Physicians: Update Your Profile Image; Attend Photo Sessions

Employed physicians who need to create or update their profile images for our online Find a Physician directory are invited to attend photography sessions on our University Campus. Walk-ins are welcome, and no appointment is necessary. Email or call Deb Richardson at 508-334-5173 for more information. Sessions are scheduled: University Campus, Endosurgery Conference Room (H1-776), Monday, January 9, 7:30 to 9:30 am and Thursday, February 2, 7:30 to 9:30 am.

Get Ready for Pension and 401(k) Changes; Sign Up for Fidelity Session

Looking for assistance with your 401(k) retirement planning? Fidelity Investments retirement planners are available to assist eligible participants at one-on-one sessions where they will take the time to get to know you and your financial goals. Visit www.getguidance.fidelity.com to view a schedule and make your appointment. Building a financial plan for tomorrow starts with the little steps you can take today. So take advantage of this benefit and tap into the education, resources and support Fidelity Investments provides. Remember: Changes to the UMass Memorial Health Care Pension and 401(k) Plan go into effect January 1, 2017. Learn more by reviewing the materials sent to your home and reviewing the following information online:

Nurses, Looking for Career Advancement? Join a PACE Session!

Are you a nurse that needs help with your portfolio or presentations? PACE (Professional Advancement for Clinical Excellence) is having open sessions in the Memorial Campus library to learn more about career advancement opportunities. Board members will be available to help put together portfolios, review content and help to plan presentations. The open sessions are November 2, December 7 and January 4, from 9:30 am to noon. For more information, contact a review board member: Ginnean Babbitt, Kimberly Williams, Lisa Cargill, Jennifer McQuade, Patrice O’Connell, Maureen McNamara and Margaret Westgate. See PACE newsletter to learn more.

New Year and You: Why You Should Participate in Mindfulness Programs!

center-for-mindfulnessmyHealth MattersAre you familiar with our Weekly Mindfulness Meditation Practices that are open to Medical Center and Medical School employees? Join President and CEO Eric Dickson, MD, to start 2016 off right in a 30-minute guided session tomorrow, January 5, 7:30 to 8 am, Remillard Meditation Room, 6th Floor, ACC Building, University Campus. See calendar for additional sessions. Patients and medical professionals are invited to join these regularly scheduled meditation community or “sit” sessions that cultivate a culture of mindfulness that can  improve employee wellness, patient care and clinician-patient relationships. Learn how you can earn your 2016 myHealth Matters wellness reimbursement by participating in mindfulness programs provided by the Center for Mindfulness along with other activities.

Learn about New Mindfulness Meditation Practice Sessions

center-for-mindfulnessExplore how to improve your health and well-being through new Mindfulness Practice Sessions offered at various Medical Center and Medical School locations in the Worcester area.  The next scheduled session is Monday December 21,  5:30 to 6 pm, Memorial Campus Amphitheater. Join weekly practice sessions at the Center for Mindfulness, Hoagland-Pincus Building, 222 Maple Ave, Shrewsbury  Mondays, 7 to 8 pm and Wednesdays 7:30 to 8:30 am.  Other locations will be added as volunteers and locations are identified. If you are interested in being trained as a practice session leader for your work location, email Jean Baril. Learn more about updates of practice sessions.  Learn more. Visit the Center of Mindfulness website.

Enhance Your Skills at Work; Join an Employees Resource Group

Information sessions are now scheduled for Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) that will be forming to help employees become involved in transforming culture to a more inclusive, engaged and productive environment. ERGs at UMass Memorial Health Care are primarily task groups that establish networks that provide education, awareness and opportunities for professional and personal growth. Develop new leadership skills and learn about the “big eight” dimensions of human diversity. Download flier for details. Light meals/snacks provided. RSPV today to join an information session in the Lamar Soutter Library conference room, University Campus, Tuesday, December 8, noon to 1 pm, or Wednesday, December 16, 8 to 9 am.

Physician Photo Sessions: Memorial and University Campuses

Employed physicians will have the opportunity to have their photos taken by a professional photographer in October, 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 in the Endosurgery Conference Room, first floor, room H1-776:

  • Monday, November 23, 7 – 9 am
  • Monday, December 14, 7 – 9 am

Memorial Campus in the Memorial One Conference room located across from the employee cafeteria up on the first floor:

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

Physicians: Don’t Miss Photo Shoots Scheduled This Fall and Winter!

Employed physicians will have the opportunity to have their photos taken by a professional photographer in October, 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 in the Endosurgery Conference Room, first floor, room H1-776:

  • Monday, October 26, 7 – 9 am
  • Monday, November 23, 7 – 9 am
  • Monday, December 14, 7 – 9 am

Memorial Campus in the Memorial One Conference room located across from the employee cafeteria up on the first floor:

  • Thursday, October 15, 7 – 9 am
  • Friday, November 13, 7 – 9 am
  • Tuesday, December 8, 7 – 9 am

Register Today for Free Educational Sessions at Marlborough Hospital

UMass Memorial – Marlborough Hospital presents three educational lectures in October. All three sessions, coordinated by Community Benefits, are free and open to the public to help educate our community about cancer recovery and behavioral health issues. Learn more about the programs:

The seminars are held in the Leahy Conference Room, Marlborough Hospital, 157 Union Street, 6:30 to 8 pm. RSVP: Call 508-486-5849 or email rsvp@umassmemorial.org. Download direct mail postcard.

Physicians: More Sessions Scheduled for ‘Find a Physician’ Photos

Physicians are invited to attend photography sessions to create or update their profile images for our online Find a Physician directory. Photos sessions, inlcuding two new sessions, are scheduled for the following dates and times:

  • Monday, February 9, 3 to 5 pm – University Campus, Endosurgery Conference Room (H1-776)
  • Wednesday, February 11, 3 to 5 pm – Memorial Campus, Conference Room One (MB1.037)
  • Wednesday, February 18, 11 am to 1 pm – Hahnemann Campus, Second Floor Conference Room
  • Tuesday, February 24, 5 to 7 pm – University Campus, Medical School Lobby

Reservations are not required; walk-ins are welcome. Questions? Contact Jessie Glockner @ 508-334-0869.