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  • April 19, 2016 - WHDH-TV Channel 7

    A quick-thinking nurse from Shrewsbury jumped into action during a flight, saving a fellow passenger.

    Jane Palermo is a nurse at UMass Memorial Medical Center. She was on a flight back to Boston from Cabo when she saw a passenger had stopped breathing. The passenger had suffered a heart attack. 

  • April 18, 2016 - Orthopedics This Week

    Arthur M. Pappas, M.D., the first chairman of the Department of Orthopedics at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, died on March 22, 2016 at the age of 84. A former team doctor for the Boston Red Sox, Dr. Pappas was born and raised in Auburn, Massachusetts; he and his wife lived in the house in which Dr. Pappas was born.

    Dr. Pappas leaves behind his wife, Martha Pappas, Ed.D.

    The family held a private burial service, with plans for a Celebration of Life to honor Dr. Pappas near the date of his birthday in July.

  • April 6, 2016 - Telegam & Gazette

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    Health providers at some Central Massachusetts hospitals are saving lives by using low-dose CT-scanning to screen people with a smoking history, in hopes of picking up lung cancer while it’s curable.

  • April 3, 2016 - Telegram & Gazette

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    In a little more than a year, the team of coders, hardware experts and project managers he oversees is due to flip the switch on a new electronic medical records system for the sprawling UMass Memorial Health Care network of hospitals, clinics and doctors’ offices.

    It’s a project estimated to cost $650 million to $700 million in hardware, software and labor over 10 years. About 300 people are working on it, focused on bringing to UMass Memorial a medical records system developed by Epic Corp. of Verona, Wisconsin.

  • April 3, 2016 - Telegram & Gazette

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    A new CareWell Urgent Care center, affiliated with UMass Memorial Health Care, will open this summer at 757 Boston Post Road, East Marlboro.The center will provide area residents with an integrated health care solutions for non-life-threatening injuries, colds, flu, infections, fractures, cuts, bites, rashes, nose bleeds, allergic reactions, and skin issues, among others.

  • April 1, 2016 - Boston Business Journal

    UMass Memorial Health Care will undertake renovations at all four of its hospitals and refinance a sizable amount of debt with a $168.8 million bond to be issued by MassDevelopment.

    Approximately $56 million of the bond will help pay for a variety of projects, including the addition a 24-bed observation and admission unit and a 10-station dialysis center. The hospital will then renovate the former dialysis space into a step-down unit on its university campus.

  • March 29, 2016 - Telegram & Gazette

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    WORCESTER – Patrick L. Muldoon, president of UMass Memorial Medical Center, will serve as chairman of the 2016 Central Mass. Heart Walk scheduled to take place May 7, rain or shine, at Quinsigamond State Park, Lake Park.

    Mr. Muldoon will manage the volunteer executive leadership team charged with recruiting businesses, community groups and individual walkers while helping to raise more than $200,000 to support the American Heart Association in its mission to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.