Category Archives: HCN News & Notes

Cooley Dickinson, United Way to Host Discussions about Race

NORTHAMPTON — Cooley Dickinson Health Care, the United Way of Hampshire County, and the Jandon Center for Community Engagement at Smith….

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Blood-pressure Screenings Offered Every Morning by ER Staff

PALMER/WARE — Did you know that close to 60 million Americans have high blood pressure, but only about half of….

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Williamstown Commons to Host ‘Five Wishes’ Workshop June 7

WILLIAMSTOWN — Williamstown Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation center invites the public to a “Five Wishes” workshop on Wednesday, June 7….

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Sunshine Village Announces Personnel Changes

CHICOPEE — Sunshine Village announced several personnel changes as the organization continues to grow its programming footprint in the area….

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East Longmeadow Skilled Nursing Administrator Honored for Leadership

EAST LONGMEADOW — The American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) recently honored Michael Marcus, administrator of East Longmeadow Skilled….

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Nominations Sought for Healthcare Heroes Awards

SPRINGFIELD — Healthcare Heroes, an exciting recognition program involving the Western Mass. healthcare sector, was launched this spring by HCN….

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UMass Center to Offer Spanish Course for Healthcare Professionals

SPRINGFIELD — A new course coming this fall to the UMass Center at Springfield will help healthcare professionals enhance their….

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Mt. Greylock Extended Care Facility Administrator Honored for Leadership

PITTSFIELD — The American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) recently honored Maria Craft, administrator of Mt. Greylock Extended Care….

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Baystate Health Blood Donor Mobile Coming to Palmer June 8

PALMER — The Baystate Health Blood Donor Mobile will host a blood drive on Thursday, June 8 from 11 a.m. to….

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STCC Health Information Technology Graduate Wins Award

SPRINGFIELD — Maria Mitchell, a Springfield Technical Community College graduate of the newly accredited Health Information Technology program, is the first person….

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Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center to Host Open House Today

SPRINGFIELD — The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center will host an Open House today, May 23 at 327 Liberty St.,….

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Williamstown Commons to Host Senior Citizen Picnic June 15

WILLIAMSTOWN — Williamstown Commons Nursing & Rehabilitation Center welcomes area seniors to a cookout under the big tent on Thursday,….

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Honest Beginnings Announces In-house Recovery Coaching

BELCHERTOWN — Honest Beginnings announced that House Manager Dwight Southwick and Office Manager Deborah Hall have recently attained certifications from….

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Dowd Brings Distracted-driving Program to Holyoke High School

HOLYOKE — The Dowd Insurance Agencies announced it will bring the newly relaunched Distractology tour to Holyoke High School from….

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Eating More Fruits, Vegetables May Lower Risk of Leg-artery Blockages

DALLAS — Eating three or more servings of fruit and vegetables per day may lower one’s risk of developing peripheral….

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Annual Brightside Golf Classic Set for July 24

WEST SPRINGFIELD — More than 200 golfers are expected to participate in the 37th annual Brightside Golf Classic on Monday, July….

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HospiceCare in the Berkshires Offers ‘New to Grief’ Workshop May 23

PITTSFIELD — HospiceCare in the Berkshires will offer a grief support group on Tuesday, May 23 from 4 to 5:30….

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Study: Peer Victimization Linked to Later Depression, Substance Use

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill. — Children who are bullied early in adolescence may be more likely to use substances such….

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Dakin Seeks Help to Stock Shelves at Nick’s Nursery by Memorial Day

SPRINGFIELD — Dakin Humane Society is looking for assistance from animal lovers to collect much-needed items to prepare Nick’s Nursery….

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Nominations Sought for Healthcare Heroes Awards

SPRINGFIELD — Healthcare Heroes, an exciting recognition program involving the Western Mass. healthcare sector, was launched this spring by HCN….

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Dr. Glen Brooks Names Winner of Mother’s Day Makeover Contest

LONGMEADOW — This Mother’s Day, Dr. Glen Brooks, a board-certified plastic surgeon at Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, P.C., a….

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Caritas Gala Raises $358,316 to Support Opioid-treatment Services

SPRINGFIELD — Mercy Medical Center’s first annual Caritas Gala raised $358,316 to expand and enhance Mercy Behavioral Health Care’s opioid-treatment….

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Elms Graduates 50 Nurses from RN-to-BS Degree-completion Program

CHICOPEE — Fifty registered nurses who have completed their baccalaureate degrees at the School of Nursing at Elms College were….

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On World Hypertension Day, AMA Urges Patients to Know Their Numbers

CHICAGO — With one in three American adults living with high blood pressure and at increased risk of heart attack….

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Hospice Shop Raises $2 Million to Support Local Hospice Care

NORTHAMPTON — The Hospice Shop of Northampton, part of Cooley Dickinson VNA & Hospice, reached $2 million in donations to….

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Bay Path to Host Conference for Nonprofits on June 9

LONGMEADOW — Bay Path University, partnering with the Human Service Forum, will host a free conference and workshop, “Hot Topics:….

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Partners for a Healthier Community Wins Grant for Asthma Project

SPRINGFIELD — The Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI), following a national competition, has awarded grants and support to Partners….

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HospiceCare in the Berkshires Earns National Recognition

PITTSFIELD — HospiceCare in the Berkshires has been recognized as a Hospice Honors recipient, one of only six in Massachusetts…..

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AFC Urgent Care Offers Tips to Battle Seasonal Allergies

WEST SPRINGFIELD — Flowers are blooming, the breeze is blowing, and the grass needs mowing — the perfect storm for….

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Hyman Darling Inducted as NAELA President, Named NAELA Fellow

SPRINGFIELD — Bacon Wilson, P.C. announced that attorney Hyman Darling recently took the oath of office as the incoming president….

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Ronald McDonald House to Host Quarter Auction Fund-raiser May 12

SPRINGFIELD — The public is invited to join the Ronald McDonald House volunteer committee at the American Legion on 41….

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HMC Receives Campaign Contribution from Barbara Bernard

HOLYOKE — Long-time Holyoke resident Barbara Bernard is among the first to contribute to the Holyoke Medical Center (HMC) capital….

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First Quarterly Opioid Report Shows Signs of Progress

BOSTON — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) recently released its first quarterly opioid report of 2017, which shows….

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STCC Appoints New Dean of School of Health & Patient Simulation

SPRINGFIELD — Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) announced the hiring of Christopher Scott as the dean of the School of….

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Porchlight Promotes Gail Beaudoin to Director of Marketing, Development

LEE — Gail Beaudoin has been promoted to the Director of Marketing and Development at Porchlight VNA/Home Care. As an….

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Groundbreaking for Christopher Heights Set for June 9

BELCHERTOWN — A groundbreaking ceremony will take place at the site of Christopher Heights of Belchertown, a new assisted-living residence,….

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Baystate Wing Hospital Breaks Ground on New Emergency Department

PALMER — Baystate Wing Hospital, public officials, community leaders, and donors held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Emergency Department….

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Cooley Dickinson, NAMI to Present Mental Health Policy Breakfast

NORTHAMPTON — Cooley Dickinson Health Care is co-sponsoring a Mental Health Policy Breakfast with the National Alliance on Mental Illness….

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Community Health Programs Names New Chief Financial Officer

GREAT BARRINGTON — Community Health Programs has named Thomas Walbridge its new chief financial officer. He will oversee the health….

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Do You Know a Healthcare Hero?

SPRINGFIELD — Healthcare Heroes, an exciting recognition program involving the Western Mass. healthcare sector, was launched this spring by HCN….

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