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UMass Memorial Health Integrates LanguageLine App into Epic EHR

February 21, 2024

UMass Memorial Health Integrates LanguageLine App into Epic EHR

Implementation will increase operational efficiency, accuracy and compliance with translation capabilities to support caregiver and patient experience

 

Milford Regional and UMass Memorial Health Reach Affiliation Agreement

January 16, 2024

January 16, 2024

Agreement will enable Milford Regional to advance community-focused mission

Logos for UMass Memorial Health and Milford Regional

 

(Milford, MA) Milford Regional Medical Center, inclusive of Milford Regional Physician Group, and UMass Memorial Health have signed a definitive agreement for a corporate affiliation. The organizations will now seek regulatory approval.

Worcester County Communities to Participate in Annual Gun Buyback and Provide Free Trigger Locks on Saturday, Dec. 9.

December 6, 2023

Photo Op – Watch guns get crushed on Sat. at City Welding & Fabrication

 

  • Most 5- and 6-year-olds are strong enough to pull the trigger on the average handgun.*
  • 90 percent of suicide attempts with a gun are fatal, while 4 percent of those not involving a gun are fatal.**

 

UMass Memorial Requesting Proposals from Local Non-profits for Improving the Health System and Individual Health Outcomes

November 15, 2023

  • More than $4.8 million available for mental health services, healthcare and public systems navigation and housing
  • Funding to range from $150,000 to $250,000 per year for 3-year projects and up to $150,000 for 1-year projects
  • A virtual information session will be held on Nov. 14 from 4-5 pm

UMass Memorial Health – Harrington Open Free “Bridge Fridge” Community Closets and Food Pantries

November 6, 2023

Two locations are just outside the main entrances of the Southbridge & Webster hospitals for easy, discreet access

Southbridge, MA, November 6, 2023 – An idea conceived a year ago to help combat food and clothing insecurities in South Central Massachusetts has come to fruition. UMass Memorial Health – Harrington, has opened two free “Bridge Fridge” Community Closet and Pantry locations on its campuses - one at 100 South Street, Southbridge and another at 340 Thompson Road, Webster.

Celebrating 40 Years of Helping Vulnerable Youth Earns Him a Key to the City of Worcester

October 9, 2023

Mayor Joe Petty presents Dr. Hummel with a key to the city.

Worcester, Mass – His 40 years of caring for the mental health of Worcester youth has earned Clinical Psychologist Richard Hummel, MD, a key to the City of Worcester. In a surprise ceremony on Wednesday, October 4 at the Community Healthlink (CHL) offices, Mayor Joe Petty presented Dr. Hummel with his own key.

Community Healthlink Awarded $600,000 Grant for its Together for Kids Program

October 2, 2023

Funding from the Healey-Driscoll Administration will support the organization's mental health initiatives for young children

Foundations Support UMass Memorial Health Prescriber Training to Expand Opioid Use Disorder Treatment

September 18, 2023

  • Grants from The Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts, Reliant Foundation and RIZE Massachusetts Aim to Increase Access to Life-Saving Buprenorphine
  • Free training for physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners regardless of clinical affiliation

UMass Memorial Health Awarded Play Grant by Children’s Hospital Association and The Toy Foundation

April 13, 2023

One of 19 children’s hospitals nationally selected for grant to the Healing Power of Play
Grant will extend reach of Child Life, create new Superheroes and support Slime Day

UMass Memorial Health Appoints First Female Board of Trustees Chair and First Female, Latina Vice Chair

March 2, 2023

Decision represents a new leadership era, strengthened by diverse perspectives and merit

 

UMass Memorial to Close COVID-19 Testing Site

February 28, 2023

Almost 119,000 COVID-19 tests performed at Stop the Spread site in Worcester

 

Worcester, Mass – UMass Memorial Health will close the COVID-19 testing site on Thursday, March 30, 2023. With a declining demand for testing, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health is closing all Stop the Spread testing sites including the testing site on Front Street in Worcester.  

UMass Memorial Requesting Proposals from Local Non-profits for Community Health Services

January 17, 2023

  • More than $2.5 million available for mental health services, food insecurity and housing
  • Funding to range from $15,000 to $150,000

UMass Memorial Health Recognized by the American Medical Association’s 2022 Joy in Medicine™ Health System Recognition Program

November 22, 2022

Worcester, Mass – UMass Memorial Health, the largest not-for-profit health care system in Central Massachusetts, has been recognized by the American Medical Association’s 2022 Joy in Medicine™ Health System Recognition Program for its Clinician Experience Office (CXO). Awarded at the Bronze level, UMass Memorial Health is among the 28 organizations across the nation that have been recognized this year for prioritizing and investing in physician well-being.

UMass Memorial Health Recognized by the American Medical Association’s 2022 Joy in Medicine™ Health System Recognition Program

October 28, 2022

Worcester, Mass – UMass Memorial Health, the largest not-for-profit health care system in Central Massachusetts, has been recognized by the American Medical Association’s 2022 Joy in Medicine™ Health System Recognition Program for its Clinician Experience Office (CXO). Awarded at the Bronze level, UMass Memorial Health is among the 28 organizations across the nation that have been recognized this year for prioritizing and investing in physician well-being.

UMass Memorial Health Rolls Out the Kraft Community Care in Reach Mobile Unit, Donated by the Robert K. Kraft Family, to Enhance Lifesaving Addiction and Medical Services

September 26, 2022

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.

UMass Memorial Health Rolls Out the Kraft Community Care in Reach Mobile Unit, Donated by the Robert K. Kraft Family, to Enhance Lifesaving Addiction and Medical Services

September 7, 2022

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.

Community Healthlink to Host Block Party Highlighting Mental Health and Addiction Recovery

August 31, 2022

The "National Recovery Month" event will feature family-friendly activities, education on addiction recovery,
and tips on improving mental health.

 

Reproductive Health Commitment

June 27, 2022

To:     All UMass Memorial Health Caregivers
From:  Eric Dickson, MD, President and CEO, UMass Memorial Health
Tiffany Moore Simas, MD, MPH, MEd, Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Date:  June 27, 2022
Re:     Reaffirming Our Commitment to Reproductive Health

Many of us are still in shock about the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe vs. Wade on Friday of last week. We want to take this moment to repeat and reaffirm UMass Memorial Health’s commitment to reproductive health for all people regardless of their circumstances. 

Community Healthlink Expands School-based Program to Help At-Risk Students at Worcester East Middle School

May 24, 2022

 

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.

 

Community Healthlink Chosen by City of Worcester for New Crisis Response Model

May 24, 2022

 

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.

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