Eric Dickson, MD, MHCM, FACEP, is President and CEO of UMass Memorial Health, the largest not-for-profit health care system in Central Massachusetts with $2.6 billion in annual revenue, 1,700 physicians and more than 14,000 employees. Prior to being named President and CEO of the health care system, Dr. Dickson served as President of the UMass Memorial Medical Group and Senior Associate Dean at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
We recognize that this bonus doesn’t compensate you for all that you did during this time — especially for those who directly cared for COVID-19-positive patients — but we feel strongly we need to show our gratitude to all of our caregivers for all that we accomplished together.20 September 2021
We are at the position that we now have probably have 70 patients across the city waiting for beds because the beds are all full in the hospital, which is blocking patients with emergencies from being seen. Even though its a relatively small percentage of people that are eligible that aren’t vaccinated, it's that 15 percent that is driving the hospitalizations.20 September 2021
We’re definitely seeing a rise in the number of cases and we’re watching it very closely. I think we’re seeing early signs that we could be going into a second surge. And I always think about this in terms of doubling rates. We have a percent positive rate of 1% and it went to 2% now it’s up to 4%.12 January 2021