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Women and Heart Disease

February 26, 2015

Most Important Weapon in Fight Against Heart Disease is Knowledge


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


February 3, 2015
Contact: Anthony Berry

UMass Memorial Health Care Now Offers Easy Online Appointment Scheduling through ZocDoc

January 20, 2015

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.

Worcester Youth Center Celebrates 20th Anniversary

June 4, 2014

Worcester, MA - The Worcester Youth Center marks its 20th anniversary of providing safe, educational, recreational and social opportunities for young people in Worcester, with a celebration at its facility located at 326 Chandler Street on Friday, June 6, 2014 at 5:30 pm and a community cookout the following day at the same location between 3:30 and 7 pm.

Some Insurers Now Covering CT Lung Cancer Screening

May 23, 2014

By Max Rosen, MD, Chair of Radiology

UMass Memorial Brings Home the Gold

May 22, 2014

Marketing and Communications Team Wins Two Gold Awards and One Award of Excellence 

Deborah Weymouth Named HealthAlliance Hospital President & CEO

May 6, 2014

WORCESTER, MA –May 6, 2014 – UMass Memorial Health Care, the largest health care system in Central New England, today announced that Deborah Weymouth has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of HealthAlliance Hospital. The appointment is effective June 16, 2014. 

UMass Memorial Medical Center Honors Its Volunteers

April 9, 2014

WORCESTER, MA – UMass Memorial Medical Center honored many of its volunteers April 8 in observance of National Volunteer Week during a special luncheon held at the Beechwood Hotel, Worcester. Long-time volunteers were recognized for their years and hours of service.

Medical Center Participates in Learning Community to Improve Costs and Outcomes Associated with Total Joint Replacements

March 13, 2014

One of 32 Organizations to Explore New Methodology to Deliver High-value Care

WORCESTER, MA – UMass Memorial Medical Center (UMMMC) is one of 32 medical centers internationally and the only one in Massachusetts, participating in a new learning community to improve costs and outcomes associated with total joint replacement.

Sergio Melgar Named UMass Memorial Health Care Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

January 7, 2014

Experienced Health Finance Executive to Fill Key Role for Health Care System

WORCESTER – January 7, 2014 – Eric Dickson, MD, MHCM, FACEP, President and Chief Executive Officer of UMass Memorial Health Care, today announced that Sergio Melgar has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at UMass Memorial Health Care, the largest health care system in Central New England. The appointment is effective January 13, 2014.

UMass Memorial Health Care Signs Letter of Intent To Transfer Ownership of Wing Memorial Hospital and Medical Centers to Baystate

December 1, 2013

SPRINGFIELD/WORCESTER/PALMER - The boards of trustees of UMass Memorial Health Care (UMMHC), Baystate Health and Wing Memorial Hospital and Medical Centers have authorized the organizations to sign a letter of intent to propose the transfer of ownership of Palmer-based Wing Memorial to Baystate Health.