Dr. Gilchrist Named Worcester Business Journal’s ’40 Under 40′

Congratulations to David Gilchrist, MD, MBA, medical director of Hahnemann Family Health Center, who was recently named one of Worcester Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 recipients. This list recognizes 40 people who are considered the best and brightest business leaders of Central Massachusetts. Dr. Gilchrist is acknowledged for becoming a medical director just three years after completing his residency, as well as his leadership role in helping to combat the opioid crisis. He was also named president of the Massachusetts Academy of Family Physicians, where he advocates for patients and physicians alike. Read more.


Medical Center Takes the Lead with Stop the Bleed Initiative

Dr. Debusk

George DeBusk, MD, FACS, Division of Trauma Surgery, recently led the first bleeding control training class for first-year medical students at the Medical School. Dr. DeBusk serves as the vice chair on the Massachusetts Committee on Trauma (COT) and has been spearheading the Stop the Bleed initiative as the State COT coordinator across Central Massachusetts for almost two years. This initiative aims to avoid preventable deaths caused by life-threatening bleeding associated with a traumatic event. The team was recently awarded a grant by the Medical School to support the rollout of a training program for Worcester Public Schools. This program will provide educational materials, train-the-trainer classes and bleed control kits to high schools throughout the city. Watch a video to learn more about bleed control kits.

Watch Simply Well Summer Video; Win Farm Fresh Fest Tickets

Keep your #simplywellsummer going strong by watching our third summer safety video featuring seven gardening safety tips. And if you haven’t already, don’t miss out on getting your “50 Things To Do for Under $10” printout emailed to you. All you need to do is Follow the Simply Well Blog. Once you have your list in hand, you can be a part of #SimplyWellSummer and enter a drawing to win a family four-pack of tickets to Wachusett Mountain’s Farm Fresh Fest. Just do any of the activities on our list and share your photos to enter. Read the full contest details.

Training Available for Improved Information Services Self-service Portal

In an effort to continuously improve service delivery, Information Services is happy to announce the September 10 launch of an improved IS self-service portal. Improvements include:

  • Easier navigation with a new look and feel
  • Updated standard set of services
  • More efficient request process
  • Quick access to services and requests without having to call the Support Centers

Training opportunities, including WebEx sessions, classroom drop-in sessions and cafeteria information tables, are now available. To view the schedule, visit the Value Delivery Office page on IS/Epic Central.

Make a Difference at Work: Join an Employee Resources Group

Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) serve as catalysts for transforming our Medical Center culture to a more inclusive, engaged and productive environment. ERGs focused on the UMass Memorial Healthcare environment include: African American, Asian, GenX and Millennial, interfaith, language of health care, Latin/Hispanic and veterans. These groups provide a network that supports the professional development of employees, increases retention and talent acquisition, and works to drive a positive patient experience for all. Would you like to be involved? Can you make a difference or know someone who could? Stop by the ERG fair at the University Campus cafeteria Thursday, August 29, noon to 1 pm, to meet representatives from the various ERG groups. You can also learn more at www.umassmed.edu/dio/ERG.

Get Involved! Volunteer Sept. 29 at the Teddy Bear Clinic!

The Teddy Bear Clinic could use your help! If you’re free Saturday, September 29, won’t you consider joining us? Volunteers are needed to assist at our fun and free health and safety fair from 10 am to 3 pm in the Albert Sherman Center on the University Campus. Help is needed before, during and after the event. Go to our sign-up page and pick a shift (or two!). You’ll have a great time interacting with kids while teaching them how to be healthy and stay safe. Hope to see you there! Email Monick Powell for more information.

Learn How Trust Behaviors Impact the Workplace

In the Speed of Trust Foundations training session, participants become competent in the framework, language and behaviors that lead to high trust teams and organizations. Participants also identify and address trust gaps in their personal credibility and relationships at work. The next session is Thursday, September 13, 8 am to 4:30 pm, University Campus. Self-register through E-Learning 4U by September 6. Visit our intranet page for a full list of organization and people development classes and schedules. Questions: Call 508-793-5606.

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