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  • January 2017

    Cooley Dickinson Announces Scholarships, Welcomes Applicants

    NORTHAMPTON — The Cooley Dickinson Development Office is now accepting applications for one laboratory and four nursing scholarships, which are….

    AMA Supports Calls for Prior-authorization Reform

    CHICAGO — Responding to what is calls unreasonable hurdles for patients seeking care, a coalition including the American Medical Assoc…..

    Tickets Available for Difference Makers Celebration on March 30

    SPRINGFIELD — Plenty of good seats are available for the ninth annual Difference Makers award program, staged by BusinessWest, to….

    Baystate to Host Free Heart & Vascular Health Lecture Series

    SPRINGFIELD — Baystate Medical Center will hold its popular free Heart & Vascular Health Lecture Series during the month of….

    Trinity Health – New England Announces Partnership with Uber

    HARTFORD, Conn. — Staff, patients, family members, and visitors at all five Trinity Health – New England hospitals across Connecticut….

    Mobile Vision Clinic Comes to Springfield Jan. 27

    SPRINGFIELD — Perkins School for the Blind, Partners for a Healthier Community Inc. and the state Department of Early Education….

    CHD Wheelchair-basketball Clinic Date Changed to Feb. 20

    WEST SPRINGFIELD — CHD Disability Resources will offer a free wheelchair-basketball clinic on Monday, Feb. 20 from 4:30 to 6….

    BusinessWest Calls for 40 Under Forty Nominations

    SPRINGFIELD — BusinessWest magazine, HCN’s sister publication, will accept nominations for the 40 Under Forty Class of 2017 through the….

    VVM Announces 36 Startups Accepted into 2017 Accelerator

    SPRINGFIELD — Valley Venture Mentors (VVM) announced the 2017 Startup Accelerator cohort this week. The 36 startups, chosen from more….

    Hampshire Cardiovascular Associates to Host Healthy Heart Series

    NORTHAMPTON — Join Hampshire Cardiovascular Associates in celebrating American Heart Month with four free lectures on Wednesdays in February, from….

    Funds Available to Members of LGBT Community Who Are Caregivers

    SPRINGFIELD — Greater Springfield Senior Services Inc. (GSSSI) is offering respite services for members of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual,….

    Weldon Rehabilitation Hospital Gains Accreditation Renewal

    SPRINGFIELD — Weldon Rehabilitation Hospital at Mercy Medical Center has again been awarded accreditation by CARF International for its Inpatient….

    Comcast Donates 25 Computers to CHD Residential Program

    SPRINGFIELD — The Center for Human Development (CHD) announced that Comcast has made a donation of 25 Dell Latitude laptop….

    Lynne Colesano Joins Webber and Grinnell Employee Benefits LLC

    NORTHAMPTON ­— Lynne Colesano, formerly of Health New England and an insurance professional since 1998, has joined Webber & Grinnell….

    AMA Updates Code of Medical Ethics for Contemporary Medicine

    CHICAGO — Completely updated after an eight-year modernization project, a revised edition of the Code of Medical Ethics is available….

    Tickets Available for Difference Makers Celebration on March 30

    SPRINGFIELD — Plenty of good seats are available for the ninth annual Difference Makers award program, staged by BusinessWest, to….

    Community Enterprises Welcomes Paula Tessier to Greenfield Office

    GREENFIELD — Dick Venne, president and CEO of Community Enterprises, announced the appointment of Paula Tessier as director of Employment….

    Baystate Physician Encourages Regular Primary-care Visits

    SPRINGFIELD — The new year is a good time to make an appointment for an annual exam and include your….

    E-Cigarettes May Expand Tobacco Market by Attracting Low-risk Youth

    ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill. ­— Between 2004 and 2014, rates of U.S. adolescent cigarette smoking decreased, even as teen e-cigarette….

    Holyoke Medical Center to Host Heart-health Lecture Feb. 9

    HOLYOKE — Holyoke Medical Center (HMC) will host a free discussion, “Heart Health: Congestive Heart Failure,” on Thursday, Feb. 9….

    Mercy Medical Center Plans Caritas Gala to Support Opioid Services

    SPRINGFIELD — Plans are underway for Mercy Medical Center’s first annual Caritas Gala on Saturday, March 11 at the MassMutual….

    Williamstown Commons, Kimball Farms Lauded by U.S. News

    PITTSFIELD — Four of Berkshire Healthcare’s skilled-nursing facilities in Massachusetts have been named among the best in the Commonwealth by….

    Bay Path Pins More Than 140 Future Occupational Therapists

    LONGMEADOW — Bay Path University’s annual pinning ceremony for master of occupational therapy students entering the final phase of their….

    Western Mass Amputee Support Group to Meet Feb. 22

    LUDLOW — The third bimonthly Western Massachusetts Amputee Support Group will meet at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital, 222 State St. Ludlow,….

    Free Screening of ‘Being Mortal’ Slated for Feb. 2

    GREENFIELD — Hospice of Franklin County, in collaboration with Baystate Franklin Medical Center, will hold a free community screening of….

    Bay Path Launches Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling

    LONGMEADOW — The need for genetic counselors keeps growing; there are just 4,000 certified genetic counselors in the country today,….

    Highly Contagious RSV Has Arrived in the Springfield Area

    SPRINGFIELD — Pediatricians at Baystate Children’s Hospital are beginning to see an increase in cases of the highly contagious respiratory….

    Kimball Farms to Host Author Heather Mann on Feb. 1

    LENOX — Kimball Farms Life Care will host author Heather Mann — author of Ocean of Insight: A Sailor’s Voyage….

    Training Offered for Mental-health Providers with Transgender Clients

    MARLBOROUGH — The second annual First Event Professional Training, “Guiding Our Clients Towards Healthy Gender Affirmation and Actualization,” will take….

    Springfield Neurology Associates Offers Free Memory Screening

    SPRINGFIELD — Springfield Neurology Associates is offering a free, confidential memory screening for people ages 60 to 85 with memory….

    North Adams Commons Offers Blood-pressure Checks at Spitzer Center

    NORTH ADAMS — North Adams Commons will hold its monthly blood-pressure clinic at the Mary Spitzer Center (North Adams Council….

    Dr. Glen Brooks Offers Latest Self-renewal Options

    LONGMEADOW — For Western Mass. and Northern Conn. residents resolving to look and feel their best in 2017, Aesthetic Plastic….

    Balise Launches ‘Certified Pre-owned Program

    WEST SPRINGFIELD — Balise Motor Sales has announced the launch of the Balise Certified Pre-Owned program, a 90-day or 3,750….

    Dress for Success to Hold Tag Sale at Eastfield Mall

    SPRINGFIELD — In keeping with its mission to empower women to be more confident in their personal and professional lives,….

    Taking Steps to Restore the Doctor-patient Relationship

    The contours of the physician-burnout crisis are becoming clearer. In early September, Dr. Christine Sinsky and colleagues reported on the….

    Meeting the Need for Homeless Services

    With the temperatures dropping into single digits, you can’t help but talk about how cold it is. It was again….

    On the Home Front – Holyoke Facility Serves as a Unique Safety Net for Veterans

    Bennett Walsh was searching for some words he thought he could sum up the purpose, or mission, of the Soldiers’….

    Course of Action – Colleges Respond to Growing Demand for Healthcare Professionals

    Many students work hard to earn a college degree, then find there are no jobs that match their credentials. But….

    Close to Home – Elms, WNEU College of Pharmacy Forge Admissions Agreement

    Students at Elms College tend to have local roots and want to remain in Western Mass. after graduation, Janet Williams….

    Pipeline Progress – Western Mass. Nursing Collaborative Marks 10 Years, Looks Ahead

    Ten years after its inception, the Western Mass. Nursing Collaborative has achieved its initial goals of bringing together partners from….

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