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UMass Amherst to Offer Accelerated B.S. in Nursing in Springfield
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  • August 2005

    Safety In Numbers Western Mass. Hospitals Band In Support Of Patient Safety Act

    Seeing an advertisement run by a local hospital in the Sunday paper isn’t unusual. Seeing one ad sponsored by nearly….

    An Entrepreneurial Spirit Sisters of Providence Are Among The Inductees Into The Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame

    Sr. Mary Caritas acknowledged that it might seem unusual for a community of women religious to be included in this….

    A Look At Both Sides…

    The following is a summary of the two bills currently being discussed on Beacon Hill in regard to patient safety….

    Baystate’s Critical Care Unit Receives Second Beacon Award

    SPRINGFIELD – Baystate Medical Center’s ICU has been recognized as one of the top hospital critical care units for a….

    Berkshire Medical Center Achieves Level II Trauma Verification From ACS

    PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Medical Center has achieved Level II Trauma Center verification from the American College of Surgeons, having met….

    Children’s Miracle Network Telethon Tops Half-Million Dollar Mark For Tenth Year

    SPRINGFIELD – Despite the warm sunny weather outside, the phones still rang during the 19th annual Children’s Miracle Network Telethon….

    Don’t Be A D/B/A A Litigator’s Warning To The Unincorporated Health Care Practitioner

    What is as foolish as a person who has emphysema and smokes or a person who rides in a car….

    Editorial A Sound Alternative To Nurse Ratios

    We support the Patient Safety Act.  Why? Because the legislation proposes collaborative, innovative solutions to the issues of the pressing….

    E-Prescribing for Medical Group Practices

    Electronic prescribing (a/k/a e-Prescribing) is cutting edge information technology that should be on the strategic planning agenda of medical group….

    Health & Continence Institute Provides Education And Relief For Women Of All Ages

    Call it a shining example of a patient’s appreciation for her health care provider: After learning that years of suffering….

    Eyes Stand Corrected Experts Say The Future Of Vision Care Offers Several Options For Better Sight

    Watch any episode of Star Trek and three things are immediately noticeable: In the future, there are no doorknobs, denim….

    Face Reality Prevention Is Key For Guarding Against A Wide Range Of Sun-Related Issues

    Finnochio Joins Staff At Baystate Rehab

    WARE – Baystate Rehabilitation Care at Mary Lane Hospital recently announced that Amy Finnocchio, DPT, has joined the staff as….

    High School = High Risk? Study Suggests Today’s Teenagers Are At Elevated Risk For Skin Cancer Later In Life

    With skin cancer such a pervasive problem in the U.S., several health care organizations have stepped up their research and….

    JGS Announces Nursing Staff Appointments

    LONGMEADOW – Jewish Geriatric Services (JGS), in Longmeadow, recently announced that it has named Barbara L. Macdonald, M.S., APRN, BC,….

    JGS Honors Its Volunteers

    LONGMEADOW – Jewish Geriatric Services (JGS) recently paid tribute to more than 80 members of its volunteer force at its….

    Marketing Vehicle The HNE Wellness Van Hits The Road

    MaryLynn Ostrowski calls it a “moving billboard.”   That’s how she described Health New England’s new vehicle for promoting both….

    Mercy Basket Raffle Raises $14,500 For Second Cancer Survivors Day

    SPRINGFIELD – Thirty people walked away with ‘baskets’ from a raffle at Mercy Medical Center, but the prizes were much….

    MHA Names Lahey CEO Its 65th Chairman

    BURLINGTON, Mass. — Lahey Clinic CEO Dr. David Barrett became the 65th chairman of the Mass. Hospital Assoc. at the….

    Noble Named Primary Stroke Center

    WESTFIELD — Noble Hospital was recently accredited as a primary stroke treatment center by the Mass. Dept. of Public Health…..

    Noble Women’s Center Earns Accreditation

    WESTFIELD — The Women’s Center at Noble Hospital has been awarded a three-year accreditation in mammography as a result of….

    Opinion Addressing The State’s OxyContin Epidemic

    According to a recent survey conducted by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, in 2002-2003, Massachusetts ranked….

    Rehab Manager At Mary Lane Receives National Certification

    WARE – Baystate Rehabilitation Care at Mary Lane Hospital announced that Peter Ouellette, PT, M.Ed, OCS, has been granted re-certification….

    Rodowicz Named CFO AT BHS

    PITTSFIELD – Darlene Rodowicz, who has served as associate vice president for Finance at Berkshire Health Systems since 1995, has….

    Westbank Adds New Suite Of Investment, Insurance Products

    WEST SPRINGFIELD — Westbank recently announced the addition of investment, insurance, and financial planning services through an exclusive broker-dealer affiliation….

    Women’s Symposium Set For August 3

    WARE – The Mary Lane Hospital Spirit of Women Membership Program will present the second annual Summer Symposium for Women….

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