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12,000 Children in Bay State Still lack in Insurance
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Elms Names YWCA Director Elizabeth Dineen New Trustee
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  • June 2015

    BMC Achieves Defect-free Designation by National Stroke Registry

    PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Medical Center (BMC) has been recognized by the Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Registry for defect-free care….

    Substance Use Task Force Offers Free Community Dinner Tonight

    WARE — The Quaboag Hills Community Coalition’s Substance Use Task Force is marking its one-year anniversary with a free educational….

    Leveraging the Social Determinants of Health: What Works?

    BOSTON — The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation is releasing a new report, “Leveraging the Social Determinants of….

    United Way of Pioneer Valley Elects New Board Officers

    AGAWAM — The United Way of Pioneer Valley held its 93rd annual meeting and celebration on June 17 to elect….

    Baystate Wing Hospital Holds Appreciation Breakfast for Audiology Patients

    PALMER — The Audiology and Hearing Improvement Center of Baystate Wing Hospital and Medical Centers recently hosted its ninth annual….

    Pamela Zouranjian Connor Named Director of Cancer Center at Harrington

    SOUTHBRIDGE — Pamela Zouranjian Connor has been named Director of the Cancer Center at Harrington HealthCare System. Harrington, based in….

    Committee Approves Rural Hospital, Emergency Psychiatric Care Bills

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Senate Finance Committee approved three bills last week — all backed by the American Hospital Assoc…..

    Berkshire Medical Center Recognized for Patient Safety

    PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Medical Center has been awarded an ‘A’ grade for patient safety by the Leapfrog Group, and is….

    MSB to Host Workshop on Estate Planning for Rental-property Owners

    MONSON — Monson Savings Bank will host a complimentary workshop titled “Estate Planning for Rental Property Owners,” on Wednesday, July….

    Senior Subjects Week at Charlene Manor Focuses on Five Topics

    GREENFIELD — Charlene Manor Extended Care Facility, in partnership with Caring Transitions of the Pioneer Valley, will host a week-long….

    Supreme Court Spares Obamacare Subsidies in 6-3 Decision

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Supreme Court spared a key part of the Affordable Care Act in a 6-3 decision in….

    Former Patriots to Lead Youth Camp in Springfield on Friday

    SPRINGFIELD — The New England Patriots Alumni Club and the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation will host the annual ‘Football….

    Holyoke Medical Center Accredited by College of American Pathologists

    HOLYOKE — Holyoke Medical Center (HMC) has once again been awarded accreditation from the accreditation committee of the College of….

    Report Compares Healthcare Access Through Public, Private Insurance

    BOSTON — The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation has released a new report, “Monitoring Access to Care in….

    Baystate Academy Charter Public School Slates Open House for July 2

    SPRINGFIELD — On Wednesday, July 2, Springfield Mayor Dominic Sarno and area legislators and community leaders will welcome the community….

    Porchlight’s Holly Chaffee Named Vice President of Home Care Alliance

    RANDOLPH — Porchlight CEO Holly Chaffee has been named vice president of the Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts Inc., a….

    Dr. Savitri Rambissoon Joins BMP – Greenfield Surgery

    GREENFIELD — Dr. Savitri Rambissoon recently joined Baystate Medical Practices – Greenfield Surgery. A magna cum laude graduate of American….

    Survey: Half of Americans Will Switch Providers if Subsidies Eliminated

    CHICAGO — The upcoming Supreme Court ruling on King v. Burwell may result in more than half of Americans looking….

    Gov. Baker Unveils Broad Plan to Combat Opioid Abuse

    BOSTON — Clear in his aim to reframe substance abuse as a public-health crisis that can’t be solved by law….

    Fifty-one Cooley Dickinson Volunteers Honored for Service

    NORTHAMPTON — A familiar face in Cooley Dickinson Hospital’s coffee shop, Julie Lamson, was recognized for 8,000 hours of service,….

    Know the Perils of Poison Ivy

    WARE — Warm summer weather means more time outside. As you start your summertime activities and take those walks in….

    Springfield College Hosts Massachusetts Senior Games

    SPRINGFIELD — Senior athletes recently made their way to the Springfield College campus for the Massachusetts Senior Games. Kimberly Nowakowski,….

    Quaboag Hills Substance Use Task Force to Mark Anniversary with Dinner

    WARE — The Quaboag Hills Community Coalition’s Substance Use Task Force will mark its one-year anniversary with an educational community….

    Early-detection Lung-cancer Screening Program Offered at Harrington

    SOUTHBRIDGE — For many years, the incidence of lung cancer across South Central Massachusetts has been rising. In most cases,….

    Local Physician Pens History of North Adams Regional Hospital

    NORTH ADAMS — Dr. Paul Donovan, a long-time practicing physician in North Adams, has written and published the first of….

    Men and Women Alike Should Be Aware of Melanoma Risk

    SPRINGFIELD — True or false? Women are more likely than men to get skin cancer. False! In fact, more than….

    Barrier Aids Bone Regrowth After Socket Grafting

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — The hole left by a pulled tooth is more than just a place where food can get….

    Anika Therapeutics Partners with Institute for Applied Life Sciences

    BEDFORD — Anika Therapeutics Inc. a leader in products for tissue protection, healing, and repair based on hyaluronic-acid technology, announced….

    ACCGS to Present Discussion of Changes in Health-plan Market

    SPRINGFIELD — The Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield (ACCGS), in partnership with the Greater Chicopee, Easthampton, Holyoke, and….

    Tom Cosenzi Driving for the Cure Charity Golf Tournament Set for Aug. 17

    AGAWAM — The seventh annual Tom Cosenzi Driving for the Cure Charity Golf Tournament will tee off on Monday, Aug…..

    Noble Hospital to Host July 7 Celebration of Joining Baystate Health

    WESTFIELD — The public is invited to visit Noble Hospital at 115 West Silver St., Westfield, on Tuesday, July 7….

    CMIC Elects New Board Members at Annual Meeting

    GLASTONBURY, Conn. — At its annual meeting of members, CMIC, a leading medical professional liability-insurance company serving New England, announced….

    AMA Applauds FDA for Steps to Remove Trans Fat from Food Supply

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Medical Association (AMA) commended the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its decision to….

    Women’s Fund Announces Recipients of $240,000 in Grants

    EASTHAMPTON — The Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts (WFWM) announced a total of $240,000 in new grant commitments in Berkshire,….

    United Way of Pioneer Valley Honors Community Leaders Today

    AGAWAM — United Way of Pioneer Valley will present eight awards to local community leaders during its annual meeting and….

    Cooley Dickinson VNA & Hospice Helps Families Facing Grief, Death

    NORTHAMPTON — “My name is Matthew, and I am here to remember my brother.” This is a familiar sentence spoken….

    National Men’s Health Month Should Be a Wake-up Call

    SPRINGFIELD — It’s no secret that, when it comes to their health, men tend to lead less healthy lifestyles and….

    Poll: Federal Exchange Enrollees Want Obamacare Changes for All

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Individuals who have purchased insurance through the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) federal exchange don’t want states to….

    Two Baystate Physicians Honored for Excellence in Emergency Care

    SPRINGFIELD — Two Baystate Medical Center physicians were honored recently by the Massachusetts College of Emergency Physicians (MACEP) for advancing….

    Today Is Last Day to Sign Up for Melha Shriners Paint Craze Night

    SPRINGFIELD — The Melha Shriners will host a Paint Craze Night fund-raising event on Saturday, June 20 at the Melha….

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