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Reproductive Health Commitment

June 27, 2022

To:     All UMass Memorial Health Caregivers
From:  Eric Dickson, MD, President and CEO, UMass Memorial Health
Tiffany Moore Simas, MD, MPH, MEd, Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Date:  June 27, 2022
Re:     Reaffirming Our Commitment to Reproductive Health

Many of us are still in shock about the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe vs. Wade on Friday of last week. We want to take this moment to repeat and reaffirm UMass Memorial Health’s commitment to reproductive health for all people regardless of their circumstances. 

Community Healthlink Expands School-based Program to Help At-Risk Students at Worcester East Middle School

May 24, 2022


As the pandemic wreaks havoc with adolescent mental health, the CHL C.A.R.E.S. Club helps students with school attendance, their studies, and their relationships.


Community Healthlink Chosen by City of Worcester for New Crisis Response Model

May 24, 2022


In the new model, a CHL crisis clinical team will respond to certain emergency calls alongside police.


Worcester, MA (May 16, 2022) – UMass Memorial Health – Community Healthlink (CHL) has been selected by the City of Worcester Health and Human Services Division to be its partner for its new “Mental Health Community Crisis Response Model.” In the new model, a CHL crisis team will be dispatched alongside police to certain emergency calls.

Community Healthlink Receives Highest Level of Accreditation from Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities

February 28, 2022

The three-year designation is the longest accreditation offered by CARF


[Worcester, MA, February 28, 2022] – UMass Memorial Health – Community Healthlink has received accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). The three-year accreditation is the longest offered by CARF and signifies that CHL meets CARF standards for services and business practices.

This is CHL’s second consecutive three-year accreditation.

UMass Memorial Health Filing Zoning Petition to Expand Hospital Beds in Worcester

February 24, 2022

The petition helps to address hospital bed capacity challenges in central Massachusetts


Dr. Michael L. Gustafson Named to the Board of the Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association

February 16, 2022

WORCESTER, MA – February 16, 2022 – UMass Memorial Medical Center President Michael L. Gustafson, MD, MBA, was voted onto the Board of Trustees of the Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association (MHA) at the annual meeting in January. MHA serves as the leading voice for the commonwealth’s hospitals and health systems.

UMass Memorial Health – HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital announces opening of Multi-Disciplinary Clinic at Leominster Campus

January 19, 2022

Leominster, MA– UMass Memorial Health – HealthAlliance Clinton Hospital today celebrated the opening of a new Multi-Disciplinary Clinic on the Leominster Campus. The Clinic is designed to bring specific specialties to the Northern Worcester County region and allow local patients the ease of access to the specialty care they need closer to home.

UMass Memorial Plans $1 Million Donation to the City of Worcester

October 20, 2021


Proceeds will establish the Worcester Health Equity Fund


Dr. Eric Dickson


Notice to Our Patients of a Privacy Incident

October 15, 2021

UMass Memorial Health (“UMass Memorial”) is committed to protecting the security and privacy of our patients’ and health plan participants’ information. Regrettably, this notice explains an incident that may have involved some of that information. 

UMass Memorial Health Earns “Most Wired” Recognition

October 14, 2021


Advances to certified level 8 in both the acute and ambulatory care settings 

CHiME Digital Health Most Wired - Ambulatory - Certified Level 8

Mass Advantage Taps Mary Hsieh as CEO

September 16, 2021


Hsieh has vast expertise and experience with Medicare and Medicaid products 





Worcester, Mass – Mass Advantage, the new Medicare Advantage health plan, has appointed Mary Hsieh as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO).  In this role Hsieh will launch and oversee all business strategies and operations.

Healthalliance-Clinton Hospital Earns National Recognition for Efforts to Improve Stroke Treatment

September 15, 2021

The American Heart Association presents Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus award for commitment to prioritizing quality care for stroke patients.

The American Heart Association's 2021 Get With The Guidelines Gold Plus award for Stroke in the Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll.

Introducing Mass Advantage  

September 8, 2021


The insurer is gearing up for its first-ever open enrollment period 


UMass Memorial Health Donates $74K to Fund United Way Program

July 26, 2021

-The Shubi Kaur Summer Strong Fund is the health care system’s signature United Way program-

UMass Memorial Medical Center, MA Department of Public Health and HHS partner to expand access to monoclonal antibody therapy to treat COVID-19 patients 

July 14, 2021

Worcester, MA  -- UMass Memorial Medical Center, the flagship academic medical center of UMass Memorial Health, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announced today that it has expanded access to COVID-19 monoclonal antibody (mAb) treatments and will begin administering the therapies at its Hahnemann campus in Worcester.

Bravehearts Announce Vaccination Nation Promotion

July 9, 2021

Contatc: Dave Peterson
Worcester Bravehearts

Fans Who Show Vaccination Cards Will Receive Free Tickets and Hats

In partnership with UMass Memorial Health, the Worcester Bravehearts have announced the debut of Vaccination Nation, a promotion where fans can earn a free Bravehearts ticket and hat simply by showing their COVID-19 vaccination card at a home game. 

​UMass Memorial Health- HealthAlliance Clinton Hospital announces $717k investment in local community initiatives to address  social determinants of health

July 6, 2021

Leominster, Mass – UMass Memorial Health- HealthAlliance Clinton Hospital recently invested $717,000 to fund community-based initiatives aimed at tackling the urgent health challenges of food insecurity, substance abuse, and workforce development.  To date, the hospital has committed more than $820,000 in resources, including emergency COVID response funding.