Category Archives: HCN News & Notes

Springfield College Assistant Professor Earns Young Scholar Award

SPRINGFIELD — Springfield College Assistant Professor of Physical Education Tan Leng Goh recently received the 2017 Hally Beth Poindexter Young….

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Baystate Now Offers Online Childbirth Class

SPRINGFIELD — Can’t find the time in your hectic schedule to attend a childbirth class in the evenings? No worries…..

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State Expands Residential Substance-use Treatment for Women

BOSTON — The Baker-Polito administration recently announced it is awarding contracts to programs in Pittsfield, Lowell, and Salisbury to support….

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Dr. John Rodriguez Joins Hampshire Cardiovascular Associates

NORTHAMPTON — Cooley Dickinson Health Care is pleased to welcome Dr. John Rodriguez to the Cooley Dickinson medical staff and….

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Dr. Heba Wassif Joins Baystate Medical Practices – Mary Lane Specialists

WARE — Dr. Heba Wassif, cardiologist, recently joined Baystate Medical Practices – Mary Lane Specialists in Ware. Wassif joined Baystate….

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Cooley Dickinson VNA & Hospice to Co-host Chamber Event April 5

NORTHAMPTON — Two of Northampton’s local businesses are uniting to co-host the Greater Northampton Chamber of Commerce’s Arrive @ 5….

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Baystate Wing Offers Exercise and Injury-prevention Program

PALMER — The community is invited to join staff from the Baystate Wing Hospital Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation team for….

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Walk of Champions to Step Off on May 7

WARE — The 12th annual Walk of Champions to benefit the Baystate Regional Cancer Program at Baystate Mary Lane Outpatient….

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Big Y Helps Cooley Dickinson Raise Funds for New Breast Center

NORTHAMPTON — The new Comprehensive Breast Center at Cooley Dickinson Hospital was the beneficiary of a regional fund-raising effort that….

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BHS Urgent Care Expands Access with Online Appointment System

PITTSFIELD — Patients in need of urgent care treatment can now reserve their spot in line at Berkshire Health Systems….

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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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Baystate Health Blood Drive Slated for March 14 at Shriners Hospital

SPRINGFIELD — The Baystate Health Blood Donor Mobile will host a blood drive on Tuesday, March 14 from 10 a.m…..

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WAMDA 5K Run/Walk and Health Fair on March 4 to Benefit Food Bank

NORTHAMPTON — For the past 23 years in celebration of National Nutrition Month (March), the Western Area Massachusetts Dietetic Assoc…..

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The Arbors at Chicopee Invites Community to Memory Café March 9

CHICOPEE — The Arbors at Chicopee will introduce a Memory Café on Thursday, March 9 from 10 to 11 a.m. at….

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HMC Receives Lids for Love Donation from Eighth-grade Student

HOLYOKE — The Holyoke Medical Center (HMC) Oncology Department recently received a donation of more 150 hats from 14-year-old Holyoke….

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WNEU to Host Annual Pharmacy Conference March 16

SPRINGFIELD — The Western New England University College of Pharmacy will hold its seventh annual Continuing Pharmacy Education and Preceptor….

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AMA Hails Aetna’s Removal of Prior Authorization for Opioid Treatment

CHICAGO — The American Medical Assoc. (AMA) recently commended Aetna for joining other health insurers in eliminating prior authorization for….

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Baystate Health Blood Donor Mobile Coming to Palmer March 9

PALMER — The Baystate Health Blood Donor Mobile will host a blood drive on Thursday, March 9 from 11 a.m. to….

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Linda Manor Assisted Living Hosts Seminar and Lunch for Caregivers

LEEDS — Linda Manor Assisted Living will host a seminar for caregivers on Saturday, March 11 at 11 a.m. at….

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West Central Family and Counseling to Host Free CEU Lecture Series

WEST SPRINGFIELD — West Central Family and Counseling will host its first annual lecture series for mental-health professionals. Topics will….

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Landmark at Monastery Heights Hosting First Responders Brunch Today

WEST SPRINGFIELD — Landmark at Monastery Heights at 110 Monastery Ave., West Springfield, will host a First Responders Thank-you Brunch….

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Art Show to Feature Artists Living with Mental Illness

CHICOPEE — The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Western Massachusetts (NAMI Western Mass.) will hold an opening reception for….

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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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Dr. Zubeena Mateen Earns Recertification for Hospice, Palliative Care

HOLYOKE — Holyoke Medical Center physician Dr. Zubeena Mateen has received recertification from the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)….

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Free Breakfast CEU/CME Event to Feature Dr. Atul Gawande

NORTHAMPTON — Beacon Hospice will present a free program on having conversations about terminal illness at Christopher Heights of Northampton….

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North Adams Commons to Host SHINE Lunch on March 16

NORTH ADAMS — North Adams Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center will host Berkshire County Elder Services and the SHINE program….

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CHD Cancer House of Hope to Host Lecture on Cancer Causes, Prevention

WEST SPRINGFIELD — The CHD Cancer House of Hope will host the third installment of an educational lecture series in….

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HMC-affiliated Practices Earn ‘Pathway to PCMH PRIME’ Designation

HOLYOKE — Several patient-centered medical home (PCMH) practices affiliated with Holyoke Medical Center (HMC) are the first in Western Mass…..

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JGS Lifecare to Host CEU Program for Social Workers, Nurses

LONGMEADOW — JGS Lifecare, along with Homewatch Caregivers, will present a CEU program for social workers and nurses, “Getting to the….

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Elms Adds MSN Track, Graduate Certificate in School Nursing

CHICOPEE — To expand opportunities for school nurses to fulfill Massachusetts state education requirements, the School of Nursing at Elms….

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Mercy Names Janice Kucewicz Director of Inpatient Services

SPRINGFIELD — Janice Kucewicz has joined the nursing leadership team at Mercy Medical Center as director of Inpatient Services. In….

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CleanSlate Officials Join District Attorney’s Addiction Task Force

WEST SPRINGFIELD — Two West Springfield-based officials with CleanSlate Centers, which provides care to those suffering from opioid and alcohol….

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Elms College to Host Art Exhibition Addressing Mental-health Issues

CHICOPEE — The Borgia Gallery at Elms College, in collaboration with Anchor House of Artists in Northampton, will present a….

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Baystate Health’s Blood Donor Mobile Coming to Palmer March 9

PALMER — The Baystate Health Blood Donor Mobile will host a blood drive on Thursday, March 9 from 11 a.m. to….

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AIC Announces 100% Pass Rate for Occupational Therapy Program

SPRINGFIELD — American International College (AIC) announced that its master’s-level occupational therapy pass rate for 2016 is 100%, as designated by….

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Cooley Dickinson Changes Visiting Policy for Flu Season

NORTHAMPTON — Cooley Dickinson is seeing an increase in the number of confirmed flu cases. To help prevent the spread….

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Change Heroes Needed for 16th Annual 94.7 WMAS Radiothon

SPRINGFIELD — Baystate Children’s Hospital and 94.7 WMAS are looking for Change Heroes to help kick off fund-raising efforts in….

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Tomorrow Is the Deadline for 40 Under Forty Nominations

SPRINGFIELD — BusinessWest magazine, HCN’s sister publication, will accept nominations for the 40 Under Forty Class of 2017 through the….

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Bay Path to Host Panel on ‘Dying, Death, and Bereavement’ on Feb. 27

LONGMEADOW — Bay Path University will host expert panelists for an evening of discussion concerning the issues and questions surrounding….

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UMass Minutemen Team up with Rockridge for a Big Move

NORTHAMPTON — As Rockridge Retirement Community, a not-for-profit campus, prepares to open its new Gardens Neighborhood for those with memory….

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