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Elms College to Host White-coat Ceremony for DNP Students
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STCC, Dental Society to Host Community Dental Day on Dec. 9
Midwifery Care at Hospitals Associated with Fewer Medical Interventions
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  • August 2016

    Dr. Diana Robillard Joins BMP – Mary Lane Ob/Gyn

    WARE — Baystate Mary Lane Ob/Gyn announced that Dr. Diana Robillard has joined the medical team as a doctor of….

    Landmark at Monastery Heights to Host Alzheimer’s, Dementia Forum

    WEST SPRINGFIELD — The public is invited to attend Landmark at Monastery Heights’ Alzheimer’s & Dementia Forum on Thursday, Sept…..

    Massage Envy, Arthritis Foundation Join Forces for Fund-raising Event

    WEST SPRINGFIELD — On Wednesday, Sept. 28, Massage Envy locations in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont will host the….

    Linda Manor Assisted Living to Host Open House Sept. 11

    LEEDS — Linda Manor Assisted Living in Leeds invites the community to an open house on Sunday, Sept. 11 from….

    AMA Tool Helps Providers Identify Underserved Patient-care Areas

    CHICAGO — The American Medical Assoc. (AMA) launched an enhanced version of its Health Workforce Mapper to further help physicians….

    Williamstown Commons to Host Nursing Job Fair Sept. 15

    WILLIAMSTOWN — Willliamstown Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center will host a career fair for nursing positions on Thursday, Sept. 15….

    ServiceNet Wins $1.2M Grant to Boost Work with Homeless Individuals

    NORTHAMPTON — To further combat the continuing challenge of homelessness in communities across Western Mass., ServiceNet’s Shelter & Housing division….

    Julie Feinland Joins Cooley Dickinson Medical Group Women’s Health

    NORTHAMPTON — Cooley Dickinson Medical Group Women’s Health providers recently welcomed Julie Feinland, certified nurse midwife and licensed acupuncturist, to….

    Baystate Medical Center Recognized for Encouraging Organ Donations

    SPRINGFIELD — Baystate Medical Center is among a select group of hospitals nationwide recognized for promoting enrollment in state organ-donor….

    The Bridge Home Opens in Springfield

    SPRINGFIELD — The Bridge Home, a nonprofit company providing transitional-living homes for those challenged by substance-use disorder, announced the opening….

    Springfield College Doctor of Psychology Program Earns Accreditation

    SPRINGFIELD — The Springfield College Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) program in Counseling Psychology has received a seven-year accreditation by the….

    Dakin Humane Society Offering $5 Feline Adoption Rate Aug. 31

    SPRINGFIELD — Dakin Humane Society will be reducing adoption fees for adult cats over 6 months old to $5 on….

    BFMC Recognized for Promoting Organ, Eye, and Tissue Donation

    GREENFIELD — Baystate Franklin Medical Center (BFMC) is among a select group of hospitals nationwide recognized for promoting enrollment in….

    AdCare Offers Program for Family, Friends Affected by Addiction

    WEST SPRINGFIELD — Often referred to as a family disease, alcohol and drug dependency deeply impacts family and friends. AdCare’s….

    AMA Urges EpiPen Manufacturer to Rein in Exorbitant Costs

    CHICAGO — With EpiPen maker Mylan facing a firestorm of criticism over the soaring cost of EpiPens, American Medical Assoc…..

    BFMC Oncology Department Offers Gentle Yoga for Cancer Survivors

    GREENFIELD — Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s Oncology Department will present two free seven-week yoga classes, “Gentle Yoga for Cancer Survivors,”….

    Sodium-reduction Efforts Starting to Bear Fruit

    DALLAS — A recent study found that sodium levels decreased in a sample of top-selling packaged foods by about 7%….

    United Way of Pioneer Valley Day of Caring Kicks Off with Breakfast

    SPRINGFIELD — United Way of Pioneer Valley’s Day of Caring, slated for Friday, Sept. 9, is the largest day of….

    Dr. Kathryn Jobbins to Offer Primary Care in Baystate’s Eastern Region

    PALMER — Baystate Wing Hospital is pleased to announce that Dr. Kathryn Jobbins, has joined the medical staff. Jobbins, who is board-certified….

    Coalition Expands Core Competencies to Combat Opioid Epidemic

    BOSTON — The Baker-Polito administration, in partnership with the state’s advanced-practice nursing (APRN) programs and professional organizations, physician-assistant programs, the Mass…..

    Researchers Examine How Parkinson’s Disease Alters Brain over Time

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new study has found that neural activity in certain brain areas declines over time in individuals….

    HMC to Offer Program on Urinary-tract Infections

    HOLYOKE — Holyoke Medical Center will host a program with urologist Dr. Alexander Berry on Wednesday, Aug. 24 at noon….

    Wingate at Hampden Receives National Quality Award

    HAMPDEN — Wingate Healthcare, a provider of senior living communities, including post-acute and long-term skilled-nursing care, assisted living, independent living, and memory care,….

    Video Recordings Show Infants Placed in Unsafe Sleep Environments

    ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill. — A study of video-recorded infant sleep patterns found that most parents place their babies in….

    Elms College President Announces Retirement

    CHICOPEE — Mary Reap, IHM, Ph.D., president of the College of Our Lady of the Elms, has announced that she….

    Springfield College Opens Deaf Community Home

    SPRINGFIELD — The Deaf Community Home at Springfield College celebrated its grand opening today. A special ribbon- cutting ceremony featuring….

    Study: Homebound, Elderly Patients Missing Out on Care

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — The saying goes that “what is old is new again.” Many elderly Americans are hoping that proves….

    Baystate Medical Receives NICHE Designation

    SPRINGFIELD —  Baystate Medical Center is one of only 17 hospitals in Massachusetts and the only acute care hospital in….

    MMS Chief Urges Enrollment in MassPAT

    WALTHAM —With just days to go before the state’s new prescription monitoring program goes online and with reports indicating that….

    Baystate’s Blood Mobile is coming to Ware

    WARE — As the summer season comes to an end, make donating blood part of your plan before the Labor….

    Brain Balance Achievement Center Recognized

    WEST SPRINGFIELD — Talitha Abramsen, center director of the Brain Balance Achievement Center on Riverdale Street, and Megan Hudson, executive….

    Pay Surges for Some Hospital Execs

    Pay increases for some top Massachusetts hospital executives outpaced the growth of state health spending in 2014, according to new….

    Springfield College to Host Block Party

    SPRINGFIELD — Springfield College will sponsor the annual Block Party on the Hill on Aug. 18 from 5 to 7….

    Fallon Health Reports Second Quarter Results

    WORCESTER — Fallon Health today reported a net income of $.1 million on revenue of $302 million on a GAAP….

    HCC Seeks Health Professionals for Career Panel

    HOLYOKE — Holyoke Community College is seeking alumni and other professionals working in the health care industry for a new….

    VertitechIT Names Gosselin VP, Engineering

    HOLYOKE — VertitechIT, a nationally known healthcare leader in the design and implementation of hyper-converged network architecture, has promoted Gerry….

    1st Annual Health & Wellness Fair Slated

    SPRINGFIELD — On August 17, from the hours of 3 to 6 p.m., The Springfield Department of Health & Human….

    D.A. to Award Grants to Nonprofits

    Hampden County District Attorney Anthony Gulluni will today distribute Forfeiture Funds for Community Safety to a host of area nonprofits…..

    HCC Program Series Targets Those 55 and Older

    HOLYOKE — Classes focusing on preventing healthcare mistakes, art and jazz, and avoiding scams are among the new offerings this….

    Baystate Health Laying Off 300 to Help Close $75 Million Budget Gap

    SPRINGFIELD — In a memo to employees, Baystate Health President and CEO Dr. Mark Keroack announced the elimination of 300….

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