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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.

Steven Roach Named Marlborough Hospital President and CEO

October 3, 2013

Experienced Health Care Leader Brings Expertise and Community Knowledge

Steven RoachWORCESTER, MA – October 3, 2013 – UMass Memorial Health Care, the largest health care system in Central New England, today announced that Steven Roach, MBA, has been named President and CEO of Marlborough Hospital. The appointment is effective November 1.

Christopher Philbin Named UMass Memorial Health Care Vice President of Government Relations

August 5, 2013

Congressman McGovern’s Chief of Staff to Fill Key Role for Health Care System

Patrick Muldoon Named UMass Memorial Medical Center President

July 12, 2013

Experienced Health Care Executive to Lead Central Massachusetts’ Largest Academic Medical Center

Patrick Muldoon Named President of UMass Memorial Medical Center

July 12, 2013

WORCESTER, MA – Eric Dickson, MD, MHCM, FACEP, president and chief executive officer of UMass Memorial Health Care, today announced that Patrick Muldoon has been named president of UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester. The appointment is effective August 26.

HealthAlliance Hospital Named 2013 Most Wired

July 10, 2013

Jul 10, 2013 - Leominster, MA -HealthAlliance Hospital has once again been named to the prestigious list of Most Wired hospitals in the country. This year marks the 15thanniversary of Health Care’s Most Wired Survey and the sixth consecutive year that HealthAlliance Hospital has received a Most Wired Award, ranging from Most Wired – Most Improved to Most Wireless and since 2011, the Most Wired Award.

HealthAlliance Hospital and Sodexo Healthcare Food Services Partner in STOP Hunger Program

July 3, 2013

HAH Team and Participants at Summer Fun Feeding ProgramJul 3, 2013 - Fitchburg, MA, July 3, 2013 - The management team of Sodexo Healthcare Food Services, located at HealthAlliance Hospital-Leominster Campus, has partnered with the hospital to reach out to provide nutritious lunches for local youth.

Courtyard by Marriott Gives the “Gift of Warmth” to Marlborough Hospital Cancer Patients

June 22, 2013

Marlborough, MA – They are sometimes referred to as comforters, quilts or even duvets, but no matter what you call them, blankets are a source of warmth and comfort. And coming later this fall, patients receiving treatment at the new Cancer Center at Marlborough Hospital will have the added comfort of hand-made blankets courtesy of the Courtyard by Marriott of Marlborough. In fact, as part of their recent lobby renovation celebration, the Courtyard by Marriott spearheaded a special build-a-blanket project.

Longsjo Middle School Students Donate to Cancer Center

June 19, 2013

Girls Cancer CenterJun 19, 2013 - Leominster, MA - Three students from Longsjo Middle School in Fitchburg recently visited the Simonds-Sinon Regional Cancer Center, located at the HealthAlliance Hospital - Burbank Campus, with a gift from the heart. The girls raised money to donate to the cancer center by selling hand-crafted ribbons to their friends and fellow students.

UMass Memorial Medical Center First in Massachusetts to Implant Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold for Treatment of Heart Disease

June 18, 2013

UMass Memorial to Enroll Patients in ABSORB III Trial Studying "Disappearing" Heart Device

ABSORB III Trial Studies Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffolding

June 18, 2013

Worcester, MA — Members of the interventional cardiology team at UMass Memorial Medical Center recently implanted Absorb™, an investigational bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS) manufactured by the healthcare company Abbott, as part of the ABSORB III clinical trial.

HealthAlliance Home Health and Hospice Announces Deficiency-Free Hospice Survey and Excellent Rating by Patients

June 6, 2013

DPH SurveyJun 6, 2013 - Leominster, MA – The hospice program at HealthAlliance Home Health and Hospice recently received a deficiency-free survey by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

UMass Memorial Brings Home Marketing Awards

June 5, 2013

Worcester MA - UMass Memorial Medical Center brought home two awards from the 2013 New England Society For Healthcare Communications (NESHCo) spring conference last month.

HealthAlliance Guild Donates $25,000 to Hospital

May 31, 2013

Patrick and DebMay 31, 2013 - Fitchburg, MA - May 22, 2013 - At the annual meeting of the HealthAlliance Hospital Guild, members proudly presented a check in the amount of $25,000 to Patrick Muldoon, President and CEO of HealthAlliance Hospital. The Annual meeting brought together 70 Guild members at the Oak Hill Country Club in Fitchburg.

Enterprise Bank Donates Teddy Bears to HealthAlliance

May 3, 2013

Enterprise Bank TeddyMay 3, 2013 - May 3, 2013 - Leominster, MA - Enterprise Bank recently donated baskets full of teddy bears and other stuffed animals that bank employees and customers collected for patients of HealthAlliance Hospital’s Pediatric Unit, Birthing Center and Surgical Services.

The Sixth Annual Health Care Career Expo

May 1, 2013


UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center Hosts 20th Annual Teddy Bear Clinic

April 27, 2013

Teddy Bear Clinic

WHAT: Free and fun health fair for children and their families 20th Annual Children’s Medical Center Teddy Bear Clinic

WHO: UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center — part of UMass MemorialMedical Center. Staff from the Children’s Medical Center volunteer their timeand expertise to create an interactive health fair for the children of Central Massachusetts