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COVID-19 | Latest System Numbers
(as of January 19)
Total system
inpatients
ICU
cases
Pediatric
cases
Patient number
trend
266
60
11
Stable
Patients tested Monday, 01/10: 1348 tests were processed with a positivity rate of 41.1%
Patients tested Wednesday, 01/12: 675 tests were processed with a positivity rate of 38%
Patients tested Thursday, 01/13: 1174 tests were processed with a positivity rate of 36.9%

 

  • June 14, 2016 - Worcester Business Journal

    UMass Memorial Health Care has announced that Lisa Colombo will be the president of UMass Memorial – Clinton Hospital and Nicole Gagne will become president of UMass Memorial – Community Healthlink. Both had been serving in interim president roles with the institutions.

  • June 14, 2016 - Telegram & Gazette

    UMass Memorial Health Care Inc. plans to use software from a Lexington company to electronically prescribe controlled substances such as opioids, a move aimed at smoothing procedures for doctors and patients while preventing fraud.

    UMass Memorial said Tuesday it could begin using some elements of technology from Imprivata Inc. in four to six months.

    Other features of the technology will go into effect when the hospital system switches to a new electronic health record system next year.

  • June 13, 2016

    Contact: Debora Spano
    508-334-4252
    401-258-3081 (cell)

    debora.spano@umassmemorial.org
    Newsroom

     

  • June 10, 2016

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  • June 10, 2016

    HealthAlliance Classic CarLeominster, MA – Recently, the employees of the UMass Memorial - HealthAlliance Hospital Operating Room recognized a need to help minimize the anxiety that their pediatric patients experience during the “pre-operation” phase.  Surgery for patients at any age can cause great angst and chi

  • June 9, 2016 - Fox News Boston

    The record number of people dying from the heroin epidemic is having an unexpected consequence. The victims are now saving lives of those on the organ donor waiting list.

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are 75,000 people on the organ donor waiting list, but only 8,000 deceased organ donors each year.

  • June 1, 2016 - Healthcare Business News

    The UMass Memorial Health Care management system is built on the foundation of engaging every one of our caregivers every day in improving the quaity and efficacy of the care we deliver. All of our caregivers huddle regularly with management to discuss performance in their business unit and provide leadership with valuable feedback on problems they are experiencing and ideas for how we can improve results. This is embodied in our mantra: "Everyone, Every Day."

  • May 20, 2016 - Telegram & Gazette

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    More than 1.5 million in the United States and at least 5 million around the world have lupus. Each year, 16,000 new cases are diagnosed in the U.S. But, many people are unaware of this disease. 

  • May 15, 2016 - Telegram & Gazette

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  • May 14, 2016 - Telegram & Gazette

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    Dr. Dina Kandil, a pathologist at UMass Memorial Medical Center, recently found herself needing to be at two places at once. Two patients, one at the University campus, the other at Memorial, were both in surgery. Both needed her expertise.

  • May 14, 2016 - Telegram & Gazette

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    UMass Memorial Medical Center is moving ahead with an overhaul of its intensive care unit for newborns, hiring a new director who is building a roster of caregivers to replace doctors who refused to join the hospital’s staff.

    Dr. Lawrence M. Rhein, who heads an infant lung program at Boston Children’s Hospital, and the physicians he is hiring will take over operation of the medical center’s neonatal intensive care unit, or NICU, on Oct. 1.

  • May 10, 2016

    WORCESTER, Mass. – Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts has selected UMass Memorial Medical Center as a Blue Distinction Center+ (plus) for Knee and Hip Replacement, the highest designation in the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated healthcare facilities shown to deliver improved patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures that were developed by Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies with input from the medical community.

  • May 3, 2016

    ST. LOUIS – The Facility Guidelines Institute (FGI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dana Swenson, PE, MBA, to its Board of Directors. Currently senior vice president and chief facilities officer for UMass Memorial Health Care, Swenson is a leader in the health care industry and an advocate for maintaining the FGI Guidelines as a vital fundamental standard of care for planning and design of the health care built environment.

  • April 20, 2016 - Christian Science Monitor

    Last fall, employees at UMass Memorial Medical Center clicked on an e-mail that looked just like any one of the hundreds of messages that flood their inboxes daily.

    But this particular e-mail contained a hidden danger. When employees opened the message, they provided a gateway for malicious code to find its way onto several computers at the Worcester, Mass., facility – locking up dozens of files.

  • April 20, 2016 - Telegram & Gazette

    Diagnosed with prostate cancer eight years ago when he was 65, Raymond Fuller had no family history of the malignancy, but he’s afraid he might have started something.

    After all, a disease that can be inherited has to start with some generation and Fuller is concerned that he might have passed a genetic legacy for prostate cancer on to his 27-year-old son.

    Of course, his son has already inherited one other thing from his father that alone would make him a high risk for prostate cancer — being African-American.

  • April 20, 2016 - Telegram & Gazette

    Diagnosed with prostate cancer eight years ago when he was 65, Raymond Fuller had no family history of the malignancy, but he’s afraid he might have started something.

    After all, a disease that can be inherited has to start with some generation and Fuller is concerned that he might have passed a genetic legacy for prostate cancer on to his 27-year-old son.

    Of course, his son has already inherited one other thing from his father that alone would make him a high risk for prostate cancer — being African-American.

  • April 19, 2016 - Boston Globe

    The drink carts had just started to roll down the aisle on United Airlines flight 670 Saturday night when Jane Palermo saw a woman shake her husband several rows in front of her. 

    He wasn’t waking up, Palermo noticed. The wife shook him again. No response. 

  • April 19, 2016 - WHDH-TV Channel 7

    A quick-thinking nurse from Shrewsbury jumped into action during a flight, saving a fellow passenger.

    Jane Palermo is a nurse at UMass Memorial Medical Center. She was on a flight back to Boston from Cabo when she saw a passenger had stopped breathing. The passenger had suffered a heart attack. 

  • April 18, 2016 - Orthopedics This Week

    Arthur M. Pappas, M.D., the first chairman of the Department of Orthopedics at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, died on March 22, 2016 at the age of 84. A former team doctor for the Boston Red Sox, Dr. Pappas was born and raised in Auburn, Massachusetts; he and his wife lived in the house in which Dr. Pappas was born.

    Dr. Pappas leaves behind his wife, Martha Pappas, Ed.D.

    The family held a private burial service, with plans for a Celebration of Life to honor Dr. Pappas near the date of his birthday in July.

  • April 15, 2016

    WORCESTER, Mass. – UMass Memorial Medical Center honored its volunteers on Tuesday, April 12 during a special luncheon held at the Beechwood Hotel, Worcester. In observance of National Volunteer Week, long-time volunteers were recognized for their years and hours of service.

    According to Jody Stark-Cornetta, director of Volunteer Services, last year 800 volunteers donated 84,316 hours, a significant savings to the Medical Center if employees were to assume volunteers’ duties.

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