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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.

June 19, 2020

Bonnie Greenwood, director, Clinical Pharmacy Services serves on the editorial advisory board of the Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy and provides an introduction to a perspectives series exploring solutions to improve the current state of pharmacy reimbursement.

Medical interpreter
May 19, 2020

Commonwealth Medicine is proud to co-host the 2020 Paving the Way to Health Care Access Conference. This two-day virtual event for medical interpreters, ASL interpreters, and managers of interpreters, will include workshops, awards, and networking opportunities.

Tasmina Hydery
May 12, 2020

Congratulations to Consultant Pharmacist Tasmina Hydery on receiving the AMCP Diplomat of the Year Award for 2020. The award recognizes her efforts to give back to the local student community while promoting the vital mission of pharmacy managed care.

Lisa Colombo
May 07, 2020

Like you, we know that nothing is more important than public health and safety during this most unusual time.

Medical Masks
May 07, 2020

When the State of Washington became the nation’s first full-blown hot spot for COVID-19, the Washington Health Care Authority called on Commonwealth Medicine to help manage time-sensitive logistical and administrative Medicaid challenges.

March 04, 2020

Christie Hager, JD, MPH, Commonwealth Medicine’s managing director for Public & Private Health Solutions, was recently elected to the board of directors of the Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts.

March 03, 2020

Commonwealth Medicine’s Director of Child and Family Policy Audrey Smolkin, joined Senate President Emerita Harriette L. Chandler in hosting a statewide conference on trauma and resilience “Building Resilient Communities, Building Resilient Children” on Monday, March 2, 2020, in Worcester Massachusetts.

Blue and green pills
March 02, 2020

Congratulations to Dr. Alan Gabot, managed care pharmacy resident in Clinical Pharmacy Services (CPS) at Commonwealth Medicine, on receiving the 2020 Elgene “Jake” Jacobs Memorial Scholarship.

Newborn baby
January 30, 2020

Commonwealth Medicine recently announced important enhancements to the data system supporting laboratory testing for the New England Newborn Screening Program.

Top ten stories of 2019
January 29, 2020

Throughout 2019 our experts across our solutions have shared the knowledge and insight that make us a trusted partner for health and human service agencies across the country through informative reports, blogs and news stories. Take a look at the top 10 most viewed posts of 2019.

AMCP Board of Directors Announcement
January 09, 2020

Congratulations to  Paul L. Jeffrey, PharmD, who was recently elected by the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) to serve as its president.

Behavioral health
December 17, 2019

Commonwealth Medicine experts in health care policy, law, and delivery for justice-involved populations played a key role in designing a new demonstration project for Massachusetts to improve the delivery of health services to individuals involved with the criminal justice system. The Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) developed the demonstration project, which will be administered by MassHealth in collaboration with the Trial Court, the Department of Correction (DOC), the Massachusetts Parole Board, and the Middlesex and Worcester county sheriff’s offices with the support of Commonwealth Medicine, UMass Medical School.