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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. 

Pills and dollar bills
February 23, 2021

New drugs are coming to market faster than ever. For many patients, new pharmaceutical therapies represent the potential for life-changing impact. Yet uncertain uptake of these often high-cost specialty drugs poses a significant risk for pharmacy budgets.

February 19, 2021

A large-scale vaccination site is now open on the campus of Worcester State University. Commonwealth Medicine, in partnership with Saint Vincent Hospital and Worcester State University, formally opened the site earlier this week with the aim of providing up to 2,000 vaccinations a day.

Chancellor, Mayor and Executive Vice Chancellor at news conference
February 04, 2021

Worcester Mayor Joseph Petty, City Manager Edward M. Augustus, Jr. and three local partner organizations announce that a mass vaccination site will open this month on the campus of Worcester State University. It is the sixth mass vaccination site to be announced statewide.

UMass Medical School
February 02, 2021

Commonwealth Medicine’s Linda Long-Bellil, JD, PhD, was named as this year’s recipient of the Chancellor’s Award for Advancing Institutional Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion at the 2021 Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, Tribute at UMass Medical School.

Massachusetts state house
January 28, 2021

Commonwealth Medicine's (CWM) Senior Associate Kristin Killeen has been honored with the state's coveted Manuel Carballo Governor's Award for Excellence in Public Service as part of a multi-agency team that performed critical work during the pandemic.

Person with a prosthetic leg walking through all hallway in a professional setting
January 26, 2021

Commonwealth Medicine's program Work Without Limits has been chosen to participate in Massachusetts' new Commission on the Status of Persons with Disabilities. This honor is the result of contributions the Work Without Limits team, led by Director Kathy Petkauskos, has made in partnership with Representative Josh Cutler's (Plymouth District) WorkAbility Subcommittee of the Massachusetts Legislature's Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.

December 29, 2020

Pavel Lavitas, PharmD, BCPS, clinical consultant pharmacist team lead for Commonwealth Medicine’s  Clinical Pharmacy Services team, appeared in an AJMC news article to share insights gained from a clinical trial of the heart failure drug sacubitril/valsartan within a Medicaid population

December 21, 2020

In a year of unprecedented tumult in the health care ecosystem, our experts have continued to provide insightful consultancy and innovative solutions to help our clients overcome their clinical, policy, finance, and operational challenges and continue serving their most vulnerable populations.

December 07, 2020

A team of Commonwealth Medicine (CWM) Health Care Finance Solutions employees is the recipient of 2020 Commonwealth Citations for Outstanding Performance from the state of Massachusetts. The honors are for crucial work on two projects completed during the pandemic with the Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA), which provides direct financial and food assistance for one in nine Massachusetts residents.

December 01, 2020

WORCESTER – A pilot project in Worcester focused on reducing racial inequities and better-supporting children in early education settings who have experienced trauma shows significant results, suggesting a new model that could be adopted in early education settings across the state and country.

November 19, 2020

(SHREWSBURY, Mass.) An interdisciplinary team from Commonwealth Medicine, the UMass Medical School IT Department, and the Massachusetts Executive Offices of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) and Elder Affairs (EOEA) is the recipient of a 2020 Commonwealth Citation for Outstanding Performance from the state of Massachusetts.

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September 30, 2020

In March 2020, as Massachusetts businesses and schools closed their doors, the state’s network of Family Resource Centers (FRC) stayed open and shifted their focus to meet the acute, immediate needs of the families: food, personal protective equipment, diapers, parenting support, distance learning help, constructive activities for kids, and emotional support. 

July 27, 2020

In recognition of her distinguished career dedicated to the art and science of nursing, Executive Vice Chancellor Lisa M. Colombo, DNP, MHA, RN, received an honorary Doctor of Science in Nursing  from Worcester State University and delivered an inspiring commencement address to more than 1,200 graduates during a virtual graduation ceremony on Saturday, July 25.

July 14, 2020

The Federal Bureau of Prisons has renewed its contract with Commonwealth Medicine (CWM), UMass Medical School, to manage comprehensive medical services at the Federal Correctional Complex (FCC) in Butner, North Carolina. This current award is expanded to include the addition of diagnostic imaging, neurodiagnostic, and radiation therapy services. Commonwealth Medicine’s Health and Criminal Justice (HCJ) Program has been managing comprehensive medical services at FCC Butner since July 2012.