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February 28, 2024
Pressure ulcers, often called "bedsores", are among the most common diabetes complications. Diabetes often causes poor circulation and nerve damage, meaning the patient may not feel or notice a wound or sore before it becomes large and severely infected.
Patient Stories
February 22, 2024
In the fall of 2021, Katie had just begun a new position as a Clinical Social Worker in Tufts Medical Center’s Emergency Department. Less than two months later, Katie’s father Jim drove himself to his local emergency room and was diagnosed with myocarditis, an infection of the heart. While some patients with myocarditis fight off the infection, Jim took a turn for the worse and was transported by ambulance to Tufts MC.
February 6, 2024
Each year, Lowell General Hospital employees nominate managers, supervisors and clinical leaders for their outstanding leadership and contributions to the organization. The Cupola Voting Committee, comprised of a group of cross-departmental employees, thoughtfully reviews the submitted nominations and votes for the year’s Cupola Award recipients based on the nominees’ abilities to meet the hospital’s Standards of Performance and care for our comm ...
Patient Stories
February 1, 2024
John Previti was in pre-op on the day of his kidney transplant when he mentioned that he hoped his sister Denise D’Amelio would soon have a donor as well. Minutes later, in a twist that surprised everyone, John learned his sister was at the Medical Center to receive her kidney transplant that very day.

“The clinical team didn’t realize John and Denise were brother and sister until pre-op because they have different last names,” said Ashtar Chami, MD, Medical Director of Kidney Transplantation at Tufts Medical Center. “The timing was crazy. To my knowledge, we’ve never transplanted siblings on the same day before at Tufts Medical Center.”
January 10, 2024
The Tufts Medicine Integrated Network (TMIN) was named to Harvard Pilgrim Health Care’s 2024 Physician Group Honor Roll. The annual Honor Roll recognizes physician groups that have achieved exceptional results in disease prevention and the treatment of acute and chronic illnesses.
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