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Stroke Forum for Survivors, Caregivers Slated for May 3
Cooley Dickinson Earns Greenhealth Partner for Change Award
Shire City Herbals to Build $1.2M Production Facility in 
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Beverly Fein Joins HMC as Vice President of Human Resources
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  • May 2016

    Cooley Dickinson Medical Group General Surgical Care Welcomes Helms

    NORTHAMPTON — Dr. Holly Michaelson and nurse practitioner Casey Fowler announced that Dr. Michelle Helms will join Cooley Dickinson Medical….

    Women’s Way to Hold Oral Health Drive for United Way Day of Action

    GREENFIELD — The Women’s Way, a program of United Way of Franklin County, is holding a community Oral Health Drive….

    Baystate Franklin Medical Center Offers Amputee Support Group

    GREENFIELD — Baystate Franklin Medical Center is offering an Amputee Support Group for amputees, their families, and friends. The next….

    Cooley Dickinson Health Care Earns Environmental Award

    NORTHAMPTON — For the fourth consecutive year, Cooley Dickinson Health Care was awarded the Greenhealth Partner for Change Award by….

    Baystate Mary Lane, Baystate Wing Hospitals Honored for Stroke Care

    WARE, PALMER — Baystate Mary Lane Hospital and Baystate Wing Hospital have both received the Get with the Guidelines –….

    AMA Applauds FDA Approval of Implant to Fight Opioid Addiction

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Dr. Patrice Harris, chair-elect of the American Medical Assoc., praised the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)….

    Baystate Franklin Medical Center Recognized for Stroke Care

    GREENFIELD — Baystate Franklin Medical Center received the American Heart Assoc./American Stroke Assoc. Get with the Guidelines – Stroke Gold….

    MMS Adopts New Principles for Health-information Technology

    WALTHAM — To keep pace with the evolution of health-information technology (HIT) and physicians’ accompanying concerns, the Mass. Medical Society….

    Comcast Business to Present Panel Discussion on IT Challenges June 15

    SPRINGFIELD — Comcast Business will present “How to Leverage Technology to Do More With Less,” part of the BusinessWest/HCN Lecture….

    Holyoke Medical Center to Honor Cancer Survivors on May 27

    HOLYOKE — In recognition of National Cancer Survivor’s Day, Holyoke Medical Center will celebrate life with cancer survivors at a….

    Conference on June 16 to Address Potential Changes in Estate Planning

    SPRINGFIELD — Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin, P.C. announced that attorney Michele Feinstein will lead a full-day Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education….

    AMA Issues Statement on VA’s Proposal on Advanced-practice Nurses

    CHICAGO — Dr. Stephen Permut, board chair of the American Medical Assoc. (AMA), issued a statement this week blasting the….

    Baystate Launches Revised Community Health Grant Program

    SPRINGFIELD — Baystate Medical Center and its Community Benefits Advisory Council (CBAC) announced a request for proposals (RFP) for the….

    Rachel Graber Wins 2016 Outstanding Preceptor Award

    HOLYOKE — The American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM) awarded its 2016 Outstanding Preceptor Award to certified nurse midwife Rachel….

    Visual Impairment, Blindness Cases in U.S. Expected to Double by 2050

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — With the youngest of the Baby Boomers hitting 65 by 2029, the number of people with visual….

    Panel Discussion on Owner Succession Planning Slated for June 22, 23

    SPRINGFIELD — The Vann Group and Epstein Financial Services will present “Building Your Exit: The Owner Succession Planning Process Defined,”….

    BFMC Offers Cardiac-risk Cholesterol Screening June 8

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

    Springfield College’s Julia Chevan Receives National Leadership Award

    SPRINGFIELD — Springfield College Department of Physical Therapy Chair Julia Chevan received the Ronnie Leavitt Award for Leadership in the….

    Half of Parents May Not Understand Children’s Asthma Medications

    MILWAUKEE — An article published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology shows that many caregivers, like parents, may….

    John Hunt Named CEO of HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital

    LUDLOW — John Hunt has been named chief executive officer of Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Western Massachusetts in Ludlow. A….

    Elms College Graduates 486 Students

    CHICOPEE — The 486-student Elms College class of 2016 received diplomas at the college’s 85th commencement exercises on May 21….

    AMA Applauds Modernized Nutrition Label Highlighting Sugar Levels

    CHICAGO — The American Medical Assoc. (AMA) applauded the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for releasing its modernized Nutrition….

    Comcast Business to Present Panel Discussion on IT Challenges June 15

    SPRINGFIELD — Comcast Business will present “How to Leverage Technology to Do More With Less,” part of the BusinessWest/HCN Lecture….

    Sunshine Village to Host Program for People with Memory Disorders

    CHICOPEE — Sunshine Village is introducing its Sunbeam Social Club, designed for people with memory loss and their family members…..

    AMA, AHA Boost Hypertension Awareness

    CHICAGO — With the number of deaths caused by high blood pressure on the rise in the U.S., the American….

    Giving a Lift to Those Who Served – Vet Air Takes Flight in a Meaningful Way

    Dave Shields remembers that first flight being more than a little bumpy. And the plane’s cabin was even smaller than….

    Skin Cancer: What You Should Know

    Our skin is the largest organ in our human body. It provides the critical functions of controlling body temperature and….

    Parents Can Help Teen Drivers Stay Safe

    The prom season approaches. High-school students get excited; parents get fearful. The issue of drinking and driving becomes the topic….

    A Y’s Guy – Scott Berg Ready to Face the Challenges Facing This Institution

    Scott Berg was certainly no stranger to the Greater Springfield YMCA when he walked through the doors of its Chestnut….

    Into the Light – New Tanning-bed Law Aims to Stem Tide of Skin Cancer

    In recent years, many teens have turned to tanning beds to enhance their looks on prom night and graduation day…..

    Making Headway – Perspectives on Treating Concussions Continue to Evolve

    If the last 10 years have taught us anything, it’s that concussions are not a one-size-fits-all problem. Still, for some,….

    A Sense of Motion – Dizziness Is Often Caused by Treatable Inner-ear Malfunction

    About four years ago, Jeanne Tardit got up one night and suddenly became so dizzy, she couldn’t make it to….

    The ABCs of ACLs – Sports Injuries Are Common in This Knee Ligament

    An ACL injury is the tearing of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), one of four major ligaments in the knee…..

    Distance Learning – Know the Rules Regarding Non-exempt Employees Who Telecommute

    Telecommuting is one of the fastest-growing employment trends in the U.S., up 103% since 2005. Today, more than 3.7 million….

    You’re Never Too Old – It’s Important to Keep Active as You Age

    We’ve all heard that exercise is good for you. Did you know it’s as true for older people as it….

    Plain Talk About Vaccinations – Misinformation Is Causing Rates of Some Diseases to Climb

    Q: I’m about to give birth to my first child and have had some reservations over vaccinations. Now I hear….

    Career Pulse – may 2016

    Leavitt Family Jewish Home Welcomes Girhiny LONGMEADOW — JGS Lifecare’s nursing home, the Leavitt Family Jewish Home, welcomes Alexis Girhiny….

    Record Retention 101 – Know How Long to Hang on to All That Paperwork

    All entities produce a variety of records. Maintaining these records is more than a matter of filing away a few….

    Physical Therapy Outpatient Facilities

    Click HERE to download a list of Physical Therapy Outpatient Facilities in Western Mass.

    Skilled Nursing/PT Facilities

    Click HERE to download a PDF chart of Skilled Nursing/PT Facilities in Western Mass.

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