Enthusiasts Generate Ideas about Idea Systems

Idea enthusiasts put their heads together to improve Idea Systems at our Medical Center.

Last month, Idea System enthusiasts from across our Medical Center came together to share information about their teams’ Idea Systems and come up with new ideas to take them to the next level. Ideas generated at this fun and collaborative meeting focused on how to involve more team members, work on bigger problems, get going again after the Epic implementation, achieve five stars, spread leadership and build teamwork. Another Idea System enthusiasts meeting is being planned for this summer, and anyone interested in helping their team enhance their Idea System is invited to attend! Email Lora Dumas to get involved.

Dr. DeAngelis Interviewed on Importance of Youth Sports Programs

Dr. DeAngelis

In an effort to bring middle school sports back to the City of Worcester, city leaders and medical experts have expressed the importance of such activities Worcester youths. As featured by both NBC 10 Boston and NECN, Nicola DeAngelis, MD, sports medicine, was interviewed on the health benefits for teenagers who play sports. “That has a lot of advantages, mentally, physically, emotionally, and it’s going to help with socialization, helps you be a member of a team,” said Dr. DeAngelis. For middle school students, who no longer have recess, regular physical activity at their age creates lifelong healthy habits. “It’s pretty clearly shown that people do better in school if they have these kind of outlets,” he added. Watch the segment.

Physicians: It’s Time to Apply for the PACE Award!

Pictured, from left, are previous PACE Award winners Drs. Fisher and Muehlschlegel with award chairs Drs. Schaal and Rosen.

All Medical Group physicians are invited to apply for the Prize for Academic Collaboration and Excellence (PACE) Award. Now in its second cycle, the award supports cutting-edge research between departments and showcases our commitment to academic research with a $200,000 prize awarded over the course of two years. Winners will be chosen based on merit, collaboration and growth opportunity. New this year: Runners-up from year one can resubmit; one of the principle investigators must be an assistant or associate professor; and remember to align to True North. The deadline for submission is July 31. Learn more about the award and how to apply. Email Max Rosen, MD, or Shlomit Schaal, MD, with questions. Read Telegram & Gazette story.

South County Pediatrics Staff Meet and Greet at Baby Shower

Pictured left to right are South County Pediatrics staff members Katie Yanagisawa, DO, Eileen Aubuchon, NP, and Stephanie Flannery, LPN.

Caregivers from South County Pediatrics recently participated in the 12th Annual Community Baby Shower in Southbridge. This annual event is sponsored by Worcester Community Action Council in support of the Southern Worcester County community. The South County Pediatrics booth gave attendees an opportunity to meet the staff, learn about the practice, take home free giveaways, and enter raffles for the chance to win a diaper-themed cake and a baby-supply gift basket.

Physicians: Sessions Scheduled for ‘Find a Physician’ Photos

Employed physicians who need to create or update their profile images for the online Find a Physician directory are encouraged to attend photography sessions on our University and Memorial campuses. Walk-ins are welcome and no appointment is necessary. Email or call Michelle Carrier at 508-334-5173 for more information. Sessions are offered: 

Memorial Campus – Memorial One Conference Room

  • Monday, June 11, 11:30 am to 1 pm
  • Monday, July 16, 11:30 am to 1 pm
  • Monday, August 27, 11 am to 12:30 pm

University Campus – Endosurgery Conference Room

  • Monday June 25, 12 to 1:30 pm
  • Monday, July 9, 12 to 1:30 pm
  • Monday, July 23, 12 to 1:30 pm
  • Monday, August 6, 12 to 1:30 pm
  • Monday, August 20, 9 to 10:30 am

Join Healthy Living Classes: Get Support to Meet Wellness Goals

If you are interested in leading a healthier life but are not sure where to start, the Healthy Living course at the Medical School can help! During this free, eight-week course for adults, you will receive tips, guidance and support for improving your physical and psychological health. Class topics include how to eat healthy, get active, sleep better, manage stress and more. Choose either Tuesday morning (9:30 am to noon) or Wednesday evening (6 to 8:30 pm) sessions. Classes start the week of June 26. Registration is required. For more information or to register, call 508-856-8384 or email dante.simone@umassmed.edu. Space is limited. Sign up today!

Safety, Confidentiality and Privacy Come First

With the end of the school year here for some and fast approaching for others, we look forward to hosting students including interns, medical students and volunteers this summer. Oftentimes, these students are interested in shadowing our staff or observing procedures. While our Medical Center does support educational activities, we place the highest priority on patient safety, confidentiality and privacy. All caregivers are reminded to review and adhere to our Shadowing/Observers Policy #1413 before committing to any shadowing or observation experience in your area. This policy is strictly enforced.

Sign up for a Retirement Planning Session with Fidelity Investments

Looking for assistance with your retirement planning? Sign up now for a Fidelity Investments’ Retirement Planning Session for help. Planners are available to assist eligible participants in one-on-one sessions in person or by telephone during which they’ll get to know you and your financial goals. Visit the Fidelity website to make an appointment, or call 800-642-7131. Building a financial plan for tomorrow starts with the little steps you can take today. Take advantage of this benefit and tap into the education, resources and support Fidelity Investments provides.