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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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  • May 2015

    STCC Dental Hygiene Clinic Provides Low-cost Services to Community

    SPRINGFIELD — The rising cost of dental insurance, or lack of coverage, can cause families to skip going to the….

    U.S. News Rates Baystate Among Highest-performing Hospitals Nationally

    SPRINGFIELD — U.S. News & World Report has rated Baystate Medical Center as part of an elite group of 34….

    NEIAS Summer School Set to Attract Addiction, Mental-health Professionals

    WORCESTER — The New England Institute of Addiction & Prevention Studies (NEIAS) Summer School will be held June 8-11 at….

    AMIA Issues Report on Electronic Health Records

    BETHESDA, Md. — The American Medical Informatics Assoc. (AMIA) recently released the results of a task-force report on electronic health….

    Cooley Dickinson Nurse Honored by Cancer-awareness Program

    BOSTON — On May 26, Madelyn Breen, an oncology registered nurse at Cooley Dickinson Hospital, was among the honorees at….

    Dr. Shwetambara Parakh to Discuss Facial and Eyelid Rejuvenation on June 9

    WARE — Area women and men are invited to join Baystate Health’s Spirit of Women and Senior Class programs for….

    Western New England University Hosts Pharmacy Conference

    SPRINGFIELD — On May 19, the Western New England University College of Pharmacy held its fifth annual Continuing Pharmacy Education….

    Mercy to Present Seminar on Weight-loss Options June 16

    SPRINGFIELD — Mercy Medical Center will present a free community-health seminar called “Mercy Weight Loss Solutions” on Tuesday, June 16….

    Alzheimer’s Assoc. Officials to Address Springfield Rotary Club

    SPRINGFIELD — 
Dr. Stephen Hume and Bianca Walker from the Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Assoc. will address the….

    Baystate Mary Lane Hospital ER Offers Free Blood-pressure Screenings Daily

    WARE — Did you know that close to 60 million Americans have high blood pressure, but only about half of….

    Harrington Celebrates CPR Awareness Week with Hands-only Demonstrations

    SOUTHBRIDGE — Harrington HealthCare System will celebrate National CPR Awareness Week June 1-7 by emphasizing the importance of hands-only CPR…..

    Kirk Smith Steps Down as CEO of YMCA of Greater Springfield

    SPRINGFIELD — Kirk Smith has resigned from his position as CEO of the YMCA of Greater Springfield, and will continue….

    Holyoke Medical Center to Honor Cancer Survivors May 29

    HOLYOKE — In recognition of National Cancer Survivor’s Day, Holyoke Medical Center will sponsor a luncheon for cancer survivors with….

    Jewish Geriatric Services Elects Officers, Board of Directors

    LONGMEADOW — Jewish Geriatric Services Inc. (JGS) held its annual meeting last week, providing membership the opportunity to elect officers….

    August Babysitter Academy to Be Held at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital

    WARE — Baystate Mary Lane Hospital will sponsor a Babysitters Academy in August to ready area youth for fall and….

    Mass. Medical Society Launches Effort to Counter Prescription Drug Abuse

    WALTHAM — Arguing that “there is no more important public-health issue today than the opioid epidemic,” Dr. Dennis Dimitri, president….

    McCleary Manor Opens at Former Brightside Location

    HOLYOKE — Providence Ministries and the Sisters of Providence are proud to announce the grand opening of McCleary Manor at….

    Cooley Dickinson Hospital Recognized for Heart-failure Care

    NORTHAMPTON — For the fifth consecutive year, Cooley Dickinson Hospital has received the Get with the Guidelines – Heart Failure….

    American Benefits Group Named 2015 Customer Service Champion

    NORTHAMPTON — American Benefits Group (ABG) of Northampton has been recognized as the 2015 Customer Service Champion by Alegeus Technologies,….

    New Legislation Aims to Expand Access to Addiction-treatment Services

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — In New England, 133,000 people are abusing or dependent on prescription drugs or heroin, while 70% of….

    CDH to Present Programs on Stomach Health, Diabetes Management

    NORTHAMPTON — What is the link between your gut health and chronic diseases, such as obesity, diabetes, and autoimmune disorders?….

    Deadline Is Tomorrow for Continued Excellence Award Nominations

    SPRINGFIELD — Time is just about up to nominate an individual for the first annual Continued Excellence Award, presented by….

    Shriners Hospital to Host Old Post Road Orchestra Concert June 26

    SPRINGFIELD — Shriners Hospital for Children will welcome the Old Post Road Orchestra for a free Summertime pops performance on….

    New Report Identifies Options for ACA Innovation Waiver

    BOSTON — The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation released a report by Manatt Health Solutions that outlines options….

    Walden Behavioral Care Plans Open House at Amherst Clinic on May 21

    AMHERST — Walden Behavioral Care, a leading clinic for treating eating disorders, will host an open house at its new….

    Butterfly Release Will Cap Day of Remembrance on May 31

    GREENFIELD — Hospice of Franklin County and Charlene Manor Extended Care Facility invite the community to an inspirational butterfly release….

    HospiceCare in the Berkshires Earns Hospice Honors Elite Recognition

    PITTSFIELD — HospiceCare in the Berkshires has been recognized as a Hospice Honors Elite recipient based on survey results from….

    Sens. Markey, McConnell Address Crisis of Prescription Drugs, Heroin

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Edward Markey of Massachusetts and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called on the Department of….

    Dr. Samson Hanka Joins Team at Monson Medical Center

    MONSON — Baystate Wing Hospital announced that Dr. Samson Hanka, a board-certified internal-medicine physician, has joined the medical staff and….

    Baystate Mary Lane Hospital Recognized for Stroke Care

    WARE — Baystate Mary Lane Hospital has received the American Heart Assoc./American Stroke Assoc. Get with the Guidelines Stroke Silver….

    AIC Graduates First Class with Public Health Degree

    SPRINGFIELD — Of the nearly 1,300 students who graduated from American International College (AIC) this May, seven were in the….

    Nation’s Physicians to Gather in Chicago for Annual Meeting

    CHICAGO — The American Medical Assoc. (AMA) will gather physician and medical student leaders from all corners of medicine at….

    Noble Hospital to Host Armbrook Village’s Dementia Training Class

    WESTFIELD — Noble Hospital will host “Understanding Dementia in the Real World,” a dementia awareness and communication training class on….

    Nominations for Continued Excellence Award Due May 22

    SPRINGFIELD — Time is running out to nominate an individual for the first annual Continued Excellence Award, presented by HCN’s….

    Mental-health and Substance-abuse Disorders Often Go Hand in Hand

    WORCESTER — Noting that May is National Mental Health Month, Patrice Muchowski, vice president of Clinical Services at AdCare Hospital….

    Study: One in Four with Year-round Health Insurance Skip Needed Care

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — More than one out of four adults (25.2%) who bought non-group health insurance last year went without….

    Mercy Medical Center Whips Up Batter for World’s Largest Pancake Breakfast

    SPRINGFIELD — This afternoon, the culinary department at Mercy Medical Center will be mixing the batter for the World’s Largest….

    Baystate Children’s Hospital Gears Up for Annual Golf Tournament May 18

    SPRINGFIELD — Baystate Children’s Hospital’s 24th annual golf tournament is set to tee off on Monday, May 18 at Longmeadow….

    Springfield College Names Calvin Hill VP for Inclusion, Community Engagement

    SPRINGFIELD — Calvin Hill has been named vice president for inclusion and community engagement at Springfield College, following a national….

    Shriners, Music Tribute Productions to Present Eagles Tribute Concert May 16

    SPRINGFIELD — The Melha Shriners announced that Music Tribute Productions will present “A Tribute to The Eagles” performed by 7….

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