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    1. Bridging community and health: Holyoke Community College offers new public health program

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      Bridging community and health: Holyoke Community College offers new public health program

      A new program at Holyoke Community College seeks to better connect communities to medical services outside of a doctor's office.  HCC has created a Community Health Worker certificate this year, the first institution in the area to offer such a program.  Community health covers a spectrum of needs, from providing direct services - such as informal counseling and health screenings - to offering culturally appropriate health information to people in their homes, schools or other community spaces. Position titles in the field vary from harm reduction counselors working with drug addicts to public health nurses employed by municipalities.  

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      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Baystate Health   Springfield

    2. Baystate Medical Center preps to open Springfield school; looks to enroll 25 for fall 2017

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      Baystate Medical Center preps to open Springfield school; looks to enroll 25 for fall 2017

      Doctors of the future won't begin Baystate Health's new medical school until August of 2017. But Baystate's doctors of the present will soon — probably in the next few weeks, and definitely before September — start combing through 600 or more applications, said Dr. Andrew W. Artenstein, regional executive dean of the University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate and chief physician executive and chief academic officer for Baystate Health.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Palmer   Baystate Health

    3. Facing budget gap of $75 million, Baystate Health to eliminate about 300 positions | masslive.com

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      Facing budget gap of $75 million, Baystate Health to eliminate about 300 positions | masslive.com

      In the face of a budget shortfall of $75 million spurred by several factors, Baystate Health officials are poised to eliminate 300 positions system-wide, with the heaviest focus on Springfield-based operations, according to a memo to employees sent by Baystate President and CEO Mark Keroack.  In the memo, Keroack says the most significant factor is the 'continuing shortfalls in the reimbursements we receive for providing Medicaid services,' an issue about which Baystate officials have pleaded with elected officials to help address.

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      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Springfield

    4. Nursing Schools Almanac Names AIC among Top 50 Nursing Schools in New England

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      Nursing Schools Almanac Names AIC among Top 50 Nursing Schools in New England

      American International College has been named one of the top 50 nursing schools in New England. The research team at Nursing Schools Almanac collected data on more than 3,200 nursing schools and campuses throughout the United States with just 10% making the final list. The New England rankings included Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

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      Mentions:   American International College   Springfield

    5. Baystate ranked 3rd best hospital in Massachusetts by U.S. News & World Report

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      Baystate ranked 3rd best hospital in Massachusetts by U.S. News & World Report

      Baystate Medical Center is the third-best hospital in Massachusetts, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report 'Best Hospitals' rankings. It was the top-ranking hospital outside of Boston, and the only one in the state's western four counties to make the list. U.S. News released its 27th-annual Best Hospitals rankings Tuesday. A searchable database of the new rankings is available here.

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      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Springfield   Northampton

    6. Health New England Appoints Michael Marrone Chief Financial Officer

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      Health New England Appoints Michael Marrone Chief Financial Officer

      Health New England announced the recent appointment of Michael Marrone as chief financial officer. In this role, he will lead all aspects of financial strategy for the organization, aiming to provide cost-effective healthcare coverage while maintaining high-quality member care. Marrone is also responsible for accounting and financial reporting and also oversees provider operations. He joins Health New England’s executive leadership team and reports directly to President and CEO Maura McCaffrey. “Mike’s broad healthcare-industry experience and financial acumen make him a great asset to the company and a valuable addition to our executive team. We’re thrilled to welcome ...

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      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Springfield   Health New England

    7. UMass receives $870,000 grant to train nursing students to screen for drug and alcohol...

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      UMass receives $870,000 grant to train nursing students to screen for drug and alcohol...

      The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded the college an $870,000 grant to develop the training. Over 500 students are expected to participate over a three-year period. The project is one of only 12 to be funded nationally by the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration's Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, according to a press release.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts

    8. Cooley Dickinson Health Care earns Practice Greenhealth "Partner for Change" Award | masslive.com

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      Cooley Dickinson Health Care earns Practice Greenhealth "Partner for Change" Award | masslive.com

      For the fourth consecutive year, Cooley Dickinson Health Care was awarded the 'Greenhealth Partner for Change' award by Practice Greenhealth, the nation's leading health care community dedicated to transforming health care worldwide so that it reduces its environmental footprint, becomes a community anchor for sustainability and a leader in the global movement for environmental health and justice.  The award is one of the Practice Greenhealth's Environmental Excellence Awards that is given each year to honor outstanding environmental achievements in the health care sector, according to a news release.

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    9. Baystate Launches Revised Community Health Grant Program

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      Baystate Launches Revised Community Health Grant Program

      Baystate Medical Center and its Community Benefits Advisory Council (CBAC) announced a request for proposals (RFP) for the newly established Better Together Grants Program. Formerly known as the DoN Grant Program, Better Together unites healthcare and community-based nonprofit organizations across Baystate Health’s service areas to shape future healthcare and human services. The aim is to develop approaches that, by targeting the social determinants of health, will improve people’s overall well-being and make area communities healthier places to live.

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      Mentions:   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Baystate Health   Springfield

    10. Forty-seven Local Farmers Receive Awards Totaling $117,500

      Explore BusinessWest (May 23 2016)

      Recognizing that farming is essential to the region, the Harold Grinspoon Charitable Foundation and Big Y awarded 47 local farmers from the Berkshires to the Pioneer Valley $2,500 each to make physical infrastructure improvements to their farms. Along with the support of sponsors Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation and MGM Springfield, farmers have already put to use the awards for farm-improvement projects. This represents a 42% increase in awards from the 2015 inaugural year.

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      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   Springfield

    11. Mercy’s New President Takes a Progressive Perspective

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      Mercy’s New President Takes a Progressive Perspective

      Dr. Scott Wolf takes the reins at Mercy Medical Center and the Sisters of Providence Health System at an exciting time in the system’s history, but also a challenging era in healthcare overall — one in which its leaders must emphasize cost efficiency, yet focus on the patient experience and outcomes more than ever before. The key, he said, is to maintain a holistic, ‘360-degree view’ of a rapidly changing industry.

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      Mentions:   Sisters of Providence Health System   Mercy Medical Center

    12. Baystate Health gets OK to build $27 million power plant for cost savings, reduced gas emissions | masslive.com

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      Baystate Health gets OK to build $27 million power plant for cost savings, reduced gas emissions | masslive.com

      Baystate Health Systems received City Council approval this week to construct a new $27 million combined heat and power plant that will trigger millions of dollars in energy savings and a significant reduction in greenhouse gases.  The council voted unanimously to grant a special permit for the project on Monday night following a public hearing at City Hall.  The power plant will be located at 257 Marvin St., adjacent to the existing power plant, said Sean Gouvin, Baystate Health's director of facilities. Baystate owns the Marvin Street property and will relocate a historic house there to another site in ...

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      Mentions:   Baystate Health

    13. Baystate Health asks for $10 million in state money to avert layoffs | masslive.com

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      Baystate Health asks for $10 million in state money to avert layoffs | masslive.com

      Baystate Health officials are hoping to secure an additional $10 million through the annual state budget process. If they do not get the money, hospital officials say Baystate might have to lay off up to 200 employees.  'We're continuing to have financial challenges and experience financial strain,' said Jennifer Endicott, senior vice president of strategy and external relations for Baystate Health. 'If we're unable to secure some bridge funding, we're going to have to look at continued cost cuts across the board.'

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      Mentions:   Baystate Health

    14. Baystate Health using TechSpring to bring digital revolution to health care in Western Mass. | masslive.com

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      Baystate Health using TechSpring to bring digital revolution to health care in Western Mass. | masslive.com

      TechSpring is located on the fifth floor of the MassLive Building, 1350 Main St., and owned by Baystate Health, the same regional health care system that owns Baystate Medical Center and four community hospitals in Westfield, Ware, Greenfield and Palmer as well as Health New England, a health insurer.  TechSpring is working on innovations like the remote monitoring technology, e-visits for health care professionals and automated kiosks where a patient steps into a photo booth-sized pod and uses attached blood pressure cuffs and stethoscopes to check his own vitals while a professional looks on via computer.

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      Mentions:   Palmer   Baystate Health   Greenfield

    15. Remote Monitoring Equipment Helps Patients Connect the Dots

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      Remote Monitoring Equipment Helps Patients Connect the Dots

      Telemonitoring is typically used to treat people with congestive heart failure or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which can make it difficult to breathe, although an additional module can be added if the person is diabetic and doesn’t have another reliable method to measure their blood-sugar levels.  Experts say it is valuable because people who are newly released from the hospital can feel overwhelmed when they get home due to the trauma of their diagnosis, the amount of information presented to them, and the lifestyle changes they must make to keep their condition from exacerbating, which can lead to ...

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      Mentions:   Chicopee

    16. Trinity Health Awards Grant for Mercy Medical Center Project

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      Trinity Health Awards Grant for Mercy Medical Center Project

      Trinity Health, the parent organization of Mercy Medical Center, has selected Mercy’s new community health project as a recipient of a grant under its Transforming Communities Initiative (TCI), a program that will result in the investment of $80 million in grants, loans, community-match dollars, and services in six communities over the next five years. As one of the six initial grant recipients, Mercy Medical Center will receive up to $500,000 per year to support a collaborative program that will improve health and well-being in the local community.

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      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Springfield   Mercy Medical Center

    17. Millennials and Your Business

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      Millennials and Your Business

      Every 20 years or so, there is a generational shift in the workplace.  The most recent group — known as the Millennial generation — is currently integrating itself into the workplace. And by integrating, they are making a seismic statement. Recent studies show that Millennials now make up approximately 25% of the total workforce and that by the year 2020 they will comprise almost 50%. Given that this generation is generally defined as those born between 1980 and 2000, they are now at a point in their careers where they are taking on leadership roles.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke   Meyers Brothers Kalicka

    18. RiverBend Medical Group to become part of Mercy Medical Center, Sisters of Providence Health System | masslive.com

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      RiverBend Medical Group to become part of Mercy Medical Center, Sisters of Providence Health System | masslive.com

      RiverBend Medical Group – a health care practice with offices in Agawam, Chicopee, Springfield, Westfield and Wilbraham – will become a part of Mercy Medical Center and Sisters of Providence Health System under an agreement announced Tuesday.  'The transition should be transparent for patients,' said Dr. Scott Wolf, president of Mercy Medical Center. 'RiverBend practitioners will have the same offices, provide the same services and take the same insurances as before.'

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee   Westfield

    19. Health New England Announces New Branding, Launches New Website

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      Health New England Announces New Branding, Launches New Website

      Health New England recently launched an all-new corporate brand, marked by a blue and gray logo and tagline, “Where you matter.” To coincide with the new brand launch, the company also released its new public website, healthnewengland.org. Health New England continues to offer health plans across three lines of business: commercial, Medicare, and Medicaid (its Be Healthy MassHealth plan). Although the company will begin using one logo to represent all lines of business going forward, the new branding will have no impact on the current plans or benefits available to members.

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      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Springfield   Health New England

    20. MassDevelopment provides $10 million New Markets Tax Credit and $15 million tax-exempt bond for Holyoke Medical Center expansion | masslive.com

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      MassDevelopment provides $10 million New Markets Tax Credit and $15 million tax-exempt bond for Holyoke Medical Center expansion | masslive.com

      MassDevelopment has provided a $10 million New Markets Tax Credit allocation and $15 million tax-exempt bond as part of a financing package for Holyoke Medical Center.  The acute-care community hospital will use the financing to build a two-story addition that will house an emergency department on the first floor; and a weight and health-management clinic, sleep-care center, and specialty outpatient services on the second floor.  Holyoke Medical Center expects to serve about 2,500 patients in the weight and health clinic, and about 1,000 patients in the sleep center; and to boost outpatient visits by 12,500 thanks to ...

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      Mentions:   MassDevelopment   Holyoke Medical Center   Holyoke

    21. Baystate Noble to open primary care and express care facility in Feeding Hills | masslive.com

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      Baystate Noble to open primary care and express care facility in Feeding Hills | masslive.com

      The Noble Express Care – Feeding Hills facility will join the established Noble Express Care – Westfield location, which opened in 2013. Hours for Noble Express Care – Feeding Hills will be 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends.

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      Mentions:   Westfield

    22. Baystate Health shakeup pegs Michael Moran as interim president of Wing, Mary Lane hospitals | masslive.com

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      Baystate Health shakeup pegs Michael Moran as interim president of Wing, Mary Lane hospitals | masslive.com

      Baystate Health on Wednesday announced changes to its leadership structure in its eastern region that impact Baystate Wing Hospital in Palmer, and Baystate Mary Lane Hospital in Ware  Michael F. Moran will become the interim president and chief administrative officer for the Baystate Health Eastern Region, starting on Jan. 29.  The 14-year veteran of the organization currently is Baystate Health's Vice President for Clinical, Facilities and Guest Services.

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      Mentions:   Palmer   Baystate Health

    23. Ware officials to discuss concerns about uncertain future of Baystate Mary Lane hospital | masslive.com

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      Ware officials to discuss concerns about uncertain future of Baystate Mary Lane hospital | masslive.com

      Baystate Health plans to turn Baystate Mary Lane Hospital into a regional center for outpatient services. It is also proposing to integrate the facility into a single-license regional hospital network with Baystate Wing Hospital in Palmer, with that facility becoming the regional center for inpatient services.  'Reflecting the concerns of the regional hospital community, the Ware Selectmen have proposed a regional meeting to discuss impacts on the region's residents and to consider strategies to respond to the regulatory license amendment process,' Ware Town Manager Stuart Beckley wrote. Ware selectmen have said changes proposed at Mary Lane are a bad ...

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      Mentions:   Palmer   Baystate Health

    24. Nancy Shendell-Falik Assumes President’s Role at Baystate

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      Nancy Shendell-Falik Assumes President’s Role at Baystate

      In October, Shendell-Falik was promoted to a position — president of Baystate Medical Center — that has traditionally been held by the president of the Baystate system, including the current holder of that title, Dr. Mark Keroack. However, with the recent expansion within the system, the need for this administrative change became apparent, she said.  “As we added two more hospitals, the system is now five hospitals,” she explained. “And with that came the belief that integration across all of the enterprise is really essential, and there needs to be a senior leader focused on that.”  Shendell-Falik brings to the position nearly ...

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      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Health New England   Mark R. Tolosky

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