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    1. Baystate Medical Center ranked again by U.S. News & World Report

      Baystate Medical Center ranked again by U.S. News & World Report

      Baystate Medical Center has again been ranked among the nation’s top hospitals, according to a survey conducted by U.S. News & World Report. The Springfield-based hospital was nationally ranked in the 2014-2015 listing for its care in the areas of diabetes and endocrinology; ear, nose and throat; and gynecology. Baystate is also considered "high-performing" by U.S. News in nine other areas of medical specialty: cancer; cardiology and heart surgery; gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery; geriatrics; nephrology; neurology and neurosurgery; orthopedics; pulmonology, and urology.

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    2. Baystate Medical Center makes list of 100 Top Hospitals

      Baystate Medical Center makes list of 100 Top Hospitals

      Baystate Medical Center has been recognized as one of the country’s 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics, in its annual search to identify hospitals that provide the highest level of value to their communities. “Creating healthy communities is core to our mission at Baystate Medical Center and we are delighted to be among the nation’s top hospitals in terms of the value we bring to our patients and the community while providing high quality, cost-effective, innovative care,” said Dr. Evan Benjamin, senior vice president and chief quality officer at Baystate Health.

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    3. Baystate's Mini-Medical School heads to Northampton

      Baystate's Mini-Medical School heads to Northampton

      Baystate Medical Center will bring its Mini-Medical School to Northampton, for the first time, when it holds its spring session, beginning Feb. 12 at the Northampton Senior Center. The program – an eight-week health education series featuring a different aspect of medicine each week – will give area residents a reason to come out of hibernation from the cold winter and join others interested in the field of medicine. Classes this spring will include sessions on various medical topics, such as sleep disorders, breast cancer, anesthesiology, psychiatry, infertility and several other subjects.

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    4. Great Gardens: MassMutual employees tend garden at Springfield headquarters, deliver produce to food pantries

      Great Gardens: MassMutual employees tend garden at Springfield headquarters, deliver produce to food pantries

      MassMutual’s partnership with the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts also includes an annual summer food drive to help boost inventories for the food bank and its affiliated pantries. This year MassMutual employees donated more than 4,000 pounds of non-perishable food items ranging from canned goods to baby formula, and plans are already underway for next year’s food drive and garden. “The dedication of our employees in making the garden and food drive a success is truly inspiring, and we are so very proud of their generosity and commitment to our communities,” noted Fyntrilakis. “We look forward to ...

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    5. Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts to honor John Gallup

      Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts to honor John Gallup

      John Gallup, one of the founders of the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts, which distributed more than $10 million in awards, including scholarships, during its last fiscal year, will be honored with its Volunteer Engagement Award, during the foundation's 22nd annual meeting on Oct. 16 at the Log Cabin in Holyoke.  Close to 400 people are expected to attend to hear a report on the past year, meet new trustees and volunteers, and honor Gallup. The foundation is one of the largest funders in the Pioneer Valley.

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    6. Springfield Technical Community College and Holyoke Community College sign articulation agreement

      Springfield Technical Community College and Holyoke Community College sign articulation agreement

      Springfield Technical Community College and Holyoke Community College signed an articulation agreement recently which will benefit students transferring from Holyoke’s medical billing certificate program to Springfield’s medical coding and billing specialist associate degree program.
      Under this agreement, credits completed in Holyoke’s medical billing certificate program will transfer to the Springfield program, allowing students who may have initially decided to complete the certificate program to transfer seamlessly to a degree program.

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    7. Newly graduated doctors continue their journey as residents at Baystate Medical, some of them focused on pediatrics

      Newly graduated doctors continue their journey as residents at Baystate Medical, some of them focused on pediatrics

      According to Dr. Laura M. Koenigs, program director, pediatrics residency program, she doesn’t expect a doctor fresh out of medical school to be ready to assume total responsibility for a patient.  “These new residents are closely supervised by our staff of fully-licensed attending physicians, and senior residents from our medical staff. Gradually, as they gain additional practice over their three years here, and prepare to go out on their own, they begin to assume more autonomy in their care of patients,” Koenigs said.

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    8. Young electrician gains experience working with mentor at the Springfield Housing Authority

      Young electrician gains experience working with mentor at the Springfield Housing Authority

      Ronald Dulude is learning to be an electrician at the Springfield Housing Authority, one job at a time. Dulude, a senior at Roger L. Putnam Vocational Technical Academy, is fixing wiring and fusing, switching out bulbs and repairing outlets and circuit breakers, among other things, under the tutelage of authority electrician Joseph Ricker.

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    9. Eric Carle Museum announces 10th anniversary celebration

      “Our founders, Eric and Barbara Carle, dreamed of creating a museum that would celebrate picture books and inspire a love of art and reading,” says Alexandra Kennedy, executive director. “We’re very proud of the many ways the Museum has fulfilled that mission. In just ten years The Carle has become a vital center for artists, writers, teachers, librarians, scholars, and families — a place where important conversations about the future of art, books, and education happen every day.”

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