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  • March 2, 2015 - Telegram & Gazette

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    Many have heard by now about the recommended changes to the 2015 federal dietary guidelines released about a week ago and there's a lot more substantive information in the advisory committee's report than all the fuss about eggs. 

  • March 2, 2015 - Worcester Business Journal

    Edward Moore, president and CEO of the Harrington HealthCare System, has been keeping a close eye on developments with Partners HealthCare, the enormous and fast-growing eastern Massachusetts health care system. And, while Partners recently scaled back its latest expansion effort, dropping plans to acquire South Shore Hospital under pressure from state Attorney General Maura Healey, Moore is not letting down his guard.

  • 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. 

  • January 12, 2015 - Telegram & Gazette

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    Richard Sacra, MD, family medicine, returns to Western Africa to rejoin the fight against Ebola that has killed thousands of people. Dr. Sacra told reporters gathered at a press conference that he needs to be a role model on how to prevent the disease.

  • January 4, 2015 - Telegram & Gazette

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    UMass Memorial Medical Center is working collaboratively with Wachusett Mountain in promoting safety while on the slopes. Those efforts include a short video detailing skiers and snowboarders code of responsibility.

  • January 1, 2015 - Telegram & Gazette

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    Less than two and a half hours into the new year Worcester had its first baby of the year. Jonathan David Spencer was born at 2:09 a.m. at UMass Memorial Medical Center weighing in at 6 lbs. and 13.5 oz.

  • December 22, 2014 - Worcester Business Journal

    UMass Memorial Health Care CEO Eric Dickson talks some of the organizations priorities for 2015 as part of the WBJ Five things to Watch for the health care industry in 2015. UMass Medical School Chancellor Michael Collins also provides insight for the article.

  • December 21, 2014 - Telegram & Gazette

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    The UMass Memorial Medical Center roster of physicians just grew by a handful. The Emergency Medicine Department on the University and Memorial campuses recently added Drs. Slutzman, Carey, Kotkowski and Costigan.

  • December 21, 2014 - Telegram & Gazette

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    UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center has been the beneficiary of goodwill from many circles this holiday season. Recently the Chick-fil-A mascot and other members of the restaurant chain were on campus to make a special donation.  

  • December 19, 2014 - Worcester Business Journal

    UMass Memorial Health Care is among 10 organizations benefiting from $1.3 million in grants under a new program administered by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation. The funds will support Massachusetts organizations that treat people who have behavioral health problems and other medical issues.

  • November 16, 2014 - Telegram & Gazette

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    Richard Sacra, MD, is part of a Worcester panel focused on the Ebola virus. City leaders say there is a lot of confusion surrounding the virus and their main goal is to shed  some light on many of the misconceptions.



  • November 14, 2014 - Telegram & Gazette

    Steven Hatch, MD, recently returned from Liberia in West Africa where he was a part of an international effort to help the people there confront the Ebola virus. He says that although he will need time to process and put into perspective all of the experiences from his five-week stay, at the end of the day it was all about taking care of patients.



  • November 12, 2014 -

    While the work to aid those stricken with the Ebola virus in Liberia continues, another effort is underway to help the country improve its overall health care system. Patricia McQuilkin, MD, heads to Liberia to lend her expertise to help rebuild the nation's health care system.



  • October 30, 2014 - Telegram & Gazette

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    It is not uncommon for relatives to donate organs to help save or improve the lives of their loved ones. UMass Memorial Medical Center hosted a father and daughter in their surgery room recently with a totally different story. 

  • October 27, 2014 - Worcester Business Journal

    UMass Memorial Medical Center President Patrick Muldoon recently sat down with the Worcester Business Journal. Mr. Muldoon spoke very candidly about his first year as president, the importance of a team approach to patient care, and the impact of health reform.

  • October 24, 2014 - Worcester Business Journal

    UMass Medical School Gets $7.5 Million to Fight Ebola

    Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen is contributing $100 million through his Paul G. Allen Family Foundation to help battle the Ebola epidemic in Africa. The University of Massachusetts Medical School is the beneficiary of $7.5 million of that total and plan to use the grant to help rebuild the health care system in Liberia.

  • October 17, 2014 - Worcester Magazine

    “You can’t miss a kid who comes into the NICU with neonatal abstinence syndrome,” said Worcester neonatologist Stuart Weisberger, MD, who provides medical care for drug-affected and other babies in UMass Memorial Medical Center’s neonatal intensive care unit.