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  • April 27, 2021 - Worcester Business Journal

    A group of Central Massachusetts entities including the Worcester and Marlborough chambers of commerce, UMass Memorial Health and community groups have formed a coalition opposed to Mass General Brigham's expansion plans, which include a new outpatient facility in Westborough.

  • April 27, 2021 - WCVB TV-5

    Starting Friday, Massachusetts will relax its outdoor mask mandate to require face coverings outside, but they'll still be necessary indoors.

  • April 14, 2021 - Cheddar News

    Eric Dickson, MD, President and CEO of UMass Memorial Health was interviewed about the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine. 

  • April 14, 2021 - Worcester Business Journal

    The Massachusetts Health Policy Commission will not conduct a detailed review of market costs for a proposed merger between UMass Memorial Health and Harrington Hospital, based on preliminary findings the deal isn't likely to lead to additional costs for patients.

  • April 13, 2021 - Mass Live

    The partnership between UMass Memorial Health and the Worcester Red Sox aims at improving the well-being of fans entering Polar Park this year.

    On Tuesday, the organizations announced several programs at the ballpark that will bolster fans’ health focused around improving eating habits and exercise.

  • April 12, 2021 - WBUR

    More than one and a half million people in Massachusetts are now fully vaccinated against the coronavirus

    But with an uptick in positive coronavirus tests and the spread of variants, there's increased urgency to get shots administered to as many people possible, as quickly as possible. So the state and several health groups are taking vaccines directly into the community and setting up mobile vaccine clinics.

  • April 8, 2021

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  • March 30, 2021 - Spectrum 1 News

    A new technique is helping doctors at UMass Memorial Medical Center treat men with prostate cancer and improve their quality of life.

    UMass began performing the robotic Retzius-sparing prostatectomy within the last three months, but urology specialist Dr. Igor Sorokin says the technology has been around for a few years and first became popular in Europe.

  • March 30, 2021 - Telegram & Gazette

    UMass Memorial Health Care is rebranding itself as UMass Memorial Health and adopting the tagline “the relentless pursuit of healing,” which CEO Dr. Eric Dickson said reflects the organization’s focus on caring not just for the health of the individual but the health of the community. 

    “We feel it better tells the story of who we are and better tells the promise of what we are going to deliver to people in the coming years,” Dickson said in an interview Tuesday. “As we evolve, the brand had to evolve with us.” 

  • March 27, 2021 - Telegram & Gazette

    Worcester Academy sophomore Justin Mohaghegh of Holden tested positive for COVID-19 in January. Before getting back to playing his sports — basketball and golf — he had to complete the school’s five-stage protocol.

    It's a process familiar to all Worcester Academy student-athletes who contract the coronavirus.

  • March 24, 2021 - New York Times

    Thermo Fisher Scientific’s new air sampler can help monitor for airborne pathogens, and signals renewed interest in bioaerosol surveillance.

  • March 23, 2021 - Mashable India


    Mindfulness apps are ubiquitous. But mindfulness and mindfulness meditation, a form of meditation that focuses on present moment experiences, existed long before smartphones arrived on the scene, and have been used to soothe humans in stressful times well before COVID-19.

    Ginny Wholley, a certified mindfulness-based stress reduction instructor at UMass Memorial Health Care Center for Mindfulness, defines mindfulness as an awareness that comes from the practice of paying attention with a kind and non-judgmental attitude. 

  • March 22, 2021 - Worcester Business Journal

    When the professionals who would become WBJ’s 2021 Business Leaders of the Year started their years anew in January 2020, they could have had no idea the past 15 months would end up like they did. Yet, each of them in their own way, found a path for their organizations to thrive.

  • March 19, 2021 - Spectrum 1 News

    Central Massachusetts has not seen a drastic spike in COVID-19 cases since the state started reopening and for residents hoping things go back to normal soon, it's good news. 

    But UMass Memorial Health Care CEO, Dr. Eric Dickson, says the region isn't out of the woods yet. 

    "Our biggest concern now is the UK variant that is clearly in central Massachusetts and on the rise" he said. 

  • March 18, 2021 - Spectrum 1 News

    As the Commonwealth of Massachusetts prepares to enter the next phase of the reopening plan on Monday, health care leaders from throughout the state play a major role in Governor Baker's decision making process.

  • March 18, 2021 - Spectrum 1 News

    As the Commonwealth of Massachusetts prepares to enter the next phase of the reopening plan on Monday, health care leaders from throughout the state play a major role in Governor Baker's decision making process.

  • March 17, 2021 - WGBH

    Every adult over the age of 16 will be eligible for a coronavirus vaccine in Massachusetts starting on April 19. But in a rollout already steeped in problems, many are concerned that opening up eligibility more may further disenfranchise communities already hit hard by the virus.

    Dr. Eric Dickson, president and CEO of UMass Memorial Healthcare, says that making sure vaccines get into the arms of the most vulnerable benefits everyone.


  • March 16, 2021


    Becomes second organization in Worcester to pledge to redirect one percent of its investment portfolio toward community investment.

  • March 15, 2021 - Worcester Business Journal

    As a military veteran, it may be a natural comparison for Dr. Eric Dickson to make a war analogy to the coronavirus pandemic he, UMass Memorial Health Care, and the entire Central Massachusetts region are starting to emerge from after a nearly year-long fight.

    “We’re approaching V-Day,” Dickson said, referring to the day World War II ended. “We’re feeling that the end of this is near.” 

  • March 14, 2021 - Telegram & Gazette

    The personal stories began taking shape a year ago, backdropped by an unfolding pandemic.

    There was much to tell. Stories of heartache, of illness, of death. Stories of changed routines, of working from home, of no school. 

    Before long, as weeks turned to months, the stories had to be reworked and updated.



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