Category Archives: HCN News & Notes

Elms College to Host White-coat Ceremony for DNP Students

CHICOPEE — Elms College School of Nursing will host a white-coat ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. to….

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AIC Baseball Supports Lorraine’s Soup Kitchen & Pantry

SPRINGFIELD — The American International College (AIC) men’s baseball team wants to give back to those in need during the….

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STCC, Dental Society to Host Community Dental Day on Dec. 9

SPRINGFIELD — Springfield Technical Community College’s (STCC) dental hygiene program and the Valley District Dental Society will co-host the first Community….

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Midwifery Care at Hospitals Associated with Fewer Medical Interventions

AMHERST — In a new, hospital-level analysis by health-policy researcher Laura Attanasio at UMass Amherst and Katy Kozhimannnil at the….

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Registration Open for Intersession 2018 at HCC

HOLYOKE — Registration is now open for Intersession 2018 at Holyoke Community College (HCC), where new and returning students can….

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Dr. Paul Darcy Elected Chairman of CMIC Underwriting Committee

GLASTONBURY, Conn. — CMIC Group, a member-owned medical professional-liability insurance provider, recently appointed board member Dr. Paul Darcy as chairman….

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Vibra Hospital to Close Springfield Facility in March

SPRINGFIELD — Vibra Hospital, a 220-bed long-term acute care center on State Street, has filed notice with the state that….

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Louis & Clark Medical Supply to Host East Longmeadow Grand Opening

EAST LONGMEADOW — Louis & Clark Medical Supply will host a two-day grand opening of its new East Longmeadow location….

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Nowak Funeral & Cremation Services to Hold Candlelight Memorial

LUDLOW — Usually a joyous and active time of the year, the holidays can also be difficult for those who….

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Rainbow Rescues Joins Global #GivingTuesday Movement

CHICOPEE — Rainbow Rescues has joined #GivingTuesday. Occurring this year on Nov. 28, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday….

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New Holyoke Community College EMT Training Program Begins Jan. 30

HOLYOKE — Holyoke Community College is now enrolling students for its spring-term Emergency Medical Technician training program. The HCC EMT….

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Baystate Mary Lane Plans Holiday Celebration of Health for Women

WARE — Area women are invited to attend a pre-holiday event sponsored by Baystate Health’s Every Women Program on Wednesday,….

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STCC to Host Health Careers Exploration Night on Nov. 29

SPRINGFIELD — On Wednesday, Nov. 29, Springfield Technical Community College will offer Health Careers Exploration Night, an opportunity for anyone….

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New Report Features Fund-raising Advice to Aid Nonprofits

BOSTON — The Massachusetts Nonprofit Network (MNN) released its latest edition of its Commonwealth Insights report series. The report, titled….

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Linda Manor Assisted Living to Host Financial-planning Seminar

LEEDS — Linda Manor Assisted Living will host a free financial-planning seminar on Wednesday, Dec. 6 with two sessions at….

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Bay Path Hosts Fifth Annual Cybersecurity Summit

LONGMEADOW — At the fifth annual Cybersecurity Summit held recently at the Longmeadow campus of Bay Path University, keynote speaker….

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Achieve TMS East to Host Grand Opening, Open House in Westborough

WESTBOROUGH — Achieve TMS East will host a grand opening and open house on Wednesday, Nov. 29 from 5 to….

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Keystone Commons Honors Veterans at Luncheon

LUDLOW — On Veterans Day weekend, Keystone Commons hosted state Rep. Thomas Petrolati as part of efforts to honor veterans…..

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Brightside Angel Campaign Continues Tradition of Hope

SPRINGFIELD — The Brightside Angel Campaign has long been a local holiday tradition, offering gifts with special meaning. All proceeds….

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Development Associates Begins Third Northampton Office Building

NORTHAMPTON — Agawam-based real-estate firm Development Associates has begun construction of a 66,000-square-foot, three-story office building at 15 Atwood Dr…..

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North Adams Commons Invites Kids for Cocoa and Cookies with Santa

NORTH ADAMS — North Adams Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center invites children in the area to have cocoa and cookies….

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HMC Physician Presents New Research at National Conference

HOLYOKE — Holyoke Medical Center’s Dr. Yannis Raftopoulos, a board-certified bariatric surgeon and weight-management specialist, presented new research on restricting….

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Baystate Wing Auxiliary Gives $25,000 to Emergency Department Expansion

PALMER — At the Baystate Wing Hospital Auxiliary’s recent annual luncheon, board member Catherine Izyk presented Mike Moran, president and….

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American International College to Host AIDS Memorial Quilt

SPRINGFIELD — American International College (AIC) will host sections of the internationally celebrated AIDS Memorial Quilt, the 54½-ton, handmade tapestry….

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CHD Cancer House of Hope to Hold Luminaria Event on Nov. 16

WEST SPRINGFIELD — A Night of Light, the CHD Cancer House of Hope’s annual luminaria fund-raising event, returns to the….

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Cooley Dickinson Announces Trees of Love & Thanksgiving Fund-raiser

NORTHAMPTON — Over the years, holiday lights have illuminated the grounds of Cooley Dickinson Hospital while providing funds for numerous….

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Dr. Thomas Canto Joins Surgical Team at Baystate Wing Hospital

PALMER — Dr. Thomas Canto, a board-certified general surgeon, has joined the medical staff at Baystate Wing Hospital in Palmer…..

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Public Forum on Reducing Opioid-overdose Deaths Set for Nov. 30

SPRINGFIELD — Every day, more than 140 Americans die from opioid overdose. In Massachusetts alone, there were 1,990 confirmed opioid-related….

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Partners for a Healthier Community Nabs Complete Streets Study Grant

SPRINGFIELD — Partners for a Healthier Community (PHC), the public-health institute of Western Mass., has received one of only nine….

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Autism Collaborative Announces Speakers for November Meeting

PITTSFIELD — The Autism Collaborative of Berkshire County (ACBC) announced that state Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier and representatives from Massachusetts Families….

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Mercy Adds Advanced Radiotherapy System for Cancer Care

SPRINGFIELD — Mercy Medical Center’s Sister Caritas Cancer Center has expanded its stereotactic radiosurgery options to include a high-precision radiation….

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Community Collaboration Enhances OT Services for Square One

SPRINGFIELD — In support of the Square One mission to ensure that all children have the foundation they need to….

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Farmington Bank Branch Offices Collecting Food for the Gray House

FARMINGTON, Conn. — Farmington Bank is collecting non-perishable food items through Tuesday, Nov. 14 at its West Springfield and East….

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Pulmonologist Dr. O’Neil Green Joins Baystate Wing Medical Staff

PALMER — Baystate Wing Hospital announced the addition of Dr. O’Neil Green, pulmonologist and intensivist, to its medical staff. Green….

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DiGrigoli School of Cosmetology Delivers Pumpkins to Shriners, Baystate

SPRINGFIELD — One of the most cherished traditions at DiGrigoli School of Cosmetology in West Springfield is the annual Halloween….

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Blood Mobile Coming to Ware on Nov. 22

WARE — Celebrate the season of Thanksgiving by donating blood as part of your plan before the holiday weekend. The….

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Nomination Deadline Looming for Difference Makers Award

SPRINGFIELD — Nearly a decade ago, BusinessWest, HCN’s sister publication, created a new recognition program called Difference Makers. That carefully….

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Girls on the Run of Western Massachusetts to Host 5K on Nov. 19

NORTHAMPTON — Girls on the Run of Western Massachusetts will host a 5K celebration on Sunday, Nov. 19 at 10:30….

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Four Berkshire Healthcare Skilled-nursing Facilities Honored by U.S. News

PITTSFIELD — Four of Berkshire Healthcare’s skilled-nursing facilities in Massachusetts have been named among the best in the nation by….

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Berkshire Medical Center Again Earns ‘A’ Grade for Patient Safety

PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Medical Center (BMC) has once again been named among the safest hospitals in the nation by the….

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