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On Monday, January 18, people across the country will take some time to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as we have done every year since MLK Day was first observed in 1986. I think …

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This message below was sent to the UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Health Care communities from Michael F. Collins, MD, Senior Vice President for the Health Sciences and Chancellor, UMass Medical School, and myself regarding the horrific events we …

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Hope. That’s what I saw in the eyes of our caregivers last week when we started giving the COVID-19 vaccine. I had the pleasure of visiting some of our UMass Memorial Health Care sites last week as we administered our …

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Tomorrow will be an historic moment in our country’s history. It is the day the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expected to approve the emergency use of a COVID-19 vaccine that holds the promise to end the most severe …

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Before we all head off to celebrate Thanksgiving in whatever fashion we safely can, here is my list of what I’m most grateful for during this holiday. My Family: I’m grateful my family is safe and sound and hope they …

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Commitment. Sacrifice. Freedom. These are just a few of the words that come to mind when we come together to honor the veterans among us on Veterans Day this Wednesday. Thousands of our own caregivers across UMass Memorial Health Care …

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I never knew what the acronym ICYMI meant until my kids taught me – In Case You Missed It – since it is often used in social media. So, ICYMI, we had the world premiere on Facebook earlier today of …

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I’m pleased to share the news that Shlomit Schaal, MD, PhD, MHCM, Professor and Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, has been appointed as the new President of UMass Memorial Medical Group (UMMMG), effective December 1, 2020. …

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It seems that on a daily basis, we’re seeing more and more evidence of the racial tensions in our country on the news. While the daily news may be discouraging, I find it also motivating to take action when it …

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Many may feel that the COVID-19 crisis is over since we are well past the initial peak, but we at UMass Memorial still have a lot we are doing in our response, not to mention our fast-paced recovery. We’ve been …

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At UMass Memorial Health Care, we continue the conversation about racial disparities in health care and addressing racism in general. Here is an update on the progress we’ve made in this area to address health disparities; steps we’re taking to …

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Today is Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day. For those who may not know the history of this date, it is a holiday to commemorate the end of slavery in our country. While the Emancipation Proclamation was signed by President …

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This may be one of the most difficult, painful and important times in the history of our country. On top of dealing with an unprecedented pandemic, we are seeing people across this country speak out, shout out, protest, grieve and …

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I and Dr. Michael Collins, Chancellor for UMass Medical School, sent this message out to the UMass Memorial Health Care and UMass Medical School communities about the tragic situation in Minneapolis. Seven minutes. That is how long George Floyd suffered, …

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This past week, Gov. Baker and Lt. Gov. Polito released guidelines for reopening the state, which included specific guidance for those of us in health care (see link to the HHS website). While we at UMass Memorial Health Care have …

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It’s hard to believe that we have hit the 65th day of our emergency response to the COVID-19 crisis. For more than two months, we at UMass Memorial Health Care and our brothers and sisters in health care have been …

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You may have seen in the news this week that hospitals in Massachusetts now are “feeling the wave hitting” of the COVID-19 tsunami that we’ve been expecting. I can confirm that all of our UMass Memorial Health Care hospitals are …

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We recently hosted a Virtual Town Hall Meeting to inform our friends of UMass Memorial Health Care – our supporters, legislators, business and community organization leaders, and local media – about our response to this crisis. In this town hall, …

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During these uncertain times, I would like to offer the best advice we have about how we can all get through the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. First, the COVID-19 threat is real. Take it seriously. In my more than three decades of …

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I know that the daily barrage of news and information about the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) has made a challenging environment for all of us to make decisions on how to respond both at work and at home. I want to …

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