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  • August 2015

    EMT Basic Training to Begin Oct. 1 at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital

    WARE — Baystate Mary Lane Hospital will partner Quality EMS Educators Inc. to offer a basic emergency medical technical (EMT)….

    Clinical & Support Options to Host Free Mental-health First-aid Training

    NORTHAMPTON — Clinical & Support Options Inc. will offer mental-health first-aid training to the community at no cost on Oct…..

    Precision X-Ray Makes Strides in Fight Against Cancer

    NORTH BRANFORD, Conn. — Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) brain tumors have no cure, and the median lifespan for patients after diagnosis….

    Massachusetts Hospitals Post Healthy Earnings Year in 2014

    BOSTON — The state’s 62 hospitals reported their combined earnings of $1.2 billion last year, while more hospitals shared in….

    Springfield College to Host Physical-education Program

    SPRINGFIELD — Springfield College Department of Physical Education and Health Education (PEHE) faculty members and students will host a physical-education….

    BCC, Greylock Insurance Agency to Offer Career Workshop

    PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Community College’s (BCC) Office of Community Education & Workforce Development, in collaboration with Greylock Insurance Agency, will….

    HMC to Open Satellite Location for PT Services in West Springfield

    HOLYOKE — Holyoke Medical Center will open a satellite location for physical-therapy and rehabilitation services at Healthtrax Fitness & Wellness,….

    Rays of Hope to Deliver $20,000 to Cancer House of Hope

    WEST SPRINGFIELD — On Wednesday, Sept. 2 at 1 p.m., the Baystate Health Foundation’s Rays of Hope will deliver $20,000….

    Massage Envy to Host Healing Hands for Arthritis Event

    WEST SPRINGFIELD — Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in America, affecting one in five adults and more than….

    Seniors Staying Active! Program Encourages Activity to Age Gracefully

    DALTON — Two senior-care providers in Berkshire County, Sugar Hill Senior Living Community and Porchlight VNA/Home Care, have teamed up….

    Springfield College Hosts Sport Psychology Expert Costas Karageorghis

    SPRINGFIELD — The Springfield College Department of Exercise Science and Sport Studies will host sport psychology expert Costas Karageorghis on….

    HMC Appoints William Sullivan Director of Materials Management

    HOLYOKE — Holyoke Medical Center announced that William Sullivan of West Springfield has joined the hospital as director of Materials….

    Volunteer Drivers Needed to Drive Cancer Patients to and from Treatment

    HOLYOKE — The American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery program is in critical need of volunteers from Hampden County to….

    HMC Names Michael Ipekdjian Director of Transitional Care, Case Management

    HOLYOKE — Holyoke Medical Center has appointed Michael Ipekdjian R.N., BSN as the hospital’s director of Transitional Care/Case Management. With….

    CHD Programs Earn CARF Accreditation

    SPRINGFIELD — CHD, the region’s largest social service organization, has been awarded a three-year Accreditation from CARF (the Commission on….

    Springfield College Professor Awarded Grant by Association for Applied Sport Psychology

    SPRINGFIELD — Springfield College Assistant Professor of Research and Statistics Elizabeth Mullin has been awarded a one-year grant by the….

    2015 Diversity & Inclusion Workshop Set for Sept. 10

    SPRINGFIELD – Exploring unconscious bias will be the topic for discussion at the 2015 Diversity & Inclusion Interactive Workshop, sponsored….

    Physician Offers Tips for a Safe Sports Season

    WARE — As the summer draws to a close and the new school year looms ahead, student athletes at all….

    VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare Hosts 3rd Annual Mental Health Summit

    WORCESTER — VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System will stage the 2015 Mental Health Summit on August 26, from 8:45….

    Baystate Franklin Medical Center Hosts Brain Injury Support Group

    GREENFIELD — The Brain Injury Assoc. of Massachusetts sponsors a Brain Injury Support Group on the fourth Wednesday of each….

    Berkshire Osteopathic Health Joins Berkshire Health Systems

    PITTSFIELD — In a move that will help to ensure continued and expanded access to primary care and osteopathic health….

    BFMC Oncology Department Offers Gentle Yoga for Cancer Survivors

    GREENFIELD — Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s Oncology Department will present a free eight-week yoga class, Gentle Yoga for Cancer Survivors,….

    All About You Appoints Mary-Anne DiBlasio COO

    EASTHAMPTON — Marge Pietras, founder of All About You, LLC, has appointed Mary-Anne DiBlasio chief operating officer of the eight-year-old….

    National Grant to Baystate Program Will Improve Training in Geriatrics

    SPRINGFIELD — Dr. Maura Brennan, program director of the Geriatric Medicine Fellowship at Baystate Health, has been awarded a three-year,….

    Center for Human Development Receives CARF Accreditation

    SPRINGFIELD — The Center for Human Development (CHD) announced it has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation….

    Dowd Insurance Agencies Promotes Employee Wellness

    HOLYOKE — The Dowd Insurance Agencies, a leading insurance provider serving New England for more than 115 years, launched a….

    CHD’s Disability Resources to Present Adaptive Dance & Movement Recital

    WEST SPRINGFIELD — Cameron Hines was born 25 weeks and three days premature. She had a grade-four and grade-three IVH….

    Ashlee Salvador Joins Team at Porchlight VNA/Home Care

    LEE — Ashlee Salvador recently joined Porchlight VNA/Home Care as the new associate director of Human Resources. She has more….

    Plastic Surgeon Dr. Glen Brooks Receives Awards

    LONGMEADOW — Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, P.C., a plastic-surgery and non-invasive practice serving Western Mass. and Northern Conn., announced….

    Baystate Mary Lane Hospital Recognized for Organ-donation Promotion

    WARE — Baystate Mary Lane Hospital is among a select group of hospitals and transplant centers nationwide recognized by the….

    Fallon Health Reports Second-quarter Financial Results

    WORCESTER ― Fallon Health reported a net loss of $2.5 million on revenue of $321 million on a GAAP basis….

    Baystate Blood Donor Mobile Coming to Ware on Sept. 9

    WARE — Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood, and just one donation can help save two lives…..

    Melha Shriners to Host Annual Clambake Aug. 23

    SPRINGFIELD — The Melha Shriners will host its fourth annual clambake on Sunday, Aug. 23 from noon to 5 p.m…..

    Jewish Geriatric Services Rebrands with New Name, Logo

    LONGMEADOW — Continuing a journey of transformation that started years ago, Jewish Geriatric Services Inc. (JGS) announced that the organization….

    Diversified Metals Pro-Am Golf Outing Benefits Shriners Hospital

    SPRINGFIELD — On Wednesday, Aug. 12, representatives from Diversified Metals and the Quaboag Country Club presented proceeds from their recent….

    Walking a Fine Line: What to Say and Do When Someone Has Cancer

    SPRINGFIELD — An estimated 1,658,370 people will have learned that they have cancer before the end of this year. For….

    Send Your Children Back to School Protected from Serious Disease

    SPRINGFIELD — Back-to-school season is here. It’s time for parents to gather school supplies and backpacks. But it’s also the….

    Mapping Cancer Deaths by U.S. Congressional District Shows Wide Variation

    ATLANTA — Cancer death rates vary nearly two-fold when mapped by U.S. congressional district, with rates generally lowest in the….

    Petco Foundation Sponsors Dakin’s Mutts & Mimosas Fund-raiser

    SPRINGFIELD — Dakin Humane Society has been awarded a $7,500 grant from the Petco Foundation as the Top Dog sponsor….

    Holyoke Medical Center Receives Two Hyperbaric Chambers

    HOLYOKE — In preparation for the opening of Holyoke Medical Center’s Wound Care Center this fall, two hyperbaric oxygen chambers….

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