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UMass Amherst to Offer Accelerated B.S. in Nursing in Springfield
JGS Continues Alzheimer’s Lecture Series on March 30
NAMI Western Mass. Art Show Reception Slated for April 5
Healthcare Marketing Symposium Slated for April 7
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  • February 2016

    Dr. Nina Molin Joins Berkshire Osteopathic Health of BMC

    PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Health Systems announced the appointment of Dr. Nina Molin, a board-certified internal-medicine practitioner, to the physician staff….

    Program on Addiction and Teen Brain Development Slated for March 17

    WARE — Ware public schools, the Quaboag Hills Community Coalition’s Substance Use Task Force, and Northwestern District Attorney David Sullivan….

    Become Sleep Wise for Kids When ‘Springing Forward’

    SPRINGFIELD — Mention the words ‘spring ahead’ or ‘fall back,’ and most adults will tell you it means they are….

    EyeSEE Launches Collaboration to Detect Early Vision Problems

    SPRINGFIELD — An estimated one in four school-aged children has vision problems. Many experts believe that 80% of learning comes….

    Behavioral Intervention Reduces Inappropriate Antibiotic Prescribing

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — When prescribed correctly, antibiotics can be very effective in treating a variety of bacterial infections. However, U.S…..

    Melha Shriners Oriental Band Pasta Supper Slated for Feb. 27

    SPRINGFIELD — The annual Melha Shriners Oriental Band Pasta Supper will be held on Saturday, Feb. 27 at 6 p.m…..

    Radiation Oncology Services Move to BMC Cancer Center

    PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Health Systems announced that its radiation oncology services will be opening in a new location at the….

    WMAS Radiothon for Baystate Children’s Hospital Set for March 3-5

    SPRINGFIELD — Back in 2009, doctors told Cheryl Gorski Ronzoni that her son, Ryan, had the worst case of asthma….

    JERICHO Announces Scholarship Opportunity

    HOLYOKE — JERICHO – the Bureau for Exceptional Children & Adults in Holyoke is calling for applications for the Father….

    Limited Tickets Remain for Difference Makers

    HOLYOKE — Tickets still remain for the eighth annual Difference Makers Gala, to be staged by BusinessWest, the sister publication….

    Mercy Medical Center, SPHS Welcome RiverBend Medical Group

    SPRINGFIELD — Mercy Medical Center and the Sisters of Providence Health System (SPHS), members of Trinity Health – New England,….

    Survivor Journeys Wine Tasting Event Slated for Feb. 26 at Lattitude

    AGAWAM — Survivor Journeys invites the community to the Survivor Journeys Wine Tasting event on Friday, Feb. 26 at 7….

    North Adams Mayor Joins Statewide Anti-stigma Campaign

    NORTH ADAMS — North Adams Mayor Richard Alcombright has long advocated for people with mental-health and substance-use issues. Now, he….

    Baystate Health to Address Proposed Hospital Changes
 on March 3

    WARE — Baystate Health invites the community to attend a question-and-answer session to address the changes planned to the inpatient….

    Highly Contageous RSV Arrives in Springfield Area

    SPRINGFIELD — Respiratory syncytial virus, better known as simply RSV, has arrived in the community. The highly contagious virus, which….

    AFC Doctors Express Offers Advice for American Heart Month

    WEST SPRINGFIELD — AFC Doctors Express is raising awareness about heart health during February, American Heart Month, sponsored by the….

    Annual Walk of Champions to Be Held May 1

    WARE — On Sunday, May 1, the community is invited to come together at the Quabbin Reservoir to mark the….

    Kimball Farms Nursing Care Center to Host Job Fair Feb. 24

    LENOX — Kimball Farms Nursing Care Center will host a career fair for nursing assistants and other positions on Wednesday,….

    MMS Applauds National Call to Action on Opioids

    WALTHAM — The president of the Mass. Medical Society (MMS) applauded the National Governors Assoc. and the American Medical Assoc…..

    Homewatch CareGivers Welcomes Deborah Epstein

    WEST SPRINGFIELD — Homewatch CareGivers announced the hiring of Deborah Epstein as business development manager for Hampshire and Franklin counties…..

    Mass General Specialist in High-risk Pregnancies Sees Patients at CDH

    NORTHAMPTON — Women who have obstetrical risk factors due to age, family history, or previous medical concerns now have access….

    AMA President Calls on Physicians to Help Prevent Opioid Misuse

    CHICAGO — The American Medical Assoc. (AMA) released the findings of a national physician survey that shows strong support for….

    Cooley Dickinson Doctors, PTs to Host Throwers’ Clinic Feb. 23

    WEST HATFIELD — Got a good arm? Want to keep it that way? Cooley Dickinson Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, together….

    BCBS Foundation Releases Report on Uninsured in Massachusetts

    BOSTON — The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation has released a new report, “The Remaining Uninsured in Massachusetts:….

    AMA Participates in Core Quality Measures Collaborative

    CHICAGO — The American Medical Assoc. (AMA) is participating with other physician organizations, health plans, patient groups, employers, and the….

    Upcoming Panels Explore Planning for Families Living with Dementia

    SOUTH HADLEY — The Dementia Friendly Communities Coalition of South Hadley is hosting two panels on planning for families and….

    Lecture to Highlight ‘Timelines and Tests for Women’

    WARE — Certain tests are especially important for women, but many still don’t know when they’re supposed to start getting….

    Noble Medical Group Opens New Primary- and Express-care Facility

    WESTFIELD — Noble Medical Group’s new primary- and express-care facility is now open at 24 North Westfield St. in Feeding….

    Michael Case Appointed Board Chair at Holyoke Soldiers’ Home

    HOLYOKE — Gov. Charlie Baker recently visited the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home to tour the facility and swear in Michael Case….

    Bodywork with Paula Barron Expands Services to Include Liposuction

    NORTHAMPTON — Paula Barron, a nurse and certified lymphatic therapist, recently expanded her services at Bodywork with Paula Barron and….

    Realtors Assoc. of Pioneer Valley Supports Shriners Hospitals for Children

    SPRINGFIELD — The community service committee of the Realtor Assoc. of Pioneer Valley spearheaded a blanket and book drive this….

    Have You Ordered Your Difference Makers Tickets?

    HOLYOKE — The eighth annual Difference Makers award program, staged by BusinessWest, sister publication of HCN, will be held at….

    Health New England Announces New Branding, Launches New Website

    SPRINGFIELD — Health New England recently launched an all-new corporate brand, marked by a blue and gray logo and tagline,….

    State, Dental Schools, Dental Society Partner to Combat Opioid Epidemic

    BOSTON — The Baker-Polito administration, in partnership with the deans of the Commonwealth’s three dental schools and the Mass. Dental….

    CMIC Group Employees Select Warm the Children for $1,500 Donation

    GLASTONBURY, Conn. — CMIC Group, a medical professional liability insurance company headquartered in Glastonbury, Conn., recently donated $1,500 to Warm….

    BFMC Recognized for Organ-donor Enrollment Achievement

    GREENFIELD — Baystate Franklin Medical Center (BFMC) is among a select group of hospitals and transplant centers nationwide recognized by….

    Holyoke Medical Center Celebrates Baby-friendly Designation

    HOLYOKE — Holyoke Medical Center (HMC) has been named a baby-friendly birth facility as part of the Baby-Friendly Hospitals Initiative…..

    Baystate Noble Oncology Unit Receives Donation from Holiday Concert

    WESTFIELD — Baystate Noble Hospital’s Oncology Department was the recipient of proceeds from the St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral annual….

    BFMC Presents Program on Controlling One’s Healthcare Destiny

    GREENFIELD — Senior Class at Baystate Franklin Medical Center will host a program, “How to Put Your Doctor Out of….

    Events Aim to Facilitate Conversations About End-of-life Care, Planning

    NORTHAMPTON — More than 25 libraries throughout the region and medical professionals from Cooley Dickinson Health Care are teaming up….

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