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​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.  

​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.  

UMass Memorial Health – Harrington Era Begins

June 30, 2021

                     

Health Systems Announce Commitment to Increase MWBE Spending by $1B to Improve Supplier Diversity & Build Community Wealth 

June 9, 2021

Contact: Bich Ha Pham, Director, Communications & Policy, Healthcare Anchor Network, 202-559-1473 ext 3011, bpham@democracycollaborative.org 

Contact: Lindsey Corey, Director, Communications, Health Care Without Harm and Practice Greenhealth, press@hcwh.org 

UMass Memorial Health – Marlborough Hospital Awarded $300,000 Cummings Foundation Grant

June 7, 2021

Contact: Ellen Carlucci ellen.carlucci@umassmemorial.org 508-868-0879

UMass Memorial Health – Marlborough Hospital has been named a Ten Year Grant Recipient

Marlborough, MA—Marlborough Hospital is one of 140 local nonprofits to receive grants of $100,000 to $500,000 each through Cummings Foundation’s $25 Million Grant Program. The community hospital was chosen from a total of 590 applicants during a competitive review process. The hospital will receive $300,000 over ten years. 

UMass Memorial Medical Center Becomes First to FORS

May 12, 2021

FOR  IMMEDIATE  RELEASE
Contact: Debora Spano                                                                         
401-258-3081                                                                                       
debora.spano@umassmemorial.org                                                                   

New fiber optic technology gives surgeons a safer picture during invasive procedures 

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Collaborates with Ariadne Labs and UMass Memorial Health to Launch TeamBirth, an Initiative to Improve Maternal Care

May 11, 2021

Contact: Phil Tracey/philip_tracey@harvardpilgrim.org

Initiative will work to improve well-being of mothers across New England through stronger communication and shared decision-making

UMass Memorial Health and Worcester Red Sox Partner for the Health of Central Massachusetts’ Families

April 8, 2021

Contact:
Debora Spano                                                                        
401-258-3081                                                                                       
debora.spano@umassmemorial.org                                                       

Bill Wanless
SVP of Communications
bwanless@woosox.com

 

Worcester Area Mission Society Joins UMass Memorial in Anchor Mission Work

March 16, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE  RELEASE

Becomes second organization in Worcester to pledge to redirect one percent of its investment portfolio toward community investment.

Dr. Brian Gibbs Named Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer       

December 2, 2020

                      Seasoned leader tasked to lead the organization’s diversity and inclusion transformation

Public Announcement Concerning a Proposed Health Care Project

November 16, 2020

Posted: November 16, 2020

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Re-establishment of a Field Hospital at the DCU Center in Worcester

November 13, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

BOSTON — The Baker-Polito Administration today announced that the first field hospital will be stood up at the DCU Center in Worcester as the Commonwealth prepares additional capacity for COVID-19 patients. This site will be built by the National Guard and is the first field hospital to re-open in the state since June.

UMass Memorial Health Care to hold Virtual Health Equity Open Forum

October 28, 2020

Worcester, Mass, UMass Memorial Health Care, the largest system of care in Central Massachusetts and a member of America’s Essential Hospitals, is hosting its first-ever (virtual) Health Equity Open Forum tomorrow.

UMass Memorial Health Care Earns 2020 CHIME Digital Health Most Wired Recognition

October 6, 2020

ANN ARBOR, MI, Oct. 6, 2020 – The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is pleased to announce that UMass Memorial Health Care has earned 2020 CHIME Digital Health Most Wired recognition as a certified level 7. The CHIME Digital Health Most Wired program conducts an annual survey to assess how effectively healthcare organizations apply core and advanced technologies into their clinical and business programs to improve health and care in their communities.

Harrington HealthCare System and UMass Memorial Health Care Approve Definitive Terms for Corporate Affiliation

September 23, 2020

SOUTHBRIDGE, MA (SEPTEMBER 23, 2020) – The Members of Harrington HealthCare System and the Board of Trustees of UMass Memorial Health Care announced today that both entities have reached agreement on definitive terms for a corporate affiliation.  Harrington HealthCare announced in January 2020 that it was pursuing a corporate affiliation by UMass Memorial.  

Harrington HealthCare System Enters Formal Negotiations with UMass Memorial Health Care for Acquisition Agreement

January 29, 2020

SOUTHBRIDGE, MA – The Members of Harrington HealthCare System voted last night in support of its Board and Strategic Executive Committee’s recommendation to formally enter into a Letter of Intent (LOI) with UMass Memorial Health Care to pursue an acquisition agreement.

UMass Memorial Health Care Announced New Leadership for its Behavioral Health

January 22, 2020

WORCESTER, Mass. – CommunityHELP (Health and Everyday Living Programs), an online resource that links individuals and families with government and charitable social service programs, now has more than 1,000 participating programs with claimed listings in its comprehensive database. This milestone is not the only accomplishment within the program’s reach. Next month CommunityHELP will have supported more than 20,000 searches by community members in need in just under 1-year.

Press Conference to Announce New Destruction Plan for “Goods for Guns” Buyback Program

December 10, 2019

Sixteen communities participate in buyback and provide trigger locks on Saturday

New location for turning in guns in Worcester - City Welding and Sheet Fabrication - will crush guns while the owners watch

 

WHO:              Andrew Karson, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer, UMass Memorial Medical Center

                        Michael Hirsh, MD, Worcester Division of Public Health and UMass Memorial Health Care

                        Joseph Early, Jr., District Attorney, Worcester County 

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