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UMass Memorial Medical Center and UMass Memorial Medical Group are expanding the scope of musculoskeletal musculoskeletal /mus·cu·lo·skel·e·tal/ (-skel´e-t'l) pertaining to or comprising the skeleton and muscles.
Relating to or involving the muscles and the skeleton. and rheumatology rheumatology /rheu·ma·tol·o·gy/ (-tol´ah-je) the branch of medicine dealing with rheumatic disorders, their causes, pathology, diagnosis, treatment, etc.
n. care with the appointment of Dr. Ellen M. Gravallese, as chief of the Division of Rheumatology in the Department of Medicine. She also joins the University of Massachusetts Medical School UMMS is ranked fourth in primary care education among the nation’s 125 medical schools in the 2006 U.S.News & World Report annual guide, “America’s Best Graduate Schools”. UMMS is also a major center for research. as a professor of medicine.
UMass Memorial Children's Medical Center has received a grant from the CVS/Pharmacy Charitable Trust The arrangement by which real or Personal Property given by one person is held by another to be used for the benefit of a class of persons or the general public. , the private foundation managed by CVS (1) (Concurrent Versions System) A version control system for Unix that was initially developed as a series of shell scripts in the mid-1980s. CVS maintains the changes between one source code version and another and stores all the changes in one file. Corporation, for a project aimed at integrating children with disabilities into the traditional mainstream in all areas of their lives, at play, at home, at school or in their specific environment.
Through this grant from CVS, the Children's Medical Center will implement a three-pronged approach that will assist inclusion: Primary care coordination care coordination Managed care 1. The brokering of services for Pts to ensure that needs are met and services are not duplicated by the organizations involved in providing care 2. , to synchronize general and specialized physicians; pulmonary services, for cystic fibrosis cystic fibrosis (sĭs`tĭk fībrō`sĭs), inherited disorder of the exocrine glands (see gland), affecting children and young people; median survival is 25 years in females and 30 years in males. impairment; and orthopedics, for movement, bone, joint disability.
In addition, some money from the grant will be made available for the purchase of "loaner" hearing aids Hearing Aids Definition
A hearing aid is a device that can amplify sound waves in order to help a deaf or hard-of-hearing person hear sounds more clearly. for children who are candidates for cochlear implants.
Dr. Mai Hoang has joined the UMass Memorial Medical Group and UMass Memorial Medical Center as a pathologist.
Board certified in dermatopathology and anatomic and clinical pathology, Hoang is a member of the American Society of Dermatopathology and the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology.
Catherine J. Magdis, an experienced manual physical therapist with a background in management, has been appointed staff physical therapist and administrative consultant at Quality Physical Therapy/ BioSynchronistics.
Ms. Magdis treats patients and oversees internal administrative systems and case work documentation.
Quality Physical Therapy/ BioSynchronistics, has offices in Sturbridge, Charlton, and Barre.
Dr. Kathleen M. Sheehan, has joined the UMass Memorial Medical Group and UMass Memorial Medical Center as a surgical critical care intensivist in the Department of Surgery. She practices from the Medical Center's University and Memorial campuses.
An U.S. Army physician for 26 years, Sheehan is board certified in both critical care medicine and internal medicine. She is also a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine.
UMass Memorial Medical Group and UMass Memorial Medical Center have appointed Dr. Jyothi Bachwani, as a hospitalist hos·pi·tal·ist
A physician, usually an internist, who specializes in the care of hospitalized patients.
hospitalist . Dr. Bachwani has also been named assistant professor of medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
From routine hospitalizations to the most complex of medical cases, hospitalists are responsible for coordinating and providing inpatient care for many patients. As a hospitalist, Bachwani selects medical tests, interprets results and works with the patient's physician to make decisions about the patient's treatment plan.
CUTLINE: (1) Dr. Gravallese (2) Ms. Magdis