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HealthAlliance Hospital Launches New CT Screening for Lung Cancer

April 10, 2013

DI employee with patient Apr 10, 2013 - April 10, 2013, Leominster, MA -HealthAlliance Hospital is proud to offer the first low-dose computed tomography (CT) screening test for lung cancer in Worcester County.

UMass Memorial Health Care Joins Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts’ Alternative Quality Contract

February 28, 2013

Largest Health Care System in Central New England is Latest to Join Innovative Payment Program

Eric W. Dickson MD, MHCM, FACEP, Named as UMass Memorial Health Care President and Chief Executive Officer

February 6, 2013

Experienced Health Care Leader and Practicing Emergency Department Physician Brings Expertise and Community Knowledge

Cryoablation Now Available for Atrial Fibrillation Patients

January 31, 2013

Worcester, MA - Catheter ablation is a minimally invasive procedure that is used when medications fail to treat afib. Catheter ablation is performed in our electrophysiology lab by a team of highly skilled nurses and technicians who work alongside the electrophysiologist.

Quest Diagnostics to Acquire Clinical Outreach Laboratory from UMass Memorial Medical Center; Plan to Build ‘Lab of the Future’ to Serve Massachusetts Health Care Community

October 16, 2012

Relationship Will Provide Innovation, Resources, and Expanded Access and Connectivity for Patients and Doctors’ Offices, All at Reduced Costs

MADISON, NJ and WORCESTER, MA - Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world leader in diagnostic testing, information and services, signed a definitive agreement today to purchase the clinical outreach laboratory business of UMass Memorial Medical Center, a member of UMass Memorial Health Care and the largest health care system in Central New England.

UMass Memorial Joins National Pilot Study Aimed to Improve Care for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients

August 1, 2012

WORCESTER – UMass Memorial Medical Center is among a group of six hospitals to recently join a national pilot study under way to promote evidence-based evaluation and treatment standards for patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Patients with this type of lung cancer are also candidates for an operation called “lung resection.”

UMass Memorial Medical Center Earns Top Rank in Worcester

July 19, 2012

Washington D.C. –  UMass Memorial Medical Center has been given the top rank in the Worcester region for the second year in a row according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2012-13 Best Hospitals rankings, available online at The rankings, annually published by U.S. News for the past 23 years, will also be featured in the U.S. News Best Hospitals guidebook, which will go on sale in August.