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Baystate Mary Lane to Host Colon Health Program on March 20
Two New Members Appointed to STCC Board of Trustees
HCC Foundation Offers More Than $200,000 in College Scholarships
Baystate Health Names Two New Trustees
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  • June 2016

    Presz Named Executive Director of Spectrum

    LONGMEADOW — JGS Lifecare has named Madeline Presz, RN, BSN, CHPN, executive director of Spectrum Home Health & Hospice Care…..

    50/50 Fitness/Nutrition Studio Announces Move

    HADLEY — 50/50 Fitness/Nutrition group exercise studio announced it is expanding its offerings and moving to a new space located….

    AMA Offers Medicare Reform Comments

    CHICAGO — The American Medical Association (AMA) recently submitted comprehensive comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) outlining….

    Gandhi Named COO of Baystate Medical Center

    SPRINGFIELD — Tejas Gandhi, the former chief administrative officer at Navicent Health in Macon, Ga. — where he led the….

    Survey: Prescription Drug Costs Skewed by Hidden Fees

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Most independent community pharmacists consistently encounter misleading and confusing fees imposed by prescription drug middlemen that negatively….

    ER Physician Issues Water-safety Tips

    WARE — Summer is officially here. As temperatures rise many look for fun ways to cool off and stay active. Water….

    Mercy Announces $1M Bequest for Campaign

    SPRINGFIELD — Mercy Medical Center announced that Pat and David Johnson, of Westfield, have made a one million dollar bequest….

    Jeffers Appointed to ABH Board

    NORTHAMPTON — At a recent board meeting, key leadership at The Association for Behavioral Healthcare (ABH) appointed Karin Jeffers, president….

    SC Graduate Earns Minority Scholarship Award

    SPRINGFIELD — Springfield College Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) graduate Camille Richards was recently awarded the American Physical Therapy Association….

    Children’s Trust Honors Square One

    SPRINGFIELD — In recognition of the significant positive impact that Square One is having on families throughout the Greater Springfield….

    MMS: Prescribers Embrace Courses

    WALTHAM — The Massachusetts Medical Society recently announced that more than 5,000 individuals have taken one or more of its….

    Baystate Franklin Honored for Stroke Care

    GREENFIELD — Baystate Franklin Medical Center received the Coverdell NIH (National Institutes of Health) Stroke Scale Rate of 100 Percent….

    Colorectal Cancer Can Be Prevented

    C olorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer-related death and the third-most common cancer for both men and women….

    A Long-term Challenge for Massachusetts

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

    Merciful Mission – New England Geriatrics Helps Elders with Mental Illness

    Steven Marcus folds his hands and leans forward as he talks about his mission in life. It is profound, and….

    Thinking Outside the Pillbox

    Dr. Christopher Keroack, like so many who grew up in the Northeast, recalls a childhood visit to Riverside Park in….

    Coming Clean Detoxification Programs Vary in Scope, Effectiveness

    Four years ago, Hugette Beauchemin decided to try a detoxification program at Alternative Health in Easthampton. Her initial motivation was….

    Healthy Meetings – Luxury Retreats Tout the Benefits of Workforce Wellness

    There’s a new movement afoot in resorts across the country. Meditation techniques are offered alongside manicures. Lessons in stretching appropriate….

    Work to Do – Businesses Need to Be Proactive to Cope with the New OT Rule

    On May 18, the Department of Labor (DOL) finally released its highly anticipated revisions to regulations governing the Fair Labor….

    Vision Quest – Study Details Five-year Effects of Macular-degeneration Drugs

    In a study of nearly 650 people with the eye disease age-related macular degeneration (AMD), half still had vision 20/40….

    Questions About Infertility – Tests Can Be Undertaken to Provide Couples with Answers

    Q: My husband and I have been trying to have a baby for one year now without success. How long….

    Career Pulse – June 2016

    Russo Named President,CAO of Baystate Franklin GREENFIELD — Cindy Russo has accepted the position of president and chief administrative officer….

    Healthy Outcomes – Make Sure Materials, Supplies Are Deducted in Correct Tax Year

    The tax deductibility of materials and supplies in a medical practice is often overlooked. Depending on your facts and circumstances,….

    Dr. Jonathan Bayuk Honored with Continued Excellence Award

    SPRINGFIELD — Impressing a panel of judges as a committed, widely recognized advocate for families dealing with food allergies, as….

    Out of the Darkness – Mental-health Experts Grapple with Rise in Suicide Rates

    It’s alarming enough, Melissa Perry says, that overall suicide rates, both nationally and in Massachusetts, are on the rise. But….

    Baystate Franklin’s New Surgery Building Scheduled to Open June 27

    GREENFIELD — Final preparations have begun for the opening Monday, June 27 of Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s (BFMC) new surgery….

    State Leaders Join Campaign to End Workplace Mental-health Stigma

    BOSTON — The Massachusetts Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI Mass) announced that state Health and Human….

    Lynn Proulx to Lead Joint-replacement Seminar at Summit for Seniors

    LEE — Porchlight VNA/Home Care Rehabilitation Director Lynn Proulx will present on “Secrets to Successful Joint Replacements” at the Successful….

    Baystate Medical Professionals Issue Warnings About Fireworks

    SPRINGFIELD — As the Fourth of July approaches, many people are looking forward to celebrating Independence Day with patriotic parades,….

    AMA Recognizes Public-health Benefits of Paid Sick Leave

    CHICAGO — The American Medical Assoc. (AMA) adopted new policy last week recognizing the public-health benefits of paid sick leave….

    Americans Spend $30.2 Billion Out of Pocket on Complementary Healthcare

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Americans spent $30.2 billion — $28.3 billion for adults and $1.9 billion for children — out of….

    AFC Doctors Express Announces Online Check-in to Reduce Wait Time

    SPRINGFIELD — AFC Doctors Express, the largest independent urgent care provider in the Commonwealth, announced the availability of online check-ins….

    Holyoke Boys and Girls Club Joins HMC to Recruit Blood Donors

    HOLYOKE — Last week, the Holyoke Boys and Girls Club joined Holyoke Medical Center (HMC) in recruiting blood donors to….

    AMA Urges Equal Healthcare Access for Eating Disorders

    CHICAGO — The American Medical Assoc. (AMA) adopted new policy last week urging equal healthcare access and payment for eating….

    Holly Chaffee Elected President of Home Care Alliance Board

    BOSTON — Holly Chaffee, president and CEO of Porchlight VNA/Home Care in Lee and Chicopee, was recently elevated to president….

    Charlene Manor to Host Wine and Canvas Event July 21

    GREENFIELD — Charlene Manor Extended Care Facility in Greenfield will host a Wine and Canvas event on Thursday, July 21….

    Country Bank Staff Create Blankets for Hospitalized Children

    WARE — Recently, the staff of Country Bank came together to support Baystate Children’s Hospital in Springfield. The Corporate Risk….

    AMA Adopts New Policies to Combat Opioid Abuse

    CHICAGO — The American Medical Association (AMA) recently adopted new policies at its annual meeting to help reverse the country’s….

    Springfield Moms Get Boost to Steer Kids to Healthy Choices

    SPRINGFIELD — One-third of U.S. kids eat from fast-food restaurants every day. Mothers are the greatest influencers of their families’….

    Report Details Rise in Healthcare Spending for People with Diabetes

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — In 2014, healthcare spending for people with diabetes covered by employer-sponsored insurance (ESI) grew at a much….

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