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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. Holyoke Medical Center breaks ground on $22 million addition

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

      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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    7. Holyoke medical providers expand collaboration | masslive.com

      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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    8. Cooley Dickinison awards grants | masslive.com

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

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

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

      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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    12. Baystate Medical gets top nursing officer as first female president | masslive.com

      Baystate Medical gets top nursing officer as first female president | masslive.com

      Nancy Shendell-Falik has been promoted to president of Baystate Medical Center and senior vice president for hospital operations, Baystate Health.  She is the center's first female president, and the first nurse as president of Baystate Medical Center.
      'I am extremely excited about the opportunity to guide our nationally-recognized hospital into the future,' Shendell-Falik said in a release.

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    13. Mass General Cancer Center officially opens at Northampton hospital

      Mass General Cancer Center officially opens at Northampton hospital

      The new Mass General Cancer Center at Cooley Dickinson Hospital is officially open this week with a ribbon cutting ceremony Sept. 16 and tours for donors and legislators. Hospital officials received notification the same day that the Massachusetts Department of Health had completed its review and approved the center. Care of patients in the physical space will begin Oct. 5.

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    14. Health care in a booth: Baystate TechSpring innovation center showcases tele-medicine HealthSpot | masslive.com

      Health care in a booth: Baystate TechSpring innovation center showcases tele-medicine HealthSpot | masslive.com

      HealthSpot is a photo booth-sized kiosk that takes your pulse and temperature as well as your picture.  And Baystate Health is bringing HealthSpot to a mall or supermarket near you sometime before the end of 2016.  The podlike HealthSpot stations – which will be connected to Baystate doctors by sound, video and data transmissions – are just one of the innovations Baystate showed off Thursday at its TechSpring innovation center in Downtown Springfield as it announced a series of partnerships with computer giant Dell Inc. and others

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    15. Baystate Health diversity conference to explore unconscious bias

      Baystate Health diversity conference to explore unconscious bias

      In a release, Dr. Mark A. Keroack, Baystate Health president and chief executive officer, called inclusion "a business imperative." "At Baystate Health, we understand that diversity and inclusion are a business imperative," Keroack said. Issues to be explore at the event include research into unconscious bias, awareness of one's own background and its influence on perceptions, and how such perceptions impact the workplace. Registration, which includes parking, is $150. To register, visit the baystate health website, then click on "About Us," then click on "Diversity and Inclusion."

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    16. Baystate Health gets $2.5 million grant 'to transform how we care for older people' | masslive.com

      Baystate Health gets $2.5 million grant 'to transform how we care for older people' | masslive.com

      Baystate Health is the recipient of $2.5 million federal grant to give health care providers more training in the medical needs of older adults through a regional project that will integrate palliative and geriatric care.  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services grant was awarded through the Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program of the Health Resources and Services Administration.

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    17. Holyoke Medical Center opening physical therapy site in West Springfield

      Holyoke Medical Center opening physical therapy site in West Springfield

      Holyoke Medical Center will open a satellite location for physical therapy at Healthtrax Fitness & Wellness in West Springfield Aug. 31 with plans for similar sites in Chicopee and South Hadley, a spokeswoman said Wednesday (Aug. 26). The satellites are part of the hospital's commitment to physical therapy and rehabilitation services. That includes renovation and expansion of its in-house physical therapy, occupational therapy, pulmonary and cardiac rehabilitation department, Marketing Director Rebecca MacGregor said.

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    18. Holyoke planners seek traffic study for Holyoke Medical Center $12 million emergency room project

      Holyoke planners seek traffic study for Holyoke Medical Center $12 million emergency room project

      The Planning Board after a 90-minute public hearing Tuesday (Aug. 25) told Holyoke Medical Center to return Sept. 8 with a traffic study and other details related to a plan for a $12 million emergency room. The hospital at 575 Beech St. needs a new emergency department because the existing one was built to handle 18,000 visits a year and has been drawing more than 45,000, officials said. "The existing emergency room is untenable," said Spiros Hatiras, hospital president and chief executive officer.

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    19. 2015 Diversity & Inclusion Workshop Set for Sept. 10

      2015 Diversity & Inclusion Workshop Set for Sept. 10

      Exploring unconscious bias will be the topic for discussion at the 2015 Diversity & Inclusion Interactive Workshop, sponsored by Baystate Health, to be conducted Sept. 10 at the MassMutual Center in Springfield.  Open to the public, participants can select either the morning session from 7:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. or attend a repeated session from 1 to 5:45 p.m.  “At Baystate Health, we understand that diversity and inclusion are a business imperative. In alignment with our business and development goals, and in support of the community, we are pleased to offer hands-on education and best ...

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    20. Holyoke Medical Center $12 million emergency room plan set for public hearing

      Holyoke Medical Center $12 million emergency room plan set for public hearing

      The Planning Board will hold a public hearing Tuesday (Aug. 25) on Holyoke Medical Center's plan to build a $12 million emergency department. The public hearing will be at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall Annex in the fourth-floor conference room, said Marcos A. Marrero, director of the Department of Planning and Economic Development. The hospital needs a new facility to replace what was described in the site plan review application as an undersized current emergency room that has an inefficient floor plan. The addition would be on the west side of the hospital in what is now ...

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    21. UMass professor awarded $419,000 grant to study gene's role in infertility, Alzheimer's | masslive.com

      UMass professor awarded $419,000 grant to study gene's role in infertility, Alzheimer's | masslive.com

      A University of Massachusetts professor has received a $419,00 federal grant to study how early exposure to estrogen, as well as environmental pollutants called dioxins, may impair the regulation of a certain gene and impact a women's fertility.  She will also look at how any impairment of the gene caused by exposure to estrogen during fetal development may be linked to late-onset Alzheimer's.

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    22. Holyoke Medical Center gets 2 hyperbaric oxygen chambers for pain relief | masslive.com

      Holyoke Medical Center gets 2 hyperbaric oxygen chambers for pain relief | masslive.com

      Two hyperbaric oxygen chambers delivered to Holyoke Medical Center last week could signal relief for chronic pain sufferers.  'These hyperbaric chambers are only one component of our long-term efforts to bolster community-centered care,' said Carl R. Cameron, hospital chief operating officer.  The chambers, each weighing nearly 2,000 pounds and measuring 9 feet long, are part of the hospital's new $500,000 Wound Care Center set to open next month, officials said.

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    23. Hyperbaric chambers arrive for Holyoke Medical Center wound care center | masslive.com

      Hyperbaric chambers arrive for Holyoke Medical Center wound care center | masslive.com

      The Wound Care Center is a major strategic priority of HMC as it makes investments that will strengthen the level of community-centered care to effectively address patients' critical healthcare needs in the Pioneer Valley, according to a news release sent by Holyoke Medical Center.  The center will be at 18 Hospital Drive on the Medical Center campus.  Weighing nearly 2,000 pounds each, measuring approximately nine feet by four feet by five feet in size, the chambers will treat serious chronic wounds for approximately 10 percent of the patients seen in the wound center. The use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy ...

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