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  • September 25, 2014 - Telegram & Gazette

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    Flu season will begin soon, and now is the time to think about prevention. Richard Ellison III, MD, UMass Memorial hospital epidemiologist, was interviewed regarding flu symptoms, treatment and prevention, including flu vaccination and proper hand hygiene. 

  • September 19, 2014 - Worcester News Tonight

    Families and caregivers alike shared in a special ceremony announcing a new multidisciplinary Down Syndrome Center at UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center, made possible by funding secured by State Senator Richard Moore. 


  • September 13, 2014 - Telegram & Gazette


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    Families across Central Massachusetts enjoyed games, cake and bounce houses at the NICU’s 40th birthday celebration. Former NICU graduates came together to be reunited with the doctors, nurses and staff who cared for them.

  • September 12, 2014 - Telegram & Gazette

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    NICU nurses share their stories about how technology and advances over the past 40 years have helped change the way newborns are cared for.

  • September 5, 2014 - Telegram & Gazette


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    A UMass Memorial doctor, Rick Sacra MD, family physician at the Family Health Center in Worcester, was reported to be in good spirits as he was transported to The Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha for treatment of ebola disease. Dr. Sacra was working as a missionary in Liberia. 




  • August 19, 2014 - Telegram & Gazette

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    William Corbett, MD, vice president of UMass Memorial Medical Group, discusses the importance of patients taking an active role in their health care by reviewing their medical charts and records via a patient portal. 


  • August 18, 2014 - Orthopedics Today

    A recently published article written by David Ayers, MD, UMass Medical Center chair of orthopedics and physical rehabilitation, explains the growth in patient-reported outcome measures using patient questionnaires in today’s clinical practice settings. Dr. Ayers and UMass Memorial Medical School are leading a national registry, Force TJR, studying patient outcomes in total joint replacement patients. 

  • August 15, 2014 - TechTarget

    Our interim chief information officer shares his thoughts on the acquisition of the company that provides our inpatient electronic health record. 

  • May 22, 2014 - Worcester Magazine

    Neonatologists Stuart Weisberger and Alan Picarillo and nurse manager Cheryl Poelma were all interviewed for a story about increasing rates of preterm births in Central Massachusetts.  UMass Memorial has the only level III nursery in the region.

  • May 18, 2014 - Sunday Telegram

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    Worcester Telegram business editor Aaron Nicodemus spent some time with UMass Memorial Health Care president & CEO Eric Dickson, MD and Medical Center director of performance improvement Lori Pelletier, to get an understanding of UMass Memorial's employee idea system.

  • May 11, 2014 - Sunday Telegram

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    Dr. Heathe Forkey, chief of the Division of Child Protection program at UMass Memorial Children's Medical Center, sat down with Telegram reporter Linda Bock to discuss the balance of being a pediatrician and raising a family of five kids, for this special Mother's Day feature.

  • April 29, 2014 - Worcester News Tonight/NECN

    Reporter Kristen Carosa visited the 7th annual Health Care Career Expo. She interviewed Joseph Fournier, vice president and senior human resources officer, and Lisa Cargill, RN.the expo introduces local high school students to a variety of careers in the health care industry. UMass Memorial Health Care, the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester Public Schools, Boys & Girls Club of Worcester and the City of Worcester Youth Opportunities Office all collaborate to sponsor the event.

  • April 28, 2014 - Worcester Business Journal

    WBJ editor Rick Saia outlines some of the facotrs leading to UMass Memorial Health Care's current challenges, and presents them in the larger context of the changes and challenges throughout the U.S. health care system.

  • April 27, 2014 - Telegram & Gazette

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    UMass Memorial Medical Center, UMass Medical School, and Work without Limits, a program designed to raise the employment rate of people with disabilities, have joined together for an innovative recycling program which turns the blue wrap used in surgical procedures into tote bags.

  • April 6, 2014 - Sunday Telegram

    Dr. Eric Dickson, president and CEO of UMass Memorial Health Care, and Patrick Muldoon, president of UMass Memorial Medical Center, discuss the plans being put into place to face current financial challenges.


  • March 14, 2014 - USA Today

    Dr. David Ayers, chair of orthopedics and physical rehabilitation, discusses the increase in frequency of hip and knee replacements, driven by both the aging population as well as the increase in obese patients.

  • March 8, 2014 - Telegram & Gazette

    Dr. Stacia Sailer, director of the Sleep Disorders Center, in honor of Sleep Awareness Week, comments on the many different sleep disorders affecting millions of Americans.

  • March 7, 2014 - Worcester Business Journal

    Dr. David Ayers, chief of orthopedics, discusses an innovative new learning community comprised of 32 leading orthopedic institutions worldwide, focused on furthering knowledge on total joint replacements.

  • March 4, 2014 - Telegram & Gazette

    Dr. Justin Maykel, chief of colon and rectal surgery, provides his insights on the importance on screening for colon cancer.

  • March 2, 2014 - Telegram & Gazette

    Connie Camelo, director of interpreter services, described the importance of medical interpretation, and Silvia Uatari-Glaser, a Portuguese interpreter,a graduate of the Quinsigamond College program, discussed the benefits of the program and how they relate to real-world practice.