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  • January 2002

    Behavioral Health Providers Struggle To Make Ends Meet

    BY GEORGE O’BRIEN When Charles River Hospital in Wellesley announced it was closing earlier this month, and Lowell General Hospital….

    Hospitals Still Face Uphill Battle

    BY GEORGE O’BRIEN Vincent McCorkle says too much emphasis has been placed recently on whether hospitals are merely turning a….

    The Trouble With Aging Longer Life And Better Health Come At A Price For Hospitals

    It’s one of the ironies of 21st-century health care, an often frustrating balance of good news and bad news. The….

    Baystate Again Named One Of Top Hospitals In The Nation

    SPRINGFIELD — Baystate Medical Center has been recognized for the sixth consecutive year by National Research Corp. (NRC) as one….

    Midwives Team With Holyoke Hospital

    HOLYOKE—One of the region’s most prominent midwifery groups has announced its affiliation with Holyoke Hospital. Midwifery Care of Holyoke, a….

    State’s First Step In Hospital Relief Falls Far Short

    It’s a first step. That’s what hospital administrators and medical professionals are saying about the hospital relief included in the….

    Behavioral Health Can’t Be A Neglected Piece Of The Puzzle

    Robert Simpson, chief operating officer for Sisters of Providence Behavioral Health, says things go on in the behavioral health sector….

    Wing Physicians Score High On Tufts Profile

    PALMER — The physicians at Wing Medical Centers scored above the national “best practice” score in five out of six….

    VNA’s Visiting Doctor Program Launched

    NORTHAMPTON — A generous gift from former Easthampton resident and long-time Daily Hampshire Gazette reporter Russell T. Flanagan will enable….

    Pediatrician Curran Named To Honor Roll At Berkshire Medical Center

    PITTSFIELD — The name of Joel D. Curran, MD will be placed on the Berkshire Medical Center Honor Roll, joining….

    Jewish Geriatric Services Names Halpern New Director Of Development

    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….

    Spectrum Honors ‘Notable Caregivers’

    LONGMEADOW — Spectrum Home Health Care, a component of Jewish Geriatric Services (JGS), recently honored six of its employees, nominated….

    Another Busy Year Health Care Matters Promise To Keep State Lawmakers Busy Throughout 2002

    After a year that began with worries about hospital finances and ended with talk of the looming threat of bioterrorism,….

    Managing Managed Care Lawmakers Seek Greater Control Over How HMOs Do Business In Massachusetts

    These aren’t the easiest of times for health maintenance organizations in Massachusetts. Besieged on one side by legislators eager to….

    The Issue Is Recruitment Area Providers Say They Must Generate New Interest In Health Care Careers

    The Sisters of Providence Health System (SPHS) has a new program that pays employees $1 for each hour of work….

    Building Relationships UMass, Cooley Dickinson Collaborate On Pilot Program For Nurse Education

    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….

    Looking Good, Feeling Strong Cosmetics And Function Go Hand-in-hand In The Modern Dental Office

    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….

    Berkshire Medical Center Honored With American Heart Assoc. Award

    PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Medical Center is one of two hospitals in the nation to be awarded the ‘Get with the….

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