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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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  • September 2013

    Walking: Simple Exercise with Considerable Benefits

    We know that walking is a common form of exercise and a simple means of transportation. But most of us….

    Dealing with the Effects of Complicated Grief

    The death of a loved one — certainly one of the most stressful experiences that any person will ever endure….

    A Big Move to the ‘Small House’ – JGS Strategic Initiative Continues a Tradition of Culture Change

    Martin Baicker calls it “the continuation of a journey that started years ago.” That’s how he chose to describe a….

    Prescription for Change – The Obesity Epidemic Broadens the Role of Today’s Pharmacists

    While pharmacists have always had an educational component to their work, in recent years this aspect of their job description….

    The Changing Face of Pharmacy

    The practice of pharmacy is constantly evolving to meet the needs of patients struggling within an increasingly complicated healthcare system…..

    The Lifestyle Business – Footit Health Care Store Offers Products to Enhance People’s Lives

    When Footit Surgical Supplies Inc. opened in 1953, medical equipment was in its infancy and people had to use their….

    Air Apparent – Alliance Medical Gas Continues to Expand Its Market Share

    Chet Wojcik says the growth his company, Alliance Medical Gas, is experiencing isn’t the norm for this region, but he….

    Planning for Incapacity – Take Steps Now to Keep the Court out of Your Personal Decisions

    If you were to become incapable of making your medical and financial decisions, do you know who would handle your….

    Balancing Act – Why Many Older Americans Struggle with Dizziness, Lightheadedness

    Have you ever been dizzy, lightheaded, or felt as if the room was spinning around you? These can be very….

    Career Pulse

     Baystate Names Albert VP of Development, Director of Foundation SPRINGFIELD — Jane Albert, an experienced communications and relationship builder with….

    Option Play Sleeve-Gastrectomy Is Now an Alternative for Obese Children

    By the end of September, Baystate surgeons will have completed their first sleeve gastrectomy on an obese adolescent patient from….

    Covering Your Bases – Understanding the Many Nuances of Disability Coverage

    Nobody likes to think about the possibility of becoming disabled and no longer being able to perform their job. Yet,….

    Berkshire, Baystate Recognized as Leaders in LGBT Healthcare Equality

    WESTERN MASS. — Berkshire Medical Center and Baystate Health have each been recognized as a “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality”….

    BMLH Recognized for Organ, Tissue Donation

    WARE — Baystate Mary Lane Hospital (BMLH) was among a select group of hospitals nationwide recognized by the U.S. Department….

    HMC Ranks First in Massachusetts in Stroke Care

    HOLYOKE — The Stroke Collaborative Reaching for Excellence (SCORE), a voluntary, statewide, quality-improvement collaborative administered by the Mass. Department of….

    Reeds Landing Nursing Center Recognized

    SPRINGFIELD — Loomis Communities has announced that Reeds Landing Nursing Center in Springfield has received a deficiency-free survey from the….

    Berkshire Medical Center Honored for Bariatric Surgery and Women’s Health

    PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Health Systems has announced that Berkshire Medical Center has achieved the 2013 Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award and….

    HMC Renews Accreditation as National Breast-cancer Center

    HOLYOKE — The Holyoke Medical Center Oncology Department has announced that it has once again been granted a three-year/full accreditation….

    Massachusetts Patients Mainly Satisfied with Healthcare Quality, Access

    WALTHAM — Seven years into healthcare reform, despite longer wait times for appointments with physicians, Massachusetts residents remain as satisfied….

    Physician Stresses Importance of Backpack Safety

    SPRINGFIELD — As summer winds down, many parents are focused on getting their children ready for the first day of….

    Holyoke Medical Center Partners with Language Access Network

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

    BMLH Offers Group Support for Diabetics

    WARE — Even though millions of people have diabetes, many people feel very much alone when they receive their diagnosis…..

    Mercy Medical Center Recognized for Stroke Care

    SPRINGFIELD — Mercy Medical Center has received the Defect-free Care Award from the Stroke Collaborative Reaching for Excellence (SCORE), a….

    EMT Basic Training Program to Begin Sept. 23

    WARE — Baystate Mary Lane Hospital (BMLH) will partner with Quality EMS Educators Inc. to offer a Basic Emergency Medical….

    Pointed Arguments – Despite Controversies, Vaccines Remain a Critical Line of Defense

    It’s like the end of a horror movie, when viewers think the villain is dead – only to see him….

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