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12,000 Children in Bay State Still lack in Insurance
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  • May 2002

    Study In Determination Lung Transplant Recipient Won’t Accept Limits

    Vinnie Spanilo wanted to make it clear that an organ transplant is not a cure. “It’s a trade-off.” Spanilo, who….

    Home Health Programs Face New Hurdles

    It’s a common story, with a twist. Statistics show that the population of Massachusetts — and the United States, for….

    Privacy Act Is A Complex Road Map Hospitals Scramble To Cope With HIPAA’s Far-reaching Effects

    It’s six years in the making, 1,500 pages long, and coming to a health care provider near you. It’s a….

    Arnold Named Telemetry Nurse Manager

    HOLYOKE — Donna A. Arnold, R.N., of Belchertown has been named nurse manager of the South 1/Telemetry unit at Holyoke….

    Krishnan Babu, M.D.

    SPRINGFIELD — Pioneer Valley Nephrology announced that Krishnan Babu, M.D., has joined Jonathan Slater, M.D., and Balaji Padmanabhan, M.D., at….

    Holyoke Hospital Sets Fund-raising Goal At $4 Million For Expansion

    HOLYOKE — Holyoke Hospital’s Board of Directors has approved plans for a $4 million goal for the “Yours for Life”….

    Holyoke Hospital Names Nurse Manager

    HOLYOKE — Dawn Chartier, R.N., of Westfield, has been appointed nurse manager of Holyoke Hospital’s Intensive and Coronary Care units…..

    BMC Skilled Nursing Unit Names Director Of Nursing

    PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Medical Center has announced the appointment of Nancy Perry-Duncan, RN, MBA to the position director of Nursing….

    Perry Named Nurse Manager

    HOLYOKE — Melissa Perry of Northampton has been named nurse manager of the Center for Behavioral Health’s Inpatient Unit at….

    Craven Dunn Attends Conference

    HOLYOKE — The National Assoc. of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (GCM) announced that Joanne Craven Dunn, president and owner of….

    Channel 40 Adds Health Reporter

    SPRINGFIELD — NEWS40 announced the hiring of a full-time health reporter, Delia Goncalves. She comes to the Springfield-based station from….

    A Centerpiece Of Bay State Life Is Eroding Health Care Funding Is A Key Component To Quality Of Life

    Quality of life is critical to the future of any community. If people like the quality of life, they will….

    AIC Hosts Stretch Clinic For Disabled

    SPRINGFIELD — After a successful first season, the division of Physical Therapy at American International College will again offer its….

    Aromatherapy Seminar Slated

    SPRINGFIELD — Baystate Health System’s Office of Continuing Education will offer area health care practitioners a daylong seminar, “Clinical Aromatherapy,”….

    An Entrepreneurial Venture Mercy Medical Center And Area Pathology Group Form Unique Partnership

    Mercy Medical Center has partnered with a group of pathologists in an intriguing new venture that blends large doses of….

    Putting The Pieces Together New Medications Offer Hope Of Slowing Progress Of Alzheimer’s Disease

    Alzheimer’s disease affects between 15 and 20 million people worldwide, and that number is only expected to rise along with….

    Ethical Issues Seminar Set For May 3 At Baystate Medical Center

    SPRINGFIELD — Baystate Medical Center will offer area nurses a daylong program, Ethical Issues in Medical Surgical Nursing, on May….

    Patient Choice Program Could Be On Its Way Employers Back New Consumer-driven Health Network

    BOSTON — Associated Industries of Mass. (AIM), the largest employer trade association in the state, and the Mass. Healthcare Purchaser….

    When Tragedy Strikes Baystate Medical Center’s Focus On Trauma Response Is Unique In The Region

    It might be a weekend automobile crash, a midday industrial accident, or a gunshot ringing out in the night —….

    Proceeding With Caution Clot-busting Drugs Are Linked To Increased Mortality In The Elderly

    The medications known as ‘clot-busting’ drugs used in the treatment of heart-attack victims, while they have proven to be effective….

    Unnecessary Stress Poor Health Begins With Poor Habits At Home And At Work, Therapists Say

    Karen Pettengill says the most frustrating aspect of occupational therapy is getting patients to change the way they do their….

    Are Salons A Pain In The Neck? Shampooing In Hair Salon Sinks May Cause Harm, Study Reports

    Researchers report in the American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation that leaning one’s head back over a sink in….

    New Breed of Specialist Animal-assisted Therapy Enhances Patient Progress At HealthSouth

    Amanda brings out the best in Rose Crowley. She motivates Rose to extend her right arm, use her right hand,….

    House Calls In Hampshire County VNA/Hospice Alliance Aims To Meet A Growing Need

    To hear Carla Braveman tell it, Massachusetts residents need home health services more than ever, and that need will continue….

    The Deduction Dilemma Determining What Is A Business Expense Can Be A Tricky Proposition

    Another tax season has passed, and with it another round of questions from physicians looking for additional tax deductions, including….

    Braveman Named To National Board

    NORTHAMPTON — Carla Braveman, executive director of the VNA/Hospice Alliance, was recently elected to serve a two-year term as chair….

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