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  • January 23, 2021 - NBC 10 Boston

    Massachusetts is now allowing everyone in Phase 1 to receive their COVID-19 vaccine. For hospitals, that means they can now give shots to everyone on staff.

    At UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, Dr. Andrew Karson, the chief medical officer, believes the vaccine is resulting in a reduction of cases among employees.

  • January 23, 2021 - WBZ 4 CBS Boston

    Massachusetts is rolling back some coronavirus restrictions on Monday. But with the United Kingdom COVID variant in the state, two local doctors say now is not the time to let our guards down.

  • January 22, 2021 - Worcester Business Journal

    Coronavirus cases have taken an encouraging downward dip in the past week, including in Worcester County and the city of Worcester, but that relatively promising sign was tempered by a more contagious variant found this week in a person who was tested at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester.

  • January 22, 2021 - Worcester Business Journal

    UMass Memorial Health Care President and CEO Dr. Eric Dickson has been named the new chair of the Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association, the Boston hospital advocacy nonprofit announced Friday.

  • January 15, 2021 - NBC 10 Boston

    Doctors at hospitals across Massachusetts – and the globe – believe the measures being taken to prevent the spread of coronavirus are responsible.

  • January 14, 2021 - Barron's

    The DCU center, a convention center complex in Worcester, Massachusetts, is converted into a Covid-19 field hospital to take in non-emergency and an overflow of coronavirus patients. The facility has admitted 365 Covid patients in the past five weeks.

  • January 13, 2021 - Time

    On Jan. 7, 2021, the U.S. hit another grim milestone, for the first time recording over 300,000 new cases of COVID-19 and over 4,000 deaths from the infection in one day.

  • January 2, 2021 - NBC 10 Boston

    Officials at a field hospital in Massachusetts say they are concerned as a post-holiday spike in COVID cases nears.

    As of the start of the new year, roughly 60 patients were being treated for coronavirus at the DCU Center in Worcester, where the director of operations says they are already seeing more volume than they ever saw last spring.

  • 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 - 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 - 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 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 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.

     

  • November 20, 2020 - Health Evolution

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