UMass Memorial Medical Center News

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.

  • September 22, 2016 - Telegram & Gazette

    The club soccer coach was speaking to the parent of a teen who wasn’t getting the playing time he once enjoyed on a team that not only crisscrossed the state, but also flew across country to tournaments in Florida and Minnesota, and even made an annual trek to Canada for an international tournament.

    The explanation was quite simple. His 14-year-old son was taking winters off for competitive skiing, consequently losing ground to teammates who were focused on soccer year-round. A choice would have to be made: soccer or skiing if he wanted to continue playing at that level. Unacknowledged, however, were risks of overuse injuries that would later afflict teammates, and burnout too.

  • September 21, 2016 - STEM: Workforce Diversity

    Lysaght Improves the Hospital Experience at UMass Memorial

    In her capacity as applications analyst for Epic Beacon Oncology Team at UMass Memorial Health Care in Worcester, MA, Laura Lysaght’s job allows her to achieve a dual purpose. She not only helps design the hospital’s new electronic health record (EHR) system - streamlining and perfecting the oncology department’s electronic health records - but also, in doing so, her efforts ultimately improve the hospital experience for patients and employees.


  • September 20, 2016 - NECN

    A mass casualty drill was held at the DCU Center in Worcester, Massachusetts, on Tuesday to help train local authorities and medical groups to respond in the event of real-life tragedies.

  • September 20, 2016 - Fox 25 WFXT

    Bombings this past weekend in New York and New Jersey are confirming a deep-seated concern, that a terror attack can happen anywhere at any time.

    In central Massachusetts, the police force is doing something about it.

  • September 20, 2016 - Telegram & Gazette

    The DCU Center is often filled with screaming fans. But during a disaster drill Tuesday, the screams were simulating screams of pain.

    “It gets your blood pumping,” said "victim" Chris Minor of the Princeton Fire Department, who is attending the state fire academy. “We know it’s a training, but still, you think, it’s a lot of people, how would I react from the other side, how would people react. Controlling water flowing, it’s one thing. Controlling people flowing (out of a disaster), it’s almost like herding cats sometimes.”

    Produced by UMass Memorial Medical Center, the exercise was training for first responders, area fire and police departments, and hospital workers who may have to respond to a mass casualty incident.


  • September 7, 2016 - WCVB 5 Boston News

    "Over the past two years, I survived five overdoses," Wendy Silverstein said.

    Silverstein has now been clean and sober for nine months. She is one of five people - in long-term recovery - sharing their stories today at UMass Memorial as part of International Overdose Awareness Day.


  • September 7, 2016 - Worcester Business Journal

    CareWell Urgent Care on Wednesday announced its newest urgent care center will open at 757 Boston Post Road in Marlborough on Monday.

    The center is CareWell's 16th urgent care practice in New England, and the fourth to be affiliated with UMass Memorial Health Care. The UMass Memorial affiliation allows the health system to refer appropriate patients to nearby CareWell centers, reducing wait times and costs for illnesses and injuries that don't need to be treated at the hospitals, according to CareWell.