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2013-08-23 23:02:25

Whistleblower suit alleged hospital system charged the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for medical bills incurred by patients unable to pay by falsifying their addresses as “homeless shelter” residents Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) August 23, 2013 UMass Memorial Health Care, Inc. and UMass Memorial Medical Center, Inc. (“UMass”) have agreed to return more than $50,000 to Massachusetts’ Health Safety Net to settle a whistleblower lawsuit alleging the Worcester-based hospital submitted...

2010-09-15 14:20:00

Nurses Raise Public Outcry Over Chronic Understaffing of Nurses and Recent Decision to Cut Patient Care Services and Staff While Posting Multi-Million Dollar Profits As Controversy Rages Over Planned Reduction in Patient Beds, Today the Hospital Issued an Alert that All Beds in the Hospital Were Full, Justifying the Nurses' Concerns for Patient Safety WORCESTER, Mass., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bowing to pressure from outraged unionized nurses from the UMass Memorial, Hahnemann,...

2009-11-09 16:25:00

Campaign Backed by USDA Secretary Vilsack, Governor Patrick, and Lieutenant Governor Murray BOSTON, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a groundbreaking move for antihunger work, Congressman James P. McGovern (D-Worcester) called for all of the state's hospitals to take an active role in helping hungry patients in their care. "With 554,000 people in Massachusetts now food insecure," said McGovern at today's press conference at UMass Memorial Health Care in Worcester, "we have a problem...


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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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