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UMass Amherst to Offer Accelerated B.S. in Nursing in Springfield
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  • November 2004

    View To The Future The Fluid Dynamics Of Sonography

    Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of stories that will explore emerging professions in health care.  ….

    ‘Embracing The Challenge’ UMass Wins $1 Million Grant For Programs To Promote Diversity In Nursing

    Jean Swinney says a number of studies have shown that hospital patients and others receiving medical care feel more comfortable….

    A New Spin AXIS Dance Company Teaches The Right Moves To Area Physical Therapy Students

    Judith Smith, artistic director of the AXIS Dance Company, says the group chose its name because an axis of a….

    AIC Names Grunfeld To Teaching Post

    SPRINGFIELD — American International College recently announced that Mary M. Grunfeld, of Ware, has been named an adjunct professor of….

    All Access Healing Homes Is Quickly Building A Name For Itself In The Home Care Industry

    Jeff Mason’s business, Healing Homes, started with a conversation around a water cooler.   A co-worker’s mother had recently been….

    Ambassadors of Good Health Weldon Rehabilitation Hospital Honors Eight ‘Weldon Ambassadors’, Class Of 2004

    The Oscars honor achievement in film. The Olympics showcase the world’s best athletes. Almost every month, it seems a different….

    Back To The Future HCC Offers Nursing Refresher Course To Address The Area’s Ongoing Nursing Shortage

    When looking at ways to address the persistent nursing shortage in Western Mass., Holyoke Community College found a two-pronged problem:….

    Baystate, Noble Partner On Women’s Health Services

    SPRINGFIELD — Baystate Medical Center has entered into an innovative new collaboration with Noble Hospital designed to enhance women’s health….

    Buy/Sell Agreements — Part III Special Situations May Require Some Creative Solutions, Modifications

    This is the third and last article on medical practice buy/sell agreements. The first two installments covered the strategic, structural,….

    Editorial A Valuable Learning Experience

    Colleges are getting creative when it comes to addressing the state’s labor shortages in the health care field; especially the….

    Here For Life Holyoke Medical Center Exceeds Capital Fundraising Goals; Unveils New Surgical Suite

    In the trenches.   That’s where Joseph Wright said most of the dollars were earned during Holyoke Medical Center’s two-year….

    Krebs Joins Mercy Staff

    SPRINGFIELD — Mercy Medical Center recently announced that Patricia A. Krebs, M.D. has joined the staff of pathologists and is….

    Krevalin Is Named Chair Of JGS ‘Stand

    LONGMEADOW — Jewish Geriatric Services Inc. (JGS) is moving forward with a new, high-profile 2005 annual campaign designed to significantly….

    Lederman Joins Staff At BMC

    PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Medical Center (BMC) recently announced the appointment of Andrew B. Lederman, M.D., a specialist in minimally invasive….

    McGraw Is The First Hospitalist On Franklin Medical Staff

    GREENFIELD – Kathleen McGraw, MD, an internist specializing in hospital-based medicine, has joined the medical staff at Franklin Medical Center….

    Mercy Nuclear Medicine Wins American College of Radiology Accreditation

    SPRINGFIELD — Mercy Medical Center’s Nuclear Medicine Department was recently notified that it has received a three-year accreditation from the….

    Nursing Vacancies Decline in the Bay State, But The Problem Persists

    The Massachusetts Hospital Association (MHA) recently reviewed the financial records of hospitals across the Common-wealth, and found that from October….

    O’Grady Named To Leadership Position At Mercy’s Family Life Center

    SPRINGFIELD — Mercy Medical Center recently announced the appointment of J. Patrick O’Grady, M.D. to the position of medical director….

    Opinion Maintaining Quality Elder Care

    The senior living industry is growing and changing at a phenomenal rate. Many factors are likely to drive continued industry….

    Overtime Regulations May Affect Workers

    The U.S. Dept. of Labor has issued new regulations that may require companies to pay overtime to ‘white collar’ employees….

    Remote Control Holyoke VNA Unveils New Web-based Remote Monitoring Equipment For Patients

    ‘Telemedicine’ sounds like the stuff of science fiction novels. But it’s real – and it’s working to improve the lives….

    Schmelkin Joins Berkshire Medical Center’s Gastroenterology Group

    PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Medical Center (BMC) recently announced that Ira Jay Schmelkin, M.D., a Mount Sinai Medical Center-trained gastroenterology specialist,….

    Taking Flight Wing Hospital Introduces Expanded Cancer Treatment Unit

    Carol Pickens, RN, a nurse at Wing Memorial Hospital’s Cancer Care Unit, calls her new workspace a palace.   The….

    The Paper Chase How Hospitals and Medial Practices Shred Away Worries While Enhancing HIPAA

    When Ollie North and his secretary Fawn Hall did it in their National Security office years ago, the press was….

    The Sound of Success Avada Hearing Is Doing A Volume Business Providing New Hearing Aid Technology

    John Bartolucci says there are roughly 28 million people in this country with some form of hearing loss. That’s about….

    Unlikely Bedfellows Preserving Assets While Financing Nursing Home Care Can Be A Challenge For Families

    Many people shudder to think of the impact of financing long-term care on the financial resources that they spend a….

    Vascular Surgeon Joins Wing

    PALMER — Wing Memorial Hospital and Medical Centers, a member hospital of UMass Medical Center in Worcester, recently announced the….

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