UMass Memorial Health News
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.
June 16, 2016
-Initiative helped to reduce emergency department visits and school absenteeism-
WORCESTER, Mass. – UMass Memorial Health Care has been recognized by a national hospital association for its work to reduce school absenteeism, hospitalizations and emergency department (ED) use among children with poorly controlled asthma.
June 13, 2016
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June 10, 2016
Leominster, 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
Governor Baker Signs Legislation Designating the MA Hospital School as the Pappas Rehabilitation Hospital for Children
June 10, 2016
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UMass Memorial Medical Center Earns Blue Distinction® Center+ Designation for Quality in Joint Replacement Surgery
May 10, 2016
WORCESTER, Mass. – Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts has selected UMass Memorial Medical Center as a Blue Distinction Center+ (plus) for Knee and Hip Replacement, the highest designation in the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated healthcare facilities shown to deliver improved patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures that were developed by Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies with input from the medical community.
May 3, 2016
ST. LOUIS – The Facility Guidelines Institute (FGI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dana Swenson, PE, MBA, to its Board of Directors. Currently senior vice president and chief facilities officer for UMass Memorial Health Care, Swenson is a leader in the health care industry and an advocate for maintaining the FGI Guidelines as a vital fundamental standard of care for planning and design of the health care built environment.
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.
March 23, 2016
WORCESTER, Mass. – UMass Memorial Health Care physician Robert Baldor, MD, is the 2016 recipient of the Allen Crocker Health Services Award. The distinction is presented each year to a clinician who most exemplifies a total dedication to excellence and an unyielding belief in the worth and dignity of the lives of individuals with disabilities – characteristics to which Dr.
March 1, 2016
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March 1, 2016
Free Kidney Screening Event for Adults at UMass Memorial Medical Center
- No Appointments Necessary
- Free and Open to the Public
WHO: UMass Memorial Medical Center Renal Medicine Team providing screenings for patients, families and friends
WHAT: Kidney Screenings – free and open to the public
WHEN: Thursday, March 10, 2-5 p.m. Walk-ins.
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.
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.
January 28, 2016
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.
December 11, 2015
UMass Memorial – HealthAlliance Hospital Employees Donate over 300 Turkeys to Ginny’s Helping Hand and The Salvation Army
December 7, 2015
October 30, 2015
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.