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VA Claims Clinic Slated for UMass Memorial Medical Center

February 10, 2016

 Worcester-area vets can file, appeal and update existing claims during one-day clinic 

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Regional Benefits Office will host a claims clinic at UMass Memorial Medical Center on Friday, February 12. The Claims clinic will give veterans, their dependents and survivors an opportunity to meet with VA staff who can assist them with benefits questions. This event is in response to requests for expanded access in the Worcester area from U.S. Representative Jim McGovern and veterans in the community.

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. 

Local Entrepreneur and Industrialist Leaves Nearly $29 Million to Five Worcester-area Organizations More Than 60 Years After his Death

October 28, 2015

Worcester, Mass. The estate of William Binns Smith, a local entrepreneur and 20th century industrialist who passed away in 1952, has left nearly $29 million to five Worcester-area organizations. With the recent passing of Smith’s last surviving daughter, the organizations—Children’s Friend, Inc.

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.

UMass Memorial-Marlborough Hospital and Massachusetts Nurses Association Contract Has Been Ratified

September 25, 2015

Marlborough, MA—On September 25, 2015, UMass Memorial-Marlborough Hospital announced that the hospital and employees who are members of the Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA) agreed to a new three year contract.  The contract was brought before members of the union on September 21, 2015 and was ratified.  

UMass Memorial-Marlborough Hospital Hosts Educational Lectures Throughout October

September 25, 2015

Marlborough, MA (September 11, 2015) – UMass Memorial-Marlborough Hospital will be presenting three educational lectures during the month of October. All programs are free and open to the public to help educate our local community about cancer recovery and behavioral health issues. The programs include:

UMass Memorial - HealthAlliance Hospital and The SHINE Initiative Partner for “Removing The Stigma”

September 24, 2015

Leominster, MA – UMass Memorial – HealthAlliance Hospital and The SHINE Initiative invite you to attend a panel discussion featuring local youth and community members as they share their personal experiences and their journey of helping to remove the stigma of mental illness.
 

UMass Memorial Medical Center Earns National Pancreas Foundation Center Designation

September 14, 2015

 

Contact:
Debora Spano 
UMass Memorial Health Care 
O: 508-793-4252 
C: 401-258-3081 
debora.spano@umassmemorial.org
Twitter: @umassmemorial

Matthew Alsante
Executive Director, National Pancreas Foundation
866-726-2737
ll malsante@pancreasfoundation.org

 

 

UMass Memorial-Marlborough Hospital Hosts Educational Lectures Throughout October

September 11, 2015

September 11, 2015

MARLBOROUGH, MA – UMass Memorial-Marlborough Hospital will be presenting three educational lectures during the month of October. All programs are free and open to the public to help educate our local community about cancer recovery and behavioral health issues. The programs include:

UMass Memorial – HealthAlliance Hospital Opens Newly Renovated Fourth Floor  

September 4, 2015

Leominster, MA – Recently, UMass Memorial – HealthAlliance Hospital unveiled the renovated fourth floor to be utilized for cardiac and telemetry patients who require advanced monitoring.  By listening to the needs of patients and caregivers, the new unit is comprised of state-of-the-art equipment and private rooms helping to expand our patient experience and provide enhanced quality outcomes.

  UMass Memorial –HealthAlliance Hospital Installs Emergency Calls Boxes 

August 28, 2015

 
Leominster, MA – Recently, two Emergency Call Boxes were installed on the UMass Memorial – HealthAlliance Hospital Leominster Campus as part of the Federal Emergency Management Grant and a partnership with Leominster Police Chief Robert Healey and the Leominster Police Department. 
 

UMass Memorial - HealthAlliance Hospital Invites You to What’s Up Doc Physician Lecture Series  

August 14, 2015

 
Leominster, MA – UMass Memorial - HealthAlliance Hospital invites you to join us on Thursday, September 10th at 7:30 am for a discussion from Aaron Fay, MD, an expert in the field of Ophthalmology. You will hear about the unique work he performs right here in our community. The discussion will be held at the Fidelity Bank Building in the Community Room located at 9 Leominster Connector.
 

CareWell Urgent Care to Open Two UMass Memorial Health Care Affiliated Centers in Worcester

July 7, 2015

Growing New England urgent care chain and top Worcester, MA health system create an integrated community healthcare solution

QUINCY, Mass.–Two UMass Memorial-affiliated CareWell Urgent Care centers, located at 500 Lincoln Street and 348 Greenwood Street in Worcester, will open on July 15. This affiliation is unique to the Worcester area and will provide residents an integrated healthcare solution with both organizations serving patients based on their individual needs.

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