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  • July 11, 2019 - Boston Globe

    David Ortiz underwent a third surgery this week at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he continues to recover more than a month after a shooting ambush in the Dominican Republic, the retired Red Sox slugger’s wife said Thursday.

  • July 10, 2019 - Worcester Business Journal

    UMass Memorial Health Care has received a gold achievement award from the American Heart Association for guidelines for caring patients with heart conditions.

    The honor, which the Worcester healthcare organization announced Wednesday, is for implementing guidelines outlined by the American Heart Association for caring for patients with atrial fibrillation, a heart condition known as AFib. It is the highest honor for such care given by the association, according to UMass.

  • July 10, 2019 - Worcester Business Journal

    UMass Memorial Health Care has received a gold achievement award from the American Heart Association for guidelines for caring patients with heart conditions.

    The honor, which the Worcester healthcare organization announced Wednesday, is for implementing guidelines outlined by the American Heart Association for caring for patients with atrial fibrillation, a heart condition known as AFib. It is the highest honor for such care given by the association, according to UMass.

  • July 5, 2019 - CBS Boston

    Lauren Lam is sending her support to Tedy Bruschi – the former New England Patriot was her inspiration following her own stroke three years ago at the age of 25.

    “I heard his words, and it was exactly how I was feeling at the time,” said Lamm, who joined Tedy’s Team and ran this year’s Boston Marathon alongside him to raise awareness about strokes.

  • July 1, 2019 - America's Essential Hospitals

    WASHINGTON — New member leaders for America’s Essential Hospitals and its research and education arm, Essential Hospitals Institute, today officially began their roles overseeing the organizations’ work.

    “Our board members provide invaluable insights that help bring our advocacy and research work to life,” said Bruce Siegel, MD, MPH, president and CEO of America’s Essential Hospitals. “We look forward to another year of working together to advance equitable, high-quality care for all.”

  • June 21, 2019 - ABCNews

    U.S. women will soon have another drug option designed to boost low sex drive: a shot they can give themselves in the thigh or abdomen that raises sexual interest for several hours.

    The medication OK'd Friday by the Food and Drug Administration is only the second approved to increase sexual desire in a women, a market drugmakers have been trying to cultivate since the blockbuster success of Viagra for men in the late 1990s. The other drug is a daily pill.

     
  • June 21, 2019 - Mass Live

    Raul Zecheru had just pulled up to a nursing home in Marlborough and hopped out of the driver’s seat of his Community EMS ambulance when he felt a little dizzy.

    The 49-year-old EMT steadied himself on the hood of the rig but didn’t think too much of it. 

    That’s when a colleague noticed the right side of Zecheru’s face was drooping. He asked if Zecheru was OK.

  • June 20, 2019 - Worcester Business Journal

    I can’t help but notice the tremendous momentum emboldening the City of Worcester to dare to dream big in its renaissance and reimagining her future. From her leaders, to her residents, to her business sectors, a renewed and infectious sense of civic pride goes beyond asking, “Why not here?” to the more affirmative, “This is the place.” Yes, Worcester is booming, but with growth comes challenges.

  • June 19, 2019 - mHealth Intelligence

    A Massachusetts-based health system known for its telemedicine work in ICU and stroke care is preparing to launch a telehealth program for its tiniest patients.

    Officials at UMass Memorial Health Care say a tele-NICU program being rolled out this summer will be one of only a few in the country. The connected care platform is aimed at helping outlying providers in the Worcester-based six-hospital network treat newborns by providing virtual access to neo-natal intensive care specialists.

  • June 11, 2019 - Boston Globe

    Patients who have undergone major abdominal surgery like Red Sox great David Ortiz must be closely monitored for signs of infection, according to two local physicians who deal frequently with gunshot wounds.

    “Those are things that can usually be picked up on and treated,” said Dr. Reza Askari, assistant trauma director at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

  • June 10, 2019 - Telegram & Gazette

    In response to a letter: “Thank you for your service, soldiers” that appeared on Monday, May 27...

    I was surprised to see a reference to UMass Memorial Medical Center in the Telegram & Gazette recently calling into question a hospital policy that allows free parking for some veterans on our Medical Center campuses. The writer pointed out that he and possibly other veterans were unaware of the policy because of a lack of visible signage. I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused to our Central Massachusetts veterans.

  • June 2, 2019 - Telegram & Gazette

    Surgeons replace about 1 million hips and knees in U.S. patients annually, a booming practice that alleviates pain but also costs patients and insurers billions of dollars.

    With joint replacements expected to grow, insurers are seeking ways to control the expense of total joint replacement. Enter Dr. David C. Ayers, chairman of orthopedics at UMass Memorial Medical Center.

  • May 28, 2019 - Worcester Business Journal

    As the head of the largest employer in Central Massachusetts, Dickson has an ability to affect the livelihoods of thousands of people, to say nothing of all those who are treated at UMass Memorial Health Care hospitals in Worcester, Clinton, Leominster and Marlborough. In 2017, UMass contributed $168 million in community benefit to the region. Dickson, UMass Memorial’s leader since 2013, first put UMass back on track financially, which required hundreds of layoffs and tough union negotiations, and then worked to overhaul its record-keeping to go fully electronic in a $700-million project.

  • May 26, 2019 - Telegram & Gazette

    The biggest health organization in Central Massachusetts wants to improve the region’s health, but in ways that do not necessarily involve medicine.

    UMass Memorial Health Care is remaking its ties to the community by setting aside investment funds for local investments, thinking about ways to target certain neighborhoods for hiring and looking into whether it can buy more goods and services locally.

  • May 25, 2019 - Politico

    Democrats who've made "Medicare for All" a top health care priority are running up against their toughest opponent yet: their own neighborhood hospitals.

    The multibillion-dollar industry has emerged as the most formidable foe of single-payer health care. It’s helped assemble a coalition of health care lobbies that has launched social media campaigns attacking Medicare for All and its most high-profile proponent, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), while fighting narrower Democratic proposals to expand federal health coverage over concerns any change would slash hospital revenue.

  • May 19, 2019 - Telegram

    It’s been 25 years since UMass Memorial Health Care began its bone marrow transplant program. Dr. Jonathan M. Gerber, 46, has been chief of the Division of Hematology-Oncology and medical director of the UMass Memorial Health Care Cancer Center since August.

    Dr. Gerber was not at UMass Memorial in 2011 when Victoria Mason of Webster, then 80, became one of the first people known over 80 to receive a successful stem cell transplant. But he reflected on advances in transplant technology for some of the deadliest cancers

  • May 10, 2019 - Telegram

    UMass Memorial Medical Center has reached a tentative four-year agreement with the Massachusetts Nurses Association bargaining unit at its University Campus, according to a statement from UMass Memorial Medical Center.

  • April 25, 2019 - MassLive

    Patients leaving Central Massachusetts for health care cost UMass Memorial Health Care a significant amount. Every 1 percent of commercial market share that heads to Boston is a $12 million hit to UMass Memorial’s operating margin, officials said.

    Fixing the issue -- known as leakage and out-migration -- could have a major impact on the health care system. UMass Memorial is focusing on providing better customer service, improving quality at its facilities and collaborating with some of Boston’s premier health care systems.

  • April 21, 2019 - Worcester Telegram

    By the time Terri Ryan returned home from knee surgery last year, the Uxbridge woman had something new in her email inbox: a video message from her surgeon. Dr. Brian D. Busconi, an orthopedic surgeon with UMass Memorial Health Care, greeted her by name. He explained what happened during the procedure at The Surgery Center in Shrewsbury to repair cartilage and arthritis damage, and told her how to ice and to elevate her leg.

    "When you wake from surgery, you think you're listening," said Ms. Ryan, a physical therapist who injured her right knee while stepping off exercise equipment. Although Dr. Busconi said all that to her in person after the surgery, she said, "I just wasn't remembering it."

  • April 16, 2019 - Worcester Business Journal

    Kate McEvoy, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care's former Central and Western Massachusetts vice president, has been named the vice president of corporate relations at UMass Memorial Health Care in Worcester.

    In her new role, McEvoy will be the primary liaison between the healthcare group and major businesses in the region to develop and implement a product strategy to improve UMass' commercial market share.

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