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UMass Amherst to Offer Accelerated B.S. in Nursing in Springfield
JGS Continues Alzheimer’s Lecture Series on March 30
NAMI Western Mass. Art Show Reception Slated for April 5
Healthcare Marketing Symposium Slated for April 7
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  • August 2013

    Weight-Loss Surgery Is Just the Beginning

    Ten years after then-U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Richard Carmona addressed Congress in July 2003 on the obesity epidemic and declared….

    Take Steps to Prevent Mosquito-borne Illness

    How much do you know about mosquito-borne illnesses?
   The main rule when it comes to breeding grounds for mosquitoes is….

    Some Local Residents The Entering Class at Baystate Has a Decidedly Regional Feel

    Margo Rockwell says she recently came across a journal she kept while winding her way through the eighth grade. She….

    A Logical Extension AIC Will Add Degree in Public Health to Its Roster of Options

    Cesarina Thompson says the recently created program in Public Health at American International College in Springfield represents a coordinated response….

    A Healthcare Reform Mandate Building a More Educated, Diverse Professional Nursing Workforce

    Healthcare reform presents new challenges and opportunities for the nursing profession, in both academic and practice settings. The Institute of….

    Serious Play – High-tech Games Become Therapy, Learning Tools in Healthcare

    Game playing is a common sight these days, not only among young people, but across all generations, as the popularity….

    Instant Access Cooley Dickinson, Mass General Make Strides in Telemedicine

    When Cooley Dickinson Hospital made its affiliation with Massachusetts General Hospital official last month, respective presidents Craig Melin and Dr…..

    One Business to Win ‘Extreme Website Makeover’

    There was a time when companies could reach their full potential without an effective website, but those days are long….

    Letting Go Can Be Painful Some Advice for Parents Grappling with Empty-nest Syndrome

    Every year at this time, I think about the popular tongue-in-cheek Staples ad that ran for years on television, where….

    Is This the Time to Fight? When Divorce Is Complicated by Serious Medical Concerns

    Divorce, parenting time issues, and full-blown custody battles are not easy. In fact, they are stressful, to say the least…..

    At a Loss New Report Details Impact, Cost of Alzheimer’s Disease

    According to the “2013 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures” report released earlier this year by the Alzhemer’s Assoc., one in….

    Shendell-Falik Tapped for Baystate Leadership Post

    SPRINGFIELD — Nancy Shendell-Falik, an experienced healthcare and nurse leader with over 15 years of success improving the quality of….

    Campiti Appointed to HRU Board of Directors

    Human Resources Unlimited, a Springfield-area nonprofit corporation that helps more than 1,300 people per year with physical and mental disabilities,….

    Picture This

    Got Pics? Send your photos to: Picture This; c/o Joseph Bednar,  The Healthcare News, 1441 Main Street, Springfield, MA 01103; or….

    Lost in Translation Meaningful Use: Where Are We Today, and What Comes Next?

    We’ve been hearing about electronic health record (EHR) stimulus payments and meaningful use since they were introduced as far back….

    U.S. News & World Report Recognizes Baystate as a Top Hospital

    SPRINGFIELD —  Baystate Medical Center has been named a “top hospital” — the third-best hospital in Massachusetts — in the….

    Cooley Dickinson Lauded for Work in Gynecologic Surgery

    NORTHAMPTON — Cooley Dickinson Hospital announced that is has been named one of a select group of hospitals—the top 10%….

    Mercy Internal Medicine Service Celebrates 20 Years

    SPRINGFIELD — The Mercy Internal Medicine Service (MIMS), one of the first hospitalist programs in the country to provide an….

    BHS, Canyon Ranch Institute Partner in Health, Wellness Initiative

    PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Health Systems (BHS) recently announced an initiative to improve the health and wellness of the Berkshire community….

    Mercy Medical Center Again Recognized as Top 100 Value Hospital

    SPRINGFIELD — For the fourth consecutive year, Mercy Medical Center has been recognized as a Top100 Community Value hospital by….

    Berkshire Health Earns Honor

    PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Health Systems (BHS) was presented with a 2013 LearningElite award from Chief Learning Officer magazine. Berkshire Health….

    The Arbors Presents Noble Hospital’s Breast Care Program with $4,000

    WESTFIELD — The Arbors Assisted Living at Westfield recently presented Noble Hospital’s Comprehensive Breast Care Program with $4,000 to support….

    Emergency Physician Offers Tips to Reduce Risk of Tick-borne Disease

    WARE — While it is a good idea to take preventive measures against ticks year-round, be extra vigilant now and….

    HMC Partners on Project with Language Access Network

    HOLYOKE — Holyoke Medical Center has recently implemented the video-interpreting services of the Language Access Network (LAN). The new partnership….

    Melin to Step Down as CDH President

    NORTHAMPTON — Matthew Pitoniak, chair of the board of trustees of Cooley Dickinson Hospital, announced on July 29 that, after….

    UMass Amherst Team Develops Technique to Study Protein Function

    AMHERST — In the cover story for the journal Genetics this month, neurobiologist Dan Chase and colleagues at UMass Amherst….

    Course of Action Spiros Hatiras Set to Take the Reins at Holyoke Medical Center

    Spiros Hatiras likened it to being homesick. That’s how he chose to describe his mindset during what would become the….

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