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UMass Memorial Medical Center News

  • June 24, 2015 - Telegram & Gazette

    A healthy baby is born in Memphis, Tennessee, and the placenta that allowed it to prosper in its mother’s womb is not disposed of as medical waste, but instead recovered in the delivery room and later used to prevent a 54-year-old Ashburnham man from losing his left foot or worse yet, his whole left leg.

  • June 10, 2015 - Boston Business Journal

    UMass Memorial Health Care is doubling its annual investment in virtual medicine with a program to increase access to virtual visits to outpatient visits, various inpatient consultations and genetic counseling.

    The plan, which would increase the annual investment in virtual medicine to $15 million from approximately $8 million, is part of a broader initiative by the health system to better manage the care of its patients in a budgeted way, rather than receiving reimbursements for each service rendered.

  • June 4, 2015 - Worcester Business Journal

    The first two UMass Memorial-affiliated CareWell Urgent Care centers, located at 500 Lincoln St. and 348 Greenwood St. in Worcester, will open on July 15. A third site, planned for Northborough, is slated to open in October.

  • June 4, 2015 - Worcester Business Journal

    Moody's Investors Service has upgraded its debt outlook for UMass Memorial Health Care from negative to positive, citing an upturn in the Worcester-based organization's finances.

  • June 4, 2015 - Boston Business Journal

    UMass Memorial Health Care and CareWell Urgent Care hope to integrate further beyond an affiliation, CEOs from both companies said today.

    The multi-site health system and the urgent care clinic announced their affiliation on Thursday, with plans to develop three integrated CareWell locations in Worcester and Northborough.

  • June 4, 2015 - Telegram & Gazette

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    UMass Memorial Health Care has agreed to affiliate with a Quincy business that will run three urgent care clinics in Central Massachusetts.

    Under the agreement, CareWell Urgent Care Centers of Massachusetts will operate two centers in Worcester and one in Northboro. UMass Memorial’s physicians will be able to refer patients to the clinics and may perform services such as reading X-ray films. The clinics will refer patients to UMass Memorial hospitals.

  • May 27, 2015 - Telegram & Gazette

    The story of a life saved never gets old, the tale of grief spared never is boring, but Dr. Larry Rosenthal has outfitted many patients with a LifeVest – a life-sparing garment worn under clothes – during his career as a UMass Memorial Medical Center cardiologist specializing in heart rhythm problems.