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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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  • September 2016

    Berkshire Health Systems Opens Renal Dialysis Center in North Adams

    NORTH ADAMS — Berkshire Health Systems opened its new, $2.2 million Berkshire Medical Center North County Renal Dialysis Center this….

    AMA Issues Statement on Congress Passing Zika Funding

    CHICAGO — Dr. Andrew Gurman, president of the American Medical Assoc. (AMA), praised legislators for funding the fight against the….

    Older Teens’ Exercise Habits Follow Them into Adulthood

    ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill. — A study in the October 2016 issue of Pediatrics, “Changes in Moderate-to-Vigorous Physical Activity Among….

    Love to the Rescue Radiothon to Benefit Shriners Hospital

    SPRINGFIELD — Join radio personalities Zito and Kera from MIX 93-1 and NewsRadio 560 WHYN, with Jim Polito from the….

    Joseph D. Freeman Bowl-a-Thon to Benefit Camphill Village

    CHICOPEE — On Saturday, Nov. 19, the Joseph D. Freedman Bowl-a-Thon will present its fifth annual event to benefit Camphill….

    Webber & Grinnell Insurance Launches Employee Benefits Division

    NORTHAMPTON — Bill Grinnell, president of Webber & Grinnell Insurance, announced that Webber & Grinnell has purchased the group benefits….

    HMC Holds Beam-signing Ceremony for New ED, Medical Office Building

    HOLYOKE — Holyoke Medical Center (HMC) recently held a ceremonial signing of the last beam to be installed in the….

    Clinical & Support Options Receives $2 Million SAMHSA Grant

    NORTHAMPTON — Clinical & Support Options Inc. (CSO) has been awarded a five-year, $2 million grant to serve as a….

    Square One Tea Slated for Oct. 6 at Chez Josef

    SPRINGFIELD — On Thursday, Oct. 6, Chez Josef in Agawam will be transformed into a One-derland spectacular. The 11th annual….

    Springfield College, BCC Sign Agreement for Exercise Science

    SPRINGFIELD — Springfield College and Berkshire Community College (BCC) have entered into an academic agreement allowing qualified BCC physical fitness….

    Dr. Adrienne McCallister Joins BMC Physiatry

    PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Health Systems announced the appointment of Dr. Adrienne McCallister, a specialist in osteopathic manipulative medicine and neuromusculoskeletal….

    Dakin Launches ‘Cherish Your Chihuahua’ Spay/Neuter Campaign

    SPRINGFIELD — Chihuahuas and chihuahua mixes are some of the most at-risk pets entering U.S. shelters each year. Dakin Humane….

    New Pain Medicine Physician Joins Berkshire Health Systems

    PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Health Systems announced the appointment of Dr. Gaurav Jain, a board-certified and fellowship-trained specialist in pain medicine,….

    HMC To Honor Dr. Garry Bombardier, Attorney Burton Resnic

    HOLYOKE — Holyoke Medical Center announced that Dr. Garry Bombardier and civic leader attorney Burton Resnic will each be honored….

    Vendors Sought for Linda Manor Fall Craft Fair on Oct. 21-22

    NORTHAMPTON — Linda Manor Extended Care Facility in Northampton will host a craft fair on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 21….

    HCC Awarded $127,741 for Enhanced EMT Training Program

    HOLYOKE — Holyoke Community College (HCC) has been awarded a $127,741 Workforce Skills Capital Grant to purchase state-of-the-art equipment for….

    West Central Family and Counseling Awarded CARF Accreditation

    WEST SPRINGFIELD — CARF International announced that West Central Family and Counseling has been accredited for a period of three….

    Consolidated Health Plans Launches Accident-, Health-insurance Entity

    SPRINGFIELD — Consolidated Health Plans (CHP), a Springfield-based, third-party administrator and Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary, announced this week it is in….

    Assoc. for Community Living Unveils New Name, Partnership with VVM

    SPRINGFIELD — Ruth Banta, executive director of the Assoc. for Community Living, announced that the organization has changed its name….

    Berkshire Healthcare’s Harvest Run to Benefit BCC Nursing Program

    PITTSFIELD — The Berkshire Healthcare Harvest Run will be held on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 10 a.m. on the scenic….

    AAP Report Says Codeine Too Risky for Kids, Urges Restrictions on Use

    ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill. — The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is urging parents and health providers to stop giving….

    Holyoke Medical Center Postpones Prostate Health Lecture to Oct. 18

    HOLYOKE — Due to a scheduling conflict, Holyoke Medical Center has postponed the lecture on prostate health and PSA testing,….

    Hospice Meadows Run/Walk Benefits Cooley Dickinson VNA & Hospice

    NORTHAMPTON — Cooley Dickinson VNA & Hospice announced the fifth annual Hospice Meadows Run 5K road race and two-mile walk….

    Kimball Farms Lifecare to Host Interfaith Forum on Sept. 27

    LENOX — Kimball Farms Lifecare in Lenox will host an interfaith forum with local clergy on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at….

    Dr. Howard Trietsch to Oversee New Baystate Health Partnerships

    SPRINGFIELD — Longtime community physician Dr. Howard Trietsch, has been chosen by Baystate Health to oversee and direct new collaborative….

    State Nets $2.5M Grant to Help People with Disabilities Find Jobs

    BOSTON — Massachusetts was one of only six states awarded $2.5 million this week by the federal government to help….

    Linda Manor to Host Green Street Brew Sept. 28

    LEEDS — Linda Manor Assisted Living and Linda Manor Extended Care invite the public to a free concert featuring Green….

    CHD to Celebrate West Springfield Location of Adult Programs Center

    WEST SPRINGFIELD — The Center for Human Development (CHD), a major provider of human services in Western Mass., will celebrate….

    Baystate Children’s Hospital to Display Service of Remembrance Quilts

    SPRINGFIELD — The public is invited to attend the Baystate Children’s Hospital annual exhibit of memorial quilts crafted at its….

    State Releases Detailed Report on Opioid Epidemic

    BOSTON — The Baker-Polito administration released an in-depth analysis of the state’s opioid-related deaths from 2013 to 2014. The findings….

    BMC Opens New Community Infusion Service at Hillcrest Campus

    PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Medical Center announced that its Community Infusion Service, which provides infusion treatments for patients with a variety….

    HMC to Host Prostate Health and PSA Testing Lecture Sept. 20

    HOLYOKE — Join Holyoke Medical Center for a lecture on Prostate Health and PSA Testing on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at….

    Dr. Peter Shaw Joins BMC Cardiology Physician Practice

    PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Health Systems announced the appointment of Dr. Peter Shaw, a board-certified and fellowship-trained cardiologist, to the medical….

    Out of the Darkness Community Walk on Sept. 25 to Fight Suicide

    SPRINGFIELD — Suicide is the 10th-leading cause of death in the U.S., yet suicide is preventable. More than 2,500 people….

    Free Youth Mental Health First Aid Training Slated for Oct. 7

    AMHERST — A free youth Mental Health First Aid training will be held on Friday, Oct. 7 from 9 a.m…..

    CHD Cancer House of Hope Hosts ‘Just Not the Same’ Event Sept. 24

    WEST SPRINGFIELD — On Saturday, Sept. 24 from 9 a.m. to noon, the Center for Human Development’s (CHD) Cancer House….

    CHD’s Katisha Woods-Johnson Receives Award

    SPRINGFIELD — Katisha Woods-Johnson, director for the Center for Human Development’s (CHD) Terri Thomas Girls Program, has received a Department….

    Area Lawyer to Teach Series of Classes on Elder Law, Estate Planning

    HOLYOKE — Attorney Karen Jackson, owner and senior attorney of Jackson Law, an elder-law and estate-planning firm, will teach a….

    Plastic Surgeon Continues Education at Preceptorship Program in Sweden

    LONGMEADOW — Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, P.C., a community-centered cosmetic surgery and non-invasive practice serving Western Mass. and Northern….

    AdCare Hospital Awarded Behavioral Healthcare Accreditation

    WORCESTER — AdCare Hospital announced it has earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for behavioral healthcare accreditation by….

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