UMass Memorial Health Care, Inc is the clinical partner of UMMS and the largest health care system in Central and Western Massachusetts. It is a not-for-profit, integrated health care system designed to provide all levels of health care, from primary to quaternary. UMass Memorial Health Care delivers care through the UMass Memorial Medical Center and its member hospitals (Clinton, HealthAlliance, Marlborough and Wing Memorial) with health care services further enhanced and augmented by UMass Memorial Medical Group, Community HealthLink, Diversified Visiting Nurses Association and UMass Memorial Home Health and Hospice. The UMass Memorial Centers of Excellence, in cardiovascular disease, cancer, musculoskeletal diseases and diabetes, concentrate expertise, sophisticated technology and the latest advances in medicine to provide patients with a complete continuum of care.
As the tertiary care referral center for Central and Western Massachusetts, UMass Memorial Medical Center offers a full complement of sophisticated technology and support services, providing the region with a broad range of specialists renowned for their work in areas such as cancer, cardiology, emergency medicine, orthopedics, surgery, women’s health and children’s medical services, including an internationally recognized newborn intensive care unit. UMass Memorial Medical Center is a 781-licensed-bed facility on three campuses: University, Memorial and Hahnemann, and it also operates a 35-bed mental health unit at Worcester State Hospital. UMass Memorial Medical Center is also the region’s transplantation center and provides liver, kidney, pancreas and bone marrow transplantation.
At the University Campus, which has 417 licensed acute care beds, clinical services are focused on radiation therapy and cancer care, neurology, trauma and critical care, psychiatry, surgery and advanced cardiovascular care. The new Cardiac
Catheterization Laboratory employs the most advanced electrophysiology and interventional cardiology technology to evaluate heart structure and function and to detect and treat heart disease.
The campus also houses the Weight Center, which provides medical and multidisciplinary support services in the newly emerging specialty of bariatric medicine, including gastric bypass surgery, behavioral therapy and comprehensive follow-up care for weight management. The University Campus is home to the Children’s Medical Center, a pediatric specialty center providing care in all principal fields, including orthopedics, psychiatry, neurology, pulmonology, oncology and surgery, with the only pediatric intensive care unit and pediatric AIDS treatment facility in Central Massachusetts. The Children’s Medical Center also conducts a Child Abuse Pediatrics program, providing evaluations of children for suspected abuse, neglect and maltreatment. The Children’s Medical Center is accredited by the prestigious National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions, a designation that identifies it as a facility that delivers exceptional care to children.
The University Campus, which houses the Duddie Massad Emergency and Trauma Center—the region’s only Level I trauma center—is the home base of LifeFlight, New England’s first hospital-based air ambulance and the only emergency helicopter service in Central Massachusetts. Since its founding in 1982, LifeFlight has become one of the busiest single-aircraft services in the country, with more than 20,000 patient flights. In 2006 the LifeFlight crew assisted with the interior design of a new medical helicopter now considered state-of-the-art among air medical programs across the country. The Duddie Massad Emergency and Trauma Center, which records some 112,000 patient visits per year, provides training and consultation to providers and appoints medical directors for area town Emergency Medical Services.
The University Campus is the site of the Ambulatory Care Center (ACC), offering a unique complement of state-of-the-art patient care clinics and translational research programs in a seven-story, 258,000-square-foot building. The ACC building opened in 2010.
With an even broader scope, UMass Memorial sponsors the Disaster Medical Assistance Team-Massachusetts (DMAT-MA2), a volunteer group of professional and paraprofessional medical personnel supported by a cadre of logistical and administrative staff, who augment local medical efforts and provide emergency medical care during a disaster or other adverse event. DMAT-MA2 currently consists of 170 members; a typical deployment involves about 35 people. The majority of deployments include emergency medicine physicians, as well as nursing, respiratory, pharmacy, first responder and logistics personnel. Past DMAT-MA2 deployments responded to Hurricanes Katrina and Andrew, the Altanta and Salt Lake City Olympic Games, the 2004 Democratic National Convention, and Ground Zero following the terrorist attacks on New York City.
The Memorial Campus is a leading provider of acute care services in the greater Worcester area and offers a broad array of primary, secondary and tertiary care services. An acute care facility with 319 licensed beds, it is well-known for its long history of outstanding patient care and excellence in teaching. It is the regional referral center for women with high-risk pregnancies, and it houses the region’s only Level III Newborn Intensive Care Unit, a 43-bed unit providing the most advanced life-saving care for fragile infants.
The Levine Cancer Center at the Memorial Campus is a leading center for the care and treatment of cancer patients. It is also the site of the New England Hemophilia Center and the Comprehensive Breast Center, a unique multidisciplinary facility focused on the diagnosis and treatment of women with breast cancer and other diseases of the breast.
In addition, the Memorial Campus houses the Spine Center and Arthritis and Joint Replacement Center and provides a full spectrum of multidisciplinary care for orthopedic patients, including arthroscopic and open surgery for injury and orthopedic disease.
The Hahnemann Campus is a patient-centered, full-service outpatient surgery center focusing on dermatology, hand and upper extremity surgery and therapy, ophthalmology and cosmetic surgery. This state-of-the-art ambulatory surgery and specialty care practice center contains eight day-surgery operating rooms; two ophthalmologic operating rooms; three surgical rooms for Moh’s microsurgery, a specialized type of skin cancer surgery; six procedure rooms; 28 exam rooms; 25 physician offices; and admission, testing and discharge areas. The campus also contains laboratory and X-ray facilities, as well as the Hahnemann Family Health Center.