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Dr. Marjan Vahedi has joined the UMass Memorial Medical Group and UMass Memorial Medical Center as a hospitalist hos·pi·tal·ist
A physician, usually an internist, who specializes in the care of hospitalized patients.
hospitalist . She has also been named assistant professor of medicine at 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 hospitalist, Dr. Vahedi is charged with coordinating and providing inpatient care inpatient care Managed care Services delivered to a Pt who needs physician care for > 24 hrs in a hospital . She is board certified board certified,
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Dr. Jay Glaser, hospitalist, joins HealthAlliance Hospital, Leominster Campus, 60 Hospital Road, Leominster. Dr. Glaser is also medical director of the Lancaster Ayurveda Medical Centers. He is board certified in internal medicine.
Dr. Laura Silk, obstetrician/gynecologist, joins Montachusett Women's Health at HealthAlliance Hospital, Leominster Campus, 60 Hospital Road, Leominster. Prior to joining HealthAlliance Hospital, Dr. Silk practiced at Hartford Hospital in West Hartford.
Madhavi K. Toke toke verb Substance abuse To inhale a large air volume while smoking a substance of abuse–eg, marijuana, less commonly cocaine or crack cocaine, maintaining the lungs expanded with a slight Valsalva maneuver, to maximize the substance's absorption. Cf 'Snort.'. , oncologist/hematologist, joins the Simonds-Sinon Regional Cancer Center at HealthAlliance Hospital, Burbank Campus. Dr. Toke is board certified in internal medicine.
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Rachel Rissmiller, CNM CNM Certified Nurse-Midwife; see nurse-midwife.
Certified Nurse Midwife , and Amy Walker, CNM, join Montachusett Women's Health at HealthAlliance Hospital, Leominster Campus, 60 Hospital Road, Leominster, as certified nurse-midwives. Midwives work in collaboration with the obstetricians and gynecologists at Montachusett Women's Health and other specialists involved in a patient's care.
Dr. Susan Young, family medicine physician, joins Family Medical & Maternity Care in Leominster. Prior to joining HealthAlliance Hospital, Dr. Young practiced at Fallon Clinic for over 12 years. Board certified in family medicine, she also serves on the faculty at University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Dr. M. Elizabeth Oates has been appointed the vice chair for radiology at the UMass Memorial Medical Center's Memorial Campus. Promoted from her position as director of radiology for the Memorial Campus, Dr. Oates is responsible for all clinical and operational matters, including patient safety and quality of service, at the Memorial Campus and satellite facilities.
Prior to joining UMass Memorial in 2006, Oates served as the section head of nuclear radiology at Boston Medical Center's Division of Radiology, and she was a professor of radiology and program director for the Residency in Diagnostic Radiology at the Boston University School of Medicine Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) is one of the graduate schools of Boston University. It is an American medical school located in the South End neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. .
Dr. Robert A. Klugman has recently been promoted to chief quality officer at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Appointed to this position from his previous role as the department of medicine vice chair for clinical affairs, Dr. Klugman oversees the operations of the Office of Quality and Patient Safety along with his colleague, Senior Vice President Victoria Diamond, MPA MPA
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In addition to his role as chief quality officer, Klugman continues to maintain his primary care practice in Westboro.
Barbara Fisher has recently been appointed vice president for ambulatory and emergency services at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Formerly the clinical director for ambulatory services for the clinics at the medical center's University Campus, Ms. Fisher's role has been expanded to oversee the operations, budget and facilities management of ambulatory and emergency services across the hospital's three Worcester campuses, which include 40 clinics, two emergency rooms, the region's only Level 1 trauma center level 1 trauma center Emergency care A hospital equiped to handle any level of severity of trauma, and has a trauma surgeon on-site 24/7 and an OR ready at all times for trauma cases. See Trauma center. , ambulances and LifeFlight.
Clinton Hospital has won the National Summit Award for outstanding patient satisfaction.
The 41-bed hospital, a member of UMass Memorial Health Care, earned the award for its Outpatient Services by being rated in the top 5 percent in patient satisfaction nationally for three consecutive years. The hospital was one of only 61 health care facilities in the nation to win the award and one of only nine facilities out of 643 eligible to win for Outpatient Services.
The award is given by Press Ganey Associates, of South Bend, Ind., the nation's leading health care patient satisfaction surveying company with more than 7,000 clients.