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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


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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

UMass Memorial Medical Center and HealthLoop Partner to Empower Patients and Improve Outcomes

August 29, 2018

Leading patient engagement solution enables care teams to engage all patients before and after  admission through automated daily check-ins, sending the right information at the right time

UMass Memorial Medical Center Now Offering Boston Children’s Pediatric Ophthalmology Services

August 9, 2018

WORCESTER, Mass. UMass Memorial Medical Center’s (UMass Memorial) Department of Ophthalmology announces a collaboration with Boston Children’s Hospital’s Department of Ophthalmology to offer pediatric ophthalmology services for children in Central Massachusetts. This service, which opened to new patients last month, is the first of its kind to be offered at the UMass Memorial Eye Center and addresses a critical need in the community.

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.

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.

UMass Memorial Health Care Reaches HIMSS Analytics Stage 7

June 14, 2018

Contact: Tony Berry
508-793-5394 (office)


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

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


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.