UMass Memorial Babies Break the Internet!

Victory is sweet, but our babies are even sweeter! A photo of our most adorable good luck charms dressed in Patriots blankets and pompom hats garnered some serious media attention yesterday with more than 19,000 shares and 1.9K comments on Facebook as of press time! The photo was shared on national news outlets and on local media in 31 states. It even made its way to Canada! And, our Facebook feed is being flooded with comments and photos of more Pats babies from across the country! A big thank you to UMass Memorial Medical Center mother-baby nurses, Wendy Childs, RN, Suzanne Golas, RN, Jill Brigham, RN, Kim Moody, RN, Betty Chviruk, RN, Angela Przymusik, RN, Cynthia Sandstrom, RN and retired NICU nurse Anna Golas, who made Patriots blankets for all our babies, and to the night shift nurses who made the Patriots pompom hats to give to moms and their new little Patriots fans!

Medical Center Newborns Celebrated Super Bowl in Style!

Two Maternity Center nurses made sweet hats and blankets for our tiniest Patriots fans.

A big thank you to our Medical Center mother-baby nurses, Susan Contonio and Suzanne Golas, who, for the second year in a row, made 60 cozy Patriots blankets and adorable pom-pom hats to give to moms and their new little Patriots fans on Super Bowl Sunday! Last year’s image of our Patriots babies decked out in their hand-made fan gear went viral and garnered a great deal of media attention!

Wear Your UMass Memorial and Patriots Team Pride; Enter Drawing!

patriots-and-umm-gear-lzdAre you ready for the big game? All eyes will be on Quarterback Tom Brady and the New England Patriots at the Super Bowl this Sunday. For a great pregame warm-up: Watch this TV commercial featuring Tom Brady and Shields MRI at UMass Memorial. Then post your photos on our Facebook page wearing UMass Memorial and Patriots gear! Three lucky winners will receive a bag of UMass Memorial Health Care and Shields MRI/Tom Brady goodies. Together, UMass Memorial and Shields Health Care Group make a great partnership, just like Tom Brady and Patriots Coach Bill Belichick! Learn more about our partnership. Pictured: Patriots fan Leighann Zagami Dreyer, Marketing and Communications Department, shows the perfect way to blend Patriots and UMass Memorial style to enter the drawing!

A Tall Order for Charity with Dr. Dickson, Gronk and the Pats! 

Dr. Dickson and Gronk

Dr. Dickson and Gronk

It’s not often six-foot, five-inch Eric Dickson, MD, president and CEO of UMass Memorial Medical Health Care, runs into someone that makes him look small. That was the case recently when he attended the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation’s Premiere Kickoff Gala. Proceeds from the event help the foundation reach its goal of assisting the youth and families of our region through programs that foster cultural diversity, education, family and health. One employee commented: “This is great. Next time bring Gronk up to 4 East. We would love to meet him!” Visit this Facebook post to join the conversation and see what others are saying!