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    1. Research by UMass scientist could lead to development of new antibiotics

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      Research by UMass scientist could lead to development of new antibiotics

      Peter Chien, a biochemist at the University of Massachusetts, is part of a team of researchers that conducted a study that could be key to the development of new antibiotics.  The team’s discovery unveiled a major bacterial process that is crucial for bacterial growth, virulence and infection, according to a UMass press release. The research was completed in partnership with a team of University of California, Berkeley biochemists led by Kathleen Ryan. “There is a present human health need for the development of alternative antibiotics,” Chien said. “The mechanisms of the current ones are becoming less effective. There is ...

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    2. Berkshire Healthcare Communities Earn 20 National Awards | BusinessWest

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      Of the select few long-term-care and senior-living providers in Massachusetts recognized this year by National Research Corp. for exceptional customer and employee satisfaction, more than half of the Massachusetts winners are Berkshire Healthcare communities.  “We are very honored to award these exemplary locations of Berkshire Healthcare for their excellent quality of care, resident experiences, and staff engagement, as recognized by their customers and employees,” said Mary Oakes, vice president of Post-Acute at National Research. “Every day, Berkshire Healthcare is making a difference in the lives of residents and caregivers across all facets of the long-term-care and senior-living spectrum to ensure ...

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    3. Associated Industries of Massachusetts soliciting input from businesses across

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      Associated Industries of Massachusetts soliciting input from businesses across

      hat is one of the queries on a 13-question survey Associated Industries of Massachusetts is taking around the Commonwealth, taking the temperature of employers as it develops an economic development platform called "Blueprint for the Next Century" John Regan, Associated Industries' executive vice president for government affairs, admits the name sounds a bit grandiose. It's a play on the state-wide business lobbying group's 100th anniversary in 2015. Associated Industries was founded in 2015 by manufacturers, including paper mills, mostly based in the western portion of the state who felt they needed a stronger unified voice when speaking to ...

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      Mentions:   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Holyoke

    4. Caring Health Center to Be Named Richard E. Neal Complex

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      Caring Health Center to Be Named Richard E. Neal Complex

      Caring Health Center / Community Health Center (CHC), located at 1049 Main St., will be named the Richard E. Neal Complex at a dedication ceremony to be held on Monday, Sept. 22 at noon.  CHC was just beginning construction on its Main Street location when the building was ravaged by the June 2011 tornado, causing $1.2 million in damages. U.S. Rep. Richard Neal has been instrumental in guiding fund-raising efforts, securing federal appropriations and grants to help CHC complete the project. “Congressman Neal has completely dedicated himself to this cause,” said Tania Barber, president and CEO of Caring Health ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Congressman Richard E. Neal

    5. Baystate Health's Diversity, Inclusion Conference looks for 'very broad audience' | masslive.com

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      Baystate Health's Diversity, Inclusion Conference looks for 'very broad audience' | masslive.com

      The 2014 Diversity & Inclusion Conference, presented by Baystate Health and scheduled Sept. 17, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the MassMutual Center, is expected to draw more than 350 participants, and more than two-thirds of those from employers other than Baystate.  'The conference has a very broad expected audience,' said Kimberly L. Williams, conference planner and senior diversity consultant at Baystate Health.

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    6. UMass nursing college receives $1 million federal grant to recruit veterans for nursing

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      UMass nursing college receives $1 million federal grant to recruit veterans for nursing

      The University of Massachusetts Amherst College of Nursing has received a $1 million grant to recruit more veterans for nursing. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration has awarded the grant over three years. "Heroes into Health Care: Veterans Entering the Nursing Workforce," is intended to increase the number and percentage of ethnic minority and disadvantaged veterans, according to a press release.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    7. Baystate Wing officially part of Baystate Health: 'Winner is the patient,' doctor says

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      Baystate Wing officially part of Baystate Health: 'Winner is the patient,' doctor says

      It is official. The signage now reads Baystate Wing Hospital. The 74-bed hospital, which for the last 15 years has been part of UMass Memorial Health Care, in Worcester, has become part of Baystate Health. In an hour-long ceremony on Sept. 5, attended by hospital representatives, as well as area legislative representatives, a crowd of several hundred heard those speakers praise Wing becoming partnered with Baystate, with the transfer of ownership from UMass Memorial.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Palmer   Baystate Health

    8. Charles E. Cavagnaro of Wing Memorial Hospital now president of Baystate Eastern Region including Wing Memorial and Baystate Mary Lane

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      Charles E. Cavagnaro of Wing Memorial Hospital now president of Baystate Eastern Region including Wing Memorial and Baystate Mary Lane

      Baystate Health has appointed Dr. Charles E. Cavagnaro III, now president of Wing Memorial Hospital in Palmer, as the president of Baystate's new Eastern Region which will include both Wing and Baystate Mary Lane in Ware, according to a news release.  Baystate's purchase of Wing from the Worcester-based UMass Memorial Medical Center was approved by the state earlier this month and the formal switchover is expected to occur, Monday, Sept. 1. Dr. Cavagnaro will also be in charge of Baystate's medical practices and other operations in the Palmer and Ware areas, according to the announcement.  With that ...

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Palmer   Baystate Health

    9. Baystate Health Selects Premier Inc. to Support Innovation Center

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      Baystate Health Selects Premier Inc. to Support Innovation Center

      Baystate Health has been a member of Premier and its predecessor companies for 30 years, leveraging both its performance and supply-chain services. Last fall, the health system deployed PremierConnect Enterprise to quickly and more efficiently access, integrate, and interpret its clinical, financial, and operational data. Seeing the positive results, the Innovation Center signed a separate, multi-year agreement to use PremierConnect Enterprise to integrate payer, provider, and other healthcare data from participating innovators within a structured collaborative environment. By leveraging PremierConnect Enterprise’s platform and unique healthcare-data model, innovators will easily access and manipulate data for testing and scaling new HIT ...

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      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Springfield

    10. Wing Memorial Hospital in Palmer to get new emergency room as part of Baystate Health purchase

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      Wing Memorial Hospital in Palmer to get new emergency room as part of Baystate Health purchase

      Massachusetts Public Heath Council approved Thursday the sale of Wing to Baystate. Also approved at the meeting is a $25 million project to add four new operating rooms on to Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield and a $7 million project to build a new pharmacy at Baystate Medical Center here in Springfield. The Public Health Council must approve hospital expansions in the state. The idea is to restrain the arms race for facilities and equipment that can lead to wasteful overutilization of health care dollars.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Palmer   Baystate Health

    11. Caring Health expands to Pine Point/ Indian Orchard

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      Caring Health expands to Pine Point/ Indian Orchard

      The Caring Health Center will open a satellite medical facility at 860 Boston Road on Monday August 11 as a way to better serve the Indian Orchard neighborhoods.; and Pine Point  The Caring Health Center is utilizing a $650,000 Health Resources and Services Administration federal grant to expand medical treatment for residents in the northeast section of the city, according to a news release. The Pine Point / Indian Orchard areas have long been sited as communities in need of health care services, Caring Health is responding to the need.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Congressman Richard E. Neal

    12. North Adams Regional Hospital sale to Berkshire Medical Center approved

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      North Adams Regional Hospital sale to Berkshire Medical Center approved

      A federal bankruptcy judge on Thursday approved Berkshire Medical Center's purchase of the former North Adams Regional Hospital, clearing the way for the possible restoration of health care services for northern Berkshire County. Berkshire Health Systems, parent of Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, will buy the former hospital and a ground lease for a nearby medical building for $4 million. The sale is now expected to close sometime in August. There were no other bidders for the real estate despite the bankruptcy trustee charged with getting as much cash as possible for creditors having marketed the property.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    13. Maura McCaffrey, new Health New England president and CEO, sees growing business | masslive

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      Maura McCaffrey, new Health New England president and CEO, sees growing business | masslive

      Health New England, the Springfield-based health insurer, is moving forward .  The company, which has $550 million in revenue, has plans to expand into Worcester County, a planned expansion in Connecticut and innovative programs like 'Hospital at Home,' which could let some patients be monitored from home instead staying in the hospital.

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      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Springfield   Health New England

    14. Noble Hospital in Westfield opens primary health care office

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      Noble Hospital in Westfield opens primary health care office

      Public access to primary health care got a little easier Thursday when Noble Hospital opened its new Noble Primary Care Office at 57 Union St. The opening represents Noble's response to what Noble President Ronald P. Bryant calls a "shortage of primary care services for residents of Westfield and the Hilltowns. "There is a shortage of primary health care in Westfield and its surrounding communities, and we consider this office a vital component of Noble Hospital," Bryant said.

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      Mentions:   Westfield

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

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      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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      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Springfield

    16. Editorial: Baystate Innovation Center provides key intersection for entrepreneurs, hospital | masslive

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      Editorial: Baystate Innovation Center provides key intersection for entrepreneurs, hospital | masslive

      Still under construction but already operating, the Baystate Innovation Center provides a critical intersection for entrepreneurs who hope to bring their ideas to market in the health care sector.  The center, located at 1350 Main St., Springfield, is a stopping point for small businesses that already have done their initial fund-raising and are at the critical testing and tweaking stage just before launch.

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      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Springfield

    17. Baystate Medical rated among top 15 hospitals for heart bypass, aortic valve surgery

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      Baystate Medical rated among top 15 hospitals for heart bypass, aortic valve surgery

      Baystate Medical Center is one of only two Massachusetts hospitals, along with UMass Memorial Medical Center, in Worcester, to earn a top score, along with 15 others in the country, in both heart bypass, as well as traditional aortic valve replacement surgery, in a first-time rating of some 400 participating hospitals on these surgeries by Consumer Reports. "We are very happy to see that," said Dr. John A. Rousou, a native of Greece who is chief of the division of cardiac surgery at Baystate.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Baystate Health   Springfield

    18. Baystate Health Appoints Leaders of Regional Community Hospitals | BusinessWest

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      Baystate Health Appoints Leaders of Regional Community Hospitals | BusinessWest

      Baystate Health announced three leadership appointments for its regional community hospitals. Effective July 1, Steven Bradley will succeed Chuck Gijanto as president of Baystate Franklin Medical Center and the Baystate Northern Region. And effective immediately, Dennis Chalke has been named senior vice president of Community Hospitals for Baystate Health, an expansion of his current role as chief financial officer and treasurer, in which he will continue. Dr. M. Shafeeq Ahmed will continue in his role as chief operating officer and chief medical officer for Baystate Mary Lane Hospital, and will also serve as acting president of Baystate Mary Lane Hospital ...

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      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Springfield

    19. Baystate board of trustees move toward Phase 3 of Baystate Medical Center expansion

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      Baystate board of trustees move toward Phase 3 of Baystate Medical Center expansion

      In addition to the naming this week of 3300 Main St., an outpatient facility, as The Tolosky Center, in honor of Mark R. Tolosky, who steps down at month's end as president and chief executive officer of Baystate Health, after a 22-year career with the system, Baystate's board of trustees has announced, in Baystate Health employees' Connections publication, "intentions to begin the third phase of the Baystate Medical Center expansion."

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      Mentions:   MassMutual   Baystate Health   Springfield

    20. Baystate Health names building for outgoing chief Mark Tolosky

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      Baystate Health names building for outgoing chief Mark Tolosky

      Mark R. Tolosky is stepping down as president and chief executive officer of Baystate Health at month's end, and, on June 18, his 22-year career, that focused on Baystate Medical Center's expansion and modernization, was honored, in brick and mortar, with the naming of the center's 3300 Main St. outpatient facility, The Tolosky Center.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Palmer   Baystate Health

    21. Team Player | BusinessWest

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      Team Player | BusinessWest

      In her first two months on the job, Marqusee has been busy spending time in many different areas of the hospital and, in fact, the entire CDH network. “I’m trying to make people understand that it’s not just a hospital; Cooley Dickinson is also the VNA, off-site physician practices, radiology, and rehab,” just to name a few, she said.
      “I’m also trying to meet people from different shifts — nights, weekends, evenings. It’s a whole new world at night, so I’m trying to understand their challenges, too. I’m just trying to create some visibility; I ...

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      Mentions:   Northampton   Cooley Dickinson Hospital

    22. Baystate Recognized Nationally for Pediatric Endocrinology, Diabetes

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      For the second consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Baystate Children’s Hospital among the top programs in the nation in pediatric endocrinology and diabetes. The “Best Children’s Hospitals” rankings highlight U.S. News’s top 50 U.S. pediatric facilities in cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and GI surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology, and urology. Just 89 hospitals across the nation ranked in at least one specialty, based on a combination of clinical data and reputation with pediatric specialists. “We’re proud to again be recognized among the ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    23. Baystate Children's Hospital among top 50 in specialty rankings of U.S. News & World Report

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      Baystate Children's Hospital among top 50 in specialty rankings of U.S. News & World Report

      For the second consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Baystate Children’s Hospital among the top 50 programs in the nation in pediatric endocrinology and diabetes. The Best Children’s Hospitals rankings highlight U.S. News’s top 50 U.S. pediatric facilities in cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and GI surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology. Just 89 hospitals across the nation ranked in at least one specialty, based on a combination of clinical data and reputation with pediatric specialists, according to a release.

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      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Springfield

    24. 'Walk with a Doc' at Holyoke Mall

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      'Walk with a Doc' at Holyoke Mall

      Rebecca MacGregor, Holyoke Medical's marketing and development supervisor, said she read about the program, which is international, online. “I learned there was a hospital in Eastern Massachusetts that was offering this program,” she said. “I learned more about it, and I said, ‘This is a great program, and something we should be offering here in Western Massachusetts.’”

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      Mentions:   Holyoke Medical Center   Chicopee   Holyoke

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