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COVID-19 | Latest System Numbers
(as of January 19)
Total system
Patient number
Patients tested Monday, 01/10: 1348 tests were processed with a positivity rate of 41.1%
Patients tested Wednesday, 01/12: 675 tests were processed with a positivity rate of 38%
Patients tested Thursday, 01/13: 1174 tests were processed with a positivity rate of 36.9%


  • February 17, 2016 - Telegram & Gazette

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    The medical world has become quite good at staving off heart attacks by prescribing blood pressure and cholesterol medications for their patients, and, if a blocked artery should cause a heart attack, interventional cardiologists are really good at interrupting and stopping that attack, if you get to the hospital in time.

    However, once that blockage is cleared away and a stent inserted to keep that artery open, cardiologists don’t have any way of fixing the damage to the heart muscle that an attack can leave.

  • February 15, 2016 - Community Advocate

    Dr. Cynthia Ennis, a cardiologist and electrophysiologist at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, is the founder and director of the Women’s Heart Health Program. Ennis grew up in Shrewsbury and currently lives with her husband and three children in Westborough.

    She is passionate about spreading the message that women need more information and resources in regard to heart problems.

  • February 10, 2016

     Worcester-area vets can file, appeal and update existing claims during one-day clinic 

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Regional Benefits Office will host a claims clinic at UMass Memorial Medical Center on Friday, February 12. The Claims clinic will give veterans, their dependents and survivors an opportunity to meet with VA staff who can assist them with benefits questions. This event is in response to requests for expanded access in the Worcester area from U.S. Representative Jim McGovern and veterans in the community.

  • February 1, 2016

    Leominster, MA – The Bullock Building, originally constructed in 1953 and named after Richard Bullock, Directing Trustee, has been a vibrant part of the UMass Memorial - HealthAlliance Hospital Burbank Campus in Fitchburg over the years. Recently, it has been under demolition due to concerns over structural safety and the high cost of maintenance.

  • January 28, 2016
    Leominster, MA – Deborah Weymouth, FACHE, CEO & President of UMass Memorial - HealthAlliance Hospital, recently announced that the UMass Memorial - HealthAlliance Hospital Foundation will begin accepting applications for the Doyle Community Fund Grant Program.
  • January 27, 2016 - Telegram & Gazette

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    If you were diagnosed some years ago with hypertension – high blood pressure – you might just want to have another conversation with your doctor.

    If you have been told you are “pre-hypertensive,” you might also want to talk to your doctor.

    Not all that long ago, you were considered to be healthy or “normal” if your blood pressure measured 120/80 to 139/89 – nothing to worry about unless that last reading went higher. We may not have changed, but the standard way the medical world uses to evaluate us has. 

  • January 26, 2016 - CBSNews


    Stephen Bird, MD, Emergency Medicine, notes in the article that some epidemiological studies show people over 55 have a greater risk of heart attack than those under. But it probably has to do with conditioning. 


  • January 26, 2016 - CBSNews


    Stephen Bird, MD, Emergency Medicine, notes in the article that some epidemiological studies show people over 55 have a greater risk of heart attack than those under. But it probably has to do with conditioning. 


  • January 20, 2016 - Worcester Business Journal

    The UMass Memorial - HealthAlliance Hospital, Leominster Campus, was named to the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Hospital Honor Roll, the only Central Massachusetts hospital to make the list. HealthAlliance was one of 55 hospitals in four states on the 2015 honor roll from Harvard Pilgrim, joining the ranks of Beth Israel Deaconess hospitals and Tufts Medical Center.

  • January 19, 2016 - Worcester Business Journal

    Worcester isn't one of those industrial cities that is dependent on one employer for a majority of its jobs, but, still, when the city's and the region's largest employer is trending in a positive direction, the city and the region stand to benefit.

  • January 11, 2016 - Sentinel & Enterprise

    Pat Read can't remember what it felt like when, at age 19, she suffered a fall that gave her a concussion, but she will never forget the ripple effect it had on the rest of her life. 

    Instant symptoms, like extreme fatigue, faded over time, but basic planning and organizational skills that had once seemed easy no longer did. 

    "I was in my late 30s when I read an article about post-concussive syndrome. As I went through it, I realized I was experiencing just about every single symptom," said the Ashby resident.

  • January 11, 2016 - Telegram & Gazette

    Two agencies released positive credit ratings for UMass Memorial Health Care Inc. this week, leaving the hospital system poised to save millions of dollars in borrowing costs as it prepares to sell $177 million in bonds.

    Fitch Ratings gave UMass Memorial an A- rating, and Moody’s Investors Service raised its rating on UMass Memorial to Baa3 from Ba1. Both new ratings are just above levels for highly speculative, or “junk,” investments.

  • January 9, 2016 - Telegram & Gazette

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    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s approval of the use of the narcotic painkiller OxyContin for children as young as 11 in August amid a national opioid crisis has been met with harsh criticism from lawmakers and public officials who allege the agency used “flawed methodology” to arrive at its decision.

    As a result, there is a call for the agency to reconsider its decision.

  • January 8, 2016

    WORCESTER, Mass. – We are excited that two separate bond rating agencies have improved our standing and returned UMass Memorial Health Care to investment grade status - after two-years in a lower rated category. The news this week from Moody’s Investor Services and Fitch Ratings clearly demonstrate our turnaround as an organization.

  • January 7, 2016 - Worcester Business Journal

    Fitch Ratings has issued an 'A-' rating to UMass Memorial Health Care as the Central Massachusetts healthcare system seeks to raise $177 million to pay for facility upgrades and refinance existing debt.

    Fitch said in a statement that the outlook for the organization is stable. As key drivers of the improved rating, Fitch cited the system's market position, which includes 43 percent of the inpatient market share in Central Massachusetts, improved operating results beginning in fiscal 2014, adequate liquidity, leverage and plans for capital investment.

  • January 6, 2016 - Telegram & Gazette

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    No woman wants to pick up the phone and hear a voice on the other end asking her to come back for additional mammogram views.

    There’s always the fear that additional scans are needed because "they found something," although the American Cancer Society says that only 10 percent of women called back are diagnosed with breast cancer.

    On the other hand, if you should have breast cancer, you want the mammogram to find it – early on when a cure is very possible.

  • January 1, 2016 - WHDH-TV Channel 7

    The title of Massachusetts' first baby born in 2016 will have to be shared.

    On New Year's Day, Vanessa Skaza gave birth to her new daughter Carmelita, at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester.

  • December 27, 2015 - Telegram & Gazette

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    The biggest business stories in Central Massachusetts during 2015 ranged from a frenzy of deal making, to health care cost woes, to turnover in the corner office, to signs of economic development.

    In other words, if something big happened globally or nationally in business, it probably happened here, too.

  • December 21, 2015 - Telegram & Gazette

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    UMass Memorial Health Care Inc. posted profits of $47 million during its 2015 fiscal year as more patients surged into the health system but investment losses ate at results.

    UMass Memorial said in a filing with municipal bond regulators that revenue from patients hit $2.17 billion during the year ended Sept. 30, up from $2.15 billion the previous year.

  • December 18, 2015 - Worcester Business Journal

    Mass Memorial Health Care posted continued revenue growth through fiscal 2015 while reporting more patients served throughout a system that is moving more towards outpatient care.

    The largest employer in Worcester reported revenue of just under $2.174 billion for 2015, a growth of $21.8 million over fiscal year 2014. This came as a sign of continuing growth and turnaround for the organization over the course of the 2015 fiscal year, which ended Sept. 30.