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Lisa M. Colombo receiving award beside Elizabeth Vittum, VP, Seven Hills Foundation and Chair, Women’s Initiative of the United Way of Central Mass and Peter Stanton, Publisher and CEO, WBJ
November 18, 2021

Last month we shared that our Executive Vice Chancellor Lisa M. Colombo, DNP, MHA, RN, was named one of Worcester Business Journal's (WBJ) Outstanding Women in Business. Described by the WBJ as a natural-born leader, Lisa was recognized for her distinguished career and leadership at a celebratory luncheon with the seven other awardees earlier this month.

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November 04, 2021

Commonwealth Medicine experts among authors of a new policy brief featured in Health Affairs.

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November 03, 2021

COLUMBUS, Ohio, and SHREWSBURY, Mass. — Commonwealth Medicine (CWM) and the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS) are pleased to announce a three-year agreement in which CWM will provide rehabilitative and review services for OPERS disability recipients.

CWM will work closely with participants in the OPERS Rehabilitative Services Program, which helps OPERS disability recipients return to wellness. Participants partner with a clinical nurse case manager to map out a recovery plan and receive vocational assistance to help with their self-directed job search.

Roger Eaton, PhD
October 26, 2021

Roger B. Eaton, PhD, director of the New England Newborn Screening Program, an initiative of UMass Chan Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine division, is the 2021 recipient of the Harry Hannon Laboratory Improvement Award in Newborn Screening, a prestigious international tribute.

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October 20, 2021

At the Center, experts will work with child-serving systems in Massachusetts to reduce trauma infliction and support children’s healing

Lisa Colombo
October 12, 2021

Commonwealth Medicine Executive Vice Chancellor Lisa M. Colombo, DNP, MHA, RN, is a recipient of the 2021 Worcester Business Journal Outstanding Women in Business Award, recognized for her distinguished career and leadership rooted in patient care, quality and safety, and operational management that has brought extraordinary growth to Commonwealth Medicine in its service to the residents of Massachusetts and beyond.

October 07, 2021

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), which celebrates the many contributions of people with disabilities to America’s workplaces and economy. With this year’s theme – “America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusion” – the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy is dedicated to ensuring that people with disabilities have full access to employment during the national recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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September 14, 2021

On September 7, 2021, the University of Massachusetts announced a history-making $175 million donation from The Morningside Foundation to UMass Medical School.

The transformational gift is unrestricted and will more than double the Medical School’s endowment. It comes as the Medical School celebrates its 50th year of educating future physicians, nursing leaders and biomedical scientists and as its Nobel Prize-winning research enterprise has grown to $400 million.

September 13, 2021

Commonwealth Medicine’s Clinical Pharmacy Services team is partnering with Xcenda to develop Product Snapshots for promising drugs in the pharmaceutical pipeline for their FormularyDescisionsⓇ platform.

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September 02, 2021


Commonwealth Medicine (CWM) is pleased to welcome Catherine “Katie” Mick, MSW, MBA, as the new chief of staff under the direction of Executive Vice Chancellor Lisa M. Colombo, DNP, MHA, RN and in collaboration with Deputy Executive Vice Chancellor for Operations Patti Onorato, RN, MS, APN.

Mick joins CWM from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS), where she held vital roles in leadership, policy development, administration, and financial management over many years of service to the Secretariat, its agencies, and mission. 

clinical pharmacy services team volunteers
July 29, 2021

Commonwealth Medicine’s Clinical Pharmacy Services team took a “farm”acy trip to the Community Harvest Project in Grafton Massachusetts! 40 volunteers worked together to harvest over 3,000 pounds of fresh vegetables, equal to 18,830 individual servings of food, for individuals in need of a healthy and nutritious meal in Massachusetts.

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June 23, 2021

The Federal Bureau of Prisons has renewed its contract with Commonwealth Medicine to manage comprehensive medical services for the Federal Medical Center (FMC) Devens in Massachusetts. This award includes the provision of services both onsite at FMC Devens and in the local community through Commonwealth Medicine’s extensive network of hospitals and specialists.

June 04, 2021

Worcester, Mass. –The Saint Vincent Hospital Vaccine Collaborative at Worcester State University, a collaboration with the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Commonwealth Medicine and the City of Worcester, will close on June 10, 2021,after administering over 83,000 COVID-19 vaccines in almost four months.

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March 17, 2021

(Albany, N.Y.) – Capital Region, N.Y. native, and persons with disabilities activist, John Robinson, CEO of Our Ability, has recently made an agreement with the Commonwealth Medicine/University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Work Without Limits, based in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. The program encourages new businesses throughout New England to post their jobs on the newly launched Jobs Ability platform, and enable more individuals with disabilities interested in marketing their skills towards employment, to do so.

March 11, 2021

At a recent virtual public hearing, a Commonwealth Medicine expert presented an analysis of the proposed sale of New Hampshire’s LRGHealthcare to Concord Hospital. The sale would include Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia and Franklin Regional Hospital.