In the interim, hospitals have enacted their own COVID rules, and they vary greatly. UMass Memorial Health, the largest health system in Central Massachusetts, does not require COVID shots. In a statement, spokesperson Debora Spano said that the health system is following the new federal rules, which do not require the shots, but that UMass “strongly encourages our caregivers to get the vaccines.”
Robert Bauer, who was injured in a small plane crash in Stow, MA, reunited with Flight Nurse Andrea Knox, on the day he was being released from UMass Memorial Medical Center.
August 10, 2023 - The Boston Globe
August 10, 2023 - WebMD
“It’s obviously game-changing to have something in pill form,” said Kimberly Yonkers, MD, a psychiatrist specializing in women’s health, and chair of psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School/UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester.
August 8, 2023 - MassLive
UMass Memorial Health has awarded more than $1 million to local non-profit organizations working to make Central Mass. healthier.
August 4, 2023 - Patch
Marlborough Hospital Thursday dedicated a new outpost aimed at providing literacy resources to the community.
July 31, 2023 - Worcester Business Journal
Worcester-based behavioral healthcare provider Community Healthlink has received a $208,000 grant from the City of Worcester for its Shower Program, which is part of CHL’s Homeless Outreach and Advocacy Project.
July 29, 2023 - WCVB 5
A man who survived a plane crash in the MetroWest area of Massachusetts is on track to be discharged a week after it happened…
"Never mind that I shouldn't be alive, I shouldn't be able to walk," he said. "But thanks to (the hospital staff), I've got full mobility. I can wiggle my toes. I could dance if I tried. It's incredible."
July 27, 2023 - Becker's Hospital Review
UMass Memorial Medical Center has tapped its chief nursing officer and senior vice president of patient care services, Justin Precourt, to serve as interim president.
July 26, 2023 - MetroWest Daily News
Scott Duessel has worked at UMass Memorial-Marlborough Hospital for nine years. He handles all aspects of sanitation, from waxing down floors and cleaning up spills to wiping windows and making every aspect of the hospital shine.
July 26, 2023 - Worcester Business Journal
Community Healthlink in Worcester has received a slice of $519,457 of MassDevelopment funding announced Monday, in order to remake its cafeteria.
July 21, 2023 - The New York Times
There are some things we all know we’re supposed to do to feel better: drink more water, take more walks, go on fewer tequila benders. Meditation is another — research has shown it to help with everything from anxiety and depression to better sleep, lower stress levels and chronic pain relief...
July 19, 2023 - Worcester Business Journal
The Worcester institutions The College of the Holy Cross and UMass Memorial Health, are partnering this summer to offer hands-on experience to students at the Worcester college.
The Summit program’s inaugural cohort includes six Holy Cross students, according to a July 12 communications department story from the Liberal Arts school. Students are participating in an eight-week internship in pediatric medicine at UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center, where they will have the opportunity to shadow hospital rounds, work in medical labs, and analyze data for clinical research.
July 18, 2023 - Boston 25 News
The human heart is a complicated, masterfully designed organ on the one hand — but incredibly simple on the other. It is a pump. And like any pump, it’s got parts that can wear out. Case in point: its valves…
“So these valves have to open and close every single time the heart beats,” said Nikolaos Kakouros, MD, a cardiologist at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester.
July 14, 2023 - Becker’s Hospital Review
Emergency department boarding remains at crisis levels even as the pandemic dwindles — and capacity problems will likely persist for hospitals through the next decade.
July 13, 2023 - Health Imaging
Neither radiologists nor artificial intelligence algorithms have a perfect track record when it comes to diagnostic accuracy, but quality assurance measures can help to bridge the gap in discordance between the two.
“Once implemented in clinical practice, quality assurance and monitoring processes need to be embedded into the AI augmented radiology clinical workflow,” corresponding author M. Chekmeyan, with the Department of Radiology at UMass Chan Medical School, UMass Memorial Medical Center, and colleagues explained…
July 13, 2023 - Worcester Business Journal
Eighteen Central Massachusetts nonprofits have been granted a combined $1.4 million from Worcester-based UMass Memorial Health in partnership with Shields Health in Quincy.
July 13, 2023 - The Boston Globe
Epstein-Barr is one of the world’s most common human viruses and the most frequent cause of infectious mononucleosis — the “kissing disease” that’s the scourge of college campuses…
July 13, 2023 - The Gardner News
UMass Memorial Medical Center, Lifeflight, Massachusetts Vest-a-Dog, the Massachusetts State Police, and several local police departments hold a training exercise focusing on transporting injured police dogs by Life Flight helicopter.
July 11, 2023 - Spectrum News 1
Lori Simkowitz-Lavigne is the interim vice president for emergency services at UMass Memorial Health's Community Healthlink. She said while not every day, mental health clinicians are dispatched regularly in an attempt to de-escalate tense situations. "To understand what might be going on for the individual mental health wise, thoughts, feelings, behavior wise, and to respond to those in an informed way," Simkowitz-Lavigne said.
July 6, 2023 - Spectrum News 1
WORCESTER, Mass. - The City of Worcester is taking treatment on the road with a new pilot program for emergency mental health and substance use calls. The Mental Health Community Mobile Crisis Response Pilot Program was developed by UMass Memorial Health’s Community Healthlink, and will use crisis teams to respond directly to the site of a mental health or substance use emergency.
June 26, 2023 - American Hospital Association
There are many creative ways that hospitals and care providers support their communities beyond offering great medical care. In 2017 UMass Memorial Health chose to reimagine itself as an “anchor” hospital, taking on much more responsibility for the welfare of the communities it serves. Hear how in this conversation between John Haupert, president and CEO of Grady Health System and the 2023 Chair of AHA’s Board, and Doug Brown, president of Community Hospitals and chief anchor officer of UMass Memorial Health.