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2014-04-14 16:25:21

Alternative model to emphasize unmatched collaboration and provider autonomy to manage and improve health BOSTON, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tufts Medical Center and Lowell General Hospital today announced plans to form a new health system. Designed as an alternative model, this new system will foster collaboration between and among community-based and academic medical providers to effectively identify patient needs and manage the health of the communities they serve....

2014-04-03 12:30:52

BOSTON, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Tufts Medical Center Board of Trustees announced today that it has voted unanimously to appoint Michael Wagner, MD, FACP as President and CEO of Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children on a permanent basis. Wagner, a nationally respected physician executive and health care thought leader, has held the title of Interim President and CEO since September 2013. He had previously served as President and CEO of the...

2014-03-25 08:28:52

BOSTON, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- More than three weeks after Judge Johnston ruled that Justina Pelletier's medical care should be returned to Tufts Medical Center, Massachusetts DCF has not permitted her to receive a medical examination from doctors at Tufts. Her health continues to worsen. The family awaits a new ruling from Judge Johnston to be issued today determining the future of Justina's custody. Rev. Patrick Mahoney, Pelletier family spokesperson, stated: "This...

2013-10-07 23:04:56

Pri-Med Midwest taking place Oct. 16–19, 2013 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL to focus on latest topics in primary care medicine. Boston, MA (PRWEB) October 07, 2013 DBC Pri-Med, LLC, the leading provider of professional medical education to a community of 260,000 healthcare professionals, announced that Michael Dansinger, MD, nutrition doctor for NBC’s hit primetime series show Biggest Loser and Dietary Counselor, will present "Obesity in...

2013-04-25 16:30:57

Saul N. Weingart, MD, PhD to spearhead continuous quality improvement BOSTON, April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tufts Medical Center has appointed Saul N. Weingart, MD, PhD of Newton, Mass. as its next Chief Medical Officer. Weingart is a nationally renowned leader in the movement to improve hospital quality, currently serving as Vice President for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. He recently received one of the highest...

2013-03-26 20:01:02

A research paper published online this month in Academic Medicine highlights the successful development, implementation, and effects of an infectious disease curriculum that has now been piloted in five Boston Public Schools. Student engagement and interest in the infectious disease material increased after the curriculum was implemented. Based on pre-and post-tests, student understanding of the course content more than doubled regardless of gender or ethnicity, also attitudes and...

2013-03-18 12:06:23

New research published in The Journal of Neuroscience suggests that modifying signals sent by astrocytes, our star-shaped brain cells, may help to limit the spread of damage after an ischemic brain stroke. The study in mice, by neuroscientists at Tufts University School of Medicine, determined that astrocytes play a critical role in the spread of damage following stroke. The National Heart Foundation reports that ischemic strokes account for 87% of strokes in the United States. Ischemic...

2013-02-21 11:26:15

Workplace-based programs that include dietary advice coupled with behavioral counseling appear to be a promising approach for men and women with significant weight loss goals, based on the results of a pilot study conducted by researchers at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA) at Tufts University. Employees enrolled in the intervention arm of a randomized controlled trial lost on average, 18 pounds over a six-month period compared to a two pound weight gain in...

2012-09-18 10:25:03

Joint venture will expand services to patients, physicians and hospitals BOSTON, Sept. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tufts Medical Center, Vanguard Health Systems and the New England Quality Care Alliance physicians network announced today they have entered into a period of exclusive negotiations to create a dynamic new health system to expand the organizations' ability to offer high-quality, lower-cost care in Massachusetts. The joint venture will build upon the organizations'...

2012-09-18 06:29:41

BURLINGTON, Mass., Sept. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lahey Health System announced today the business and education leaders, legal experts, physicians and entrepreneurs who will form the new Lahey Health System Board of Trustees. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120918/NE76467 ) The announcement follows the successful completion of an affiliation agreement between Northeast Health System and Lahey Clinic, which established the Lahey Health System, Inc. on May 1, 2012. "The...