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  • January 16, 2018 - The Harvard Press

    Rollstone Bank & Trust recently pledged $50,000 to UMass Memorial HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital’s Community Campaign. Proceeds will support behavioral health services in the hospital’s emergency department.

  • January 7, 2018 - Telegram & Gazette

    Workers Credit Union has donated $100,000 to expansion of the emergency department at the Leominster campus of UMass Memorial HealthAlliance - Clinton Hospital.

    The expansion will boost the number of emergency treatment rooms to 37 from 24 and include new triage areas, more privacy for patients and secure space for patients with behavioral health issues.

    Workers Credit Union is based in Fitchburg with branches in Acton, Chelmsford, Gardner, Groton, Lancaster, Leominster, Lunenburg, Orange, Townsend, Westford and Athol.

  • January 3, 2018 - Sentinel & Enterprise

    Workers Credit Union has made a $100,000 donation for the UMass Memorial HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital Emergency Room expansion initiative on the Leominster Campus.

    "We can't thank Workers Credit Union enough for this very generous donation. It is heartening that the credit union recognized our goal to provide a state-of-the-art environment for our caregivers to deliver compassionate, quality care to every patient," Deborah Weymouth, president, and CEO of UMass Memorial HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital.

  • September 15, 2017 - Telegram & Gazette

    Beginning Oct. 1, there will be a new name on the hospital, but the new CEO acknowledges it will always be Clinton Hospital to the residents of this area.

    And that is OK with her.

    Deborah Weymouth, the president and CEO of UMass Memorial Health Alliance-Clinton Hospital, who oversees Health Alliance campuses in Leominster and Fitchburg, said her goal is to keep the hospital functioning and “keep it as ‘Clinton Hospital’ as people have known it.”

  • July 2, 2017 - Sentinel & Enterprise

    Sandra Fischer was only six years old when she realized she wanted to comfort the dying.

    Her grandmother had just survived a stroke, but was paralyzed to the point that she could only move her eyes. Despite her young age, Fischer helped to take care of her grandmother. She now refers to this as the beginning of her training.

    "I've learned so much. To be a better person, to look at people in a different light, and that someday we will all end up in a position like that," she said.

  • June 13, 2017 - High Profile

    UMass Memorial – HealthAlliance Hospital recently held a Groundbreaking Ceremony on May 18, 2017, for a new Emergency Department on their Leominster, Massachusetts campus.

  • May 19, 2017 - Sentinel & Enterprise

    As hospital staff and local officials gathered Thursday to celebrate the expansion of HealthAlliance Hospital's Emergency Department, there was one phrase most frequently repeated during the speeches: It's about time.

    "Since the day I first landed here, I've been waiting for this day," said hospital President and CEO Deborah Weymouth.

  • May 7, 2017 - Sentinel & Enterprise

    Each spring a number of the region's most outstanding high-school seniors are recognized with scholarships from the Chamber Foundation of the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce.

    On Friday, chamber members and guests have an opportunity to meet the scholarship winners, when a total of $48,000 in scholarships will be awarded at the "Good Morning" breakfast event.

    These awards are either endowed or funded by companies and individuals, and a total of 24 scholarships for $2,000 are being presented this year.

     

  • April 23, 2017 - Sentinel & Enterprise

    Offering unique therapies like acupuncture, tai-chi and lymphatic massages, the Simonds-Hurd Complementary Care Center opened in 2010 at HealthAlliance Hospital's Burbank Campus, in Fitchburg, as a way of tending to the health needs of cancer patients from a holistic approach.

  • April 23, 2017 - Sentinel & Enterprise

    When Julie Sarasty and her family moved into their 64 Viscoloid Ave. apartment in January 2016, she blamed the runny noses they all got to the common cold.

    After several months passed and the sniffling continued, Sarasty blamed it on spring allergies.

    It wasn't until she started taking a closer look under her kitchen sink that she started to blame the mold.

  • March 15, 2017 - Sentinel & Enterprise

    HealthAlliance Hospital received a first-place award at the Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association's second Accountable Care Compass Awards event, which recognizes provider excellence and innovation in the delivery of high-quality, safe and efficient care.

    HealthAlliance was selected from nearly 60 submissions MHA received from hospitals, physician groups, home health agencies and other care providers from across the state.

  • March 15, 2017 - Sentinel & Enterprise

    HealthAlliance Hospital received a first-place award at the Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association's second Accountable Care Compass Awards event, which recognizes provider excellence and innovation in the delivery of high-quality, safe and efficient care.

    HealthAlliance was selected from nearly 60 submissions MHA received from hospitals, physician groups, home health agencies and other care providers from across the state.

  • February 9, 2017 - Worcester Business Journal

    The merger of UMass Memorial - HealthAlliance Hospital in Leominster and UMass Memorial - Clinton and a proposed emergency department expansion were both approved yesterday by the Massachusetts Public Health Council, the health care system announced Thursday.

    Under the merger, which is expected to be official Oct. 1, Clinton Hospital will become a branch operating under the HealthAlliance license. The emergency department groundbreaking will take place in early spring, according to a press release from UMass Memorial.

  • January 1, 2017 - Sentinel & Enterprise

    "On the national front, we can plan on more change coming to health care and health-insurance coverage. Locally, 2017 will demonstrate the significant investment UMass Memorial-HealthAlliance Hospital is making in our region. With a new computer system (Epic) and a New Emergency Department (Leominster Campus) and with Clinton Hospital as a new partner, your vital and growing community hospital will continue its commitment to you and your loved ones. Happy New Year!

    Deborah Weymouth

    president and CEO of HeathAlliance Hospital

     

  • December 22, 2016 - Worcester Business Journal

    UMass Memorial Health Care is considering a new emergency department at HealthAlliance Hospital in Leominster, President and CEO Eric Dickson said Thursday.

  • December 1, 2016 - Sentinel and Enterprise

    On Monday, Nov. 7, The GazBar Sports Grill in Leominster and G-Vegas Striders presented a check for $10,001 to UMassMemorial-HealthAlliance Hospital’s Simonds-Sinon Regional Cancer Center.

  • November 17, 2016 - Sentinel and Enterprise

    No patient wants to wake up after surgery to find out the wrong shoulder was operated on, or that it was the other pinkie finger that ended up being amputated. 

    The staff at HealthAlliance Hospital doesn't want that either, which is why it started a campaign to crack down on any potential for wrong-sided procedures.

     

  • October 14, 2016 - Sentinel & Enterprise

    Money raised from the event benefits UMass Memorial - HealthAlliance Hospital. 

  • September 29, 2016 - Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    The board of trustees for UMass Memorial Health Care voted Wednesday to approve the merger of UMass Memorial-Clinton Hospital with UMass Memorial-HealthAlliance Hospital in Leominster.

  • July 28, 2016 - Sentinel & Enterprise

    Staff members at UMass Memorial HealthAlliance Hospital are looking forward to better meeting the needs of local patients now that a new clinic devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer has been established. 

    "It's been fantastic. Patients have been waiting for us to come," said Dr. Mary Maloney, director of the hospital's new Mohs program for skin cancer treatment. 

    The clinic, which started seeing patients on July 5, employs the Mohs surgical technique, a highly accurate process of skin-cancer diagnosis.

     

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