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Blood-pressure Screenings Offered Every Morning by ER Staff
Williamstown Commons to Host ‘Five Wishes’ Workshop June 7
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  • November 2016

    Massachusetts Releases Report on Opioid Epidemic

    BOSTON — The Baker-Polito administration has released “The Massachusetts Opioid Epidemic: a Data Visualization of Findings from the Chapter 55….

    Community Invited to Remember Loved Ones at Tree of Love Ceremony

    PALMER — As the holiday season approaches, the Baystate Wing Auxiliary has set the date for its annual Tree of….

    Elms College to Host White-coat Ceremony for DNP Students

    CHICOPEE — The Elms College School of Nursing will host a white-coat ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 8 at 6 p.m…..

    Andrew Steiner Tapped to Lead Leavitt Family Jewish Home

    LONGMEADOW — Andrew Steiner has been named executive director of JGS Lifecare’s Leavitt Family Jewish Home (JNH). He brings more….

    Holiday Card Purchases Benefit Baystate Children’s Hospital

    SPRINGFIELD — If you’re looking for another way to give this holiday season, consider purchasing cards from the Baystate Health….

    North Adams Commons to Host Pancake Breakfast for Seniors

    NORTH ADAMS — North Adams Commons will host a pancake breakfast for seniors on Thursday, Dec. 15 from 9 to….

    Cooley Dickinson Announces New Role for Dr. Peter Morse

    NORTHAMPTON — Cooley Dickinson Hospital announced the appointment of Dr. Peter Morse, Emergency Services physician, to the position of affiliate….

    Western Mass. Amputee Support Group to Meet Dec. 21

    LUDLOW — The second bi-monthly meeting of the Western Massachusetts Amputee Support Group will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 21….

    North Adams Commons to Host Gingerbread Event at Spitzer Center

    NORTH ADAMS — North Adams Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center invites the community to its first annual gingerbread-house-decorating event at….

    Porchlight VNA/Home Care Given Award of Excellence

    LEE — Porchlight VNA/Home announced that it has been named to the Top 500 of the 2016 HomeCare Elite®, a….

    Healthcare IT Consultancy Adds Three Team Members

    HOLYOKE — Continuing its double-digit growth in the healthcare IT industry, VertitechIT has announced that it has added three new….

    State Launches Expanded STEM Internship Program

    BOSTON – The Baker-Polito Administration today launched an expanded initiative to connect high school students to science, technology, engineering and math….

    River Valley Counseling Center Welcomes Dr. Elaine Campbell

    HOLYOKE — Rosemarie Ansel, executive director of River Valley Counseling Center (RVCC) has announced the appointment of Dr. Elaine Campbell….

    Bay Path to Present ‘Work-life Balance for Women in STEM
’

    LONGMEADOW — Dr. Marlene Belfort, distinguished professor in the Departments of Biological Sciences and Biomedical Sciences, UAlbany, SUNY, will give….

    ASAM Applauds Report on Substance Use, Addiction

    Surgeon General Vivek Murthy recently released the first-ever Surgeon General’s Report presenting the state of the science on substance use,….

    Springfield College to Create Tobacco-free Campus

    SPRINGFIELD — Springfield College has been awarded a grant as part of the American Cancer Society and the CVS Health….

    AdCare Hospital Welcomes Mary Chiecko

    WEST SPRINGFIELD — Mary Chiecko has joined AdCare Hospital as Community Services representative for Western Mass. Chiecko, who has more….

    North Adams Commons Invites Kids for Cocoa and Cookies with Santa

    NORTH ADAMS — North Adams Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center invites children in the area to have cocoa and cookies….

    Understanding the Basics of Telemedicine

    From diagnosing disease to record keeping, technology is rapidly changing the practice of medicine. One of the areas where technology….

    Lawmakers Should Support PUSH Act

    Across Massachusetts, more than 110,000 senior citizens and individuals with disabilities receive healthcare services in their homes from skilled home-healthcare….

    Coming into Focus – Venture Created to Help Others Grasp Virtual Reality

    Ed Zemba has quite a few memories from the huge trade show called VRLA, the world’s largest virtual and augmented….

    Won’t Get Fooled Again? – Baystate Phishing Attack Serves as Wake-up Call

    The trouble with a phishing scam, says Brendan Monahan, is that only one person in an organization has to fall….

    Smart Shopping – Eating Healthier Begins with the Trip to the Supermarket

    What people eat can have a profound impact on their health, energy level, the way they feel, and their overall….

    Nothing Halfway – 50/50 Fitness & Nutrition Is Passionate About Members’ Success

    Katie Lipsmeyer grew up in Arkansas, went to college in Tennessee, and spent seven years in Texas as an event….

    Beyond the Fitbit – Smartphone Apps Help Users Eat Healthier, Get in Shape

    So you want to be healthy — to eat healthier foods, trim the fat, and get in shape. But where….

    On The Calendar

    ‘Diversify Your Workforce’ Nov. 17: Western Mass. Employment Collaborative (WMEC) will present a breakfast event called “Diversify Your Workforce” from….

    On the Clock – Employers Grapple with New Overtime Rule

    If employers are just starting now to grapple with the implications of the U.S. Department of Labor’s new rules regarding….

    Heart of the Matter – Study Emphasizes Targeting Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease

    New findings suggest that all adults, including those over 65, should be mindful of risk factors for cardiovascular disease. The….

    Career Pulse – Nov 16

    Glenmeadow Taps Thomas as New President, CEO LONGMEADOW — Paul Nicholson, chair of the board of directors for Glenmeadow, announced….

    Articulating Progress WSU, STCC Forge Unique Partnership in Nursing

    Emily Swindelles will graduate from Springfield Technical Community College next May with an associate’s degree in Nursing. The path to….

    Cooley Dickinson Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Opens Injury Clinic

    WEST HATFIELD — A new walk-in clinic has opened at the Cooley Dickinson Orthopedics & Sports Medicine practice in West….

    Newton Street Dental Hosts Teddy-bear Drive for Shriners Hospital

    SOUTH HADLEY — Newton Street Dental is hosting a teddy-bear drive for Shriners Hospitals for Children – Springfield. Each teddy….

    Medical Practices Join National Call for Blood-pressure Control

    CHICAGO — Just one year after the American Heart Assoc. (AHA) and American Medical Assoc. (AMA) launched Target: BP, more….

    Health Connector Launches Open Enrollment Education Campaign

    SPRINGFIELD — Beginning at 11 a.m. today, Nov. 16, the Massachusetts Health Connector will join Caring Health Center in Springfield….

    Dr. Adam Mirot Joins Baystate Wing Hospital

    PALMER — Baystate Wing Hospital announced that Dr. Adam Mirot has joined its medical staff and will serve as an….

    Tree-lighting Ceremony to Kick Off Annual Gift of Light Campaign

    SPRINGFIELD — The annual Gift of Light campaign for the Cancer Support Groups and Patient Services Fund at Mercy Medical….

    AMA Adopts Policies on Student, Resident Wellness and Mental Health

    ORLANDO, Fla. — The American Medical Assoc. (AMA) adopted new policy aimed at ensuring medical students and resident and fellow….

    HMC Now Offering 3D Mammography and 3D Breast Biopsy

    HOLYOKE — Holyoke Medical Center (HMC) announced it now offers the significant advances in the detection and diagnosis of breast….

    UMass Rising Campaign Raises $379 Million for Flagship Campus

    AMHERST — The University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation announced that the UMass Rising Campaign, the largest philanthropic campaign in the….

    Blood Mobile Coming to Ware on Nov. 23

    WARE — Celebrate the season of Thanksgiving by donating blood before the holiday weekend. The community is invited to join….

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