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    1. 'Putting America to Work' job expo today at Basketball Hall of Fame

      'Putting America to Work' job expo today at Basketball Hall of Fame

      FutureWorks Career Center is among the sponsors of "Putting America To Work," a job expo today, June 4, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, 1000 Hall of Fame Ave. (West Columbus Avenue). The event includes employers looking to hire in the service, health care and manufacturing fields as well as in education and advertising. Alpha Oil Company, Baystate Health and Hillside Plastics are among the companies slated to be represented as well as Cambridge College and 94.7WMAS/Sportsradio 1450.

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    2. Elms College adds online certificate program in legal nurse consulting

      Elms College adds online certificate program in legal nurse consulting

      Elms College has introduced an online program for candidates to earn a paralegal studies certificate in legal nurse consulting. The 18-credit program may be done in less than one year by completing three, 8-week sessions online. Courses include health law, principles of litigation and tort and personal injury. Candidates must hold an associate's degree or a bachelor's degree as well as a current license to practice as a registered nurse. They must have completed 2,000 hours of clinical practice as a registered nurse. "The best candidates for the legal nurse consulting track are licensed nurses who are ...

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    3. Elms College adds computer science major

      Elms College adds computer science major

      Elms College has revamped its computer information technology and security major and added a major in computer science for the fall 2018 semester. "Computer science graduates are in high demand, and computer security is one of the fastest-growing job markets within IT," said Beryl Hoffman, associate professor of computer information technology at Elms, in a statement. The computer science major will focus on the design and development of software. Required courses will include programming, data structures and algorithms, cyber ethics, and web design.

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    4. FutureWorks to host Six Flags recruiting event

      FutureWorks to host Six Flags recruiting event

      FutureWorks Career Center will hold a recruiting event for Six Flags New England on March 19, from 1 to 3 p.m. Interested individuals need to apply online in advance of the special event. Job positions featured at the amusement park company include ride operators, game team members, and food services staff. The Agawam location has said it plans to hire 3,000 employees for its season this year which begins April 7. It held on-site job fairs last month for applicants 16 years and older for positions paying minimum wage or higher.

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    5. River Valley Counseling opens office in Easthampton

      River Valley Counseling opens office in Easthampton

      River Valley Counseling Center has expanded its presence here, opening an office at Liberty Commons on  2 Mechanic St. "River Valley Counseling Center is pleased to expand its services and provide comprehensive mental health services in Easthampton," said Rosemarie M. Ansel, the center's executive director, in a statement. "As new members of the Easthampton Chamber of Commerce, we look forward to becoming a contributing member of a thriving and vibrant community." For the last five months, the center, part of Holyoke-based Valley Health Systems, has been offering school-based services in Easthampton Public Schools.

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    6. Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts receives $25K grant

      Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts receives $25K grant

      Women in Western Massachusetts interested in seeking positions of leadership recently received some real encouragement - some $25,000 worth of it. This is the amount the Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts, which runs leadership programs for both women and girls, received in a grant from the Irving and Sulamith Blackberg Charitable Foundation. "This funding will directly support our ability to serve more program participants, helping us to grow and serve local women in need of professional development," said Donna Haghighat, WFWM chief executive officer, in a statement.

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    7. Mercy Medical Center names Harvard graduate to top post

      Mercy Medical Center names Harvard graduate to top post

      Dr. Mark Dumais has been named chief medical officer for Mercy Medical Center. A Harvard Medical School graduate who also holds a master's degree in business administration, Dumais will provide clinical and administrative leadership at the 182-bed acute care hospital as well as its affiliated facilities, including the 126-bed Providence Behavioral Health Hospital in Holyoke.

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    8. Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts names new CEO

      Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts names new CEO

      Donna Haghighat, whose background is in fund-raising and advocacy work in the Connecticut area, has been named the new chief executive officer of the Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts. A graduate of Hartford's Trinity College and the University of Connecticut School of Law, Haghighat has previously served as chief engagement and advocacy officer for YWCA Hartford Region, executive director of the Aurora Foundation for Women and Girls in Greater Hartford, and chief development officer at Hartford Public Library.

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    9. Trinity Health Of New England shifts Mark Fulco back to Springfield to serve as president of Mercy Medical Center and local affiliates

      Trinity Health Of New England shifts Mark Fulco back to Springfield to serve as president of Mercy Medical Center and local affiliates

      Mercy Medical Center, part of Trinity Health Of New England, has named Mark Fulco president. Fulco, who has previously served the hospital in a number of capacities, will oversee Mercy and its affiliates starting on Oct. 9. "Mark is a highly respected, highly engaged health care leader with extensive experience in various areas of hospital operations. We are certain he will not only help sustain our rich legacy of providing high quality care with a compassionate touch, he will also help us reach new levels of service to our community," said John E. Sjoberg, the hospital's board chair, in ...

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    10. FutureWorks schedules Mini Healthcare Job Fair

      FutureWorks schedules Mini Healthcare Job Fair

      Looking for employment in the healthcare industry? FutureWorks Career Center is holding a Mini Healthcare Job Fair Aug. 30, from 2 to 4 p.m., with a number of area employers and recruiters expected to attend, including Baystate Health, Cooley Dickinson Hospital and J. Morrissey - Health Care Services Group, as well as Allied Health. Job openings are said to include those for registered nurses, home health aides, and certified nursing assistants, as well as physical therapist assistant, medical assistant and food service aide.

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    11. Baystate Health honored for healthcare innovation

      Baystate Health honored for healthcare innovation

      North Carolina-based health care improvement company Premier Inc. has awarded Baystate Health its 2017 Premier Alliance Excellence Award for being a national innovator in industry practices and in the delivery of cost effective care. Premier, which was created by hospitals who share information and purchasing power to improve patient care and lower costs, selected Baystate from among the partnership alliance of approximately 3,750 hospitals and more than 130,000 other provider organizations. "An industry-leader, Baystate is never satisfied and always looking for ways they can improve," said Susan DeVore, president and chief executive officer of Premier whose insurance subsidiary ...

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    12. Depression treatment center opens in North End

      Depression treatment center opens in North End

      The Tuesday ribbon cutting at Achieve TMS East's treatment center for depression in the city's North End came with an applauded announcement. Dr. Thomas J. Bombardier, who is helping the California-based Achieve Treatment Centers open such partnership clinics nationwide, announced the clinic would be dedicated to Sister of Providence Mary Caritas Geary. Bombardier, an ophthalmologist turned businessman, also said he would donate half of his profits from the Springfield location to Providence Ministries Service Network.

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    13. State Senate clean energy tour to make Springfield stop tonight

      State Senate clean energy tour to make Springfield stop tonight

      The Western New England University School of Law Institute for Legislative and Governmental Affairs is hosting the Massachusetts Clean Energy Future Tour, tonight, 6 to 8 p.m., in the J. Pellegrini Moot Court Room of Blake Law Center. The event seeking public input is the sixth of nine statewide tour stops, and is being presented here by Senator James T. Welch, D-Springfield. It is an initiative of the Senate Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change. Senate President Pro Tempore Marc R. Pacheco, D-Taunton, will chair Monday's event.

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    14. Women's Fund seeks applicants for $150K in partnership money

      Women's Fund seeks applicants for $150K in partnership money

      The Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts is inviting nonprofits that serve young women to apply, by midnight June 2, for $150,000 in funds over three years as a partner in a pilot program here designed to help this population succeed economically. Ellen T. Moorhouse, the fund's program officer, said the fund is seeking proposals from a "Springfield-based organization or collaborative of organizations serving young women to help guide implementation" of its Young Women's Initiative Springfield Partnership.

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    15. Holyoke Medical Center raises $2M; ER ribbon cutting set for June 19

      Holyoke Medical Center raises $2M; ER ribbon cutting set for June 19

      A ribbon cutting ceremony for Holyoke Medical Center's new Emergency Department has been set for June 19. The center also announced that its capital campaign has raised $2 million in pledges during its "quiet" phase of the last year, and is now mounting a public campaign, complete with a fund-raiser indicator thermometer on the hospital's Beech Street campus, to help meet the goal of $3 million. "To raise $2 million in what is often called the 'quiet' phase of our capital campaign efforts shows the true value that businesses and individuals see in supporting our local, community-based hospital ...

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    16. YouthBuild Springfield graduate achieves once distant goal - a job

      YouthBuild Springfield graduate achieves once distant goal - a job

      The YouthBuild Springfield program at the YWCA of Western Massachusetts, one of 11 in the state, is aimed at helping at-risk teens and young adults become better skilled at accomplishing goals and improving employment opportunities.Twenty-year-old Springfield resident Joseph LaBelle knew firsthand what it is to be out of options when he became part of the program a year ago. His youthful history included several arrests, educational failures and the "difficult" knowledge of his mother's overdose on heroin and cocaine. "I spent many years going in and out of schools until I finally quit and opened a moving company ...

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    17. National Conference for Community and Justice honorees include D'Amours, Russ Peotter

      National Conference for Community and Justice honorees include D'Amours, Russ Peotter

      Philanthropists Michele and Donald D'Amour, of Big Y Foods, are among the individuals being honored this year at the annual human relations award banquet of the New England-based National Conference for Community and Justice. Others being honored for their leadership and promotion of inclusive community values at the June 8 event at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame include Russell J. Peotter, senior advisor for WGBY; the Rev. Calvin J. McFadden Sr., senior pastor of Saint John's Congregational Church; Arlene Rodriguez, vice president of academic affairs at Springfield Technical Community College, and Attorney Ellen Weiss Freyman, of ...

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    18. Elms College adds 3rd track for doctor in nursing practice

      Elms College adds 3rd track for doctor in nursing practice

      The Elms College School of Nursing has added a third track in health systems innovation and leadership to its Doctor of Nursing Practice curriculum. The addition of the third track will allow candidates for the DNP to focus their study on advanced practice nursing or systems and organizational leadership. The University of Massachusetts-Amherst and the Elms are the two schools in Western Massachusetts to offer a DNP program. The UMass program through its College of Nursing is an online program. Existing tracks at the Elms include the DNP in family nurse practitioner and the DNP in adult-gerontology acute care nurse ...

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    19. Women's Fund CEO Elizabeth Barajas-Roman stepping down

      Women's Fund CEO Elizabeth Barajas-Roman stepping down

      Elizabeth Barajas-Roman, chief executive officer of the Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts for the past three years, is stepping down on Friday to head the Northampton-based Solidago Foundation, which does charitable grantmaking on a national basis. Barajas-Roman called it "incredibly difficult to leave a fantastic organization, with amazing staff," but said her new position will allow her to "advocate for gender equity in a different, but powerful way." She called Solidago "a thought leader in innovative collaborative funding for social impact." "They move the needle through strategic project leadership," she said of the organization whose principles include funding community ...

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    20. Holyoke Medical Center gets $3.2M toward equipment

      Holyoke Medical Center gets $3.2M toward equipment

      A multi-million dollar lease-to-purchase agreement facilitated by the state's economic development and finance authority is once again enabling Holyoke Medical Center to buy hospital equipment and other items on affordable terms. MassDevelopment issued a $3.2 million tax-exempt lease on behalf of the independent, non-profit community hospital, which it regards as located in a Gateway City, that is, one it sees as having the potential to anchor a regional economy. "With the assistance of this tax-exempt lease, Holyoke Medical Center is able to continue to offer the latest in medical technology and an expanded range of services to offer ...

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    21. Women's Fund event to feature former Lt. Gov. Evelyn Murphy

      Women's Fund event to feature former Lt. Gov. Evelyn Murphy

      Former Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Murphy, known in recent years for her efforts to end the gender wage gap for women in the workforce, will be the keynote speaker for the Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts' annual graduation celebration May 22 at the Log Cabin.Murphy, who is also being honored with the fund's "She Changes the World" award, is president of The WAGE Project Inc. The nonprofit is an outgrowth of her 2005 book with E.J. Graff, "Getting Even: Why Women Don't Get Paid Like Men and What To Do About It So We Will."

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