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  • November 2006

    A Noble Mission Challenges Linger in Wake of Failed Hospital Merger

    George Koller has heard some interesting rumors since announcing that Noble Hospital will not affiliate with Baystate Medical Center —….

    The Goal: Perfection Newsweek Shines National Spotlight on Cooley Dickinson Hospital

    Donna Truesdell says Cooley Dickinson Hospital doesn’t want to be simply above average when it comes to controlling infection and….

    Sisters of Providence Opens Forest Park Clinic

    SPRINGFIELD — The Sisters of Providence Heath System has opened Mercy Care-Forest Park at 473 Sumner Ave. in Springfield. Located….

    Chicopee Counseling Center Names New Director

    CHICOPEE — Marisa Brown has been named the new Director of Chicopee Counseling Center, located at 141 East Main St…..

    MHA Touts Study Skeptical of Nurse Staffing Ratios

    According to a study published recently in the Journal of Nursing Administra-tion, mandatory nurse staffing ratios for Massachusetts hospitals may….

    Bornstein Joins CDH Radiation Oncology Practice

    NORTHAMPTON — Dr. Linda Bornstein, a radiation oncologist, has joined the Cooley Dickinson Hospital-based practice of Dr. Robert Stein. Bornstein….

    Accreditation Renewed at Mercy Senior Care Facilities

    HOLYOKE — Officials of the Mercy Senior Care Network have announced continued accreditation at Mt. Saint Vincent Nursing Home in….

    Cooley Dickinson Honors History, Looks to Future at Time Capsule Event

    NORTHAMPTON — It was a birthday party, campaign celebration, and time capsule ceremony rolled into one event. More than 100….

    Holyoke Medical Center’s Anti-coagulation Clinic Educates as It Medicates

    When Dianna Bergeron first began Coumadin treatments, she had to visit a blood-drawing laboratory and then wait for a doctor….

    CDH Employee Promotes Cardiology on Capitol Hill

    NORTHAMPTON — Arthur King had undiagnosed rheumatic fever as a child and required open-heart surgery 18 years ago at the….

    Amherst Medical Associates Welcomes New Physician

    AMHERST — Dr. Joseph P. Coppola has joined the Adult Medicine practice of Dr. William Smith located at 100 University….

    Tufts Health Plan Announces Layoffs

    Tufts Health Plan, which has seen enrollment shrink in the past few years, recently announced that it will lay off….

    Gardens of Wilbraham Opens Clubhouse

    WILBRAHAM — Community residents, business representatives, and local dignitaries applauded recently as Joseph DellaPuca, general manager of the Gardens of….

    Franklin Medical Center Laboratories Receive Accreditation

    GREENFIELD — Franklin Medical Center’s main laboratory and the arterial blood gas laboratory in the hospital’s Cardiopulmonary Department have both….

    Mercy Wellness Center Launches Smoking Cessation Program

    EAST LONGMEADOW — Smokers who have tried and failed to kick the habit may want to consider the new smoking….

    Program Offers Hope to Children with Developmental Delays

    When 4-year-old Connor was enrolled in a three-month sensory training program to deal with his developmental delays, his father was….

    Rethinking Radiation State Health Officials Call for More Cancer Treatment Facilities

    When trends collide dramatically, people take notice. Take cancer diagnoses, for example. The Mass. Department of Public Health (DPH) estimates….

    Baystate Introduces Region’s First Open-bore MRI

    SPRINGFIELD — Baystate MRI & Imaging has added to its services the first and only “true” open-bore MRI to the….

    Comfort and Dignity More People Are Choosing Hospice Care in Their Final Days

    Joanne Schlunk recalled a man who was told he had two weeks to live. His volunteer hospice aide asked him….

    A Model for Elder Care Reeds Landing Eases the Transition into the Golden Years

    Matt Leahey tells the story of a woman who arrived at Reeds Landing with only one wine glass.“Why would I….

    Voters Want Help Paying Cost of Long-term Care

    With average nursing home costs in the U.S. exceeding $66,000 per year, long-term care is a serious concern for likely….

    Top 10 Estate Planning Mistakes And All of Them Can Be Easily Corrected

    To err is human, and to correct is divine. If you have an existing estate plan and haven’t revisited it….

    Not Just a Paycheck Area Medical Recruiters Must Show Physicians More Than the Money

    If most doctors are only in it for the money, then Massachusetts could be in some serious trouble. Take, for….

    Fast on Their Feet Holyoke’s Patient Care Technicians Have to Move Quickly

    What’s the most crucial piece of equipment for a medical professional? In Christopher Martin’s case, it may be a good….

    Bridging the Gap AIC, Baystate Health Partner to Boost Nursing Numbers, Diversity Statewide

    As part of an ongoing effort to address the needs of underrepresented residents of the Springfield area, American International College….

    UMass Wins Grant for Doctorate in Nursing Program

    The School of Nursing at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has been awarded a three-year, $1 million grant from the….

    Picture This

    Westfield Mayor Richard Sullivan addresses a crowd that endured steady rain to participate in the Alzheimer’s Association’s Memory Walk at….

    A Tax Planning Primer Tips for the Practice and Individual Practitioner — Part I

    Tax planning for doctors who are owners of their medical or dental practice takes place at two levels, i.e. the….

    The Healthcare News Resource Guide Addendum

    • In the Colleges chart, Springfield College should be listed with 3,585 students, and the Web site is www.springfieldcollege.edu. In….

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