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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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  • December 2016

    Baystate Wing Welcomes First Nurse Resident

    PALMER — Baystate Wing Hospital and Baystate Health Nurse Residency Program in collaboration with the Vizient and the American Association of….

    Diabetes Center Announces Events for Teens, Adults

    AMHERST — Children with type 1 or type 2 diabetes are encouraged to take part in the Cooley Dickinson Medical….

    Chamber Program Focuses on ‘Success, Happiness, and Humor

    SPRINGFIELD — The Springfield Regional Chamber will hold its January Business@Breakfast on Jan. 4, featuring a focus on success, happiness,….

    ProEx Names St. Onge Physical Therapist

    SPRINGFIELD — ProEx, a physical-therapist-owned private practice specializing in orthopedics, spine, and sports medicine, announced that Roger St. Onge has….

    Lawmakers Vote to Delay Marijuana Sales

    BOSTON — A handful of state lawmakers voted quietly Wednesday to delay the likely opening date for recreational marijuana stores….

    Bill Would Put Children Under 13 in the Back Seat

    BOSTON — A bill moving its way through the state Senate would ban children under the age of 13 from….

    Baystate Physician Shares Advice for Lowering Cancer Risk

    SPRINGFIELD — Your health doesn’t take a holiday. Especially when it comes to cancer. It’s a new year, and many….

    AMA Offers Recommendations for Successful New Year’s Resolutions

    CHICAGO —­ As Americans look ahead to 2017 and make new year’s resolutions, the American Medical Assoc. (AMA) is offering….

    Study Looks at Effects of Childhood Maltreatment 50 Years Later

    ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill. — Does maltreatment in childhood translate to lower adult living standards? Authors of the study, “Child….

    Baystate Announces Urgent Need for Type-O Blood

    SPRINGFIELD — Baystate Health, like many other hospitals in the region, is experiencing an urgent need for O-negative and O-positive….

    Registration Open for Non-credit HCC Classes in Ware

    WARE — Holyoke Community College, in collaboration with the Quaboag Valley Community Development Corp., is offering a busy schedule of….

    AIC Men’s Baseball Team Hits Home Run for Lorraine’s Soup Kitchen

    SPRINGFIELD — The American International College (AIC) men’s baseball community outreach committee delivered just under 400 pounds of food to….

    Cooley Dickinson Taps J. Aleah Nesteby as Director of LGBTQ Services

    NORTHAMPTON — Cooley Dickinson Health Care recently welcomed J. Aleah Nesteby to Northampton Family Practice at 22 Atwood Dr. in….

    Massachusetts Achieves Top Ranking for Public-health Preparedness

    BOSTON — The Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) has recognized Massachusetts as first in the nation when it comes to….

    Massachusetts to Partner in Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Institute

    BOSTON — Massachusetts will be a partner in the nation’s first manufacturing innovation institute in biopharmaceutical manufacturing. The biopharmaceutical manufacturing….

    Porchlight Awarded Two Grants for Fall-prevention Programs

    CHICOPEE — Porchlight VNA/Home Care President and CEO Holly Chaffee announced the agency received two grants geared toward its Move….

    Linda Manor Earns Gold Seal of Approval from Joint Commission

    LEEDS — Linda Manor Extended Care Facility has earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Nursing Care Center….

    Monson Savings Bank Seeks Community Input on Charitable Giving

    MONSON — For the seventh year in a row, Monson Savings Bank (MSB) is asking the community to help plan….

    Orthotics & Prosthetic Labs Acquires Industry-leading Technology

    SPRINGFIELD — Committed to the latest advancements in orthotic and prosthetic technology, Orthotics & Prosthetics Labs Inc. announced its latest….

    Cambridge College Touts Programs in Mental-health Fields

    SPRINGFIELD — For the millions of Americans struggling with depression, addiction, stress, and family issues, the holidays are anything but….

    AMA Adopts Policy on Medical School of the Future

    CHICAGO — The American Medical Assoc. (AMA) recently adopted a new policy to further its strategic efforts to close the….

    Veterans Organization to Fund Nursing Scholarships at Elms College

    CHICOPEE — The College of Our Lady of the Elms School of Nursing received $2,000 to fund a nursing scholarship….

    Mercy Behavioral Health Care to Present Opioid Discussion Jan. 12

    SPRINGFIELD — On Thursday, Jan. 12, Mercy Behavioral Health Care will present a discussion of the issues surrounding the growing….

    Berkshire Health Systems Welcomes Five New Physicians

    PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Health Systems announced the appointments of five primary-care physicians, all accepting new patients throughout the Berkshires. Dr…..

    When It Comes to Stress, Your Health Doesn’t Take a Holiday

    SPRINGFIELD — Your health doesn’t take a holiday, especially when it comes to stress, a normal physical response your body….

    Western Massachusetts Amputee Support Group to Meet Dec. 21

    LUDLOW — The second bimonthly Western Massachusetts Amputee Support Group will meet at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital, 222 State St., Ludlow,….

    American Red Cross of Western Mass. Promotes Jennifer Garutti

    SPRINGFIELD — Jennifer Garutti was recently named executive director of the American Red Cross of Western Massachusetts. She joined the….

    Berkshire Medical Group Joins Berkshire Health Systems

    PITTSFIELD — In a move that will help to ensure continued and expanded access to primary care and infectious disease….

    Magovern Re-appointed to Westfield State Board

    WESTFIELD — Robert Magovern, president of Agawam-based Neighbor to Neighbor, has been re-appointed to serve on Westfield State University’s Board….

    Health Connector Deadline Looms

    BOSTON — With the Dec. 23 deadline approaching for plans starting Jan. 1, 2017, more than 28,000 current Massachusetts Health….

    Holyoke Mall to Host Sensory-friendly Holiday Shopping Dec. 18

    HOLYOKE — Holyoke Mall and Autism Speaks will host sensory-friendly holiday shopping on Sunday, Dec. 18 from 8 to 10….

    Baystate Hosts ‘In the Spirit of Giving’ Employee Toy Drive

    SPRINGFIELD — Baystate Medical Center will host the “In the Spirit of Giving” employee-driven community toy drive this morning from….

    Porchlight, State Legislator Work Together to Raise VNA Awareness

    LEE — As November was National Home Health Care & Hospice Month, state Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier assisted Porchlight VNA/Home Care….

    Elms, St. Stanislaus to Recognize Memorial Day for Homeless Persons

    CHICOPEE — The Elms College School of Nursing, in collaboration with the Basilica of St. Stanislaus Sunday Sandwich Ministry, will….

    JGS Lifecare Opens Michael’s Café

    LONGMEADOW — JGS Lifecare opened Michael’s Café at the Sosin Center for Rehabilitation on Dec. 12, the first day residents….

    Pathlight Appoints Anna Dyrkacz as CFO, VP of Administration

    SPRINGFIELD — Pathlight, a Pioneer Valley leader in residential and community services for people with intellectual disabilities, has named Anna….

    JGS Lifecare’s Sosin Center for Rehabilitation Welcomes First Patients

    LONGMEADOW — Louis Lucchesi of Springfield became the first-ever resident in JGS Lifecare’s Sosin Center for Rehabilitation on Dec. 12,….

    State Health Officials Launch Zika Awareness Campaign

    BOSTON — The Department of Public Health has launched a public information campaign on Zika virus prevention. The campaign focuses….

    Linda Manor Creates Holiday Cheer Through Ho-Ho-Hotline

    LEEDS — Residents of Linda Manor Extended Care Facility, portraying either Santa or Mrs. Claus, will take calls again this….

    Springfield College’s Samuel Headley Leads Clinical Trial

    SPRINGFIELD — Springfield College Professor of Exercise Science and Sports Studies Samuel Headley, along with nephrologist Dr. Michael Germain from….

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