You are here

In the News

  • December 30, 2020 - Bloomberg

    Dr. Eric Dickson, CEO of UMass Memorial Health Care, on how the DCU field hospital is filling up with Covid patients, and the status of Covid vaccinations (1:12:51)

  • December 29, 2020 - Boston Business Journal

    UMass Memorial Health Care canceled thousands of procedures and faced multi-million dollar drops in revenue, but ended fiscal 2020 in the black.

  • December 29, 2020 - Telegram & Gazette

    UMass Memorial Health Care has posted a $15 million operating surplus for 2020, crediting federal funding and caregivers with reversing two straight years of operating losses.

    “We are extremely grateful to our 14,000 caregivers who have spent the past 10 months inside our hospitals, community practices, and out in the community helping the people in central Massachusetts fight a global pandemic,” a statement from UMass Memorial Health Care President and CEO Dr. Eric Dickson and Chief Financial Officer Sergio Melgar said Tuesday.

  • December 29, 2020 - WCVB 5 Boston

    Massachusetts hospitals are scrambling to open up new surge capacity as more patients seek out medical care from facilities across the Commonwealth.

    Dr. Eric Dickson, who oversees the field hospital at the DCU Center in Worcester, says that makeshift facility is quickly filling up with new patients.

    "Just over the past 3 days, we've surpassed the number of patients in the hospital than we saw in the spring."

  • December 28, 2020 - One News Page

    "If Christmas is as bad as Thanksgiving, we're going to see a compounding of bad on top of bad," said Dr. Dickson to CBSN Boston's Anna Meiler.

  • December 25, 2020 - WBZ 4 CBS Boston

    Healthcare workers are no strangers to skipping traditions with family to work a holiday. In 2020, it’s a different experience, especially for those working on COVID-19 floors in hospitals.

    “It’s pretty tough in here today,” nurse Shannon Lora told WBZ over Zoom from the CCU at HealthAlliance Hospital in Leominster.

    “It’s a horrible day here actually. We have a lot of very sick patients. We have a couple of people dying. It has not been a very good day.”

  • December 21, 2020 - WCVB 5 Boston

    Hospital beds in Massachusetts are filling up fast amid a surge in coronavirus cases, and if the number of cases continues to rise, they may soon be full.

    On Monday, Gov. Charlie Baker said the state's health care system is under immense pressure, as the seven day average of COVID-19 hospitalizations has more than doubled within the last month.

    The number of hospital beds that are currently available statewide is much lower than it was during the first COVID-19 surge in the late spring.

  • December 21, 2020 - Mass Live

    UMass Memorial Health Care and Harrington Health Care System, seeking to become officially affiliated, have taken another step forward in the process by filing with state regulatory agencies.

    The health care systems have jointly submitted the first in a series of required filings for UMass Memorial to become the parent company of Harrington, UMass Memorial said in a statement Tuesday. This would make Harrington Hospital, system employees and the medical group members of the UMass Memorial Health Care system.

  • December 19, 2020 - Mass Live

    With children in Massachusetts continuing to learn remotely, full- or part-time, during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, physicians have noticed concerning declines in students’ mental health.

  • December 18, 2020 - Worcester Business Journal

    UMass Memorial Health Care, the largest employer in Central Massachusetts, plans to have all of its health providers vaccinated against coronavirus by mid-February, a period of roughly two months.

    All of the system's caregivers are expected to have at least appointments in place for vaccinations by Jan. 11, according to a memo sent to employees Friday. Those who are providing care directly to COVID-19 patients are going first, followed by those with less contact with virus patients, and then other providers.

  • December 18, 2020 - Worcester Business Journal

    UMass Memorial Health Care, the largest employer in Central Massachusetts, plans to have all of its health providers vaccinated against coronavirus by mid-February, a period of roughly two months.

    All of the system's caregivers are expected to have at least appointments in place for vaccinations by Jan. 11, according to a memo sent to employees Friday. Those who are providing care directly to COVID-19 patients are going first, followed by those with less contact with virus patients, and then other providers.

  • December 18, 2020 - WBZ 4 CBS Boston

    Nine months into the pandemic, doctors who have been treating COVID patients say the vaccine is their greatest source of hope.

    Dr. Gayle Galletta has anticipated this moment for months. “Excitement would be an odd word, but relief,” Galletta said after she got the shot.

    Relief that she’s getting a vaccine that will also protect people around her. Early on, the emergency medicine physician at UMass Memorial Hospitals in Worcester and Clinton worried constantly she’d bring the virus home to her family.

  • December 18, 2020 - Cheddar

    UMass Memorial is in the process of rolling out thousands of doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine after receiving its first shipments earlier this week. The first vaccinations took place on Wednesday, with thousands of frontline workers in line to get it. Dr. Eric Dickson, CEO of UMass Memorial Health Care, joined Wake Up With Cheddar to talk more on the first week of the vaccine rollout.

     

  • December 14, 2020 - Worcester Business Journal

    UMass Memorial Health Care expects to receive 1,950 doses of a coronavirus vaccine on Tuesday, with priority given first to frontline caregivers.

    The Worcester-based hospital system is among the first anywhere in the country to begin receiving the highly anticipated vaccinations. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency approval for a vaccination from pharmaceutical company Pfizer late on Friday.

  • December 14, 2020 - Yahoo Finance

    Dr. Eric Dickson, UMass Memorial CEO joins Yahoo Finance Live to discuss how the U.S. plans to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine distribution and weigh in on the potential side effects of the vaccine.

  • December 13, 2020 - Bloomberg

    Bloomberg Baystate Business for Tuesday, December 8th, 2020

    Bloomberg BusinessWeek editor Bret Begun on the Bloomberg 50

    Owner of Zumi Pizza in Southborough Bill Thedorakas on giving away 800 to 900 pizzas to hungry families during the pandemic

     

  • December 11, 2020 - Reuters

    A panel of outside advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday voted overwhelmingly to endorse emergency use of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine, paving the way for the agency to authorize the shot for a nation that has lost more than 285,000 lives to COVID-19.

  • December 10, 2020 - Worcester Business Journal

    Dr. Eric Dickson, the president and CEO of UMass Memorial Health Care, is urging the Worcester-based health system's employees to get the coronavirus vaccine when it's expected to begin giving doses next week.

    Dickson said he can vouch for the safety of the vaccine himself — he enrolled in a Pfizer clinical trial at the hospital that took place over the summer.

  • December 9, 2020 - Boston Business Journal

    Here’s what you need to know about the latest shutdown of certain hospital procedures, and what to expect in the months ahead.

  • December 8, 2020 - Spectrum News

    Dr. Eric Dickson, President and CEO of UMass Memorial Health Care spoke with Spectrum News 1 Worcester about the COVID-19 vaccine and how the Central Massachusetts health system is prepared to distribute it.

Pages