UMass Memorial Medical Center News

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

Worcester, MA - Catheter ablation is a minimally invasive procedure that is used when medications fail to treat afib. Catheter ablation is performed in our electrophysiology lab by a team of highly skilled nurses and technicians who work alongside the electrophysiologist.

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MADISON, NJ and WORCESTER, MA - Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world leader in diagnostic testing, information and services, signed a definitive agreement today to purchase the clinical outreach laboratory business of UMass Memorial Medical Center, a member of UMass Memorial Health Care and the largest health care system in Central New England.

WORCESTER – UMass Memorial Medical Center is among a group of six hospitals to recently join a national pilot study under way to promote evidence-based evaluation and treatment standards for patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Patients with this type of lung cancer are also candidates for an operation called “lung resection.”

Washington D.C. –  UMass Memorial Medical Center has been given the top rank in the Worcester region for the second year in a row according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2012-13 Best Hospitals rankings, available online at The rankings, annually published by U.S. News for the past 23 years, will also be featured in the U.S. News Best Hospitals guidebook, which will go on sale in August.