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    1. North Adams Regional Hospital emergency room wins state approval: still awaiting federal OK

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      North Adams Regional Hospital emergency room wins state approval: still awaiting federal OK

      The state has approved Berkshire Medical Center's plan to open a satellite emergency room at North Adams Regional Hospital but federal approvals are still in the works.
      But the North Adams community, especially the Massachusetts Nurses Association which represents nurses at both Berkshire Medical Center and the former North Adams Regional Hospital, is still pushing for the restoration of more services than just the emergency room.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield   Greenfield

    2. Cooley Dickinson grants three agencies close to $90,000 for health, planning

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      Cooley Dickinson grants three agencies close to $90,000 for health, planning

      The Pioneer Valley Planning Commission will collaborate with the United Way of Hampshire County to conduct an inventory of transportation programs and services of target populations in Hampshire and Franklin counties. These include low income housing and environmental justice neighborhoods. An environmental justice neighborhood concept is based on the principle that all people have a right to be protected from environmental pollution and to live in and enjoy a clean and healthful environment.

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      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Northampton   Cooley Dickinson Hospital

    3. Berkshire Medical Center to operate North Adams Regional Hospital ER

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      Berkshire Medical Center to operate North Adams Regional Hospital ER

      Berkshire Medical Center must first apply to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to operate a “satellite emergency facility” under the Berkshire Medical Center license. The application process is under way and is being expedited by DPH, but the timeline for that licensure is not yet clear. BMC will remain engaged with the state DPH to keep the process on track, the release stated.

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    4. Gov. Deval Patrick: North Adams Regional Hospital too vital to close

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      Gov. Deval Patrick: North Adams Regional Hospital too vital to close

      Gov. Deval Patrick told reporters at the Statehouse in Boston Wednesday he doesn't think the North Adams Regional Hospital story is over.  Patrick said state and local officials worked with management at the hospital on a deal to save North Adams Regional Hospital, its parent Northern Berkshire Health Care and more than 500 jobs, including 300 of them at the hospital itself. He said he thought a deal was imminent right up until hospital managers announced Tuesday that the hospital would begin closing immediately and be totally shut down by Friday morning.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick

    5. North Adams Regional Hospital to close Friday, according to nurses association

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      North Adams Regional Hospital to close Friday, according to nurses association

      North Adams Regional Hospital has stopped admitting patients and plans to close entirely on Friday, according to officers of the Massachusetts Nurses Association.
      The Massachusetts Nurses Association represents about 100 nurses at North Adams Regional Hospital, said spokesman David Schildmeier. The hospital employs a total of about 500 and in recent years was running an annual deficit of about $2 million.

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      Mentions:   Northampton   Greenfield   Cooley Dickinson Hospital

    6. Mercy Medical Center nears completion on a $20-million office building

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      Mercy Medical Center nears completion on a $20-million office building

      Sisters of Providence Health System expects to have Mercy Medical Center's new $20 million medical office building completed sometime in the next few months, said Mark M. Fulco, senior vice president for strategy and marketing at the Sisters of Providence Health Systems.  The 75,000-square-foot building also helps to improve its location at the corner of Carew and Chestnut Streets.  'Instead of a parking lot you will heave a very attractive office building,' Fulco said

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Sisters of Providence Health System   Mercy Medical Center

    7. Health New England's Peter Straley stepping down at pivotal point

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      Health New England's Peter Straley stepping down at pivotal point

      Peter Straley, CEO of Springfield health insurer Health New England has often referenced his mother's health care plan: eat fruits and vegetables, play outside every day and do common-sense things like wearing a seat belt and brushing your teeth.  But now, heading into his retirement from Health New England April 4, he references camping advice from his father: you have to leave the campsite better than you found it.  'Gather more firewood than you need in case it's raining when the next people come and they need a fire right away,' Straley, who is turning 60, said this ...

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      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Springfield   Health New England

    8. Baystate Medical Center makes list of 100 Top Hospitals

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      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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      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Springfield

    9. Health care professionals collaborate at Springfield College | masslive.com

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      Health care professionals collaborate at Springfield College | masslive.com

      Headlining the program was Baystate Medical Center Chief Academic Officer Dr. Kevin Hinchey. Hinchey’s lecture challenged the health care professionals in attendance to pursue avenues of integrating IPE into the curriculum to close the gap between health education and practice settings. This would produce a new generation of trained and skilled interprofessional team clinicians.

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    10. Cooley Dickinson VNA and Hospice gets grant for program in Hampshire and Franklin counties

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      Cooley Dickinson VNA and Hospice gets grant for program in Hampshire and Franklin counties

      Cooley Dickinson VNA and Hospice has been awarded a $65,382 grant from Tufts Health Plan Foundation for its Strength in Numbers falls prevention program.

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      Mentions:   Northampton   Cooley Dickinson Hospital

    11. EDC Hosts AIM Executive Forum

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      EDC Hosts AIM Executive Forum

      There are reasons to see the glass as half full and equally compelling reasons to see the glass as half empty. Charlie D’Amour, COO of Big Y, among others, noted that the recovery has been uneven across regions in Massachusetts, with western Mass being behind Boston. Rick acknowledged that, but noted that our region falls in the middle of Mass regions, not as good as Boston or Worcester, but ahead of the South Coast, North Central and the Cape.

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      Mentions:   Massachusetts Office of Business Development   Big Y Foods   Associated Industries of Massachusetts

    12. Baystate opens colorful, child friendly Children's Specialty Center on Wason Avenue in Springfield

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      Baystate opens colorful, child friendly Children's Specialty Center on Wason Avenue in Springfield

      Baystate Health's new $20 million Children’s Specialty Center is designed not just for kid's health, but for their happiness.  'I work in a place where the colors and the lights make me smile,' said Dr. Laura Koenigs, chairwoman of the Department of Pediatrics at Baystate Health and one of 40 physicians working in the new center . 'When a child walks in here, you see their entire face light up in a smile. And the parents, too.'  The building at at 50 Wason Ave. in Springfield's North End has more than 100 staff members and totals74,000 ...

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      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Springfield

    13. Noble Express Care in Westfield fills healthcare void

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      Noble Express Care in Westfield fills healthcare void

      Express Care, located at 57 Union St., provides care for non-life-threatening issues such as cold and flu, bumps and bruises, accidents and falls, severe sore throat or cough, headaches, ear infections, bleeding from cuts, minor trauma, rashes and other conditions. The idea for the facility was first conceived three years ago with one goal of addressing rising healthcare costs, said Noble Hospital Chief Executive Officer Ronald Bryant. The cost of a visit to Express Care is lower than a trip to the emergency room and the service is quicker.

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      Mentions:   Westfield

    14. Dr. David Peck, general contractor Craig Sweitzer renovate former Duryea building in downtown Springfield

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      Dr. David Peck, general contractor Craig Sweitzer renovate former Duryea building in downtown Springfield

      NAI Plotkin real estate brokers and property managers sold the building to Peck, President Evan Plotkin said. Plotkin said he'll keep his offices on the first floor, renting from Peck. Contractor Craig Sweitzer and his family have made a specialty out of dental offices, having built more than 70 such facilities in the Pioneer Valley over the past two decades.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican

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

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      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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      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Northampton

    16. Joanne Marqusee named president/CEO of Cooley Dickinson Health Care

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      Joanne Marqusee named president/CEO of Cooley Dickinson Health Care

      Joanne Marqusee has been named the next president/CEO of Cooley Dickinson Health Care.  Her appointment was approved Tuesday by the Board of Trustees, which approved the recommendation of the search committee.  Marqusee will join Cooley Dickinson on March 31 from Hallmark Health System, located just north of Boston, where she has served since 2009 as executive vice president and chief operating officer.  Matthew M. Pitoniak, who is chief executive officer, chairman of the Board of Trustees and search committee chairmanr, said the selection of Marqusee fulfills the search committee’s goals.

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      Mentions:   Northampton

    17. Care Traffic Control | BusinessWest

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      Care Traffic Control | BusinessWest

      The screens tell the story. Hundreds of stories, actually.  They line the walls of a room at Mercy Medical Center, appropriately called the ‘hub.’ One screen details the occupant of each inpatient bed and their anticipated time of discharge. Another details patient movement in the emergency room, while other screens keep tabs on various hospital departments. And at any time, specially trained nurses known as clinical care coordinators, or C3s, can call up a patient’s status to make sure they’re getting the care they need in a timely fashion.  “We were looking to some system to pull the ...

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    18. Westfield's Noble Hospital, Chamber of Commerce, to host healthcare symposium

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      Westfield's Noble Hospital, Chamber of Commerce, to host healthcare symposium

      Noble Hospital, in cooperation with the Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce, will host a symposium entitled “Transforming the Healthcare System in Western Massachusetts,” on Jan. 15 from 5:30 until 8 p.m. at Westfield State University on the Dever Stage of Parenzo Hall at 577 Western Ave. Meg Morrill, community development coordinator for Noble Hospital, said registration was brisk for the event designed to shed light on the ramifications of the new healthcare laws not only for individuals, but for small business.

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      Mentions:   Westfield State University   Westfield   Health New England

    19. New report: 21 to 39 percent of Massachusetts health care spending is wasteful

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      Dr. Mark Keroack, president and CEO of Baystate Medical Center, said the figures seem to be in line with previous studies. Keroack said he believes some of the problems are being addressed through new initiatives under the Affordable Care Act that aim to change payment models from paying for individual services to paying for outcomes. That can reduce the number of unnecessary, and potentially costly and harmful, procedures.

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      Mentions:   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Baystate Health

    20. Beginning today, doctors can grab far-flung medical records in emergencies

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      Beginning today, doctors can grab far-flung medical records in emergencies

      The simulation shows that the HIE is now capable of responding to queries and able to “pull” information from a variety of institutions. In October of 2012, Patrick participated in the Phase 1 launch of the HIE by sending his electronic medical record from Massachusetts General Hospital to Baystate Health in Springfield. This demonstrated the “push” functionality of the HIE, which does not help doctors collect information in an emergency.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Baystate Health   Holyoke Medical Center

    21. State doles out $10M in 'Robin Hood' hospital funds

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      State doles out $10M in 'Robin Hood' hospital funds

      “Community hospitals are an essential part of our health care delivery system and today commissioners voted to support critical investments that will strengthen CHART hospitals’ foundation and enable them to promote transformation,” Dr. Wendy Everett, HPC vice chair, said in a statement. “These awards are an important step toward achieving high-value, better outcomes, and more affordable health care in Massachusetts.”

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      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Holyoke Medical Center   Holyoke

    22. Beginning today, doctors can grab far-flung medical records in emergencies

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      At Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center today, Governor Deval Patrick will participate in a simulation that will demonstrate a health information exchange that has real power to improve care and lower costs. The launch of this second phase means that the HIE is finally fully operational. The state was the first out of the gate with funding for the HIE, now called the HIway, back in 2009, after the approval of the federal HITECH act. The state won a total of $14 million from the Office of the National Coordinator, the health IT agency, and another $20 million from Medicaid ...

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Baystate Health   Holyoke Medical Center

    23. Hosting Italian Medical Device Company

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      Hosting Italian Medical Device Company

      The EDC is always appreciative of the support that we receive from the western Mass business and hospitality community when we entertain guests from outside the region and sometimes from outside the country. We expect more visits from the 20+ companies we met at Medica

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      Mentions:   Western New England University   Baystate Health   Springfield

    24. Cooley Dickinson's radiation oncology program receives accreditiation

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      Cooley Dickinson's radiation oncology program receives accreditiation

      Cooley Dickinson Hospital’s Radiation Oncology program has earned accreditation by the American College of Radiology. According to spokeswoman Christina Trinchero, the hospital had to submit medical records to the organization for quality assurance review as part of the process. Accreditation shows that Cooley Dickinson is exceeding quality assurance protocols in the radiation oncology fields, Trinchero said. It represents the highest level of quality and patient safety.

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      Mentions:   Northampton   Cooley Dickinson Hospital

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