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Blood-pressure Screenings Offered Every Morning by ER Staff
Williamstown Commons to Host ‘Five Wishes’ Workshop June 7
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  • April 2002

    Getting A Clearer Picture Advances In Technology Help Doctors Battle Prostate Cancer

    It is said that seeing is believing. In the case of prostate cancer, seeing is treating the disease more accurately….

    A New Life For An Old Monastery

    For more than 70 years, the Our Lady of Sorrows monastery stood as a historical landmark for West Springfield and….

    Doctor: Nuclear Policy A Prescription For Trouble

    When he isn’t tending to patients in the emergency room at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton, Dr. Ira Helfand is….

    Bay Path Receives Approval For Two New Graduate OT Programs

    LONGMEADOW — Bay Path College has been granted approval by the Mass. Board of Higher Education to offer two master’s….

    SPHS Appoints Schuster Executive Vice President

    SPRINGFIELD — The Sisters of Providence Health System has appointed John F. Schuster to the position of executive vice president…..

    Cooper Honored For Contributions To BMC’s Think First Program

    PITTSFIELD — In recognition of the contributions he makes to Berkshire Medical Center’s Think First program, the Berkshire Health System’s….

    CDH Physician Recognized As City’s First “Police Surgeon”

    NORTHAMPTON — Cooley Dickinson Hospital physician Raymond F. Conway last month became the first person in the city’s recent history….

    Journal’s New Study Draws Conclusions On Risk Factors In Asthmatics

    Dyspnea, or subjective shortness of breath, is usually a sign for asthmatics that they are experiencing an asthma attack. In….

    CDH Bond Funds IT Upgrades, New Equipment

    NORTHAMPTON — Cooley Dickinson Hospital President Craig Melin says a series of computer and medical equipment upgrades to be funded….

    Fairview Commons Adds Adult Day Health Program

    GREAT BARRINGTON — Fairview Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, a component of Berkshire Health Systems, has opened an adult day….

    TLC Staff Builders Taps Bys As Administrator

    EASTHAMPTON — Donna M. Bys of Chicopee has been named administrator of TLC Staff Builders, the third-largest national home care….

    Study: 1 In 8 Health Care Workers Lacks Insurance

    BOSTON — A study published in the March issue of the American Journal of Public Health reveals that one out….

    VNA/ Hospice Alliance Announces Additions To Leadership Team

    NORTHAMPTON — The VNA/Hospice Alliance (VNA/H) announced that it has added specialists in quality improvement, finance, and marketing to its….

    Training For Tomorrow Program Aims To Improve Quality Of Care, Employee Retention

    Call it an effort to stop a swiftly revolving door. At a time when medical services throughout the region are….

    Spectrum Home Health Care Receives Special recognition

    LONGMEADOW — Spectrum Home Health Care, a Jewish Geriatric Service (JGS) home care company, received a “full compliance” and deficiency-free….

    The Scope Of The Treatment New Technology Makes Sinus Surgery Less Invasive And More Accurate Than Ever

    Every year at this time, winter segues into spring with a few certainties. Temperatures will gradually rise, plants and grass….

    Using Heads And Shoulders Good Joint Health Blends High-tech Advances And Old-fashioned Common Sense

    Baby Boomers might be getting older, Dr. Jeffrey Soldatis said, but they’re certainly not acting like it. “That generation doesn’t….

    Baystate Slates Pulmonary Program

    SPRINGFIELD — Baystate Health Sys-tem will offer a program, Trends in Pulmonary Practice, on March 28 from 8 a.m. to….

    Cutting-edge Approach To Cardiac Surgery New Advances Include Endoscopic Vein Harvesting And Beating Heart Surgery

    Baystate Medical Center is the only hospital providing cardiovascular and aortic surgical services in Western Mass. The surgeons, including Drs…..

    Back In The Swing Of Things By Following These Guidelines, Golf After Spinal Surgery Can Be A Reality

    The golf swing imparts a tremendous amount of stress to the lumbar spine. This is related to the torque that….

    Baystate Announces rograms For April

    SPRINGFIELD — Baystate Health System’s Department of Continuing Education will offer the following educational programs for area health care providers….

    Baystate Names New Members To Board; Officers Chosen

    SPRINGFIELD — Two longtime board members of Baystate Health System have been named chairman and vice chairman of the Baystate….

    Making A New Pitch Medical Recruiting Requires Creativity In An Age Of Staff Shortages

    There was a time when hospitals could fill positions almost solely through classified advertisements in local newspapers. Those days, however,….

    A Call To Prodigal Nurses Gentiva Health Services Works To Draw Nurses Back Into The Field

    When Patricia Flink looks to the future of nursing, she worries. And she’s not alone. In Massachusetts and nationwide, health….

    Is Your Practice Properly Accounting For Inventory And Prepaid Supplies?

    Most physician and dental practices utilize the cash-basis method of accounting for reporting income and expenses (also referred to as….

    Getting A Clearer Picture Advances In Technology Help Doctors Battle Prostate Cancer

    BY JOSEPH BEDNAR It is said that seeing is believing. In the case of prostate cancer, seeing is treating the….

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