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  • March 2015

    Baystate Children’s Hospital to Hold Remembrance Service April 19

    SPRINGFIELD — Families who have experienced the death of a child over the past year are invited to attend the….

    Healthcare Workers Host Community Forum to Call for Wage Reform

    SPRINGFIELD — Community allies and local legislators will join area healthcare and home-care workers, members of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers….

    Spring Season Brings Healthy Fruits and Vegetables

    WARE — As a result of the long, cold, winter season, many people’s diets change and become unbalanced, said Kelly….

    Healthcare Compliance Post-ACA Poses Challenges, Opportunities

    CHICAGO — Prior to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), chief compliance officers say their role in their healthcare organizations was….

    Dr. Mohammad Abdul Maleque Khan Joins Baystate Wing Hospital

    PALMER — Dr. Mohammad Abdul Maleque Khan has joined the medical staff at Baystate Wing Hospital. He will provide primary-care….

    MMS President Praises House Passage of Medicare Payment Bill

    WALTHAM — Mass. Medical Society President Dr. Richard Pieters praised the recent passage of the Medicare payment-reform act by the….

    Baystate Franklin Medical Center Volunteers to Host Artisan Fair April 3

    GREENFIELD — Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s Volunteer Services Department and Artisans of Western Mass. will host an April Artisan Fair….

    Promoting a Culture of Patient Safety Brings Financial Returns

    CHICAGO — Patient safety has always been a mantra in the hospital setting. But do hospitals get an actual financial….

    40 Under Forty Gala to Take Place June 18

    HOLYOKE — The ninth annual 40 Under Forty award program, staged by BusinessWest, HCN’s sister publication, will be held at….

    Red Cross Welcomes Juliette Kayyem to Regional Board of Directors

    CAMBRIDGE — The American Red Cross of Massachusetts announced Juliette Kayyem’s election to its Regional board of directors. “We could….

    Advanced Vein Care Center First to Be Accredited in Massachusetts

    SPRINGFIELD — Advanced Vein Care Center, a Springfield-based treatment center for venous disease, announced confirmation of accreditation in superficial venous….

    Five Millennial-driven Healthcare Trends

    CHICAGO — Millennials are poised to have a major influence on the direction of healthcare delivery due to their preference….

    Dr. Laura Iglesias Lino Wins Hastings Center Cunniff-Dixon Physician Award

    SPRINGFIELD — Praised for her leadership and for using her skills in geriatrics and palliative care to help Spanish-speaking and….

    Berkshire Health Systems, Ob/Gyn Practices Partner to Boost Access

    PITTSFIELD — In a move that will help to ensure long-term obstetric and gynecologic services throughout the region, Berkshire Health….

    Landmark at Monastery Heights Offers Seminar on Simplifying Home Sales

    WEST SPRINGFIELD — The public is invited to attend Simplify Your Home Sale, a free seminar at Landmark at Monastery….

    Hospitals Have Cut Use of Fossil Fuels, but Not Electricity

    CHICAGO — Hospitals have cut their use of fossil fuel for their energy needs in recent years, but they still….

    Mercy Announces $1 Million Challenge Gift for Cancer Center Campaign

    SPRINGFIELD — Mercy Medical Center announced that Cynthia and William Lyons have made a $1 million challenge gift to Transforming….

    Valley Health Systems Names Tina Lesser to Quality, Safety Role

    HOLYOKE — Spiros Hatiras, president and CEO of Valley Health Systems and Holyoke Medical Center, announced the promotion of Tina….

    Noble Visiting Nurse & Hospice Earns 100% Deficiency-free Rating from State

    WESTFIELD — Noble Visiting Nurse & Hospice has earned a 100% deficiency-free rating from the Mass. Department of Public Health….

    How Teamwork Can Prevent Patient Falls

    CHICAGO — Each year, there are nearly 1 million patient falls in U.S. hospitals, resulting in injury in 30% to….

    Baystate Appoints Jennifer Faulkner to VP Position

    SPRINGFIELD — Jennifer Faulkner, who began her career at Baystate Medical Center 17 years ago as a writer and video….

    UMass Amherst Nursing to Explore Social-justice Issues in Health

    AMHERST — The College of Nursing at UMass Amherst will explore new frontiers in social-justice issues in healthcare as part….

    Take These Steps to Choose Malpractice Coverage Wisely

    HOLYOKE — All physicians must have malpractice insurance. But all policies aren’t alike. It’s critical that you choose one that….

    Most Patients Don’t Visit Nearest Emergency Room

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Fewer than half of emergency-department (ED) visits are to the patient’s local emergency room, according to a….

    Baystate Franklin Names Dr. Thomas Higgins Chief Medical Officer

    GREENFIELD — Dr. Thomas Higgins has joined Baystate Franklin Medical Center and the Baystate Health Northern Region as chief medical….

    Center for Human Development Slates Annual Cammer Cup for March 28

    WESTFIELD — The Western Mass. Knights, the Center for Human Development (CHD) Disability Resources junior and adult sled-hockey teams will….

    Springfield College’s Elizabeth Mullin Receives Mabel Lee Award

    SPRINGFIELD — Springfield College Assistant Professor of Physical Education Elizabeth Mullin received the 2015 Mabel Lee Award during the annual….

    Do Online Hospital Ads Mislead Patients?

    CHICAGO — Although patients’ ability to seek healthcare information online is an important part of patient engagement, hospitals’ online advertising….

    Westfield State University to Host Second Annual Relay for Life

    WESTFIELD — Following up last year’s successful event, Westfield State University will host its second annual Relay for Life on….

    Keystone Commons Wins Best of Assisted Living Award

    LUDLOW — Keystone Commons was presented with a 2015 Best of Assisted Living Award for receiving consistently high ratings from….

    Baystate Dietitians Offer Tips During National Nutrition Month

    SPRINGFIELD — Making healthy food choices to maintain good health isn’t enough; people must make informed food choices that meet….

    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Touts Next-generation ACO Model

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) next-generation accountable-care organization (ACO) — a model that asks….

    Loomis House Nursing Center Recognized for Excellence

    HOLYOKE — The Loomis Communities announced that the Loomis House Nursing Center has received the maximum favorable score on reviews….

    Smith & Wesson to Host Comedy Night to Benefit Children’s Charities

    SPRINGFIELD — Smith & Wesson Corp. will host its annual live comedy show to support two local children’s charities, Shriners….

    Cooley Dickinson Hospital Offers Two Support Groups for Caregivers

    NORTHAMPTON — For people who are caring for family members and friends with a chronic illness or others who face….

    Hospitals Bring Patient Engagement to the ICU

    BALTIMORE — Efforts to improve patient engagement are making their way to one of the most intimidating parts of the….

    Area Lawyer to Lead Series on Elder Law, Estate Planning at HCC

    HOLYOKE — Attorney Karen Jackson of Jackson & Torrone, P.C., will lead a series of classes on elder law and….

    Springfield College PT, OT Students Volunteer in Haiti

    SPRINGFIELD — Springfield College Physical Therapy Professor Dawn Roberts and a group of 11 physical-therapy and occupational-therapy students are taking….

    Rob Olmstead Named Care Coordinator at Lathrop Communities

    NORTHAMPTON — Lathrop Communities announced the appointment of Rob Olmsted to the newly created position of Lathrop Care Coordinator. Olmstead….

    ACHE Congress: Healthcare Industry Needs Strong, Diverse Leadership

    CHICAGO ­— The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) kicked off its 2015 Congress with a celebration of diverse healthcare….

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