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AIC Touts Top Nursing Pass Rate Among Area Four-year Colleges
American Stroke Assoc. to Host Forum for Stroke Survivors, Caregivers
Western Massachusetts Amputee Support Group to Meet April 19
Dr. Scott Wolf Out as President of Mercy Medical Center, SPHS
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  • March 2017

    AIC Touts Top Nursing Pass Rate Among Area Four-year Colleges

    SPRINGFIELD — The Department of Health and Human Services has released its 2016 performance summary for nursing education in Massachusetts,….

    American Stroke Assoc. to Host Forum for Stroke Survivors, Caregivers

    HOLYOKE — May is National Stroke Awareness Month, and the American Stroke Assoc., a division of the American Heart Assoc.,….

    Western Massachusetts Amputee Support Group to Meet April 19

    LUDLOW — The bi-monthly Western Massachusetts Amputee Support Group will meet at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital, 222 State St. Ludlow, on….

    Dr. Scott Wolf Out as President of Mercy Medical Center, SPHS

    SPRINGFIELD — Dr. Scott Wolf has stepped down as president of Mercy Medical Center and the Sisters of Providence Health….

    Workshop on Treating Trauma with Neurofeedback Postponed to May 9

    SPRINGFIELD — Dr. Mark Gapen of Community Services Institute will present “Neurofeedback 101: A Workshop for Providers” at Techspring, Technology….

    Realtors Provide Books and Blankets to Shriners Hospital for Children

    SPRINGFIELD — The Realtor Assoc. of Pioneer Valley’s community service committee proudly continued its tradition of collecting children’s books and….

    Cooley Dickinson to Host ‘Supporting Patients with Autism’ Lecture April 6

    NORTHAMPTON — Community members are invited to attend the next Cooley Dickinson Health Care lecture, “Supporting Patients with Autism in….

    Baystate Children’s Hospital to Hold Remembrance Service April 3

    SPRINGFIELD — Baystate Children’s Hospital will hold its annual Service of Remembrance on Monday, April 3, for all area families….

    North Adams Commons to Host Workshop and Lunch on the ‘Five Wishes’

    NORTH ADAMS — North Adams Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center invites the public to a “Five Wishes” workshop and lunch….

    Survivor Journeys Introduces Cancer-survivor Mentoring Service

    SPRINGFIELD — Survivor Journeys, a community-based cancer-support network based in Western Mass. and Northern Conn., invites the public to attend….

    Workshop on Treating Trauma with Neurofeedback Slated for March 23

    SPRINGFIELD — Dr. Mark Gapen of Community Services Institute will present “Neurofeedback 101: A Workshop for Providers” at Techspring, Technology….

    HospiceCare in the Berkshires Offers Eight-week Grief Support Group

    PITTSFIELD — HospiceCare in the Berkshires will offer a grief support group on Tuesdays from March 21 to May 9….

    Center for Human Development Touts Value of Homelessness Diversion

    SPRINGFIELD — Carol-Regina Ramsey, a mother of three, was working as a certified nursing assistant when she became ill. Living….

    Traffic at Baystate’s Medical Center Drive Entrance Reduced This Week

    SPRINGFIELD — Traffic along Medical Center Drive, the main entrance to Baystate Medical Center, will be reduced to one widened….

    Linda Manor Care Campus Open House Slated for April 2

    LEEDS — Linda Manor Assisted Living and Linda Manor Extended Care in Leeds invite the community to an open house….

    UMass Amherst Research May Lead to Non-surgical Cataract Treatment

    AMHERST — UMass Amherst recently licensed a new technology to Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. that holds promise for revolutionizing the treatment….

    Orchard Valley at Wilbraham to Host Presentation on Alzheimer’s

    WILBRAHAM — Orchard Valley at Wilbraham will host an informational presentation conducted by Springfield Neurology Associates on Wednesday, April 5….

    Silhouettes Salon Holds Cut-a-thon April 8 to Benefit Walk of Champions

    WARE — On Saturday, April 8, Debbie Rozzen, owner of Silhouettes Salon, and her staff will donate their earnings and….

    Florence Bank Pledges $50,000 to Cooley Dickinson Health Care

    NORTHAMPTON — Cooley Dickinson Health Care will receive $50,000 over the next two years from Florence Bank. The funding will….

    Baystate Health Lifts Flu-related Restrictions in Visitors Policy

    SPRINGFIELD — With the number of flu cases declining in the community, Baystate Health has lifted restrictions implemented in February….

    March Madness and Gambling: Have the Conversation with Your Kids

    BOSTON — The increased amount of sports betting surrounding March Madness makes the month a good time to have the….

    Porchlight Partnership with STCC Yields Advances in Home Care

    SPRINGFIELD — Holly Chaffee, president of Porchlight VNA/Home Care, and Sharon Grundel, director of Healthcare Training Development at Springfield Technical….

    Local Paparazzi Consultants to Host Pediatric Hydrocephalus Fund-raiser

    EASTHAMPTON — Denise Sacharczyk and Mary Ann Hanlon, local independent consultants for Paparazzi Accessories, announced they will be hosting a….

    AMA Launches Grass-roots Campaign to Put Patients Before Politics

    CHICAGO — The American Medical Assoc. (AMA) launched a new website aimed at encouraging physicians and patients to join the….

    Talking About Anxiety Can Help Improve Health and Well-being

    Mental duress. Emotional distress. Anxiety. Depression. Panic. No matter how our emotional state of mind is described, it contributes significantly….

    Keeping Kids Healthy Includes Making Better Choices at Restaurants

    Beginning this spring, large restaurant chains nationwide will be required to post calorie counts on their menus. But how will….

    Continuum of Care – Senior Living Evolves to Encompass Every Stage of Aging

    Beth Vettori has sat with plenty of families stressed out from balancing their own lives with caring for an aging….

    Functional Assets – Rehab Centers Help Seniors Limit Their Limitations

    Only a few generations ago, many people who had strokes did not survive, while seniors who had respiratory problems, broke….

    Aging in Place – Home Care Has Become a Critical Key to Living Independently

    Home care is a far cry from, say, plumbing, Suzanne McElroy says. Sure, both careers require specialized skills, but not….

    Sight Restoration – Help, Hope Available for Vision Problems Caused by Aging

    Several months ago during a routine eye exam, Louise Pugliano was told that she had cataracts in both eyes. The….

    The Write Stuff – An Estate Plan Is Only Four Documents Away

    It should come as no surprise that the general population of the U.S. is aging. According to the Administration for….

    Cloudy Picture – Testosterone-therapy Trials in Older Men Bring Mixed Results

    In older men with low testosterone, one year of testosterone treatment improved bone density and corrected anemia of both known….

    Know If You Are at Risk for Developing Type 2 Diabetes

    American Diabetes Assoc. Alert Day, which is held every fourth Tuesday in March, is a one-day ‘wake-up call’ asking the….

    CAREER PULSE – March 2017

    Roose Named VP of Mercy Behavioral Health Care SPRINGFIELD — Dr. Robert Roose has been named vice president of Mercy….

    Financial Best Practices – A Primer on Mid-level Providers and Ancillary Revenues

    There are many financial challenges in owning and managing a medical practice. Expenses continue to rise while revenues decrease, requiring….

    Support Structure – The Bridge Home Certainly Lives Up to Its Name

    Before Steven came to the Bridge Home, he had, by his own account, hit rock bottom. After years of using….

    Department of Youth Services Renews Contract with CHD

    SPRINGFIELD — The Center for Human Development (CHD) announced that the state Department of Youth Services (DYS) has renewed its….

    D&D Fitness Factory Presents Lift for Life and 5K Walk/Run Road Race

    WARE — D & D Fitness Factory, a coed training facility in Ware, invites the community to its annual Lift….

    Tickets Available for Difference Makers Celebration on March 30

    SPRINGFIELD — Seats are still available for the ninth annual Difference Makers award program, staged by BusinessWest, to be held….

    Commentary: Owning the Problem of Addiction

    More than 600 people gathered at the MassMutual Center in Springfield last week for a first-of-a-kind event in many ways…..

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