UMass Memorial Medical Center News

  • May 24, 2017 - Telegram & Gazette

    Ordinarily, a transition of 13 beds out of about 650 in a major regional medical center might not be expected to generate controversy involving rallies, a unanimous city council resolution and state Department of Public Health opposition.

    But these 13 beds represent nearly half the 27 psychiatric beds at UMass Memorial Medical Center’s lakeside campus. And mental health care is a hot topic across the country - the availability of care and insurance coverage even with the Affordable Care Act’s mandated (and now possibly tenuous) coverage requirements. Justifiably, a vocal constituency has grown around patients, families and care givers.

  • May 23, 2017 - Worcester Business Journal

    UMass Memorial Health Care will renovate its Worcester hospital campuses, refinance debt, and improve its technical equipment with the help of financing from MassDevelopment.

  • May 23, 2017 - Telegram & Gazette

    It’s been five months, but Neal Reardon still hasn’t been able to bring himself to drive that local road in Andover where, going around a curve, his Toyota Tacoma truck suddenly shot across the wet pavement and smashed into a tree.

    “I’ve driven that road a thousand times before,” said Reardon, who still can’t figure out what caused the accident that brought his 14-year-old son, Tommy, close to dying, a death held off only by an alignment of EMTs, doctors, nurses, radiologists and anesthesiologists who marshaled all their skills and knowledge to save the boy.

  • May 21, 2017 - Telegram & Gazette

    Local mental health educators and advocates have several issues with “13 Reasons Why,” Netflix’s popular yet controversial new series dealing with youth suicide. But why not start with the title?

    “There’s no specific reason for suicide” in most cases, said Maura Mahoney, manager of social emotional learning at the Worcester public schools. “There aren’t 13 events that happen and then somebody says, ‘That’s it.’ It’s so much more complicated than that.”

  • May 20, 2017 - Telegram & Gazette

    Patricia Bazinet, a Worcester resident, died in September 2015, a week after her 97th birthday. She had led an active life and was even photographed a few years ago dancing at a wedding, which became an ad for an insurance company.

    Like most Americans, Mrs. Bazinet died in a hospital. Family members gathered by her bedside at UMass Memorial Medical Center’s University Campus to say goodbye.

  • May 20, 2017 - Telegram & Gazette

    Patricia Bazinet, a Worcester resident, died in September 2015, a week after her 97th birthday. She had led an active life and was even photographed a few years ago dancing at a wedding, which became an ad for an insurance company.

    Like most Americans, Mrs. Bazinet died in a hospital. Family members gathered by her bedside at UMass Memorial Medical Center’s University Campus to say goodbye.

  • May 16, 2017 - Telegram & Gazette

    UMass Memorial is the first center in the U.S. to participate in an international trial looking at the role of an innovative surgical technique for rectal cancer treatment.

    And Justin Maykel, MD, chief of the Division of Colon and Rectal Surgeries, is one of the most experienced in using the transanal total mesorectal excision (taTME) procedure and will serve as director for the U.S. centers participating in this Color III trial.