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West Central Family and Counseling Announces New Clinical Leadership
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AMA Online Education Aims to Help Physicians Use Cancer Panel Testing
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  • May 2017

    Baystate Health Blood Drive Slated for June 14 at Shriners Hospital

    SPRINGFIELD — In honor of World Blood Donor Day, the Baystate Health Blood Donor Mobile will host a blood drive….

    Linda Manor Offers Free Summer Concert Series

    NORTHAMPTON — Linda Manor Assisted Living and Linda Manor Extended Care invite the public to a free summer concert series….

    Gove Law Office to Offer Estate-planning Event at Christopher Heights

    NORTHAMPTON — Attorney Michael Gove of Gove Law Office will offer an informative discussion about key issues that are important….

    Foundation for TJO Animals to Present Pets Rock! Concert June 10

    SPRINGFIELD — The Foundation for TJO Animals will present Pets Rock! — a concert to benefit local homeless animals in….

    Baystate Wing Hospital Receives Award for Excellence in Stroke Care

    PALMER — Baystate Wing Hospital has received the American Heart Assoc./American Stroke Assoc. Get with the Guidelines – Stroke Gold….

    Shriners Hospital to Host Concert by Old Post Road Orchestra June 16

    SPRINGFIELD — Shriners Hospitals for Children – Springfield will host the Old Post Road Orchestra for a summer concert on….

    Linda Manor Extended Care Administrator Honored for Leadership

    LEEDS — The American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) honored Mark Ailinger, administrator of Linda Manor Extended Care Facility….

    Cooley Dickinson, United Way to Host Discussions about Race

    NORTHAMPTON — Cooley Dickinson Health Care, the United Way of Hampshire County, and the Jandon Center for Community Engagement at Smith….

    Blood-pressure Screenings Offered Every Morning by ER Staff

    PALMER/WARE — Did you know that close to 60 million Americans have high blood pressure, but only about half of….

    Williamstown Commons to Host ‘Five Wishes’ Workshop June 7

    WILLIAMSTOWN — Williamstown Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation center invites the public to a “Five Wishes” workshop on Wednesday, June 7….

    Sunshine Village Announces Personnel Changes

    CHICOPEE — Sunshine Village announced several personnel changes as the organization continues to grow its programming footprint in the area….

    East Longmeadow Skilled Nursing Administrator Honored for Leadership

    EAST LONGMEADOW — The American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) recently honored Michael Marcus, administrator of East Longmeadow Skilled….

    Nominations Sought for Healthcare Heroes Awards

    SPRINGFIELD — Healthcare Heroes, an exciting recognition program involving the Western Mass. healthcare sector, was launched this spring by HCN….

    UMass Center to Offer Spanish Course for Healthcare Professionals

    SPRINGFIELD — A new course coming this fall to the UMass Center at Springfield will help healthcare professionals enhance their….

    Mt. Greylock Extended Care Facility Administrator Honored for Leadership

    PITTSFIELD — The American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) recently honored Maria Craft, administrator of Mt. Greylock Extended Care….

    Baystate Health Blood Donor Mobile Coming to Palmer June 8

    PALMER — The Baystate Health Blood Donor Mobile will host a blood drive on Thursday, June 8 from 11 a.m. to….

    STCC Health Information Technology Graduate Wins Award

    SPRINGFIELD — Maria Mitchell, a Springfield Technical Community College graduate of the newly accredited Health Information Technology program, is the first person….

    Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center to Host Open House Today

    SPRINGFIELD — The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center will host an Open House today, May 23 at 327 Liberty St.,….

    Williamstown Commons to Host Senior Citizen Picnic June 15

    WILLIAMSTOWN — Williamstown Commons Nursing & Rehabilitation Center welcomes area seniors to a cookout under the big tent on Thursday,….

    Honest Beginnings Announces In-house Recovery Coaching

    BELCHERTOWN — Honest Beginnings announced that House Manager Dwight Southwick and Office Manager Deborah Hall have recently attained certifications from….

    Dowd Brings Distracted-driving Program to Holyoke High School

    HOLYOKE — The Dowd Insurance Agencies announced it will bring the newly relaunched Distractology tour to Holyoke High School from….

    Eating More Fruits, Vegetables May Lower Risk of Leg-artery Blockages

    DALLAS — Eating three or more servings of fruit and vegetables per day may lower one’s risk of developing peripheral….

    Annual Brightside Golf Classic Set for July 24

    WEST SPRINGFIELD — More than 200 golfers are expected to participate in the 37th annual Brightside Golf Classic on Monday, July….

    HospiceCare in the Berkshires Offers ‘New to Grief’ Workshop May 23

    PITTSFIELD — HospiceCare in the Berkshires will offer a grief support group on Tuesday, May 23 from 4 to 5:30….

    Study: Peer Victimization Linked to Later Depression, Substance Use

    ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill. — Children who are bullied early in adolescence may be more likely to use substances such….

    Dakin Seeks Help to Stock Shelves at Nick’s Nursery by Memorial Day

    SPRINGFIELD — Dakin Humane Society is looking for assistance from animal lovers to collect much-needed items to prepare Nick’s Nursery….

    Nominations Sought for Healthcare Heroes Awards

    SPRINGFIELD — Healthcare Heroes, an exciting recognition program involving the Western Mass. healthcare sector, was launched this spring by HCN….

    Dr. Glen Brooks Names Winner of Mother’s Day Makeover Contest

    LONGMEADOW — This Mother’s Day, Dr. Glen Brooks, a board-certified plastic surgeon at Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, P.C., a….

    Practical Tips for Aging Physicians

    A  topic of increasing concern in the area of physician health is the aging physician population. According to a 2015….

    Creating a Culture of Patient Safety

    T he Culture of Safety (COS) survey is a tool that helps identify areas of weakness within the practice setting….

    Nominate a Healthcare Hero – Program Recognizes Excellence, Innovation, Service to Region

    The time for talk is over; the time for action is now. That’s action in the form of nominations for….

    Youth Is Served – Health, Wellness Sector Boasts Many 40 Under Forty Winners

    The 40 Under Forty class of 2017, announced recently by HCN’s sister publication, BusinessWest, is like those that came before it in that….

    Holistic Approach – Women’s Health Associates Forges Proactive Partnerships

    Every day, Dr. Robert Wool spends time educating patients on disease prevention and how to stay healthy. Although the founder….

    A Matter of Time – Stroke Is a Common Killer of Women — but Doesn’t Have to Be

    Everyone knows women who are fiercely independent and used to doing everything for themselves. Getting to the hospital after a….

    Therapeutic Relaxation – Puffer’s Salon & Spa Adds Oncology Massage to Its Offerings

    Last November, licensed massage therapist Jillian Otis was assigned to play the role of a woman with breast cancer during….

    Virtual Breakthrough – Now, Women Can View Breast-surgery Results in Advance

    Dr. Glen Brooks understands that preparing for cosmetic surgery can be an anxious time, especially for women unsure of what….

    A Legislative Update – Several Bills Bear Watching by Business Owners, Managers

    There are a number of bills currently under consideration within the Massachusetts Legislature that impact business owners and managers and….

    Not a Sweet Deal – A Diet Soda a Day Might Affect Dementia Risk, Study Suggests

    One or more artificially sweetened drinks a day may be associated with higher risk of stroke and dementia, a new….

    Advance-care Planning – It’s Never Too Early to Put Important Directives in Place

    Q : My elderly mother was in the hospital recently, and the nurses talked to her about advance care planning…..

    On The Calendar – May 2017

    Walk of Champions May 7: The 12th annual Walk of Champions to benefit the Baystate Regional Cancer Program at Baystate….

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