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.

Epic Launch Going Well; Words of Praise from Our President!

This past weekend marked a major milestone for our health care system. After more than two years of work, time and effort, we officially launched Epic, our new electronic health record system! The Epic implementation is going as well as can be expected, with relatively minor issues. Yesterday, Medical Center President Patrick Muldoon shared in an employee memo: “This is a monumental change for our organization and it could not be achieved without you. I appreciate your positive attitude, approach and dedication to our Medical Center as we make this leap to Epic and one electronic health record.” Read memo. Also, read President and CEO Eric Dickson’s Everyday Innovators blog post.

Media Coverage; Share Epic Photos:

  • Our Epic launch has made headlines! Don’t miss our media coverage: Telegram & Gazette, Worcester Business Journal and Boston Business Journal.
  • View the Epic photo gallery to see photos of our employees across our system celebrating “Epic moments.” Remember, you can submit your photos too! In the photo collage, above, check out some of our Epic Moments over the past few days, from Tim Tarnowski flipping the switch, leadership staffing our operations command center, hospital lab staff completing the first sample, and a rescue kitten employees adopted and named Epic!

24/7 Support Continues as the Epic Transition Continues:

  • Epic Central Go-Live page. See yesterday’s Go-Live Insight for Leaders and Go-Live Insight for Providers (and updated daily on the go-live page).
  • Information Services (IS) Command Center on Front Street
  • Go-live support centers across our system
  • Hands-on support from support teams (wearing blue, yellow and green vests)
  • IS Support Center: Call 508-334-8800 or submit a ticket via the IS Self-Service Portal.
  • For operational issues, the Medical Center Command Centers will be open. Drop by for assistance or call: University Campus at 508-856-2815; Memorial Campus at 508-334-6688 and Hahnemann Campus at 508-334-5170.

Throwback Thursday Continues; Check out Hahnemann Campus in 1999!

In our latest Throwback Thursday series on Facebook, we are throwing it all the way back to 1999 when renovations began on our Hahnemann Campus to reopen as a primary care, specialty clinic and full-service outpatient surgery center. To share your #umassmemorialTBT, email our social media team or message the Medical Center or UMass Memorial Health Care Facebook pages with photos from the past. Some photo ideas include your team, nursing school or Medical School graduation, your UMass Memorial Maternity Center baby photos or your first day on the job! What photos do you have in your archives? Share your old photos today!

Throwback Thursday: Share Your Medical Center Photos!

Do you recognize current and former marketing and communications team members captured in this #TBT photo?

Are you ready for Throwback Thursday? We want to take a trip down memory lane and we’re looking for your help to do it. Send us your #umassmemorialTBT photos and we’ll share it on our Facebook page! So far, the Marketing and Communications team has thrown it back all the way to 2001 when the team was doing a photo shoot for the former employee newsletter, Messenger. Email our social media team or private message via the Medical Center’s Facebook page with photos from the past. Some photo ideas include your team, nursing school or Medical School graduation, your first day on the job! What photos do you have in your archives?

Join the Fight for Colon Cancer; Dress in Blue Day Is Friday! 

wear-blue-marcomUMass Memorial Health Care is participating in Dress in Blue Day, Friday, March 3. This nationwide event was established by the Colon Cancer Alliance (CCA) to knock colon cancer out of the top three cancer killers. Employees, “go blue” on Friday by wearing as much of the color as you can (UMass Memorial fleeces count too!) and snapping a photo with your colleagues. Post your team photos on our Facebook page with #dressinblueday and then check back throughout the month of March for tips and information on colon cancer prevention and treatment. According to CCA, colon cancer is 90 percent beatable when caught early.


Physicians: Get Your Profile Photo Taken; Sessions Scheduled

Physicians are invited to attend photography sessions on our Memorial and University campuses. Employed physicians who need to create or update their profile images in our online Find a Physician directory are encouraged to attend. Walk-ins are welcome, and no appointment is necessary. Email or call Deb Richardson at 508-334-5173 for more information. 

  • Memorial Campus, Memorial One Conference Room – Today,  February 27, noon to 2 pm and Monday, March 13, 11 am to 1 pm
  • University Campus, Endosurgery Conference Room (H1-776) – Monday, March 6, 7:30 to 9:30 am

Physicians: Don’t Miss Photo Shoots This Month and Next

Employed physicians will have the opportunity to have their photos taken by a professional photographer in November and December on our Memorial and University campuses. Physicians who need to update their photo for the Find a Physician online directory or for other marketing purposes are encouraged to participate. Walk-ins are welcome, no appointment is necessary. Questions: Email or call Deb Richardson at 508-334-5173.

University Campus, Endosurgery Conference Room, first floor (room H1-776):

  • Monday, November 16, 7 to 9 am
  • Monday, December 14, 7 to 9 am

Memorial Campus, Memorial One Conference room, located across from the employee cafeteria:

  • Friday, November 13, 7 to 9 am
  • Tuesday, December 8, 7 to 9 am