Mercy Medical Center Earns Fourth Consecutive ‘A’ Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Mercy Medical Center has received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for spring 2022. This national distinction recognizes Mercy Medical Center’s achievements in protecting patients from preventable harm and error in the hospital. This latest recognition marks Mercy’s fourth consecutive “A” safety grade from Leapfrog.   “This notable accomplishment is the result of the tremendous team…

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Baystate Health Awards $1 Million in Better Together Grants

Baystate Health has awarded $1 million in Better Together Grants to five community initiatives with partner organizations as part of its Community Benefits Program.    “Baystate Health is proud to invest our Determination of Need (DoN) Community Health Initiative (CHI) funding in the communities served by our four hospitals. It is an honor to partner with these…

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Baystate Health funds $1M to improve education and public engagement

Baystate Health has awarded $1 million in grants to organizations that will educate the workforce and community engagement. According to Baystate Heath, the Better Together Grants are part of Baystate Health’s community benefits programs aimed to improve public health, increase access to health care, and advance medical knowledge, while improving quality of life. The initiatives…

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Baystate Health, Kindred Behavioral Health Break Ground on Behavioral-health Hospital

Baystate Health and Kindred Behavioral Health, a division of LifePoint Health, broke ground today, March 8, in Holyoke on their new, state-of-the-art behavioral-health hospital being built to meet the community’s increased need for specialized behavioral-health services and to address the dire shortage of beds in the region. The 150-bed, free-standing facility, to be called Baystate…

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Cooley Dickinson donates to local food bank to help fight food insecurity

A local hospital has made a donation to help fight food insecurity in Western Massachusetts. Cooley Dickinson Hospital announced a 500 thousand dollar donation to the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts. The Food Bank will receive the funds over four years to launch the partnership, with spring being the expected start date. More than 100…

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Freedom Credit Union commits $15K to Baystate Franklin Medical Center

Freedom Credit Union announced their plan to commit $15,000 to Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s new Department of Family Medicine over the next five years. According to a statement released by Freedom Credit Union, the new department is described as a partnership between Baystate Franklin Medical Center and UMass Chan Medical School-Baystate. Read the source article…

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Amherst Couple Gives $1 Million to Cooley Dickinson Emergency Department

Dr. Lynnette Watkins, the new president and CEO of Cooley Dickinson Health Care, announced the receipt of a $1 million gift from John and Elizabeth Armstrong of Amherst to support the hospital’s Emergency Department. “It has been an honor and a pleasure to talk to the Armstrongs about their commitment to the Emergency Department,” Watkins…

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Dr. Lynnette Watkins Takes the Helm at Cooley Dickinson Hospital

Dr. Lynnette Watkins says she is most definitely her father’s daughter. By that, she meant she is a second-generation ophthalmologist, following the lead set by her father, L.C. Watkins, who is one of the first African-Americans practicing in that specialty in St. Louis. “When I say that I stand on the shoulders of giants, I…

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