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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. 

 

  • March 2, 2023

    Decision represents a new leadership era, strengthened by diverse perspectives and merit

     

  • March 1, 2023 - Becker's Payer Issues

    At UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, President Michael Gustafson, MD, said the system is increasing the number of employees on its financial counseling team to assist patients who may see a loss of coverage. "This is a substantial amount of work that needs to be done," he told Becker's. "We are staying current with all communications from MassHealth [Medicaid], Mass Hospital Association and CMS.

  • February 28, 2023

    Almost 119,000 COVID-19 tests performed at Stop the Spread site in Worcester

     

    Worcester, Mass – UMass Memorial Health will close the COVID-19 testing site on Thursday, March 30, 2023. With a declining demand for testing, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health is closing all Stop the Spread testing sites including the testing site on Front Street in Worcester.  

  • February 27, 2023 - Spectrum News 1

    The testing site on Front Street in Worcester run by UMass Memorial Health is among those set to close on March 31. The decision is due to a drop in demand for COVID-19 testing, the state DPH said. UMass said it will continue to offer free testing at the Front Street site through March 30 for anyone ages 6 months or older. No appointment is required.

  • February 27, 2023 - Milford Daily News

    “The Massachusetts bill is very similar to the bill in California and other states,” said Dr.

  • February 18, 2023 - The Oregonian (syndication from WBUR)

    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?”

  • 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.

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