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Patients at the Simonds-Sinon Regional Cancer Center to Benefit from $32,000 Grant

June 26, 2015

Leominster, MA – For the fourth year in a row, cancer patients at the Simonds-Sinon Regional Cancer Center of UMass Memorial - HealthAlliance Hospital in Fitchburg will receive free therapeutic services thanks to a grant from Angie’s Spa, a charitable, all-volunteer organization.  Since 2012, the funding has enabled the hospital’s Simonds-Hurd Complementary Care Center to provide free therapeutic yoga, hand, foot and chair massage and acupuncture services to patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments.

HealthAlliance Hospital Receives American College of Radiology Accreditation

June 5, 2015

June 5, 2015 - Leominster, MA – Recently, the UMass Memorial - HealthAlliance Hospital Radiology Department received accreditation in both breast ultrasound and low dose CT lung cancer screenings.

CareWell Urgent Care, UMass Memorial Health Care Announce Affiliation

June 4, 2015

Growing New England urgent care chain and region’s largest healthcare system align to increase efficiency and lower costs for patients

QUINCY, Mass., June 04, 2015CareWell Urgent Care and UMass Memorial Health Care today announced a new affiliation that improves access to coordinated healthcare for patients in Central Massachusetts.

Physical Therapy Plus at Whitney Field, Amy Roux, Trained For Robotic Hand Technology

May 22, 2015

May 22, 2015 - Leominster, MA – Recently, Physical Therapy Plus at Whitney Field, a satellite of UMass Memorial - HealthAlliance Hospital, hosted a Myoelectric Prosthetic Certification, conducted by Touch Bionics, a leader in the field of prosthetic technologies for patients with limb deficiencies.

Hospital Employees Participate in Red Raiders Book Drive

March 10, 2015

Red Raiders Lending Library VolunteersMarch 10, 2015 - Leominster, MA - HealthAlliance Hospital Employees participated in the Red Raiders Lending Library Book Drive in late February and donated over 400 books to Pre-Kindergarten through 8th Grade students in the Fitchburg Public School System and will be used in one of the classroom lending libra

Women and Heart Disease

February 26, 2015

Most Important Weapon in Fight Against Heart Disease is Knowledge

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UMass Memorial Medical Group Named to Harvard Pilgrim Honor Roll

February 23, 2015

Distinction recognizes physician groups based on performance amongst nation’s best-

Worcester, Mass., - Doctors with UMass Memorial Medical Group (UMMMG) really made the grades in 2014 according to Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (Harvard Pilgrim). The nationally recognized health plan named UMMMG to its 2014 Physician Group Honor Roll based on the group’s performance in three key areas. UMMMG ranked amongst the top 25 percent of those measured nationally.

February Is American Heart Month

February 9, 2015

UMass Memorial Offers Heart Smart Daily Reminders

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February 3, 2015
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UMass Memorial Health Care Now Offers Easy Online Appointment Scheduling through ZocDoc

January 20, 2015

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January 20, 2015
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Marlborough Hospital Celebrates the Fourteenth Annual Tree of Light

December 1, 2014

MARLBOROUGH, MAOn Thursday, December 11, Marlborough Hospital will celebrate the 14th Annual Tree of Light ceremony. The festivities will take place in the Leahy Conference Room at the hospital at 157 Union Street beginning at 5pm. 

Marlborough Hospital Earns ‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures’ Recognition from The Joint Commission

November 13, 2014

MARLBOROUGH, MA – Marlborough Hospital today announced it has been recognized as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States.

Patrick and McGovern Join UMass Memorial Health Care in Endorsing Earned Sick Time Ballot Question

October 29, 2014

Largest Health Care System in Central and Western Massachusetts Urges Yes Vote on Question 4 

WORCESTER, MA - Governor Deval Patrick and Congressman Jim McGovern today joined leaders of UMass Memorial Health Care in a press conference endorsing Question 4 on November’s ballot, which would ensure access to earned sick time for hundreds of thousands of Massachusetts families.

Mary Ann Stein Elected President of Massachusetts Association of Directors of Healthcare Volunteer Services

July 21, 2014

MARLBOROUGH, MA – Mary Ann Stein, director of volunteer services and community outreach for Marlborough Hospital, is now the 2014-2015 President of the Massachusetts Association of Directors of Healthcare Volunteer Services (MADHVS), a professional society of individuals who are responsible for the administration of Volunteer Services programs in healthcare institutions.

HealthAlliance Hospital Named 2014 Most Wired

July 10, 2014

Nation’s Most Wired Hospitals Demonstrate Progress Through Innovation

Francis Hurley Joins Marlborough Hospital's Board of Trustees

June 30, 2014

MARLBOROUGH, MA – Richard Bennett, Chair of the Board of Trustees for Marlborough Hospital, announced that Francis Hurley has been elected to the hospital’s Board of Trustees.

UMass Memorial Cardiac Surgery Programs Ranked Among Best in U.S. by Consumer Reports

June 26, 2014

WORCESTER, MA - Consumer Reports has released its first-ever Ratings of hospitals for heart surgery, and UMass Memorial Medical Center is featured in the list of the top 15 in the country. The Ratings, which look at heart bypass surgery and aortic valve replacement surgery, cover more than 400 hospitals nationwide.

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