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    1. Care Traffic Control | BusinessWest

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      Care Traffic Control | BusinessWest

      The screens tell the story. Hundreds of stories, actually.  They line the walls of a room at Mercy Medical Center, appropriately called the ‘hub.’ One screen details the occupant of each inpatient bed and their anticipated time of discharge. Another details patient movement in the emergency room, while other screens keep tabs on various hospital departments. And at any time, specially trained nurses known as clinical care coordinators, or C3s, can call up a patient’s status to make sure they’re getting the care they need in a timely fashion.  “We were looking to some system to pull the ...

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    2. Westfield's Noble Hospital, Chamber of Commerce, to host healthcare symposium

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      Westfield's Noble Hospital, Chamber of Commerce, to host healthcare symposium

      Noble Hospital, in cooperation with the Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce, will host a symposium entitled “Transforming the Healthcare System in Western Massachusetts,” on Jan. 15 from 5:30 until 8 p.m. at Westfield State University on the Dever Stage of Parenzo Hall at 577 Western Ave. Meg Morrill, community development coordinator for Noble Hospital, said registration was brisk for the event designed to shed light on the ramifications of the new healthcare laws not only for individuals, but for small business.

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      Mentions:   Westfield State University   Westfield   Health New England

    3. New report: 21 to 39 percent of Massachusetts health care spending is wasteful

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      New report: 21 to 39 percent of Massachusetts health care spending is wasteful

      Dr. Mark Keroack, president and CEO of Baystate Medical Center, said the figures seem to be in line with previous studies. Keroack said he believes some of the problems are being addressed through new initiatives under the Affordable Care Act that aim to change payment models from paying for individual services to paying for outcomes. That can reduce the number of unnecessary, and potentially costly and harmful, procedures.

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      Mentions:   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Baystate Health

    4. Beginning today, doctors can grab far-flung medical records in emergencies

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      Beginning today, doctors can grab far-flung medical records in emergencies

      The simulation shows that the HIE is now capable of responding to queries and able to “pull” information from a variety of institutions. In October of 2012, Patrick participated in the Phase 1 launch of the HIE by sending his electronic medical record from Massachusetts General Hospital to Baystate Health in Springfield. This demonstrated the “push” functionality of the HIE, which does not help doctors collect information in an emergency.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Baystate Health   Holyoke Medical Center

    5. State doles out $10M in 'Robin Hood' hospital funds

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      State doles out $10M in 'Robin Hood' hospital funds

      “Community hospitals are an essential part of our health care delivery system and today commissioners voted to support critical investments that will strengthen CHART hospitals’ foundation and enable them to promote transformation,” Dr. Wendy Everett, HPC vice chair, said in a statement. “These awards are an important step toward achieving high-value, better outcomes, and more affordable health care in Massachusetts.”

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      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Holyoke Medical Center   Holyoke

    6. Beginning today, doctors can grab far-flung medical records in emergencies

      Explore bizjournals (Jan 8 2014)

      At Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center today, Governor Deval Patrick will participate in a simulation that will demonstrate a health information exchange that has real power to improve care and lower costs. The launch of this second phase means that the HIE is finally fully operational. The state was the first out of the gate with funding for the HIE, now called the HIway, back in 2009, after the approval of the federal HITECH act. The state won a total of $14 million from the Office of the National Coordinator, the health IT agency, and another $20 million from Medicaid ...

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Baystate Health   Holyoke Medical Center

    7. Hosting Italian Medical Device Company

      Explore From the EDC (Jan 2 2014)

      Hosting Italian Medical Device Company

      The EDC is always appreciative of the support that we receive from the western Mass business and hospitality community when we entertain guests from outside the region and sometimes from outside the country. We expect more visits from the 20+ companies we met at Medica

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      Mentions:   Western New England University   Baystate Health   Springfield

    8. 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

    9. 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

    10. 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

    11. 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

    12. 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

    13. 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

    14. 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

    15. 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

    16. Elite Medic Training in Springfield opens its doors

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      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

    17. 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

    18. 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

    19. 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

    20. $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

    21. 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

    22. 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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    23. 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

    24. 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

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