You’re Invited: Join Epic Open House Next Wednesday

UMass Epic_RGBOn Wednesday, May 11, there will be an Epic open house, 7 am to 8 pm, University Campus, Albert Sherman Center. This event is designed to give providers and staff the opportunity to see the Epic system in a small group setting. The open house features:

  • Application demonstrations
  • Ask questions of Epic experts and leadership
  • Epic information
  • Epic giveaways
  • Snacks and beverages

Stop by anytime during the event. You’re sure to gain valuable insight into how Epic will improve your workflows and enable UMass Memorial Health Care to be the best place to get and give care. Learn more.

Join a Cup and Chat Employee Forum This Month!

A Cup and a ChatCome learn the latest news about important patient and employee initiatives. Ask your questions and enjoy the lunch provided at these events hosted by Medical Center President Patrick Muldoon. Submit questions/comments ahead of time by emailing See you at the forums! Here’s the schedule:

  • Wednesday, May 11: Two sessions: 11 am to 12 pm and 12 to 1 pm, Biotech One, Third Floor, Board Room
  • Friday, May 13: 12 to 1 pm, Hahnemann Campus, Ann Nemitz Conference Room
  • Wednesday, May 18: 12:30 to 1:30 pm, Barre Family Health Center, Conference Room
  • Friday, May 20: 12 to 1 pm, Memorial Campus, Amphitheatre, (across from cafeteria)
  • Tuesday, May 24: 12 to 1 pm, University Campus, Amphitheatre 1 (S2-102)
  • Friday, May 27: 12 to 1 pm , Worcester Business Center, Ford and Thom McAnn Conference Rooms

Nurses: Join Events that Celebrate Nurses Week

nurses-culture-of-safetyIn observance of National Nurses Week at the Medical Center, register for continuing education programs through E-Learning 4 U (keywords nurses week), attend the tea celebration and enjoy gift shop discounts. Visit the Nursing Portal for additional information.

Monday, May 9: Presented live in Amphitheater 3, University Campus and telecasted in the Memorial Campus Amphitheater

  • Patient Experience, presented by Richard Corder, interim chief experience officer, 8 to 9 am
  • Heart of Health Care Is Self-care, presented by Audrey Hunter, CNO, Community Healthlink, 1:30 to 2:30 pm

Thursday, May 12: Knowles Hall, Memorial Campus

  • Illicit Street Drugs and Their Impact on Patients, presented by Ellyn Guinding, nurse educator, Community Healthlink, noon to 1 pm
  • Tea Celebration, poster presentations and Exemplar Award presentation, 1 to 3:30 pm

Wednesday, May 11: Our gift shops on our Memorial and University campuses recognize our nurses with a 20 percent discount on regularly priced gifts.

Rain or Shine: Walk with Heart at Annual Walk Tomorrow 


Pictured (from left): Medical Center President Patrick Muldoon; Therese Day, CFO, President and CEO Eric Dickson, MD; John Greenwood, President, UMass Memorial ACO; Jeffrey Olson, CFO, Clinton Hospital; John Lito, CFO, Community Healthlink; and Marlborough Hospital President and CEO Steve Roach.

Don’t let gray skies get in the way of a great day. The Heart Walk takes place this Saturday at Quinsigamond State Park on North Lake Avenue, Worcester. It’s not too late, make a donation today. This week, the 306 Hungry and Helping Hearts raised more than $300 in an ice cream social with the help of many senior leaders from across the system who made time to support such an important initiative. The News & Views team has heard the competition among teams is a stiff one to see who will raise the most money. We’ll announce top teams next week.

Register Today for the 27th Annual Frontiers in Nursing Symposium

frontiers-2016The 27th Annual Frontiers in Critical Care Nursing and Healthcare Symposium is Thursday, May 19, University Campus. Download the brochure. Sixteen different topics are included on this year’s expanded program that includes leadership, ICU and acute care. Sponsored by the UMass Memorial Heart and Vascular Center and the Department of Nursing, the event features comedian, commentator, activist and entrepreneur Jimmy Tingle. The tax-deductible fee includes breakfast, lunch and six hours of continuing education credit. Learn more about event. Register online.


Take 40,000 Steps to a Stronger Heart

Three senior black women exercising togetherHow much is 40,000 steps? It’s enough steps in a week to maintain a healthy weight and give you a stronger heart. It’s taking the stairs instead of the elevator, walking 30 minutes during your lunch break or scheduling a walking meeting. It’s a series of small changes to your life that add up to better health. It’s also a spring challenge on myHealth Matters. Earn 10 points every week. Get started today – and sync up your Fitbit, Jawbone or other fitness tracking device to track your steps effortlessly!