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The COVID team donning personal protective equipment (PPE) in the CCU at University Campus of UMass Memorial Health.

The COVID team donning personal protective equipment (PPE) in the CCU at the University Campus of UMass Memorial Health. (Photo by Allison Dinner Photography)

 

  • July 6, 2021

    Leominster, Mass – UMass Memorial Health- HealthAlliance Clinton Hospital recently invested $717,000 to fund community-based initiatives aimed at tackling the urgent health challenges of food insecurity, substance abuse, and workforce development.  To date, the hospital has committed more than $820,000 in resources, including emergency COVID response funding.  

  • July 6, 2021 - Community Advocate

    As some neighboring communities soar ahead of the state average, Marlborough and Hudson are still keeping pace in the ongoing push to vaccinate as many residents as possible against COVID-19, state data shows.

    As of June 29, Hudson, Marlborough, Grafton and Shrewsbury all had similar rates, with 69 percent, 67 percent, 66 percent and 71 percent of residents, respectively, being fully vaccinated. In Northborough, Southborough and Westborough the rates were, in order, 87 percent, 84 percent and 87 percent.

  • July 6, 2021

    Leominster, Mass – UMass Memorial Health- HealthAlliance Clinton Hospital recently invested $717,000 to fund community-based initiatives aimed at tackling the urgent health challenges of food insecurity, substance abuse, and workforce development.  To date, the hospital has committed more than $820,000 in resources, including emergency COVID response funding.  

  • July 5, 2021 - Telegram & Gazette

    Ten years ago, William Lee, 77, underwent a liver transplant at UMass Memorial Medical Center, as he was suffering from hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common type of primary liver cancer. 

    Ten years later, at 87, Lee has continued to live a healthy life with his family.

  • July 1, 2021 - Mass Live

    On Thursday, Harrington HealthCare System officially became a part of the UMass Memorial Health system, a partnership that officials have said will strengthen health care in Central Massachusetts.

  • July 1, 2021 - Worcester Business Journal

    UMass Memorial Health on Thursday celebrated the official merger with Harrington HealthCare, which has operations in Southbridge and Webster, as well as other outposts.

    Thursday, July 1, officially marked what the healthcare provider called the beginning of the UMass Memorial Health-Harrington era.

    A celebration including several VIPs, including Massachusetts Secretary of Health and Human Services Marylou Sudders, took place Thursday morning in Southbridge.

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  • June 11, 2021 - Spectrum News

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is holding an emergency meeting on June 18 due to an increased number of cases of heart inflammation following COVID-19 vaccinations. 

    According to the CDC, there have been 226 cases of myocarditis or pericarditis in people younger than 30, especially young men. 

    UMass Medical School Assistant Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Dr. John Dickey, says at UMass Memorial Health theyv'e had seven patients hospitalized with mild symptoms, but all were released and seem to be making full recoveries.

  • June 11, 2021 - Becker Hospital Review

    As businesses lift mask mandates for fully vaccinated consumers, the healthcare industry has been untouched. As COVID-19 infection rates drop and vaccinations plateau, hospital leaders are determining what their mask mandates' next move is.

  • June 9, 2021 - Worcester Business Journal

    A blood shortage around the country, following a decline in blood donations over the Memorial Day weekend, is impacting UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester.

    In an email sent by Chief Medical Officer Andy Karson and Chief Nursing Officer Justin Precourt last Friday, they reported the hospital is seeing a large reduction in the supply of Type O and Type B blood. In the email, they said they expect this to be remedied sometime this week, but until then there are critical measures the hospital is taking to ensure it has enough blood for lifesaving care.

  • June 9, 2021

    Contact: Bich Ha Pham, Director, Communications & Policy, Healthcare Anchor Network, 202-559-1473 ext 3011, bpham@democracycollaborative.org 

    Contact: Lindsey Corey, Director, Communications, Health Care Without Harm and Practice Greenhealth, press@hcwh.org 

  • June 7, 2021

    Contact: Ellen Carlucci ellen.carlucci@umassmemorial.org 508-868-0879

    UMass Memorial Health – Marlborough Hospital has been named a Ten Year Grant Recipient

    Marlborough, MA—Marlborough Hospital is one of 140 local nonprofits to receive grants of $100,000 to $500,000 each through Cummings Foundation’s $25 Million Grant Program. The community hospital was chosen from a total of 590 applicants during a competitive review process. The hospital will receive $300,000 over ten years. 

  • June 2, 2021 - Community Advocate

    Through a collaborative effort between the school district, the Board of Health and UMass-Marlborough Hospital staff, students over the age of 12, with parental consent, are being vaccinated against COVID-19 during the school day at both Marlborough’s high school and at the middle school.  

  • May 12, 2021 - Worcester Business Journal

    UMass Memorial Health of Worcester announced on Tuesday it helped create a new TeamBirth partnership with Wellesley insurer Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Boston health center Ariadne Labs to launch a new initiative at the UMass hospitals in Leominster and Worcester, aimed at improving maternal health and birth outcomes.

    The TeamBirth process will initially launch in May at UMass Memorial HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital in Leominster and UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester. The results of this effort will be used to establish a standard of care for all of New England.

  • May 12, 2021 - Worcester Business Journal

    What hasn’t Eric W. Dickson done in the past year to show his influence as the leader of the largest employer in Central Mass., with 14,000 workers?

    Early during the coronavirus pandemic, he pledged no layoffs or furloughs despite the financial hit to UMass Memorial. He gave $500 bonuses to caregivers, was on the forefront of local business leaders in touting the importance of diversity, equity & inclusion, donated his salary during the initial peak for employee assistance, and enrolled in an early COVID-19 vaccine study to prove his confidence in the science.

  • May 12, 2021

    FOR  IMMEDIATE  RELEASE
    Contact: Debora Spano                                                                         
    401-258-3081                                                                                       
    debora.spano@umassmemorial.org                                                                   

    New fiber optic technology gives surgeons a safer picture during invasive procedures 

  • May 11, 2021

    Contact: Phil Tracey/philip_tracey@harvardpilgrim.org

    Initiative will work to improve well-being of mothers across New England through stronger communication and shared decision-making

  • May 7, 2021 - Worcester Business Journal

    UMass Memorial Health, the largest healthcare provider in Central Massachusetts, on Friday confirmed it is starting its own health insurance division.

    The insurance company -- called Central Mass Health LLC -- will be organized under the UMass Memorial Health Ventures umbrella, which is for all the non-hospital aspects of the UMass Memorial system.

  • May 7, 2021 - Telegram & Gazette

     Julian, along with 24 other babies, set a new record last week at UMass Memorial Medical Center - Memorial Campus. 

    From 3:50 p.m. Wednesday to 3:50 p.m. Thursday, 14 boys and 11 girls were born in the Maternity Center at UMass Memorial, surpassing the typical number of babies — 12 — they deliver in a day.

  • April 27, 2021 - Worcester Business Journal

    A group of Central Massachusetts entities including the Worcester and Marlborough chambers of commerce, UMass Memorial Health and community groups have formed a coalition opposed to Mass General Brigham's expansion plans, which include a new outpatient facility in Westborough.

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