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UMass Amherst to Offer Accelerated B.S. in Nursing in Springfield
JGS Continues Alzheimer’s Lecture Series on March 30
NAMI Western Mass. Art Show Reception Slated for April 5
Healthcare Marketing Symposium Slated for April 7
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  • June 2005

    Comfort Zone ‘Mr. Baystate’s’ Personal Achievements Call Attention To Health Care Hospitality

    For James Watts, going to work everyday isn’t a chore.   The lead concierge at Baystate Medical Center, Watts said….

    ‘A Vicious Cycle’ Hospitals Seek Long-term Relief On Free Care

    Although the Commonwealth’s FY ’06 budget has yet to be finalized, local hospital administrators are saying they’re worried about what….

    Actor Ed Begley Jr. Lends His Voice To Baystate’s Regional Cancer Program

    SPRINGFIELD – A respected actor of stage, screen and television with ties to the Western Mass. area has lent his….

    AIC Names New President

    SPRINGFIELD – Following a national search, the Board of Trustees of American International College has named Vincent M. Maniaci, Ed.D.,….

    Bay Path’s Leary Honored

    HOLYOKE — The American Heart Association honored Carol A. Leary, President of Bay Path College, at the recent Pioneer Valley….

    Buoniconti Named CMN Chairman

    SPRINGFIELD – State Sen. Stephen Buoniconti has been named chairman of the 2005 Children’s Miracle Network Telethon at Baystate Medical….

    CDH Wins National Environmental Award

    NORTHAMPTON – Cooley Dickinson Hospital was recently recognized by Hospitals for a Healthy Environment, H2E, a national initiative to improve….

    Cooley Dickinson Hospital Breaks Ground On $50 Million Expansion Project

    NORTHAMPTON – More than 100 community members turned out at Cooley Dickinson Hospital on April 22 for a groundbreaking ceremony….

    Editorial The State Needs To Give Hospitals Some Real Relief

    Area hospital administrators were given some reason to hope recently, when the state Senate’s Ways & Means Committee came out….

    FMC’s Radiology Department Earns Top Patient Satisfaction Rating

    GREENFIELD – Franklin Medical Center’s Radiology Department recently ranked in the 100th percentile for its patient satisfaction overall quality of….

    Four Western Mass. Organizations Receive Grants From Mass. Medical Society

    WALTHAM — Four organizations in Western Mass. are among the recipients of 13 grants totaling $246,500 recently awarded by the….

    Getting Everyone On The Same Page Holyoke Medical Center Programs Focus On Excellence And Efficiency Of Care

    When patients are admitted to a hospital, the two main questions they probably have are: “How long will I have….

    Inroads and Outreach Wing Memorial Cancer Patients Benefit From UMass Research and Treatment

    PALMER — Wing Memorial Hospital and Medical Center cancer patients, who receive quality care in an intimate community hospital setting,….

    Is It Worth The Wait? New Prostate Cancer Study Backs Aggressive Surgery Rather Than ‘Watchful Waiting’

    Surgery to fully remove the prostate, once thought to be unnecessarily risky during the early stages of prostate cancer, is….

    It’s Brain Surgery New Procedure At Sr. Caritas Cancer Center Raises The Bar In Cancer Treatment

    Conceivably, the next patient to enter Mercy Medical Center’s Sr. Caritas Cancer Center for surgery to remove a brain tumor….

    Keystone Woods Progress Party

    SPRINGFIELD — On June 26, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., representatives from Keystone Senior, LLC, local dignitaries, and members….

    Less Ouch, More Ahhh Advances in Technology Help Make Living with Diabetes Easier

    “Today’s devices are all equally accurate,” said Wally Footit of Louis and Clark Medical, a medical supply store in Springfield…..

    Mercy To Host Conference On Human Trafficking

    SPRINGFIELD, MA—Mercy Medical Center will host Knowing . . . The Face of Human Trafficking on May 31 from 8….

    North Adams Hospital Chosen For eHealth Pilot Program

    WALTHAM – Three communities, including North Adams, have been selected as pilots sites for the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative’s (MAeHC) first….

    Opinion Massachusetts Needs A Single-payer Health Care System

    Everybody is talking about health care reform, from politicians and businessmen to doctors and patients. In recent weeks, Gov. Romney….

    Phoning It In Telehealth Technology Moves To The Mainstream, Abandons Futuristic Image

    Joanne Peterson calls the use of telehealth in managing patient care at home “a very Jetson kind of thing.”  ….

    Put It in Writing! Structuring Employment Agreements for Nonphysician Providers — Part IV

    According to a recent survey by the Medical Group Management Assoc. (MGMA), 77.3% of respondents employ non-physician providers (NPPs). The….

    Romney, Legislative Leaders Launch The Every Body Move! Campaign

    BOSTON – Gov. Mitt Romney, Senate President Robert E. Travaglini and Speaker of the House Salvatore DiMasi recently kicked off….

    Smith College Pledges $150,000 To CDH Capital Campaign

    NORTHAMPTON – Smith College recently announced a commitment of $150,000 to Cooley Dickinson Hospital’s Caring for the Future fundraising campaign,….

    SpringfieldVOTE Coalition Launched

    SPRINGFIELD— MassVOTE, a statewide, non-partisan voting rights organization, launched its newest non-profit voter education coalition late last month, SpringfieldVOTE. The….

    Valliere Named Nursing Director At HMC

    HOLYOKE — Debra Valliere, R.N. of West Springfield has been named director of nursing in the Transitional Care Center at….

    Vascular Ultrasound: Easy And Risk-free Ultrasound Can Detect Developing Blockages And Narrowing In The Veins And Arteries

    Ultrasound machines are probably most famous for giving parents-to-be a joyful first glimpse of their unborn baby.   But Holyoke….

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