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Hampden County Health Improvement Plan to Be Released March 31
Willie Ross School for the Deaf, Baystate Health to Host Conference
Kimball Farms Nursing Care Center to Host Job Fair April 19
UMass Amherst to Offer Accelerated B.S. in Nursing in Springfield
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  • December 2014

    A Resource for Managing Your Chronic Disease

    Chronic diseases such as asthma, heart disease, arthritis, and diabetes affect some 90 million American adults, with two out of….

    Keep Active During Cold Winter Months

    Inspiring Innovation – Baystate Health’s TechSpring Center is Open for Business

    Representatives from companies that are developing new products to improve healthcare joined leaders from Baystate Health, the Massachusetts Life Sciences….

    Sending a Message – Holyoke Medical Center Works to Raise Its Profile in the Community

    John Morris starts off by explaining that he’s a lighting technician and concert roadie by trade, and that if he….

    Critical Interventions – BHN Provides Wide Range of Mental Health, Substance Abuse Services

    People call the Behavioral Health Network Crisis Lines seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Some are suicidal, while….

    An Integrated Approach – Brain Balance Program Addresses Problems, Not the Symptoms

    At age 5, Ryan Hodges couldn’t ride a bike. He fell down frequently, couldn’t stay focused, had difficulty sitting still,….

    A Big Step Forward – Grant Will Enable HMC to Improve ER, Behavioral Health Services

    The news that Holyoke Medical Center has received a $3.9 million grant from the Mass. Health Policy Commission couldn’t have….

    A Year-end Checklist & Review – Now Is the Time to Review Documents and Create an Action Plan

    As the end of 2014 approaches, articles are published that recap the year’s events (“the best of …,” “the worst….

    Elder Care – Unhappy Holidays – Grief, Serious Illness Pose Challenges for Individuals, Caregivers

    The anticipation of the upcoming holidays can create more stress than the holidays themselves, especially for someone who is grieving….

    Career Pulse

    Callahan, Pitoniak, Garabacik Among CDH Award Winners NORTHAMPTON — Several awards were presented recently at the annual meetings of the Cooley….

    How to Breathe Easier Winter Can Be a Difficult Time for Those Who Suffer from Asthma

    Asthma is leading cause of chronic pediatric illness in this country, affecting more than 13 million children and 26 million….

    Your Check List -Know the Rules When it Comes to Charitable Contribution Deductions

    As year-end approaches, most charities see an increase in donations as a result of donors’ year-end tax planning. Many donors do….

    Picture This

         

    CDH Ahead of Curve in Notifying Patients About Dense Breast Tissue

    NORTHAMPTON — Some doctors say locating a breast abnormality in the midst of dense gland tissue can be like finding a….

    BMC & Fairview Achieve Top-performer Rank

    Berkshire Medical Center and Fairview Hospital have been recognized as 2013 Top Performers on Key Quality Measures by The Joint….

    Baystate Medical Announces Temporary Traffic Change

    SPRINGFIELD — Access to Baystate Medical Center, including Baystate Children’s Hospital and the Medical Office Building, via the hospital’s Medical Center….

    Berkshire Medical Center Earns ‘A’ Grade in Hospital Safety Score

    PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Medical Center was honored with an ‘A’ grade in the fall 2014 Hospital Safety Score, which rates how….

    CAREtenders Opens PeoplesBank Building in Holyoke

    HOLYOKE — CAREtenders, a Medicare and Joint Commission-certified healthcare agency, recently held its grand opening at the PeoplesBank Building, 330 Whitney….

    Baystate Franklin Receives Vascular Testing Accreditation

    GREENFIELD — The Baystate Heart and Vascular Regional Program, including vascular labs at Baystate Franklin Medical Center (BFMC) as well as….

    Cooley Dickinson Recognized for Outstanding Patient-safety Record

    NORTHAMPTON — Cooley Dickinson Hospital was honored with an ‘A’ grade in the fall 2014 Hospital Safety Score, which rates how….

    Brightside Angel Campaign Marks 30th Year

    HOLYOKE — The Brightside Angel Campaign has long been a local holiday tradition, offering gifts with special meaning. All proceeds from….

    Springfield College Department Receives Grant

    SPRINGFIELD — The Springfield College Rehabilitation and Disability Studies Department has received a five-year, $997,500 grant from the U.S. Department of….

    BMC HealthNet Plan, HMC Agree on Contract

    BOSTON — BMC HealthNet Plan (BMCHP) and Holyoke Medical Center (HMC), with its affiliate, Western Mass. Physician Associates, announced agreement on….

    Primary Concerns – Physicians Get Back to Work After HCPA Bankruptcy

    Dan Moen understands that the closing of Hampden County Physician Associates (HCPA) is a big story in the region, but….

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