HNE Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

SPRINGFIELD — Health New England announced the recent appointment of Lisa Cohen to the role of vice president of Finance and Chief Financial Officer. In this position, Cohen is responsible for leading Health New England’s financial strategy, accounting, actuarial, underwriting and financial reporting, ensuring its ability to provide cost-effective health care coverage while maintaining high-quality…

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Springfield Regional Chamber Seeks Nominations for Super 60

The Springfield Regional Chamber (SRC) is seeking nominations for its annual Super 60 awards program. Marking its 31st year, Super 60 recognizes the success of the fastest-growing and privately-owned businesses in the region. The last awards ceremony took place in 2019, honoring winners from 21 communities across the region and representing all sectors of the…

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UMass to Create Center for Nursing and Engineering Innovation

Michael and Theresa Hluchyj are no strangers to giving back to their alma mater — and seeing their investments bear fruit. For example, the couple, who graduated from UMass Amherst in 1976 and 1977, respectively, established a graduate fellowship program in 2008 to support students from the College of Engineering and the College of Nursing…

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Second Chance Home Care Opens Its Doors

Second Chance Home Care, located at 200 North Main St., Suite 4 South, East Longmeadow — a non-medical home-care agency that serves the elderly, special-needs, and autism population — held a grand-opening ceremony on March 18. Town Manager Mary McNally was in attendance to cut the ribbon and welcome Veronica Anderson, director of Second Chance…

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Health Partners New England Acquires Providence Behavioral Health Hospital

Mercy Medical Center has long collaborated with other hospitals, organizations, and agencies to offer new and more integrated, sustainable pathways to behavioral healthcare. Such collaborative planning, the health system notes, is essential in developing creative and effective ways of matching patient needs with available resources. Read the source article at BusinessWest

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Valley Health Systems Appreciates Employees by Supporting Locally Owned Eateries

Valley Health Systems Inc., which consists of Holyoke Medical Center, Holyoke Medical Group, Holyoke VNA Hospice Life Care, and River Valley Counseling Center, will express appreciation to employees by providing a voucher to use at locally owned food establishments. “Normally, we would celebrate the season by serving a holiday meal with all the trimmings to…

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Holyoke Medical Center Earns Leapfrog Top Hospital Award for Quality, Safety

Highlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, Holyoke Medical Center was named a Top General Hospital nationally by the Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization of employers and other purchasers widely acknowledged as the toughest standard setters for healthcare safety and quality. “Holyoke Medical Center is proud to once again accept the…

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