The American Heart Association presents Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus award for commitment to prioritizing quality care for stroke patients.
The COVID team donning personal protective equipment (PPE) in the CCU at the University Campus of UMass Memorial Health. (Photo by Allison Dinner Photography)
September 15, 2021
September 15, 2021 - MassLive
UMass Memorial Health has announced it will give caregivers an appreciation bonus this month for their dedication working through the COVID-19 pandemic.
September 14, 2021 - Spectrum News
WORCESTER, Mass. - Just three weeks into the school year, Worcester Public Schools reports 97 positive COVID-19 cases in students and 49 in staff since the first day of school.
"We didn't expect this," said Rob Pezzella, safety director of Worcester Public Schools.
September 14, 2021 - NBC10 Boston
Officials at UMass Memorial Medical Center say a lower vaccination rate in central Massachusetts has contributed to a shortage of hospital beds.
September 14, 2021 - The Hill
With the portability and ubiquity of screens, researchers are interested in the various ways that they may impact our health. One aspect in particular is screen use following a concussion. A study of screen use during the first two days after a concussion suggests that there may be an effect.
September 13, 2021 - Spectrum News
WORCESTER, Mass. - UMass Memorial Health president and CEO says we're now in a third surge of the virus.
It comes as they now know the immunity provided by the vaccine starts to decrease within a year.
September 13, 2021 - Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News
Over the 10-year period between 2005 and 2014, about 11,000 endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) procedures were performed in children in the United States, according to a new study that assessed national and regional trends in age-specific volumes and outcomes after ERCP in the pediatric population.
September 12, 2021 - Good Housekeeping
If you want to negotiate a permanent work-from-home situation, your tactics should be similar to salary negotiations, says Pooja Saraff, Ph.D., a psychology specialist at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Figure out a way you can compromise on a solution, whether that means you come in one week a month, or you have regular one-on-one Zoom meetings with coworkers, or another solution that benefits both parties. “Put some suggestions on the table and be willing to compromise on a solution,” she adds.
September 10, 2021 - MassLive
Massachusetts reported 1,726 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday as well as 18 new deaths.
The daily report of new infections remains elevated, but Friday’s new case total was a decline from the 2,096 new cases reported on Thursday.
September 8, 2021
The insurer is gearing up for its first-ever open enrollment period
September 7, 2021 - Boston Globe
Like so much west of Boston, the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester can sometimes be overlooked, despite a history of accomplishment and even a Nobel laureate.
Gerald Chan, the billionaire investor, counts himself among those who had not given much thought to UMass Medical, simply because he’s been focused on the research happening in the Boston area. But after a tour about five years ago, he came away surprised and impressed.
September 4, 2021 - Becker's Healthcare Podcast
This episode features Neil Gilchrist, Chief Pharmacy Officer of UMass Memorial Health. Here, he discusses workforce development, the continued shift to value and outcomes based services, and more.
September 1, 2021 - MassLive
Dr. Robert Finberg, known as one of the nation’s foremost virologists and who played a vital role in researching the COVID vaccine in Worcester, died unexpectedly on Monday, UMass Medical School announced.
Finberg, a professor and chair emeritus of the department of medicine, was 71.
September 1, 2021 - Spectrum News
WORCESTER, Mass. - Governor Charlie Baker issued a proclamation declaring August 31 Overdose Awareness Day in Massachusetts.
More than 2,100 purple flags are outside of UMass Memorial Medical Center and UMass Medical School. Each flag represents a person who died from an opioid overdose in the state in 2020.
August 26, 2021 - Spectrum News
UMass Memorial Health is celebrating their new program, Hospital at Home. It helps patients receive high-quality, hospital-level care in the comfort of their own home.
Nurses are able to deliver medications and in-home care twice each day and doctors visit patients via telehealth at least once each day.
August 23, 2021 - This Week in Worcester
UMass Memorial Hospital announced on Monday, August 23, that it purchased a property on Plantation Street where it will add acute care medical-surgical beds.
The building, at 378 Plantation Street, is the former home of the Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center.
August 19, 2021 - Worcester Business Journal
Worcester healthcare provider UMass Memorial Health announced a plan on Wednesday to provide booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to all individuals eight months after they received their second vaccine.
The plan is still being reviewed by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control, said a press release from UMass.
August 18, 2021 - NBC10 Boston
Now that U.S. health officials have recommended COVID-19 vaccine boosters for all Americans, regardless of age, what does it mean for you?
In a joint statement Wednesday, the directors of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Health and Human Services, the National Institute of Health and other top medical experts, outlined plans to begin administering booster shots beginning next month.
August 17, 2021 - Boston Globe
UMass Memorial Medical Center has reopened its COVID-19 command center, establishing a structure to manage a recent increase in cases and plan for the possibility of even more.
The move by the Worcester hospital portends struggles that may lie ahead throughout the health care system, as the pandemic throws new curve balls at traumatized and exhausted providers.
August 16, 2021 - Bloomberg
“This is huge, I would say,” said Sandeep Jubbal, the infectious disease specialist who oversees the trailer-based “Crush Covid” unit at UMass Memorial Health in Worcester, Massachusetts, that opened in mid-July. Though the cocktail still has only emergency use approval, it appears to be so effective that “patients have been calling and thanking us for giving it to them,” he said.