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Baystate Mary Lane to Host Colon Health Program on March 20
Two New Members Appointed to STCC Board of Trustees
HCC Foundation Offers More Than $200,000 in College Scholarships
Baystate Health Names Two New Trustees
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  • June 2013

    A Place to De-stress Westfield’s Genesis Center Helps Guests Create New Beginnings

    Liz Walz had already talked about the Genesis Spiritual Life and Conference Center for some time, putting a wide array….

    Joint Replacement Booming Nationwide

    Regular exercise, a good diet, and maintaining a proper weight are key steps medical experts consistently recommend for good health….

    Patient-Centered Medical Home: More Than a Buzzword

    Accountable-care organization. Integrated delivery system. Alternative quality contract. Global budget. All of these are buzzwords that have been floating through….

    Exchange of Ideas Holyoke Medical Center Innovates with Shared Patient Information

    It’s an increasingly connected world out there, Carl Cameron says, and healthcare providers can no longer deny it. As director….

    Setting the PACE Mercy Life Aims to Keep Seniors in Their Homes

    Senior citizens with health needs have plenty of options, running the gamut from home care to assisted living to nursing-home….

    A Holistic Take on Senior Living Monastery Heights Caters to the Mind, Body, and Spirit

    A peaceful oasis sits high on a hill in West Springfield, surrounded by 18 acres of grounds that are punctuated….

    A Social Connection Adult Day Health Spa Offers Elders, Caregivers a Healthy Option

    When Shelley Parker and her husband, Jonathan Gottsche, took Parker’s elderly father into their home in Northampton last summer, it….

    Assisted Living or In-home Care? This Can Often Be a Difficult Decision for Your Loved One

    At some point, many people reach a time in their lives where they need help with day-to-day living. Elders often….

    Chronic Concerns What to Know About Living with Multiple Health Problems

    More than half of all adults 65 and older have three or more chronic (ongoing) medical problems, such as heart….

    Keeping Kids Safe This Summer Follow These Tips to Avoid Some Common Dangers

    There is nothing more important we can do as parents and caregivers than to protect the safety and health of….

    The True Meaning of Obamacare Implementation of Affordable Care Act Brings Benefits and Costs

    The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, passed by Congress in 2010, contains numerous provisions which have and will become….

    AMA Unveils First Phase of Improving Health Outcomes Initiative

    WASHINGTON — To bolster ongoing efforts to address the leading causes of suffering and death across the nation and to….

    MMA Alliance, TSI Collaborate on New Child-safety Brochure

    WALTHAM — Declaring that “home safety is not an accident,” the Mass. Medical Society (MMS) Alliance and the Safety Institute….

    Report Puts AIC Nursing Program Tops in Region with Exam Results

    SPRINGFIELD — The latest results of the 2012 Performance Summary for Massachusetts nursing-education programs rank American International College tops in….

    Baystate Franklin Medical Center Earns ‘A’ in Patient Safety

    GREENFIELD —  Baystate Franklin Medical Center was recognized with an ‘A’ Hospital Safety Score by the Leapfrog Group, an independent….

    Kimball Farms Awarded Prestigious Accreditation

    LENOX — Kimball Farms recently earned the prestigious five-year CARF–CCAC accreditation, an unusual accomplishment for a first-time applicant. The accreditation….

    PET/CT Imaging Services to Begin at Berkshire Medical Center

    PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Health Systems has announced that it is partnering with Baystate MRI and Imaging and Shields Health Care….

    Walkers Sought for Step Out for Hospice

    SPRINGFIELD — Organizers of this year’s Step Out for Hospice on June 8 are now recruiting walkers to participate in….

    Noble Earns ‘A’ in Patient Safety

    WESTFIELD — Noble Hospital was recognized with an ‘A’ hospital-safety score by the Leapfrog Group, an independent, national nonprofit run….

    Walk for Miracles Slated for June 1 at Six Flags New England

    SPRINGFIELD — Helping to create miracles for sick kids — whether they suffer from common childhood afflictions such as asthma….

    BMC Recognized Nationally for Energy and Resource Conservation

    PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Medical Center (BMC) was awarded the 2013 Partner for Change Award by Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading….

    Cooley Dickinson Hospital Opens Southampton Coumadin Clinic

    SOUTHAMPTON – People who are prescribed blood thinning medication such as Coumadin (warfarin) to prevent and treat blood clots need….

    MMS Backs Restricting Tobacco Sales at Healthcare Institutions

    WALTHAM — Saying that it has “steadfastly held that the health professions have a special obligation to promote the public….

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