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  • March 2, 2015 - Worcester Business Journal

    Though still evolving, EHRs offer a long list of positives. Government and industry are pushing toward a "universal" system, meaning a patient could walk into just about any health care facility in the country with their health history virtually following them

  • 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.