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  • April 14, 2020 - Boston 25 News

    For intensive care nurse Elizabeth Phelan, and others at UMass Memorial Health Care, its one day at a time right now.

    “We keep telling ourselves this is not how it’s going to be forever, this will all end eventually, and we will get back to normal eventually, we just have to take it day by day,” said Phelan.

    In response to the fighting spirit of health care employees like Phelan, more than 30 cities and towns joined forces to help with the tough days in a massive show of support.

  • April 15, 2019 - Worcester Business Journal

    Dr. Alvaro Alonso was completing his residency at Tufts Medical Center in Boston when he and his colleagues spotted something peculiar.

    Only later did doctors discover the misunderstanding.

    Alonso's story is one of many illustrating how providing health care has become more complicated with a more diverse population. Challenges with language barriers are only a part of it.

    As the population in and around Worcester has diversified in recent decades, health care has changed with it. New ethnic and racial groups have various health needs, with the differences caused by still largely unknown factors.

  • April 13, 2019 - Boston Globe


    Suzor has sheltered more than a dozen children. She’s among a legion of foster parents who toil in obscurity, opening their hearts and homes to some of the state’s most vulnerable kids.

    “They are just so little, so injured, and you really want to wrap them in your arms and keep them all safe,” Suzor said.

    But instead of doing everything possible to assist foster parents like Suzor, the state has done little to lighten their load, and in many ways has made the work even tougher.

    Some 2,000 families have stopped accepting foster children in the past five years — almost as many as the total number of foster families currently in the system. The departures have further strained the longstanding gap between available foster homes and the thousands of abused and neglected kids who need a safe haven.

  • April 3, 2019 - Worcester Business Journal

    A plan to evaluate opioid overdose patients using technology known as telemedicine has received an annual prize and funding from the UMass Memorial Medical Group.

    The proposal that won the $200,000 award and the funding that comes with it would allow doctors to talk with emergency department patients through tablet-based video.

  • March 27, 2019 - Worcester Business Journal

    When Marie retired more than two decades ago, she decided to spend her days volunteering. But then she got sick and wasn't able to continue, which was frustrating.

  • January 2, 2019 - Telegram & Gazette

    Childhood obesity has increased seriously in the last decade and has reached crisis levels, according to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Approximately 12.7 million, or 17 percent, of children and adolescents are obese. Overweight children are much more likely to become overweight adults unless they adopt and maintain healthier patterns of eating and exercise, notes the group. The disorder is also one of the easiest to recognize, yet most difficult to treat, according to AACAP.

  • August 29, 2018 - Market Watch

    UMass Memorial Medical Center, the region’s trusted academic medical center, recently partnered with HealthLoop, the leading patient engagement software solution, to support patients receiving total joint surgery. UMass Memorial’s fellow-ship trained physicians have been at the forefront in identifying quality of care and patient satisfaction best practices as part of a national academic task force.

  • August 6, 2018 - Worcester Business Journal

    With cannabis legal to use in Massachusetts since December 2016, a worker could go home and toke up, akin to stopping by a pub for a beer.

  • August 3, 2018 - Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    Amy and Joseph Loud were eagerly anticipating the birth of their second son, still four weeks away, on June 14, 2017. Unlike the previous precarious pregnancy with their then 6-year-old son, Luke, this pregnancy was “textbook perfect the whole time,” Mr. Loud, 36, said.

  • August 2, 2018 - Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    WORCESTER - On Monday, Charlie Audet celebrates her 5th birthday. On the day she was born, she was in the UMass Memorial Medical Center neonatal intensive care unit, hooked up to machines and tubes so she could breathe.

  • July 20, 2018 - Worcester Magazine

    Bringing cheer: New England Patriots players visit patients at Worcester hospital - Worcester Mag

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  • February 3, 2015 - Telegram & Gazette

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    Worcester has not only had to deal with record snow fall it also has seen a widespread reporting of the flu and other infectious diseases lately. Richard Ellison, MD, hospital epidemiologist, and Michael Hirsh, MD, chief of pediatric surgery and pediatric trauma, discussed the widespread cases of the flu and other infectious diseases, including outbreaks of the measles with the Telegram & Gazette.

  • January 31, 2015 - Telegram & Gazette

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    Dr. Jennifer Walker is UMass Memorial Medical Center's new chief of cardiac surgery and the first female surgical director of the prestigious Heart and Vascular Center of Excellence. Dr. Walker recently spoke to the Telegram and Gazette about her new position and the important role mentoring has played in her professional career. 

  • January 28, 2015 - CNN
    Paticia Strickland joked with her friend about going in to labor during the blizzard that crippled Worcester January 26 and 27. Her worst fears were realized later that night as she explained to Randi Kaye, a CNN reporter and correspondent with the Anderson Cooper 360 news program.
  • January 21, 2015 - Telegram & Gazette

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    The tragic shooting event at a Boston hospital underscores the necessity to be prepared for a potential active shooter event. Gina Smith, RN, director of emergency management and preparedness,  shares how to be prepared when facing a Code Silver situation.