2014 COMMUNITY

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UMMS supports Veterans Inc. Holiday Harvest

UMMS supports Veterans Inc. Holiday Harvest

Chancellor Michael F. Collins, his wife, Maryellen, and a dozen UMass Medical School employees volunteered at the Veterans Inc. shelter in Worcester for the Annual Holiday Harvest, distributing Thanksgiving dinners to more than 400 veterans and their families.

Telegram: Work Without Limits program helped Wegmans hire individuals with disabilities

Telegram: Work Without Limits program helped Wegmans hire individuals with disabilities

UMass Medical School’s Work Without Limits program helped Wegmans supermarkets find and hire individuals with disabilities for its first Massachusetts store in Northborough, and the successful model has been replicated at other stores, according to a story in the Nov. 23 Worcester Telegram & Gazette.

Rhode Island patient-centered medical home initiative growing with UMMS support

A patient-centered medical home project in the state of Rhode Island has blossomed under UMass Medical School’s management, growing from a pilot project of only 13 practice sites to a program that give more than 320,000 Rhode Island residents access to this innovative care model.

Elaine Martin and Stephen Colella receive Chancellor’s Awards

Elaine Martin and Stephen Colella receive Chancellor’s Awards

Elaine Martin received the Chancellor’s Award for Advancing the UMMS Mission, and Stephen Colella received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Community Service at the 2014 Employee Recognition Dinner.

Final push toward another successful COMECC campaign

Final push toward another successful COMECC campaign

The statewide Commonwealth of Massachusetts Employees Charitable Campaign (COMECC), which runs through Nov. 26, allows UMass Medical School employees to direct their contributions to any of more than 1,000 screened local, regional, national and international nonprofits dedicated to supporting a wide range of needs.

Expert’s Corner: Don’t worry about Ebola—but be very worried about flu

Expert’s Corner: Don’t worry about Ebola—but be very worried about flu

In this Expert’s Corner video, infectious disease specialist Robert Finberg, MD, compares the incidence and dangers of flu versus Ebola in the United States—and urges everyone to get flu vaccines. 

Dare to care: Be a part of changing lives through COMECC

Dare to care: Be a part of changing lives through COMECC

The statewide Commonwealth of Massachusetts Employees Charitable Campaign (COMECC), which runs through Nov. 26, allows UMass Medical School employees to direct their contributions to any of more than 1,000 screened local, regional, national and international nonprofits dedicated to supporting a wide range of needs.

Gov. Patrick, Chancellor Collins announce collaboration to improve outpatient VA services

Gov. Patrick, Chancellor Collins announce collaboration to improve outpatient VA services

UMass Medical School, the Patrick administration and the Veterans Administration announced plans for a new outpatient clinic for veterans care on the UMMS campus in Worcester.  

UMMS launches annual COMECC campaign

UMMS launches annual COMECC campaign

The 2014 COMECC campaign runs from Nov. 10 through Nov. 26. Year after year, UMMS employees are the most generous in the state, contributing to worthy causes that help our neighbors and communities. Last year, UMMS employees were the single largest source of donations among all state institutions, contributing nearly 25 percent of the total amount raised statewide.

Federal agreement supports autism services for young children

An agreement between Massachusetts and the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that will fund early intervention services for children on the autism spectrum is critical because it provides care at a crucial time in development, said Amy Weinstock, director of the Autism Insurance Resource Center at UMass Medical School’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center.

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