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Hampden County Health Improvement Plan to Be Released March 31
Willie Ross School for the Deaf, Baystate Health to Host Conference
Kimball Farms Nursing Care Center to Host Job Fair April 19
UMass Amherst to Offer Accelerated B.S. in Nursing in Springfield
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  • May 2004

    Breast of the Story

    Judith Fine calls it “Breast Prosthesis 101.”   That’s the informal discussion she has with those women who come to….

    Breaking Point Budget Woes Put Heat On Hospitals

    By now, radio listeners all over Massachusetts have heard the ad — the one featuring the sounds of a building….

    In The Name Of Progress D’Amour Family Makes Key Donation To Cancer Center

    Not long after Claire D’Amour Daley sent a global E-mail to Big Y employees letting them know that the D’Amour….

    Baystate President Honored By Boy Scouts

    SPRINGFIELD — Mark R. Tolosky, president and CEO of Baystate Health System, was recently presented with the Silver Beaver Award….

    Gonneville To Receive 2004 Elvira Whiting Ball Award

    SOUTH HADLEY — The Loomis Communities has announced that Lawrence R. (Larry) Gonneville has been named the recipient of the….

    Auxiliary Presents ·An Elegant Affair·

    HOLYOKE — This promises to be one very special evening.   For the first time in decades, Holyoke Medical Center….

    Lawmakers Try To Minimize Budget Damage

    As The Healthcare News goes to press this month, state lawmakers are launching a set of recommendations to directly counter….

    Physician Group Takes A Swipe At ·Administrivia·

    It’s fair to say that, as a rule, physicians enjoy practicing medicine and would rather live without its administrative side,….

    Two Area Executives Earn Top Health Care Management Credential

    SPRINGFIELD — Karen Moore, F.A.C.H.E., vice president of Hospital Operations at Franklin Medical Center, and Joan Sullivan, F.A.C.H.E., vice president….

    CDH Nurse- Recruitment Tactics Profiled

    NORTHAMPTON — Cooley Dickinson Hospital (CDH) was one of several hospitals featured in a segment by Boston’s WCVB-TV Channel 5….

    Rating System Raises Concerns

    Beginning in July, state employees enrolled in Tufts Health Plan will have to pay significantly higher co-payments if they seek….

    Into The Computer Age Complete Health Care Solutions Grows One Practice At A Time

    To hear Michael Penna tell it, the computerization of the modern doctor’s office has been a slow revolution.   But….

    HMC Offers CPR Recertification For Providers

    HOLYOKE — Holyoke Medical Center will present a special CPR recertification for health care providers on April 24 from 8….

    CDH Employees Certified To Test Bone Density

    NORTHAMPTON — Five employees of Cooley Dickinson Hospital’s Women’s Imaging Center recently earned certification from the International Society for Clinical….

    Hakim Joins Mary Lane Medical Associates

    WARE — Mary Lane Medical Associates, a Baystate Medical Practice, recently announced that Dr. Michael Hakim has joined the staff….

    BMA Now Offers Ob/Gyn Services

    BELCHERTOWN — Dr. Mohammed S. Ahmed, medical director of Mary Lane Ob/Gyn, now providews obstetric and gynecological services at Belchertown….

    ’Pulse’ Will Soon Begin Beating

    BOSTON — The population is aging. More people are using the health care system. More health care professionals are needed…..

    Levy Named Chief Of Medicine

    HOLYOKE — Dr. Daniel Levy of Northampton has been elected chief of medicine at Holyoke Medical Center.   Levy began….

    McDonnell Joins Radiology Team At Berkshire And Fairview

    PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Medical Center and Fairview Hospital have announced the appointment of Dr. Kevin M. McDonnell, a radiologist who….

    Business Is Booming At Gift & Coffee Shop At Holyoke Medical Center

    HOLYOKE — On a recent Tuesday afternoon, radiology student Lisa Bihler pumped cream into her coffee at a countertop condiments….

    A ’Decade Of Decline’ In Practice Physician Practice Environment Index Falls 3.6% In 2003, Reaching An All-time Low

    WALTHAM — The Mass. Medical Society (MMS) today released its Physician Practice Environment Index for 2003, and the analysis shows….

    Battling Cancer Together Omar T. Pace Dinner Recognizes Four Individuals For Their Contributions

    Gary Fialky says the American Cancer Society’s annual Omar T. Pace, M.D. Recognition Dinner was created more than a decade….

    Wespiser Honored By BMC Staff

    PITTSFIELD — In conjunction with National Doctors Day, the staff of Berkshire Medical Center has recognized Dr. Robert Wespiser with….

    HMC Wound Care Program Scores

    HOLYOKE — “Sometimes, healing a wound includes touching a heart.”   These are the words of Charlotte A. Langlois, registered….

    Brain Power Baystate’s New Chief Of Neurosurgery Brings A Unique Set Of Skills To The Region

    Dr. Paul Kanev says too many young patients from Western Mass. have to travel to Boston to undergo neurosurgery —….

    Substance Abuse Services Available

    HOLYOKE — The Mount Tom Mental Health Center has announced that it has been awarded a contract by the Mass…..

    STCC Student Wins Scholarship

    SPRINGFIELD — Donna M. Clapp of Feeding Hills was selected from 2,500 applicants nationwide to receive the $1,000 Paul Cole….

    A Truly Golden Age Dr. Benjamin Liptzin Says Getting Older Doesn’t Have To Mean Feeling Old

    Getting older doesn’t take planning. It just happens.   Growing into the elder years successfully, on the other hand, does….

    Preparing For Incapacity Durable Power Of Attorney Helps Assure Proper Flow Of Funds When Needed

    Under Massachusetts law, any competent person is authorized to establish a durable power of attorney (POA). A POA is a….

    A Different Shortage Nursing Enrollment Is Rising — And Colleges Are Scrambling To Keep Up

    Three years ago, hospitals and other health care institutions were bemoaning the shortage of students in nursing programs.   Today,….

    Doctors For A Day Hampden District Medical Society Physicians Show Students The Ropes

    Dr. Kamal Kalia remembers his first experience with a doctor-shadowing program. It was long before he became a neurologist at….

    Prescription For Change Revamped Medicare Part D Will Pay For Prescriptions — To An Extent

    The Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003 contains the most extensive changes to Medicare since the program….

    No More Grey Areas Publication Of Stark II Final Rule Raises New Issues For Medical Practices

    Just when doctors thought they had heard it all, the long-awaited Phase II of the Stark Law final rule was….

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