The end-of-life care process in Massachusetts is improving through the Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment program, according to an editorial in the Sept. 28 Boston Globe. The program is a partnership between UMMS and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
A healthy but tired Rick Sacra, MD, read a statement and took questions at a press conference at UMass Medical School today, confirming that he likely contracted Ebola while caring for very ill pregnant women at ELWA Hospital in Monrovia, the capital of Liberia.
UMass Medical School will mark Disabilities and Employment Awareness Month with the photographic exhibit Our Stories: Celebrating Four Decades of Living in the Community, on display at the Lamar Soutter Library from Oct. 1 through Nov. 3.
Suicidologist Barry Feldman, PhD, talked to WBUR-FM radio about how UMass Medical School is assisting the Massachusetts National Guard for a Sept. 18 story exploring the Guard’s efforts to prevent suicides within its ranks.
Faculty, staff and students from UMass Medical School provided flu shots, blood pressure screenings, CPR demonstrations and preventative health tips at State House Health Day on Thursday, Sept. 18, in the Great Hall.
UMass Worcester celebrated the start of the academic year with a week of Convocation 2014 events, recognizing faculty and students. This video highlights ceremonies honoring the achievements of the School of Medicine, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Graduate School of Nursing, and captures Chancellor Collins’ promise in his annual address of ‘moments of exhilaration and success’ for the academic medical center.
Joyce A. Murphy, MPA, executive vice chancellor of Commonwealth Medicine, is one of four individuals and one wellness program the council is applauding for exemplifying its 94-year mission of promoting prevention and wellness. Murphy is being recognized for her devotion to supporting healthy communities, families and individuals.
Second-year medical students Elizabeth Rosen, Kathryn Bailey and Rachel Erdil started the Farm to Health Center Initiative in July, offering free vegetables and fruits to hundreds of families on Thursday mornings at the Worcester Family Health Center to help address the high level of food insecurity among patients.
In response to the outpouring of concern for her husband, Richard Sacra, MD, the third American doctor infected with Ebola in Liberia, Debbie Sacra expressed gratitude and hope at a press conference at UMass Medical School moments after the announcement that he was headed to Nebraska for treatment.
When news broke that Richard Sacra, MD, was the third American health care worker to contract Ebola while providing care in West Africa, his colleagues at UMass Medical School were heartsick but unsurprised that he had chosen to return to Liberia in the midst of a crisis that is overburdening an already fragile health care system.