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To the Rev. Joseph Bradley, the connections between health and faith had been evident long before he dedicated his career….
EAST LONGMEADOW — Richard Pelland wants to make sure that the state’s elected officials are made aware of what he….
PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Medical Center announced the appointment of Kyneret Albert, M.D. as a primary care physician practicing at Hillcrest….
It’s telling, said Sr. Margaret McCarthy, that the Sisters of Providence Health System’s Pastoral Care Program was renamed the Spiritual….
Creating Advanced Directives Documents Help When An Individual Cannot Speak To Their Own Healthcare Decisions
Terminally ill people often add advanced directives to their health proxies to inform medical personnel what kind of care they….
LONGMEADOW — Violeta De Los Reyes has been named director of Quality Assurance/Improvement for Spectrum Home Health Care, the home….
WESTFIELD — Visiting Angels of Westfield, providers of non-medical care, living assistance, and companion service for seniors, announced the appointment….
It is a simple truth: More Americans die in hospitals than anywhere else. But despite this sobering statistic, there….
Insane. That’s the word Noble Hospital President George Koller chose to describe the latest in a series of financial hits….
Many people have to juggle the responsibilities of work and family. There never seems to be enough time in the….
LONGMEADOW — Dr. Frederic S. Mackler and Associates announced that Dr. Steven M. Goodwin has joined the dental practice, located….
PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Medical Center (BMC) announced the appointment of Kathy A. Hart, RN as program manager for the Women’s….
AGAWAM — Heritage Hall East Center, a 123-bed skilled nursing center that serves the Greater Springfield community, is one of….
Mark Tolosky says state hospital administrators have long known that there is something seriously wrong with not only the formula….
LONGMEADOW — In recognition of Alzheimer’s Disease Month, JGS Institute will present a comprehensive program on the subject titled, Is….
Is Relief In Sight For HMOs? State Policy On Reviewing Coverage Mandates Draws Raves From Health Plans
Complaints from health management organizations regarding the coverage mandates continually imposed on them by the state are nothing new. ….
Is Someone Bleeding Your Practice? Some Practical Steps To Reduce Employee Embezzlement Losses — Part 1
One of your worst nightmares is discovering that someone within your practice has been stealing from you. Chances are….
Joint Commission Debuts New Accreditation Process “Shared Visions — New Pathways” Will Redirect The Focus Of The Accreditation Process
OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. — The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) formally announced significant changes to its accreditation….
HOLYOKE — James Keefe, R.N. of Belchertown has been named employment/staffing manager at Holyoke Hospital. In his new position, he….
Company Number of Lawyers Area of Practice/Discription of services Bulkley, Richardson and Gelinas, LLP 1500 Main St., Suite 2700 Springfield,….
EAST LONGMEADOW — Peter R. Luciano, MA, LMT, the director of Spa Europa in East Longmeadow, recently joined the ranks….
AMHERST — Ten managers of the Loomis Communities, with campuses in South Hadley, Holyoke, and Amherst, recently graduated from a….
PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Medical Center (BMC) announced that Katie J. Miller, M.D., an emergency medicine physician, has been appointed to….
WASHINGTON, D.C. — For the third year in a row, health care quality for millions of Americans improved substantially, despite….
George Koller says officials at Noble Hospital have talked about adding a medical office building to the West Silver Street….
The rising cost of health care is a bitter pill for employers to swallow. Most want to offer their employees….
What’s a woman to do? In an age of mixed messages in health care, the topic of breast cancer —….
LONGMEADOW — Ruth’s House, the assisted living residence on the campus of Jewish Geriatric Services (JGS), announced two additions to….
SPRINGFIELD — The Sisters of Providence Health System announced the appointment of Sister of Mercy Kathleen Sullivan to the position….
SPRINGFIELD — Recognizing suicide as a major health problem, health care professionals from around the country will gather at a….
Trials And Tribulations Aspirin Might Inhibit Ovarian Cancer — But The Evidence Is Far From Conclusive
After being bombarded with media messages about the myriad factors that might cause cancer, the reverse — news of what….
Donne Marchetto says the difference between weight loss and weight management is much more than a case of semantics. “Just….