UMass Memorial on ‘Mission’ to Improve Social Determinants of Poor Health

The biggest health organization in Central Massachusetts wants to improve the region's health, but in ways that do not ...





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One on One: Dr. David Ayers, Chairman of Orthopedics

Dr. Ayers, who performs about 250 hip and knee replacements a year, helped develop a national database of joint replacements called FORCE-TJR.




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Cuddling for a Cause  

UMass Memorial Medical Center is home to Central Massachusetts only Level III NICU. They also have the only 24/7 NICU Cuddler program in the region.


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Please note: If you are experiencing a medical emergency please call 911.

Media Relations Staff

UMass Memorial Health Care

Tony Berry
Senior Director of Media and Public Relations
UMass Memorial Health Care
Telephone: 508-793-5394
Cell: 774-317-0422
Email: anthony.berry@umassmemorial.org


Debora Spano
Media and Public Relations Manager
UMass Memorial Medical Center
Telephone: 508-334-4252
Cell: 401-258-3081
Email: debora.spano@umassmemorial.org

UMass Memorial HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital

Christopher Hendry
Senior Director of External Affairs
UMass Memorial HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital
Cell: 978-407-4721
Email: chendry@healthalliance.com


UMass Memorial-Marlborough Hospital

Ellen Carlucci
Vice President, Marketing and Communications
Telephone: 508-486-5807
Cell: 508-868-0879
Email: ellen.carlucci@umassmemorial.org


Media Relations Policy

To effectively facilitate the requests of media reporting on news and events at UMass Memorial Medical Center, the Media and Public Relations Department has established the following guidelines for reporters requesting information or interviews:

  • Media must arrange all interviews and photo shoots with UMass Memorial staff or patients in advance through the Media and Public Relations Department.
  • To ensure confidentiality, privacy, and appropriate sensitivity to patients and families, reporters, film crews, and photographers must always be accompanied by a Media and Public Relations staff person while on any of the UMass Memorial campuses.
  • Unless otherwise instructed by a member of the Media and Public Relations Department, members of the media will be provided complimentary parking. UMass Memorial security will remove unauthorized media and/or vehicles from the facility as necessary.
  • Media will be met by Media and Public Relations staff in the lobby of the pre-determined campus building and escorted to the appropriate location in the hospital.
  • No patient information other than a one-word condition description is made available to the media. No information will be released on patients who are not identified by name by the media.
  • Patients who agree to be interviewed or filmed at UMass Memorial must provide prior written consent to Media and Public Relations staff.