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  • September 2015

    Lisa Pack Named March of Dimes Labor and Delivery Nurse of the Year

    HOLYOKE — Holyoke Medical Center (HMC) announced that Lisa Pack of Holyoke Medical Center has been named Nurse of the….

    Porchlight VNA/Home Care, STCC Partner on Home-care Worker Training

    CHICOPEE — Porchlight VNA/Home Care has partnered with Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) under the Training and Workforce Options (TWO)….

    Famed Forensic Scientist Speaks at Baystate’s Pediatric Trauma Conference

    HOLYOKE — One of the world’s foremost forensic scientists, Dr. Henry Lee, will speak at today’s Pediatric Trauma Conference, sponsored….

    Holyoke Medical Center to Honor Dr. Samuel Mazza, Angela Wright

    HOLYOKE — Holyoke Medical Center (HMC) announced that surgeon Dr. Samuel Mazza and civic leader Angela Wright will be honored….

    Physicians to Discuss Reboot of Mandates for Electronic Health Records

    WALTHAM — In response to widespread physician discontent with electronic health records (EHRs) that lack usability and interoperability as necessary….

    Athlete, Actor Cameron Clapp to Present Motivational Lecture at Mercy

    SPRINGFIELD — Athlete and actor Cameron Clapp will visit Mercy Medical Center on Thursday, Oct. 8 to tell his story….

    SIDS Race and Food Truck Festival Returns to Springfield Sept. 27

    SPRINGFIELD — The 25th annual SIDS Race For Life, in memory of Barry Metayer Jr., will be held this Sunday,….

    Donald Watson Joins BFMC’s Mental Health Unit as Nurse Manager

    GREENFIELD — Donald Watson recently joined Baystate Franklin Medical Center as the new nurse manager for the Mental Health Unit….

    EANE Announces Findings from 2015 Insurance & Benefits Survey

    AGAWAM — The Employers Assoc. of the NorthEast (EANE) announced its findings from the 2015 Insurance & Benefits Survey, conducted….

    Baystate Again Named Magnet Hospital for Nursing Excellence

    SPRINGFIELD — For a third consecutive time, Baystate Medical Center has achieved Magnet recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center….

    Three Appointed to Health Information and Analysis Oversight Council

    BOSTON — Gov. Charlie Baker announced three appointments to the Health Information and Analysis Oversight Council charged with developing the….

    Baystate Health Blood Donor Mobile to Conduct Blood Drive Oct. 13

    GREENFIELD — The Baystate Health Blood Donor Mobile will host a blood drive on Tuesday, Oct. 13 from 11 a.m…..

    ‘Countdown to 65’ Sheds Light on Medicare, Social Security Decisions

    SPRINGFIELD — Are you confused about your options for Medicare and Social Security? At “Countdown to 65” — taking place….

    MMS Requests Time to Comply with Mandate on Electronic Health Records

    BOSTON — The Mass. Medical Society (MMS) testified today before the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Health Care Financing in strong….

    Poll Finds One-quarter of Seniors Have Healthcare Cost Concerns

    BOSTON — A new poll conducted by the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation and Harvard T.H. Chan School….

    Bay Path Master of Occupational Therapy Program Receives Recognition

    LONGMEADOW — Enfield Holistic Occupational Therapy, a fieldwork site developed by the Bay Path University Master of Occupational Therapy program….

    Baystate Health to Offer Conference on the Patient Experience

    SPRINGFIELD — As hospitals around the country focus their efforts on developing a variety of strategies to improve the patient….

    Legal and Operational Guide for Free Medical Clinics Available Online

    CHICAGO — The American Medical Assoc. (AMA) Foundation and the American Health Lawyers Assoc. (AHLA) have released a set of….

    Nancy Shendell-Falik Promoted to President of Baystate Medical Center

    SPRINGFIELD — Nancy Shendell-Falik, who for the past two years has served in a dual position at Baystate Health as….

    AMA, Medical Societies Call for Pause in Meaningful-use Program

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Medical Assoc. (AMA) and 41 medical societies have urged the federal government to pause the….

    Census: Uninsured Rate Drops to 10.4% in 2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — An estimated 33 million U.S. residents, or 10.4%, lacked health insurance in 2014, a decline of 2.9%….

    Mass General Cancer Center at Cooley Dickinson to Open Oct. 5

    NORTHAMPTON — Yesterday, more than 150 donors, doctors, healthcare administrators, and oncology staff attended a ribbon-cutting and opening ceremony at….

    American Family Care to Rename All Doctors Express Locations

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — American Family Care (AFC), the nation’s leading provider of urgent care and accessible primary care, announced it….

    Doctor Urges Caution, Not Panic, in Response to West Nile Reports

    SPRINGFIELD — Recent reports in the news concerning West Nile virus are “no reason to panic,” said Dr. Jose Martagon-Villamil,….

    Holyoke Works Announces New Location for Nursing Assistant Program

    HOLYOKE — Larry Bay, executive director of Holyoke Works; Kathleen Anderson, president of the Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce; and….

    Emily Uguccioni Named Executive Director of Linda Manor Assisted Living

    NORTHAMPTON — Emily Uguccioni of Chicopee has joined Linda Manor Assisted Living as executive director. Uguccioni is a certified dementia….

    Williamstown Commons Receives National Award for Quality Care

    WILLIAMSTOWN — The American Health Care Assoc. and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) recently announced the selection of Williamstown….

    BFMC Offers Writing Workshop for Those Touched by Cancer

    GREENFIELD — Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s (BFMC) Oncology Department will offer a free writing workshop, Spirit of the Written Word,….

    Author Sakina Ibrahim to Offer Parent-child Workshop on Oct. 3

    AMHERST — Author and dance educator Sakina Ibrahim will facilitate a workshop for parents and their children on Saturday, Oct…..

    Child Passenger Safety Week Emphasizes Proper Car-seat, Seatbelt Use

    SPRINGFIELD — Motor-vehicle crashes are the number-one cause of death among children ages 1 to 19. As part of National….

    BFMC Oncology Department Offers Zentangle for Cancer Survivors

    GREENFIELD — Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s Oncology Department is offering two workshops on Zentangle for BFMC cancer survivors. The sessions….

    Award-winning Documentary About LGBT Aging to Be Presented Oct. 7

    GREENFIELD — Hospice of Franklin County, in collaboration with Greenfield Community College’s Pride Alliance and the National Center for Death….

    Enhance Your Dance Program Helps Young Dancers Recover from Injury

    WARE — For many, dance may not come to mind when thinking about sports, but the physical demands placed on….

    Mass General Surgical Oncologist to Explain Breast-cancer Risk

    NORTHAMPTON — More women are beating breast cancer these days, in part because of improved treatments and screening. When abnormal….

    Rockridge to Host Second Annual Founders’ Dinner

    NORTHAMPTON — Rockridge Retirement Community will host its second annual Founders’ Dinner on Thursday, Oct. 22. The evening will open….

    CMIC Declares 12.5% Dividend for Policyholders in 2016

    GLASTONBURY, Conn. — CMIC, a leading member-owned medical professional liability-insurance company, announced that its board of directors declared a policyholders’….

    Elms, HCC Create New Nursing-degree Completion Program for RNs

    CHICOPEE, HOLYOKE — The College of Our Lady of the Elms and Holyoke Community College have partnered to expand nursing-degree….

    The Time Is Now to Get a Flu Shot

    SPRINGFIELD — If you think you are protected from the flu this year because you were vaccinated last year or….

    O’Connell Care at Home to Relocate Corporate Office, Expand Services

    HOLYOKE — O’Connell Care at Home announced an agreement to relocate the business’ corporate office to the Holyoke Transportation Center….

    Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing Celebrates 20th Anniversary

    SPRINGFIELD — Residents of Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing were joined by Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno, representatives of Loomis Communities,….

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