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BY GEORGE O’BRIEN When Charles River Hospital in Wellesley announced it was closing earlier this month, and Lowell General Hospital….
BY GEORGE O’BRIEN Vincent McCorkle says too much emphasis has been placed recently on whether hospitals are merely turning a….
It’s one of the ironies of 21st-century health care, an often frustrating balance of good news and bad news. The….
SPRINGFIELD — Baystate Medical Center has been recognized for the sixth consecutive year by National Research Corp. (NRC) as one….
HOLYOKE—One of the region’s most prominent midwifery groups has announced its affiliation with Holyoke Hospital. Midwifery Care of Holyoke, a….
It’s a first step. That’s what hospital administrators and medical professionals are saying about the hospital relief included in the….
Robert Simpson, chief operating officer for Sisters of Providence Behavioral Health, says things go on in the behavioral health sector….
PALMER — The physicians at Wing Medical Centers scored above the national “best practice” score in five out of six….
NORTHAMPTON — A generous gift from former Easthampton resident and long-time Daily Hampshire Gazette reporter Russell T. Flanagan will enable….
PITTSFIELD — The name of Joel D. Curran, MD will be placed on the Berkshire Medical Center Honor Roll, joining….
LONGMEADOW — Susan Kimball Halpern has been named director of Development for Jewish Geriatric Services (JGS). She will be responsible….
Patient Representatives Honored Volunteer Program At Holyoke Hospital Celebrates 25 Years Of Service To Patients
HOLYOKE — Holyoke Hospital’s highly acclaimed Patient Representative Program recently celebrated its 25th anniversary of service. The volunteer program, founded….
Adjusting To A Bigger Picture Physicians Need Not Overreact To Bioterrorism Threat, But They Must Be Aware Of It
It’s hardly news that winter is flu season. But if it also becomes open season for bioterrorism, will doctors in….
LONGMEADOW — Spectrum Home Health Care, a component of Jewish Geriatric Services (JGS), recently honored six of its employees, nominated….
After a year that began with worries about hospital finances and ended with talk of the looming threat of bioterrorism,….
These aren’t the easiest of times for health maintenance organizations in Massachusetts. Besieged on one side by legislators eager to….
The Sisters of Providence Health System (SPHS) has a new program that pays employees $1 for each hour of work….
AMHERST — The UMass School of Nursing and Cooley Dickinson Hospital (CDH) are working together to increase recruitment and retention….
Training Station Recently Opened School Aims To Help Workers Advance In Health Care Careers BY JOSEPH BEDNAR
The health care skills gap is widening — but one company is looking to close it. As nursing homes and….
Through all the technological advances that have changed how restorative and esthetic dentistry is practiced, one thing has not changed….
Medical Office Space: Buy Or Lease? Practice Owners Need To Run The Numbers To Determine The Best Course
Doctors often ponder whether it is better to own their medical office space (MOS) or rent from someone else. Ownership….
PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Medical Center is one of two hospitals in the nation to be awarded the ‘Get with the….