1. Articles in category: Health Care

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    1. 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

    2. 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

    3. Fallon Community Health Plan opens Summit ElderCare in Springfield

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      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

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

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      AIM Urges Secretary Sebelius to Approve Health-Reform Waiver

      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

    5. 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

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

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      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

    7. 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

    8. 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

    9. 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

    10. 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

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

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      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

    12. Workers erect steel at new Sisters of Providence and Hampden County Physician Associates medical building

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      Workers erect steel at new Sisters of Providence and Hampden County Physician Associates medical building

      Workers have erected the steel frame for the new 75,000-square -foot, $20 million office building for Hampden County Physician Associates and Sisters of Providence Health System. The building at Carew and Chestnut streets will house the Weldon Rehabilitation Hospital's outpatient rehabilitation programs, Mercy Hearing Center and two Mercy-affiliated physician practices.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Sisters of Providence Health System   Weldon Rehabilitation Hospital

    13. Noble Hospital donates 2 automated defibrillators to St. Mary School in Westfield

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      Noble Hospital donates 2 automated defibrillators to St. Mary School in Westfield

      Noble Hospital recently donated two automated external defibrillators to St. Mary School. The donation is part of Noble Hospital's campaign to promote CPR and AED awareness in the community. AEDs are small, portable devices used to restart the heart after cardiac arrest; they are designed to be simple and easy to use by average people with only minimal training. When used in conjunction with CPR, AEDs can give a victim time to get to the hospital, but in order for an AED to be effective, treatment must be administered immediately.

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      Mentions:   Westfield

    14. Wing Memorial Hospital in Palmer holds centennial rededication ceremony

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      Wing Memorial Hospital in Palmer holds centennial rededication ceremony

      Wing Memorial Hospital held its centennial rededication ceremony Wednesday, marking 100 years of service to Palmer and the surrounding towns.  “Once again, Wing has made history,” Dr. Charles E. Cavagnaro III, Wing’s president and chief executive officer, told the crowd..  Wing, the town’s largest employer, has come a long way since its beginnings as a hospital run out of a home on North Main Street, now the site of Country Bank. A $12 million expansion of the emergency department recently was announced, and that project is expected to be completed in two years. Fundraising for the project has ...

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Palmer   Springfield

    15. Massachusetts health council approves merger of Cooley Dickinson Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital | masslive.com

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      Massachusetts health council approves merger of Cooley Dickinson Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital | masslive.com

      Craig B. Melin, president and chief executive officer of Cooley Dickinson, said the ownership of the Northampton facilities will ultimately be transferred to Massachusetts General.  The transaction does not involve a capital expenditure and Cooley Dickinson will remain a separately licensed hospital after the transfer. Massachusetts General will become 'the sole corporate member' of the Cooley Dickinson Health Care Corp. and the hospital will become 'an indirect subsidiary' of Massachusetts General, according to the state Department of Public Health.

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    16. UMass-Amherst Undergraduate Research Conference: 7 intriguing research projects

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      UMass-Amherst Undergraduate Research Conference: 7 intriguing research projects

      Over 830 students from Massachusetts colleges and universities are giving presentations on a range of topics.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Holyoke Community College   Westfield State University

    17. Harold Grinspoon, Diane Troderman donate $1 million to Baystate Medical Center emergency department in Springfield

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      Harold Grinspoon, Diane Troderman donate $1 million to Baystate Medical Center emergency department in Springfield

      The new emergency room follows the $296 million MassMutual Wing and its Davis Family Heart and Vascular Center, which opened in March of 2012. Both the MassMutual Wing and the emergency room are part of the "hospital of the future" project more than four years in the making.

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      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Springfield

    18. Cooley Dickinson Hospital supporters back acquisition of Northampton facility by Massachusetts General in Boston

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      Cooley Dickinson Hospital supporters back acquisition of Northampton facility by Massachusetts General in Boston

      Dozens of people attended a public hearing at Look Park Tuesday that was scheduled by the state Department of Public Health to gauge community input as it considers a proposed acquisition of Cooley Dickinson Hospital by Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital.

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      Mentions:   Northampton   Cooley Dickinson Hospital

    19. Accountable Care Associates set to open corporate headquarters in Springfield's Monarch Place

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      Accountable Care Associates set to open corporate headquarters in Springfield's Monarch Place

      Accountable Care Associates will open new corporate headquarters on March 28 at 1 Monarch Place with offices on the 10th floor.  Mayor Domenic J. Sarno said, “With the addition of Accountable Care Associates, a homegrown company, the Springfield revival continues.”

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   University of Massachusetts   Springfield

    20. Western Massachusetts health care providers team up to share patient information

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      Western Massachusetts health care providers team up to share patient information

      That's why RiverBend, Baystate Health, Sisters of Providence Health System which includes Mercy Medical Center, Valley Medical Group and Springfield Medical Associates have all agreed to participate in the Pioneer Valley Information Exchange or PVIX.

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      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Springfield   Northampton

    21. Report: Massachusetts gets an 'A' in health care price transparency - Boston Business Journal

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      Massachusetts was one of only two states — New Hampshire being the other — to receive top marks in a new national report on health-care transparency among U.S. health care systems.  The report by Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute and Catalyst for Payment Reform evaluated state laws to determine how much price information is reported to states and how easy it is for consumers to get that information.

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    22. Xenex germ-annihilating robots star in Cooley Dickinson Hospital's newest commercial

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      Xenex germ-annihilating robots star in Cooley Dickinson Hospital's newest commercial

      The Xenex germ-killing robots at Cooley Dickinson Hospital use ultraviolet light as their main weapon against infection, and are now the stars of a promotional TV commercial for the hospital. With the robots’ astonishing success in stopping the spread of infection, Cooley Dickinson has been eager to share their account with the rest of the world.

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      Mentions:   Northampton   Cooley Dickinson Hospital

    23. Westfield State University to offer medical interpreting class

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      Students will receive comprehensive information about all aspects of practicing as a medical interpreter, including standards of practice and code of ethics. The program is registered with the International Medical Interpreters Association and designed to meet the educational prerequisites for the professional certification as required by the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters.

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      Mentions:   Westfield State University   Westfield

    24. Elms College in Chicopee to provide medical care to poor, homeless people with 'caRe vaN'

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      Elms College in Chicopee to provide medical care to poor, homeless people with 'caRe vaN'

      The ribbon had been barely cut on the new Elms College caRe vaN and already nursing students were signing up for a chance to work on it.  The van, which is really a converted 32-foot recreational vehicle, will be traveling to two spots in the city to provide some basic medical care and information to underserved people in the city, said Michael Duffy, an assistant professor of nursing with Elms College and a brother for the Conventual Franciscan Friars.

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      Mentions:   Chicopee   Elms College   Peter Pan Bus Lines

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