Category Archives: HCN News & Notes

West Central Family and Counseling Announces New Clinical Leadership

WEST SPRINGFIELD — West Central Family and Counseling (WCFC) announced the appointment of two new co-clinic directors: Jo-Anne Gaughan-Cabral and….

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Orchard Valley at Wilbraham to Hold Benefit Car Wash on Aug. 2

WILBRAHAM — Orchard Valley at Wilbraham will hold a benefit car wash on Wednesday, Aug. 2 from 11 a.m. to….

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AMA Online Education Aims to Help Physicians Use Cancer Panel Testing

CHICAGO — As part of its program aimed at educating physicians and other healthcare professionals on the benefits and limitations….

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Baystate Ob/Gyn Group Earns Site Approval for CenteringPregnancy

SPRINGFIELD — In recognition of achieving quality and sustainability milestones, the Centering Healthcare Institute in Boston recently renewed the site….

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Michael Conneely Joins CMIC Group as Director of Finance

GLASTONBURY, Conn. — CMIC Group, a member-owned medical professional liability insurance company, announced that Michael Conneely has joined the CMIC….

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American Medical Assoc. Issues Statement on Federal Health Reform

CHICAGO — Dr. David Barbe, president of the American Medical Assoc., issued a statement this week on the collapse of GOP….

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HMC Promotes Dr. Jennifer Mark to Chief Medical Officer

HOLYOKE — Spiros Hatiras, president and CEO of Holyoke Medical Center and Valley Health Systems, announced the promotion of Dr…..

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Cancer House of Hope Seeks Volunteers

WEST SPRINGFIELD — Cindy Sheridan-Murphy remembers walking into the Cancer House of Hope three years ago like it was yesterday…..

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CFO Transition Announced at athenahealth Inc.

WATERTOWN, Mass. — athenahealth Inc., a provider of network-enabled services for hospital and ambulatory clients nationwide, announced that John “Jack”….

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HMC Receives $100,000 from Hazen Paper Co. and the Hazen Family

HOLYOKE — The Hazen Paper Co. and the Hazen Family contributed $100,000 toward the Holyoke Medical Center capital campaign —….

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Benchmark Employees Perform More Than 1,000 Acts of Kindness

WILBRAHAM, AGAWAM — Nearly everyone has heard of random acts of kindness, but Benchmark Senior Living employees took things up….

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Baystate Mary Lane to Sponsor Babysitters Academy on July 22

WARE — Baystate Mary Lane will sponsor a Babysitters Academy on Saturday, July 22 to prepare area youth for summer….

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Partnership Connects Incoming STCC Students to Career Pathways

SPRINGFIELD — They just graduated from high school and will start college this fall, but these five teenagers are not….

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Holyoke Medical Center Honored for Excellence in Stroke Care

HOLYOKE — Holyoke Medical Center (HMC) received four prestigious national and state awards for excellence in and quality of stroke….

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Baystate Health’s Annual Senior Class Picnic to Be Held Aug. 9

PALMER — Area seniors are invited to join Baystate Health’s annual Senior Class Picnic to be held on Wednesday, Aug…..

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Home Health Aide Graduates Honored at STCC Ceremony

SPRINGFIELD — The Home Health Aide program at Springfield Technical Community College has given Rhonda Skinner more than just skills to care….

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Berkshire Health Systems Named Among Healthcare’s Most Wired

PITTSFIELD — The American Hospital Assoc. (AHA) Health Forum announced that Berkshire Health Systems has been named among Healthcare’s Most….

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Western Massachusetts Amputee Support Group to Meet Aug. 23

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

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Achieve TMS East Amherst to Host Open House Today

AMHERST — Achieve TMS East Amherst will be hosting its first informational open house today, July 13, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at 6….

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Cooley Dickinson Earns Awards for Website, Article

NORTHAMPTON — What does a newly designed website and an article about the opioid crisis have in common? Both received….

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Study Links Sugary Drinks During Pregnancy to Childhood Obesity

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill. — School-age children whose mothers consumed more sugary beverages in mid-pregnancy had higher amounts of body….

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Shriners Hospital for Children to Host Walk for Love on Sept. 9

SPRINGFIELD — Are you ready to walk for love? Join the fun at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Springfield on….

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Bay Path University Awarded Council of Independent Colleges Grant

LONGMEADOW — Bay Path University has been awarded a $13,000 grant from the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) program “Intergenerational….

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International Language Institute Adds Three Board Members

NORTHAMPTON — Aimee Furaha Salmon, Harry Montalvo, and Markus Jones have joined the all-volunteer board of directors for the Northampton-based….

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Mercy Medical Center Recognized for Quality Stroke Care

SPRINGFIELD — Mercy Medical Center received the American Heart Assoc./American Stroke Assoc. Get with the Guidelines – Stroke Gold Plus….

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Elms Student Nabs Internship with NIH to Study Sickle-cell Anemia

CHICOPEE — Ibrahim Kargbo, a post-baccalaureate, pre-med student at Elms College, has earned a prestigious summer internship at the National….

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Legislature Poised to Abandon $60M Investment in Prevention Programs

BOSTON — The FY18 Budget Conference Committee Report, released on Friday, effectively eliminates the state’s first-in-the-nation Prevention and Wellness Trust….

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Today Is the Last Day to Nominate a Healthcare Hero

SPRINGFIELD — This afternoon, July 10, at 5 p.m., nominations close for Healthcare Heroes, an exciting recognition program involving the….

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Baystate Medical Center to Offer Babysitters Academy on July 21

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

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STCC Announces Instant Accept Days

SPRINGFIELD — Planning on applying to Springfield Technical Community College for the fall semester? The college will instantly accept prospective students who bring their….

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Graduation for Home Health Aides Set for July 7 at STCC

SPRINGFIELD — A graduation ceremony is scheduled for 18 home health aides (HHAs) and personal-care attendants (PCAs) who underwent training….

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Harry Dumay Takes Helm as 11th President of Elms College

CHICOPEE — Harry Dumay, who boasts a long and distinguished career in higher education, officially took the helm of Elms….

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AdCare Offers Help for Families Impacted by Substance Use

WEST SPRINGFIELD — As the widespread opioid crisis persists, more family members, including grandparents, need help coping with the effects….

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NanoMolecularDX Announces Closing of $1 Million in Seed Funding

LEE —NanoMolecularDX, LLC (NMDX) announced the closing of $1 million in seed funding executed through a private placement. The offering….

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Holyoke Medical Center Opens New Emergency Department

HOLYOKE — Holyoke Medical Center began providing care in its new Emergency Department today, July 6, at 7 a.m. The….

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Keith Rhone Joins Friends of the Homeless Leadership Team

SPRINGFIELD — Friends of the Homeless, a program of Clinical & Support Options (CSO), recently welcomed Keith Rhone as the….

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HospiceCare in the Berkshires to Offer Five Wishes Workshop July 12

NORTH ADAMS — HospiceCare in the Berkshires invites the public to a Five Wishes workshop on Wednesday, July 12 from….

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Cooley Dickinson to Offer Supersitters Course July 8

NORTHAMPTON — A Supersitters course will be offered at Cooley Dickinson Hospital on Saturday, July 8 from 9 a.m. to….

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Study: Nurses Are Too Stressed

MUNCIE, Ind. — A majority of America’s nurses admit they are stressed out, consuming too much junk food and getting….

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Holyoke Medical Center to Open New Emergency Department July 6

HOLYOKE — Holyoke Medical Center will open its new, $25.4 million Emergency Department on Thursday, July 6, beginning at 7….

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