Urogynecology Moves to West 4

memorial campusThey’re moving, but they’re not going far! The Urogynecology Clinic staff will be packing their bags, moving out of the Levine Building and heading just across the street to the main hospital building on the Memorial Campus on Monday, August 20. Their new location will be on West 4 across from community women’s care and maternal fetal medicine. Patients should be instructed to follow the Pathway signs to elevator W and take it to the fourth floor. The clinic’s telephone number, 508-334-9840, will remain the same at the new location. Please call with any questions. See the flyer for directions.

Health Watch: Dr. LaFemina Talks About the Dangers of Melanoma

Melanoma is a particularly aggressive form of skin cancer that has the ability to spread not only through the skin and to lymph nodes, but also to other organs. That’s why it is so important to understand the stage of the cancer at diagnosis. In this episode of Health Watch, Jennifer LaFemina, MD, shares how a biopsy of the melanoma helps guide treatment for the cancer. “If cancer has gone to the lymph nodes, we start to think more and more about the use of additional therapies – things that target the melanoma and target our immune system – as a way of preventing recurrence,” Dr. LaFemina said. Watch the video to learn more.

Work with Data and Reporting? Connect With Peers at Network

If you work with data and/or reporting, you should join the UMass Memorial Health Care Data Analysts’ and Business Analysts’ Network. We typically do not meet because we’re spread out across our health care system, but we can share best practices and ask each other for advice whenever we get into a difficult programming situation. Visit our team site to learn more. If you would like to join, email Paul Anderson, data analyst for Corporate Compliance.

myHealth Matters Doubles Down on Rewards

myHealth Matters has doubled the number of gold-level gift cards available this year, so now you have 200 chances to win. Are you willing to double down on your commitment to healthy activities? Benefits-eligible employees: Complete myHealth Matters activities and earn 3,000 points by December 10 to be entered into a drawing to win one of the $100 Amazon gift cards. Just getting started but still want to win a gift card? You can still log 3,000 points. For easy points, log daily activities such as the “Bring Your Lunch to Work” challenge, and rack up big points with the “Stress Management Formal Training” or “Manage Your Weight” challenges for 1,000 points each.

Stop by Tomorrow’s Innovation Celebration!

Sharon Krupski, lean black belt, presented Anthony Howley from the hand therapy clinic with his green belt certificate at the last Innovation Celebration.

Join us at the next Innovation Celebration tomorrow, Friday, August 17 on the Memorial Campus (across from the cafeteria), noon to 1 pm, to celebrate Medical Center initiatives, ideas and projects. Drop by anytime during the hour-long event to learn about ideas from perioperative services, women’s health clinics and the emergency department. We will also share updates on wellness initiatives, capital planning projects, Standards of Respect and more! All caregivers are invited. Refreshments will be served!

Sign Up for Upcoming Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training

This two-day nonviolent crisis intervention course offers a solid foundation of violence prevention and intervention approaches to enhance your ability to provide the best possible care – even during crisis situations. Strategies taught will provide you with a framework for decision making and problem solving to prevent, de-escalate and safely respond to disruptive or assaultive behavior. Join the next session offered August 29 and 30, 8:30 am to 4 pm, on the University Campus. Register by email or through E-Learning 4U by August 22. Questions: Call 508-793-5606.

Breastfeeding Supported Here!

Breastfeeding offers a long list of benefits for newborns and is a great way for new moms to nurture and bond with their babies. August is National Breastfeeding Month, and UMass Memorial Health Care supports its breastfeeding employees all year long. Our organization offers a number of private and comfortable mother’s rooms across the system where nursing mothers can breastfeed their babies or express milk while they are at work. A comprehensive list of these locations can be found on MyHR. If you’re aware of a mother’s room not listed on this pagecontact myHealthMatters@umassmemorial.org to have it added!