Celebrate 40K Implemented Ideas at Innovation Celebration! 

President and CEO Eric Dickson, MD, puts his signature on the sign celebrating the implementation of 40,000 ideas.

Join us at the Innovation Celebration Tuesday, July 27, noon to 1 pm, University Campus, hallway near the Prescription Center.

  • Be sure to stop by to autograph and take photos with our 40K sign celebrating the implementation of 40,000 ideas. Learn about our social media campaign called #cheersfor40kideas. We have been sharing photos on the@umassmemorial Instagram account that features caregivers, teams, idea boards and huddles that brought these ideas to life.
  • We will also recognize True North accomplishments. Featured at this month’s event will be Lean Green Belt projects, Five-Star Idea System teams, and wellness initiatives! All employees are encouraged to stop by for some fun and refreshments. Questions? Email dumas@umassmemorial.org.

Dr. Tiber Talks about Drowning Risks Outside Water

Parents often think that once their child is out of the pool the risk of drowning is over. David Tiber, MD, pediatric critical care, was recently interviewed by Worcester News Tonight about the risks of dry drowning, also known as secondary drowning. Although rare, it’s most often seen in children from ages one to five, and symptoms can continue to show for hours, sometimes days after being in the water. Dr. Tiber talks about what parents should look out for and what they can do to keep their children safe while they’re in the water.

New Required Training Module Prepares Employees for Code Silver

What is Code Silver? It’s when an active shooter is present at our Medical Center. During such an event, Code Silver will be announced on our overhead paging system and your focus is staying safe. To ensure our employees are prepared during such an emergency event, you are required to take a new training module, “Responding to an Active Shooter Situation,” as part of your annual required training. The deadline is Friday, June 30. Visit E-Learning 4U. The training incorporates true-to-life scenarios through video and step-by-step audio guidelines and tips. For more information, visit the Active Shooter page located under our Emergency Preparedness site on OurNet for more information.

Spotlight on Wellness: Meet Our Champion Jessica Gatulis

Jessica Gatulis, histocompatibility laboratory, is taking charge of her health and isn’t afraid to show it. “My own health has often taken a back seat to my career and my children. One day, I woke up and realized I didn’t recognize or feel like myself anymore.” Jessica joined a boot camp weight-loss program and met like-minded workout buddies. She said, “I schedule time every day to exercise, and schedule two days a week to prep my meals so I am always prepared and prioritizing myself and my health.” You can follow in Jessica’s footsteps by joining the Fitness Center Challenge or completing other healthy activities on the myHealth Matters website.

Life Flight’s Temporary Helipad in Effect at Pine Tree Lot

For the next two months, Life Flight will take off and land from the upper Pine Tree Lot, University Campus, to accommodate helicopter pad repairs and improvements. Our Emergency Medical Services partners will transport patients arriving and departing by Life Flight to and from the emergency department via ambulance. There will continue to be adequate on-campus parking for employees, students and visitors. The Medical School Parking Office will monitor the parking census during this construction activity and, if necessary, overflow parking in the Plantation Street Garage will be made available. If you have questions about this temporary change, email parking@umassmed.edu.

Stay on the Beat with the Latest Cardiovascular E-newsletter

Can you burn calories without exercising? In the newest heart and vascular e-newsletter, On the Beat, we offer you a fun infographic with simple things you can do every day to burn those extra few calories. The newsletter also shares how to do hands-only CPR and how nurse Amy O’Connor used the technique to save Joseph Flask’s life after he went into cardiac arrest. On the Beat offers videos, recipes, news and more. Subscribe today and receive it every other month in your inbox. On the Beat is produced by the Marketing and Communications Department. To subscribe to other e-newsletters, visit our website.

Office of General Counsel Moves to Biotech One

The UMass Memorial Health Care Office of the General Counsel has moved to a new location, Biotech One, 365 Plantation Street, Third Floor, Suite 334. Previously the office was located at 370 Main Street, Guaranty Bank Building. The move did not impact General Counsel Office employees’ telephone numbers. To contact the office, call 508-334-1700 or fax 508-334-1980.