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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 

UMass Medical School, UMass Memorial Medical Center Annual Winter Ball Reaches New Milestone

December 9, 2019

-The gala’s 11-year total has now shattered the $10 million mark -

The 11th annual  Winter Ball held on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, raised more than $1.3 million to help support the clinical care, education and biomedical research missions of UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Medical Center. This is the fourth consecutive year that fundraising has exceeded $1 million.

UMass Memorial Health Care Earns 2019 CHIME HealthCare’s Most Wired Recognition

September 25, 2019

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) says UMass Memorial Health has earned 2019 CHIME HealthCare’s Most Wired recognition as a certified level 7. The 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.

New Co-Chairs Sign on to Support 11th Annual Winter Ball

August 1, 2019


Black-tie gala supports life-saving mission of UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Medical Center

Well-known Central Massachusetts business and community leaders have been announced as co-chairs of the 11th annual Winter Ball, the fundraising gala benefiting UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Medical Center.

Susan and Anthony Consigli, and Susan and Clifford Rucker began their volunteer roles earlier this year in preparation for the Winter Ball, which will take place at Mechanics Hall on Friday, Dec. 6. 

UMass Memorial Medical Center Names Jack Bailey, SVP for Clinical Services

June 14, 2019


Contact: Tony Berry

508-793-5394 (o) 774-317-0422 (c)



PACE Prize Winners Get Funding to use Telehealth to Evaluate Overdose Patients UMass

May 17, 2019

PACE Prize Winners Get Funding to use Telehealth to Evaluate Overdose Patients UMass

- Award supports physician engagement in cutting edge-research, collaboration between departments, commitment to academic excellence –


UMass Memorial Primary Care Practices Recognized for Excellence in Patient Experience

December 3, 2018

The awards include three practices being recognized as top overall performers in either adult or pediatric primary care - 

 Annual Performance of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol to Benefit the Children’s Medical Center

November 9, 2018

Contact: Tony Berry                                                                                                                                   

UMass Memorial Health Care Emergency Departments To Suffer Under Question 1

October 10, 2018

Proposal would critically impact emergency departments wait times and decrease access to care-

New Ambassadors to Receive Training at UMass Memorial Medical Center

September 27, 2018

  • Drunk Goggles and X the Text activities planned with The Allstate Foundation
  • Teen Drive* vehicle with computer simulators available

UMass Memorial ACO Ranks Amongst Nation’s Highest Performers for 2017

September 24, 2018


Contact: Tony Berry

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

Statement on the UMass Memorial Opioid Crisis Task Force

September 21, 2018


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: 

UMass Memorial Health System Announces Devastating Impacts Of Ballot Question One

September 12, 2018

Government mandated nurse staffing ratios would cost the health system $36 million