Category Archives: HCN News & Notes

Baystate Health Blood Mobile Coming to Ware on April 19

WARE — The community is invited to join a blood drive taking place on Wednesday, April 19 from 11 a.m…..

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HospiceCare Offers Support for Loss of Spouse or Partner

PITTSFIELD — HospiceCare in the Berkshires will host a drop-in monthly support group for those who have lost a spouse….

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Elms Adds DNP Track in Health Systems Innovation and Leadership

CHICOPEE — To help master’s-level nurse leaders reach the pinnacle of their careers, the School of Nursing at Elms College….

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Cooley Dickinson Reverts to Original Visiting Guidelines

NORTHAMPTON — Cooley Dickinson Hospital is lifting its temporary, restrictive visiting policy effective immediately. The more restrictive visiting policy was….

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Mercy Presents Discussion of ‘What Is the Right Care at the Right Time?’

WEST SPRINGFIELD — The Mercy Continuing Care Network will present “What is the Right Care at the Right Time?” on….

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Puffer’s Salon and Day Spa Welcomes Oncology-massage Specialist

WESTFIELD — Puffer’s Salon and Day Spa recently welcomed Jill Otis, a licensed massage therapist who specializes in oncology massage…..

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Mercy Medical Center Lifts Flu-related Visitation Restrictions

SPRINGFIELD — In February, as a result of the recent influx of influenza and influenza-like illness in surrounding communities, Mercy….

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‘Parent Cafés’ to Address Child Sexual Abuse

SPRINGFIELD — Parents will discuss what adults can do to protect their children from child sexual abuse at a series….

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Berkshire Health Systems Expands Orthopedic Care in Region

NORTH ADAMS — Berkshire Orthopaedic Associates, an affiliate of Berkshire Health Systems and a leading provider of orthopedic services in….

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Linda Manor Extended Care to Host Job Fair April 20

NORTHAMPTON — Linda Manor Extended Care Facility will host a career fair for a variety of positions on Thursday, April….

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AMA Applauds Trump Administration’s Creation of Opioids Commission

CHICAGO — The American Medical Assoc. (AMA) said it looks forward to working with the Trump administration’s new commission to….

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BusinessWest Celebrates Difference Makers Tonight

SPRINGFIELD — The ninth annual Difference Makers award program, staged by BusinessWest, will be held tonight, March 30, at the….

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Porchlight VNA/Home Care CEO to Address National Conference

LEE — Porchlight VNA/Home Care President and CEO Holly Chaffee will speak at the National Leadership Conference, jointly sponsored by….

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Local Comedian’s Company Raises $200,000 for Local Organizations

SPRINGFIELD — Jess Miller, a Springfield-based comedian, launched FunnyRaising Comedy Shows in 2014, a company that brings in comedians for….

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Survey: Despite Challenging Landscape, Physicians Satisfied with Careers

CHICAGO — The American Medical Assoc. (AMA) announced new survey findings that explore the experiences, perceptions, and challenges facing physicians….

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Hampden County Health Improvement Plan to Be Released March 31

WEST SPRINGFIELD — The Hampden County Health Coalition, Partners for a Healthier Community, and the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission invites….

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Willie Ross School for the Deaf, Baystate Health to Host Conference

HOLYOKE — As part of the 50th anniversary celebration of The Willie Ross School for the Deaf, the school is….

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Kimball Farms Nursing Care Center to Host Job Fair April 19

LENOX — Kimball Farms Nursing Care Center in Lenox will host a career fair for nursing positions on Wednesday, April….

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UMass Amherst to Offer Accelerated B.S. in Nursing in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD — Beginning in August, the UMass Amherst College of Nursing’s accelerated bachelor’s in nursing program will be taught at….

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JGS Continues Alzheimer’s Lecture Series on March 30

LONGMEADOW — The three-part Alzheimer’s Lecture Series presented by JGS LifeEd Community Education will conclude on Thursday, March 30 with….

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NAMI Western Mass. Art Show Reception Slated for April 5

CHICOPEE — On Wednesday, April 5, the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Western Massachusetts (NAMI Western Mass.) will hold….

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Healthcare Marketing Symposium Slated for April 7

NORTHAMPTON — Healthcare marketing professionals are invited to Union Station in Northampton on Friday, April 7 from 9 a.m. to….

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Springfield College to Host Adapt with Pride Outreach Event April 15

SPRINGFIELD — Springfield College, in collaboration with the Center for Human Development’s (CHD) Disability Resources program, will host Adapt with….

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Cancer Patients, Survivors to Lobby State Legislators on Tobacco Bill

BOSTON — More than 100 cancer patients, survivors, and their families from throughout Massachusetts will gather at the State House….

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AIC Touts Top Nursing Pass Rate Among Area Four-year Colleges

SPRINGFIELD — The Department of Health and Human Services has released its 2016 performance summary for nursing education in Massachusetts,….

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American Stroke Assoc. to Host Forum for Stroke Survivors, Caregivers

HOLYOKE — May is National Stroke Awareness Month, and the American Stroke Assoc., a division of the American Heart Assoc.,….

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Western Massachusetts Amputee Support Group to Meet April 19

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

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Dr. Scott Wolf Out as President of Mercy Medical Center, SPHS

SPRINGFIELD — Dr. Scott Wolf has stepped down as president of Mercy Medical Center and the Sisters of Providence Health….

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Workshop on Treating Trauma with Neurofeedback Postponed to May 9

SPRINGFIELD — Dr. Mark Gapen of Community Services Institute will present “Neurofeedback 101: A Workshop for Providers” at Techspring, Technology….

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Realtors Provide Books and Blankets to Shriners Hospital for Children

SPRINGFIELD — The Realtor Assoc. of Pioneer Valley’s community service committee proudly continued its tradition of collecting children’s books and….

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Cooley Dickinson to Host ‘Supporting Patients with Autism’ Lecture April 6

NORTHAMPTON — Community members are invited to attend the next Cooley Dickinson Health Care lecture, “Supporting Patients with Autism in….

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Baystate Children’s Hospital to Hold Remembrance Service April 3

SPRINGFIELD — Baystate Children’s Hospital will hold its annual Service of Remembrance on Monday, April 3, for all area families….

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North Adams Commons to Host Workshop and Lunch on the ‘Five Wishes’

NORTH ADAMS — North Adams Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center invites the public to a “Five Wishes” workshop and lunch….

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Survivor Journeys Introduces Cancer-survivor Mentoring Service

SPRINGFIELD — Survivor Journeys, a community-based cancer-support network based in Western Mass. and Northern Conn., invites the public to attend….

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Workshop on Treating Trauma with Neurofeedback Slated for March 23

SPRINGFIELD — Dr. Mark Gapen of Community Services Institute will present “Neurofeedback 101: A Workshop for Providers” at Techspring, Technology….

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HospiceCare in the Berkshires Offers Eight-week Grief Support Group

PITTSFIELD — HospiceCare in the Berkshires will offer a grief support group on Tuesdays from March 21 to May 9….

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Center for Human Development Touts Value of Homelessness Diversion

SPRINGFIELD — Carol-Regina Ramsey, a mother of three, was working as a certified nursing assistant when she became ill. Living….

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Traffic at Baystate’s Medical Center Drive Entrance Reduced This Week

SPRINGFIELD — Traffic along Medical Center Drive, the main entrance to Baystate Medical Center, will be reduced to one widened….

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Linda Manor Care Campus Open House Slated for April 2

LEEDS — Linda Manor Assisted Living and Linda Manor Extended Care in Leeds invite the community to an open house….

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UMass Amherst Research May Lead to Non-surgical Cataract Treatment

AMHERST — UMass Amherst recently licensed a new technology to Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. that holds promise for revolutionizing the treatment….

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