UMass Memorial’s National Recognition for Community Care

UMass Memorial Medical Center was one of three finalists for the prestigious 2017 Foster G. McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service sponsored by the Baxter Allegiance Foundation, the American Hospital Association, and AHA’s Health Research & Educational Trust.

Yale New Haven Hospital won the award this year. Massachusetts General Hospital in 2015 was the last Massachusetts recipient of the McGaw Prize, which recognizes a healthcare organization that provides innovative programs that significantly improve the health and well-being of its community.

UMass was recognized for its dedicated prevention programs, including preventive mental health services, a community-wide intervention targeting asthmatic public schools, a mobile health care unit, as well as recreation and job programs to promote positive youth development for inner-city children.