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Springfield Technical Community College SIMS Medical Center to offer three new certificate programs for health-care work
Beginning this month, the SIMS Medical Center at Springfield Technical Community College will offer three new, college credit, certificate programs for enhanced certified nursing assistant, for patient-care technicians, sterile processing technicians and community health workers.(Read Full Article)
Employer groups say they are faced with a burgeoning list of new mandates every year that threaten their ability to provide affordable health care to workers.(Read Full Article)
The bill, first filed in 2009 by State Senator Stephen M. Brewer, is designed to mitigate the sometimes astronomical co-pays for newly-approved therapies.
“The bottom line is that this bill is about keeping up with technology. Oral cancer therapies are the future of cancer treatment and most importantly they are not interchangeable with IV drugs,” Brewer said in a statement. “This new law will provide an additional level of comfort for patients as well ...
The medical building project, which is expected to be completed in early 2014, is being developed by Carew Chestnut Partners, in partnership with Sisters of Providence and Hampden County Physician Associates. A three-story, 75,000-square-foot medical office building is being built.(Read Full Article)
We’ve got to wait until 2014 before employment in the Bay State returns to pre-recession levels. And after we get there, we’ll be staring at a dramatically different economy than the one we left behind in early 2008.(Read Full Article)
The new emergency room has three trauma rooms for adults and each is big enough to handle two patients. The adjacent pediatric emergency department has its own resuscitation room.(Read Full Article)
Baystate Medical Center showed off its new 18-bed pediatric emergency room Thursday, part of a total new $45-million emergency department that opens to the public Dec. 3.(Read Full Article)
U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield, announced the grant along with college President Vincent M. Maniaci.(Read Full Article)
Neal is an AIC graduate.
The $2.4 million is the largest grant awarded from the federal program to a Massachusetts college and is the largest federal grant ever received by American International College.
- State officials and lawmakers are tapping into electronic health opportunities to stimulate jobs and business growth throughout the Commonwealth. (Read Full Article)
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and other state officials and hospital executives will gather at Massachusetts General Hospital to send the first electronic medical records data to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield.(Read Full Article)
Holyoke Health Center is going to add a pediatric dental center to its building. It's the last part of a $25 million project that started ten years ago. Congressmen Richard Neal and John Olver were there today. The center will give both access and education to parents of young children.(Read Full Article)
The key, agreed a panel discussing the law’s impact on business at Georgetown University Monday, is that state policymakers secured buy-in from all stakeholders -- including, perhaps most importantly, the business community.(Read Full Article)
“When businesses looked at their expenses and revenues, one expense was growing faster than any other: the cost of health care for employees. They didn’t feel like they had control,” said Rick Lord, president and CEO of Associated Industries of Massachusetts, describing the atmosphere before the law’s passage. “We may have come over on different ships, but we’re in the same boat. They wanted to ...
The ceremony will include Massachusetts Housing and Economic Development Secretary Gregory Bialecki, U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield, along with representatives of HealthSouth the state Legislative delegation and representatives of the town of Ludlow and Westmass Area Development Corporation.(Read Full Article)
To recognize Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts’ (BCBSMA) 75th anniversary today, four local not-for-profits each received a $75,000 grant to promote nutrition education and access to healthy foods. The BCBSMA 75th Anniversary Grants were awarded to the Urban Food Initiative; Holyoke Food and Fitness Policy Council; Project Bread in partnership with Lynn Economic Opportunity, Inc.; and Boston Natural Areas Network.(Read Full Article)
Baystate and its 10,000 employees at four hospitals, health centers, medical practices, home care and hospice services achieved a perfect rating in providing unbiased care for the LGBT community in Western Massachusetts and for its inclusive hiring practices, according to the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of the largest LGBT organization in the United States.(Read Full Article)
Massachusetts is getting a grant to help nurses advance their training. The $300,000 national grant is designed to support nursing education. The Patrick administration says that the funding will pave pathways for nurses to earn a bachelors degree or obtain further education. Specifically, the money will support ongoing collaboration between the Department of Higher Education and the Organization of Nurse Leaders(Read Full Article)
Robinson said pharmacy will become a more attractive field for young people looking at medical careers, lending credibility to WNEU’s decision several years ago to launch the College of Pharmacy. In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for pharmacists will increase by 25% between 2010 and 2012; that’s much greater than the average career field.(Read Full Article)
The good news for Holyoke Hospital is that it recently received $7 million in extra Medicaid funding to support one of the poorest patient populations in the state. The bad news is without those funds, the hospital and its aging facilities would have booked a $5.6 million operating loss in fiscal 2011(Read Full Article)
H-1B visas rare in the Pioneer Valley, but are used to fund job training | masslive.com#incart_river_default
Where Springfield shines is in taking advantage of the American Competitiveness and Workforce Improvement Act funded by the visa requests, Ruiz said.(Read Full Article)