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  • February 2017

    HMC Receives Lids for Love Donation from Eighth-grade Student

    HOLYOKE — The Holyoke Medical Center (HMC) Oncology Department recently received a donation of more 150 hats from 14-year-old Holyoke….

    WNEU to Host Annual Pharmacy Conference March 16

    SPRINGFIELD — The Western New England University College of Pharmacy will hold its seventh annual Continuing Pharmacy Education and Preceptor….

    AMA Hails Aetna’s Removal of Prior Authorization for Opioid Treatment

    CHICAGO — The American Medical Assoc. (AMA) recently commended Aetna for joining other health insurers in eliminating prior authorization for….

    Baystate Health Blood Donor Mobile Coming to Palmer March 9

    PALMER — The Baystate Health Blood Donor Mobile will host a blood drive on Thursday, March 9 from 11 a.m. to….

    Linda Manor Assisted Living Hosts Seminar and Lunch for Caregivers

    LEEDS — Linda Manor Assisted Living will host a seminar for caregivers on Saturday, March 11 at 11 a.m. at….

    West Central Family and Counseling to Host Free CEU Lecture Series

    WEST SPRINGFIELD — West Central Family and Counseling will host its first annual lecture series for mental-health professionals. Topics will….

    Landmark at Monastery Heights Hosting First Responders Brunch Today

    WEST SPRINGFIELD — Landmark at Monastery Heights at 110 Monastery Ave., West Springfield, will host a First Responders Thank-you Brunch….

    Art Show to Feature Artists Living with Mental Illness

    CHICOPEE — The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Western Massachusetts (NAMI Western Mass.) will hold an opening reception for….

    Tickets Available for Difference Makers Celebration on March 30

    SPRINGFIELD — Seats are still available for the ninth annual Difference Makers award program, staged by BusinessWest, to be held….

    Dr. Zubeena Mateen Earns Recertification for Hospice, Palliative Care

    HOLYOKE — Holyoke Medical Center physician Dr. Zubeena Mateen has received recertification from the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)….

    Free Breakfast CEU/CME Event to Feature Dr. Atul Gawande

    NORTHAMPTON — Beacon Hospice will present a free program on having conversations about terminal illness at Christopher Heights of Northampton….

    North Adams Commons to Host SHINE Lunch on March 16

    NORTH ADAMS — North Adams Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center will host Berkshire County Elder Services and the SHINE program….

    CHD Cancer House of Hope to Host Lecture on Cancer Causes, Prevention

    WEST SPRINGFIELD — The CHD Cancer House of Hope will host the third installment of an educational lecture series in….

    HMC-affiliated Practices Earn ‘Pathway to PCMH PRIME’ Designation

    HOLYOKE — Several patient-centered medical home (PCMH) practices affiliated with Holyoke Medical Center (HMC) are the first in Western Mass…..

    JGS Lifecare to Host CEU Program for Social Workers, Nurses

    LONGMEADOW — JGS Lifecare, along with Homewatch Caregivers, will present a CEU program for social workers and nurses, “Getting to the….

    Organizations Should Institute Diversity and Cultural Competence

    Healthcare organizations should consider hiring a diverse workforce that reflects the changing demographics of the community it serves in order….

    Healthcare in the U.S.: a Right or a Privilege?

    The U.S. is about to embark on a great challenge: how to modify the current system of providing healthcare coverage….

    Shedding Light on an Epidemic – Caritas Ball Will Raise Money, Awareness Concerning Opioids

    As he talked about the opioid epidemic engulfing the region and the nation, Dr. Robert Roose drew parallels to some….

    Recognizing Excellence, Innovation – HCN, BusinessWest to Launch Healthcare Heroes Program

    Over the past decade or so, those two words have become a national brand — a brand that symbolizes many….

    Care Continuum – Why Population Health Has Become the New Treatment Model

    “Ten years ago, we focused on the patient up until they left, and the mindset was, ‘they’re not my problem….

    A Culture of Safety – Hospitals Have Transformed the Way They Prevent Medical Errors

    Almost two decades after its publication, the report still startles those who read it. It’s called “To Err is Human,”….

    Room to Heal – Modern Hospital Design Emphasizes Privacy, Peace of Mind

    It’s called ‘ICU psychosis.’ That’s a broad term for a cluster of symptoms of delirium — ranging from agitation and….

    Cutting Concerns – Baystate’s Chair of Surgery Ponders a Rapidly Evolving Field

    Dr. Nicolas Jabbour left Belgium in 1987 for what he thought woukd be a short stint in the Big Apple…..

    Help Wanted – EEOC Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Anti-harassment Guidance

    In response to an increase in claims of workplace harassment, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency responsible….

    Working Out a Plan – Study Puts Exercise to the Test in People at Risk for Alzheimer’s

    Can exercise slow or prevent cognitive decline in older people who are at increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease? A new….

    ASK THE DOCTOR

    Q: I don’t have a primary-care physician and have been skittish ever since I’ve been a child about going to….

    ON THE CALENDAR – February 2017

    Discussion on Estate, Planning, Long-term Care Feb. 16: North Adams Commons invites the public to a discussion of long-term care….

    CAREER PULSE – February 2017

    Fazzi Associates Announces Leadership Transition NORTHAMPTON — Dr. Robert Fazzi, founder and managing partner of Fazzi Associates, announced that Tim….

    Financial Best Practices – Physicians Groups Must Review and Monitor Operating Expenses

    There are many financial struggles in owning and managing a medical practice. Expenses continue to rise while revenues decrease, yet….

    Healing Touch – Bottom-Line Bodywork Brings Massage to the Workplace

    Twice each week, the assisted dining room at the Life Care Center of Wilbraham is transformed into a quiet, relaxing….

    Elms Adds MSN Track, Graduate Certificate in School Nursing

    CHICOPEE — To expand opportunities for school nurses to fulfill Massachusetts state education requirements, the School of Nursing at Elms….

    Mercy Names Janice Kucewicz Director of Inpatient Services

    SPRINGFIELD — Janice Kucewicz has joined the nursing leadership team at Mercy Medical Center as director of Inpatient Services. In….

    CleanSlate Officials Join District Attorney’s Addiction Task Force

    WEST SPRINGFIELD — Two West Springfield-based officials with CleanSlate Centers, which provides care to those suffering from opioid and alcohol….

    Elms College to Host Art Exhibition Addressing Mental-health Issues

    CHICOPEE — The Borgia Gallery at Elms College, in collaboration with Anchor House of Artists in Northampton, will present a….

    Baystate Health’s Blood Donor Mobile Coming to Palmer March 9

    PALMER — The Baystate Health Blood Donor Mobile will host a blood drive on Thursday, March 9 from 11 a.m. to….

    AIC Announces 100% Pass Rate for Occupational Therapy Program

    SPRINGFIELD — American International College (AIC) announced that its master’s-level occupational therapy pass rate for 2016 is 100%, as designated by….

    Cooley Dickinson Changes Visiting Policy for Flu Season

    NORTHAMPTON — Cooley Dickinson is seeing an increase in the number of confirmed flu cases. To help prevent the spread….

    Change Heroes Needed for 16th Annual 94.7 WMAS Radiothon

    SPRINGFIELD — Baystate Children’s Hospital and 94.7 WMAS are looking for Change Heroes to help kick off fund-raising efforts in….

    Tomorrow Is the Deadline for 40 Under Forty Nominations

    SPRINGFIELD — BusinessWest magazine, HCN’s sister publication, will accept nominations for the 40 Under Forty Class of 2017 through the….

    Bay Path to Host Panel on ‘Dying, Death, and Bereavement’ on Feb. 27

    LONGMEADOW — Bay Path University will host expert panelists for an evening of discussion concerning the issues and questions surrounding….

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