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  • May 14, 2022 - Spectrum 1 News

    Giving new nurses the first-hand experiences they need is the goal of UMass Memorial Medical Center’s Graduate Residency Program.

    Karen Uttaro, UMass Memorial director of education, said, “(Graduate students) are assigned to a particular unit, and they have a whole year to go through the program. The first 13 weeks are really the most intensive part.”

  • May 13, 2022 - Boston Globe

    With abortion rights threatened by an imminent Supreme Court ruling, Massachusetts advocates on Friday unveiled a broad agenda to protect and expand reproductive services to accommodate patients from the Bay State and beyond.

  • May 3, 2022 - Boston Globe

    Heywood Hospital is looking to join the UMass Memorial Health system, a move that would bring the two-hospital organization into the growing Worcester-based health system.

    The two health systems signed a letter of intent to conduct due diligence for a deal, a process the groups said could take up to a year. If the pair sign a definitive agreement, the deal would require Health Policy Commission review.

  • May 3, 2022 - Spectrum News 1

    WORCESTER, Mass. - COVID-19 cases have been on the rise in Central Massachusetts. 

    According to Massachusetts Department of Public Health data, the 14-day daily average as of April 28 is 21.8 cases, more than double the average on April 7. Compared to the rest of the state, however, the 14-day daily rate in Worcester County is well below average. From April 14 to April 28, Worcester County reported over 2,500 positive COVID-19 cases.

  • May 3, 2022 - MedCity News

    That’s something Dr. Eric Alper, senior vice president, chief clinical informatics officer and chief quality officer at UMass Memorial Health, is keeping a close eye on. Currently, Worcester, Massachusetts-based UMass takes advantage of private health information exchanges, like Epic’s proprietary Care Everywhere platform. 

  • May 3, 2022 - Telegram & Gazette

    Heywood Healthcare and UMass Memorial Health have started the process of forming an affiliation that would bring Heywood under the UMass Memorial umbrella. The two systems, which currently collaborate on a number of programs, have signed a non-binding letter of intent that will allow Heywood Healthcare and UMass Memorial Health to explore affiliation options upon the completion of a review. 

  • March 11, 2022 - Boston 25 News

    “No one expected it to be this bad and last for so long,” said Richard Ellison, MD, an infectious disease specialist at UMass Memorial Medical Center. 

  • March 4, 2022 - The Boston Globe

    “It is often the case that whoever has the most cash can buy market share,” said Dr. Eric Dickson, president and CEO of UMass Memorial Health, which has hospitals in the service area where MGB is seeking to expand. “That’s true in any industry, especially when the competition is kind of fighting for survival. That’s when you can use your cash for a knockout blow. That’s what it feels like here.”

  • February 23, 2022 - The Boston Globe

    Two years of wearing masks, avoiding crowds, and trying not to catch COVID-19 had a welcome, if unplanned, byproduct: many people caught fewer colds and stomach bugs. But that could soon change. At the end of the month, Massachusetts will no longer require masks in schools and has dropped its recommendation that healthy vaccinated people wear masks indoors. Doctors say that means we should brace ourselves for the return of common infections many people have blissfully dodged for the past two years.

  • February 22, 2022 - GBH

    When to use blood, and how much to transfuse, is not always a given, said Dr. Vishesh Chhibber, the medical director for the transfusion service at UMass Memorial Health in Worcester.

  • February 18, 2022 - Boston 25 News

    To have a drug like that on hand would be a “game-changer,” said Lawrence Rhein, MD, MPH, chair of the Department of Pediatrics at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester and a specialist in pediatric pulmonology.

  • February 15, 2022 - MedicineNet

    A phase 1 clinical trial for the Moderna vaccine recently kicked off, said Dr. Katherine Luzuriaga, the study's principal investigator and chair of biomedical research for UMass Memorial Health Care in Worcester, Mass.

  • February 15, 2022 - Buckhannon

    Results of the study are also intended to provide clinical evidence to support an application for FDA clearance. Thanh Nguyen, M.D., from Boston Medical Center, Guilherme Dabus, M.D., from Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute and Baptist Neuroscience Institute, and Ajit Puri, M.D., from Umass Memorial Medical Center are the principal investigators of the study.

  • February 10, 2022 - HealthDay

    A phase 1 clinical trial for the Moderna vaccine recently kicked off, said Dr. Katherine Luzuriaga, the study's principal investigator and chair of biomedical research for UMass Memorial Health Care in Worcester, Mass.

  • February 10, 2022 - Authority Magazine

    Above all, Dr. Shlomit Schaal considers her greatest strength to be her fierce curiosity; she finds beauty in grappling with scientific questions, learning the stories of her patients and approaching the mentorship of her students always with curiosity.

  • February 8, 2022 - Daily Nurse

    Mothers inspire daughters in untold ways, including choice of profession. However, that dynamic takes on special meaning when the profession is nursing during a pandemic – and when the mother and daughter work at the same organization.

    Such is the case with Jonna Dube, MBA, BSN, RN and her daughter Alex Dube, BSN, RN.

  • February 7, 2022 - Worcester Business Journal

    Rare are the moments a person can later pinpoint as life-changing. But when they happen, they pack a punch.

    For Dr. Shlomit Schaal, chair of ophthalmology at UMass Chan Medical School and president of UMass Memorial Medical Group in Worcester, one such moment came by way of attending a mid-career women faculty leadership development seminar hosted by the Association of American Medical Colleges.

  • February 7, 2022 - Worcester Business Journal

    “When you have an informal pipeline of sorts to professional development opportunities, it’s going to lead into disparities of who ultimately moves through,” said Desiree Murphy, senior labor and employee relations specialist at UMass Memorial Health.

  • February 7, 2022 - MassLive

    The early days of the COVID-19 pandemic could very well have spelled the end of the nonprofit human services agency that I run. Thrive has some of the largest residential programs in the state. We needed PPE, testing and medical care for the individuals with developmental disabilities that we serve and our employees. Our community hospital, UMass Memorial Health-Marlborough Hospital, stepped up in unexpected ways.

  • February 3, 2022 - Boston Globe

    Hospitals throughout Massachusetts may receive additional federal funding over the next five years, thanks to a proposed change to how the state collects fees from hospitals.

    The new measure, included in Governor Charlie Baker’s 2023 budget, allows the state to assess hospitals at higher rates to earn more matching funds from the federal government.

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