Category Archives: HCN News & Notes

AIC Touts Top Nursing Pass Rate Among Area Four-year Colleges

SPRINGFIELD — The Department of Health and Human Services has released its 2016 performance summary for nursing education in Massachusetts,….

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American Stroke Assoc. to Host Forum for Stroke Survivors, Caregivers

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

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Western Massachusetts Amputee Support Group to Meet April 19

LUDLOW — The bi-monthly Western Massachusetts Amputee Support Group will meet at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital, 222 State St. Ludlow, on….

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Dr. Scott Wolf Out as President of Mercy Medical Center, SPHS

SPRINGFIELD — Dr. Scott Wolf has stepped down as president of Mercy Medical Center and the Sisters of Providence Health….

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Workshop on Treating Trauma with Neurofeedback Postponed to May 9

SPRINGFIELD — Dr. Mark Gapen of Community Services Institute will present “Neurofeedback 101: A Workshop for Providers” at Techspring, Technology….

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Realtors Provide Books and Blankets to Shriners Hospital for Children

SPRINGFIELD — The Realtor Assoc. of Pioneer Valley’s community service committee proudly continued its tradition of collecting children’s books and….

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Cooley Dickinson to Host ‘Supporting Patients with Autism’ Lecture April 6

NORTHAMPTON — Community members are invited to attend the next Cooley Dickinson Health Care lecture, “Supporting Patients with Autism in….

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Baystate Children’s Hospital to Hold Remembrance Service April 3

SPRINGFIELD — Baystate Children’s Hospital will hold its annual Service of Remembrance on Monday, April 3, for all area families….

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North Adams Commons to Host Workshop and Lunch on the ‘Five Wishes’

NORTH ADAMS — North Adams Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center invites the public to a “Five Wishes” workshop and lunch….

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Survivor Journeys Introduces Cancer-survivor Mentoring Service

SPRINGFIELD — Survivor Journeys, a community-based cancer-support network based in Western Mass. and Northern Conn., invites the public to attend….

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Workshop on Treating Trauma with Neurofeedback Slated for March 23

SPRINGFIELD — Dr. Mark Gapen of Community Services Institute will present “Neurofeedback 101: A Workshop for Providers” at Techspring, Technology….

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HospiceCare in the Berkshires Offers Eight-week Grief Support Group

PITTSFIELD — HospiceCare in the Berkshires will offer a grief support group on Tuesdays from March 21 to May 9….

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Center for Human Development Touts Value of Homelessness Diversion

SPRINGFIELD — Carol-Regina Ramsey, a mother of three, was working as a certified nursing assistant when she became ill. Living….

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Traffic at Baystate’s Medical Center Drive Entrance Reduced This Week

SPRINGFIELD — Traffic along Medical Center Drive, the main entrance to Baystate Medical Center, will be reduced to one widened….

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Linda Manor Care Campus Open House Slated for April 2

LEEDS — Linda Manor Assisted Living and Linda Manor Extended Care in Leeds invite the community to an open house….

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UMass Amherst Research May Lead to Non-surgical Cataract Treatment

AMHERST — UMass Amherst recently licensed a new technology to Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. that holds promise for revolutionizing the treatment….

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Orchard Valley at Wilbraham to Host Presentation on Alzheimer’s

WILBRAHAM — Orchard Valley at Wilbraham will host an informational presentation conducted by Springfield Neurology Associates on Wednesday, April 5….

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Silhouettes Salon Holds Cut-a-thon April 8 to Benefit Walk of Champions

WARE — On Saturday, April 8, Debbie Rozzen, owner of Silhouettes Salon, and her staff will donate their earnings and….

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Florence Bank Pledges $50,000 to Cooley Dickinson Health Care

NORTHAMPTON — Cooley Dickinson Health Care will receive $50,000 over the next two years from Florence Bank. The funding will….

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Baystate Health Lifts Flu-related Restrictions in Visitors Policy

SPRINGFIELD — With the number of flu cases declining in the community, Baystate Health has lifted restrictions implemented in February….

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March Madness and Gambling: Have the Conversation with Your Kids

BOSTON — The increased amount of sports betting surrounding March Madness makes the month a good time to have the….

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Porchlight Partnership with STCC Yields Advances in Home Care

SPRINGFIELD — Holly Chaffee, president of Porchlight VNA/Home Care, and Sharon Grundel, director of Healthcare Training Development at Springfield Technical….

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Local Paparazzi Consultants to Host Pediatric Hydrocephalus Fund-raiser

EASTHAMPTON — Denise Sacharczyk and Mary Ann Hanlon, local independent consultants for Paparazzi Accessories, announced they will be hosting a….

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AMA Launches Grass-roots Campaign to Put Patients Before Politics

CHICAGO — The American Medical Assoc. (AMA) launched a new website aimed at encouraging physicians and patients to join the….

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Department of Youth Services Renews Contract with CHD

SPRINGFIELD — The Center for Human Development (CHD) announced that the state Department of Youth Services (DYS) has renewed its….

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D&D Fitness Factory Presents Lift for Life and 5K Walk/Run Road Race

WARE — D & D Fitness Factory, a coed training facility in Ware, invites the community to its annual Lift….

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Tickets Available for Difference Makers Celebration on March 30

SPRINGFIELD — Seats are still available for the ninth annual Difference Makers award program, staged by BusinessWest, to be held….

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Commentary: Owning the Problem of Addiction

More than 600 people gathered at the MassMutual Center in Springfield last week for a first-of-a-kind event in many ways…..

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Baystate Medical Center to Offer Babysitters Academy April 20

SPRINGFIELD — Are you a babysitter looking to further your skills, or considering becoming a babysitter to earn extra money?….

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Vascular-surgery Specialist Joins Berkshire Health Systems

PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Health Systems announced the appointment of Dr. Elie Semaan, a vascular surgeon, to the medical staff of….

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Dr. Peter Friedmann Authors Article on ACA Repeal and Opioid Crisis

SPRINGFIELD — On Thursday, the New England Journal of Medicine published an article titled “How ACA Repeal Would Worsen the….

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Springfield College PT Professors Lead Global Health Service Trips

SPRINGFIELD — Springfield College Physical Therapy Professors Dawn Roberts and Kim Nowakowski will lead physical- and occupational-therapy students on global….

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With Flu Surging, AFC Urgent Care Stresses Prevention, Treatment

WEST SPRINGFIELD — Spring may be in the air, but cases of the flu and flu-like illnesses are on the….

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Willie Ross School for the Deaf, Baystate Health to Host Conference

HOLYOKE — As part of the 50th anniversary celebration of The Willie Ross School for the Deaf, the school is….

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JGS Lifecare to Host Free Alzheimer’s Disease Lecture Series

LONGMEADOW — JGS Lifecare will host a free lecture series in March to offer information and insight for families dealing….

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Keeping Kids Healthy Includes Making Better Choices at Restaurants

BOSTON — Beginning this spring, large restaurant chains nationwide will be required to post calorie counts on their menus. But….

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South Deerfield Rehab Clinic Welcomes Gail Hegeman

SOUTH DEERFIELD — People value the use of their hands. Therefore, any loss of function through injury or disease can….

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‘Painting the Face on Alzheimer’s’ Fund-raiser Slated for April 29

HOLYOKE — The Pioneer Valley Friends of Alzheimer’s Assoc. will hold a fund-raiser at the Log Cabin on Saturday, April….

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Symposium on Understanding Gender Identity Slated for March 22

CHICOPEE — On Wednesday, March 22, HRMA of Western New England will present a half-day symposium event on understanding gender….

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Health Program at STCC Wins Accreditation

SPRINGFIELD — The health information technology program at Springfield Technical Community College was awarded accreditation, a big step forward for….

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