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The view from across the lake in Shrewsbury. The sun sets and the sky reveals dramatic colors behind University Campus.

Sunset MLK Day 2023. All the people. All the colors.

 

  • October 11, 2022 - Telegram & Gazette

     It's approximately 4 feet tall, has expressive eyes and a childlike voice that will melt your heart. 

    Its name is Robin, and it's the newest caregiver in pediatrics at UMass Memorial Medical Center - University Campus. 

    Actually, Robin’s full name is Robin the Robot, and it's the only one of its kind currently working in Massachusetts and on the East Coast.  

  • October 7, 2022 - Spectrum News 1

    As the weather gets colder, health officials are advising everyone to get a flu shot.

    UMass Memorial Health's Dr. Robert Klugman said it's important as they're expecting to see an increase in flu cases this year. Klugman said they typically follow what is happening in Australia because they're just now coming out of their winter season. They had their worst flu season in five years, but Klugman said the good news is the variant Australia had is one the vaccine is effective for. 

  • October 6, 2022 - Forbes

    Weight bias in medical care settings, which involves health care professionals stigmatizing and judging patients with the disease of obesity, is widespread. Obesity as a disease state leads to dangerous consequences for more than 40% of U.S. adults and 20% of U.S. children and adolescents, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)[1].

  • September 26, 2022

    Worcester, Mass – UMass Memorial Medical Center has a new mobile vehicle on the road to support addiction services in the Worcester homeless community. Made possible through the kindness of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and his family, the Kraft Community Care in Reach® mobile unit is equipped and staffed to bring substance use disorder (SUD) and other health care services to those who need them, where they need them.

  • September 7, 2022

    Worcester, Mass – UMass Memorial Medical Center has a new mobile vehicle on the road to support addiction services in the Worcester homeless community. Made possible through the kindness of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and his family, the Kraft Community Care in Reach® mobile unit is equipped and staffed to bring substance use disorder (SUD) and other health care services to those who need them, where they need them.

  • August 31, 2022

    The "National Recovery Month" event will feature family-friendly activities, education on addiction recovery,
    and tips on improving mental health.

     

  • June 27, 2022

    To:     All UMass Memorial Health Caregivers
    From:  Eric Dickson, MD, President and CEO, UMass Memorial Health
    Tiffany Moore Simas, MD, MPH, MEd, Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Date:  June 27, 2022
    Re:     Reaffirming Our Commitment to Reproductive Health

    Many of us are still in shock about the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe vs. Wade on Friday of last week. We want to take this moment to repeat and reaffirm UMass Memorial Health’s commitment to reproductive health for all people regardless of their circumstances. 

  • June 13, 2022 - Worcester Business Journal

    In late May, CHL was chosen by the City of Worcester to develop a new model for 911 calls, where CHL crisis teams accompany police officers to certain emergency calls, such as welfare or safety checks.

  • June 6, 2022 - Spectrum News 1

    There is widespread concern about what the pandemic is doing to the mental health of adolescents. In Worcester, a new school-based program aims to address the issue. UMass Memorial Health’s Community Healthlink C.A.R.E.S. Club (Create. Achieve. Respect. Elevate. Succeed) expanded to Worcester East Middle school. Community Healthlink will mentor students and provide counseling, along with academic help.

  • June 5, 2022 - The Boston Globe

    “For a radiologist who has been reading scans and always had IV contrast, to ask them to read without it, they will miss things,” said Dr. Eric Dickson, CEO of UMass Memorial Health. “It’s a horrible shortage. And it has significantly impacted operations. Ultimately we’ve had to do scans without contrast or withhold the scan.”

  • June 1, 2022 - WBUR

    Dr. Eric Dickson, chief executive of UMass Memorial Health Care, said these factors make the timing of the latest COVID wave particularly tough. “As we started to see this uptick, we were really overwhelmed trying to catch up with a lot of work that had been put off for the last two years [and] dealing with staffing challenges,” he said. “We were starting from a position of weakness in health care, and then you're laying this on top of it.”

  • May 29, 2022 - Telegram & Gazette

    UMass Memorial Health – Community Healthlink is teaming up with the city’s Health and Human Services and public safety departments to design a program where mental health experts respond with officers to certain emergency calls. “Adding another layer of support and expertise to our crisis support is something that will really benefit our community,” Tamara Lundi, Community Healthlink president, said Friday.

  • May 27, 2022 - The Boston Globe

    UMass Memorial Health has also delivered approximately 8,000 courses of either Paxlovid or the monoclonal antibody therapy bebtelovimab since last July — almost 2,000 of which were delivered since April 10. It also hosts clinics for Evusheld for patients on Saturdays. Dr. Eric Dickson, CEO of UMass Memorial Health, said the health system has expanded the number of monoclonal antibody treatments it can deliver in a day, to 45 to 48 appointments. The center has been operating at maximum capacity for the last five weeks, as the latest surge began.

  • May 25, 2022 - Worcester Business Journal

    Community Healthlink, an organization within the UMass Memorial Health system that provides mental health services, has been chosen by the City of Worcester to assist a new crisis response model for 911 calls. 

  • May 25, 2022 - Spectrum News 1

    Speaking on children’s mental health, Dr. Abita Raj, a child and adolescent psychologist with Community Healthlink, said it’s important to keep an open dialogue. 

    “Checking in, if you notice something different, talk,” Dr. Raj said. “Talking is so important. Some kids are open and some kids are going to push you away, but the fact that you asked and engaged is so, so important.”

  • May 24, 2022

     

    As the pandemic wreaks havoc with adolescent mental health, the CHL C.A.R.E.S. Club helps students with school attendance, their studies, and their relationships.

     

  • May 24, 2022

     

    In the new model, a CHL crisis clinical team will respond to certain emergency calls alongside police.

     

    Worcester, MA (May 16, 2022) – UMass Memorial Health – Community Healthlink (CHL) has been selected by the City of Worcester Health and Human Services Division to be its partner for its new “Mental Health Community Crisis Response Model.” In the new model, a CHL crisis team will be dispatched alongside police to certain emergency calls.

  • 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.

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