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PURCH Student Marcella Jewell Wins I.T. Award from Mass Medical Society

March 22, 2022
Jewel Marcella, PURCH class of 2024

Marcella Jewell, in the Population-based Urban and Rural Community Health (PURCH) class of 2024, received the 2022 Massachusetts Medical Society Information Technology Award for her work addressing the nationwide crisis of boarding pediatric behavioral health patients in emergency departments.

Jewell’s award-winning work focused on the development of a pediatric behavioral health tracking dashboard in the pediatric emergency department at Baystate Medical Center.

The honor comes with a $5,000 award.


> Read more about her work (photo above: Marcella Jewell holds an illustration created for her by a patient boarding in Baystate's Pediatric ED)

> Read the Mass Medical Society's award announcement