Welcome! Login | Register
 

Worcester’s Commerce Bank Sold to Berkshire Hills Bank for $209 Million—Worcester's Commerce Bank Sold to Berkshire Hills Bank…

Man Arrested After Stabbing Neighbor During Fight Inside Worcester Apartment—Man Arrested After Stabbing Neighbor During Fight Inside…

Three Men Arrested in Worcester on Drug Charges—Three Men Arrested in Worcester on Drug Charges

Bradley’s Three Lifts Celtics Over Cleveland 111-108 in Game 3—Bradley's Three Lifts Celtics Over Cleveland 111-108 in…

Construction Activity - Week of May 22—Construction Activity - Week of May 22

Smart Benefits: Small Businesses May Hold the Key to Employee Happiness—Smart Benefits: Small Businesses May Hold the Key…

Blackstone Valley Tech Students Smith & Polymeros Create Bass Fishing Club—Blackstone Valley Tech Students Smith & Polymeros Create…

College Admissions: 6 Last-Minute Summer Ideas for HS Students—Summer vacation is just around the corner, and…

Red Sox Avoid Sweep, Roll Past A’s 12-3—Red Sox Avoid Sweep, Roll Past A's 12-3

“Sunday Political Brunch: Will This Ever End?” – May 21, 2017—“Sunday Political Brunch: Will This Ever End?” –…

 
 

NEW: UMass Memorial Doctor Fills in as Worcester’s Health Commissioner

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

 

Dr. Michael P. Hirsh

Dr. Michael Hirsh, surgeon-in-chief at UMass Memorial’s Children’s Medical Center, will serve as Worcester’s acting Commissioner of Public Health.

City Manager Michael O’Brien notified councilors in a memo on Wednesday that Hirsh had agreed to come on board until a permanent commissioner is hired. He started Wednesday and will work 15 hours a week for now. O’Brien said Hirsh will be available “for all emergency matters related to public health.”

“I am pleased that he has accepted this key role as we work with city council and the community on the further implementation of the Task Force on Public Health’s recommendations,” O’Brien said in the memo.

Hirsh is the chief of the Division of Pediatric Surgery at the Children’s Medical Center, president of the Worcester District Medical Society and director of the Injury Free Coalition for Kids Worcester Program. O’Brien said Hirsh is renowned for his work in the community to keep children safe and healthy.

“Since introducing the Injury Free Coalition for Kids and the Mobile Safety Street Project here in the city,” O’Brien said, “he has been at the forefront in advocating safety for children and initiating programs that make our community a substantially safer place for them.”

Hirsh’s commitment and advocacy for the health of our community cannot be overstated, O’Brien said, telling councilors, “I am sure you will agree with me that we are indeed fortunate to have retained the services of Dr. Michael Hirsh as Acting Commissioner of Public Health.”



 

 

Related Articles

 

Enjoy this post? Share it with others.

 

X

Stay Connected — Free
Daily Email