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    1. 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

    2. 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

    3. 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

    4. Sisters of Providence Health System CEO Daniel Moen promoted; Scott Wolf named president of Mercy Medical Center | masslive.com

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      Sisters of Providence Health System CEO Daniel Moen promoted; Scott Wolf named president of Mercy Medical Center | masslive.com

      Sisters of Providence Health System CEO and President Daniel P. Moen has been named executive vice president and COO for Trinity Health - New England.  Trintiy is the parent company of Sisters of Providence Health System and other subsidiaries including Mercy Medical Center in Springfield and Sisters of Providence Behavioral Health in Holyoke; Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center and Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut; and as of last week's merger, Johnson Memorial Hospital in Stafford Springs, Connecticut.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Holyoke   Sisters of Providence Health System

    5. Massachusetts Launches Comprehensive Digital Health Initiative

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      Massachusetts Launches Comprehensive Digital Health Initiative

      Gov. Charlie Baker, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh, House Speaker Robert DeLeo and executives from the Massachusetts Competitive Partnership (MACP) joined leaders from across state government, healthcare, and the technology sector at Boston Children’s Hospital this week to announce a comprehensive public-private partnership designed to accelerate the competitiveness of the Commonwealth’s digital healthcare industry.  “Our administration is committed to making Massachusetts a national leader in digital health by partnering with private industry, convening key stakeholders, and addressing market gaps,” Baker said. “This emerging industry cluster has the potential to become a powerful driver of job creation across the Commonwealth ...

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      Mentions:   Robert DeLeo

    6. Johnson Memorial Hospital in Connecticut closes deal to join Sisters of Providence in Trinity Health New England system | masslive.com

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      Johnson Memorial Hospital in Connecticut closes deal to join Sisters of Providence in Trinity Health New England system | masslive.com

      Johnson Memorial Hospital announced Monday that it has signed the final agreements transferring Johnson's assets to Trinity Health New England.  The move makes Johnson Memorial part of a regional nonprofit health system that also includes Mercy Medical Center and Sisters of Providence Health System in Springfield and St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford.  The 1,000 employees will remain employees of Johnson Memorial Medical Center and they will be offered a similar benefits package, said spokeswoman Fiona Phelan.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Sisters of Providence Health System

    7. Springfield physician, cancer survivor, fundraiser sees hope in Caritas center's expansion | masslive.com

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      Springfield physician, cancer survivor, fundraiser sees hope in Caritas center's expansion | masslive.com

      The $15 million expansion of the center that dates to 2003 showcases ongoing efforts in health care to localize the delivery of cancer care as treatment therapies become more individualized and targeted. It was announced during the ribbon cutting event that Mercy intends to pursue a relationship with Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    8. Mercy Medical Center earns top hospital rating in Leapfrog survey | masslive.com

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      Mercy Medical Center earns top hospital rating in Leapfrog survey | masslive.com

      Mercy Medical Center, part of the Sisters of Providence Health System, was among the Massachusetts providers to be named a top urban hospital in the 2015 Leapfrog Hospital Survey on 'safety, quality and efficiency.' It was one of 62 hospitals nationwide to receive the distinction, and one of only five in the state.  Some 1,600 hospitals participated, with 98 receiving top hospital designation either as a top urban, rural or children's hospital.

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      Mentions:   Sisters of Providence Health System

    9. Mercy Medical Center eyes collaboration with New Haven cancer center | masslive.com

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      Mercy Medical Center eyes collaboration with New Haven cancer center | masslive.com

      Mercy, part of the Sisters of Providence Health System, signed a letter of intent with Smilow on Tuesday. The Connecticut hospital is part of the Yale Cancer Center, which is designated as a comprehensive center for cancer care by the National Cancer Institute, and is described as Connecticut's largest provider of cancer care. The announcement of the intent to pursue such a relationship was made Wednesday evening during a ceremonial ribbon cutting and blessing of the expanded Sister Caritas Cancer Center at Mercy.

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      Mentions:   Sisters of Providence Health System

    10. Baystate Noble receives $1.2 million for enhanced patient care | masslive.com

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      Baystate Noble receives $1.2 million for enhanced patient care | masslive.com

      Baystate Noble Hospital has been awarded a $1.2 million grant for enhanced patient care in Greater Westfield from the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission.  The grant is part of the commission's Community Hospital Acceleration, Revitalization and Transformation Investment program that helps community hospitals modernize in terms of technology as well as patient care to avoid hospital re-admissions.

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      Mentions:   Westfield

    11. Holyoke Medical Center presents $500,000 facility to heal chronic wounds | masslive.com

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      Holyoke Medical Center presents $500,000 facility to heal chronic wounds | masslive.com

      The center provides advanced treatments for people suffering from wounds that resist healing. That includes diabetic ulcers, which is an open sore or wound, and other kinds of ulcers like neuropathic ulcers, traumatic wounds, surgical wounds, burns and venous insufficiency, which is when veins fail to circulate blood adequately.  'I think we're super-excited to have this new service for the community,' said Spiros Hatiras, hospital president and chief executive officer.  The community will benefit from knowing a facility exists here that provides a place to heal wounds with which patients otherwise might have had to suffer, he said.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke Medical Center   Holyoke

    12. Holyoke Community College Center of Health Education simulates hospital setting for health care students | masslive.com

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      Holyoke Community College Center of Health Education simulates hospital setting for health care students | masslive.com

      Turn from the classrooms at the Holyoke Community College Center of Health Education and head down toward the simulation labs and the building itself looks like a hospital. There are even thigh-high side railings on the hallway walls.  The Center of Health Education was completed this year and opened this fall. It features classrooms with smartboards and other computer-connected audio-video equipment next to an old-fashioned three-dimensional skeleton.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Holyoke

    13. Baystate Health Announces Changes to Eastern Region Services

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      Baystate Health Announces Changes to Eastern Region Services

      A year after adding Wing Memorial Hospital in Palmer to its family of community hospitals, Baystate Health announced it is seeking regulatory approval to integrate what is now known as Baystate Wing Hospital and Baystate Mary Lane Hospital in Ware into a single-license regional hospital network. This change in status will involve a consolidation of all inpatient services to Baystate Wing and begin a transition of the Baystate Mary Lane campus into a regional outpatient services center. The transition process will formally begin in December with applications by Baystate Health to Massachusetts regulatory authorities to consolidate both facilities onto a ...

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      Mentions:   Palmer   Baystate Health   Ware

    14. Baystate Health proposes Baystate Mary Lane Hospital as outpatient services center

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      Baystate Health proposes Baystate Mary Lane Hospital as outpatient services center

      If approved, 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. The two facilities are part of Baystate Health's Eastern Region, and their integration is expected to cause more than two dozen job losses, including among management staff, at Mary Lane.

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      Mentions:   Palmer   Baystate Health   Springfield

    15. Sisters of Providence Health System CEO says year 'successful' despite cost, behavioral health challenges | masslive.com

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      Sisters of Providence Health System CEO says year 'successful' despite cost, behavioral health challenges | masslive.com

      While 2015 has been a 'very successful year' for the Sisters of Providence Health System, Daniel P. Moen, president and chief executive officer, said he, like other area hospital administrators, hopes the Massachusetts Legislature will re-visit the issue of additional funds to help with the lower reimbursement rates for individuals covered by public insurance.  'In spite of the best efforts of our legislators, we were not able to get anything through in the supplemental budget. So, we are hoping the legislature will reconsider that. It is a significant issue for us and it will put more pressure on us going ...

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      Mentions:   Holyoke   Sisters of Providence Health System

    16. Baystate Health services spread throughout Springfield

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      Baystate Health services spread throughout Springfield

      Baystate Health's website outlines the many components of its integrated health system, which includes four community hospitals in addition to Baystate Medical Center, its teaching hospital, and its network of providers, primary clinics and laboratories at dozens of locations in the Pioneer Valley. There are many outpatient services, including cancer treatments, as well as diagnostic services located in the city's North End within a short drive of the main Springfield campus.

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    17. Springfield medical group opens state's first Hypertension Practice Center

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      Springfield medical group opens state's first Hypertension Practice Center

      Recently, the United States Preventative Services Task Force recommended that an office diagnosis of high blood pressure be confirmed by ambulatory blood pressure monitoring before starting treatment, a service one local medical practice now offers through its certified hypertension center. USPSTF made the recommendation because a person's blood pressure can become elevated in response to being in a clinical setting, something called the "white coat" effect. Nicotine and caffeine can also result in an elevated reading.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    18. Holyoke Medical Center breaks ground on $22 million addition

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      Holyoke Medical Center breaks ground on $22 million addition

      Holyoke Medical Center was set to break ground this morning on its $22 million addition, which includes expanded emergency department space, as well as a floor for medical offices. The new construction, scheduled for completion in spring 2017, will expand the emergency department at the community hospital from 8,500 square feet to more than 20,000 square feet, with 40 treatment areas representing an increase of 22 beds. It will include a crisis center for psychiatric services. SMRT Architects and Engineers of Andover is designing the project.

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      Mentions:   MassDevelopment   West Springfield   Holyoke Medical Center

    19. Holyoke Medical Center to break ground on expanded emergency department

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      Holyoke Medical Center to break ground on expanded emergency department

      A ground breaking for Holyoke Medical Center's center's emergency department addition, which will also include medical office space, will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at 575 Beech St. Plans for the now $22 million addition, in what is currently a parking lot on the west side of the hospital just north of the main entrance, were presented to the Planning Board in August.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke Medical Center   Holyoke

    20. Holyoke medical providers expand collaboration | masslive.com

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      Holyoke medical providers expand collaboration | masslive.com

      Holyoke Medical Center and Holyoke Health Center are continuing their 'growing relationship' with HMC expanding services at HHC at 230 Maple St.  There will be a ribbon cutting Monday at 10 a.m. for HMC's 2,760-square-feet of renovated space to accommodate additional imaging and laboratory services to the facility's existing X-ray, screening mammography, and ultrasound services and lab blood draw station.  'This investment in our community speaks to our continued efforts to upgrade our facilities and increase healthcare quality in order to improve the patient experience,' said Spiros Hatiras, president and chief executive officer of HMC and ...

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      Mentions:   Holyoke Medical Center   Holyoke

    21. Cooley Dickinison awards grants | masslive.com

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      Cooley Dickinison awards grants | masslive.com

      Cooley Dickinson Health Care awarded total of $15,000 in grants to help local communities understand how they can improve access to health care services.  The hospital said that better transportation to health care services surfaced as a need last year when Cooley Dickinson worked with the United Way of Hampshire County and the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission to study transportation to health care. In March, Cooley Dickinson released the report – Getting to Healthy – which highlights transportation challenges and offers recommendations for further study and action.  Jeff Harness, director, Community Health and Government Relations, Cooley Dickinson Health Care. He noted ...

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      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission

    22. Baystate Noble Hospital lands $150K from state to improve front entrance

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      Baystate Noble Hospital lands $150K from state to improve front entrance

      Baystate Noble Hospital was recently awarded $150,000 from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for needed front entrance improvements. These funds will be used to enhance Baystate Noble's entrance and reception area to improve access and comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the hospital said in a press release.

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      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Westfield

    23. Berkshire Medical Center enters Cancer Care Collaborative with Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women's Hospital | masslive.com

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      Berkshire Medical Center enters Cancer Care Collaborative with Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women's Hospital | masslive.com

      Berkshire Medical Center here will be the first member of the new Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Care Collaborative, according to a statement issued Tuesday by Berkshire Medical Center.  This means that Berkshire Medical Center is agreeing to meet standards and practices set by the Boston hospitals in a number of facets of Berkshire's cancer programs. Berkshire Medical Center will also face annual reviews of its standards and practices. Berkshire Medical Center staff will have access to educational opportunities and medical specialists at Dana-Farber/ Brigham and Women's Cancer Center.

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    24. Hilltown health center lands $1 million federal grant to open satellite center in Amherst

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      Hilltown health center lands $1 million federal grant to open satellite center in Amherst

      The federal Health Resources and Services Administration has awarded the Hilltown Community Health Center $1 million to develop what will be called the Pioneer Valley Health Center here. The total project cost is expected to be between $1.5 million and $2 million, and the health center and Pioneer Planning Group will begin fundraising to augment the grant, according to a press release The center to be located in the basement of the Bangs Community Center will provide primary medical and dental care to those without care those underserved from town, Northampton and Hadley, as well as the secondary service ...

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      Mentions:   Amherst   Northampton   Ware

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