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  • November 18, 2015 - Telegram & Gazette

    Meet 91-year-old Mary Belazarian. Mary’s back to her old self now, having undergone a minimally invasive procedure that is helping her and others in their 90s – as well as those youngsters in their 70s and 80s – to add more candles to their birthday cakes.

  • November 16, 2015 - Becker's Hospital Review

    The men and women on this list lead some of the largest, most successful and prominent nonprofit healthcare organizations in the country. They were selected for this list based on editorial judgment and discretion. Nominations were also considered when making selections for this list.

  • November 15, 2015 - The Boston Globe

    In all the years Dr. Eric W. Dickson worked in UMass Memorial Health Care’s big emergency room here, moving from one patient to the next, he never dreamed that one day he might run the whole health system.

    But in 2013, Dickson got the job. And it turned out that all those days and nights in emergency medicine were good training.

    When Dickson took over as chief executive of UMass Memorial, the dominant health care provider in Central Massachusetts, the privately run nonprofit was losing millions of dollars a month. It was dangerously close to defaulting on its bonds. Patients were choosing other hospitals. Executives were jumping ship, and employees were unhappy.

  • October 28, 2015 - Worcester Business Journal

    For city leaders who have championed downtown redevelopment efforts, UMass Memorial Health Care's upcoming lease of 75,000 square feet in the Front Street office towers marks major progress toward revitalization.

    While officials at the Worcester health care system are also enthusiastic, transitioning UMass Memorial's large information-technology department to a new location in the midst of a $700-million IT project, will also be a logistical feat. 

    In addition to relocating existing employees, the system is also going to add 200 new workers, about half of them employees and half of them contract workers, to its IT department, creating a team of about 500 people.

  • October 28, 2015 - Telegram & Gazette

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    Extending the Lives of Ovarian Cancer Patients

    Sheila Burque had been looking forward to her 56th birthday, which was coming up in a few days, but she was having a really lousy weekend that summer three years ago.

    On Thursday night she had discovered a lump in her belly button. “Maybe it could be a hernia,” she thought. Then, over the weekend, her belly began to swell and harden. “I looked as if I was nine months pregnant,” recalled the Spencer woman.

    Sheila’s a surgical oncology administrative assistant at the Cancer Center of Excellence at UMassMemorial Medical Center so the possibility that it might be cancer did come to mind. Unfortunately, she was right on the money with that thought.

  • October 26, 2015 - Telegram & Gazette

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    UMass Memorial Health Care announced Monday morning it will be a major new tenant at 100 Front St., bringing 500 information technology jobs to downtown, starting by the end of the year.

    Franklin Realty Advisors, of Wellesley, and Great Point Investors of Boston recently purchased the buildings at 90, 100 and 120 Front Street for $32.5 million, and announced that the entire project cost, including redevelopment of the property, will total $70.1 million.

  • October 22, 2015 - Boston Business Journal

    A day after the American Cancer Society changed its stance on breast cancer screenings, physicians and radiologists throughout the state are having mixed reactions.

    The group’s new guidelines are a dramatic change from its previous, more aggressive approach to screening, which recommended mammograms and clinical breast exams every year, starting at 40.