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 6, 2016 - Community Advocate

    The residents at Christopher Heights of Marlborough Assisted Living love to give back to their community, especially when it involves helping children, and their most recent volunteer project helped them do just that.

  • September 3, 2016 - Telegram & Gazette

    Dr. Brian Busconi got his assiduousness from his mom, Inez, and his unbound energy from his dad, Fred.

    The combination helped Busconi excel as a student and athlete at St. Mark’s School in his hometown of Southboro and at Harvard University, where he played hockey and lacrosse.

  • August 31, 2016 - MassLive

    Robert Ryan has a career, a girlfriend, and a motorcycle -- things that seem normal to the average person, but are the product of years of recovery for the former addict.

    He didn't have a high school diploma or a license and felt hopeless and without guidance. "Through my life of using drugs and alcohol I found myself at the age of 20 in all sorts of legal situations and really having no idea what I was going to do," Ryan, 25, said. "At that point in life I really had no idea recovery was possible."

    But today, Ryan, of Framingham, is four years sober and manages a young adult halfway house. He is also a recovery coach at UMass Memorial Medical Center.

  • 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.