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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.

 

Contact:
Debora Spano 
UMass Memorial Health Care 
O: 508-793-4252 
C: 401-258-3081 
debora.spano@umassmemorial.org
Twitter: @umassmemorial

Matthew Alsante
Executive Director, National Pancreas Foundation
866-726-2737
ll malsante@pancreasfoundation.org

 

 

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 3, 2015
Contact: Anthony Berry
508-793-5394
774-317-0422
anthony.berry@umassmemorial.org
Twitter: http://twitter.com/umassmemorial

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 20, 2015
Contact: Anthony Berry
(508) 793-5394
(774) 317-0422
anthony.berry@umassmemorial.org
Twitter: http://twitter.com/umassmemorial 

Largest Health Care System in Central and Western Massachusetts Urges Yes Vote on Question 4 

WORCESTER, MA - Governor Deval Patrick and Congressman Jim McGovern today joined leaders of UMass Memorial Health Care in a press conference endorsing Question 4 on November’s ballot, which would ensure access to earned sick time for hundreds of thousands of Massachusetts families.

WORCESTER, MA - Consumer Reports has released its first-ever Ratings of hospitals for heart surgery, and UMass Memorial Medical Center is featured in the list of the top 15 in the country. The Ratings, which look at heart bypass surgery and aortic valve replacement surgery, cover more than 400 hospitals nationwide.

Worcester, MA - The Worcester Youth Center marks its 20th anniversary of providing safe, educational, recreational and social opportunities for young people in Worcester, with a celebration at its facility located at 326 Chandler Street on Friday, June 6, 2014 at 5:30 pm and a community cookout the following day at the same location between 3:30 and 7 pm.

By Max Rosen, MD, Chair of Radiology

Marketing and Communications Team Wins Two Gold Awards and One Award of Excellence 

WORCESTER, MA – UMass Memorial Medical Center honored many of its volunteers April 8 in observance of National Volunteer Week during a special luncheon held at the Beechwood Hotel, Worcester. Long-time volunteers were recognized for their years and hours of service.

One of 32 Organizations to Explore New Methodology to Deliver High-value Care

WORCESTER, MA – UMass Memorial Medical Center (UMMMC) is one of 32 medical centers internationally and the only one in Massachusetts, participating in a new learning community to improve costs and outcomes associated with total joint replacement.

Experienced Health Finance Executive to Fill Key Role for Health Care System

WORCESTER – January 7, 2014 – Eric Dickson, MD, MHCM, FACEP, President and Chief Executive Officer of UMass Memorial Health Care, today announced that Sergio Melgar has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at UMass Memorial Health Care, the largest health care system in Central New England. The appointment is effective January 13, 2014.

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