UMass Memorial Medical Center News

  • February 5, 2018 - Worcester Business Journal

    On paper, Patrick Muldoon didn't meet all desired criteria for the future leader of UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, when hospital officials were angling to fill the vacant president's post back in 2013.

    A longtime hospital executive who got his start as a hospital administrator at the age of 28, Muldoon, now 63, was a respected member of the hospital community in Massachusetts, and, then at the helm of UMass Memorial - HealthAlliance Hospital in Leominster, an internal candidate. But he didn't have experience leading an academic medical center, which presents challenges not seen at community hospitals.

  • February 5, 2018 - Worcester Business Journal

    UMass Memorial Medical Center has officially handed the keys over to executive vice president and COO Jeff Smith, who took over for outgoing President Patrick Muldoon on Thursday, the hospital announced.

    The position, however is only for the interim, as the hospital plans to conduct a nationwide search spanning several months.

  • January 30, 2018 - Telegram & Gazette

    In his role as a forensic evaluator for the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court System, Joseph McGill needed to hear with crystal clarity the words children used when talking about difficult subjects like abuse and neglect.

    “If they tell you something and you don’t hear what they said and you ask them to repeat it, some children think that perhaps they gave the wrong answer,” said McGill.

  • January 24, 2018 - People Magazine

    After being rescued from a California house of horrors, the children allegedly starved, tortured and shackled by their parents for years will experience “long-term effects” but with time can reclaim their lives, says an expert in child psychology and trauma.

    “Obviously they have been through horrendous, horrendous situations, and going forward, we’re not only going to have to allow them to grieve the past, but also deal with the grief of acclimating to the world,” Rebecca Bailey, a psychologist who works with families to overcome trauma, said on Wednesday’s People Now. “It can be a very scary world to come into.”

  • January 19, 2018 - Worcester Magazine
    Hear what our clinicians had to say about cancer in the workplace, Alzheimers, staying healthy while traveling and the impact of sugar on your body
    in the Health and Wellness issue of Worcester Magazine.
  • January 18, 2018 - Quartzy

    As a health reporter, every so often I’ll get inspiration from questions in my own life. Or in this case, my coworker’s.

    One morning around the start of the US’s first deep freeze of 2018, Quartz at Work reporter Oliver Staley asked me a question. “Hey, why do ear buds fall out when it’s cold?” Intrigued, I asked him to tell me more. He said he usually had this problem while out specifically in freezing temperatures, and specifically with his old Apple headphones—the kind that are directly connected to the phone and made out of the hard, plastic shell. He wasn’t wearing any hat or other head gear, and his ears didn’t hurt in the cold—it was just annoying that his earbuds wouldn’t stay in.


  • January 18, 2018 - Telegram & Gazette

    A quickly spreading car fire damaged 10 cars in a parking garage at UMass Memorial Medical Center - University Campus on Wednesday afternoon.

    Patrick L. Muldoon, president of UMass Memorial Medical Center, said Wednesday night there were no injuries, and staff and patients in the Ambulatory Care Center, which is attached to the garage, were briefly evacuated.

    Mr. Muldoon said that around 4:30 p.m. a smoke alarm went off, and officials quickly located a car fire on the third floor of the garage off Lake Avenue. The fire spread to other cars, and smoke started to infiltrate the Ambulatory Care Center’s air handling unit. The air handling system shut down, and the building was evacuated, with staff and patients getting out safely, he said. The center is firewalled off from the garage, Mr. Muldoon said, and at no point was the center in danger.