UMass Memorial Medical Center News

Worcester, Mass – UMass Memorial Medical Center has a new mobile vehicle on the road to support addiction services in the Worcester homeless community. Made possible through the kindness of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and his family, the Kraft Community Care in Reach® mobile unit is equipped and staffed to bring substance use disorder (SUD) and other health care services to those who need them, where they need them.


As the pandemic wreaks havoc with adolescent mental health, the CHL C.A.R.E.S. Club helps students with school attendance, their studies, and their relationships.



In the new model, a CHL crisis clinical team will respond to certain emergency calls alongside police.


Worcester, MA (May 16, 2022) – UMass Memorial Health – Community Healthlink (CHL) has been selected by the City of Worcester Health and Human Services Division to be its partner for its new “Mental Health Community Crisis Response Model.” In the new model, a CHL crisis team will be dispatched alongside police to certain emergency calls.

The petition helps to address hospital bed capacity challenges in central Massachusetts


WORCESTER, MA – February 16, 2022 – UMass Memorial Medical Center President Michael L. Gustafson, MD, MBA, was voted onto the Board of Trustees of the Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association (MHA) at the annual meeting in January. MHA serves as the leading voice for the commonwealth’s hospitals and health systems.


Proceeds will establish the Worcester Health Equity Fund


Dr. Eric Dickson


UMass Memorial Health (“UMass Memorial”) is committed to protecting the security and privacy of our patients’ and health plan participants’ information. Regrettably, this notice explains an incident that may have involved some of that information. 


Advances to certified level 8 in both the acute and ambulatory care settings 

CHiME Digital Health Most Wired - Ambulatory - Certified Level 8


Hsieh has vast expertise and experience with Medicare and Medicaid products 





Worcester, Mass – Mass Advantage, the new Medicare Advantage health plan, has appointed Mary Hsieh as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO).  In this role Hsieh will launch and oversee all business strategies and operations.

Worcester, MA  -- UMass Memorial Medical Center, the flagship academic medical center of UMass Memorial Health, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announced today that it has expanded access to COVID-19 monoclonal antibody (mAb) treatments and will begin administering the therapies at its Hahnemann campus in Worcester.

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

                      Seasoned leader tasked to lead the organization’s diversity and inclusion transformation


BOSTON — The Baker-Polito Administration today announced that the first field hospital will be stood up at the DCU Center in Worcester as the Commonwealth prepares additional capacity for COVID-19 patients. This site will be built by the National Guard and is the first field hospital to re-open in the state since June.

WORCESTER, Mass. – CommunityHELP (Health and Everyday Living Programs), an online resource that links individuals and families with government and charitable social service programs, now has more than 1,000 participating programs with claimed listings in its comprehensive database. This milestone is not the only accomplishment within the program’s reach. Next month CommunityHELP will have supported more than 20,000 searches by community members in need in just under 1-year.

-The gala’s 11-year total has now shattered the $10 million mark -

The 11th annual  Winter Ball held on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, raised more than $1.3 million to help support the clinical care, education and biomedical research missions of UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Medical Center. This is the fourth consecutive year that fundraising has exceeded $1 million.

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) says UMass Memorial Health has earned 2019 CHIME HealthCare’s Most Wired recognition as a certified level 7. The Most Wired program conducts an annual survey to assess how effectively healthcare organizations apply core and advanced technologies into their clinical and business programs to improve health and care in their communities.