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  • June 4, 2015 - Worcester Business Journal

    Moody's Investors Service has upgraded its debt outlook for UMass Memorial Health Care from negative to positive, citing an upturn in the Worcester-based organization's finances.

  • June 4, 2015 - Boston Business Journal

    UMass Memorial Health Care and CareWell Urgent Care hope to integrate further beyond an affiliation, CEOs from both companies said today.

    The multi-site health system and the urgent care clinic announced their affiliation on Thursday, with plans to develop three integrated CareWell locations in Worcester and Northborough.

  • June 4, 2015 - Telegram & Gazette

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    UMass Memorial Health Care has agreed to affiliate with a Quincy business that will run three urgent care clinics in Central Massachusetts.

    Under the agreement, CareWell Urgent Care Centers of Massachusetts will operate two centers in Worcester and one in Northboro. UMass Memorial’s physicians will be able to refer patients to the clinics and may perform services such as reading X-ray films. The clinics will refer patients to UMass Memorial hospitals.

  • May 27, 2015 - Telegram & Gazette

    The story of a life saved never gets old, the tale of grief spared never is boring, but Dr. Larry Rosenthal has outfitted many patients with a LifeVest – a life-sparing garment worn under clothes – during his career as a UMass Memorial Medical Center cardiologist specializing in heart rhythm problems.

  • May 27, 2015 - Community Advocate

    The American Stroke Association (ASA) observes May as American Stroke Month, a time for people to become better aware of warning signs. Raju Nivarthi and his wife, Aparna, of Northborough recently learned more after he suffered a stroke last October. Now, he’s again driving himself to work and to therapy twice a week.

  • May 15, 2015 - Telegram & Gazette

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    Tiffany Moore Simas, MD, obstetrician and gynocologist at UMass Memorial Medical Center encourages those who are currently, or have ever been, or have ever known, a pregnant woman or a new mother, to contact our state senators to support the Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project for Moms (MCPAP for Moms) program and its continued funding through the state budget.

  • April 27, 2015 - Worcester Business Journal

    Which is better for ambitious young workers? To stay on the job and focus on growing their careers? Or to supplement their education by enrolling in an MBA program? A number of Central Massachusetts business leaders say that the right choice is both. 

  • April 27, 2015 - Worcester Business Journal

    The urgent care frenzy that has swept Eastern Massachusetts is arriving in Greater Worcester, with at least three major players set to enter the market and plans from existing providers to up their urgent care presence.

  • April 26, 2015 - Telegram & Gazette

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    Leaders of Quinsigamond Community College and Worcester State University signed an agreement last week that they say will make it easier — and more affordable — for registered nurses to complete a bachelor of science in nursing degree.

  • April 25, 2015 - Boston Globe

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    The pilot at UMass Memorial Health Care was for what's called a “perioperative surgical home,” a model for a comprehensive type of care that starts the moment a decision for surgery is made and doesn’t end until the patient returns to the regular care of her primary care provider.

  • April 19, 2015 - Telegram & Gazette

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  • April 18, 2015 - Telegram & Gazette

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    Sugar is ready to be used by patients at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, according to Diane Strong, a Worcester Polytechnic Institute professor and principal investigator of an interdisciplinary engineering and technology team at WPI.

  • April 15, 2015 - Telegram & Gazette

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    The opioid epidemic that is killing hundreds of intravenous drug users who overdosed this year in the state has resulted in a Hepatitis C epidemic, according to state health officials. Most of those drug users, they note, are people younger than 30 who probably used contaminated syringes.

  • April 15, 2015 - Telegram & Gazette

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    According to a U.S. government-appointed panel whose recommendations are likely to be taken to heart when U.S. dietary guidelines are revised later this year, Americans consume from 22 to 39 teaspoons of sugar daily, much of it in the form of juices and sugar-laden drinks. Instead the panel wants Americans to cut back to 12 teaspoons of sugar daily. And it wants new labeling on products that would separate out added sugars from naturally occurring sugars, enabling grocery shoppers to be savvier about what they put in their grocery carts.

  • April 14, 2015 - Telegram & Gazette

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    Considered one of the most stressful days of the year by a majority of Americans, tax stress can be dangerous to your health — and not only because of physiological responses to it. You are more likely to die in a car accident on tax day because of high driver stress levels, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association.

  • April 14, 2015 - Go Local Worcester

    Cheryl Lapriore has been elected to the college's Board of Trustees. She is UMass Memorial Health Care's senior vice president, chief of staff, and chief marketing officer.  She is also the president of UMass Memorial Health Ventures.  Before joining the UMass Memorial  team, Lapriore held executive positions with The Hanover Insurance Group and its Foundation, as well as with Allmerica Financial Life Insurance and Annuity Company.

  • April 13, 2015 - Worcester Business Journal

    Adding to the appeal of reducing spending and becoming "greener" is the fact that Massachusetts is a leader in offering state incentives to adopt CHP and solar energy systems through the Department of Energy Resources, Ravanesi said. The agency's program, Mass Save, provides financial incentives to residential and commercial users that upgrade to energy-efficient power systems.

  • April 8, 2015 - Worcester Business Journal

    UMass Memorial Health Care will open several urgent care centers in Central Massachusetts this year, which will help ease pressure on the health care system's emergency rooms. The Worcester-based system, the region's largest health care provider, announced its plans after a Quincy-based urgent care business, CareWell Urgent Care, announced plans to expand into Worcester in the coming months.

  • April 1, 2015 - Worcester Business Journal

    Joint replacement surgeries are among the most common medical procedures performed in the U.S., but historically, data that can track their effectiveness hasn't been widely available. But a new database now open to all joint-replacement surgery providers is changing that.

  • March 31, 2015 - Huffington Post

    Gregg Jacobs is an insomnia specialist at the Sleep Disorders Center at the UMass Memorial Medical Center and the author of Say Good Night to Insomnia. In answer to questions from Arianna Huffington, he shared his insights on how human sleep patterns have changed over time, healthier and more effective alternatives to sleeping pills, and how to reverse our worst sleep habits and behaviors.