in the National Inpatient Sample (2000 to 2018). The authors then projected the procedure-to-surgeon ratios for 2050.

  • March 8, 2023

    The commission will provide ongoing oversight and guidance in all matters regarding 988 service in the commonwealth.

    [Worcester, MA, March 7, 2023]   The Massachusetts Executive Office for Health and Human Services (EOHHS) has appointed UMass Memorial Health – Community Healthlink President Tamara Lundi to the commonwealth’s 988 Commission.

    The commission will provide ongoing strategic oversight and guidance in all matters regarding 988 service in the commonwealth.

  • March 6, 2023 - Boston 25 News

    “This is actually not a surprise to me what’s happening,” said Richard Ellison, MD, an infectious disease specialist at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester. “Pretty much the entire world is saying that Covid has gone away. This remains a very contagious virus.”

  • March 2, 2023

    Decision represents a new leadership era, strengthened by diverse perspectives and merit


  • March 1, 2023 - Becker's Payer Issues

    At UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, President Michael Gustafson, MD, said the system is increasing the number of employees on its financial counseling team to assist patients who may see a loss of coverage. "This is a substantial amount of work that needs to be done," he told Becker's. "We are staying current with all communications from MassHealth [Medicaid], Mass Hospital Association and CMS.

  • February 28, 2023

    Almost 119,000 COVID-19 tests performed at Stop the Spread site in Worcester


  • February 27, 2023 - Spectrum News 1

    The testing site on Front Street in Worcester run by UMass Memorial Health is among those set to close on March 31. The decision is due to a drop in demand for COVID-19 testing, the state DPH said. UMass said it will continue to offer free testing at the Front Street site through March 30 for anyone ages 6 months or older. No appointment is required.

  • February 27, 2023 - Milford Daily News

    “The Massachusetts bill is very similar to the bill in California and other states,” said Dr.