DeAnna Pedro, a liaison between pediatrics and psychiatry at UMass Memorial Medical Center, reviewed Haley’s report and considered recommending time in a psychiatric unit. “She was doing a lot of high-risk things,” Pedro said. “So there was a lot of thought given to: Would we need to go to something extreme like a psychiatric admission?”
Doctors perform the robotic, one anesthetic diagnosis and treatment (RODAT) procedure on a lung cancer patient.
February 18, 2023 - The Oregonian (syndication from WBUR)
February 1, 2023 - CBS Boston
WORCESTER -- Stephanie Boyd is a true living example of when you do good things for others it will come back in unexpected ways. The New Hampshire woman was diagnosed with liver disease and recently received a liver transplant at UMass Memorial Medical Center.
But 15 years ago, she donated her kidney to save her stepfather's life.
February 1, 2023 - Patch
WORCESTER, MA — A COVID-19 and flu shot site at the Mercantile Center will no longer offer the vaccines starting this week, according to the Worcester Division of Public Health.
The UMass Memorial-run site was one of four main weekly vaccine clinics in Worcester. The Mercantile Center site will still offer free PCR testing for COVID-19. The cessation of vaccines will take effect Thursday.
February 1, 2023 - Spectrum News 1
UMass Memorial Health's Deputy Chief of EMS Michael Hunter said whatever you wear, make sure it’s loose fitting. After 30-plus years of experience, Hunter said EMTs see cases of hypothermia and frost bite frequently. "Anyone that's outside needs to cover their skin," said Hunter. "Noses, ears, fingers are very, very susceptible to frost bite."
January 26, 2023 - Sentinel & Enterprise
UMass Memorial Health Care is the beneficiary of over $1.2 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Recently, FEMA announced UMass Memorial Health, which is headquartered in Worcester, had been awarded a $1,215,687 Public Assistance grant, for the steps the health care system took between November 2020 and March 2022 to keep patients, staff and the public safe.
January 25, 2023 - Politico
A new CDC study has found that the Covid-19 bivalent booster reduces the risk of symptomatic infection from the most common subvariant circulating in the U.S. right now by about half.
Additional new data, set to be published on the CDC website on Wednesday, also shows that individuals who received an updated vaccine reduced their risk of death by nearly 13 fold, when compared to the unvaccinated, and by two fold when compared to those with at least one monovalent vaccine but no updated booster.
January 25, 2023 - Boston Globe
In her role as secretary, Walsh will also sit on the state’s Health Policy Commission, and will have to navigate her ties to the hospital industry while the commission pursues price caps for the highest-priced providers — an effort to constrain health care spending growth.
Her knowledge of the industry won’t mean she will forgo pressing hospitals for change, said Dr. Eric Dickson, CEO of UMass Memorial Health.
January 17, 2023
- More than $2.5 million available for mental health services, food insecurity and housing
- Funding to range from $15,000 to $150,000
January 14, 2023 - Boston Globe
“Every minute [without CPR] that goes by, survival drops 10 percent,” said Dr. Joseph Sabato Jr., an associate professor at University of Massachusetts Medical School, retired emergency physician, and medical director of 911 telecommunications for UMass Medical Center.
January 12, 2023 - Boston Globe
BOSTON — The Federal Emergency Management Agency will be sending more than $2.3 million to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to reimburse UMass Memorial Health Care, Inc. for the costs of fully staffing the emergency room at UMass Memorial HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic.
January 3, 2023 - Becker's Hospital Review
Forbes released its "America's Best Employers by State" list Aug. 24, and 262 hospitals and health systems made the cut.
Fair pay, safe working conditions, inclusive culture, remote work benefits and diversity initiatives were among Forbes' criteria.
December 15, 2022 - Boston Globe
Filled with people suffering from respiratory infections and chronic illnesses, Massachusetts hospitals are as strained now as they’ve been at any time during the pandemic. As a group they reported having fewer available beds in November than a year ago when the state ordered them to stop performing elective surgeries.
December 11, 2022 - Telegram & Gazette
Worcester area residents lined up Saturday to surrender a total of 191 weapons in exchange for gift cards at an annual gun buyback program that took place at locations across the county...
Every December for 21 years, the program has offered gun owners gift cards supplied by UMass Memorial Health and the Worcester District Attorney’s Office.
December 11, 2022 - Telegram & Gazette
UMass Memorial Health reported Nov. 28 a 40-nurse shortage in its emergency department, representing a 25% vacancy rate. That was in addition to a 100-nurse shortage on acute care floors with a 10% vacancy rate.
December 6, 2022 - Boston Globe
UMass Memorial Medical Center was near a breaking point.
On many weekdays in the past year, the Worcester hospital’s occupancy rate hit 100 percent or more. Admitted patients sat in the emergency department for an average of 17 hours waiting for a bed.
December 6, 2022 - Boston Business Journal
Four Massachusetts hospitals have been named as "high performing" maternity care hospitals by the U.S. News and World Report.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Southcoast Hospitals-Fall River, New Bedford and Wareham, Massachusetts General Hospital and UMass Memorial Medical Center earned the designation for 2022-2023.
December 6, 2022 - Healthcare IT News
UMass Memorial Health is the largest health system in Central Massachusetts and the clinical partner of UMass Chan Medical School. UMass Memorial is the only adult Level I Trauma Center and Level III Neonatal ICU in Central Massachusetts.
The health system's experienced caregivers include experts in behavioral health, cancer, cardiology, children and women's services, heart and vascular care, neurology, pulmonology, surgery, and more.
December 6, 2022 - Spectrum News 1
It’s the busiest time of year for Melissa Recore and her colleagues at UMass Memorial Health's Homeless Outreach and Advocacy Project.
"Not having your basic needs met, not knowing where you can sleep that night, whether you'll be safe, that impacts your mental health," said Recore, who serves as the associate vice president of access for UMass Memorial Health's Community Healthlink. "So, we're also seeing that trickle in among our emergency services teams too, with individuals that are homeless, feeling hopeless and stuck."
December 1, 2022 - Telegram & Gazette
Police departments in Worcester and seven other Worcester municipalities are taking part in the annual gun buyback program Dec. 10 as part of a collaborative initiative to reduce the number of firearms in the community...
The program is a collaborative effort between the city, UMass Memorial Medical Center, the Worcester County District Attorney's Office, Worcester Police Department and the Worcester Department of Public Health.
December 1, 2022 - Leominster Champion
The Federal Emergency Management Agency will be sending nearly $4.7 million to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to reimburse UMass Memorial Health Care, Inc. for the costs of testing, acquiring equipment and hiring temporary staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.