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Lisa Colombo, DNP, RN, Appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at UMass Memorial Medical Center

February 8, 2017

Contact: Debora Spano
401-258-3081 (cell)

WORCESTER, Mass. – UMass Memorial Medical Center Care has announced that Lisa Colombo, DNP, MHA, RN, has accepted the position of senior vice president for Patient Care Services and chief nursing officer at UMass Memorial Medical Center, effective January 19. Colombo was previously president of UMass Memorial Medical Center – Clinton Hospital. 

UMass Memorial Medical Center Seeks to Join Dana-Farber Cancer Care Collaborative

January 9, 2017

January 9, 2017
Tony Berry, UMass Memorial Medical Center

Ellen Berlin, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

UMass Memorial - HealthAlliance Hospital Foundation Announces G.A.L.A. Award Recipients

September 9, 2016

On October 29th, the UMass Memorial - HealthAlliance Hospital Foundation will hold its second annual Gala Event. Proceeds will go to support the Foundation's Doyle Community Fund and the Mass Lung and Allergy Foundation. Both foundations will be directing funds back into the community to support programs and initiatives that address health and wellness, treatment and prevention of lung cancer and other pulmonary diseases in the North Worcester County region. This black tie affair will feature the music of the Tom Nutile Band, dinner and dancing and an electronic silent auction.

Wachusett Music & the Simonds-Hurd Complementary Care Center Invite You to “An Evening for Mind, Body & Spirits”

September 6, 2016

Leominster, MA – Wachusett Music and Simonds-Hurd Complementary Care Center invite you to “An Evening for Mind, Body and Spirits” featuring Mediums Kathleen Glass and Laura Emerald on Thursday, September 15, 2016 from 4 - 9pm at the Devens Common Center located at 31 Andrews Parkway in Devens, MA 01434. Tickets are $20 ($25 at the door) and $15 for students with a college ID.

Leominster Fraternal Order of the Eagles Donates $5,000 to the UMass Memorial – HealthAlliance Hospital Simonds – Sinon Regional Cancer Center 

August 26, 2016

Contact:  Kelli Rooney, Manager, Marketing, Public Relations & Community Relations 
Phone:     978-466-4094

Mohs Micrographic Surgery Clinic Now Open

July 22, 2016

Leominster, MA – Recently, Colleen and Wayne Elliot were our first patients to receive Mohs Micrographic Surgery (an advanced surgical treatment for treating common forms of skin cancer) during the grand opening of the clinic on July 6, 2016 at our Leominster Campus. Colleen said: "It was so nice to have the convenience of having a procedure closer to home.

Children’s Classic Go Carts Donated to UMass Memorial - HealthAlliance Hospital Operating Room

June 10, 2016

HealthAlliance Classic CarLeominster, MA – Recently, the employees of the UMass Memorial - HealthAlliance Hospital Operating Room recognized a need to help minimize the anxiety that their pediatric patients experience during the “pre-operation” phase.  Surgery for patients at any age can cause great angst and chi

UMass Memorial Medical Center Honors Volunteers

April 15, 2016

WORCESTER, Mass. – UMass Memorial Medical Center honored its volunteers on Tuesday, April 12 during a special luncheon held at the Beechwood Hotel, Worcester. In observance of National Volunteer Week, long-time volunteers were recognized for their years and hours of service.

According to Jody Stark-Cornetta, director of Volunteer Services, last year 800 volunteers donated 84,316 hours, a significant savings to the Medical Center if employees were to assume volunteers’ duties.

Shields Health Care Group and UMass Memorial Health Care Announce the Addition of the First 3T MRI Scanner in the Worcester Region

March 25, 2016

State-of-the-Art Scanner Improves Image Clarity, Patient Comfort and Exam Speed                              

WORCESTER, Mass. – March 23, 2016 – Shields Health Care Group (Shields) and UMass Memorial Health Care today announced that patients now have access to a state-of-the-art magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner at the imaging center located at 214 Shrewsbury Street. 

Mass Memorial - HealthAlliance Hospital to Create a Community Room on the Burbank Campus

February 1, 2016

Leominster, MA – The Bullock Building, originally constructed in 1953 and named after Richard Bullock, Directing Trustee, has been a vibrant part of the UMass Memorial - HealthAlliance Hospital Burbank Campus in Fitchburg over the years. Recently, it has been under demolition due to concerns over structural safety and the high cost of maintenance.

UMass Memorial - HealthAlliance Hospital Announces the Doyle Community Fund Grant Program

January 28, 2016

Leominster, MA – Deborah Weymouth, FACHE, CEO & President of UMass Memorial - HealthAlliance Hospital, recently announced that the UMass Memorial - HealthAlliance Hospital Foundation will begin accepting applications for the Doyle Community Fund Grant Program.

A Statement from President and CEO, Eric Dickson, MD, Regarding UMass Memorial’s Upgraded Bond Ratings

January 8, 2016

WORCESTER, Mass. – We are excited that two separate bond rating agencies have improved our standing and returned UMass Memorial Health Care to investment grade status - after two-years in a lower rated category. The news this week from Moody’s Investor Services and Fitch Ratings clearly demonstrate our turnaround as an organization.

Paint Night Raises Money to Benefit Patients at the Simonds-Sinon Regional Cancer Center 

December 11, 2015

Leominster, MA – Recently, The Simonds-Sinon Regional Cancer Center partnered with “Paint BeCAUSE” and The Luxury Box to raise funds for the Angie’s Spa Grant Program. Approximately 30 people attended the event raising $448 for the program.

UMass Memorial – HealthAlliance Hospital Employees Donate over 300 Turkeys to Ginny’s Helping Hand and The Salvation Army

December 7, 2015

Leominster, MA – UMass Memorial – HealthAlliance Hospital employees donated over 300 turkeys to local food pantry’s, Ginny’s Helping Hands and the Salvation Army, to help provide Thanksgiving meals to our community. 

HealthAlliance Hospital Guild Scholarship Ceremony

October 30, 2015

Leominster, MA – Recently, the HealthAlliance Hospital Guild held their Annual Fall Social at the Il Camino Restaurant in Leominster, where three local students were awarded a HealthAlliance Hospital Guild Scholarship. 

UMass Memorial - HealthAlliance Hospital Partners with Spanish American Center for Breast Cancer Awareness Event

October 16, 2015

Leominster, MA – UMass Memorial – HealthAlliance Hospital Fitchburg Family Practice, The Leominster Spanish American Center Inc., and the Simonds-Sinon Regional Cancer Center invite you to a free community education program on Breast Cancer Awareness. 

HealthAlliance Hospital and The SHINE Initiative Partnered for “Removing The Stigma”

October 4, 2015

Leominster, MA – UMass Memorial – HealthAlliance Hospital and The SHINE Initiative held an event on October 1st to kick off National Mental Health Awareness Month. The event was titled “Removing the Stigma “and featured a panel of community members.