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New Rides for Patients at UMass Memorial Children's Medical Center

July 24, 2018

At UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center we recognize that not all patients have the same level of mobility due to their illness and energy level and these lily pads will ease their journey. Pediatric patients at UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center received some new transportation courtesy of sophomores in the woodworking and art classes at Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical High School.

A New Role for Tim Tarnowski as the first Chief Transformation Officer at UMass Memorial Health Care

July 23, 2018

WORCESTER, Mass. – UMass Memorial Health Care has tapped chief information officer (CIO) Tim Tarnowski to serve as its first chief transformation officer (CTO). Tarnowski will remain as CIO a position he has held for the past four years. The organizational change strengthens the health care system’s commitment to improving quality and value for patients, their families and the communities in Central Massachusetts.

Free Public Town Hall on Adolescent Substance Abuse

July 23, 2018

- Families are encouraged to attend this session on teen substance abuse

- What should parents be looking for?

WHO:              Dr. Margaret Chang, pediatrician, Tri River Family Health Center, and Rockdale Recovery High School along with teens attending the high school                                   

WHAT:           Hear from adolescents who are recovering from substance abuse

WHEN:           Thursday, July 26, 4 to 5:30 pm.

Dr. Jonathan Kay Named Honorary Member of Prestigious European Medical Body

July 11, 2018

Contact: Tony Berry
508-793-5394 (office) 774-317-0422 (cell)
anthony.berry@umassmemorial.org

UMass Memorial Health Care Reaches HIMSS Analytics Stage 7

June 14, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Tony Berry
508-793-5394 (office) 774-317-0422 (cell)
anthony.berry@umassmemorial.org

 

WORCESTER, Mass. – HIMSS Analytics announced that UMass Memorial Health Care (UMass Memorial) has achieved Stage 7 recognition – a distinction shared by a very small percentage of health care organizations. UMass Memorial is the largest health care system in Central Massachusetts and has the region’s only Level I Trauma Center.

UMass Memorial Medical Center Awarded Child Passenger Safety Grant

June 7, 2018

  • Grant Will Make Car Seats Available to Residents in Need
  • Free Car Seat Checks Held Twice per Month

Dr. Michael Gustafson Named President of UMass Memorial Medical Center

May 31, 2018

Contact: Tony Berry
508-793-5394 (office) 774-317-0422 (cell)
anthony.berry@umassmemorial.org

Volunteers Donated 90,000 Hours; Are Honored at Luncheon

April 23, 2018

UMass Memorial Medical Center honored many of its volunteers on April 17 in observance of National Volunteer Week during a special luncheon held at the Beechwood Hotel. Long-time volunteers were recognized for their years and hours of service.

200th Complex Aortic Repair at UMass Memorial Medical Center Was a Birthday Present for a Raynham Man

April 17, 2018

They have done it 200 times so far. The UMass Memorial Center for Complex Aortic Disease has performed 200 minimally invasive complex aortic aneurysm repairs for a dangerous weakening of the walls of the main artery in the abdomen.

New Screening Test for Autism Provides Earlier Detection in Toddlers

April 10, 2018

  • Dr. Roula Choueiri unveils new and rapid intermediate-level screening test for earlier identification of autism
  • RITA-T tool significantly reduces wait time for young children awaiting autism evaluations by specialists, who are in short supply
  • RITA-T provides early diagnosis to allow earlier intervention, ultimately leading to improved long-term outcomes      

Local Doctors, Teen Volunteers "all set" for Humanitarian Trip to Malawi

April 5, 2018

WORCESTER, Mass. - A UMass Memorial-Marlborough Hospital (Marlborough Hospital) surgeon will help lead a team of high school volunteers on a trip of a lifetime when they head to the African nation of Malawi this week.

Massachusetts Doctors, Teen Volunteers "all set" for Humanitarian Trip to Malawi

April 4, 2018

- UMass Memorial Marlborough Hospital doctor will make annual medical aid trip to impoverished African nation -

The Joy in Childhood Foundation® and Starlight Children’s Foundation Celebrate a “Day of Joy” and Valentine’s Day with special Starlight Gown Delivery to Pediatric Patients at UMass Memorial Children's Medical Center

February 12, 2018

WHAT:            

The Joy in Childhood Foundation, the charitable foundation supported by Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, will host a “Day of Joy” at UMass Memorial Children's Medical Center to make a special delivery of Joy in Childhood Foundation custom Starlight Gowns. 

Smith Takes the Reigns as UMass Memorial Medical Center Interim President

February 1, 2018

Jeff Smith, MD, JD, MMM, executive vice president and chief operating officer of UMass Memorial Medical Center since 2015, was elevated to the role of interim president today. He replaces Patrick Muldoon who announced in November his plans to retire effective January 31.

UMASS MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER AND UMASS MEDICAL SCHOOL ANNUAL WINTER BALL RAISES RECORD AMOUNT  

December 4, 2017

Worcester – The Winter Ball, the premier fundraising gala supporting the mission of the academic health sciences center formed by UMass Memorial Medical Center and UMass Medical School crossed the $1,000,000 threshold for the second straight year.

UMass Memorial Health Care Reaches HIMSS Analytics Stage 6

November 29, 2017

WORCESTER, Mass. – HIMSS Analytics announced UMass Memorial Health Care (UMass Memorial) has achieved Stage 6 recognition. UMass Memorial is the largest healthcare system in Central Massachusetts and has the region’s only Level 1 Trauma Center.

UMass Memorial Medical Center Honored with Gold Quality Achievement Award for AFib Care

July 11, 2017

WORCESTER, Mass. – UMass Memorial Medical Center is the proud recipient of the 2017 American Heart Association’s Get with The Guidelines - Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) Gold Quality Achievement Award. It’s one of only two hospitals in Massachusetts to have earned this designation for its atrial fibrillation program.

Volunteers Donated 92,000 Hours in 2016; Are Honored at Luncheon Hosted by UMass Memorial Medical Center

April 26, 2017

UMass Memorial Medical Center honored many of its volunteers on April 26 in observance of National Volunteer Week during a special luncheon held at the Beechwood Hotel, Worcester. Long-time volunteers were recognized for their years and hours of service.

During this last year, 801 volunteers donated 92,000 hours, a significant savings to the Medical Center if employees were to assume volunteers’ duties.

UMass Memorial -  HealthAlliance Hospital Receives First Place Accountable Care Compass Award from Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association

March 13, 2017

 
UMass Memorial – HealthAlliance Hospital was a first place awardee at the Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association (MHA)’s second Accountable Care Compass Awards event, which recognizes provider excellence and innovation in the delivery of high-quality, safe and efficient care.
 

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