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    1. Remote Monitoring Equipment Helps Patients Connect the Dots

      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
    2. Trinity Health Awards Grant for Mercy Medical Center Project

      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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    3. Millennials and Your Business

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

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

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

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

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

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

      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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    10. 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 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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    11. Massachusetts Launches Comprehensive Digital Health Initiative

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      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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    19. Baystate Health Announces Changes to Eastern Region Services

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

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

      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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    22. Baystate Health services spread throughout Springfield

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

      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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