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From a business standpoint, Riverbend Medical Group’s recent purchase of Springfield Diagnostics and Rehabilitation (SDR) was, by definition, an acquisition…..
Dr. Stanley Swierzewski says the use of microwave technology in the treatment of enlarged prostates isn’t exactly new. But recent….
While the war against terrorism takes many forms, from military action to civilian warnings, one of the less visible roles….
HOLYOKE — More than halfway toward its $4 million goal, Holyoke Hospital’s Yours For Life campaign is garnering strong support….
Health care analysts say Massachusetts is lagging behind other states in its efforts to trim Medicaid costs. “It would….
Charles A. Welch, M.D., president of the Mass. Medical Society, says doctors across the Commonwealth need to make a “loud,….
SPRINGFIELD — Baystate Ob/Gyn Group recently opened its West Springfield office at 50 Union St., adding to current offices in….
NORTHAMPTON – Jeffrey J. Benoit, R.N., C.R.N.I., a former evening nursing supervisor at Cooley Dickinson Hospital, was recently appointed to….
PITTSFIELD — Rebecca L. Johnson, medical director of Berkshire Medical Center (BMC) and Fairview Hospital laboratories, has been appointed to….
PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Medical Center (BMC) recently received the American Heart Association’s Get with the Guidelines Coronary Artery Disease Performance….
When you start from the bottom, you can’t go down much further. Not without grave consequences, anyway. That’s the….
GREENFIELD — Gastroenterologist Charles V. Casale, M.D., recently joined the medical staff of Franklin Medical Center as consultant and director….
NORTHAMPTON – An occupational therapist and member of Cooley Dickinson’s inpatient behavioral health treatment team has designed a multi-sensory room….
SPRINGFIELD — The Center for Human Development (CHD) announced the appointment of Peter A. Vangsness to the position of vice….
NORTHAMPTON – Cooley Dickinson Hospital’s Blood Bank, a division of the Laboratory Services Department, was granted accreditation by the American….
NORTHAMPTON – Cooley Dickinson Hospital’s Laboratory has been awarded accreditation from the Commission on Laboratory Accreditation at the College of….
BOSTON — Dental Dental Plan of Massachusetts, the largest dental insurance provider in the state, recently announced two new appointments…..
Effective Therapy For PTs Changes In Reimbursement, Growing Needs Boost Demand For Physical Therapists
When Ed Swanson examines the need for physical therapists in today’s medical world, he sees a wave beginning to crest…..
Expanding Its Horizons Springfield Technical Community College Looks To Broaden Nursing School Program
Eileen Neville says the phone calls, the E-mails — and the actual applications — started rolling in before Springfield Technology….
Expanding Its Reach AdCare Hospital Grows Along With A Worsening Substance Abuse ScourgeSubstance Abuse Scourge
When Dr. Ronald Pike sees the effect of financial stress on hospitals across Massachusetts — leading to closings in the….
When officials from 75 hospitals descended upon the State House on March 13 with concerns about Gov. Mitt Romney’s proposed….
Despite a decade of progress, high business costs in key areas continue to hold back the Massachusetts economy, and more….
LONGMEADOW — Jewish Geriatric Services recently honored the hard work and longevity of employees with its President’s Award, Welcome to….
SPRINGFIELD — Louis & Clark opened a full-service professional pharmacy in February on the first floor of the medical office….
Two decades ago, Fresenius Medical Care operated one dialysis center in the Pioneer Valley, at a location in East Springfield…..
WESTFIELD — At the recent annual neeting of the Noble Hospital trustees, the following new trustees were elected to three-year….
Noble Hospital was scheduled to break ground early next month on a multi-faceted expansion project that would add a medical….
Preserving The Primary Residence Many Financial Considerations Complicate Elder Law Planning For Seniors
The vast majority of clients seeking estate planning come to my elder law office with the same fear: “I don’t….
SPRINGFIELD — The WMAS Children’s Miracle Network Radiothon was extended from two days to three this year in hopes of….
In response to public demand, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published a list of CPT/HCPCS codes that….
When an individual becomes incapacitated to the point that he or she is incapable of making his or her own….
Governor Mitt Romney has proposed a series of sweeping changes in the methods used by Massachusetts to recover costs of….
Twenty-five years after smallpox was thought to be eradicated from the earth, the threat is back — shadowed by the….
Last month, The Healthcare News published its annual Resource Guide. As could be expected with a volume of that scope,….
Delores Thimot gestured toward the Country Kitchen, where a woman wearing a tuxedo and bowtie was preparing the room for….
SPRINGFIELD — Ruth Odgren has been named president of the Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of Western New England (VNAH),….
GREENFIELD — Linda A. West, M.S./M.B.A., R.N., has joined Franklin Medical Center as nurse manager of Women and Children’s Services. ….