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    1. Sisters of Providence Health System, Hartford's St. Francis Care posed to create new regional system under Trinity Health

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      Sisters of Providence Health System, Hartford's St. Francis Care posed to create new regional system under Trinity Health

      The country's second largest non-profit health system is set to expand in New England, with Michigan-based Trinity Health's announcement Dec. 17 that it has signed a definitive agreement for Hartford-based St. Francis Care to join its system. The agreement, which has been negotiated over eight months, and been approved by the Archdiocese of Hartford, which sponsors St. Francis Care, includes plans for the Sisters of Providence Health System and St. Francis Care to form a non-profit regional system.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Holyoke   Sisters of Providence Health System

    2. Progress — by Design

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      Progress — by Design

      Inside the labs at Western New England University’s Biomedical Engineering (BME) department, students aren’t simply studying the technologies behind medicine. They’re constantly searching for ways to improve them.  It’s a philosophy, acting Department Chair Dr. Robert Gettens and BME students agree, that prepares them well to be leaders in a variety of careers. Many recent WNEU graduates have become specialized medical attorneys. Others have gravitated toward research. One particularly accomplished alumnus, Ryan Turner, is on his way to becoming a brain surgeon. But, regardless of what path graduates choose, they all share an ability to comprehensively ...

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      Mentions:   Western New England University

    3. Pioneer Valley Planning commission seeks health survey input

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      Pioneer Valley Planning commission seeks health survey input

      The Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, on behalf of the Oversight Committee of the Hampden County Shared Public Health Nurse Assistance program, has announced an online Hampden County community health survey and invites the public to participate. This survey is conducted by Ready EDI, a local research and consulting company hired to conduct a community public health assessment for 12 Hampden County municipalities: West Springfield; East Longmeadow; Ludlow; Palmer; Monson; Hampden; Brimfield; Southwick; Granville; Tolland; Blandford; and Montgomery.

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      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   West Springfield   Palmer

    4. Holyoke Medical Center receives Top Hospital honors | masslive.com

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      Holyoke Medical Center receives Top Hospital honors | masslive.com

      The Leapfrog Group has named Holyoke Medical Center to its annual list of Top Hospitals.  The awards, which are given annually, will be announced at Leapfrog's Annual Meeting and Top Hospital Awards on December 2, in Washington, D.C.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke Medical Center   Holyoke   The Republican

    5. Sisters of St. Joseph, Tryko partners close on Mont Marie property

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      Sisters of St. Joseph, Tryko partners close on Mont Marie property

      The transfer of the Mont Marie property in Holyoke from the Sisters of St. Joseph to Tryko Partners is a done deal, according to Wendy Hammerle, communications director for the Sisters of St. Joseph in Springfield. The two parties closed on the sale Monday and the deed was filed Tuesday. The 52-acre campus includes the Mont Marie Health Care Center, the congregation's Motherhouse and two HUD-supported senior residences. The sale became necessary as a cost-saving measure, according to Hammerle.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Holyoke

    6. Under Construction: Baystate Dental builds Downtown Springfield office | masslive

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      Under Construction: Baystate Dental builds Downtown Springfield office | masslive

      Crag Sweitzer & Co. General Contractors is building a new 2,300-square-foot dental office for Baystate Dental PC at 1391 Main St. in downtown Springfield.
      Expected to be completed in February 2015, it will be Baystate Dental's 14th office

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Westfield

    7. Springfield's Baystate Health opens TechSpring innovation hub downtown - The Republican

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      Springfield's Baystate Health opens TechSpring innovation hub downtown - The Republican

      Dr. Keroack along with state and city economic development officials opened TechSpring Friday at the MassLive building, 1350 Main St., the former One Financial Plaza. Funded with a $5.5 million grant from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, TechSpring is a "collision space" and collaborative where innovators in the health care technology field can work with Baystate, gaining access to its data and to its expertise in return for developing technologies that help improve people's health, said Managing Director Christian Lagier, himself an import from Denmark via Silicon Valley in California.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Massachusetts Life Sciences Center   Baystate Health

    8. Baystate Health opens shared space in Springfield for health care tech companies

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      Baystate Health opens shared space in Springfield for health care tech companies

      Friday is the official ribbon-cutting for a new shared workspace in Springfield focused on testing and deploying new health care technologies. Baystate Health, the big nonprofit healthcare system that spawned the space, has dubbed it the Baystate Health Technology Innovation Center. But that sounds like a name coughed up by a committee, and Christian Lagier, a former entrepreneur and business development executive who will run it, says he expects everyone will call it TechSpring.

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      Mentions:   Massachusetts Life Sciences Center   Baystate Health   Springfield

    9. Some former Hampden County Physician Associates doctors will join Sisters of Providence starting Wednesday

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      Some former Hampden County Physician Associates doctors will join Sisters of Providence starting Wednesday

      Nineteen primary doctors who were part of Hampden County Physician Associates and most of ther staff will be part of Sisters of Providence Health System and its Mercy Medical Group beginning Wednesday morning, Nov. 5. Phone numbers will roll over to Mercy operators and physicians will begin scheduling appointments again at locations on Carew Street in Springfield, 98 Shaker Road in East Longmeadow, in Ludlow and in Feedinig Hills, said Daniel Moen, president and CEO of Sisters of Providence Health System. Mercy is taking over Hampden County Physician Associates locations.

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      Mentions:   TD Bank   Springfield   Westfield

    10. Holyoke Medical Center gets $3.9 million from state for behavioral health ER space, services | masslive

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      Holyoke Medical Center gets $3.9 million from state for behavioral health ER space, services | masslive

      Holyoke Medical Center has been awarded $3.9 million by the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission, and will use nearly half of the money to expand its emergency department to include a wing for the treatment of patients with behavioral health issues, and the rest for coordination of services to those patients.
      'This funding will allow us to create significantly improved conditions for all our patients, especially those with behavioral health needs,' Spiros Hatiras, hospital president and chief executive officer, said in a release.   Baxter Chandler, director of behavioral health for the hospital, added, 'Not only will we more effectively address ...

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      Mentions:   Palmer   Holyoke Medical Center   Chicopee

    11. Baystate Children's Hospital, Connecticut Children's Medical Center announce new collaboration | masslive.com

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      Baystate Children's Hospital, Connecticut Children's Medical Center announce new collaboration | masslive.com

      Baystate Children's Hospital and Hartford's Connecticut Children's Medical Center, known for its research in a number of areas, including pediatric cancers, have announced a collaboration to potentially increase pediatric and neonatal care in the region, as well to work with community pediatric providers, in providing such care. Areas cited for possible growth in access include pediatric neurosurgery, ophthalmology, pulmonology and urology.  'Our two organizations have a lot in common: similar cultures of placing the patient at the very center of our focus, and strong commitments to the health of our communities in the broadest sense,' said Dr ...

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      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Springfield

    12. Former North Adams Regional Hospital gets $3 million state grant | masslive

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      Former North Adams Regional Hospital gets $3 million state grant | masslive

      Berkshire Medical Center has received a $3 million grant from the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission to create a 'Patient Centered Medical Neighborhood' as well as enhance behavioral health care in Northern Berkshire County.  State Sen. Benjamin Downing, D-Pittsfield, and State Rep. Gailanne M. Cariddi, D-North Adams announced the grant Thursday

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Palmer

    13. BMC HealthNet renews contract with Holyoke Medical Center | masslive

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      BMC HealthNet renews contract with Holyoke Medical Center | masslive

      BMC Healthnet Plan has renewed a one-year contract with Holyoke Medical Center and with Holyoke medical Center's Western Mass Physicians Associates, according to a news release. BMC Healthnet, a Medicaid managed care insurer owned by Boston Medical Center, canceled its contract with Baystate Health, its hospitals including Baystate Medical Center, and Baystate's doctor's practice Baycare Health Partners in a dispute over the rates paid for medical care.

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      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Holyoke Medical Center   Springfield

    14. Former North Adams Regional Hospital to get $6 million in capital improvements from new owner Berkshire Medical Center | masslive

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      Former North Adams Regional Hospital to get $6 million in capital improvements from new owner Berkshire Medical Center | masslive

      Berkshire Health Systems, owners of Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield and new owners of the former North Adams Regional Hospital, have pledged $6 million in improvements to the former North Adams hospital and has plans to offer there mammograms again.

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    15. Holyoke company VertitechIT announces deal with Baystate Health to manage new data system

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      Holyoke company VertitechIT announces deal with Baystate Health to manage new data system

      The announcement of VertitechIT's work with Baystate Health came during a ceremony officially opening VertitechIT's headquarters at Open Square off Lyman Street. The 13-year-old company moved here in March from Northampton. Clownishly large scissors wielded by VertitechIT founders and Mayor Alex B. Morse snipped a computer cable filling in as a ribbon at the VertitechIT office. Chief Operating Officer Gregory H. Pellerin said the growing company needed a comfortable, tech-friendly place to expand. Holyoke, with the presence of the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center a block away, provided that, he said.

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      Mentions:   Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce   Baystate Health   Kathleen G. Anderson

    16. Northampton nursing home sold to Connecticut company

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      Northampton nursing home sold to Connecticut company

      In a move that might reflect the refocusing of care for the elderly on independent and assisted living, the company that owns the Overlook nursing facility in Leeds is selling it to a Connecticut-based health care system. Patrick McShane, a corporate vice president at Masonic Health System, said his company, which bought the nursing home from Hampshire County for $4 million in 2009, wants to concentrate more on its Charleton campus, a continuous care retirement community with 219 independent living and 181 enhanced living units. The facility was formerly called the Northampton Nursing Home.

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      Mentions:   Northampton

    17. 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

    18. 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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    19. 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

    20. 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

    21. 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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    22. 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

    23. 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

    24. 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

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