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  • March 27, 2015 - Community Advocate

    John Zawacki, MD, knows there is just not a lot of time for compassion in hospitals. That doesn't stop him though from listening to his patients. This is part of  the reason he won the 2012 Schwartz Center’s Compassionate Caregiver Award. He’s a gastroenterologist who’s been practicing medicine for over 30 years, though he’s been seeing patients even longer. 

  • March 23, 2015 - Telegram & Gazette

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    Dr. Richard A. Sacra, faculty physician at Family Health Center of Worcester and a Holden resident, has been named the Family Physician of the Year for 2015 by the Massachusetts Academy of Family Physicians.

  • March 18, 2015 - Worcester Business Journal

    A minimally-invasive procedure, known as transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), was introduced at the hospital's University Campus about a year ago. The procedure allows doctors to suture a replacement valve in patients like Brian Burke, who suffer from sever aortic stenosis (which causes dangerous narrowing of the aortic valve) and are deemed to be at high risk for open-heart surgery, or cannot be operated on because of other health conditions.

  • March 4, 2015 - Telegram & Gazette

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    Ashtma's a challenge for any child, but if you are a child with asthma whose family has limted resources, you are more likely to end up wheezing and struggling for breath in the emergency room. 


  • 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.