1. Articles in category: Health Care

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    1. EDC and REB Host Health IT Roundtable

      Explore From the EDC (Sep 26 2013)

      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

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

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 25 2013)

      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

    3. 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

    4. 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

    5. Pioneer Valley hospitals find success with in-house physicians focused on patient's primary care

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 10 2013)

      Pioneer Valley hospitals find success with in-house physicians focused on patient's primary care

      There are common themes among the area hospitalist programs, including that all of them provide 24/7 care 365 days a year to patients, and are designed to communicate with the primary care physician throughout the process and in preparation for discharge.

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      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Holyoke Medical Center   Springfield

    6. Baystate Health buys 3400 Main St., Springfield, building

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 9 2013)

      Baystate Health buys 3400 Main St., Springfield, building

      Baystate had been renting the property, said spokeswoman Amy Swisher. It is at the corner of Main Street and Wasson Avenue, and formerly housed the Baystate Comprehensive Breast Center, now called the Baystate Breast & Wellness Center, which relocated to 100 Wasson Ave.

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      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Springfield

    7. Two European Trade Missions to Massachusetts

      Explore From the EDC (Sep 6 2013)

      Two European Trade Missions to Massachusetts

      The first is the
      visit of “Systematic”, the Parisian IT cluster composed of several hundred
      companies, one of the premier clusters in France. Systematic organizes a
      mission to Massachusetts every year. This year’s visit is focused on Big Data,
      but the cluster encompasses many areas of IT, including Health IT where we have
      already established connections to the Springfield Health IT sector.

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      Mentions:   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Springfield   Michael Graney

    8. Federal Health Care Reform & Your Company

      Explore Informz (Sep 6 2013)

      Federal Health Care Reform & Your Company

      Locations & Times
      Holyoke: Sept. 9 Delaney House
      Taunton: Sept. 11 Taunton Holiday Inn
      Peabody: Sept. 13 Holiday Inn
      Worcester: Sept. 16 UMass Medical School Faculty Conference Room
      Pittsfield: Sept. 17 Berkshire Community College – Boland Theater
      Dedham: Sept. 18 Dedham Holiday Inn
      Hyannis: Sept. 20 Cape Codder

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Holyoke

    9. State Streamlines Notices to Employees on Health Exchanges

      Explore AIM Business Insider (Aug 30 2013)

      State Streamlines Notices to Employees on Health Exchanges

      Massachusetts employers now have access to a single template that will ensure compliance with all state and federal health-care reform requirements to tell employees about state health-insurance marketplaces.

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      Mentions:   Associated Industries of Massachusetts

    10. Elms College opening new nursing school

      Explore WWLP 22 News Springfield (Aug 15 2013)

      Elms College opening new nursing school

      Elms College is set to open a new School of Nursing just in time for the 2013-14 academic year.The college announced Thursday that the new school, the first dedicated school at the Chicopee college, will offer bachelors and masters degrees in nursing, and will be housed inside the Center for Natural and Health Sciences.

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      Mentions:   Chicopee   Elms College

    11. Newly graduated doctors continue their journey as residents at Baystate Medical, some of them focused on pediatrics

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      Newly graduated doctors continue their journey as residents at Baystate Medical, some of them focused on pediatrics

      According to Dr. Laura M. Koenigs, program director, pediatrics residency program, she doesn’t expect a doctor fresh out of medical school to be ready to assume total responsibility for a patient.  “These new residents are closely supervised by our staff of fully-licensed attending physicians, and senior residents from our medical staff. Gradually, as they gain additional practice over their three years here, and prepare to go out on their own, they begin to assume more autonomy in their care of patients,” Koenigs said.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Baystate Health   Springfield

    12. Stephen Jendrysik: Origins of Western New England University School of Pharmacy dates to Holyoke drug store in 1927 | masslive.com

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 8 2013)

      Stephen Jendrysik: Origins of Western New England University School of Pharmacy dates to Holyoke drug store in 1927 | masslive.com

      The Hampden College of Pharmacy in 1973 moved back to Holyoke to the former Holyoke Community College science building at 321 Pine St. Four years later, the school merged with Massachusetts College of Pharmacy in Boston, establishing an adjunct campus at what was then Western New England College in Springfield.  In 2011, Western New England University opened its new college of pharmacy.

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    13. New American International College degree in public health looks to create workforce dedicated to better preventative care, both locally and nationally

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 3 2013)

      New American International College degree in public health looks to create workforce dedicated to better preventative care, both locally and nationally

      Cesarina Thompson, dean of American International College’s School of Health Sciences, hopes that the institute’s new Bachelor of Science degree in public health will help address area medical issues. “The plan is to have a much bigger focus on preventative health, health promotion, disease prevention kind of activities,” Thompson said, “and that’s what public health professionals typically focus on.”

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    14. Massachusetts Life Sciences Center Awards $100 Million in Grants to Western Mass

      Explore From the EDC (Jul 31 2013)

      Massachusetts Life Sciences Center Awards $100 Million in Grants to Western Mass

      On June 6, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick announced two
      grants made by the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center to the University of
      Massachusetts (“UMass”) and Baystate Health that total over $100 million.

      The UMass grant will fit out a new science building with
      three research centers:

      • Personalized Health Monitoring, focused on
        developing nanotechnology and large dataset management to improve health care
        through low-cost, wearable, wireless sensors that analyze patient data
        continuously in real time. Biomanufacturing firms, medical device makers, big
        data analysts and other health care industry partners will produce prototypes,
        test them and assess manufacturing feasibility.
      • Bioactive Delivery, focused on ...
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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Massachusetts Life Sciences Center

    15. Craig Melin to resign as president and CEO of Cooley Dickinson Health Care

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 29 2013)

      Craig Melin to resign as president and CEO of Cooley Dickinson Health Care

      After 25 years of service, Craig Melin will resign as president and CEO of Cooley Dickinson Health Care, hospital trustees announced Monday. Matthew M. Pitoniak, chairman of the Board of Trustees of Cooley Dickinson, said the Board of Trustees was pleased that Melin will stay on for six months to complete initiatives that have been critical to the transformation of Cooley Dickinson in the face of changes in the health care environment.

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      Mentions:   Northampton

    16. Fallon Community Health Plan opens Summit ElderCare in Springfield

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 29 2013)

      Fallon Community Health Plan opens Summit ElderCare in Springfield

      Fallon Community Health Plan recently opened a new senior care facility, Summit ElderCare, in the North Medical District at 101 Wason Ave. Fallon said it is the first to bring what it calls a nationally-recognized model of care to the Western Massachusetts region. Summit ElderCare is a community-based alternative to nursing home care for older adults who want to avoid moving into a nursing home.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    17. AIM Urges Secretary Sebelius to Approve Health-Reform Waiver

      Explore AIM Business Insider (Jul 22 2013)

      AIM in its letter tells Secretary Sebelius that the association and its 5,000
      members have been consistent champions of both federal and state health reform.
      The organizations believes, however,  that Massachusetts deserves the
      opportunity to retain important elements of a groundbreaking seven-year state
      reform initiative that has extended health insurance coverage to 98 percent of
      its people.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Associated Industries of Massachusetts

    18. New Holyoke Medical Center CEO Spiros Hatiras vows to work with public schools, discusses tenure at Hoboken hospital

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      New Holyoke Medical Center CEO Spiros Hatiras vows to work with public schools, discusses tenure at Hoboken hospital

      The new boss at Holyoke Medical Center pledged his vision for the hospital will include working with the public schools, such as a collaboration with the city's vocational school and scholarships. "I think it's not (just) a nice thing to do, it's a must do," Spiros Hatiras, president and chief executive officer, told The Republican and MassLive.com Thursday at the hospital.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke Medical Center   Holyoke   The Republican

    19. Baystate Medical Center listed as third-best hospital in Massachusetts by U.S. News & World Report | masslive

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 18 2013)

      Baystate Medical Center listed as third-best hospital in Massachusetts by U.S. News & World Report | masslive

      Baystate Medical Center is the third-best hospital in Massachusetts, according to new U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” ranking released Tuesday.  That’s up from fifth-best Massachusetts hospital in the publication’s rankings last year. “What it means is that Baystate Medical Center has one of the highest quality rating in the county and it is one of the safest hospitals in the country as far as avoiding a serious medical mistake, said Dr. Evan M. Benjamin, senior vice president for health care quality at Baystate.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Baystate Health   Springfield

    20. Governor Will Let Stand Repeal of Fair-Share Assessment on Employers

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      Governor Will Let Stand Repeal of Fair-Share Assessment on Employers

      John Regan, Executive Vice President of Government Affairs at AIM, said the
      new implementation date for federal penalties does not diminish the value to
      employers and consumers of eliminating Fair Share and the Medical Security Trust
      Fund.

      “The temporary presence or absence of health reform penalties does not drive
      benefit decisions for the vast majority of Massachusetts employers,” Regan said.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Associated Industries of Massachusetts

    21. Holyoke Medical Center names Spiros Hatiras as president and CEO | masslive

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      Holyoke Medical Center names Spiros Hatiras as president and CEO | masslive

      The Board of Directors of Valley Health Systems and Holyoke Medical Center announced Tuesday that Spiros Hatiras will become the next president and chief executive officer of Holyoke Medical Center and its affiliates.

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      Mentions:   MassMutual   Holyoke Medical Center   Holyoke

    22. Manhan Internal Medicine adds staff, completes renovation

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      Manhan Internal Medicine adds staff, completes renovation

      Manhan Internal Medicine, a family medicine practice made up of four health-care providers, recently completed an office renovation that doubles the space and makes an on-site blood draw station available to patients. The practice also brought on two additional physician assistants as well. In this way, the practice is building on a model that Mark Bigda, an internist with a focus on adult and family medicine, sees as the way forward for family medicine at a time when physicians are backing away from family practice to focus on a specialty.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Holyoke

    23. Health-care jobs important to Springfield economy, but where is the growth? | masslive

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      Health-care jobs important to Springfield economy, but where is the growth? | masslive

      Fourteen percent of the jobs in Greater Springfield are in the health-care industry, placing the Pioneer Valley among the top 20 metropolitan areas nationally in terms of the share of employment made up by health-care jobs.  The numbers are from a Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program MetroMonitor report on health care and its importance in the economies of the 100 largest metropolitan areas in the nation.

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      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Springfield   Holyoke

    24. Northampton's Cooley Dickinson Hospital officially affiliate of Boston's Massachusetts General Hospital and Partners Healthcare, affiliation includes plans for comprehensive cancer center

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 1 2013)

      Northampton's Cooley Dickinson Hospital officially affiliate of Boston's Massachusetts General Hospital and Partners Healthcare, affiliation includes plans for comprehensive cancer center

      Cooley Dickinson Health Care officially became an affiliate of Boston's Massachusetts General Hospital and Partners HealthCare System on July 1, according to a release from Cooley. The affiliation became final when amended articles of organization for Cooley Dickinson Health Care and Cooley Dickinson Hospital that made Mass General the sole corporate member of Cooley Dickinson Health Care Corp. became effective Dr. Peter L. Slavin, Mass General president, and Craig Melin, Cooley Dickinson president and chief executive officer, signed off on the affiliation closing memorandum, using telemedicine technology.

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      Mentions:   Northampton   Cooley Dickinson Hospital

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