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  • September 7, 2016 - Worcester Business Journal

    CareWell Urgent Care on Wednesday announced its newest urgent care center will open at 757 Boston Post Road in Marlborough on Monday.

    The center is CareWell's 16th urgent care practice in New England, and the fourth to be affiliated with UMass Memorial Health Care. The UMass Memorial affiliation allows the health system to refer appropriate patients to nearby CareWell centers, reducing wait times and costs for illnesses and injuries that don't need to be treated at the hospitals, according to CareWell.

  • September 6, 2016 - Community Advocate

    The residents at Christopher Heights of Marlborough Assisted Living love to give back to their community, especially when it involves helping children, and their most recent volunteer project helped them do just that.

  • September 3, 2016 - Telegram & Gazette

    Dr. Brian Busconi got his assiduousness from his mom, Inez, and his unbound energy from his dad, Fred.

    The combination helped Busconi excel as a student and athlete at St. Mark’s School in his hometown of Southboro and at Harvard University, where he played hockey and lacrosse.

  • August 31, 2016 - MassLive

    Robert Ryan has a career, a girlfriend, and a motorcycle -- things that seem normal to the average person, but are the product of years of recovery for the former addict.

    He didn't have a high school diploma or a license and felt hopeless and without guidance. "Through my life of using drugs and alcohol I found myself at the age of 20 in all sorts of legal situations and really having no idea what I was going to do," Ryan, 25, said. "At that point in life I really had no idea recovery was possible."

  • August 24, 2016 - Worcester Business Journal

    Last week, UMass Memorial Medical Center became the first hospital in the nation to receive a portable X-ray machine for arms and legs that locks in place and uses lower doses of radiation than a traditional machine.

  • August 18, 2016 - Worcester News Tonight

    Brittany Schaefer reports- UMass Memorial Medical Center is the first hospital in the nation with new bone imaging technology.

  • August 17, 2016 - Telegram & Gazette

    David Swan celebrated his 70th birthday in October 2014, not knowing that by doing so he was giving up any future chance of having the Lahey Hospital & Medical Center list him as a candidate for a liver transplant with the United Network for Organ Sharing, or UNOS.

    “They (Lahey) said they don’t do liver transplants on anyone over 70,” said the West Boylston resident who likely would have had to wait a year or two or even longer before his name came up for a transplant.


  • August 17, 2016 - Boston Herald

    UMass Medical School researchers are testing wearable — and swallowable — devices they say could help doctors learn more about how opioid addiction happens and how they can better prescribe the dangerous drugs.

    The electronic monitoring devices track how patients take the drugs and how their bodies react.

  • August 11, 2016 - Fierce Healthcare

    Hospitals refuse some of the sickest patients who need organ transplants to adhere to standards set by the federal government, according to an article from STAT.

  • August 10, 2016 - HIT Consultant

    UMass Memorial Health Care is teaming up with PatientPing, a Boston-based national care coordination network that connects healthcare providers with real-time clinical event notifications on a data-sharing initiative in Massachusetts.  The goal of the partnership is to foster higher quality care through better patient care coordination in a state whose efforts thus far have been challenged by competitive barriers. 

  • August 6, 2016 - Telegram & Gazette

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    The sound of girls singing the camp cheer classic, "Boom Chicka Boom!," echoes from the covered picnic area, the epicenter of Camp Kinneywood. The rustic 90-acre property offers a plethora of outdoor opportunities for young ladies who would otherwise be cooped up inside on a hot summer day.

  • August 1, 2016 - The Trace

    Doctor Michael Hirsh knows the damage bullets can inflict on a child’s body. During his 30-year career as a pediatric surgeon in hospitals in the Northeast, he has treated scores of young patients with gunshot wounds, ranging from children accidentally shot by their siblings to teenagers determined to take their own lives.

  • July 29, 2016 - Telegram & Gazette

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    Legislators are scrambling this weekend to get enough votes to push through a bill that would require insurance coverage for extended treatment of Lyme disease, despite Gov. Charles D. Baker Jr.’s veto. 

    Sponsors last month attached their controversial bill as a budget amendment, which was later changed by the governor. Legislators rejected the governor’s legislation and reinstated the original language. The governor on Thursday vetoed the bill and proposed an alternative version.

  • July 28, 2016 - Worcester Business Journal

    Heywood Hospital and UMass Memorial Medical Center have received nearly $1 million in combined funds as part of a telemedicine pilot being conducted by the state.

    The announcement of the funding was made Wednesday by the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission (HPC) as part of $11.3 million in health care investments. The funding for Heywood (capped at $499,860) and UMass Medical (capped at $496,184) is designed to extend behavioral health services in populations such as children or those with substance use disorders.

  • July 27, 2016 - Telegram & Gazette

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    Katy Drennan could be forgiven if she didn’t recognize the vascular surgeon who saved her life 18 years ago in California and then saved it a second time in July by performing high-risk surgery at UMass Memorial Medical Center.

    True, her mother, Lynda Yoshioka, had kept the pictures she had taken of Dr. Louis Messina and her daughter after he had operated on Katy in 1998 at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center, but, after all, Katy was only 3 years old at the time.

  • July 27, 2016 - Worcester Business Journal

    UMass Memorial Medical Center has received a Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts distinction for its spinal surgeries.

  • July 18, 2016 - Fierce Healthcare

    At UMass Memorial Health, the largest healthcare system in Central Massachusetts, the “secret sauce” for cost containment has been the use of lean management techniques, according to CEO Eric Dickson, M.D.

  • July 13, 2016 - Worcester Business Journal

    UMass Memorial Medical Center has purchased a robotic surgical assistant that will help neurosurgeons with complex procedures.

    UMass Memorial purchased the robotized surgical assistant, as it is called, from French surgical assistant robot developer MEDTECH for an undisclosed amount during the manufacturer's fourth fiscal quarter 2016. It was one of seven robots sold in the United States, according to MEDTECH, and it is one of the few robotic surgical assistants being used by an academic medical center in the U.S., according to UMass Memorial.

  • July 11, 2016 - Telegram & Gazette

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  • July 10, 2016 - Telegram & Gazette

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    A Boston-based teledermatology company, 3Derm Inc., working with UMass Memorial Medical Center, has unveiled a digital imaging system that’s designed to speed up diagnosis of skin cancer while ruling out benign conditions.

    Three digital views of a lesion, captured by a 3Derm optical imager in a primary care office, can be uploaded to a site where a consulting dermatologist can read the images and then send back his interpretation to the primary care provider.