Category Archives: HCN News & Notes

Springfield College Hosts Athletic Trainer Student Workshop

SPRINGFIELD — Springfield College recently hosted its 24th annual Athletic Trainer Student Workshop intended for high-school students interested in careers….

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Linda Manor Continues Free Summer Concert Series

NORTHAMPTON — Linda Manor Assisted Living and Linda Manor Extended Care invite the public to the next event in its….

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Healthcare Heroes Nomination Deadline Extended to July 10

SPRINGFIELD — Healthcare Heroes, an exciting recognition program involving the Western Mass. healthcare sector, was launched this spring by HCN….

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First West Nile Virus Sample Reported

BOSTON — The Mass. Department of Public Health (DPH) announced that West Nile virus (WNV) has been detected in mosquitoes….

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Baystate Named Premier Alliance Excellence Award Winner

SPRINGFIELD — Baystate Health, an academic health system in Springfield, has received the 2017 Premier Alliance Excellence Award from Premier….

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Prescription Drug Take-Back Event Slated

Hampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni, Hampden County Sheriff Nick Cocchi, and Holyoke Mall General Manager Bill Rogalski will kick-off a….

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Cocchi Announces Opioid Grant Funding

Sheriff Nick Cocchi announced recently that the Hampden County Sheriff’s Department received $188,837 from the state for diversion of individuals….

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Austin Riggs Center Research Psychologist Named Fellow

STOCKBRIDGE — The San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis has announced that Austen Riggs Center Research Psychologist Katie Lewis, PhD, has….

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Taylor Street Dental Welcomes Dr. James Daleo

SPRINGFIELD — Taylor Street Dental announced the addition of James Daleo, DMD to its dental practice. Daleo will begin treating….

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UMass Study Examines Vegetable Protein and Early Menopause

AMHERST — Results of a new study from epidemiologists at UMass Amherst and Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health….

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Healthcare Heroes Nomination Deadline Extended to July 10

SPRINGFIELD — Healthcare Heroes, an exciting recognition program involving the Western Mass. healthcare sector, was launched this spring by HCN….

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Elms DNP Graduate to Present Paper at International Conference

CHICOPEE — Grace LaValley, who earned her doctor of nursing practice (DNP) degree in the inaugural DNP class at Elms….

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AMA Poll: GOP Health Reform Unpopular with Many Americans

CHICAGO — The American Medical Assoc. (AMA) released poll results showing that policies currently under consideration — particularly Medicaid cuts….

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AAP Tackles Shared Decision Making for Children with Disabilities

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill. — Families of children with disabilities face many decisions about medical treatment. The nature and complexity….

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Family Veterinary Business Expands with Acquisition

WILBRAHAM — East Springfield Veterinary Hospital (ESVH) announced it has purchased Wilbraham Animal Hospital, which will operate under the Wilbraham….

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JGS Lifecare to Host WMEPA Breakfast June 27

LONGMEADOW — JGS Lifecare will host the next Western Mass. Eldercare Professionals Assoc. (WMEPA) breakfast on Tuesday, June 27 in….

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With No Deal in Place, Baystate Franklin Prepares for Nursing Strike

GREENFIELD — Baystate Franklin Medical Center and the Massachusetts Nurses Assoc. (MNA) continued negotiations on Friday but ended without reaching….

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Cooley Dickinson Urgent Care Expands Hours, Welcomes Younger Ages

NORTHAMPTON — Cooley Dickinson announces expanded hours at its hospital-based Urgent Care clinic, and clinicians now treat children ages 2….

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Baystate Franklin Medical Center Asks NLRB to Enjoin MNA Strike

GREENFIELD — Baystate Franklin Medical Center has asked the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) for injunctive relief to stop the….

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Baystate Emergency Chief Offers Tips to Keep Cool in Summer Heat

SPRINGFIELD — Dr. Joseph Schmidt, Baystate Medical Center’s vice chair and chief of Emergency Medicine, offers the following ways to….

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McKenna Orthodontics Receives Symbolic Gifts from Tufts

FEEDING HILLS — On June 1, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine presented Tufts alumni Dr. Stephen McKenna and Dr…..

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Healthcare Heroes Nomination Deadline Extended to July 10

SPRINGFIELD — Healthcare Heroes, an exciting recognition program involving the Western Mass. healthcare sector, was launched this spring by HCN….

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Healthy Development Initiative to Host Open House, Family Fun Day

AMHERST — The Healthy Development Initiative, a community-focused research, education, and outreach program led by UMass Amherst faculty, will host….

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Holyoke Public Schools Answer Call to Help Foster Children

HOLYOKE — Answering a call to support the children in the Center for Human Development’s Caring Together residential foster-care program,….

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State Announces New Number for Reporting Elder Abuse and Neglect

BOSTON — Beginning June 30, all calls to report elder abuse and neglect in Massachusetts must be made to a….

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Blue Sox Partner with Mercy to Host Free Community Clinic June 25

SPRINGFIELD — The Valley Blue Sox announced their makeup date from the previously scheduled Mercy kickoff clinic. The Sox will….

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Jimmy Mazz to Perform at Orchard Valley at Wilbraham July 19

WILBRAHAM — The annual summer concerts at Orchard Valley at Wilbraham are underway. Local favorite Jimmy Mazz will be performing….

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Achieve TMS East to Open New Facility in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD — Achieve TMS East will host a grand opening and open house on Tuesday, June 27, from 5 to….

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Providence Ministries Names Shannon Rudder Executive Director

HOLYOKE — The Providence Ministries for the Needy Inc. (PMN) board of trustees named Shannon Rudder executive director of PMN’s….

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Center for Human Development Spotlights PTSD Treatment Resources

SPRINGFIELD — Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is often viewed in the context of soldiers coming home from war where they….

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Cooley Dickinson Offers Choking-relief Course for Food-service Workers

NORTHAMPTON — Cooley Dickinson Health Care is offering a course designed for anyone who works in food service and wants….

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Housing Authority to Host Community Health/Enrichment Fair

SPRINGFIELD — The Springfield Housing Authority’s ROSS Elderly/Persons with Disabilities program will host a community health/enrichment fair on Thursday, June….

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Country Bank’s Employee Charitable Giving Program Donates $40,000

WARE — Country Bank’s Employee Charitable Giving (ECG) program recently donated more than $40,000 to two causes, raising more than….

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HospiceCare Offers Support Group 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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Nominations Sought for Healthcare Heroes Awards

SPRINGFIELD — Healthcare Heroes, an exciting recognition program involving the Western Mass. healthcare sector, was launched this spring by HCN….

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Is It Alzheimer’s or Just Normal Memory Loss?

SPRINGFIELD — It’s a chilling fact: more than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease. And, according to a new report….

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AMA Adopts Policy to Reduce Consumption of Sugar-sweetened Beverages

CHICAGO — With consistent evidence showing a link between consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) and an increase in type 2….

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State Rep. Aaron Vega Recognizes CHD for Mental-health Work

SPRINGFIELD — The Center for Human Development recently hosted state Rep. Aaron Vega, who presented CHD with a citation in….

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Springfield College Partners with Canyon Ranch Institute on Program

SPRINGFIELD — Springfield College has partnered with the Canyon Ranch Institute to implement and evaluate a public-health project on the….

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Baystate Franklin Medical Center to Remain Open During Nurse Strike

GREENFIELD — Baystate Franklin Medical Center received a notice from the Massachusetts Nurses Assoc. (MNA) of its intent to strike….

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