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Elms College Adds New MBA Track in Healthcare Innovation
Berkshire Medical Center Achieves Straight ‘A’ Grades for Patient Safety
South Deerfield Rehabilitation Clinic to Host Open House April 29
Stroke Forum for Survivors, Caregivers Slated for May 3
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  • April 2017

    Elms College Adds New MBA Track in Healthcare Innovation

    CHICOPEE — A new master of business administration track at Elms College aims to help shape the future of healthcare…..

    Berkshire Medical Center Achieves Straight ‘A’ Grades for Patient Safety

    PITTSFIELD — The Leapfrog Group, the nation’s leading nonprofit watchdog on hospital quality and safety, has announced new Leapfrog Hospital….

    South Deerfield Rehabilitation Clinic to Host Open House April 29

    SOUTH DEERFIELD — Cooley Dickinson Rehabilitation Services invites area residents to an open house on Saturday, April 29 from 9:30….

    Stroke Forum for Survivors, Caregivers Slated for May 3

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

    Cooley Dickinson Earns Greenhealth Partner for Change Award

    NORTHAMPTON — Cooley Dickinson Health Care was awarded the Greenhealth Partner for Change award by Practice Greenhealth for the fifth….

    Shire City Herbals to Build $1.2M Production Facility in 

    PITTSFIELD — Shire City Herbals, maker of the apple-cider-vinegar-based health tonics known as Fire Cider, announced plans to build and….

    Beverly Fein Joins HMC as Vice President of Human Resources

    HOLYOKE — Spiros Hatiras, president and CEO of Holyoke Medical Center, announced the appointment of Beverly Fein as vice president….

    American Medical Association Welcomes HHS Opioid Strategy

    CHICAGO — The American Medical Association (AMA) said today it looks forward to working with the Trump Administration as it….

    SC Learning Commons to be Named for Benefactor

    SPRINGFIELD — During his lifetime, Rev. Harold C. Smith, D.Div., dedicated himself and his many gifts to Springfield College. Mary-Beth….

    HMC Earns ‘A’ Grade for Patient Safety

    HOLYOKE — Holyoke Medical Center (HMC) has once again earned an ‘A’ rating from The Leapfrog Group, ranking them among….

    JGS Lifecare Receives $1M Bequest for Phase II of Project

    LONGMEADOW — Longmeadow resident Paul Cohen, was so impressed with the new Sosin Center for Rehabilitation at JGS Lifecare, a….

    Alzheimer’s Panel Discussion Set for Today

    SPRINGFIELD — Springfield Partners for Community Action announced that an Alzheimer’s Panel Discussion will be held today from 5:30 to….

    Report: Online Health Sites Have Improved

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tools to help consumers navigate the online health insurance marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA)….

    Community Supporters to Gather on Derby Day to Benefit Square One

    SPRINGFIELD — On May 6 at 4:30 p.m. the Colony Club in Springfield will the setting for hats, horses and….

    AMA Offers Guidance on Safe Storage, Disposal of Opioids

    CHICAGO — The American Medical Association (AMA) Task Force to Reduce Opioid Abuse released today new recommendations for physicians to….

    Sunshine Village Earns Three-Year CARF Accreditation

    CHICOPEE — The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, CARF International (CARF) announced that Sunshine Village has been accredited for….

    Researcher Finds Attitude Is Greatest Factor in Elder Wellness

    SPRINGFIELD — Aging brings with it a host of physical and environmental risks that threaten our wellness, from chronic disease….

    Lunch ‘n’ Learn Focuses on the ‘Trump Effect’

    SPRINGFIELD — Skoler, Abbott & Presser will present a talk on how the Trump Administration mandates could potentially affect employers….

    New Collaboration Focuses on Mental Health, Emotional Wellness

    PALMER — “When you’re feeling anxious, it’s like there’s a magnifying glass on you,” according to Shorey Raymond, LMHC (Licensed….

    AASM: Later School Start Benefits Students

    DARIEN, ILL.– A new position statement from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) asserts that the school day should….

    CDH Slates Free Skin Cancer Screening Clinic

    NORTHAMPTON — In recognition of National Skin Cancer Awareness Month, local dermatologist Richard Wyatt and physician’s assistant Mike Brown will….

    Why Consumers May Pay More for Medicine

    Healthcare spending, currently projected to grow by 5.8% annually in the U.S. and represent 20.1% of the total economy by….

    Educating Staff Pays Returns in Many Ways

    Just about every day, I pass the training room. It’s hard to miss because it’s right on the way to….

    The Search for ‘Heroes’ Begins – Categories Finalized for New Healthcare Recognition Program

    HCN and BusinessWest have finalized a list of categories for a new and exciting recognition program involving the Western Mass…..

    Skeletal System – New England Orthopedic Surgeons Offers Specialized Care

    Thirty years ago, Dr. Joseph Sklar and Dr. Sumner Karas were among a group of physicians who gave birth to….

    Small Steps Toward Wellness – Weldon Rehabilitation Hospital Hones Its Outpatient Programs

    Almost 600,000 Americans died of cancer last year. But almost 15 million were living with — and often well beyond….

    Safety Net – Cardiac Rehabilitation Programs Help Keep Hearts Healthy

    Lucille Chartier had no idea she had heart problems until a day last October when she got out of the….

    Learning Experience – OT, PT Students Spend Their Spring Break in the Field

    For most college students, that third week in March is a time to pack their bathing suits and flip-flops and….

    Questions of Substance – How Can Employers Fight Addiction While Limiting Liability?

    Can a job applicant be rejected because of medical-marijuana use? Can employees be let go for lawfully using narcotic pain….

    Circulating News – Physical Activity Often Benefits Older Adults with Heart Disease

    Improving physical activity among older adults with heart disease benefits their heart health, independence, and quality of life, according to….

    Heart of the Matter – Ventricular-assist Device Offers New Answers in Cardiac Care

    Q: I just heard about a Springfield man with heart failure who underwent a new procedure at Baystate Medical Center….

    ON THE CALENDAR – April 2017

    Adapt with Pride April 15: Springfield College, in collaboration with the Center for Human Development’s (CHD) Disability Resources program, will….

    CAREER PULSE – April 2017

    Semaan Joins Staff of Berkshire Health Systems PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Health Systems announced the appointment of Dr. Elie Semaan, a….

    Age-weighted Profit Sharing – This Plan May Be a Good Option for Your Medical Practice

    Are you among the majority of medical practices that established a retirement plan many years ago and haven’t reviewed it….

    Closest to Retirement

    The salient feature of the age-weighted profit sharing plan is the ability to skew the contribution allocation toward the older….

    Home Is Where the Asthma Is Innovative Public-health Project Makes Use of ‘Social Investors’

    Anyone who has experienced an asthma attack, the chest-tightening, often panicky feeling of not getting enough air into the lungs,….

    Continued Excellence Award Nominations Due May 12

    SPRINGFIELD — There’s still time to nominate someone for the Continued Excellence Award, as BusinessWest will accept nominations through Friday, May 12. The….

    Western New England University Startup Company Honored by Peers

    SPRINGFIELD — New England Breath Technologies, a medical-device startup company formed by Western New England University professors Dr. Ronny Priefer….

    Golden Moments Day Spa Celebrates Five Years in Business

    FLORENCE — In April 2012, Golden Moments Adult Day Health Spa opened its doors to the community. This week, it….

    National Healthcare Decisions Day Promotes Healthcare Planning

    SPRINGFIELD — Being prepared for any situation in life is everyone’s top priority, and when life throws a curveball, being….

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