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Volunteers Donated 90,000 Hours; Are Honored at Luncheon

April 23, 2018

UMass Memorial Medical Center honored many of its volunteers on April 17 in observance of National Volunteer Week during a special luncheon held at the Beechwood Hotel. Long-time volunteers were recognized for their years and hours of service.

200th Complex Aortic Repair at UMass Memorial Medical Center Was a Birthday Present for a Raynham Man

April 17, 2018

They have done it 200 times so far. The UMass Memorial Center for Complex Aortic Disease has performed 200 minimally invasive complex aortic aneurysm repairs for a dangerous weakening of the walls of the main artery in the abdomen.

New Screening Test for Autism Provides Earlier Detection in Toddlers

April 10, 2018

  • Dr. Roula Choueiri unveils new and rapid intermediate-level screening test for earlier identification of autism
  • RITA-T tool significantly reduces wait time for young children awaiting autism evaluations by specialists, who are in short supply
  • RITA-T provides early diagnosis to allow earlier intervention, ultimately leading to improved long-term outcomes      

Local Doctors, Teen Volunteers "all set" for Humanitarian Trip to Malawi

April 5, 2018

WORCESTER, Mass. - A UMass Memorial-Marlborough Hospital (Marlborough Hospital) surgeon will help lead a team of high school volunteers on a trip of a lifetime when they head to the African nation of Malawi this week.

Massachusetts Doctors, Teen Volunteers "all set" for Humanitarian Trip to Malawi

April 4, 2018

- UMass Memorial Marlborough Hospital doctor will make annual medical aid trip to impoverished African nation -

The Joy in Childhood Foundation® and Starlight Children’s Foundation Celebrate a “Day of Joy” and Valentine’s Day with special Starlight Gown Delivery to Pediatric Patients at UMass Memorial Children's Medical Center

February 12, 2018

WHAT:            

The Joy in Childhood Foundation, the charitable foundation supported by Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, will host a “Day of Joy” at UMass Memorial Children's Medical Center to make a special delivery of Joy in Childhood Foundation custom Starlight Gowns. 

Smith Takes the Reigns as UMass Memorial Medical Center Interim President

February 1, 2018

Jeff Smith, MD, JD, MMM, executive vice president and chief operating officer of UMass Memorial Medical Center since 2015, was elevated to the role of interim president today. He replaces Patrick Muldoon who announced in November his plans to retire effective January 31.

UMASS MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER AND UMASS MEDICAL SCHOOL ANNUAL WINTER BALL RAISES RECORD AMOUNT  

December 4, 2017

Worcester – The Winter Ball, the premier fundraising gala supporting the mission of the academic health sciences center formed by UMass Memorial Medical Center and UMass Medical School crossed the $1,000,000 threshold for the second straight year.

UMass Memorial Health Care Reaches HIMSS Analytics Stage 6

November 29, 2017

WORCESTER, Mass. – HIMSS Analytics announced UMass Memorial Health Care (UMass Memorial) has achieved Stage 6 recognition. UMass Memorial is the largest healthcare system in Central Massachusetts and has the region’s only Level 1 Trauma Center.

UMass Memorial Medical Center Honored with Gold Quality Achievement Award for AFib Care

July 11, 2017

WORCESTER, Mass. – UMass Memorial Medical Center is the proud recipient of the 2017 American Heart Association’s Get with The Guidelines - Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) Gold Quality Achievement Award. It’s one of only two hospitals in Massachusetts to have earned this designation for its atrial fibrillation program.

Volunteers Donated 92,000 Hours in 2016; Are Honored at Luncheon Hosted by UMass Memorial Medical Center

April 26, 2017

UMass Memorial Medical Center honored many of its volunteers on April 26 in observance of National Volunteer Week during a special luncheon held at the Beechwood Hotel, Worcester. Long-time volunteers were recognized for their years and hours of service.

During this last year, 801 volunteers donated 92,000 hours, a significant savings to the Medical Center if employees were to assume volunteers’ duties.

UMass Memorial -  HealthAlliance Hospital Receives First Place Accountable Care Compass Award from Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association

March 13, 2017

 
UMass Memorial – HealthAlliance Hospital was a first place awardee at the Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association (MHA)’s second Accountable Care Compass Awards event, which recognizes provider excellence and innovation in the delivery of high-quality, safe and efficient care.
 

Massachusetts Department of Public Health Approves HealthAlliance DoNs

February 9, 2017

Contact: Debora Spano 508-334-4252
401-258-3081 (cell) Debora.spano@umassmemorial.org

WORCESTER, Mass. – The Public Health Council of the Department of Health and Human Services.has approved the Determination of Need (DoN) applications that proposed the merger of UMass Memorial – HealthAlliance Hospital with UMass Memorial - Clinton Hospital, and the Hospital Improvement Plan/Emergency Department Expansion at HealthAlliance.

Lisa Colombo, DNP, RN, Appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at UMass Memorial Medical Center

February 8, 2017

Contact: Debora Spano
508-334-4252
401-258-3081 (cell)
Debora.spano@umassmemorial.org

WORCESTER, Mass. – UMass Memorial Medical Center Care has announced that Lisa Colombo, DNP, MHA, RN, has accepted the position of senior vice president for Patient Care Services and chief nursing officer at UMass Memorial Medical Center, effective January 19. Colombo was previously president of UMass Memorial Medical Center – Clinton Hospital. 

UMass Memorial Medical Center Seeks to Join Dana-Farber Cancer Care Collaborative

January 9, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 9, 2017
Tony Berry, UMass Memorial Medical Center
774-317-0422
anthony.berry@umassmemorial.org

Ellen Berlin, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
617-632-4090
ellen_berlin@dfci.harvard.edu

UMass Memorial Medical Center Seeks to Join Dana-Farber Cancer Care Collaborative -
Collaborative membership reflects commitment to excellence in cancer care

UMass Memorial - HealthAlliance Hospital Foundation Announces G.A.L.A. Award Recipients

September 9, 2016

On October 29th, the UMass Memorial - HealthAlliance Hospital Foundation will hold its second annual Gala Event. Proceeds will go to support the Foundation's Doyle Community Fund and the Mass Lung and Allergy Foundation. Both foundations will be directing funds back into the community to support programs and initiatives that address health and wellness, treatment and prevention of lung cancer and other pulmonary diseases in the North Worcester County region. This black tie affair will feature the music of the Tom Nutile Band, dinner and dancing and an electronic silent auction.

Wachusett Music & the Simonds-Hurd Complementary Care Center Invite You to “An Evening for Mind, Body & Spirits”

September 6, 2016

Leominster, MA – Wachusett Music and Simonds-Hurd Complementary Care Center invite you to “An Evening for Mind, Body and Spirits” featuring Mediums Kathleen Glass and Laura Emerald on Thursday, September 15, 2016 from 4 - 9pm at the Devens Common Center located at 31 Andrews Parkway in Devens, MA 01434. Tickets are $20 ($25 at the door) and $15 for students with a college ID.

Leominster Fraternal Order of the Eagles Donates $5,000 to the UMass Memorial – HealthAlliance Hospital Simonds – Sinon Regional Cancer Center 

August 26, 2016

Contact:  Kelli Rooney, Manager, Marketing, Public Relations & Community Relations 
Phone:     978-466-4094

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