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MassHealth Partners with 17 Organizations in Restructuring
Austin Riggs Center Slates Fall Conference
Springfield College Departments Collaborate on Workshop
State Releases Updated Analysis of Opioid Epidemic
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  • August 2017

    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…..

    Facial Cosmetic & Maxillofacial Surgery Welcomes Dr. Max Kernizan

    EAST LONGMEADOW — Facial Cosmetic & Maxillofacial Surgery, P.C. announced that Max Kernizan, DMD has joined its oral-surgery practice. Richard….

    Linda Manor to Host Successful Aging Summit on Sept. 12

    NORTHAMPTON — Linda Manor Assisted Living and Linda Manor Extended Care in Northampton will host the third “Successful Aging Summit”….

    State Public-health Officials Warn of West Nile Virus Risk

    BOSTON — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) announced that 36 additional communities are now at moderate risk for West….

    Austen Riggs Center Recognized as a ‘Best Hospital’ by U.S. News

    STOCKBRIDGE — Austen Riggs Center has been recognized as a “Best Hospital” for 2017-18 by U.S. News & World Report,….

    UMass Researcher: Cancer-risk Assessment Is Based on Flawed Science

    AMHERST — In a new paper, UMass Amherst environmental toxicologist Edward Calabrese continues his campaign to cast doubt on the….

    AIC to Host Information Session for Doctoral Low Residency Programs

    SPRINGFIELD — American International College (AIC) will host an information session for doctoral low residency programs on Saturday, Aug. 26….

    Holyoke Medical Center Receives Award for Innovative Use of Technology

    HOLYOKE — Holyoke Medical Center (HMC) will receive the 2017 CIO 100 Award next week for a project that has….

    River Valley Counseling Center Offers Pharmacy Services to Patients

    HOLYOKE — River Valley Counseling Center (RVCC), in partnership with Genoa, a QoL Healthcare company, announced the grand opening of….

    Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival Slated for Aug. 12

    SPRINGFIELD — The Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival is expected to bring more than 10,000 people together in Court Square on Saturday,….

    Bay Path to Host Open House for OT Doctoral Program on Aug. 19

    LONGMEADOW — Bay Path University will hold an open house for its recently announced occupational therapy doctorate program, the university’s….

    STCC to Offer ‘Conversational Spanish for Medical Personnel’ Course

    SPRINGFIELD — Springfield Technical Community College’s World Languages Department will be offering a three-credit “Conversational Spanish for Medical Personnel” course….

    Baystate Wing Auxiliary to Sponsor Luncheon, Jimmy Mazz Performance

    STURBRIDGE — The Baystate Wing Hospital Auxiliary invites the community to a luncheon and performance featuring singer and entertainer Jimmy Mazz,….

    Pioneer Valley Hyperbaric Announces Reopening in Hadley

    HADLEY — Dr. Bruce Goderez, founder of Pioneer Valley Hyperbaric, recently announced the reopening of his treatment center, which offers….

    Elms College to Host Information Session on New MBA Programs

    CHICOPEE — Elms College has continued to grow its MBA program and add new concentrations, with its flexible/hybrid education model….

    Hillcrest Commons to Host Career Fair on Aug. 23

    PITTSFIELD — Hillcrest Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center will host a career fair for nursing positions and other roles on….

    Supportive Gatherings Aim to Help People Experiencing a Cancer Diagnosis

    WEST SPRINGFIELD — Though it can seem overwhelming to talk about one’s personal situation with others, the Cancer House of….

    Linda Manor Assisted Living to Host Seminar on Sexuality and Aging

    LEEDS — Linda Manor Assisted Living will host the Pioneer Valley’s first-ever sexuality and aging conference on Thursday, Sept. 14….

    Decrease Seen in Longer-term Dispensing of Opioids to Injured Workers

    CAMBRIDGE ― As states institute numerous policies and initiatives to combat the opioid epidemic, a new study from the Workers….

    Sunshine Village Calls 28th Annual Golf Tournament a Success

    CHICOPEE — Sunshine Village held its 28th annual fund-raising golf tournament on Aug. 2 at Chicopee Country Club. The event….

    Baystate Medical Center Begins Registration for Mini-Medical School

    SPRINGFIELD — Going back to school has never been so much fun when it comes to your health. Baystate Medical….

    Palmer-Monson Community Band to Perform at Orchard Valley Aug. 16

    WILBRAHAM — The annual summer concerts at Orchard Valley at Wilbraham are well underway this season, with two more opportunities….

    Western Mass. Employment Collaborative to Present Job Fair at HCC

    HOLYOKE — The Western Mass. Employment Collaborative (a service of Riverside Community Care) and Holyoke Community College are partnering for….

    Williamstown Commons to Host Nursing Job Fair Aug. 30

    WILLIAMSTOWN — Williamstown Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center will host a career fair for nursing positions on Wednesday, Aug. 30….

    Access to High-quality Sites Needed in Early Education and Child Care

    ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill. — A newly updated American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy statement says access to high-quality early….

    Springfield Jam Fest to Benefit NAMI Western Massachusetts

    AGAWAM — The Springfield Business Improvement District will present the first annual Springfield Jam Festival in downtown Springfield on Saturday,….

    HMC Weight Management Program Achieves National Accreditation

    HOLYOKE — Holyoke Medical Center’s Weight Management Program, under the medical direction of Dr. Yannis Raftopoulos, has been accredited as….

    HCC Gateway to College Program Again Earns National Honors

    HOLYOKE — For the second year in a row, the Gateway to College program at Holyoke Community College has received….

    Springfield College Athletic Training Program Earns Accreditation

    SPRINGFIELD — The Springfield College Athletic Training Program has been granted 10 years of continuing accreditation by the Commission on….

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