Health Care

Swift River Building New Pharmacy at Home Campus – BusinessWest

Swift River, a member of the Addiction Campuses treatment centers, announced the opening of a new pharmacy. The construction project began in 2019 and is expected to be completed this month.  Swift River has teamed up with Keiter Builders Inc. based in Florence, and Kuhn Riddle Architects of Amherst to lead in the design and…

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TD Bank Awards Baystate Health $1 Million Ready Challenge Grant

Baystate Health received a $1 million grant from TD Bank to further the health system’s commitment to the communities it serves by funding an innovative new mobile preventive health clinic called the TD Bank – Baystate Health Bus. Baystate Health is one of only four healthcare organizations in the U.S., along with six in Canada,…

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Trinity Health Springfield medical group earns national recognition

Trinity Health Of New England Medical Group-Springfield has achieved Gold Status recognition from the American Heart and American Medical associations for achieving blood pressure control rates of 70 percent or more in the group’s adult patient population with high blood pressure. Read the source article at masslive.com

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Holyoke Medical Center names Dr. Simon Ahtaridis chief medical officer

Dr. Simon Ahtaridis has been named chief medical officer of Holyoke Medical Center. Ahtaridis, who earlier in his career served in that position at Mercy Medical Center in Springfield, has been national clinical advisor-chief medical officer for Sound Advisory Services where he oversaw the overall clinical performance of onsite and remote advisory services for that…

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Weldon Rehabilitation Hospital inpatient programs accredited again

Weldon Rehabilitation Hospital has again received accreditation for its inpatient rehabilitation program for adults and inpatient rehabilitation program for children and adolescents. The international Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, or CARF, awarded Weldon, part of Trinity Health Of New England’s Mercy Medical Center, its ninth such consecutive three-year accreditation. Read the source article…

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Deborah Bitsoli named president of Mercy Medical Center and affiliates

Deborah Bitsoli has been named president of Mercy Medical Center and its affiliates, effective Dec. 2. “Deborah is a respected, visionary leader with extensive experience in health care operations. Her dedication to our Mission and tremendous enthusiasm, in combination with her focus on quality, safety and growth, will serve Mercy and the greater Springfield community…

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Four Western Mass., 2 Boston hospitals get ‘A’ grades for patient safety

Four area hospitals – Baystate Franklin in Greenfield, Baystate Noble in Westfield and Holyoke Medical Center as well as Cooley Dickinson in Northampton – received the top grade of “A” in the Fall 2019 round of hospitals scored nationwide on protecting patients from medical errors, infections and injuries by the Washington-based Leapfrog Group. Read the…

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