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  • May 2005

    Healthy Investments Partners Transform North End Section Into A Medical Community

    Ben Surner says it would be much easier — and probably more cost-effective — to tear down the property at….

    Baby Backs Physical Therapy During Pregnancy Is Stepping Out Of Its Infant Stages

    With just a few weeks to go in her pregnancy and her little girl, Jordan, vying for her undivided attention,….

    ‘Back To School’ Program Inspires A New Generation Of Minority Physicians

    SPRINGFIELD – The American Medical Association (AMA) kicked off its 2005 ‘Doctors Back to School’ program recently at Lincoln Elementary….

    Baystate Oncologist Co-authors New Book That Helps Empower Patients

    SPRINGFIELD – Dr. Grace Makari-Judson, a medical oncologist in the Baystate Regional Cancer Program at the D’Amour Center for Cancer….

    Baystate Scores High On New New Medicare Web Resource

    SPRINGFIELD – Baystate Medical Center, a national leader in patient safety and health care quality, scored higher than national and….

    Billing For Services Of Nonphysician Diagnostic Testing Category Has Its Own Set Of Supervision Guidelines

    In the April issue we discussed the meaning of and requirements for ‘incident to’ billing for nonphysician practitioners (NPPs) and….

    Building Business Partnerships STCC Project Works To Identify Needs Of Regional ‘Clusters, ’ Including In Health

    Geoff Little says area employers have been asked many times — and in many ways — to project into the….

    FMC Adds New CAD System To Its Mammography Service

    GREENFIELD – Franklin Medical Center’s Radiology Department has added a Computer Aided Detection (CAD) system to its mammography service that….

    Good Intentions Make Bad Law New Independent Contractor Law Complicates Matters For Employers

    On July 19, 2004, Gov. Mitt Romney signed into law amendments to the state’s already restrictive Independent Contractor law that….

    Health Care Plays Key Role In Economic Development

    Too often, we perceive that major medical advances are made first in Boston, and eventually trickle west. But as health….

    Health Policy Advisor Updated On Baystate’s Patient Safety Program

    SPRINGFIELD – After learning about Baystate Health System’s leadership role in patient safety, Kenneth Thorpe, PhD, former deputy assistant secretary….

    Home Remedy Holyoke Health Center Gears Up To Complete $20 Million Renovation Project

    The Holyoke Health Center has embarked on a renovation project that promises to bring new jobs, new commerce, and, ultimately,….

    Lessons From The Terri Schiavo Case Making Your Own Advanced Directive Decisions Can Help Avoid A Nightmare

    There is no question that the Terri Schiavo case has sparked considerable attention both in the media and the public….

    Life And Limb Amputees To Offer Independent Counseling And Support Services

    Seventeen years ago Blaine Drysdale was riding his motorcycle home at night when he saw two sets of headlights coming….

    Medical Center Names New Board Member

    HOLYOKE — Holyoke Medical Center has named five new members to its Board of Directors. They are:  • William R…..

    Mercy Medical Announces Partnership With Healthtrax Fitness & Wellness

    SPRINGFIELD — Mercy Medical Center recently announced a new partnership with Healthtrax Fitness & Wellness to serve the communities’ growing….

    Perspective Needed On ‘Older Doctors’

    The study became a national story, and you could almost hear the nerves of ‘older doctors’ around the country being….

    Podbielski Joins Team At Caritas

    SPRINGFIELD — Mercy Medical Center has expanded its multidisciplinary Lung Cancer Program with the addition of Francis J. Podbielski, MD,….

    Researching For Answers Baystate’s New Spermicide Study Could Contribute To Lower HIV Rates Globally

    The search has begun for a better birth control method that could also reduce HIV transmission rates worldwide.   And….

    Sorting Through The Information Overload The Key Is Finding Sources That Are Credible, Trustworthy, And Understandable

    The amount of health information available to the public today is staggering. From news reports to advertising to the Internet,….

    Springfield College Forms New School Of Health Sciences, Rehab

    SPRINGFIELD — Springfield College will establish a new School of Health Sciences and Rehabilitation Studies and has appointed William Susman….

    Students, Elders Come Together As Part Of ‘The Ties That Bind Generations’

    LONGMEADOW – Jewish 7th grade students from the Sandi Kupperman Learning Center at Temple Beth El in Springfield and 6th….

    Three FMC Rehab Staff Receive Advanced Certification

    Three employees of Baystate Rehab-ilitation Services at Franklin Medical Center recently received advanced certification or degrees in rehabilitation to further….

    Three Named Medical Staff Officers At HMC

    HOLYOKE — Holyoke Medical Center has announced the appointment of three physicians as its medical staff officers: Dr. Robert Byrne….

    Wing Memorial Appoints Development Director

    PALMER — Wing Memorial Hospital and Medical Centers is pleased to announce that Kim Canty has been appointed as Development….

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