Joyce Murphy stepping down from Commonwealth Medicine

Zachary Comeau |

Joyce Murphy, executive vice chancellor for Commonwealth Medicine at UMass Medical School in Worcester, will step down from her role in August and be succeeded by the former CEO of Clinton Hospital.

AMSC lands $11M system orders, eyes turnaround

Fresh off of a series of legal victories in a longstanding dispute with a Chinese company, AMSC is getting back to business with $11 million worth of orders for its energy management systems.

House committee moving toward bill supporting abortion access

State House News Service |

The House Committee on Ways and Means has begun moving legislation eliminating antiquated anti-abortion statutes, as abortion access has become less certain nationally.

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Central Mass. care centers staff at above-average levels

Grant Welker |

Health care is expensive in Massachusetts, but when it comes to health and rehabilitation centers, staffing levels here are generally above national averages, statistics show.

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Former legislator tapped for UMMHC post

Grant Welker |

A former Worcester state representative and Patrick administration official has been named the vice president of government and community relations for UMass Memorial Health Care.

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Worcester dialysis center opens

Fresenius Medical Care has opened its second Worcester location at 867 Grafton St.

 
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September deliberations set for nursing staffing ballot question

State House News Service |

Twenty citizen panelists will participate in four days of deliberations on a 2018 ballot question calling for mandatory nurse staffing ratios, a fiercely debated measure.

UMass Medical School student named Medical Research Scholar

UMass Medical School student Grace McKay-Corkum has been named one of just 37 Medical Research Scholars by the National Institutes of Health, and one of just two from Massachusetts.

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Central Mass. 150 ~newly expanded in 2018~

Largest employers in Central Massachusetts, ranked by number of local employees

RankEmployerNo. local employeesYear founded
1UMass Memorial Health Care, Worcester13,7451998
2Dell Technologies (EMC Corp.), Hopkinton8,0001979 (EMC)
3The TJX Cos. Inc., Framingham4,1751976

Source: Each employer via survey, federal filings, company websites and news reports


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