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  • January 2007

    Can-do Attitude Regional Partnership Strives to Tackle Nursing Shortage

    Kelly Aiken knows there’s no quick fix for the ongoing nursing shortage, which has seen nurses retiring at a faster….

    Leaping Ahead Baystate Cited for Efforts to Improve Patient Safety

      Citing steps that Baystate Medical Center has taken to improve patient safety, a national health care quality organization has….

    Mercy Unveils 64-slice CT Technology

    SPRINGFIELD — Mercy Medical Center has announced the addition of 64-Slice CT imaging technology for cardiac patients, which provides extremely….

    CDH Announces Smoke- and Tobacco-free Environment for Late 2007

    NORTHAMPTON — Effective Nov. 15, 2007, smoking and other tobacco products will be prohibited from Cooley Dickinson Hospital’s campus. This….

    HIV/AIDS: an Anniversary Retrospective

    This year marks the 25th anniversary of AIDS. HIV, the virus that causes AIDS and that was unknown to us….

    Med List Could Help Prevent Medication Errors

    Americans spend billions of dollars every year on prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, weight-loss products, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Many products….

    Spence Joins Staff of Amherst Medical Associates

    Denise Spence, MD, MSPH recently joined Amherst Medical Associates and the practice of Drs. William Smith and Joseph Coppola. Spence….

    AdCare Hospital Welcomes Gunderson to Staff

    Elizabeth Gundersen, MD has joined the medical staff at AdCare Hospital in Worcester. Gundersen comes to AdCare Hospital from a….

    Smith Named New COO on Reshuffled CDH Team

    Carol Smith, a registered nurse who holds a master’s degree in business administration, has assumed the role of COO, executive….

    CRI Welcomes Two New Physicians to Local Team

    Community Research Initiative of New England (CRI) has announced that Dr. Daniel Skiest and Dr. Armando Paez have recently joined….

    Holyoke Medical Center Designated Mentor Hospital

    HOLYOKE — Holyoke Medical Center has been designated as a “Mentor Hospital” for rapid response teams by the Institute for….

    MMS Urges Insurers to Slow Down in Transparency Effort

    WALTHAM — Saying that most transparency programs “fail the basic tests of accuracy, relevance, and fairness and thus threaten the….

    Carson Center Receives Grant

    WESTFIELD — The United Charitable Foundation recently awarded the Carson Center for Human Services $6,720 to support its Center for….

    Mercy ER Rates Tops In Recent Patient Survey

    SPRINGFIELD — The Emergency Department at Mercy Medical Center has undergone some dramatic changes in recent months, and all the….

    CDH Recognized for Quality Care by National Group

    NORTHAMPTON — CareScience, an independent, Philadelphia-based company that provides clinical analysis of U.S. hospitals, recognized Cooley Dickinson Hospital as one….

    Mount Tom City Clinic Offers Bilingual Services

    HOLYOKE — Mount Tom City Clinic (MTCC), a program of Behavioral Health Network (BHN), is now offering Spanish- and English-language….

    Mary Lane Offers EMT Continuing Ed

    WARE — The Baystate Mary Lane Hospital Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Continuing Education Program has released its schedule of classes….

    Alive and Quite Possibly Kicking STCC’s Patient Simulators Open New Doors to Learning

    Michael Foss remembers the day, during his medical training, when lightning struck — a moment both terrifying and valuable. “I….

    A Loss Overcome Orthotics and Prosthetics Laboratories Truly Relates to Its Patients

    Jim Haas has something neither Blaine Drysdale nor Brian Miller has: two complete legs. However, Drysdale and Miller have something….

    Every Picture Tells a Story And Holyoke Medical Center’s Image-archiving System Tells It More Efficiently

    It’s a frustrating situation: a patient visits a doctor’s office, and during the course of the visit needs to discuss….

    State of the Heart YMCA Strives to Change Fitness Habits — and Its Community

    When people are choosing a health club, plenty of names — from Curves and Healthtrax to Gold’s Gym and Planet….

    Mind over Matters Stress-management Expert Tells People to Put Themselves on Their To-do List

    Kate Forest calls it the ‘red light shoulder turn,’ and that name pretty much says it all. It’s a stress-reduction….

    Adding Weight to the Argument Obesity Trend Demands Personal and Societal Responses

    In December 2001, then-U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher issued a call to action on the trend toward being overweight or….

    High Prices, Unhealthy Foods Processed Foods Subvert Both Health and Economics

    One recent Saturday, I played a game, my own supermarket version of The Price is Right. Quaker Instant Oatmeal with….

    Front-office Staffing It Can Be the Key to a Well-run Medical Practice

    Today’s medical practice is both a patient care center and a business. In order for a business to be successful,….

    Picture This

    Future Caregivers Members of the public were recently invited to learn about health careers, and watch students in action, at….

    Jewish Geriatric Services Receives National Quality Award

    LONGMEADOW — Jewish Geriatric Services (JGS) announced that it has been awarded the American Health Care Association’s (AHCA) and the….

    CDH Campaign Co-chair: Banks Step Up Giving to Neighborhood Hospitals

    NORTHAMPTON — As co-chairman of Cooley Dickinson Hospital’s $10.8 million Caring for the Future campaign, Northampton Cooperative Bank Pres-ident and….

    Goodman Vein and Laser Center Relocates

    SPRINGFIELD — Dr. Robert Goodman, vascular surgeon, has recently relocated the Goodman Vein and Laser Center from Mercy Hospital in….

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