1. Articles in category: Health Care

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    1. HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Western Massachusetts groundbreaking

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 16 2012)

      HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Western Massachusetts groundbreaking

      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.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Gregory P. Bialecki   HealthSouth

    2. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Awards $75000 Grants to Four Local

      Explore businesswire.com (Sep 11 2012)

      Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Awards $75000 Grants to Four Local

      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.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke

    3. Baystate Health achieves top rating in care and hiring of LGBT population 

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 30 2012)

      Baystate Health achieves top rating in care and hiring of LGBT population 

      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.

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      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Mark R. Tolosky

    4. MA getting $300K to educate nurses

      Explore WWLP 22 News Springfield (Aug 21 2012)

      MA getting $300K to educate nurses

      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

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    5. Dispensing Knowledge | BusinessWest

      Explore BusinessWest (Aug 14 2012)

      Dispensing Knowledge | BusinessWest

      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.

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      Mentions:   Western New England University

    6. Holyoke Hospital's outlook 'negative' as Medicaid rolls rise

      Explore bizjournals (Jul 26 2012)

      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

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      Mentions:   Holyoke

    7. H-1B visas rare in the Pioneer Valley, but are used to fund job training | masslive.com#incart_river_default

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 23 2012)

      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.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Regional Employment Board of Hampden County Inc.   Baystate Health

    8. Shriners Hospital for Children in Springfield will work with Connecticut Children's Medical Center

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 20 2012)

      Shriners Hospital for Children in Springfield will work with Connecticut Children's Medical Center

      Shriners Hospital for Children is partnering with Connecticut Children’s Medical Center to expand services and bring more young patients into Shriners.  "There certainly are some gaps in the services now offered in Western Massachusetts,” said David H. Burstein, chairman of the board of governors for Shriners Hospital for Children. “Basically, this keeps families from having to travel to Boston.”

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      Mentions:   University of Connecticut   Baystate Health   Springfield

    9. Telemedicine topic of stroke talk at Cooley Dickinson

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 18 2012)

      Telemedicine topic of stroke talk at Cooley Dickinson

      Cooley Dickinson Hospital, in collaboration with its prospective partner hospital, Massachusetts General in Boston, is presenting a lecture free to the public, “Stroke Update and the Use of Telemedicine in Emergency Stroke Care,” on July 25 at 6 p.m., in the Dakin Conference Room at Cooley Dickinson in Northampton.

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      Mentions:   Northampton   Cooley Dickinson Hospital

    10. Workers sick-leave bill sent back for further study, unlikely to be addressed by legislature in this session

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 9 2012)

      BOSTON – Backers of a bill that would require certain employers to offer workers earned paid sick leave acknowledged in recent months that it would be an uphill battle to get the legislation passed this session.

      They were right.

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      Mentions:   Robert DeLeo   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Springfield

    11. Massachusetts Broadband Institute broadband effort on track with Hilltown effort

      Explore GazetteNET (Jul 8 2012)

      One of the successes of the project that's already playing out is leasing a fiber-optic line that connects with Boston, thereby dramatically reducing the cost of service providers like Greenfield ... Whittet said, western Massachusetts is ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Greenfield   Massachusetts Broadband Institute

    12. Baystate Health President honored with prestigious award

      Explore CBS 3 Springfield (Jul 5 2012)

      Baystate Health President honored with prestigious award

      Baystate Health President and CEO Mark R. Tolosky, J.D., FACHE -  who has devoted most of his lifelong career to advancing the field of healthcare in Massachusetts - has been awarded the prestigious 2012 William L. Lane Hospital Advocate Award from the Massachusetts Hospital Association in recognition of his "exceptional leadership."

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      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Springfield   Mark R. Tolosky

    13. An Unparalleled Vision

      Explore BusinessWest (Jul 3 2012)

      An Unparalleled Vision

       “We conduct sessions for businesses to help them manage their workforce. We’re giving a series of workshops right now to teach mid- to upper-level managers leadership skills — how to resolve problems, make their workers more productive, and avoid turnover,” Gadaire explained, adding that his organization is also set to launch a videoconference-training program to teach businesses how to conduct remote, face-to-face interviews, which he says will save them time and money.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Holyoke Community College   Springfield Technical Community College

    14. Health New England: Now that Supreme Court has ruled on Obama health care law, let's focus on the cost of care

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 28 2012)

      Health New England: Now that Supreme Court has ruled on Obama health care law, let's focus on the cost of care

      “So Massachusetts has been on this path since 2006 and it means it is full speed ahead for the rest of the country to catch up to where we are,” he said. “We will continue to implement the provisions of the Affordable Care Act.”

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Health New England   Congressman Richard E. Neal

    15. Health insurers await Supreme Court ruling, hear news of $56.8 million in rebates

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 27 2012)

      Health insurers await Supreme Court ruling, hear news of $56.8 million in rebates

      Health insurance customers and small businesses across Massachusetts will share in $56.8 million in rebates this week while the industry waits for the U.S. Supreme Court to rule on federal health care reform and the national individual mandate to buy coverage.

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      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Springfield   Health New England

    16. Regional Economic Efforts Land $4.9 Million Grant for Health Care Training - Courant.com

      Explore courant.com (Jun 7 2012)

      The U.S. Department of Labor gave the grant jointly to the Capital Workforce Partners in Hartford and the Regional Employment Board of Hampden County in Springfield, Mass., to develop a training program for nurses, medical coders and technical positions.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    17. Holyoke Medical Center, Mercy Medical Center in Springfield awarded money to create new programs

      Explore masslive.com (May 22 2012)

      Holyoke Medical Center, Mercy Medical Center in Springfield awarded money to create new programs

      Mercy Medical Center in Springfield will receive $45.6 million and Holyoke Medical Center will receive $24.5 million. The money will be spread over three years.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke Medical Center   Springfield   Holyoke

    18. Wellness programs tonic for stressed health care system, Massachusetts medical professionals say

      Explore masslive.com (May 21 2012)

      Wellness programs tonic for stressed health care system, Massachusetts medical professionals say

      The growing emphasis on diet, exercise and disease prevention will yield long-term health care cost reductions, but not soon enough to help the system’s current economic crisis, several medical professionals and U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal said during a panel discussion Monday.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Health New England   Sisters of Providence Health System

    19. Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton dedicates new chapel

      Explore masslive.com (May 10 2012)

      Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton dedicates new chapel

      The chapel project was spearheaded by Dr. Brock Lynch, a retired cancer surgeon who worked at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center and made the major donation for the creation of the chapel. It is named after his late brother-in-law, Vincent Daniel Gugger, who died in 2009. Gugger’s wife Barbara, who is also Lynch’s sister, was at the ceremony along with six of the couple’s seven children.

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      Mentions:   Northampton   Cooley Dickinson Hospital

    20. Community health centers in Holyoke and Springfield win federal grants to expand dental services

      Explore masslive.com (May 1 2012)

      Two community health centers in Western Massachusetts on Tuesday won federal grants that will help them improve dental services. The Holyoke Health Center received two grants, one for $2.8 million and another for $414,000. The Caring Health Center in Springfield received $310,000. The money for the grants was included in the 2010 federal health care law.


       

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Holyoke

    21. 3 Western Massachusetts hospitals prepare to test malpractice reform remedies

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 17 2012)

      3 Western Massachusetts hospitals prepare to test malpractice reform remedies

      Three area hospitals, including Baystate Medical Center, will participate in a pilot program designed to change how malpractice cases are handled statewide.  Championed by the Massachusetts Medical Society and other major health care organizations, the initiative is designed to improve patient safety and reduce litigation by allowing medical practitioners to disclose mistakes to patients and offer an apology and compensation when necessary.

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      Mentions:   Palmer   Baystate Health   Springfield

    22. Mercy Medical Center: Advancing robotics, minimizing surgery

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 17 2012)

      Mercy Medical Center: Advancing robotics, minimizing surgery

      Mercy Medical Center’s new chief of robotic surgery is confident an updated robot-aided surgical system the center has introduced from California-based Intuitive Surgical will reduce patients’ recovery time and create a less invasive environment in their bodies.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican

    23. Transition Team

      Explore BusinessWest (Apr 12 2012)

      Transition Team

      Aiken said the CTEP program would never have happened “if the broader partnership of the Healthcare Workforce Partnership of Western Mass. were not in existence.” That group is comprised of three groups: In health care, the players are Baystate Health, Berkshire Healthcare Systems, Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Commonwealth Care Alliance, Genesis Healthcare/Heritage Hall, Holyoke Health Center, Holyoke Medical Center, Jewish Geriatric Services, Noble Hospital, Holyoke VNA & Hospice Lifecare, Sisters of Providence Health System, Mass Senior Care Assoc., Home Care Alliance of Mass., Mass. Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Errors, and VNA and Hospice of Cooley Dickinson.

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      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Holyoke Medical Center   Holyoke

    24. Mason Square group plans weekend health and wellness fair for Springfield residents

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 11 2012)

      The Mason Square Health Task Force will hold The H.E.L.P. Expo on Saturday, April 14, from 10 am to 3 pm at the Dunbar Y Family and Community Center, 33 Oak St, with events that include free workshops, exercise sessions and dozens of health and wellness exhibitors on site. The theme for the expo is "health, education, lifestyle and prevention."

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      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican

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