Category Archives: HCN News & Notes

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…..

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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….

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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….

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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.,….

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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….

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Shire City Herbals to Build $1.2M Production Facility in 
Pittsfield

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

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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….

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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….

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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….

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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….

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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….

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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….

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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)….

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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….

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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….

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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….

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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….

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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….

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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….

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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….

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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….

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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….

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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….

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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….

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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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Steve Lewis Subaru Donates $56,465 to Relay for Life

AMHERST — As part of their ongoing support of local communities, Subaru of America Inc. and Steve Lewis Subaru recently….

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Common Cold or Strep Throat? How to Tell the Difference

WEST SPRINGFIELD — Everyone knows the feeling: a throat so sore that the only options seem to be ripping it….

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Mercy Names Mary Elizabeth O’Brien Interim President

SPRINGFIELD — New England has named Mary Elizabeth (Beth) O’Brien president of Mercy Medical Center and its affiliates for an….

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Service Net Offers Community Info Session on Shared Living Program

CHICOPEE — Those who would like to learn more about ServiceNet’s Shared Living program for adults with developmental disability or….

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Holyoke Medical Center Offers Free Lecture on Foot Health

HOLYOKE — Holyoke Medical Center will host a free discussion, “Taking Care of Your Feet,” on Wednesday, April 19 at….

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American International College Presents Disability Awareness Day

SPRINGFIELD — American International College (AIC) Disability Services and the Delta Chi Chapter of Delta Alpha Pi, an international honor….

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WCFC Launches Cancer Informed Therapy Program

WEST SPRINGFIELD — West Central Family and Counseling (WCFC) announced the launch of a new interdisciplinary Cancer Informed Therapy Program…..

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HospiceCare Offers Support Group for Loss Due to Substance Abuse

PITTSFIELD — HospiceCare in the Berkshires will host a support group for those who have lost a loved one to….

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Holyoke Medical Center Offers Free Lecture on Alcohol Awareness

HOLYOKE — Holyoke Medical Center will host a free discussion, “Finding Help: Alcohol Awareness,” on Wednesday, April 12 at 5:30….

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Cooley Dickinson Designated as Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality

NORTHAMPTON — The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and….

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HospiceCare Offers Grief Support Group at Dalton Senior Center

DALTON — HospiceCare in the Berkshires will host a grief support group on Wednesday, April 12 from 2 to 3:30….

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BusinessWest, HCN Announce Next Entry in Lecture Series

SPRINGFIELD — As part of the ongoing BusinessWest and HCN Lecture Series, Comcast Business will host an informative program titled….

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HMC Welcomes New Director of Health Information Management

HOLYOKE — Spiros Hatiras, President and CEO of Holyoke Medical Center (HMC) and Valley Health Systems, announced the appointment of….

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Anytime Fitness to Host 24-hour Fund-raising Event April 28-29

AGAWAM — Anytime Fitness, a 24-hour, adult-only fitness club in Agawam, is organizing a fund-raising event over a period of….

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River Valley Counseling Center to Hold Run for River Valley May 20

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

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