Category Archives: HCN News & Notes

Dr. Mahlon Bradley Joins Berkshire Orthopaedic Associates Team

PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Health Systems (BHS) announced the appointment of Dr. Mahlon Bradley, an experienced orthopaedic surgeon and specialist in….

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Linda Manor Assisted Living to Host Community Cookout on May 25

LEEDS — Linda Manor Assisted Living and Linda Manor Extended Care in Leeds invite the community to a backyard barbeque….

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Program for Victims of Human Trafficking Receives Federal Funding

SPRINGFIELD — Dr. Jessica Wozniak, clinical research and development manager of Baystate Health’s Family Advocacy Center, recently received a multi-year,….

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Guest Perspective: United Against Bullying and Harassment

By Jane Roulier In schools, on the streets, in relationships, and online, girls in communities across the country are experiencing….

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Healthy Dietary Habits for Infants and Toddlers Still Lacking

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill. — Food preferences are established during infancy and toddlerhood, and factors such as exposure to breast….

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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….

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Rays of Hope Breast Cancer Survivors’ Day Slated for May 13

SPRINGFIELD — Rhonda Kallman, breast cancer survivor and founder of Boston Beer Co., brewer of Samuel Adams, will be the….

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Linda Manor Extended Care to Host Job Fair May 18

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

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Dr. Mark Gapen Honored for Research on Chronic PTSD Treatment

SPRINGFIELD — Dr. Mark Gapen, psychologist and director of the Doctoral Intern Program at Community Services Institute, was awarded the….

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Lecture on May 10 to Tackle ‘Big Data … Your Strategic Advantage’

SPRINGFIELD — As part of the ongoing BusinessWest and HCN Lecture Series, Comcast Business will host an informative program titled….

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State Receives Nearly $12 Million in Federal Funds to Fight Opioid Crisis

BOSTON — The Baker-Polito administration recently announced that Massachusetts has received a federal grant totaling nearly $12 million to bolster….

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CHD Introduces Summer Program for Youth on Autism Spectrum

CHICOPEE — For typical youth in their high-school years, summer vacation provides a break from academic and social pressures. But….

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Linda Manor Extended Care Hosts Spaghetti Supper for Relay for Life

LEEDS — Linda Manor Extended Care Facility will host a spaghetti supper to benefit the American Cancer Society Relay for….

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Mass. Medical Society Expands Advocacy on Opioid Crisis

WALTHAM — With the opioid epidemic continuing to grow as a public-health epidemic, physicians of the Mass. Medical Society have….

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BFAIR to Hold Second Annual Walk for Independence on June 24

NORTH ADAMS — Berkshire Family & Individual Resources (BFAIR) announced its second annual Walk for Independence on Saturday, June 24…..

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HospiceCare Offers Grief Support Group at Dalton Senior Center

PITTSFIELD — HospiceCare in the Berkshires will host a grief support group at the Dalton Senior Center on Wednesday, May….

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Mass. Medical Society Elects Dr. Henry Dorkin President for 2017-18

WALTHAM — Dr. Henry Dorkin was elected 2017-18 president of the Mass. Medical Society (MMS) at its recent annual meeting….

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Orchard Valley to Host Presentation on Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

WILBRAHAM — Orchard Valley at Wilbraham will host an informational presentation conducted by the Alzheimer’s Assoc. about communication strategies for….

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Dr. Dennis Owens Honored with Patient-Centered Physician Award

PITTSFIELD — Dr. Dennis Owens, a long-time member of the Emergency Department team at Berkshire Medical Center, was recently recognized….

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Continued Excellence Award Nominations Due May 12

SPRINGFIELD — There’s still time to nominate someone for the Continued Excellence Award, as BusinessWest will accept nominations through Friday, May 12. The….

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Lecture on May 10 to Tackle ‘Big Data … Your Strategic Advantage’

SPRINGFIELD — As part of the ongoing BusinessWest and HCN Lecture Series, Comcast Business will host an informative program titled….

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CHD Cancer House of Hope to Host Lecture on Cancer Genetics

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

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Willimansett Center East Achieves Five Star Rating from CMS

CHICOPEE — Willimansett Center East was recently awarded a five-star rating from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The….

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Achieve TMS East To Host Informational Open House Today

NORTHAMPTON — Achieve TMS East, a new deep TMS treatment center for depression, will host an informational open house today,….

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STCC Performance to Benefit Cancer-survivor Support Group

SPRINGFIELD — The Saturday, May 6 performance of the play Wit at Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) will be staged….

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Puffer’s Salon & Day Spa Joins Effort to Help Boston Children’s Hospital

WESTFIELD — Salons throughout the U.S. will be participating in HAIRraising, a fund-raising event benefiting Boston Children’s Hospital’s Heart Center…..

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Jessica Collins Appointed to State Behavioral-health Commission

SPRINGFIELD — Jessica Collins, executive director of Partners for a Healthier Community, has been appointed to Gov. Charlie Baker’s Special….

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Autism-awareness Rally Slated for April 28 in Pittsfield

PITTSFIELD — Community members, legislators, and service providers will stand in solidarity with autism awareness at an event on Friday,….

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West Central Family and Counseling to Host Open House May 18

WEST SPRINGFIELD — West Central Family and Counseling (WCFC) announced the launch of a new interdisciplinary, cancer-informed therapy program. An….

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Elms College Adds New MBA Track in Healthcare Innovation

CHICOPEE — A new master of business administration track at Elms College aims to help shape the future of healthcare…..

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Berkshire Medical Center Achieves Straight ‘A’ Grades for Patient Safety

PITTSFIELD — The Leapfrog Group, the nation’s leading nonprofit watchdog on hospital quality and safety, has announced new Leapfrog Hospital….

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South Deerfield Rehabilitation Clinic to Host Open House April 29

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Cooley Dickinson Rehabilitation Services invites area residents to an open house on Saturday, April 29 from 9:30….

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Stroke Forum for Survivors, Caregivers Slated for May 3

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

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Cooley Dickinson Earns Greenhealth Partner for Change Award

NORTHAMPTON — Cooley Dickinson Health Care was awarded the Greenhealth Partner for Change award by Practice Greenhealth for the fifth….

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Shire City Herbals to Build $1.2M Production Facility in 
Pittsfield

PITTSFIELD — Shire City Herbals, maker of the apple-cider-vinegar-based health tonics known as Fire Cider, announced plans to build and….

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Beverly Fein Joins HMC as Vice President of Human Resources

HOLYOKE — Spiros Hatiras, president and CEO of Holyoke Medical Center, announced the appointment of Beverly Fein as vice president….

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American Medical Association Welcomes HHS Opioid Strategy

CHICAGO — The American Medical Association (AMA) said today it looks forward to working with the Trump Administration as it….

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SC Learning Commons to be Named for Benefactor

SPRINGFIELD — During his lifetime, Rev. Harold C. Smith, D.Div., dedicated himself and his many gifts to Springfield College. Mary-Beth….

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HMC Earns ‘A’ Grade for Patient Safety

HOLYOKE — Holyoke Medical Center (HMC) has once again earned an ‘A’ rating from The Leapfrog Group, ranking them among….

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JGS Lifecare Receives $1M Bequest for Phase II of Project

LONGMEADOW — Longmeadow resident Paul Cohen, was so impressed with the new Sosin Center for Rehabilitation at JGS Lifecare, a….

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