Attend This Week’s Innovation Celebration

Four new Lean Green Belts were recognized at the last Innovation Celebration. Left to right are: Ana Mechlin, Kathleen Mondor, Kayla Mantegazza and Valerie Tortora.

All caregivers are encouraged to stop by the Innovation Celebration on Friday, January 18, noon to 1 pm, Hahnemann Campus lobby. Learn about and recognize Medical Center initiatives, projects and ideas such as Standards of Respect, residents’ appreciation week, the patient experience tissue drive, wellness initiatives, internal medicine’s idea system and more! We will also celebrate the Medical Center Innovators of the Year winning team, the University Campus Emergency Department!

Last Call for Nominations for Our Innovators of the Year Award!

The 2018 Innovators of the Year Award nomination period is closing soon. This award recognizes teams across UMass Memorial Health Care for their innovative contributions to the organization through their successful idea systems. The deadline to submit a nomination for your team or anyone else’s team is Friday, September 28. Finalist teams will be announced in mid-October, and award recipients will be announced in mid-December. Submit your nomination. Questions? Contact Lora Dumas, Center for Innovation and Transformational Change, by email or at 774-441-6764.

It’s Nomination Time for Our Innovators of the Year Award!

The 2018 Innovators of the Year Award nominations are now open! This award recognizes teams from across UMass Memorial Health Care for their innovative contributions to the organization through their successful idea systems. The deadline to submit a nomination for your team or anyone else’s team is Friday, September 28. Finalist teams will be announced in mid-October, and the winner(s) will be announced in mid-December. Submit your nomination. Questions? Contact Lora Dumas, Center for Innovation and Transformational Change, by email or at 774-441-6764.

Learn About Sweet 16 Finalist Teams in Final Part of Video Series

Earlier this week, we shared the third video of a four-part video series showcasing the work of the 2017 Innovators of the Year finalist teams, our “Sweet 16.” Watch the fourth and final video in this series to learn about the remaining four Sweet 16 teams. Join us Friday, December 15, noon to 1 pm, at a watch party near you as we announce the Innovators of the Year winning teams! View flyer for details.

 

Learn About Sweet 16 Finalists in Third Part of Video Series!

Last week, we shared the second video of a four-part video series showcasing the work of the 2017 Innovators of the Year finalist teams, our “Sweet 16.” This week, watch the third video in this series to learn about the next four of our Sweet 16 teams! Remember: Attend the next Innovation Celebration Friday, December 15 in multiple locations across our health care system, noon to 1 pm to find out who wins the Innovators of the Year award! Download flyer.

 

Learn About These Sweet 16 Finalist Teams in Part 2 of Video Series

Last week, we kicked off a four-part video series showcasing the work of the 2017 Innovators of the Year finalist teams, our “Sweet 16.” This week, watch the second video of our four-part series to learn about the next four of our Sweet 16 teams!

Don’t Miss Friday’s Innovation Celebration on Memorial Campus

Employees socialize at the Innovation Celebration in July. Pictured from left: Heather Bouchard, Hand and Upper Extremity Clinic; and Cheryl Abbascia, Sports Medicine Clinic; share their team’s implemented idea. Ernest Byers, Center of Innovation and Transformational Change, aka Mr. Potato Head, poses with President and CEO Eric Dickson, MD. Pam Cayem and Peg Thrappas, marketing and communications, celebrate 40K implemented ideas. Mary Larson, executive administration, answers questions about her team’s Green Belt poster.

  • Join us for ice cream and True North accomplishments at the Innovation Celebration Friday, August 18, noon to 1 pm, Memorial Campus, alcove near amphitheater. Featured at the event will be an Epic question-and-answer session with Derek Tolman, transformation analyst, Lean Green Belts, Medical Center teams’ Idea Systems, Innovation Fund information and a visit from Mr. Potato Head!
  • Our celebration of 40,000 implemented ideas continues! Stop by to autograph and take photos with our 40K ideas sign, as this is the first stop at the Memorial Campus! Learn about our #cheersfor40kideas social media campaign. We have been sharing photos on the @umassmemorial Instagram account featuring caregivers, teams, idea boards and huddles that brought these ideas to life.

Last Call for Nominations for Our Innovators of the Year Award!

The 2017 Innovators of the Year Award nomination period is closing soon! This award recognizes teams across UMass Memorial Health Care for their innovative contributions to the organization through a successful idea system. The deadline to submit a nomination for your team, or anyone else’s team, is Friday, August 18. Finalist teams will be announced mid-September with the recipient team(s) announced in early November. Visit MyHR for more details and to submit an online nomination. Questions? Email Matt Boczanowski, Human Resources Department or call 508-793-5636.

It’s Nomination Time for Our Innovators of the Year!

The 2017 Innovators of the Year Award nominations are now open! This award recognizes teams from across UMass Memorial Health Care for their innovative contributions to the organization through a successful idea system. The deadline to submit a nomination for your team or anyone else’s team is Friday, August 18. Finalist teams will be announced mid-September with the recipient team(s) announced in early November. Visit MyHR for more details and to submit an online nomination. Questions? Email Matt Boczanowski, Human Resources Department or call 508-793-5636.

Our 40,000 Implemented Ideas Goes Social: #cheersfor40kideas

A #cheersfor40kideas image of Hahnemann Family Health Center, which meets weekly at its Harry Potter theme Idea Board

Last week, the Center of Innovation and Transformational Change and the Marketing and Communications Department teams kicked off a new social media campaign, called #cheersfor40kideas.To celebrate our Idea System and the 40,000 ideas implemented systemwide, we will be sharing photos on the @umassmemorial Instagram account that feature some of the caregivers, teams, idea boards and idea huddles that brought these 40,000 ideas to life. Photos will be shared biweekly. Look out for our next #cheersfor40kideas post April 26! Want to see your idea system huddle featured? To share photos with us, email lora.dumas@umassmemorial.org or send message to @umassmemorial on Instagram.