Category Archives: HCN News & Notes

Baystate Mary Lane to Host Colon Health Program on March 20

WARE — Did you know a simple screening test can not only detect colon cancer, but also prevent cancer from….

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Two New Members Appointed to STCC Board of Trustees

SPRINGFIELD — The Springfield Technical Community College board of trustees recently welcomed two new members. Gov. Charlie Baker appointed Elizabeth….

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HCC Foundation Offers More Than $200,000 in College Scholarships

HOLYOKE — More than $200,000 in scholarships is available for new, current, and transferring Holyoke Community College (HCC) students for….

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Baystate Health Names Two New Trustees

SPRINGFIELD — Two prominent Western New England community leaders have been elected to serve on the Baystate Health Inc. board….

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Deadline for 40 Under Forty Nominations Extended Until Feb. 19

SPRINGFIELD — BusinessWest magazine has extended the deadline for 40 Under Forty nominations through the end of the work day….

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State’s Opioid-related Overdose Deaths Fell by More Than 8% in 2017

BOSTON — Opioid-related overdose deaths in Massachusetts declined in 2017 by an estimated 8.3% compared to 2016. This is the….

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HNE Gives Food Bank $30,000 to Support Puerto Rican Evacuees

HATFIELD — The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts announced it has received a $30,000 grant award from Health New England….

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O & P Labs to Host Grand Opening of New Prosthetic Center

SPRINGFIELD — O & P Labs announced the grand opening of its Prosthetic Center at 3500 Main St. in Springfield….

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Holyoke Medical Center to Host Free Lecture on Chronic Pain

HOLYOKE — Holyoke Medical Center (HMC) will host a free discussion, “Living with Chronic Pain,” on Thursday, Feb. 22 at….

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Holyoke Soup Debuts at New Location on Feb. 15

HOLYOKE — After a recent snow cancellation, Holyoke Soup, a community-based, crowd-funding, idea-generating offshoot of SPARK Holyoke, will debut at….

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Friday Is Nomination Deadline for 40 Under Forty

SPRINGFIELD — BusinessWest magazine, HCN’s sister publication, will accept nominations for the 40 Under Forty Class of 2018 through the….

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STCC Offering New Biomedical Engineering Technology Degree

SPRINGFIELD — Starting this fall, Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) will offer a new degree in biomedical engineering technology, which….

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Housing Stability Plays a Key Role in Individual Health and Well-being

ITASCA, Ill. — Struggling to pay rent each month can have a negative effect on adults’ and children’s health. A….

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HCC Medical Interpreting Certification Classes Begin March 3

HOLYOKE — Holyoke Community College is offering classes for individuals interested in training and certification to be medical interpreters. The….

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Diabetes Can Increase Risks from Heart Disease

SPRINGFIELD — There is an ad currently running on television about a type 2 diabetes pill that asks people on….

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Berkshire Bank Foundation Grants Nearly $2 Million in 2017

PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Bank announced that its foundation awarded a total of $1,995,462 in grants to nonprofit organizations operating in….

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Anytime Fitness in Northampton to Celebrate Grand Opening

NORTHAMPTON — Many people ring in the New Year with friends, family, champagne, and serious fitness goals. The recent opening….

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Holyoke Medical Center to Offer Free Lecture on Chronic Pain

HOLYOKE — Holyoke Medical Center (HMC) will host a free discussion, “Living with Chronic Pain,” on Thursday, Feb. 22 at….

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Change Heroes Needed for WMAS Radiothon for Baystate Children’s Hospital

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

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Elms College, Baystate Health, TechSpring to Offer Workshop

SPRINGFIELD — The Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership at Elms College has joined forces with Baystate Health and TechSpring to offer….

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STCC Biotechnology Program Wins Gold Level Endorsement

SPRINGFIELD — Graduates of the biotechnology programs at Springfield Technical Community College are well-prepared for careers in the life sciences,….

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Walk of Champions Boosts Expansion to Oncology Unit in Ware

WARE — Construction crews have begun working on the expansion of the Baystate Regional Cancer Program at Baystate Mary Lane…..

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River Valley Counseling Center Opens Easthampton Office

EASTHAMPTON — River Valley Counseling Center opened a new office location in Liberty Commons at 2 Mechanic St, Easthampton. The….

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Baystate Wing Hospital Board of Directors Welcomes Two New Members

PALMER — The board of directors of Baystate Wing Hospital Corp. recently welcomed two new members: Derek Gariepy, certified public….

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Rocky’s Ace Hardware Hosting ‘Love Your Pet’ Fund-raiser

SPRINGFIELD — Rocky’s Ace Hardware, a family-owned business with neighborhood-based stores in six states, is again hosting a Rocky’s Love….

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Springfield College Fit Fest Slated for Feb. 26

SPRINGFIELD — The annual Springfield College Fit Fest will take place Monday, Feb. 26 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m…..

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Stavros Center Offers Accessible Scales for Wheelchair Users

AMHERST — Stavros Center for Independent Living is offering new wheelchair-accessible scales at its Amherst and Springfield offices. People with….

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Mercy Medical Center Plans Caritas Gala to Support Opioid Services

SPRINGFIELD — Plans are underway for Mercy Medical Center’s second annual Caritas Gala on Saturday, April 21, at the MassMutual….

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Westfield State University to Offer Phlebotomy Technician Program

WESTFIELD — The College of Graduate and Continuing Education at Westfield State University will offer a phlebotomy technician program on….

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Bumpy’s Natural and Organic Foods Moves to Agawam

AGAWAM — The West of the River Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed Bumpy’s Natural and Organic Foods to the Agawam….

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UMass, Anika Therapeutics Collaborate on Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment

AMHERST — A new agreement to extend a two-year-long strategic collaboration that yielded a promising new modality for the treatment….

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Shriners to Hold Last Dance Event on Feb. 24

SPRINGFIELD — As the Melha Shriners prepare to move from its current location, the Melha Shrine Center at 133 Longhill….

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HMC Weight Management Program Participates in Clinical Study

HOLYOKE — The Holyoke Medical Center (HMC) Weight Management Program is currently screening patients to participate in a clinical study….

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Linda Manor to Host Seminar on Veterans Administration Benefits

LEEDS — Linda Manor Assisted Living will host a Veterans Administration benefits seminar on Friday, March 2, at 11:30 a.m…..

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Two Weeks Remain to Submit Nominations for 40 Under Forty

SPRINGFIELD — BusinessWest magazine, HCN’s sister publication, will accept nominations for the 40 Under Forty Class of 2018 through the….

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Realtors Make Blankets for Children at Shriners Hospital

SPRINGFIELD — The Realtor Assoc. of Pioneer Valley’s community service committee continued its tradition of making hand-tied fleece blankets for….

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Former Baystate Health CMIO Joins VertitechIT

HOLYOKE — Dr. Neil Kudler, former chief medical information officer for Baystate Health, has joined Holyoke-based healthcare consultancy VertitechIT as….

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Cooley Dickinson to Present February Lecture Series on Heart Health

NORTHAMPTON — Cooley Dickinson invites the public to attend one — or all four — of its upcoming lectures timed….

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UMass Research Aims to Improve Healthcare for Those with Mental Illness

AMHERST — Diagnostic errors are very common in medicine and often come from failures of “clinical reasoning,” some of which….

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Taylor Street Dental Welcomes Dr. Stefan Filip

SPRINGFIELD — Taylor Street Dental announce the addition of Dr. Stefan Filip to its dental practice. He began treating patients….

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