Category Archives: HCN News & Notes

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….

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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….

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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….

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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….

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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….

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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….

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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….

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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….

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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….

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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,….

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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….

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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…..

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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….

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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”….

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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….

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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,….

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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….

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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….

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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….

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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….

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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,….

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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….

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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….

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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,….

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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….

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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….

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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….

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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….

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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….

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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….

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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….

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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….

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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….

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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….

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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….

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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….

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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,….

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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….

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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….

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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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