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August 5, 2016 - Telegram & Gazette

Camp Kinneywood in Holden Gives City Girls of All Ages Opportunity to Learn, Thrive

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The sound of girls singing the camp cheer classic, "Boom Chicka Boom!," echoes from the covered picnic area, the epicenter of Camp Kinneywood. The rustic 90-acre property offers a plethora of outdoor opportunities for young ladies who would otherwise be cooped up inside on a hot summer day.

About 85 campers rotate between activities ranging from swimming in Crystal Pond, to hiking the surrounding woods. Each station provides special attention to each age group and their curriculum, according to Kathy Odgren, director of programming at Girl Inc. of Worcester.

  • August 24, 2016 - Worcester Business Journal

    Last week, UMass Memorial Medical Center became the first hospital in the nation to receive a portable X-ray machine for arms and legs that locks in place and uses lower doses of radiation than a traditional machine.

  • August 18, 2016 - WGBH

    Adel Bozorgzadeh, MD, transplant surgeon, and Natasha Dolgin, PhD candidate, UMass Medical School, were recently featured on the Jim Braude show on WGBH to discuss organ transplantation.

  • August 18, 2016 - Worcester News Tonight

    Brittany Schaefer reports- UMass Memorial Medical Center is the first hospital in the nation with new bone imaging technology.

  • August 17, 2016 - Telegram & Gazette

    David Swan celebrated his 70th birthday in October 2014, not knowing that by doing so he was giving up any future chance of having the Lahey Hospital & Medical Center list him as a candidate for a liver transplant with the United Network for Organ Sharing, or UNOS.

    “They (Lahey) said they don’t do liver transplants on anyone over 70,” said the West Boylston resident who likely would have had to wait a year or two or even longer before his name came up for a transplant.


  • August 17, 2016 - Boston Herald

    UMass Medical School researchers are testing wearable — and swallowable — devices they say could help doctors learn more about how opioid addiction happens and how they can better prescribe the dangerous drugs.

    The electronic monitoring devices track how patients take the drugs and how their bodies react.

  • August 11, 2016 - Fierce Healthcare

    Hospitals refuse some of the sickest patients who need organ transplants to adhere to standards set by the federal government, according to an article from STAT.

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services introduced transplant standards in 2007 and in the years that followed the number of patients pulled from the waiting list sharply increased, STAT reports. A study published earlier this year by the American College of Surgeons found that more than 4,300 transplant candidates were taken off the lists in the five years after the regulations were created--an increase of 86 percent compared to the five years before the standards were in effect.

  • August 10, 2016 - HIT Consultant

    UMass Memorial Health Care is teaming up with PatientPing, a Boston-based national care coordination network that connects healthcare providers with real-time clinical event notifications on a data-sharing initiative in Massachusetts.  The goal of the partnership is to foster higher quality care through better patient care coordination in a state whose efforts thus far have been challenged by competitive barriers.