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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.

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. 

 

  • 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.

  • June 26, 2023 - Daily Voice Worcester

    Kyle Osterman is a 9-year-old boy from North Grafton and Sutton who is on year two of his three-year-long treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia, Make-A-Wish says. Kyle has always wanted his own treehouse and his care team at UMass Memorial Health referred Kyle to Make-A-Wish to help make his dream a reality. 

  • June 14, 2023 - Yahoo!

    Estrogen becomes low naturally at various points during a woman’s life.

  • June 13, 2023 - Becker's Hospital Review

    "AI as a co-pilot will be the next phase of the electronic health record," Eric Alper, MD, chief clinical informatics officer of Worcester, Mass.-based UMass Memorial Health, told 

  • June 13, 2023 - Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    Solutions require a clear understanding of the scope of heat-related illness in Worcester, and that means there must be reliable data. That is a challenge because most hospitals, including UMass Memorial Health, the region’s largest health care system, don’t have clear data on the number of patients impacted by heat. 

  • June 12, 2023 - Worcester Business Journal

    Dr. Eric Alper is a senior vice president, chief quality officer, and chief clinical informatics officer at UMass Memorial Health. “The AI isn't doing medicine,” said Alper, who is chief clinical informatics officer and senior vice president, chief quality officer in addition to his medical practice at UMass Memorial. Though the technology shouldn’t take the driver’s seat, the three believe AI in medical records might be the solution physicians have been waiting for, after years of burdensome electronic health record processes.

  • June 12, 2023 - Sentinel & Enterprise

    UMass Memorial Life Flight will have two of their medical evaluation helicopters available to inspect and the Fitchburg Fire Department will have their special “smoke house” and a firefighter for kids to experience a non-toxic smoke-filled room as well as snacks and beverages available for a small fee.

  • June 9, 2023 - Telegram & Gazette

    Dr. Shahzad Khan, a pulmonologist at UMass Memorial Health, said people need to connect air quality with their health and any symptoms they might be feeling. “Any time there is an increase in particulates in the atmosphere and they are inhaled, it can cause a flare-up or exacerbation of health problems,” Khan said.

  • June 8, 2023 - MassLive

    Community Healthlink has appointed two leaders for its new crisis co-response team that will dispatch teams alongside police to mental health-related emergency calls. Dale Kline will serve as senior director of crisis co-response and Kevin McCarthy will serve as consulting lead clinician.

  • June 3, 2023 - Leominster Champion

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency will be sending more than $20 million to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to reimburse UMass Memorial Health Care, Inc. for the cost of steps taken during the COVID-19 pandemic. The $20,378,541in Public Assistance grants will reimburse the health care system in Central Massachusetts — headquartered in Worcester and affiliated with the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School — for various costs incurred dealing with the pandemic between March 2020 and January 2022.

  • June 2, 2023 - Sentinel & Enterprise

    That mission was also at the forefront of a conference held Wednesday at Great Wolf Lodge, which brought together regional stakeholders. NCMAC is currently funded by UMass Memorial Health Alliance-Clinton Hospital and Executive Director Chelsey Patriss said their goals and aspirations for this program are indeed attainable.

  • June 1, 2023 - Neurology Live

    Led by Christopher C. Hemond, MD, neurologist, UMass Memorial Health, the study featured 23 females with relapsing-remitting MS who were offered 8 weeks of MBSR free of charge. After a 12-week observation period, treatment with MBSR was associated with robust (>.08) improvements across a range of unadjusted PROs, including stress, anxiety, depression, fatigue, loneliness, well-being, and interoceptive awareness (all <.01).

  • June 1, 2023 - Spectrum News 1

    A Worcester man is getting some much-needed rest following a charitable climb to raise money for teens fighting addiction. Andy Petit climbed Mount Washington this week to raise money for Community HealthLink’s Motivating Youth Recovery, where he works. It’s the only adolescent detox and stabilization program in the state.

  • June 1, 2023 - MassLive

    The Worcester Railers Hockey Club in partnership with Fletcher Tilton recognized more than 500 nurses from UMass Memorial Health on Tues., May 23rd in celebration of National Nurses Month.

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