Our Credo Describes Why Everyone Is a Caregiver

caregiver campaign collageHave you seen your fellow caregivers featured throughout UMass Memorial Health Care facilities this Hospital Week? These and every employee at our organization – no matter the responsibilities or title – fill an important role for our patients and their families on a daily basis. “Your efforts are found in each patient visit, each phone call, in every procedure, every meal delivered, each helpful instruction, and every farewell and best wish to a departing patient,” wrote President and CEO Eric Dickson, MD, in his blog this week. Our Caregiver Credo underscores the fact that “Everyone, Everyday” contributes to the patient and caregiver experience. Read the credo, feel free to print and post it. Watch for the credo to be available in laminated card form soon!

6 East Brings Our True North Goals Alive

 6 East with their Idea Board and Metrics tracking board.

6 East employees with their Idea Board and Metrics tracking board.

6-east-idea-boardThe Staff of 6 East, University Campus, have embraced True North and the idea of aligning their ideas to help achieve our health care system’s goals! The team revamped its Idea Board and is focusing on improving processes by truly aligning with “True North.” The board comes alive with employee engagement, involvement, appreciation and, let’s not forget – celebrations! The following team members offer their impressions of the new board:

  • It’s nice to have an idea board; we address problems everyone can work on together,” said Nadia Sladkey, RN, BSN.
  • “Metrics help the Idea Board make sense! We can focus on patients and people alike,” said Hillary Greehalge, RN, BSN.

Donate or Join Our Team to Support Mental Health Awareness

namiwalks 2016May is Mental Health Awareness Month. To recognize this observance, the Medical Center/Medical School Department of Psychiatry supports National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) each year by forming a team to participate and collect donations for NAMIWalks. This year’s walk is Saturday, May 14, Artesani Park, 1255 Soldier’s Field Road, Boston. Registration is 9 am; walk kicks off at 11 am. Help the team surpass its targeted goal of $5,000 this year! Visit the website to make a donation or join the team. Learn about behavioral health services offered at our Medical Center and our partner Community Healthlink.

Don’t Miss Spring Specials from the Cosmetic Surgery Center 

Cosmetic_Spring2 (2)Before the summer sun is in full swing, pay a little extra attention to your skin care needs with these great offers from the Cosmetic Surgery Center. The following offers are available until June 30:

  • Purchase a Cosmedix peel series of 4 and receive $100 off! (regularly $625)
  • Buy any two Cosmedix products and receive 50 percent off the third product
  • Get your sunscreen: Cosmedix Reflect SPF 30 for $29 (regularly $37) or Epionce Ultra Shield Lotion SPF 50 for $22 (regularly $30)

Considering Botox? Come in anytime to take advantage of our competitive, everyday prices: one site for $199, two sites for $349 and three sites for $499. Employee Advantage members, don’t forget to cash in on your $500 cosmetic surgery reimbursement! Book your appointment; call 508-334-5990 or visit website.

Friday’s Schwartz Rounds Explores Racism and Bias in Health Care

Dr. Plummer

Dr. Plummer

Our Medical Center is proud to present Schwartz Center Rounds’ forum, “Racism and Bias as Barriers to Compassionate Care,” Friday, May 13, noon to 1 pm (lunch 11:45 am), Faculty Conference Room, Room S1-342, University Campus. This forum, lead by Chief Diversity Officer Deborah Plummer, PhD, will heighten awareness of the cumulative impact of racism and bias on caregivers and explore strategies for reducing racism in health care delivery. Preregistration is not required. Schwartz Rounds provide a multidisciplinary forum where caregivers are free to discuss difficult emotional and social issues that arise in caring for patients. Learn more.

Five Questions With Eileen Aubuchon, PNP

Eileen Aubuchon, PNP

Eileen Aubuchon, PNP

Here at UMass Memorial Health Care, we are proud to have a team of extraordinary people doing extraordinary work every day. Now, we want you to meet some of them! Meet Eileen Aubuchon, PNP, South County Pediatrics, in this installment of  Five Questions. Why did Eileen choose a career in health care? What does she like to do in her free time? What made her most recent birthday extra special? Here’s your chance to find out!


Join Free Seven Hills Concert on University Campus Friday Evening 

seven hills spring concertThe Seven Hill Symphony’s Spring Concern is hosted on our University Campus, Friday, May 13, Blais Pavilion, Lazare Research Center, 7:30 pm. Admission is free and open to the public; donations are accepted. The concert highlights Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto in D Major, performed by William Yao, concerto competition co-winner, who will perform: Elgar’s Sevillana, Holst’s Somerset Rhapsody, Copland’s Copland Suite (ed. Chaurette) and Balmages’ Summer Dances. William, 17, is the recipient of many competitions including the Rhode Island Philharmonic Concerto Competition, Rhode Island Music Educators Association Solo Ensemble Competition and the International Virtuoso Competition. Learn more.