UMass Memorial Medical Center News

-Initiative helped to reduce emergency department visits and school absenteeism-

WORCESTER, Mass. – UMass Memorial Health Care has been recognized by a national hospital association for its work to reduce school absenteeism, hospitalizations and emergency department (ED) use among children with poorly controlled asthma.

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WORCESTER, Mass. – Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts has selected UMass Memorial Medical Center as a Blue Distinction Center+ (plus) for Knee and Hip Replacement, the highest designation in the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated healthcare facilities shown to deliver improved patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures that were developed by Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies with input from the medical community.

ST. LOUIS – The Facility Guidelines Institute (FGI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dana Swenson, PE, MBA, to its Board of Directors. Currently senior vice president and chief facilities officer for UMass Memorial Health Care, Swenson is a leader in the health care industry and an advocate for maintaining the FGI Guidelines as a vital fundamental standard of care for planning and design of the health care built environment.

WORCESTER, Mass. – UMass Memorial Medical Center honored its volunteers on Tuesday, April 12 during a special luncheon held at the Beechwood Hotel, Worcester. In observance of National Volunteer Week, long-time volunteers were recognized for their years and hours of service.

According to Jody Stark-Cornetta, director of Volunteer Services, last year 800 volunteers donated 84,316 hours, a significant savings to the Medical Center if employees were to assume volunteers’ duties.

State-of-the-Art Scanner Improves Image Clarity, Patient Comfort and Exam Speed                              

WORCESTER, Mass. – March 23, 2016 – Shields Health Care Group (Shields) and UMass Memorial Health Care today announced that patients now have access to a state-of-the-art magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner at the imaging center located at 214 Shrewsbury Street. 

Bob Baldor, MD, Family Medicine physician receives Crocker AwardWORCESTER, Mass. – UMass Memorial Health Care physician Robert Baldor, MD, is the 2016 recipient of the Allen Crocker Health Services Award. The distinction is presented each year to a clinician who most exemplifies a total dedication to excellence and an unyielding belief in the worth and dignity of the lives of individuals with disabilities – characteristics to which Dr.

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Free Kidney Screening Event for Adults at UMass Memorial Medical Center

  • No Appointments Necessary
  • Free and Open to the Public

 

WHO: UMass Memorial Medical Center Renal Medicine Team providing screenings for patients, families and friends

WHAT: Kidney Screenings – free and open to the public

WHEN: Thursday, March 10, 2-5 p.m. Walk-ins.

 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.

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.

Worcester, Mass. The estate of William Binns Smith, a local entrepreneur and 20th century industrialist who passed away in 1952, has left nearly $29 million to five Worcester-area organizations. With the recent passing of Smith’s last surviving daughter, the organizations—Children’s Friend, Inc.

 

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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.

Growing New England urgent care chain and region’s largest healthcare system align to increase efficiency and lower costs for patients

QUINCY, Mass., June 04, 2015CareWell Urgent Care and UMass Memorial Health Care today announced a new affiliation that improves access to coordinated healthcare for patients in Central Massachusetts.

Most Important Weapon in Fight Against Heart Disease is Knowledge

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Distinction recognizes physician groups based on performance amongst nation’s best-

Worcester, Mass., - Doctors with UMass Memorial Medical Group (UMMMG) really made the grades in 2014 according to Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (Harvard Pilgrim). The nationally recognized health plan named UMMMG to its 2014 Physician Group Honor Roll based on the group’s performance in three key areas. UMMMG ranked amongst the top 25 percent of those measured nationally.

UMass Memorial Offers Heart Smart Daily Reminders

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February 3, 2015
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