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A Decade of Excellence

On Oct. 7, Healthcare News celebrated its 10th anniversary. Representatives of health care-related businesses and institutions joined Healthcare News staff members at the Log Cabin Banquet & Meeting House to mark the occasion, network, and hear about the magazine’s plans for the future.

John Gormally, publisher of BusinessWest and the Healthcare News, chats with Dawn Leaks, assistant director of Chapter Support for the Pioneer Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross.

Kevin O’Hare, right, public relations director for Holyoke Medical Center, with Nancy Coley, community education and public relations coordinator for the medical center.

Ben Craft, left, manager of Public Affairs for Baystate Medical Center, and Keith O’Connor, media relations manager for Baystate, were among the many public-relations and marketing professionals in attendance.

Kate Campiti, associate publisher and sales director of BusinessWest and the Healthcare News, chats with David Crowe, director of Marketing for Catuogno Court Reporting and Sten-Tel Transcription.

Travis Ward, operations manager for Development Associates, chats with Paige Thayer, director of Chapter Support for the Pioneer Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross.

Tina Stevens, right, owner of Stevens 470 advertising and public-relations firm, chats with Sandy Sorel, director of Marketing and Business Development for Hogan Communications.

From left, Susan Alston, director of Development, Marketing and Communications for the Center for Human Development; Shalini Bahl, owner of IAM Business Consulting; and Christopher Yurko, communications coordinator for the Center for Human Development.

Celebrating 35 Years

Legendary folk singer, Judy Collins was the keynote speaker at AdCare Hospital’s 35th anniversary gala held recently at Worcester’s Mechanics Hall. Famous for such hits as “Send in the Clowns,” Ms. Collins shared her gift of narration and song, openly discussing her alcohol dependence and recovery with the more than 350 guests in attendance.

Pet project

It seems there’s always something special going on at Mount Saint Vincent Care Center. Residents recently enjoyed a visit from “Zoo on the Go”, a program of the Forest Park Zoo in Springfield. During the visit, residents had the chance to observe, touch, and learn about a variety of animals. The troop of animals included a hedgehog, goat, rabbit, python, iguana, tortoise, and an umbrella cockatoo. Here Mount Saint Vincent resident Ruth Best reaches out to pet “”Easter,” a Flemish giant rabbit, held by Teralyn LaChance, assistant education director of the Forest Park Zoo.

By the Book

Children and adolescents at Providence Behavioral Health Hospital’s in-patient unit and the Acute Residential Treatment (ART) program will enjoy 150 new and gently used books, thanks to a donation from Link to Libraries. Representatives of the non-profit organization dropped off several boxes of books that were selected to appeal to readers from a variety of cultures and reading levels. Pictured are, from left, Jeré Dittrich, APRN, director of Nursing; Brenda McCormick, vice president of Fund Development, Sisters of Providence Health System; Erica Kolakoski, RN, clinical nurse supervisor; Charles Constant, MSOD, ART program manager; Lisa Meidlinger, ART educator; Laura Robitaille, of Link to Libraries and Julie Jaberi, of Link to Libraries.

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