Medical Center News Transitions to the Hub Next Week!

Your Source for Medical Center InformationFor many years, News & Views has been the primary communications tool for Medical Center caregivers. As UMass Memorial Health Care has grown as a system, however, our communications channels need to grow and evolve as well. Next week, when our new intranet site – the Hub – is launched, the type of content you’ve relied on News & Views for, from news to features and event listings, will be available on the Hub. The Hub represents a major step forward for UMass Memorial, our system and caregiver communications. Loaded with helpful tools and timely content, it is supported by state-of-the-art technology and designed to help you communicate and work more efficiently. The Hub puts the most relevant news, updates, calendar listings, tools and information right at your fingertips – along with a variety of fun and engaging new features. No need to worry – the content you rely on via News & Views is not going away; it’s simply moving to a new, better location. You’ll receive more information about the Hub next week including job aids and FAQs that’ll make using the Hub easy!

Remember to Share Your Holiday Giving Stories Today!

The special holiday editions of News & Views will run next week. Have you already sent in your teams’ holiday giving stories and photos? If not, there is still a little time! Please take a few moments to tell us how your department or team is demonstrating the spirit of giving this holiday season. The deadline for submissions has been extended to tomorrow, December 14. Submissions received after this time might not be included, so email your stories and photos today.

Be Included in Next Week’s Holiday News & Views!

happy holidaysIt’s hard to believe that it’s already time for our special holiday editions of News & Views in which we’ll share how your teams are helping others in need this holiday season, but they are already in the works! Don’t miss the December 13 deadline for submitting your stories of generosity, holiday giving and spreading good will. The holiday issues come out next week on December 18 and 20!

News & Views Changes Publishing Schedule Starting Next Week

Your Source for Medical Center InformationStarting Tuesday, August 8, News & Views will be published on Tuesday and Thursday. We are moving to this new schedule to streamline our employee communications and help reduce the frequency of organizational email. While we will continue to send Medical Center employees an email with each issue’s headlines, we remind you that News & Views blog is available 24/7 via (or click on the News & View icon on OurNet homepage). You can also easily find previous news stories using the blog’s search or archive calendar widget. As always, submissions should be about 100 words in length and submitted a week in advance to ensure your items are published on time. Learn more about submitting to News & Views.

Find Updated Medical Center Policies Posted on OurNet

Visit the OurNet policy page to view all Medical Center policies, the latest policy newsletter, FAQs, and policy and procedure templates. Have any policy updates? Email the policy administrator with necessary changes. The following policies have recently been updated and posted:

  • Policy 1430 – Annual Medical Staff Administrative Obligations
  • Policy 2021 – Chain of Command in Patient Care Management
  • Policy 2111 – Inpatient Adult Continuous Telemetry Monitoring
  • Policy 2227 – Clinical Staff Self Treatment and Treatment of Family Members
  • Policy 2233 – Deep Sedation
  • Policy 4093 – Massachusetts Earned Sick Time (New!)
  • Policy 6202 – Prisoner-Patient Management

The following policies have been retired:

  • Cardiac Mechanical Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) Short-Term Support (2219)
  • Personal Wireless (Radio Frequency) Communication Device Usage Guidelines (1140)
  • Memorial ED Medical Admission Process (2058)

Note Weekend Downtime for New & View Blog

On Saturday, April 5, News & Views will be temporarily unavailable due to scheduled maintenance. The blog will be back up on Sunday, April 6. We apologize for any inconvenience during this time.

New Blog Aligns News with Our True North Principles

True North Logo - Blue 072Our Medical Center is focused on achieving True North, so the News & Views blog that launches later this month categorizes its news items according to these principles: Our Patients, Our People, Our Future and Our Discoveries, as well as Our Care and Our Updates. We encourage you to read about news categories and how they’re defined – and why it is so important that News & Views brings you the information about our journey to becoming the best place to give care, and the best place to get care. You’ll find that searching for news by categories is a cinch as they’re listed at the bottom of individual news posts, top navigation menu bar (pictured above) and right sidebar.