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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. 


  • 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 - 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 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 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.

  • November 30, 2022 - Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    An estimated 19,000 acute care jobs in hospitals are unfilled, according to the Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association...

  • November 22, 2022

    Worcester, Mass – UMass Memorial Health, the largest not-for-profit health care system in Central Massachusetts, has been recognized by the American Medical Association’s 2022 Joy in Medicine™ Health System Recognition Program for its Clinician Experience Office (CXO). Awarded at the Bronze level, UMass Memorial Health is among the 28 organizations across the nation that have been recognized this year for prioritizing and investing in physician well-being.

  • November 22, 2022 - Spectrum News 1

    WORCESTER, Mass. - Sen. Ed Markey made a stop on the campus of UMass Chan Medical School Tuesday morning, where he toured the recently opened Veterans Administration Building.

    The 48,000 square foot community-based outpatient clinic is equipped to serve more than 16,000 enrolled veterans in Worcester County.

  • November 15, 2022 - Spectrum News 1

    UMass Memorial Medical Center president Michael Gustafson said the hospital has about 800 beds and 500 of them are for adult med-surge patients. These additional 91 beds are about a 19% increase.

    "91 beds are desperately needed," Gustafson said. "We have many days that we are starting days with patients waiting in our emergency departments waiting for beds. So this will provide a great relief and also the ability for us to get more patients transferred in to the medical center from outlying hospitals."


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