UMass Memorial Medical Center News

January 20, 2015
Contact: Anthony Berry
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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.

SPRINGFIELD/WORCESTER/PALMER - The boards of trustees of UMass Memorial Health Care (UMMHC), Baystate Health and Wing Memorial Hospital and Medical Centers have authorized the organizations to sign a letter of intent to propose the transfer of ownership of Palmer-based Wing Memorial to Baystate Health.

Experienced Health Care Leader Brings Expertise and Community Knowledge

Steven RoachWORCESTER, MA – October 3, 2013 – UMass Memorial Health Care, the largest health care system in Central New England, today announced that Steven Roach, MBA, has been named President and CEO of Marlborough Hospital. The appointment is effective November 1.

Congressman McGovern’s Chief of Staff to Fill Key Role for Health Care System

Experienced Health Care Executive to Lead Central Massachusetts’ Largest Academic Medical Center

UMass Memorial to Enroll Patients in ABSORB III Trial Studying "Disappearing" Heart Device

Worcester, MA — Members of the interventional cardiology team at UMass Memorial Medical Center recently implanted Absorb™, an investigational bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS) manufactured by the healthcare company Abbott, as part of the ABSORB III clinical trial.

Worcester MA - UMass Memorial Medical Center brought home two awards from the 2013 New England Society For Healthcare Communications (NESHCo) spring conference last month.


Teddy Bear Clinic

WHAT: Free and fun health fair for children and their families 20th Annual Children’s Medical Center Teddy Bear Clinic

WHO: UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center — part of UMass MemorialMedical Center. Staff from the Children’s Medical Center volunteer their timeand expertise to create an interactive health fair for the children of Central Massachusetts

Largest Health Care System in Central New England is Latest to Join Innovative Payment Program

Experienced Health Care Leader and Practicing Emergency Department Physician Brings Expertise and Community Knowledge