Congratulations to Our Third RN to BSN Graduating Class!

Third-RN-to-BSNFourteen UMass Memorial Health Care nurses recently completed the RN to BSN collaborative program between Worcester State University and our Medical Center. Learn more about the program. They received their nursing pins and graduated last week. Join the Department of Nursing and Human Resources Department in celebrating the successes of the third graduating class! Pictured, from left, front row, are: Belina Pupi, Gail LaPointe, Maryann Ampadu; second row, Yasmin Abdoirahim (WSU student), Elizabeth Cunningham, Izabela Cwalinski, Maryann Sabetti-Gramajo (WSU faculty), Lorraine McMaster; third row, Kim Flynn, Heather Vuona, Heidi Metcalf, Tina Schwartz; and back row, Diane Reich, Diane Forgit, Amy Leboeuf, Lisa Colombo, chief nursing officer, and BobbyJo Cartee.

Everyone Invited: Innovation Celebration Tuesday on Memorial Campus

Office of Capital Planning team members, from left, Lisa Woodbury, Denise Whipple and Mary O’Looney receive the Five-star Idea System certificate from Dr. Dickson.

Blair Young, from the American Heart Association, trains caregivers on the hand-only CPR technique.

Join us Tuesday, May 23, noon to 1 pm for our next Innovation Celebration on the Memorial Campus, across from the cafeteria. Join the event to recognize and celebrate our True North accomplishments! Featured will be the Facilities Department’s visual management boards, Lean Green Belt projects, Hands-only CPR training and Idea Systems. All caregivers are encouraged to stop by. There will be games and refreshments. Questions? Email

Now Available on Demand: Our New Joint Commission Webinar

jc-webinar.jpgNeed a quick review to get ready for the upcoming Joint Commission survey? Register for the new webinar, What You Need to Know: Tips for a Successful Joint Commission Survey, now available on demand to watch at your convenience! In 10 minutes, you can learn about the Joint Commission process, hear crucial reminders, and understand the top clinical issues and challenges common in health care. A PDF of the webinar’s PowerPoint presentation is available in the resources section of the webinar. Register to watch the video today!

2017 Was Best Year Ever for Our United Way Campaign!

Our April United Way Campaign results are in and the results are extraordinary! Thanks to the collective generosity of Medical Center and Medical Group employees, $357,000 was raised to support the United Way of Central Massachusetts and its mission of connecting people and resources to improve the community. Raising 25 percent more than last year and having a 15 percent increase in the number of employees who participated makes this our most successful United Way campaign ever. Also remarkable was the $120,000 in new and increased pledges that more than met the $50,000 Summer Strong match. As a result, our goal of sending 1,000 underprivileged children to camp this summer has become a reality that will enhance their lives.

South County Pediatrics to Participate at Community Baby Shower

Having a baby? Looking for a pediatrician? Stop by the 11th Annual Community Baby Shower to meet the staff from South County Pediatrics on Wednesday, May 24, 1 to 4 pm. Held at Notre Dame La Salle Hall, 444 Main Street in Southbridge, MA, the Community Baby Shower is a fun, informational event for new parents or soon-to-be growing families in Southern Worcester County. Come by for gift bags, prizes, free food and information. Call 508-909-0061, extension 10, with any questions.


Stop by Summer Safety Info Table on Tuesday; Get Free Frisbee! 

Excited to get some sun this summer? It’s the last information table session in observance of National Trauma Awareness Month. Stop by the Injury Prevention Center table Tuesday, May 23, 11 am to 1 pm, University Campus, near the pharmacy and pick up your summer safety checklist! Parents can get tips about pool and car safety and take the fact or myth quiz on summer safety. While you’re there, don’t forget to pick up your free frisbee!