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12,000 Children in Bay State Still lack in Insurance
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  • June 2017

    Healthcare Heroes Nomination Deadline Extended to July 10

    SPRINGFIELD — Healthcare Heroes, an exciting recognition program involving the Western Mass. healthcare sector, was launched this spring by HCN….

    First West Nile Virus Sample Reported

    BOSTON — The Mass. Department of Public Health (DPH) announced that West Nile virus (WNV) has been detected in mosquitoes….

    Baystate Named Premier Alliance Excellence Award Winner

    SPRINGFIELD — Baystate Health, an academic health system in Springfield, has received the 2017 Premier Alliance Excellence Award from Premier….

    Prescription Drug Take-Back Event Slated

    Hampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni, Hampden County Sheriff Nick Cocchi, and Holyoke Mall General Manager Bill Rogalski will kick-off a….

    Cocchi Announces Opioid Grant Funding

    Sheriff Nick Cocchi announced recently that the Hampden County Sheriff’s Department received $188,837 from the state for diversion of individuals….

    Austin Riggs Center Research Psychologist Named Fellow

    STOCKBRIDGE — The San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis has announced that Austen Riggs Center Research Psychologist Katie Lewis, PhD, has….

    Taylor Street Dental Welcomes Dr. James Daleo

    SPRINGFIELD — Taylor Street Dental announced the addition of James Daleo, DMD to its dental practice. Daleo will begin treating….

    UMass Study Examines Vegetable Protein and Early Menopause

    AMHERST — Results of a new study from epidemiologists at UMass Amherst and Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health….

    Healthcare Heroes Nomination Deadline Extended to July 10

    SPRINGFIELD — Healthcare Heroes, an exciting recognition program involving the Western Mass. healthcare sector, was launched this spring by HCN….

    Elms DNP Graduate to Present Paper at International Conference

    CHICOPEE — Grace LaValley, who earned her doctor of nursing practice (DNP) degree in the inaugural DNP class at Elms….

    AMA Poll: GOP Health Reform Unpopular with Many Americans

    CHICAGO — The American Medical Assoc. (AMA) released poll results showing that policies currently under consideration — particularly Medicaid cuts….

    AAP Tackles Shared Decision Making for Children with Disabilities

    ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill. — Families of children with disabilities face many decisions about medical treatment. The nature and complexity….

    Family Veterinary Business Expands with Acquisition

    WILBRAHAM — East Springfield Veterinary Hospital (ESVH) announced it has purchased Wilbraham Animal Hospital, which will operate under the Wilbraham….

    JGS Lifecare to Host WMEPA Breakfast June 27

    LONGMEADOW — JGS Lifecare will host the next Western Mass. Eldercare Professionals Assoc. (WMEPA) breakfast on Tuesday, June 27 in….

    With No Deal in Place, Baystate Franklin Prepares for Nursing Strike

    GREENFIELD — Baystate Franklin Medical Center and the Massachusetts Nurses Assoc. (MNA) continued negotiations on Friday but ended without reaching….

    Cooley Dickinson Urgent Care Expands Hours, Welcomes Younger Ages

    NORTHAMPTON — Cooley Dickinson announces expanded hours at its hospital-based Urgent Care clinic, and clinicians now treat children ages 2….

    Baystate Franklin Medical Center Asks NLRB to Enjoin MNA Strike

    GREENFIELD — Baystate Franklin Medical Center has asked the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) for injunctive relief to stop the….

    Baystate Emergency Chief Offers Tips to Keep Cool in Summer Heat

    SPRINGFIELD — Dr. Joseph Schmidt, Baystate Medical Center’s vice chair and chief of Emergency Medicine, offers the following ways to….

    McKenna Orthodontics Receives Symbolic Gifts from Tufts

    FEEDING HILLS — On June 1, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine presented Tufts alumni Dr. Stephen McKenna and Dr…..

    Healthcare Heroes Nomination Deadline Extended to July 10

    SPRINGFIELD — Healthcare Heroes, an exciting recognition program involving the Western Mass. healthcare sector, was launched this spring by HCN….

    Healthy Development Initiative to Host Open House, Family Fun Day

    AMHERST — The Healthy Development Initiative, a community-focused research, education, and outreach program led by UMass Amherst faculty, will host….

    Holyoke Public Schools Answer Call to Help Foster Children

    HOLYOKE — Answering a call to support the children in the Center for Human Development’s Caring Together residential foster-care program,….

    State Announces New Number for Reporting Elder Abuse and Neglect

    BOSTON — Beginning June 30, all calls to report elder abuse and neglect in Massachusetts must be made to a….

    Blue Sox Partner with Mercy to Host Free Community Clinic June 25

    SPRINGFIELD — The Valley Blue Sox announced their makeup date from the previously scheduled Mercy kickoff clinic. The Sox will….

    Jimmy Mazz to Perform at Orchard Valley at Wilbraham July 19

    WILBRAHAM — The annual summer concerts at Orchard Valley at Wilbraham are underway. Local favorite Jimmy Mazz will be performing….

    Achieve TMS East to Open New Facility in Springfield

    SPRINGFIELD — Achieve TMS East will host a grand opening and open house on Tuesday, June 27, from 5 to….

    Providence Ministries Names Shannon Rudder Executive Director

    HOLYOKE — The Providence Ministries for the Needy Inc. (PMN) board of trustees named Shannon Rudder executive director of PMN’s….

    Center for Human Development Spotlights PTSD Treatment Resources

    SPRINGFIELD — Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is often viewed in the context of soldiers coming home from war where they….

    Cooley Dickinson Offers Choking-relief Course for Food-service Workers

    NORTHAMPTON — Cooley Dickinson Health Care is offering a course designed for anyone who works in food service and wants….

    Housing Authority to Host Community Health/Enrichment Fair

    SPRINGFIELD — The Springfield Housing Authority’s ROSS Elderly/Persons with Disabilities program will host a community health/enrichment fair on Thursday, June….

    Country Bank’s Employee Charitable Giving Program Donates $40,000

    WARE — Country Bank’s Employee Charitable Giving (ECG) program recently donated more than $40,000 to two causes, raising more than….

    HospiceCare Offers Support Group for Loss of Spouse or Partner

    PITTSFIELD — HospiceCare in the Berkshires will host a drop-in monthly support group for those who have lost a spouse….

    Nominations Sought for Healthcare Heroes Awards

    SPRINGFIELD — Healthcare Heroes, an exciting recognition program involving the Western Mass. healthcare sector, was launched this spring by HCN….

    Is It Alzheimer’s or Just Normal Memory Loss?

    SPRINGFIELD — It’s a chilling fact: more than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease. And, according to a new report….

    AMA Adopts Policy to Reduce Consumption of Sugar-sweetened Beverages

    CHICAGO — With consistent evidence showing a link between consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) and an increase in type 2….

    State Rep. Aaron Vega Recognizes CHD for Mental-health Work

    SPRINGFIELD — The Center for Human Development recently hosted state Rep. Aaron Vega, who presented CHD with a citation in….

    Springfield College Partners with Canyon Ranch Institute on Program

    SPRINGFIELD — Springfield College has partnered with the Canyon Ranch Institute to implement and evaluate a public-health project on the….

    Baystate Franklin Medical Center to Remain Open During Nurse Strike

    GREENFIELD — Baystate Franklin Medical Center received a notice from the Massachusetts Nurses Assoc. (MNA) of its intent to strike….

    Williamstown Commons Offers Blood-pressure Screenings at Harper Center

    WILLIAMSTOWN — Williamstown Commons will offer a free blood-pressure clinic at the Harper Center in Williamstown beginning Tuesday, June 27….

    Mercy Medical Center to Enroll MassHealth Patients in ACO Model

    SPRINGFIELD — The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has selected, for the purposes of entering into contract negotiations, a proposal which will….

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