UMass Memorial Medical Center News

Proposal would critically impact emergency departments wait times and decrease access to care-
  • Drunk Goggles and X the Text activities planned with The Allstate Foundation
  • Teen Drive* vehicle with computer simulators available

  • 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


Contact: Tony Berry

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


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: 

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

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.

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 somenew transportaion courtesy of sophomores in the woodworking and art classes at Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical High School.

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.

- 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.

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

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


WORCESTER, Mass. – HIMSS Analytics announced that UMass Memorial Health Care (UMass Memorial) has achieved Stage 7 recognition – a distinction shared by a very small percentage of health care organizations. UMass Memorial is the largest health care system in Central Massachusetts and has the region’s only Level 1 Trauma Center.

  • Grant Will Make Car Seats Available to Residents in Need
  • Free Car Seat Checks Held Twice per Month

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

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.

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.

  • 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      


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. 

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.

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.