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Bay Path University Reports on Recent Charitable Activities
Valley Health Systems Employees Support 13 Families for the Holidays
CHD’s Community Support Program Opens at Providence Hospital
Elms College Hosts White-coat Ceremony for DNP Students
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  • August 2017

    Gray House Kicks Off Fill a Plate, Feed a Family Challenge

    SPRINGFIELD — The Gray House, a nonprofit organization in the North End of Springfield, is kicking off its third annual….

    Elms College Plans Film Screening to Raise Alzheimer’s Awareness

    CHICOPEE — Elms College will host a screening and discussion of the documentary Alzheimer’s: Every Minute Counts on Thursday, Aug…..

    Cancer House of Hope to Host Lecture on Nutrition During Treatment

    WEST SPRINGFIELD — Rachel Sapelli will present a lecture titled “Nutrition During Cancer Treatment” on Wednesday, September 13 at 5:30….

    Dr. Kalyan Pundla Joins BMP – Quabbin Adult Medicine in Ware

    WARE — Dr. Kalyan Pundla recently joined Baystate Medical Practices – Quabbin Adult Medicine in Ware. Pundla is board-certified in….

    Survivor Journeys Seeks Licensed Facilitators for Support Groups

    AGAWAM — Survivor Journeys is seeking licensed facilitators for two blood-cancer support groups, a breast-cancer group, and an all-cancers group…..

    Kimball Farms Life Care to Host Author Annette Berkovits

    LENOX — Annette Berkovits, a part-time resident of the Berkshires, will discuss her newest book, Confessions of an Accidental Zoo….

    Fort Street in Springfield to Host ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Today

    SPRINGFIELD — Today, Aug. 29, Springfield’s Fort Street, from Main Street to East Columbus Avenue downtown, will be closed for….

    Dr. Daniel Sage Joins Berkshire Orthopaedic Associates

    PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Health Systems announced the appointment of Dr. Daniel Sage, a fellowship-trained joint-reconstruction specialist, to the medical staff….

    Kimball Farms Life Care to Host Talk by ACLU Regional Director

    LENOX — Kimball Farms Life Care in Lenox will host William Newman, director of the Western Massachusetts Legal Office of….

    Addiction & Recovery Awareness 5K and Music Festival Set for Sept. 9

    BELCHERTOWN — SOAAR (Speaking Out About Addiction & Recovery) and Honest Beginnings, in conjunction with the Belchertown Police Department (BPD),….

    BFAIR Welcomes Michelle Baity as Director of Human Resources

    NORTH ADAMS — BFAIR (Berkshire Family & Individual Resources) announced the appointment of Michelle Baity as director of Human Resources…..

    Immunizations Protect Health of Both Children and Adults

    WEST SPRINGFIELD — Massachusetts has some of the highest childhood immunization rates in the country. In fact, the state Department….

    United Way Seeking Companies to Volunteer for Day of Caring

    Sept. 15 will mark United Way of Pioneer Valley’s 23rd Annual Day of Caring. Day of Caring is the perfect….

    Lecture Slated on Nutrition During Cancer Treatment

    WEST SPRINGFIELD — Rachel Sapelli, MS, RD, LDN, will present a lecture entitled Nutrition During Cancer Treatment at 5:30 p.m…..

    WNEU to Offer Data Science Boot Camp

    SPRINGFIELD — Western New England University is offering a 10-week data science boot camp, Data Science & Analytics, in partnership….

    Opioid Deaths Drop in Bay State

    The Boston Globe reported that opioid-related deaths in Massachusetts declined by an estimated 5% in the first half of 2017….

    AIDS Foundation of Western Mass. Announces Closing, Vigil

    CHICOPEE — After almost 25 years of service to the community, The AIDS Foundation of Western Massachusetts Inc. (AFWM) will….

    Nominations Sought for Difference Makers Award

    Nearly a decade ago, BusinessWest, HCN’s sister publication, created a new recognition program called Difference Makers. That carefully chosen name….

    Christine Maiwald to Lead Unify Against Bullying

    EAST LONGMEADOW — Edward Zemba, president of Unify Against Bullying, has announced that Christine Maiwald of Agawam has been named….

    Physician: Prevention Is Best Way to Combat Mosquito-borne Illness

    WARE — The Mass. Department of Public Health (DPH) recently announced that 36 additional communities are now at moderate risk….

    Springfield College School of Social Work to Host Convocation

    SPRINGFIELD — The Springfield College School of Social Work hosts its 2017 fall semester convocation on Sept. 9, starting at….

    Student Prince Ice Bucket Challenge Slated

    SPRINGFIELD — On August 29, Springfield’s Fort Street, from Main Street to East Columbus Avenue Downtown, will be closed for….

    Mercy Leader Heralds Partnership with BMC

    SPRINGFIELD — The Baker-Polito Administration has announced that 17 health care organizations across the state, including Boston Medical Center (BMC)….

    Program on Needs of Older Adults Slated

    NORTHAMPTON — Dr. Jane Fleishman will present a one-hour discussion on the emotional and intimacy needs of older adults on….

    AMA Offers Comments to CMS 2018 Medicare Reform Proposal

    CHICAGO — The American Medical Association (AMA) submitted comprehensive comments Monday to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and….

    Tufts Signs ACO Partnerships with Four Providers

    WATERTOWN — The Mass. Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) announced that Tufts Health Plan has signed contracts….

    ILI Announces Enhanced Workplace Training Initiative

    NORTHAMPTON — The International Language Institute of Massachusetts (ILI) is focusing on improving communications among staff and customers in the workplace with….

    Elms Offers B.S.W. Degree Completion Program on ACC Campus

    ENFIELD — Classes begin on August 26 at Asnuntuck’s campus for the first cohort of students to participate in an….

    MassHealth Partners with 17 Organizations in Restructuring

    BOSTON — The Baker-Polito Administration announced today that 17 healthcare organizations across the state have executed agreements to participate in….

    Austin Riggs Center Slates Fall Conference

    STOCKBRIDGE — The Erikson Institute of the Austen Riggs Center announced its annual fall conference for clinicians and scholars: Mental….

    Springfield College Departments Collaborate on Workshop

    SPRINGFIELD — The Springfield College Departments of Physical Therapy and Visual and Performing Arts recently hosted a cross-disciplinary collaboration that….

    State Releases Updated Analysis of Opioid Epidemic

    BOSTON — The Baker-Polito administration released an update of its Chapter 55 report, providing residents, policy makers, and public officials new….

    UMass Researchers Find Switch That Turns on Cells’ Tumor-Killing Ability

    AMHERST — Molecular biologists at UMass Amherst led by Leonid Pobezinsky and his wife and research collaborator, Elena Pobezinskaya, published….

    American Legion Supports CDH Efforts to Serve Foster Children

    SPRINGFIELD — Three members of the American Legion recently visited the Center for Human Development (CDH) to present a donation….

    Baystate Medical Center Awards $54,500 in Scholarships

    SPRINGFIELD — Thirty-two college students have been awarded a total of $54,500 in scholarships from the Baystate Springfield Educational Partnership….

    Hart & Patterson Donates $20,000 to Cooley Dickinson Breast Center

    NORTHAMPTON — For a women-owned financial-services firm that thrives on relationships, the local community matters. So when it came time….

    Bay Path Welcomes 136 Master of OT Students to Campus

    LONGMEADOW — Bay Path University’s master of occupational therapy class of 2019 has begun its first term. The cohort of….

    River Valley Counseling Center Slates Golf Tournament for Sept. 15

    HOLYOKE — River Valley Counseling Center (RVCC), an affiliate of Holyoke Medical Center and a member of Valley Health Systems,….

    Christopher Heights of Northampton to Host ‘A Matter of Balance’

    NORTHAMPTON — Christopher Heights of Northampton, an assisted-living community, will be a host location for Highland Valley Elder Service’s “A….

    Joshua Schimmel Elected to National Clean-water Board

    SPRINGFIELD — During the National Assoc. of Clean Water Agencies’ (NACWA) Utility Leadership Conference and 47th annual meeting in St…..

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