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Facility Guidelines Institute Appoints Dana Swenson to Board of Directors

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.

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. 

UMass Memorial Doctor Receives Prestigious Award for Work with the Disabled

March 23, 2016

Bob Baldor, MD, Family Medicine physician receives Crocker AwardWORCESTER, 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.

Free Kidney Screening Event for Adults

March 1, 2016

Media/Photo Opportunity

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.

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.