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    1. 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

    2. CEO of Wing Memorial Hospital in Palmer welcomes potential acquisition by Baystate Health System

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      CEO of Wing Memorial Hospital in Palmer welcomes potential acquisition by Baystate Health System

      "It's a win-win for the community, patients, hospital and its staff," Dr. Charles E. Cavagnaro III, president and chief executive officer of Wing Memorial Hospital and Medical Centers, said Wednesday. The boards of trustees of UMass Memorial Health Care, Baystate Health and Wing Memorial Hospital and Medical Centers have authorized the organizations to sign a letter of intent to propose the transfer of ownership of Wing Memorial to Baystate Health, according to a news release. Mark R. Tolosky, president and chief executive officer of Baystate Health, estimated that it could take up to six months for the transfer to ...

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Palmer   Baystate Health

    3. Baystate Health president and CEO Mark Tolosky to step down; Dr. Mark Keroack named successor

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      Baystate Health president and CEO Mark Tolosky to step down; Dr. Mark Keroack named successor

      Mark R. Tolosky, 62, is retiring from his post as president and CEO of Baystate Health and will be succeeded July 1 by Dr. Mark A. Keroack.  Keroack, a Springfield native, currently serves as executive vice president and chief operating officer at Baystate. He returned to Springfield to work at Baystate in 2011 having worked most recently at University HealthSystem Consortium in Oak Brook, Ill.

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      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Springfield   Greenfield

    4. Noble Hospital opens express care facility

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      Noble Hospital opens express care facility

      Noble Hospital and the Noble Health Network has opened a express care facility at 57 Union Street in Westfield.  Noble Express Care is open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends.  According to a release, Noble Express Care serves patients if a primary care physician is unavailable, regular offices are closed, or for people who don't want to wait at the emergency room for a non-emergency.

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      Mentions:   Westfield

    5. Associated Industries of Massachusetts survey finds huge variability in health insurance premium changes under 'Obamacare'

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      Associated Industries of Massachusetts survey finds huge variability in health insurance premium changes under 'Obamacare'

      Employees of MicroTek in Chicopee will be paying a little bit more for their health insurance in 2014, as some provisions of the Affordable Care Act begin to kick in. But the impact will not be major. MicroTek CEO Anne Paradis said the company was able to renew its health coverage for January and offer the same two plans it has previously. The new rates are not unusually high.

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      Mentions:   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Springfield   Chicopee

    6. New HealthSouth Rehabilitation hospital

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      New HealthSouth Rehabilitation hospital

      The upgraded HealthSouth Rehabilitation hospital of Western Massachusetts is about to open its new building in Ludlow. The physical rehabilitation hospital will open in mid-December.

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      Mentions:   Baystate Health   HealthSouth

    7. Baystate Medical Center scores high in reducing re-admission after cardiac surgery | masslive.com

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      Baystate Medical Center scores high in reducing re-admission after cardiac surgery | masslive.com

      Baystate is the only hospital in Massachusetts to stand out a best performer in this data, which was submitted voluntarily by participating hospitals to the CathPCI Registry, a database that assesses characteristics, treatments and outcomes of patients that receive PCI procedures. It covers the reporting period of Jan. 1, 2010 through Nov. 30, 2011.  Baystate opened its Davis Family Heart and Vascular Center, which includes six advanced procedure/operating rooms, a dedicated 20-room unit for outpatient cardiovascular procedures, 96 private inpatient rooms and 32 cardiovascular critical care rooms and family and waiting areas, on March 2, 212 as of a ...

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      Mentions:   Baystate Health

    8. Western New England University professor prepares clinical tests for new, painless diabetes monitoring equipment | masslive.com

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      Western New England University professor prepares clinical tests for new, painless diabetes monitoring equipment | masslive.com

      Western New England University Professor Ronny Priefer said last week that he hopes his newly invented medical “breathalyzer,” scheduled for an extensive clinical study, will someday serve as a painless alternative to continuous finger-prick blood monitoring by diabetics.

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      Mentions:   Western New England University   Baystate Health   Springfield

    9. Elite Medic Training in Springfield opens its doors

      Explore The Reminder Online (Nov 14 2013)

      The afternoon event showcased the expansion of National Ambulance and Albany Street Auto and celebrated the inauguration of its new academy. Following a ribbon cutting at 3:45 p.m. with Mayor Dominic Sarno, guests were treated to tours of National Ambulance, Albany Street Auto, and the EMT Academy. Co-owners of the three businesses, Kirill Adzigirey and Advey Adzigirey, were on hand for the festivities.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    10. Development Associates completes construction and leasing of the I-91

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      Development Associates completes construction and leasing of the I-91

      22 Atwood Drive - Northampton , MA . Northampton , MA With the signing of a 40,495 s/f lease with Cooley Dickinson Healthcare, Development Associates of Agawam has completed the construction and leasing of the I-91 Northampton Professional Center.

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      Mentions:   Amherst   Northampton   Chicopee

    11. College of American Pathologists - Springfield Pathologist Elected Governor of College of American Pathologists

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      College of American Pathologists - Springfield Pathologist Elected Governor of College of American Pathologists

      Dr. Friedberg currently serves as chairman for the Department of Pathology at Baystate Health in Springfield, Mass. In addition, he is a medical director at Baystate Reference Laboratories, also in Springfield. Dr. Friedberg is professor and deputy chairman of the Department of Pathology at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston.

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      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Springfield

    12. Massachusetts community hospitals eligible for grants as part of state health care reform

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      Massachusetts community hospitals eligible for grants as part of state health care reform

      The state Health Policy Commission has announced the availability of $10 million in funding for certain Massachusetts community hospitals. Beginning today, eligible institutions from across the state can apply for up to $500,000 from the first phase of the Health Policy Commission investment program – Community Hospital Acceleration, Revitalization, and Transformation, or CHART – focused on enhancing community hospitals’ delivery of efficient, effective health care.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Palmer   Holyoke Medical Center

    13. $15 million expansion plan at Sister Caritas Cancer Center in Springfield touted for added patient care and convenience

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      $15 million expansion plan at Sister Caritas Cancer Center in Springfield touted for added patient care and convenience

      Sisters of Providence Health System administrators said Friday that plans for a $15 million expansion of the Sister Caritas Cancer Center at Mercy Medical Center will provide more comprehensive care and convenience for patients. The cancer center “has done a great job of taking care of many patients for many years,” said Daniel P. Moen, the health system’s president and chief executive officer. “We are certainly excited about the expansion of the Sister Caritas Cancer Center,” Moen said. “This expansion is going to let us take care of more patients in comprehensive ways.”

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Holyoke   Sisters of Providence Health System

    14. Plans for Mercy Medical Center's $15 million expansion of Sister Caritas Cancer Center in Springfield to be unveiled Friday in Holyoke

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      Plans for Mercy Medical Center's $15 million expansion of Sister Caritas Cancer Center in Springfield to be unveiled Friday in Holyoke

      The Sisters of Providence Health Systems is slated to unveil plans Friday night for a $15 million expansion of the Sister Caritas Cancer Center at Mercy Medical Center.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Holyoke

    15. Access to Opportunity | BusinessWest

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      Access to Opportunity | BusinessWest

      The website was developed as a result of a collaborative effort. It is an initiative of the Regional Employment Board of Hampden County (REB), which teamed up with members of the Healthcare Workforce Partnership of Western Mass., with the goal of strengthening the region’s healthcare workforce and enhancing the quality of patient care.  “The idea for the website was generated by employers, educators, and community-based organizations with the express desire of letting people know what types of healthcare jobs and careers are available in the Pioneer Valley and where they exist on the continuum of care,” said Kelly Aiken ...

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    16. Holyoke Health Center opens children's dental care wing with $2 million federal grant

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      Holyoke Health Center opens children's dental care wing with $2 million federal grant

      Holyoke Health Center at 230 Maple St. held a grand opening Sept. 20 of its Pediatric Dental Wing, which features 13 dental chairs for children in the renovated fourth floor. The goal is to get families patterned into children receiving dental care at an early age by forming "dental homes" of regular visits to the dentist, said Jay A. Breines, Health Center executive director.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke

    17. Breast cancer researcher D. Joseph Jerry: Targeting DNA repair and cells | masslive.com

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      Breast cancer researcher D. Joseph Jerry: Targeting DNA repair and cells | masslive.com

      This renews scientists and clinicians in their efforts to find strategies to prevent and treat breast cancer, even when one finds the path difficult. The combined efforts of advocates and researchers have resulted in well-developed tools and resources that make breast cancer a model for understanding many other cancers.  It also represents the opportunities that are possible when the patient community is an active part of research, energizing and guiding priorities. The Advocacy Council, that is part of the Rays of Hope Center for Breast Cancer Research, plays a pivotal role fostering innovative research here in Western Massachusetts.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Baystate Health   Amherst

    18. Springfield Technical Community College's Mobile SIM offers state-of-the art medical training outside the classroom

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      Springfield Technical Community College's Mobile SIM offers state-of-the art medical training outside the classroom

      Springfield Technical Community College, home of the region’s premiere patient simulation training facility, the SIMS Medical Center, recently expanded its hands-on training capabilities with the unveiling of a new Mobile SIM unit. The unit, an ambulance turned into a state-of-the-art training environment, will provide students with a realistic platform to prepare them for work outside the classroom. The Mobile SIM provides an interactive educational environment which will, in return, enhance the student’s performance while improving patient care.

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      Mentions:   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    19. Editorial: Baystate Health, UMass hospital collaboration healthy move for Western Massachusetts

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      Editorial: Baystate Health, UMass hospital collaboration healthy move for Western Massachusetts

      s partisan clashes in Washington continue over the future of President Barack Obama’s signature health care law, two giant health care providers in Springfield and Worcester are thinking about forming a partnership as a key provision of the Affordable Care Act kicks into gear.  On the eve of Tuesday’s launch of a season of enrollment in Obamacare for millions of Americans who will seek coverage on so-called insurance exchanges, Baystate Health in Springfield and University of Massachusetts Memorial Hospital Health Care in Worcester said they plan to collaborate on specialized medical care, research projects and public health projects ...

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Baystate Health   Springfield

    20. Baystate Health and UMass Memorial Health Care in Worcester set to collaborate | masslive

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      Baystate Health and UMass Memorial Health Care in Worcester set to collaborate | masslive

      Baystate Health in Springfield and UMass Memorial Health Care in Worcester plan to collaborate on specialized medical care, research projects and public health projects championing better nutrition and combating poor health habits

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Baystate Health   Springfield

    21. EDC and REB Host Health IT Roundtable

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      EDC and REB Host Health IT Roundtable

      Data and anecdotal evidence support the fact that Health
      IT is a growing sector in the region. Many firms are adding employees and we
      have some exciting new initiatives, highlighted by the recently funded Baystate
      Health IT Center of Excellence.

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      Mentions:   Regional Employment Board of Hampden County Inc.   Baystate Health   Springfield

    22. UMass professor Lisa Chasan-Taber receives $3.2 million in federal grants

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      UMass professor Lisa Chasan-Taber receives $3.2 million in federal grants

      University of Massachusetts professor Lisa E. Chasan-Taber has received a $3.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health and National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Diseases to use individual coaching and support to help Hispanic women avoid obesity during pregnancy and to develop a healthy, active lifestyle. This is the fourth multimillion-dollar grant the epidemiology professor has received from these agencies to work with Hispanic women, totaling more than $10 million.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Baystate Health   Springfield

    23. Attracting doctors to Western Massachusetts a difficult proposition, survey says | masslive

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      Attracting doctors to Western Massachusetts a difficult proposition, survey says | masslive

      Seventy-five percent of responding physicians in Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin counties told The Massachusetts Medical Society that the pool of available physicians from which they recruit is inadequate. That makes this the second-most difficult labor market in the state. Half the doctors here said it is difficult to retain staff and 40 percent said it was difficult to fill vacancies.

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      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Springfield   Sisters of Providence Health System

    24. Mercy Medical Center celebrates 20 years of hospitalist program | masslive.com

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      Mercy Medical Center celebrates 20 years of hospitalist program | masslive.com

      Back in 1993, Mercy Medical Center was at the forefront of what has become a trend in hospital medicine --- hiring physicians to be 'hospitalists,' or in-house doctors whose main focus is providing primary care to patients. Mercy’s Internal Medicine Service (MIMS) is celebrating 20 years of its hospitalist program, which has grown from a staff of one to about 20, and was one of the first such programs in the country to provide 24/7 care. Dr. Jon Holbrook was the founder and first medical director of Mercy’s program.

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      Mentions:   Baystate Health

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