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West Central Family and Counseling Announces New Clinical Leadership
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AMA Online Education Aims to Help Physicians Use Cancer Panel Testing
Baystate Ob/Gyn Group Earns Site Approval for CenteringPregnancy
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  • July 2015

    Baystate Noble Hospital Wins Financial Improvement Performance Award

    WESTFIELD — Baystate Noble Hospital recently accepted the 2014 Financial Improvement Performance award at the 2015 MedAssets Healthcare Business Summit…..

    BCC, Elms Create Unique Weekend Program

    PITTSFIELD, CHICOPEE — Berkshire Community College (BCC) and Elms College in Chicopee have signed a memorandum of understanding allowing qualified….

    Local Emergency Physician Offers Bike-safety Tips

    PALMER — For many area youth, the long, sunny days of summer are the perfect time to get on their….

    Baystate Franklin Offers Cardiac-risk Cholesterol Screenings

    GREENFIELD — Baystate Franklin Medical Center will hold a cardiac-risk cholesterol screening on Wednesday, Aug. 12 from 8:30 to 9:30….

    Fallon Health Expands Services in Western Mass.

    WORCESTER — Fallon Health, a not-for-profit healthcare-services organization, announced it is strengthening its commitment to the people it serves in….

    Dowd Insurance Agencies to Host Series of Blood Drives

    HOLYOKE — The Dowd Insurance Agencies announced it will host a series of Baystate Blood Donor Program blood drives at….

    HMC Appoints John Kovalchik Manager of Center for Behavioral Health

    HOLYOKE — Holyoke Medical Center (HMC) has announced the appointment of John Kovalchik as manager of the hospital’s Center for….

    KEVS Foundation Supports CHD Disability Resources Program

    SPRINGFIELD — Susan Canning and representatives of KEVS Foundation presented a check yesterday to Nancy Bazanchuk, Disability Resources Program director….

    Physician Groups Band Together to Address America’s Opioid Crisis

    Opioid abuse is a serious public health problem that has reached crisis levels across the United States, with 44 people….

    Pierno Named Director of HMC’s New Wound Care Center

    HOLYOKE — Holyoke Medical Center has appointed Amy Pierno as the program director of the hospital’s new Wound Care Center,….

    Studies Reveal Details of Error Correction in Cell Division

    AMHERST — Cell biologists led by Thomas Maresca at the UMass Amherst, with collaborators elsewhere, report an advance in understanding….

    Veeranna Joins Cardiology Services at BMC

    PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Health Systems announced the appointment of Vikas Veeranna, MD, a board-certified and fellowship-trained cardiologist to the medical….

    Corrinet Inducted as Fellow in American College of Nurse-Midwives

    GREENFIELD — Anne Corrinet, CNM, MS, a nurse midwife at Baystate Medical Practices — Pioneer Women’ Health, was recently inducted….

    Baystate Wing VNA and Hospice to Offer Bereavement Support Groups

    PALMER — Healing after a loss can be a difficult journey. Beginning in September, Baystate Wing VNA and Hospice will….

    Wingate at East Longmeadow Receives Award

    EAST LONGMEADOW — Wingate at East Longmeadow, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center, today announced its selection as a 2015….

    AMA: Insurance Mergers Will Reduce Competition and Choice

    Steven J. Stack, M.D., president of the American Medical Association, sounded the alarm recently on proposed mergers within the health….

    Baystate Noble Wins Financial-improvement Award

    WESTFIELD — Baystate Noble Hospital recently accepted the 2014 Financial Improvement Performance award at the 2015 MedAssets Healthcare Business Summit…..

    Porchlight Wins Five-star Rating

    LEE — Porchlight VNA/Home Care has been given top honors with a five-star rating by the Centers for Medicare and….

    Accorsi Named Rep to NCAA at Springfield College

    SPRINGFIELD — Springfield College has named Robert Accorsi G’80 as its faculty athletic representative to the National Collegiate Athletic Association….

    Deadline Extended for Business Expo Seminar Proposals

    SPRINGFIELD — Organizers of the 2015 Western Mass. Business Expo, presented by Comcast Business, have extended the deadline for submitting….

    Markey, Delegation Call for Greater Access to Opioid Overdose Prevention Treatment

    WASHINGTON — In a letter sent Wednesday to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Sen. Edward J. Markey….

    Seventh Annual Kids Safety Expo Set for July 25

    SPRINGFIELD — According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, last year there were 466,949 entries for missing….

    Camp Kehillah Reaches Milestone

    A significant milestone has been reached by Camp Kehillah at the Springfield JCC. For nine years, Camp Kehillah has offered….

    Mercy Director Named President of National Board

    SPRINGFIELD — Doreen Fadus, executive director of Community Benefit and Health at Mercy Medical Center, has been tapped to serve….

    Baystate Noble Hospital Recognized

    WESTFIELD — Baystate Noble Hospital is among a select group of hospitals and transplant centers nationwide recognized by the U.S…..

    Baystate Wing ER Physician Offers Bike-safety Tips

    PALMER — Summer is here, and for many area youth, these long, sunny days are the perfect time to get….

    Mercy Announces $500,000 Gift for Cancer Center Capital Campaign

    SPRINGFIELD — Mercy Medical Center announced that Balise Motor Sales has made a $500,000 gift to Transforming Cancer Care –….

    Patel Joins Berkshire OB/GYN of BMC as Practice Expands North Berkshire Care

    ADAMS — Berkshire Health Systems announced the appointment of Kalpesh Patel, MD, an obstetrician and gynecologist, to the medical staff….

    The Pulmonary Center at Poet’s Seat Health Care Center Extends Pulmonary Care

    GREENFIELD — Poet’s Seat Health Care Center in Greenfield announced that it is now accepting tracheostomy patients as an extension….

    Mercy Medical Center Recognized for High Quality Stroke Care

    SPRINGFIELD — For the fourth year in a row, Mercy Medical Center has received the Get With The Guidelines —….

    Monson Savings to Stage Workshop on Estate Planning, Medicaid, Medicare

    Monson Savings Bank will conduct a complimentary workshop titled “Straight Talk on Estate Planning, Medicaid Qualification and Medicare Pitfalls,” featuring….

    Mike Trombley, Former MLB Player, to Speak about Skin Cancer at Babe Ruth Tournament Banquet

    WESTFIELD — Former major league baseball player Mike Trombley will discus his experiences in the MLB, and with battling skin….

    Mercy LIFE Receives Favorable Audit

    WEST SPRINGFIELD — On the heels of a celebration marking its first full year of service, Mercy LIFE has received….

    Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. William Lohrer Joins Baystate Mary Lane Hospital

    WARE — Dr. William Lohrer, an orthopedic surgeon, has joined Baystate Mary Lane Hospital and will see patients at two….

    Baystate Wing Audiology Program Offers Free Screenings at Senior Centers

    PALMER — Hearing loss is one of the most common conditions affecting older adults. According to the National Institute on….

    Information Session on Earned Sick Time Slated for Aug. 6

    HADLEY — The Greater Northampton, Amherst Area, and Greater Easthampton chambers of commerce will host an informational session on the….

    Gastroenterologist Dr. Jason Bratcher Joins BMC Practice

    PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Health Systems announced the appointment of Jason Bratcher, a board-certified and fellowship-trained gastroenterologist, to the medical staff….

    Bridge of Flowers Classic Races Slated for Aug. 8

    SHELBURNE FALLS — Baystate Franklin Medical Center is the presenting sponsor for the Greater Shelburne Falls Area Business Association’s 37th….

    Dakin Humane Society Offers Discounted Spay/Neuter Services for Pit Bulls

    SPRINGFIELD — Pit bulls end up in local shelters in numbers larger than most other breeds of dog. That’s why….

    BFMC Rehabilitation Department Offers Coaches’ Education Clinic

    GREENFIELD — Baystate Rehabilitation Care at Baystate Franklin Medical Center (BFMC) will sponsor the 13th annual Coaches’ Education Clinic, “Above….

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