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12,000 Children in Bay State Still lack in Insurance
Greenfield Center for Wellness Set to Open
Elms Names YWCA Director Elizabeth Dineen New Trustee
Baystate Mary Lane to Host Colon Health Program on March 20
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  • January 2016

    Baystate Medical Center to Offer Babysitters Academy in February, April

    SPRINGFIELD — Are you already a babysitter looking to further your skills, or considering becoming a babysitter to earn extra….

    Pay Attention to Cervical Cancer Year-round

    NORTHAMPTON — January’s Cervical Health Awareness Month — an opportunity to review the facts about cervical cancer and remind women….

    BFMC Volunteers to Hold Annual Chocolate Fantasy Fund-raiser

    GREENFIELD — Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s volunteers and members of the Baystate Franklin Auxiliary (BFA) will hold their annual Chocolate….

    MassMutual Center Staff, Red Cross Prepare for Feb. 16 Blood Drive

    SPRINGFIELD — The MassMutual Center will host its annual American Red Cross blood drive on Tuesday, Feb. 16 from 11….

    Baystate Medical Center’s Mini-Medical School Begins March 24

    SPRINGFIELD — Baystate Medical Center’s Mini-Medical School will begin its spring session on March 24, offering adults a glimpse into….

    Patient Blood Management Certification Now Available

    OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. — Applications for Patient Blood Management Certification are now being accepted by the Joint Commission. The certification….

    Arbors at Chicopee Presents Seminar on Alzheimer’s, Dementia Feb. 16

    CHICOPEE — The Arbors at Chicopee will host an informational seminar on Alzheimer’s disease and dementia on Tuesday, Feb. 16….

    Luncheon on Feb. 24 to Explore Celiac Disease, Gluten-free Diets

    PALMER — Many people are on gluten-free diets, either due to celiac disease, gluten intolerance, or just because they think….

    Springfield-area Caregivers Seek New Overtime Rules at Hearing

    SPRINGFIELD — Personal-care attendants from 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East and their supporters will speak out during a listening-tour session….

    HMC Names Phillip Candito Vice President of Business Development

    HOLYOKE — Holyoke Medical Center (HMC) announced the appointment of Phillip Candito to the position of vice president of Business….

    Award-winning Fund-raising Executive Returns to Cooley Dickinson

    NORTHAMPTON — Diane Dukette rejoined Cooley Dickinson Health Care’s senior team this week as the chief development officer. From 2003….

    Dakin to Provide $20 Spay Surgeries for Cats During February

    SPRINGFIELD — Animal shelters commonly refer to springtime as ‘kitten season’ because that is when they receive the largest influx….

    Baystate Noble Hospital Notifies Patients of Potential Colonoscopy Risk

    WESTFIELD — Baystate Noble Hospital is notifying a group of patients who had colonoscopies at the hospital between June 2012….

    Holyoke Medical Center Cuts Ribbon at Renovated Gift & Coffee Shop

    HOLYOKE — The Holyoke Medical Center Gift & Coffee Shop is hosting a grand re-opening with a ribbon cutting today….

    Results From Statewide Healthcare Quality Survey Released

    WATERTOWN — Massachusetts Health Quality Partners (MHQP) announced the results of an independent statewide patient experience survey, now publicly available….

    Spectrum Home Health & Hospice Care Welcomes Deborah Attia

    LONGMEADOW — JGS Lifecare has named Deborah Attia director of Hospice Services for Spectrum Home Health & Hospice Care. She….

    Dr. Colleen Chambers Joins Staff at EMA Dental

    EAST LONGMEADOW — EMA Dental announced that Dr. Colleen Chambers has joined the practice as its newest associate. Chambers completed….

    Cybersecurity a Key Concern for Healthcare Providers

    BURLINGTON — Veracode, which specializes in protecting enterprises from web and mobile application threats, issued findings this week from a….

    Observation Beds Added to North Adams Satellite Emergency Facility

    NORTH ADAMS — Berkshire Health Systems announced it will expand access to emergency care in Northern Berkshire County with the….

    Cooley Dickinson Professional Development Program Announces Classes

    NORTHAMPTON — Cooley Dickinson’s Professional Development program offers the following health education classes in January, February, and March. For more….

    New Advanced Certification Offered for Total Hip, Total Knee Replacement

    OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. — The Joint Commission is offering a new advanced certification for total hip and total knee replacement….

    Baystate Noble’s 5K Run & Walk for a Noble Cause Slated for April 30

    WESTFIELD — Baystate Noble Hospital announced that its 32nd annual 5K Run & Walk for a Noble Cause will be….

    Baystate Launches Free Heart & Vascular Health Lecture Series on Feb. 7

    SPRINGFIELD — Baystate Medical Center will hold its Heart & Vascular Health Lecture Series during the month of February beginning….

    Diet, Exercise Improve Exercise Capacity in Certain Heart-failure Patients

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — A randomized clinical trial of 100 patients found that diet and exercise — alone or combined —….

    Elms Selects Advocate for the Homeless as Commencement Speaker

    CHICOPEE — Elms College announced that Dr. James O’Connell, president of the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, will….

    Porchlight VNA/Home Care CEO to Co-lead Nationwide Webinar

    LEE — Porchlight VNA/Home Care President and CEO Holly Chaffee will co-lead a nationwide webinar presentation for home-care nurses and….

    Police Officers Forge Relationship with Shriners Patients

    SPRINGFIELD — A collaborative effort between the Springfield Police Department and the Child Life department at Shriners Hospitals for Children….

    Baystate Health Offers Tips to Avoid Winter Safety Hazards

    SPRINGFIELD — Every season has its own unique set of safety hazards, and the winter months are no exception. These….

    Nurse’s Quick Thinking Saves Family from Carbon-monoxide Poisoning

    WARE — Colleen Duprey, triage nurse from BMP – Quabbin Pediatrics, took a phone call just before 11 a.m. on….

    CMIC Announces Launch of New Mobile Website

    GLASTONBURY, Conn. — CMIC, a member-owned medical professional liability insurance provider, announced the launch of the new CMIC Group mobile….

    Neurosurgeon Dr. Joseph Emrich Joins Berkshire Health Systems

    PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Health Systems announced the appointment of Dr. Joseph Emrich, a board-certified and fellowship-trained neurosurgeon, to the medical….

    Springfield College Students Receive Humanitarian Award

    SPRINGFIELD — Springfield College communication sciences and disorders students, who are members of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Assoc.,….

    Dr. Clayton Peterson Joins Berkshire Surgical Services of BMC

    PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Health Systems announced the appointment of Dr. Clayton Peterson to the medical staff of Berkshire Medical Center….

    Baystate Health Announces Leadership Changes in Eastern Region

    PALMER, WARE — Baystate Health announced changes and consolidations in leadership positions in its Eastern Region. Effective Jan. 29, Michael….

    Noble Medical Group to Open New Primary- and Express-care Facility

    WESTFIELD — Noble Medical Group will open a new primary- and express-care facility at 24 North Westfield St. in Feeding….

    AMA Suggests Changes to CDC Policies on Opioids

    CHICAGO — The American Medical Assoc. (AMA) released comments this week on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC)….

    Hampden County Sheriff Michael Ashe Joins Anti-stigma Movement

    SPRINGFIELD — Hampden County Sheriff Michael Ashe is known across the Commonwealth as a leader and innovator in law enforcement…..

    Program Teaches Caregivers How to Talk to Kids About Therapy

    NORTHAMPTON — The Garden: A Center for Grieving Children and Teens, a program of Cooley Dickinson VNA & Hospice that….

    Heart Walk Kickoff Breakfast Slated for Feb. 12

    HOLYOKE — The American Heart Assoc./American Stroke Assoc. invites the public to the 2016 Pioneer Valley Heart Walk Kickoff Breakfast….

    Berkshire Medical Center Recognized for Excellence in Several Areas

    PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Medical Center has been recognized for excellence in joint replacement and pulmonary care by Healthgrades, the leading….

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