Baystate Health

Baystate Health Eastern region leader Michael Moran to resign | Becker’s Hospital Review | 9/12/2019

Michael Moran, president and chief administrative officer of the Eastern region at Springfield, Mass.-based Baystate Health, plans to resign, effective Nov. 1, according to a MassLive report. Mr. Moran has worked at Baystate Health for 17 years, assuming his current position in 2016. Before that, he was vice president for clinical, facilities and guest services for the health system. During his time at Baystate, he led several construction projects …

Frank Robinson, Ph.D. | 9/10/2019

… Health Center in Springfield; the Springfield Community Substance Abuse Partnership and Prevention Alliance, part of the Springfield Department of Health and Human Services; Partners for Community Health; and Baystate Health, first as director of Community Health Planning and now as vice president of Public Health. At each stop, he has been a visionary and an innovator, leading initiatives ranging from the BEST Oral Health program to Baystate Academy Charter School …

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Overdose Deaths Decline Statewide, but Increase in Western Mass. | 9/10/2019

… in our region.” “Even though some parts of the Commonwealth have seen a leveling off or reduction in the opioid crisis, it continues unabated in our region,” said Dr. Friedmann, chief Research officer at Baystate Health and associate dean of Research at UMass Medical School – Baystate. At press time, Friedmann was getting ready to participate in a public forum discussing an issue brief prepared by the Massachusetts Healthy Policy Forum …

Forum on Sept. 6 to Tackle Opioid Crisis in Western Mass. | 9/3/2019

HCN Staff 117 Views SPRINGFIELD — Dr. Peter Friedmann, a recognized addiction specialist and chief research officer for Baystate Health, will participate in “Massachusetts Health Policy Forum: the Opioid Crisis in Western Massachusetts” on Friday, Sept. 6 from 8 a.m. to noon at UMass Amherst’s Amherst Room on the 10th floor of the Campus Center on 1 Campus Center Way. The public is invited to attend the event. The opioid crisis …

Forum to address opioid crisis in Western Massachusetts’ small, rural communities - MassLive.com | 9/3/2019

… Addressing the Opioid Crisis in Small and Rural Communities in Western Massachusetts,” at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. (Don Treeger file photo/The Republican) By Anne-Gerard Flynn Special to The Republican AMHERST — Baystate Health is among the participants in a forum, titled “Addressing the Opioid Crisis in Small and Rural Communities in Western Massachusetts,’ Sept. 6 from 8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the auditorium of the Campus …

(USA-MA-Springfield) Registered Nurse RN, Heart Failure Unit - 86598 | 9/1/2019

Regular Org Marketing Statement Baystate Health (BH) is one of New England’s leading and largest integrated health care organizations, serving a population of nearly one million people throughout western New England. With roots dating back to the founding of Springfield City Hospital in 1873, Baystate Health has been providing high-quality and compassionate health care in western Massachusetts for more than 145 years. With more than 12,000 employees, a medical …

(USA-MA-Springfield) Registered Nurse, Heart Failure Unit - 86806 | 9/1/2019

Regular Org Marketing Statement Baystate Health (BH) is one of New England’s leading and largest integrated health care organizations, serving a population of nearly one million people throughout western New England. With roots dating back to the founding of Springfield City Hospital in 1873, Baystate Health has been providing high-quality and compassionate health care in western Massachusetts for more than 145 years. With more than 12,000 employees, a medical …

(USA-MA-Greenfield) Peer Mentor Doula - 86648 | 8/30/2019

Regular Org Marketing Statement Baystate Health, a leading not-for-profit integrated health system, is transforming the delivery of health care to the communities it serves. Baystate Health (BH) is one of New England’s leading and largest integrated healthcare systems, serving more than 800,000 people throughout Western Massachusetts. With about 12,000 employees, a 1,200-member medical staff, and net patient service revenue of more than $2.3 billion, this dynamic and …

Baystate Health reviewing partnership with US HealthVest after Seattle Times investigation | 8/30/2019

News Local Baystate Health reviewing partnership with US HealthVest after Seattle Times investigation Baystate Health has announced it’s reviewing its alliance with US HealthVest, the for-profit company with which it has partnered to build a behavioral health hospital in Holyoke that would mean the closure of the psychiatric unit at Baystate Franklin Medical Center. Staff File Photo/PAUL FRANZ Council tables resolution to keep Baystate Franklin mental health unit …

(USA-MA-Westfield) Surgical Technologist II - 86621 | 8/30/2019

Baystate Health Surgical Technologist II - 86621 in Westfield , Massachusetts Surgical Technologist II Regular Org Marketing Statement Baystate Noble Hospital is a 97-bed acute care community hospital providing a broad range of services to the Greater Westfield community. We offer direct access to world-class technology, diagnostics, and specialists as a proud member of Baystate Health. Together, we passionately work to ensure that our patients have access to exceptional health …

(USA) Patient Care Technician, Full Time Nights - 86760 | 8/30/2019

Baystate Health Patient Care Technician, Full Time Nights - 86760 in United States Patient Care Technician, Full Time Nights Job ID Regular Responsibilities At Baystate Health, Patient Care Technicians (PCTs) perform an important role providing care to our patients. They take vital signs, administer treatments and procedures, assist patients, communicate with the care team and maintain patient safety at all times. What you will do: Daily activities are coordinated by the …

(USA-MA-Westfield) Patient Care Technician I Bronson - 86619 | 8/30/2019

Baystate Health Patient Care Technician I Bronson - 86619 in Westfield , Massachusetts Patient Care Technician I Bronson Job ID Regular Org Marketing Statement Baystate Noble Hospital is a 97-bed acute care community hospital providing a broad range of services to the Greater Westfield community. We offer direct access to world-class technology, diagnostics, and specialists as a proud member of Baystate Health. Together, we passionately work to ensure that our …

(USA-MA-Westfield) Patient Care Technician I Emergency - 86618 | 8/30/2019

Baystate Health Patient Care Technician I Emergency - 86618 in Westfield , Massachusetts Patient Care Technician I Emergency Job ID Regular Org Marketing Statement Baystate Noble Hospital is a 97-bed acute care community hospital providing a broad range of services to the Greater Westfield community. We offer direct access to world-class technology, diagnostics, and specialists as a proud member of Baystate Health. Together, we passionately work to ensure that our …

(USA-MA-Greenfield) Phlebotomy Technician - 86770 | 8/30/2019

… New England’s leading and largest integrated health care organizations, serving a population of nearly one million people throughout western New England. With roots dating back to the founding of Springfield City Hospital in 1873, Baystate Health has been providing high-quality and compassionate health care in western Massachusetts for more than 145 years. With more than 12,000 employees, a medical staff of nearly 3,100 physicians, and a net patient service …

(USA-MA-Springfield) Food Service Liaison - 86583 | 8/30/2019

Baystate Health Food Service Liaison - 86583 in Springfield , Massachusetts Food Service Liaison Org Marketing Statement About Baystate Health Baystate Health, a leading not-for-profit integrated health system, is transforming the delivery of health care to the communities it serves. Baystate Health (BH) is one of New England’s leading and largest integrated healthcare systems, serving more than 800,000 people throughout Western Massachusetts. With about 12,000 employees, a 3,100-member medical …

MNA Nurses Call on Baystate Health to Dissolve Partnership with For-Profit US HealthVest After Devastating Investigative Report | PR Newswire | 8/28/2019

HOLYOKE, Mass. , Aug. 27, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – MNA nurses and healthcare professionals who are part of a large coalition of patients, families, providers, advocates and elected officials fighting to preserve local behavioral health care in Greenfield , Palmer and Westfield called on Baystate Health to dissolve its partnership with US HealthVest following a Seattle Times investigation into the for-profit company and Baystate’s decision to “review” its partnership with the company. According …

Forum to examine opioid crisis in western Mass. - The Recorder | Financial Times | 8/27/2019

… license this month , which she said was a difficult process. One of the things Potee will be speaking about at the forum will be deregulating methadone, and she expressed the desire for pharmacies and community health centers to have a protocol to distribute it. She said that the absence of methadone clinic spots plays a role in the crisis in western Massachusetts and that for 1½ years the clinics in …

Health New England Becomes First Health Plan In Region To Launch Rx Savings Solutions | PR Newswire | 8/20/2019

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. Rx Savings Solutions has partnered with Health New England to serve approximately 85,000 members in its commercial line of business and help them save money on prescription drugs. A not-for-profit health plan, Health New England became the first in the region to deliver Rx Savings Solutions’ combination of prescription drug pricing transparency and personalized, cost-saving clinical recommendations to members and their families. Rx Savings …

Former Partners chief made $6.1 million in 2017 - The Boston Globe | 8/16/2019

Former Partners chief made $6.1 million in 2017 By Priyanka Dayal McCluskey Globe Staff , August 16, 2019, 12:30 p.m. View Comments Dr. David Torchiana. (Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff/File 2015) The former chief executive of Partners HealthCare, the state’s largest health care provider, received $6.1 million in compensation in 2017, topping the list of Boston hospital executives. Dr. David Torchiana’s compensation included salary of about $2.3 million, a $1.5 million …

Mass. Nurses Association Reports: Department of Public Health Finds Baystate Noble and Wing ICUs ‘Necessary for Preserving Access and Health’ Following Closure Hearings | Markets Insider | Business Insider | 7/16/2019

PALMER , Mass. and WESTFIELD, Mass. , July 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – The state Department of Public Health has found that the intensive care units at Baystate Noble and Wing hospitals are “necessary for preserving access and health” and that Baystate Health must prepare a plan showing how it will maintain services for area residents. The findings – sent by letter to Baystate earlier this month –follow public meetings in which nurses, patients and …

Medicare

Health New England Becomes First Health Plan In Region To Launch Rx Savings Solutions | PR Newswire | 8/20/2019

Baystate Health, Health New England offers a range of health care plans in the commercial, Medicaid and Medicare markets. For more information, visit www.healthnewengland.org . About Rx Savings Solutions Rx Savings Solutions offers an innovative, patented engagement software system empowering employers and employees to be educated consumers of healthcare. In addition to large, Fortune 500 Employers, Rx Savings Solutions also services health plan clients. Founded and operated by a team of …

A bill pending on Beacon Hill will allow the public to see how hospital executives are spending tax dollars | PR Newswire | 5/31/2019

Medicare, Medicaid, and state funds) BAYSTATE HEALTH Greenfield, Palmer, Springfield, Westfield $100,801,000 Cayman Islands 69.1% (avg. of hospitals) PARTNERS HEALTHCARE Boston, Newton, Salem, Nantucket, Northampton, Martha’s Vineyard, Belmont $100,909,744 2016 data 65.6% (avg. of hospitals) LAHEY HOSPITAL & MEDICAL CENTER Burlington $74,313,000 Bermuda 60.1% TUFTS MEDICAL CENTER PARENT INC. Boston $1,682,860 Central America & the Caribbean 61.9% BOSTON CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL Boston $376,247,495 Central America & the Caribbean; Sub-Saharan Africa 34.7% WINCHESTER HOSPITAL …

Medicaid

Health New England Becomes First Health Plan In Region To Launch Rx Savings Solutions | PR Newswire | 8/20/2019

Baystate Health, Health New England offers a range of health care plans in the commercial, Medicaid and Medicare markets. For more information, visit www.healthnewengland.org . About Rx Savings Solutions Rx Savings Solutions offers an innovative, patented engagement software system empowering employers and employees to be educated consumers of healthcare. In addition to large, Fortune 500 Employers, Rx Savings Solutions also services health plan clients. Founded and operated by a team of …

A bill pending on Beacon Hill will allow the public to see how hospital executives are spending tax dollars | PR Newswire | 5/31/2019

Medicaid Reimbursement Enhancement Fund. Massachusetts hospitals are both largely non-profit organizations and publicly funded through tax dollars. Hospital Corporation City/Town of Hospitals IRS 990 or Auditor Data (FY 2017 unless otherwise noted) Offshore Account Location, etc. Public Payer Mix (% of revenue from Medicare, Medicaid, and state funds) BAYSTATE HEALTH Greenfield, Palmer, Springfield, Westfield $100,801,000 Cayman Islands 69.1% (avg. of hospitals) PARTNERS HEALTHCARE Boston, Newton, Salem, Nantucket, Northampton, Martha’s …

Nurse Staffing

MNA: Baystate Franklin Medical Center Nurses Withdraw One-Day Strike Notice as They Seek Fair Agreement That Protects and Improves Patient Care | PR Newswire | 2/24/2018

… Notice as They Seek Fair Agreement That Protects and Improves Patient Care Nurses withdrew their one-day strike notice after Baystate Health agreed to schedule a negotiating date on February 26 News provided by Feb … improve patient care conditions Baystate wants the right to make nurse staffing worse Baystate wants to force its nurses to take terrible health insurance from Baystate’s own insurance company, Health New England Why Inadequate RN …

Mental Health

MNA Nurses Call on Baystate Health to Dissolve Partnership with For-Profit US HealthVest After Devastating Investigative Report | PR Newswire | 8/28/2019

… families, providers, advocates and elected officials fighting to preserve local behavioral health care in Greenfield , Palmer and Westfield called on Baystate Health to dissolve its partnership with US HealthVest following a Seattle Times investigation into … the region, has repeatedly urged Baystate to preserve local inpatient mental health units. Closing them will make it harder for patients to access quality care, recover close to their loved ones and connect with local …

Department of Public Health to Hold Hearings on June 18 and 19 on the Proposed Closure of ICUs at Baystate Noble and Wing Hospitals | Markets Insider | Business Insider | 6/17/2019

GREENFIELD , Mass. and PALMER , Mass. and WESTFIELD, Mass. The state Department of Public Health will hold public hearings this week on Baystate Health’s proposed closure of intensive care units in Westfield and Palmer – a proposal that along with Baystate’s plan to eliminate mental health beds at three community hospitals has drawn strong opposition from nurses, advocates, patients and elected officials. The Greenfield City Council also plans to vote this week …

Behavioral Health

MNA Nurses Call on Baystate Health to Dissolve Partnership with For-Profit US HealthVest After Devastating Investigative Report | PR Newswire | 8/28/2019

HOLYOKE, Mass. , Aug. 27, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – MNA nurses and healthcare professionals who are part of a large coalition of patients, families, providers, advocates and elected officials fighting to preserve local behavioral health care in Greenfield , Palmer and Westfield called on Baystate Health to dissolve its partnership with US HealthVest following a Seattle Times investigation into the for-profit company and Baystate’s decision to “review” its partnership with the company. According …

Forum to examine opioid crisis in western Mass. - The Recorder | Financial Times | 8/27/2019

… 26, of Deerfield, who died from a heroin overdose on Nov. 30. Dr. Ruth Potee, director of addiction services for Behavioral Health Network in Springfield, is one of the panelists who will be speaking at … Cross Blue Shield and with the support of RIZE Massachusetts, Baystate Health and UMass Amherst, delves into the causes of opioid addiction in rural and poor areas in western Massachusetts and explores ways to fight …

DispatchHealth

Denver startup DispatchHealth scores $33M for in-home care model | MedCity News | 5/8/2019

Startups Denver startup DispatchHealth scores $33M for in-home care model The company will use the funding, which came from investors such as Echo Health Ventures, Alta Partners and Questa Capital, to open additional locations … Cigna and Aetna. DispatchHealth also partners with health systems like Baystate Health, Bon Secours Richmond, Texas Health and MultiCare. With the new $33 million in funding, the startup intends to open additional locations across the

DispatchHealth Nabs $33M to Expand On-Demand Healthcare Model to High Acuity Patients | HIT Consultant | 5/7/2019

DispatchHealth Nabs $33M to Expand On-Demand Healthcare Model to High Acuity Patients //hitconsultant.net/2019/05/07/dispatchhealth-on-demand-healthcare-funding/. Captcha Submit DispatchHealth (formerly known as True North Health Navigation), a Denver, CO-based provider … with many large health systems across the country, such as Baystate Health, Bon Secours Richmond, MultiCare and Texas Health, to provide exceptional care for patients in a lower-cost setting. DispatchHealth also works with most

VertitechIT

New Chief Medical Officer for National Healthcare IT Firm VertitechIT | PR Newswire | 1/30/2018

New Chief Medical Officer for National Healthcare IT Firm VertitechIT Former Baystate Health System CMIO Dr. Neil Kudler to Serve in Unique Consulting Role News provided by 13:00 ET Share this article HOLYOKE, Mass. , Jan. 30, It’s not often that a Chief Medical Information Officer for a major hospital system joins a healthcare IT consultant, let alone a physician who then takes on the role of Chief Medical Officer for …

iVantage Health Analytics

MNA: Greenfield City Councilors Will Travel to Springfield on Wednesday to Demand Action from CEO and Trustees on BFMC Patient Care and a Fair Contract | PR Newswire | 2/20/2018

Baystate Health CEO Dr. Mark Keroack in Springfield on Wednesday, Feb. 21 before going to see Ed Noonan , a member of the Baystate Health Board of Trustees. NOTE ON BFMC “TOP 100” RANKINGS: BFMC touts that it is a “Top 100” rural and community hospital based on its 2017 iVantage Health Analytics score. Except BFMC actually received NEGATIVE scores for patient outcomes from iVantage last year . Scores that helped place …

Echo Health Ventures

Denver startup DispatchHealth scores $33M for in-home care model | MedCity News | 5/8/2019

… DispatchHealth scores $33M for in-home care model The company will use the funding, which came from investors such as Echo Health Ventures, Alta Partners and Questa Capital, to open additional locations across the country … Cigna and Aetna. DispatchHealth also partners with health systems like Baystate Health, Bon Secours Richmond, Texas Health and MultiCare. With the new $33 million in funding, the startup intends to open additional locations across the …

DispatchHealth Nabs $33M to Expand On-Demand Healthcare Model to High Acuity Patients | HIT Consultant | 5/7/2019

… provider of on-demand healthcare delivery to a patient’s home has raised $33 million in growth capital funding led by Echo Health Ventures , a strategic collaboration of Cambia Health Solutions and Mosaic Health Solutions. The … with many large health systems across the country, such as Baystate Health, Bon Secours Richmond, MultiCare and Texas Health, to provide exceptional care for patients in a lower-cost setting. DispatchHealth also works with most …

Alta Partners

Denver startup DispatchHealth scores $33M for in-home care model | MedCity News | 5/8/2019

… for in-home care model The company will use the funding, which came from investors such as Echo Health Ventures, Alta Partners and Questa Capital, to open additional locations across the country and expand its … Cigna and Aetna. DispatchHealth also partners with health systems like Baystate Health, Bon Secours Richmond, Texas Health and MultiCare. With the new $33 million in funding, the startup intends to open additional locations across the …

DispatchHealth Nabs $33M to Expand On-Demand Healthcare Model to High Acuity Patients | HIT Consultant | 5/7/2019

… Ventures , a strategic collaboration of Cambia Health Solutions and Mosaic Health Solutions. The funding also included participation from existing investors Alta Partners , Questa Capital and additional strategic investors. Founded in 2013 by two mobile health … with many large health systems across the country, such as Baystate Health, Bon Secours Richmond, MultiCare and Texas Health, to provide exceptional care for patients in a lower-cost setting. DispatchHealth also works with most …

Questa Capital

Denver startup DispatchHealth scores $33M for in-home care model | MedCity News | 5/8/2019

… care model The company will use the funding, which came from investors such as Echo Health Ventures, Alta Partners and Questa Capital, to open additional locations across the country and expand its treatment capabilities. Post … Cigna and Aetna. DispatchHealth also partners with health systems like Baystate Health, Bon Secours Richmond, Texas Health and MultiCare. With the new $33 million in funding, the startup intends to open additional locations across the …

DispatchHealth Nabs $33M to Expand On-Demand Healthcare Model to High Acuity Patients | HIT Consultant | 5/7/2019

… strategic collaboration of Cambia Health Solutions and Mosaic Health Solutions. The funding also included participation from existing investors Alta Partners , Questa Capital and additional strategic investors. Founded in 2013 by two mobile health executives, DispatchHealth’s … with many large health systems across the country, such as Baystate Health, Bon Secours Richmond, MultiCare and Texas Health, to provide exceptional care for patients in a lower-cost setting. DispatchHealth also works with most …

HCA

Former Partners chief made $6.1 million in 2017 - The Boston Globe | 8/16/2019

… 2019, 12:30 p.m. View Comments Dr. David Torchiana. (Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff/File 2015) The former chief executive of Partners HealthCare, the state’s largest health care provider, received $6.1 million in compensation in 2017, topping … Eric Dickson. Dr. Mark Keroack, the CEO of Springfield-based Baystate Health, received $1.9 million. Priyanka Dayal McCluskey can be reached at . Follow her on Twitter @priyanka_dayal . Most read on BostonGlobe.com …

At State House Hearing Today, Lawmakers to Examine Bills Strengthening Hospital Closure and Financial Transparency Laws | PR Newswire | 5/28/2019

Baystate Health, Partners Healthcare, UMass Memorial Health Care and Steward Healthcare have closed at least 27 hospitals or hospital units over the last 10 years. At least nine of these were deemed “essential services” by the state Department of Public Health, but executives closed them anyway. Right now, Baystate Health is planning to close inpatient mental health beds at community hospitals in Greenfield , Palmer and Westfield , along with its intensive …

Noble Hospital, Westfield MA

Mass. Nurses Association Reports: Department of Public Health Finds Baystate Noble and Wing ICUs ‘Necessary for Preserving Access and Health’ Following Closure Hearings | Markets Insider | Business Insider | 7/16/2019

PALMER , Mass. and WESTFIELD, Mass. , July 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – The state Department of Public Health has found that the intensive care units at Baystate Noble and Wing hospitals are “necessary for preserving access and health” and that Baystate Health must prepare a plan showing how it will maintain services for area residents. The findings – sent by letter to Baystate earlier this month –follow public meetings in which nurses, patients and …

Partners HealthCare

Former Partners chief made $6.1 million in 2017 - The Boston Globe | 8/16/2019

… 16, 2019, 12:30 p.m. View Comments Dr. David Torchiana. (Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff/File 2015) The former chief executive of Partners HealthCare, the state’s largest health care provider, received $6.1 million in compensation in 2017 … Eric Dickson. Dr. Mark Keroack, the CEO of Springfield-based Baystate Health, received $1.9 million. Priyanka Dayal McCluskey can be reached at . Follow her on Twitter @priyanka_dayal . Most read on BostonGlobe.com …

A bill pending on Beacon Hill will allow the public to see how hospital executives are spending tax dollars | PR Newswire | 5/31/2019

… BAYSTATE HEALTH Greenfield, Palmer, Springfield, Westfield $100,801,000 Cayman Islands 69.1% (avg. of hospitals) PARTNERS HEALTHCARE Boston, Newton, Salem, Nantucket, Northampton, Martha’s Vineyard, Belmont $100,909,744 2016 data 65.6% (avg. of hospitals) LAHEY HOSPITAL & MEDICAL CENTER Burlington $74,313,000 Bermuda 60.1% TUFTS MEDICAL CENTER PARENT INC. Boston $1,682,860 Central America & the Caribbean 61.9% BOSTON CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL Boston $376,247,495 Central America & the Caribbean; Sub-Saharan Africa 34.7% WINCHESTER HOSPITAL Winchester $894,158 Bermuda 46.3% SOUTHCOAST …

UMass Memorial Health Care

Former Partners chief made $6.1 million in 2017 - The Boston Globe | 8/16/2019

UMass Memorial Health Care, gave about $2.3 million to its chief, Dr. Eric Dickson. Dr. Mark Keroack, the CEO of Springfield-based Baystate Health, received $1.9 million. Priyanka Dayal McCluskey can be reached at . Follow her on Twitter @priyanka_dayal . Most read on BostonGlobe.com …

At State House Hearing Today, Lawmakers to Examine Bills Strengthening Hospital Closure and Financial Transparency Laws | PR Newswire | 5/28/2019

Baystate Health, Partners Healthcare, UMass Memorial Health Care and Steward Healthcare have closed at least 27 hospitals or hospital units over the last 10 years. At least nine of these were deemed “essential services” by the state Department of Public Health, but executives closed them anyway. Right now, Baystate Health is planning to close inpatient mental health beds at community hospitals in Greenfield , Palmer and Westfield , along with its intensive …

Baystate Franklin Medical Center, Greenfield MA

Department of Public Health to Hold Hearings on June 18 and 19 on the Proposed Closure of ICUs at Baystate Noble and Wing Hospitals | Markets Insider | Business Insider | 6/17/2019

GREENFIELD , Mass. and PALMER , Mass. and WESTFIELD, Mass. The state Department of Public Health will hold public hearings this week on Baystate Health’s proposed closure of intensive care units in Westfield and Palmer – a proposal that along with Baystate’s plan to eliminate mental health beds at three community hospitals has drawn strong opposition from nurses, advocates, patients and elected officials. The Greenfield City Council also plans to vote this week …

Cambridge Health Alliance, Cambridge MA

At State House Hearing Today, Lawmakers to Examine Bills Strengthening Hospital Closure and Financial Transparency Laws | PR Newswire | 5/28/2019

CANTON, Mass. , May 28, Hospital executives have closed or are threatening to eliminate essential services from Greenfield to Taunton , prompting patients, nurses and advocates to push for legislation that will strengthen the existing hospital closure law, shine a light on hospital profits and offshore tax havens, and limit excessive CEO pay. What: Hearings on An Act Relative to the Closing of Hospital Essential Services (S. 672/H. 1139) , sponsored by …

As Hospital Corporations Threaten Essential Services Across Massachusetts, Lawmakers to Examine Bill Strengthening Closure Law at May 28 Hearing | Markets Insider | Business Insider | 5/24/2019

CANTON, Mass. , May 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – Hospital executives have closed or are threatening to eliminate essential services from Greenfield to Taunton , prompting patients, nurses and advocates to push for legislation that will strengthen the existing hospital closure law, shine a light on hospital profits and offshore tax havens, and limit excessive CEO pay. What: Hearings on An Act Relative to the Closing of Hospital Essential Services (S. 672/H. 1139 …

Baystate Noble Hospital, Westfield MA

Department of Public Health to Hold Hearings on June 18 and 19 on the Proposed Closure of ICUs at Baystate Noble and Wing Hospitals | Markets Insider | Business Insider | 6/17/2019

GREENFIELD , Mass. and PALMER , Mass. and WESTFIELD, Mass. The state Department of Public Health will hold public hearings this week on Baystate Health’s proposed closure of intensive care units in Westfield and Palmer – a proposal that along with Baystate’s plan to eliminate mental health beds at three community hospitals has drawn strong opposition from nurses, advocates, patients and elected officials. The Greenfield City Council also plans to vote this week …

Baystate Wing Hospital, Palmer MA

Department of Public Health to Hold Hearings on June 18 and 19 on the Proposed Closure of ICUs at Baystate Noble and Wing Hospitals | Markets Insider | Business Insider | 6/17/2019

GREENFIELD , Mass. and PALMER , Mass. and WESTFIELD, Mass. The state Department of Public Health will hold public hearings this week on Baystate Health’s proposed closure of intensive care units in Westfield and Palmer – a proposal that along with Baystate’s plan to eliminate mental health beds at three community hospitals has drawn strong opposition from nurses, advocates, patients and elected officials. The Greenfield City Council also plans to vote this week …

Cambridge Health Alliance

At State House Hearing Today, Lawmakers to Examine Bills Strengthening Hospital Closure and Financial Transparency Laws | PR Newswire | 5/28/2019

… a.m. to 1 p.m. Where: Room A-1, State House, Boston Strengthening Hospital Closure Law Massachusetts hospital corporations such as Baystate Health, Partners Healthcare, UMass Memorial Health Care and Steward Healthcare have closed at least … and elected officials have come out strongly against the closures . Cambridge Health Alliance recently proposed closing its emergency department at Somerville Hospital and turning it into an urgent care clinic. In Taunton , where Steward Healthcare …

As Hospital Corporations Threaten Essential Services Across Massachusetts, Lawmakers to Examine Bill Strengthening Closure Law at May 28 Hearing | Markets Insider | Business Insider | 5/24/2019

… a.m. to 1 p.m. Where: Room A-1, State House, Boston Strengthening Hospital Closure Law Massachusetts hospital corporations such as Baystate Health, Partners Healthcare, UMass Memorial Health Care and Steward Healthcare have closed at least … and elected officials have come out strongly against the closures. Cambridge Health Alliance recently proposed closing its emergency department at Somerville Hospital and turning it into an urgent care clinic. In Taunton , where Steward Healthcare …

Somerville Hospital, Somerville MA

At State House Hearing Today, Lawmakers to Examine Bills Strengthening Hospital Closure and Financial Transparency Laws | PR Newswire | 5/28/2019

CANTON, Mass. , May 28, Hospital executives have closed or are threatening to eliminate essential services from Greenfield to Taunton , prompting patients, nurses and advocates to push for legislation that will strengthen the existing hospital closure law, shine a light on hospital profits and offshore tax havens, and limit excessive CEO pay. What: Hearings on An Act Relative to the Closing of Hospital Essential Services (S. 672/H. 1139) , sponsored by …

As Hospital Corporations Threaten Essential Services Across Massachusetts, Lawmakers to Examine Bill Strengthening Closure Law at May 28 Hearing | Markets Insider | Business Insider | 5/24/2019

CANTON, Mass. , May 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – Hospital executives have closed or are threatening to eliminate essential services from Greenfield to Taunton , prompting patients, nurses and advocates to push for legislation that will strengthen the existing hospital closure law, shine a light on hospital profits and offshore tax havens, and limit excessive CEO pay. What: Hearings on An Act Relative to the Closing of Hospital Essential Services (S. 672/H. 1139 …

Health New England

Health New England Becomes First Health Plan In Region To Launch Rx Savings Solutions | PR Newswire | 8/20/2019

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. Rx Savings Solutions has partnered with Health New England to serve approximately 85,000 members in its commercial line of business and help them save money on prescription drugs. A not-for-profit … members in Massachusetts and Connecticut . A wholly-owned subsidiary of Baystate Health, Health New England offers a range of health care plans in the commercial, Medicaid and Medicare markets. For more information, visit www.healthnewengland.org . About

MNA: Baystate Franklin Medical Center Nurses Withdraw One-Day Strike Notice as They Seek Fair Agreement That Protects and Improves Patient Care | PR Newswire | 2/24/2018

… Notice as They Seek Fair Agreement That Protects and Improves Patient Care Nurses withdrew their one-day strike notice after Baystate Health agreed to schedule a negotiating date on February 26 News provided by Feb … to take terrible health insurance from Baystate’s own insurance company, Health New England Why Inadequate RN Staffing is a Patient Care Problem: By failing to schedule enough nurses or forcing nurses to work through our …

Humana

Denver startup DispatchHealth scores $33M for in-home care model | MedCity News | 5/8/2019

Humana, Bright Health, CareMore Health, Cigna and Aetna. DispatchHealth also partners with health systems like Baystate Health, Bon Secours Richmond, Texas Health and MultiCare. With the new $33 million in funding, the startup intends to open additional locations across the country and expand its treatment capabilities. Additionally, the money will go toward improving its mobile app and logistics platform. “Our growing senior population is a group that often faces mobility …

DispatchHealth Nabs $33M to Expand On-Demand Healthcare Model to High Acuity Patients | HIT Consultant | 5/7/2019

Baystate Health, Bon Secours Richmond, MultiCare and Texas Health, to provide exceptional care for patients in a lower-cost setting. DispatchHealth also works with most major insurers and handles billing directly with those companies, including Medicare, Medicaid, Medicare Advantage plans, Managed Medicaid plans, Anthem/Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Healthcare, Aetna, Humana, and Cigna. DispatchHealth is available seven days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. local time in …

Aetna

Denver startup DispatchHealth scores $33M for in-home care model | MedCity News | 5/8/2019

Aetna. DispatchHealth also partners with health systems like Baystate Health, Bon Secours Richmond, Texas Health and MultiCare. With the new $33 million in funding, the startup intends to open additional locations across the country and expand its treatment capabilities. Additionally, the money will go toward improving its mobile app and logistics platform. “Our growing senior population is a group that often faces mobility limitations and can benefit from the safe …

DispatchHealth Nabs $33M to Expand On-Demand Healthcare Model to High Acuity Patients | HIT Consultant | 5/7/2019

Baystate Health, Bon Secours Richmond, MultiCare and Texas Health, to provide exceptional care for patients in a lower-cost setting. DispatchHealth also works with most major insurers and handles billing directly with those companies, including Medicare, Medicaid, Medicare Advantage plans, Managed Medicaid plans, Anthem/Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Healthcare, Aetna, Humana, and Cigna. DispatchHealth is available seven days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. local time in …

Cigna

Denver startup DispatchHealth scores $33M for in-home care model | MedCity News | 5/8/2019

Cigna and Aetna. DispatchHealth also partners with health systems like Baystate Health, Bon Secours Richmond, Texas Health and MultiCare. With the new $33 million in funding, the startup intends to open additional locations across the country and expand its treatment capabilities. Additionally, the money will go toward improving its mobile app and logistics platform. “Our growing senior population is a group that often faces mobility limitations and can benefit from …

DispatchHealth Nabs $33M to Expand On-Demand Healthcare Model to High Acuity Patients | HIT Consultant | 5/7/2019

Baystate Health, Bon Secours Richmond, MultiCare and Texas Health, to provide exceptional care for patients in a lower-cost setting. DispatchHealth also works with most major insurers and handles billing directly with those companies, including Medicare, Medicaid, Medicare Advantage plans, Managed Medicaid plans, Anthem/Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Healthcare, Aetna, Humana, and Cigna. DispatchHealth is available seven days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. local time in …

Donna Stern

Mass. Nurses Association Reports: Department of Public Health Finds Baystate Noble and Wing ICUs ‘Necessary for Preserving Access and Health’ Following Closure Hearings | Markets Insider | Business Insider | 7/16/2019

… that the intensive care units at Baystate Noble and Wing hospitals are “necessary for preserving access and health” and that Baystate Health must prepare a plan showing how it will maintain services for area residents … jeopardize access to quality care for thousands of patients,” said Donna Stern , a psychiatric nurse and Chair of the MNA Bargaining Committee at BFMC in Greenfield . “DPH officials cite similar concerns about transportation and the …

Mark Keroack

MNA: Baystate Franklin Medical Center Nurses Withdraw One-Day Strike Notice as They Seek Fair | PR Newswire | 2/24/2018

… Franklin Medical Center, represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association, agreed on Friday to withdraw their one-day strike notice after Baystate Health requested the withdrawal in order to return to the bargaining table on February … Health owns Health New England and Baystate President & CEO Dr. Mark Keroack is also CEO of the health plan. Baystate is self-insured, meaning that the health insurance the nurses get is not from an …

MNA: Greenfield City Councilors Will Travel to Springfield on Wednesday to Demand Action from CEO and Trustees on BFMC Patient Care and a Fair Contract | PR Newswire | 2/20/2018

Baystate Health CEO Dr. Mark Keroack in Springfield on Wednesday, Feb. 21 before going to see Ed Noonan , a member of the Baystate Health Board of Trustees. NOTE ON BFMC “TOP 100” RANKINGS: BFMC touts that it is a “Top 100” rural and community hospital based on its 2017 iVantage Health Analytics score. Except BFMC actually received NEGATIVE scores for patient outcomes from iVantage last year . Scores that helped place …

Donna Kelly-Williams

Mass. Nurses Association Reports: Department of Public Health Finds Baystate Noble and Wing ICUs ‘Necessary for Preserving Access and Health’ Following Closure Hearings | Markets Insider | Business Insider | 7/16/2019

… that the intensive care units at Baystate Noble and Wing hospitals are “necessary for preserving access and health” and that Baystate Health must prepare a plan showing how it will maintain services for area residents … part of those hospitals and the communities they serve,” said Donna Kelly-Williams, RN and president of the Massachusetts Nurses Association. “Many patients rely on the ICU – patients who need the critical care at the …

Jim McGovern

MNA: Greenfield City Councilors Will Travel to Springfield on Wednesday to Demand Action from CEO and Trustees on BFMC Patient Care and a Fair Contract | PR Newswire | 2/20/2018

… SPRINGFIELD, Mass. , Feb. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – Speaking up about community concerns, members of the Greenfield City Council will visit Baystate Health CEO Dr. Mark Keroack in Springfield on Wednesday, Feb. 21 before going to … ahead of our one-day strike and has rebuffed Congressman Jim McGovern’s offer to help us reach resolution. They even cancelled one session on February 26 that they had offered before the strike date,” said …

Michael Moore

At State House Hearing Today, Lawmakers to Examine Bills Strengthening Hospital Closure and Financial Transparency Laws | PR Newswire | 5/28/2019

Michael Moore and Representative Josh Cutler . When: Tuesday, May 28, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Where: Room A-1, State House, Boston Strengthening Hospital Closure Law Massachusetts hospital corporations such as Baystate Health, Partners Healthcare, UMass Memorial Health Care and Steward Healthcare have closed at least 27 hospitals or hospital units over the last 10 years. At least nine of these were deemed “essential services” by the state Department of …

As Hospital Corporations Threaten Essential Services Across Massachusetts, Lawmakers to Examine Bill Strengthening Closure Law at May 28 Hearing | Markets Insider | Business Insider | 5/24/2019

Michael Moore and Representative Josh Cutler. When: Tuesday, May 28, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Where: Room A-1, State House, Boston Strengthening Hospital Closure Law Massachusetts hospital corporations such as Baystate Health, Partners Healthcare, UMass Memorial Health Care and Steward Healthcare have closed at least 27 hospitals or hospital units over the last 10 years. At least nine of these were deemed “essential services” by the state Department of …

Jackie Drees

5 recent vendor contracts, go-lives | Becker’s Hospital Review | 5/24/2019

5 recent vendor contracts, go-lives Jackie Drees - Print Email Five recent health IT vendor contracts and go-lives: 1. David City, Neb.-based Butler County Health Care Center will install a Cerner EHR to … new Cerner -supported EHR in September. 4. Springfield, Mass.-based Baystate Health will deploy Artifact Health’s mobile application that aims to support the physician query process by improving clinical documentation. 5. Chicago-based CommonSpirit Health

Baystate Health to implement mobile platform to improve physician query process | Becker’s Hospital Review | 5/22/2019

Baystate Health to implement mobile platform to improve physician query process Jackie Drees - Print Email Springfield, Mass.-based Baystate Health will deploy Artifact Health’s mobile application that aims to support the physician query process by improving clinical documentation practices. Artifact Health’s cloud-based platform will integrate directly into the hospital’s EHR and allow physicians to immediately respond to a query from their smartphone. The platform is HIPAA-compliant, according to …