As Drug Deaths Soar, A Silver Lining for Transplant Patients

Adel Bozorgzadeh, MD, was recently featured in an article in The New York Times about the surge in deaths from drug overdoses having become an unexpected lifeline for transplant patients. (Photo courtesy of New York Times)

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Crisis in the Maternity Ward

In some cases, babies are born with NAS because their mothers use prescription opioids for pain, or are addicted to the drugs. Infants born with the syndrome may experience gastrointestinal distress, often have a distinctive high-pitched cry, and can be hard to comfort. (Photo courtesy of WBJ)

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College Students with Type 1 Diabetes Face Special Challenges

Through the Live Life Clinic, those young adults have the opportunity to meet with the adult care providers who will likely become permanent fixtures in their lives.


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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
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 - Clinton Hospital
Veronica Rosa
V.P. Development and External Relations
Telephone: 978-368-3903
Cell: 401-418-0048
Email: veronica.rosa@umassmemorial.org

UMass Memorial – HealthAlliance Hospital
Kelli Rooney 
Manager, Marketing, Public Relations and Community Relations
Telephone: 978-514-4726
Cell: 978-514-1152  
Email: krooney@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.