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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%


  • September 14, 2015


    Debora Spano 
    UMass Memorial Health Care 
    O: 508-793-4252 
    C: 401-258-3081
    Twitter: @umassmemorial

    Matthew Alsante
    Executive Director, National Pancreas Foundation



  • September 11, 2015

    September 11, 2015

    MARLBOROUGH, MA – UMass Memorial-Marlborough Hospital will be presenting three educational lectures during the month of October. All programs are free and open to the public to help educate our local community about cancer recovery and behavioral health issues. The programs include:

  • September 4, 2015
    Leominster, MA – Recently, UMass Memorial – HealthAlliance Hospital unveiled the renovated fourth floor to be utilized for cardiac and telemetry patients who require advanced monitoring.  By listening to the needs of patients and caregivers, the new unit is comprised of state-of-the-art equipment and private rooms helping to expand our patient experience and provide enhanced quality outcomes.
  • September 2, 2015 - Telegram & Gazette

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    Americans are getting older and heavier - and both trends are trouble for the country's knees.

    The rate of total knee replacements almost doubled from 2000 to 2010 for Americans over 45, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control, while the average age of patients decreased by more than two years, to 66.2.

  • August 28, 2015
    Leominster, MA – Recently, two Emergency Call Boxes were installed on the UMass Memorial – HealthAlliance Hospital Leominster Campus as part of the Federal Emergency Management Grant and a partnership with Leominster Police Chief Robert Healey and the Leominster Police Department. 
  • August 21, 2015 - Telegram & Gazette

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    Even before Wanda Boone was handed the brochure that described the minimally invasive procedure that would circumvent the bulge — an aneurysm — in her thoracic and abdominal aorta as well as the risks involved, she knew she would go ahead with it. The 55-year-old Springfield resident already knew that the odds strongly favored her dying if that aneurysm should burst.

  • August 14, 2015
    Leominster, MA – UMass Memorial - HealthAlliance Hospital invites you to join us on Thursday, September 10th at 7:30 am for a discussion from Aaron Fay, MD, an expert in the field of Ophthalmology. You will hear about the unique work he performs right here in our community. The discussion will be held at the Fidelity Bank Building in the Community Room located at 9 Leominster Connector.
  • July 27, 2015 - The Boston Globe

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    UMass Memorial Health Care will spend $700 million over the next decade to upgrade its patient records and information technology systems, its chief executive, Dr. Eric W. Dickson, said Monday.

    Central Massachusetts’ largest health network has agreed to buy clinical and billing software programs from Epic Systems Corp. of Verona, Wis., the country’s biggest vendor of electronic health record systems, Dickson told the Globe.

  • July 25, 2015 - Telegram & Gazette

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    WORCESTER - Dr. Roula N. Choueiri, chief of the Division of Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrics at UMass Memorial Children's Medical Center, doesn't want toddlers to wait. Getting a diagnosis of autism confirmed and starting intervention as soon as possible can significantly reduce the severity of the disorder and improve a child's chances for healthy development.

  • July 22, 2015 - Health Affairs Blog

    Mary (not her real name) is an elementary school student with moderate to severe asthma. She struggles to manage her condition and uses her rescue inhaler frequently. Mary’s mother is concerned about several problems in their apartment, including an unresolved pest infestation and bedbugs. As Mary’s pediatrician learned during a recent appointment, the family faces eviction for non-payment of rent.

  • July 20, 2015 - Worcester Business Journal

    UMass Memorial Health Care is entering the growing field of virtual doctors' visits, agreeing to a deal with a Minneapolis-based company to provide online diagnosis and treatment, the company, Zipnosis, said Monday.

  • July 20, 2015 - Everyday Innovators Blog

    Today I signed one of the most important contracts I have signed since becoming CEO two-and-a-half years ago — I signed the contract to install Epic as our enterprise-wide electronic health record and billing system!  Why Epic? It basically came down to one thing: hundreds of our caregivers tested the options available to us and they resoundingly selected Epic as the best system.

  • July 7, 2015

    Growing New England urgent care chain and top Worcester, MA health system create an integrated community healthcare solution

    QUINCY, Mass.–Two UMass Memorial-affiliated CareWell Urgent Care centers, located at 500 Lincoln Street and 348 Greenwood Street in Worcester, will open on July 15. This affiliation is unique to the Worcester area and will provide residents an integrated healthcare solution with both organizations serving patients based on their individual needs.

  • July 7, 2015 - Everyday Health

    Call it the sound of your life force — that “lup dub lup dub” beat your healthy heart makes, resounding like rhythmic, repetitive pounding on a drum. When those notes stray off beat or tone, a trained ear can tell that something’s amiss with your health.

  • June 26, 2015

    Leominster, MA – For the fourth year in a row, cancer patients at the Simonds-Sinon Regional Cancer Center of UMass Memorial - HealthAlliance Hospital in Fitchburg will receive free therapeutic services thanks to a grant from Angie’s Spa, a charitable, all-volunteer organization.  Since 2012, the funding has enabled the hospital’s Simonds-Hurd Complementary Care Center to provide free therapeutic yoga, hand, foot and chair massage and acupuncture services to patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments.

  • June 24, 2015 - Telegram & Gazette

    A healthy baby is born in Memphis, Tennessee, and the placenta that allowed it to prosper in its mother’s womb is not disposed of as medical waste, but instead recovered in the delivery room and later used to prevent a 54-year-old Ashburnham man from losing his left foot or worse yet, his whole left leg.

  • June 19, 2015
  • June 12, 2015
    HealthAlliance Summer Social 
  • June 10, 2015 - Boston Business Journal

    UMass Memorial Health Care is doubling its annual investment in virtual medicine with a program to increase access to virtual visits to outpatient visits, various inpatient consultations and genetic counseling.

    The plan, which would increase the annual investment in virtual medicine to $15 million from approximately $8 million, is part of a broader initiative by the health system to better manage the care of its patients in a budgeted way, rather than receiving reimbursements for each service rendered.

  • June 9, 2015 - Community Advocate

    Families flocked to the 17th annual Safe Summer Fun Day, held June 6 on the front lawn of the Marlborough Hospital. The highlight was the distribution of free children’s bicycle helmets, which were properly fitted by hospital staff. Also, eight bikes were given away throughout the day.