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  • August 2002

    AIC, Sci-Tech Form Unique Partnership

    SPRINGFIELD — American Interna-tional College and the High School of Science and Technology (HSST) in Springfield have formed an educational….

    The Latest Word A Growing Need For Hospital Interpreters

    Ann Marie Martineau remembers well the story of a Polish immigrant who was scheduled to have some blood work done….

    Opinion New Restrictions On Residents’ Hours Challenge Hospitals

    The recent decision by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education to limit to 80 the number of hours residents….

    Riverbend Opens Acupuncture Therapy Department

    CHICOPEE — Riverbend Medical Group, the largest private multi-specialty medical group in Western Mass., has opened its new acupuncture therapy….

    Cooley Dickinson Nurses Approve New Contract

    NORTHAMPTON — Registered nurses at Cooley Dickinson Hospital (CDH) voted 103-19 earlier this month to approve a two-year contract that….

    JGS Recognizes ‘Ladder’ Climbers

    LONGMEADOW — Jewish Geriatric Services (JGS) recognized its second class of eight graduates of the Rona and Mike Chase Clinical….

    Bote Joins Orthopedic Group

    PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Orthopedic Associates has appointed Herb Bote, M.D., an expert on knee, shoulder, and sports medicine, to the….

    Grant To Boost Outreach Program

    FARMINGTON,Conn. — ConnectiCare Inc. has awarded its 2002 Community Benefit Grant to the Visiting Nurse Assoc. and Hospice of Western….

    Cardiologist Joins Noble Hospital Staff

    WESTFIELD — Tariq Malik, M.D. has joined the medical staff at Noble Hospital. Malik is board-certified in three areas: Cardiology,….

    Albert Named Director Of Baystate Operating Rooms

    SPRINGFIELD — Dr. Michael Albert has assumed office as the new medical director of Operating Rooms at Baystate Medical Center…..

    Dental Insurance New Tools, New Benefits Dental Advances Give Patients And Insurers Something To Chew On

    delta dental of massachusetts The day approaches when vaccines will prevent the onset of cavities and gum disease, when medical….

    Delta Dental Launches New Online Services Program For Clients, Dentists

    BOSTON — Delta Dental of Massachusetts has launched a new online benefit services program for accounts and dentists, one which….

    Recognizing A Need Employers Are Adding Long-term Care Coverage To Benefits Packages

    Long-term care (LTC) insurance is a hot topic these days, especially among Baby Boomers who face their parents’ aging —….

    Lusa To Lead Diabetes Education Program At Berkshire VNA

    PITTSFIELD — The Berkshire Visiting Nurse Assoc. has named Candace Lusa, RN to lead its Diabetes Self Management Education program…..

    Mason Wright Earns Recertification

    SPRINGFIELD — Mason-Wright Retirement Community recently ob- tained recertification of its assisted living residence, Primus Mason Court The recertification was….

    Gross Makes CD For Memorials

    LONGMEADOW — Donalyn Gross, who has worked as a death and dying counselor for 26 years and a professional musician….

    VNA Announces Appointments

    PITTSFIELD — The Berkshire Visiting Nurse Assoc. announced the appointments of Diane Packer, RN as clinical coordinator and Deborah Wineberg,….

    17 Graduate From HCC Practical Nursing Program

    HOLYOKE— A pinning ceremony staged June 28 in the Forum at Holyoke Community College marked the graduation of 17 students….

    A Question Of Life Science And Ethics Collide As The Cloning Debate Heats Up

    To some, the cloning of human beings represents an important, exciting opportunity for science and health to converge in the….

    Malachowsky Joins Emergency Department At BMC

    PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Medical Center (BMC) announced the appointment of Robert N. Malachowsky, M.D. to the physician staff in the….

    Designs On A Better Infrastructure Of Care Cooley Dickinson Hospital Creates New Office of Clinical Affairs

    Mary Beth Fairbrother admits that there is a certain amount of redundancy to the phrase ‘patient-centered care’ and a misleading….

    Horrigan Receives Certificate

    WESTFIELD — Francis Horrigan, M.D., FACP, medical director of Noble Hospital, was recently awarded a Certificate of Completion of Study….

    Three Named Co-chairs Of Alzheimer’s Event

    SPRINGFIELD — The Alzheimer’s Association, Massachusetts Chapter, has announced the honorary chairs for the encore performance of the fund- raising….

    A Road Map To The Future The Historic Human Genome Project Is Well Ahead Of Schedule

    When scientists complete the Human Genome Project next year, two years ahead of schedule, it won’t mark an end of….

    Planning For A Changing World Partners In Life Sciences Project Are Keeping Their Options Open

    Biotechnology promises to be one of the top engines of scientific progress in the 21st century — and medical professionals….

    Holyoke Hospital Opens New Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program

    HOLYOKE — Holyoke Hospital recently opened a new Pulmonary Rehabilitation program that its creators say provides an important stepping stone….

    Division Leaders Named For Holyoke Hospital Campaign

    HOLYOKE — Joseph and Angela Wright, co-chairs of Holyoke Hospital’s $4 million “Yours for Life” campaign, have announced the members….

    Lawmakers’ Budget Is A Mixed Bag For Health Care

    In a year of tough budget decisions, few entities emerged unscathed from the debate in the state Senate and House….

    Mercy’s Bloodmobile Has Donations Rolling In

    SPRINGFIELD — Recognizing that it had been meeting only about half of its blood needs through its blood bank, Mercy….

    Putting A Curb On Perks Drug Firms Reduce Abuses In Marketing

    Recognizing a growing concern over the use of expensive perks to influence physicians, the nation’s top coalition of pharmaceutical firms….

    Solving The Codes In Evaluation And Management Utilization, Are You An Outlier?

    Evaluation and management (E&M) utilization review is the most prevalent form of profile analysis done by Medicare intermediary carriers and….

    The Changing Face Of Dental Insurance Prevention Is An Emerging Key To Improving Health While Lowering Costs

    In uncertain economic times, is dental insurance a benefit for employers to sink their teeth into or an unnecessary cost….

    The Crunch Continues No Relief Is In Sight For The Nursing Shortage

    The crunch is becoming a crisis. Despite efforts at the student and professional levels to alleviate an ongoing nursing shortage….

    Too Much Information? Consumers Are Getting A Big Dose Of Drug Ads

    Knowledge is power — and sometimes that power can be dangerous to your health. Of particular concern is a growing….

    Waite To Head Baystate Public Affairs

    SPRINGFIELD — Barry C. D. Waite of Granby, an accomplished communications specialist who began his career as a medical researcher,….

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