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  • January 5, 2022 - Telegram & Gazette

    WORCESTER — Wednesday marked a grim record in the city's ongoing battle with COVID-19.

    With 3,513 new cases since last week's press conference, the city is shattering records for transmission.

  • January 5, 2022 - Spectrum News 1

    WORCESTER, Mass. - In just one week, the City of Worcester has reported its highest one day increase, one week increase and seven-day average of COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.

    Since last week, Worcester reports 3,513 new confirmed positive cases, adding to the city’s total of 38,342 cases since March 2020. On Wednesday alone, the city reported 1,094 new cases. 

  • January 4, 2022 - GBH

    Dr. Melisa Lai-Becker, the medical director for the emergency department at Cambridge Health Alliance's Everett Hospital, spent much of Monday afternoon urgently calling hospitals all over the state.

    "I was searching for an ICU [intensive care unit] bed for one of our patients, and every single facility is full," she said. "They are at full capacity. They have no ICU beds left."

  • January 4, 2022 - MassLive

    The website for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention includes scores of bullet points and lists on how best to protect friends and family from COVID-19.

    Regardless of the tab or sections, the information boils down to the same thing: get vaccinated.

  • January 4, 2022 - Boston Business Journal

    “I think it’s the right move,” said Dr. Eric Dickson, CEO of UMass Memorial Health. “I support their decision. And we are actively considering it …. Once we’re through this latest surge — the worst of the three — we will likely follow suit.”

  • January 3, 2022 - WCVB

    WORCESTER, Mass. — Hundreds of people in Massachusetts waited for hours outside in the cold in order to receive a COVID-19 test following the New Year's holiday weekend.

    Sky5 was able to capture the long, snaking line that formed outside the Mercantile Center in Worcester on Monday.

  • January 3, 2022 - Boston Herald

    Bay Staters are having their patience tested to kick off the year as thousands of people on Monday waited in massive lines — some shivering in the bitter cold for hours — to get tested for COVID amid the omicron surge.

    As sites get overwhelmed following the holidays, local officials are pleading with Gov. Charlie Baker’s administration to add more locations to address the coronavirus testing “log jam.”

  • January 3, 2022 - Spectrum News 1

    WORCESTER, Mass. - Monday marked another day of long lines at the Mercantile Center COVID-19 testing site in downtown Worcester.

    Hundreds of people lined up to get tested following the holiday season, including 250 people tested in the first hour the clinic was open on Monday.

  • January 3, 2022 - CBS Boston

    WORCESTER (CBS) – The president of UMass Memorial Health Care says this month is going to be “rough” for hospitals in the state.

    Dr. Eric Dickson told WBZ-TV’s Christina Hager Monday that the “crunch time” for this latest surge of COVID-19 will be in the next two weeks. He said the positivity rates are so high because the Omicron variant is a “hyper-infectious virus.”

  • January 1, 2022 - Providence Business News

    “Patients like being in their home, where they’re happier and sleeping in their own beds, surrounded by loved ones, their favorite cat and TV,” said Dr. Taki Michaelidis, medical director of the program at UMass Memorial Health. “In your home environment, you just recover better.”

  • January 1, 2022 - Telegram & Gazette

    WORCESTER — When Ashley Rivera chooses names for her children, she tries to pick something unique.

    "I pick names that will make them stand out in the world," she said.

  • December 29, 2021 - Boston 25 News

    WORCESTER — The president and CEO of UMass Memorial Health in Worcester says hospitals in central Massachusetts and across the state are dealing with a surge in COVID-19 cases that is only expected to get worse in the weeks ahead.

    Dr. Eric Dickson told Boston 25 Morning News on Wednesday that the UMass Memorial trauma center “is running at about 110 percent of its bed capacity. That means of the 400 beds that exist for med/surgical purposes, we have 440 patients that need them, so we have 40 patients waiting in the emergency department for beds.”

  • December 31, 2021 - Spectrum News 1

    WORCESTER, Mass. - It was another busy day of COVID-19 testing at the Mercantile Center in downtown Worcester on Thursday.

    Hundreds of people lined up to get tested before New Year’s Eve. 

  • December 30, 2021 - MassLive

    As a result of a surge in new COVID-19 cases in Worcester, UMass Memorial Health is increasing the number of days it will provide free testing at the Mercantile Center in Worcester.

    On Wednesday city officials announced that UMass will begin offering free COVID testing four days next week.

  • December 29, 2021 - Telegram & Gazette

    "In my 30 years working there, we have never been as busy at UMass as we have in the last month," Dr. Richard T. Ellison, UMass Memorial Health infectious disease expert, said. "We've had to open up surge spaces to take care of patients and we're trying to expand further locations in the hospital for next week.

  • December 29, 2021 - Boston Business Journal

    "I don't know how anyone could believe that allowing the most expensive, largest health care system in the state to expand at the expense of smaller, less expensive health care systems could reduce the cost of health care in the state," said Dr. Eric Dickson, CEO of UMass Memorial Health. "It just doesn't pass the sniff test."

  • December 22, 2021 - NBC News

    Every morning in the Minneapolis metropolitan area, 200 to 400 people wait in an emergency room for a bed to come open.

    “That’s the highest number ever,” said Dr. J. Kevin Croston, the CEO of North Memorial Health, which operates more than two dozen health care facilities in the area.

  • December 22, 2021 - NBC Connecticut

    Gov. Charlie Baker announced Tuesday he is activating up to 500 members of the National Guard to assist hospitals with the COVID-19 surge and updating the state's mask advisory.

    The state Department of Public Health released an updated mask advisory Tuesday urging all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, to wear a mask or face covering in indoor public spaces.

  • December 21, 2021 - Spectrum News 1

    WORCESTER, Mass. - The number of people getting tested for COVID-19 at the Mercantile Center is rising.

    There were more long lines outside of the testing center Monday.

    UMass Memorial Health runs the site and said they expect to test more than 1,000 people both Monday and Tuesday.

  • December 20, 2021 - Sentinel & Enterprise

    FITCHBURG — Rollstone Bank & Trust announced Friday a donation of $50,000 to the UMass Memorial Health’s HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital to expand local complementary care resources to cancer patients, according to a press release from the bank.

    The donation will also be used to increase access to those most vulnerable populations that historically do not have access to life-saving preventative measures or subsequent cancer care.


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