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August 19, 2021
On August 13, 2021 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provided new recommendations for the mRNA (Pfizer and Moderna) COVID-19 vaccines for moderately to severely immunocompromised people. The CDC now recommends a third dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for these individuals.
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June 22, 2021
Tufts MC pledges $700,000 in grants to support community organizations’ economic mobility and stability efforts.
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June 16, 2021
Helen Boucher, chief of the Division of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Tufts Medical Center, professor of medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine, and a director of the Stuart B. Levy Center for Integrated Management of Antimicrobial Resistance (Levy CIMAR), has been named to a new, joint position as interim dean for Tufts University School of Medicine and chief academic officer for Wellforce.
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June 9, 2021
Tufts Medical Center and Prapela have been awarded a joint $2.5 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to help advance the development hospital bassinets for the treatment of newborns diagnosed with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)/Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome (NOWS).
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June 3, 2021
MelroseWakefield Healthcare today announced that Pamela Whelton, former President of South Shore Hospital, will assume the role of interim Chief Executive Officer effective June 14. She will replace Sue Sandberg who is moving to Colorado to be with family.
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April 29, 2021
Tufts Medical Center was recognized with an ‘A’ Rating in the Spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for meeting the highest patient safety standards.
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April 20, 2021
While families reported disruptions and added stress, many also noted positive experiences that help build resilience in a survey conducted by the American Academy of Pediatrics and partnering organizations.
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February 18, 2021
A national clinical trial led by Tufts Children’s Hospital researchers has found that both targeted genome sequencing and whole genome sequencing may help diagnose genetic abnormalities in neonates and infants. However, the technology and interpretations of results continue to have significant limitations that require further research and understanding.
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January 25, 2021
Internationally esteemed clinician and health equity researcher, Karen Freund, MD, MPH has been named Physician-in-Chief and Chair of the Department of Medicine at Tufts Medical Center, effective February 1. She will also assume the role of Chair of the Department of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine, both effective February 1.
Press Releases
January 15, 2021
The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) has recognized Lowell General Hospital as one of 89 ACS NSQIP participating hospitals that have achieved meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care in 2019.  As a participant in ACS NSQIP, Lowell General is required to track the outcomes of inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures and collect data that assesses patient safety and can be used to direct improvement in the quality of surgical care.
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