UMass Memorial Health Care has Brought Finances Back From the Brink

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By Priyanka Dayal McCluskey GLOBE STAFF 

In all the years Dr. Eric W. Dickson worked in UMass Memorial Health Care’s big emergency room here, moving from one patient to the next, he never dreamed that one day he might run the whole health system.

But in 2013, Dickson got the job. And it turned out that all those days and nights in emergency medicine were good training.

When Dickson took over as chief executive of UMass Memorial, the dominant health care provider in Central Massachusetts, the privately run nonprofit was losing millions of dollars a month. It was dangerously close to defaulting on its bonds. Patients were choosing other hospitals. Executives were jumping ship, and employees were unhappy.

Read full article at the Boston Globe.



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