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Kelly Aiken knows there’s no quick fix for the ongoing nursing shortage, which has seen nurses retiring at a faster….
Citing steps that Baystate Medical Center has taken to improve patient safety, a national health care quality organization has….
SPRINGFIELD — Mercy Medical Center has announced the addition of 64-Slice CT imaging technology for cardiac patients, which provides extremely….
NORTHAMPTON — Effective Nov. 15, 2007, smoking and other tobacco products will be prohibited from Cooley Dickinson Hospital’s campus. This….
This year marks the 25th anniversary of AIDS. HIV, the virus that causes AIDS and that was unknown to us….
Americans spend billions of dollars every year on prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, weight-loss products, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Many products….
Denise Spence, MD, MSPH recently joined Amherst Medical Associates and the practice of Drs. William Smith and Joseph Coppola. Spence….
Elizabeth Gundersen, MD has joined the medical staff at AdCare Hospital in Worcester. Gundersen comes to AdCare Hospital from a….
Carol Smith, a registered nurse who holds a master’s degree in business administration, has assumed the role of COO, executive….
Community Research Initiative of New England (CRI) has announced that Dr. Daniel Skiest and Dr. Armando Paez have recently joined….
HOLYOKE — Holyoke Medical Center has been designated as a “Mentor Hospital” for rapid response teams by the Institute for….
WALTHAM — Saying that most transparency programs “fail the basic tests of accuracy, relevance, and fairness and thus threaten the….
WESTFIELD — The United Charitable Foundation recently awarded the Carson Center for Human Services $6,720 to support its Center for….
SPRINGFIELD — The Emergency Department at Mercy Medical Center has undergone some dramatic changes in recent months, and all the….
NORTHAMPTON — CareScience, an independent, Philadelphia-based company that provides clinical analysis of U.S. hospitals, recognized Cooley Dickinson Hospital as one….
HOLYOKE — Mount Tom City Clinic (MTCC), a program of Behavioral Health Network (BHN), is now offering Spanish- and English-language….
WARE — The Baystate Mary Lane Hospital Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Continuing Education Program has released its schedule of classes….
Michael Foss remembers the day, during his medical training, when lightning struck — a moment both terrifying and valuable. “I….
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….
When people are choosing a health club, plenty of names — from Curves and Healthtrax to Gold’s Gym and Planet….
Kate Forest calls it the ‘red light shoulder turn,’ and that name pretty much says it all. It’s a stress-reduction….
In December 2001, then-U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher issued a call to action on the trend toward being overweight or….
One recent Saturday, I played a game, my own supermarket version of The Price is Right. Quaker Instant Oatmeal with….
Today’s medical practice is both a patient care center and a business. In order for a business to be successful,….
Future Caregivers Members of the public were recently invited to learn about health careers, and watch students in action, at….
LONGMEADOW — Jewish Geriatric Services (JGS) announced that it has been awarded the American Health Care Association’s (AHCA) and the….
NORTHAMPTON — As co-chairman of Cooley Dickinson Hospital’s $10.8 million Caring for the Future campaign, Northampton Cooperative Bank Pres-ident and….
SPRINGFIELD — Dr. Robert Goodman, vascular surgeon, has recently relocated the Goodman Vein and Laser Center from Mercy Hospital in….