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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
Baystate Mary Lane to Host Colon Health Program on March 20
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  • May 2016

    Vann Group to Present Panel Discussion on Owner Succession Planning

    SPRINGFIELD — The Vann Group will present “Building Your Exit: The Owner Succession Planning Process Defined,” part of the BusinessWest/HCN….

    Cummington Teen Honors Father with Diabetes Education Walk June 11

    CUMMINGTON — Three years ago, Clara Thatcher, a Hampshire Regional High School student, organized an annual walk in memory of….

    Integrative Health Group Welcomes Two Practitioners

    SPRINGFIELD — The Integrative Health Group of Springfield welcomes two new practitioners to its team: Carleen Eve Fischer Hoffman, owner….

    Auditor Calls on Dental Practices to Repay $290,417 to MassHealth

    BOSTON — State Auditor Suzanne Bump released an audit of dental periapical radiograph claims submitted by Hampshire Family Dental of….

    Hillcrest Commons Offers Session on Memory Loss May 25

    PITTSFIELD — Hillcrest Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center will offer an informational session on memory loss on Wednesday, May 25….

    State Officials Launch Campaign Around 911 Good Samaritan Law

    BOSTON — Gov. Charlie Baker and Attorney General Maura Healey announced a new public-information campaign this week to encourage people….

    CSO to Host Mental Health and Wellness Fair

    GREENFIELD — In celebration of Mental Health Awareness Month, Clinical & Support Options Inc. (CSO) will host its 14th annual….

    Linda Manor Offers Monthly Presentations on Assisted-living Options

    NORTHAMPTON — Linda Manor Assisted Living will offer free monthly presentations on assisted-living options. The sessions will be offered on….

    Massachusetts Banks Join Together to Raise Funds For ALS Research

    BOSTON — The Mass. Bankers Assoc. announced that five member banks — Avidia Bank, Berkshire Bank, Blue Hills Bank, Eastern….

    ‘A Night of Laughter’ Benefits Two Local Children’s Organizations

    SPRINGFIELD — Smith & Wesson Corp. recently hosted its annual live comedy show, “A Night of Laughter,” to support two….

    Special Olympics Chair Addresses Springfield College Commencement

    SPRINGFIELD — Springfield College hosted its 130th undergraduate commencement ceremony on May 15 at the MassMutual Center in Springfield. Timothy….

    Children’s Healthcare Prices Rose, Use of Services Declined in 2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rising prices were the chief driver of growth in spending for children’s healthcare in 2014, a new….

    New MMS Policies Include Support of Jail Diversion in Drug-use Cases

    WALTHAM — Reflecting the value of treatment over incarceration and recognizing the increase in the number of drug courts and….

    Report Details Uptick in Cataract-surgery Errors, Recommends Changes

    BOSTON — Cataract surgery is among the safest procedures in medicine. Serious, permanent complications are rare, and most patients report….

    E-cigarettes Increase Nicotine Poisoning, Hospitalizations in Children

    ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill. — As e-cigarettes gain popularity, the number of children at risk of nicotine poisoning associated with….

    Holyoke Pediatric Associates Joins Organization at Boston Children’s Hospital

    HOLYOKE — Boston Children’s Hospital announced that Holyoke Pediatric Associates has joined the Pediatric Physicians’ Organization at Boston Children’s Hospital….

    Linda Manor Extended Care Administrator Honored for Leadership

    LEEDS — The American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) recently honored Mark Ailinger, administrator of Linda Manor Extended Care….

    Demand for Long-term Services and Supports Poses Challenges to State

    BOSTON — Long-term services and supports (LTSS) enable hundreds of thousands of people of all ages in Massachusetts to live….

    Michael Moran Named President, CAO of Baystate Health Eastern Region

    WARE — Michael Moran has been appointed president and chief administrative officer of Baystate Health’s Eastern Region. He had been….

    Harvard Pilgrim Awards Quality Grant Funding to 16 Providers

    WELLESLEY — Physician practices in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, and New Hampshire will receive grant funding this year from Harvard Pilgrim….

    Photography Exhibit Reception at BFMC Slated for May 19

    GREENFIELD — Baystate Franklin Medical Center will host a reception and open house for photographers contributing to the exhibit “Sharing….

    Cindy Russo Named President, CAO of Baystate Franklin Medical Center

    GREENFIELD — Cindy Russo has accepted the position of president and chief administrative officer of Baystate Franklin Medical Center (BFMC)….

    Comcast Business to Present Panel Discussion on IT Challenges June 15

    SPRINGFIELD — Comcast Business will present “How to Leverage Technology to Do More With Less,” part of the BusinessWest/HCN Lecture….

    Porchlight VNA/Home Care CEO to Speak at Home Health Conferences

    LEE — Porchlight VNA/Home Care CEO Holly Chaffee will speak at the Home Health Administrator’s Summit on May 12 in….

    Community Lecture to Address ‘Acute Leukemia, 2016 and Beyond’

    NORTHAMPTON — Community members are invited to attend the next Massachusetts General Cancer Center at Cooley Dickinson Hospital lecture, “Acute….

    Mental Health Awareness Fair Slated for May 21

    NORTHAMPTON — In celebration of Mental Health Awareness Month, Cooley Dickinson Health Care and the Western Mass. Chapter of the….

    Glenmeadow to Hold Open House on May 22

    LONGMEADOW — Glenmeadow, an accredited, not-for-profit retirement community known for its holistic mission and programs and outreach to the wider….

    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,”….

    Human Service Forum Awards Banquet Slated for May 18

    HOLYOKE — Each year, the Human Service Forum trustees sift through nominations, submitted by member agencies, to choose its annual….

    AMA Applauds FDA’s New Rule on E-cigarettes

    CHICAGO — Concerned by the alarming growth of electronic cigarette use among the nation’s youth, the American Medical Assoc. (AMA)….

    Landmark at Monastery Heights Hosts ‘Open House Dine and Dash’

    WEST SPRINGFIELD — Landmark at Monastery Heights Senior Living Community will host “From Our Kitchen to Yours — Open House….

    National Insurance Convention Coming to Springfield in 2018

    SPRINGFIELD — The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America Inc. announced that its 2018 Fall Leadership Conference will take….

    National Institutes of Health Issues Statement on World Asthma Day

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — To mark World Asthma Day 2016 on May 3, the National Institutes of Health reaffirmed its commitment….

    Shauna Ziemba Named to Board of New England Dental Office Managers

    LONGMEADOW — Shauna Ziemba, business manager for McKenna Orthodontics, was recently appointed to the board of directors of New England….

    Morgan ‘Momo’ Morris Named Children’s Miracle Network Champion

    SPRINGFIELD — Seven-year-old Morgan “Momo” Morris has been named the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Champion for 2016-17. She will spend….

    Salvation Army Collects Teddy Bears for Children Faced with Trauma

    SPRINGFIELD — The Salvation Army of Greater Springfield, which has been delivering services and hope to the less fortunate in….

    Baystate Franklin Medical Center Offers Stroke Support Group

    GREENFIELD — Baystate Franklin Medical Center (BFMC) will offer a monthly stroke support group starting Tuesday, May 17 from 10….

    HospiceCare in the Berkshires Recognized with National Hospice Honors

    PITTSFIELD — HospiceCare in the Berkshires has been recognized as a Hospice Honors recipient, one of only five in Massachusetts…..

    Arbors at Chicopee Raises More Than $1,000 at Spring Sip & Shop

    CHICOPEE — The Arbors at Chicopee hosted a Spring Sip and Shop event in honor of Mother’s Day on April….

    Snap Fitness Opens Second 24/7 Gym in Hampden

    SPRINGFIELD — David Garvey, owner of Snap Fitness in Holyoke, has opened a second Snap Fitness gym at 5 Allen….

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