Category Archives: HCN News & Notes

Cooley Dickinson to Present February Lecture Series on Heart Health

NORTHAMPTON — Cooley Dickinson invites the public to attend one — or all four — of its upcoming lectures timed….

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UMass Research Aims to Improve Healthcare for Those with Mental Illness

AMHERST — Diagnostic errors are very common in medicine and often come from failures of “clinical reasoning,” some of which….

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Taylor Street Dental Welcomes Dr. Stefan Filip

SPRINGFIELD — Taylor Street Dental announce the addition of Dr. Stefan Filip to its dental practice. He began treating patients….

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Baystate Health Announces Visitor Restrictions Due to Rise in Flu Cases

SPRINGFIELD — In order to protect patients from the influx of flu virus currently circulating in the region, Baystate Health….

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Monson Savings Bank Announces Community’s Choices for Giving

MONSON — For the eighth year in a row, Monson Savings Bank asked the community to help plan the bank’s….

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O & P Labs Invites Public to Visit New Prosthetic Center

SPRINGFIELD — O & P Labs announced the grand opening of its Prosthetic Center at 3500 Main St. in Springfield…..

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Cooley Dickinson Announces Flu-related Visitor Restrictions

NORTHAMPTON — Given more cases of flu and the severity of this year’s flu strain, Cooley Dickinson Hospital announced a….

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Hospice of Franklin County to Host Job Fair on Feb. 3

GREENFIELD — Hospice of Franklin County will host a career fair for nursing and other positions on Saturday, Feb. 3….

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Shriners Hospitals for Children Unveils EOS Low Dose Imaging System

SPRINGFIELD — Shriners Hospitals for Children – Springfield celebrated the grand opening of its new EOS Low Dose Imaging System….

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Springfield College to Host Heart Health Symposium on Feb. 6

SPRINGFIELD — Springfield College will welcome health experts from Baystate Medical Center, the New England Center for Functional Medicine, and….

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Home Helpers Home Care Earns 2018 Provider of Choice Award

ENFIELD, Conn. — For the third consecutive year, Home Helpers Home Care in Enfield, covering North Central Conn. and Western….

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Baystate to Host Free Heart & Vascular Health Lecture Series

SPRINGFIELD — Baystate Medical Center will host its free Heart & Vascular Health Lecture Series during the month of February,….

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Cooley Dickinson Hospital Earns Baby-Friendly USA Designation

NORTHAMPTON — Cooley Dickinson has been awarded the Baby-Friendly designation by Baby-Friendly USA, a certification program for hospitals. Baby-Friendly USA….

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Baystate Children’s Hospital Expands Pediatric Weight-management Program

SPRINGFIELD — Baystate Children’s Hospital’s successful MIGHTY Program for pediatric weight management, held since 2007 in conjunction with the Springfield….

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Family’s Story about Living with Autism to Screen at Film Festival

SPRINGFIELD — A film 12 years in the making features an Amherst family dealing with autism. Ethan at 21 is the….

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Kimball Farms Life Care to Host Journalist Linda Greenhouse on Feb. 11

LENOX — Kimball Farms Life Care in Lenox will host Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Linda Greenhouse on Sunday, Feb. 11 at….

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CMIC Group Wraps Up 2017 with Positive Achievements

GLASTONBURY, Conn. — CMIC, a member-owned medical professional liability insurance provider, concluded 2017 with a variety of positive developments. CMIC….

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Holyoke Medical Center to Offer Free Program on Heart Health

HOLYOKE — Holyoke Medical Center will host a free Learn with a Doc Program, “Heart Health: Valvular Heart Disease,” on….

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Dr. Othman Mohammad Joins Baystate Wing Hospital Medical Staff

PALMER — Baystate Wing Hospital announced that Dr. Othman Mohammad has joined its medical staff and will serve as a….

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It’s Time to Think About the Next Healthcare Heroes

SPRINGFIELD — It might be a little too early to mark your calendars for the next Healthcare Heroes gala —….

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Health & Wellness Expo to Feature Cutting-edge Genetic/DNA Test

SPRINGFIELD — One of the most comprehensive genetic/DNA tests available will be offered to the public at Tower Square’s Health….

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Baystate Health Appoints Two New Senior Vice Presidents

SPRINGFIELD — Baystate Health President and CEO Mark Keroack announced the appointments of Jean Ahn and Dr. Doug Salvador as….

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Armbrook Village Wins Excellence in Action Customer Award

WESTFIELD — Armbrook Village announced that it was selected as a winner of the Excellence in Action Customer Award by….

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Autism Connections to Host Gala at Springfield History Museum

SPRINGFIELD — Autism Connections, the autism center serving Western Mass., is hosting its ninth annual Stepping Out for Autism gala….

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Women’s Health Associates Raises Awareness of Cervical Cancer

SPRINGFIELD — January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancers with appropriate screening…..

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BusinessWest Seeks Nominations for 40 Under Forty

SPRINGFIELD — BusinessWest magazine, HCN’s sister publication, will accept nominations for the 40 Under Forty Class of 2018 through the….

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Speaker Sisterhood Announces Partnership with Baystate Health

SPRINGFIELD — Twenty-eight female medical providers from Baystate Health are set to begin a six-month pilot of a public-speaking training….

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New Partnership Offers Help for People Battling Opioid-use Disorders

NORTHAMPTON, GREENFIELD, WESTFIELD — People needing evaluation of and treatment for opioid-use disorders now have additional resources in the Pioneer….

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AFC Urgent Care Offers Treatment Advice for Flu Season

WEST SPRINGFIELD — Prevention is the best medicine when it comes to the flu, including an annual vaccine, frequent hand….

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Mercy Medical Center Names Dr. Mark Dumais Chief Medical Officer

SPRINGFIELD — Dr. Mark Dumais was appointed to the position of chief medical officer for Mercy Medical Center. In this….

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Austen Riggs Center Launches New Assessment Program

STOCKBRIDGE — The Austen Riggs Center announced it has started a new assessment program for adults who are looking to….

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Former CIGNA Health CIO Terry Ramey Joins VertitechIT

HOLYOKE — A seasoned chief information officer for some of the world’s largest healthcare payor organizations, Terry Ramey has joined….

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Study Examines Veterans’ Addiction Risk Related to Childhood Adversity

AMHERST — Results of a national study led by public health scientist Elizabeth Evans at UMass Amherst, along with others….

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Be Prepared for Winter Storms and Frigid Cold

SPRINGFIELD — With a winter storm on its way tonight, the time to prepare is now. “People who rely on….

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Dress for Success Graduates 14 from Foot in the Door Program

SPRINGFIELD — The third cohort of the Western Mass. Dress for Success Foot in the Door program celebrated its graduation….

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Mercy Health ACO Announces State Certification for New Program

SPRINGFIELD — Mercy Health ACO announced that the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission (HPC) certified it as an accountable-care organization (ACO)….

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AdCare Names Mary Chiecko Employee of the Month for January

SPRINGFIELD — AdCare chose Mary Chiecko, Community Services representative for Western Mass., as its Employee of the Month for January…..

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Baystate Wing Hospital to Sponsor Babysitters Academy on Feb. 20

PALMER — Baystate Wing Hospital will sponsor a Babysitters Academy during the February school vacation to prepare area youth for….

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Mercy’s Diabetes Education Center Earns ADA Recertification

SPRINGFIELD — The Diabetes Education Center at Mercy Medical Center has been awarded a four-year recertification by the American Diabetes….

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VNA Care Welcomes Holly Chaffee as President and CEO

BOSTON — VNA Care, a subsidiary of Atrius Health serving more than 50,000 patients each year as Massachusetts’ largest nonprofit….

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