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New Co-Chairs Sign on to Support 11th Annual Winter Ball

August 1, 2019


Black-tie gala supports life-saving mission of UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Medical Center

Well-known Central Massachusetts business and community leaders have been announced as co-chairs of the 11th annual Winter Ball, the fundraising gala benefiting UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Medical Center.

Susan and Anthony Consigli, and Susan and Clifford Rucker began their volunteer roles earlier this year in preparation for the Winter Ball, which will take place at Mechanics Hall on Friday, Dec. 6. 

UMass Memorial Medical Center Names Jack Bailey, SVP for Clinical Services

June 14, 2019


Contact: Tony Berry

508-793-5394 (o) 774-317-0422 (c)



PACE Prize Winners Get Funding to use Telehealth to Evaluate Overdose Patients UMass

May 17, 2019

PACE Prize Winners Get Funding to use Telehealth to Evaluate Overdose Patients UMass

- Award supports physician engagement in cutting edge-research, collaboration between departments, commitment to academic excellence –


UMass Memorial Primary Care Practices Recognized for Excellence in Patient Experience

December 3, 2018

The awards include three practices being recognized as top overall performers in either adult or pediatric primary care - 

 Annual Performance of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol to Benefit the Children’s Medical Center

November 9, 2018

Contact: Tony Berry                                                                                                                                   

UMass Memorial Health Care Emergency Departments To Suffer Under Question 1

October 10, 2018

Proposal would critically impact emergency departments wait times and decrease access to care-

New Ambassadors to Receive Training at UMass Memorial Medical Center

September 27, 2018

  • Drunk Goggles and X the Text activities planned with The Allstate Foundation
  • Teen Drive* vehicle with computer simulators available

Children, Teddy Bears, Dolls and Stuffed Animals Are Invited to the Teddy Bear Clinic

September 27, 2018

  • UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center is hosting a “beary” fun health and safety fair
  • Interactive and educational event for children of all ages

 WHO:       Free event open to the public; staff from UMass Memorial will be hosting booths of fun activities for children

WHAT:     Teddy Bear Clinic with 27 booths and activities

WHEN:     Saturday, September 29 from 10 am to 3 pm

UMass Memorial ACO Ranks Amongst Nation’s Highest Performers for 2017

September 24, 2018


Contact: Tony Berry

508-793-5394 (office) 774-317-0422 (cell)

Statement on the UMass Memorial Opioid Crisis Task Force

September 21, 2018


Contact: Tony Berry

508-793-5394 (O) 774-317-0422 (C)


WORCESTER, Mass. – We have created an Opioid Crisis Task Force to decrease opioid-associated morbidity and mortality in our community. Through the task force, we plan to: 

UMass Memorial Health System Announces Devastating Impacts Of Ballot Question One

September 12, 2018

Government mandated nurse staffing ratios would cost the health system $36 million

UMass Memorial Medical Center and HealthLoop Partner to Empower Patients and Improve Outcomes

August 29, 2018

Leading patient engagement solution enables care teams to engage all patients before and after  admission through automated daily check-ins, sending the right information at the right time

UMass Memorial Medical Center Now Offering Boston Children’s Pediatric Ophthalmology Services

August 9, 2018

WORCESTER, Mass. UMass Memorial Medical Center’s (UMass Memorial) Department of Ophthalmology announces a collaboration with Boston Children’s Hospital’s Department of Ophthalmology to offer pediatric ophthalmology services for children in Central Massachusetts. This service, which opened to new patients last month, is the first of its kind to be offered at the UMass Memorial Eye Center and addresses a critical need in the community.

New Rides for Patients at UMass Memorial Children's Medical Center

July 24, 2018

At UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center we recognize that not all patients have the same level of mobility due to their illness and energy level and these lily pads will ease their journey. Pediatric patients at UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center received some new transportation courtesy of sophomores in the woodworking and art classes at Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical High School.

A New Role for Tim Tarnowski as the first Chief Transformation Officer at UMass Memorial Health Care

July 23, 2018

WORCESTER, Mass. – UMass Memorial Health Care has tapped chief information officer (CIO) Tim Tarnowski to serve as its first chief transformation officer (CTO). Tarnowski will remain as CIO a position he has held for the past four years. The organizational change strengthens the health care system’s commitment to improving quality and value for patients, their families and the communities in Central Massachusetts.

Free Public Town Hall on Adolescent Substance Abuse

July 23, 2018

- Families are encouraged to attend this session on teen substance abuse

- What should parents be looking for?

WHO:              Dr. Margaret Chang, pediatrician, Tri River Family Health Center, and Rockdale Recovery High School along with teens attending the high school                                   

WHAT:           Hear from adolescents who are recovering from substance abuse

WHEN:           Thursday, July 26, 4 to 5:30 pm.

Dr. Jonathan Kay Named Honorary Member of Prestigious European Medical Body

July 11, 2018

Contact: Tony Berry
508-793-5394 (office) 774-317-0422 (cell)