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Diane Murphy says that when you’re one of a dozen or more individuals sharing a small tent in the middle….
Hank Porten says that in many ways, hospitals in the Commonwealth are merely being asked to operate just as any….
Nobody wants to consider the impact of long-term care on the financial resources they have spent a lifetime building. Nursing….
A threat by the state’s major pharmacy chains — and an 11th-hour effort to avert the potentially far-reaching effects of….
SPRINGFIELD — The Western Mass. Center for Healthy Communities, one of six new regional centers funded by the Mass. Dept…..
Medical practices face a number of revenue and cost challenges annually, many of which they have little direct control over…..
If there’s one recurring theme throughout this issue of The Healthcare News, it’s this: medical costs are rising, and everyone….
When Dr. Thomas Canto talks about wound care, he immediately thinks of a man with a leg ulcer who had….
Health Care As A Second Career Down Economy, 9/11, Desire For ‘Quality Work’ Are Pushing People Into Health Fields
Joe Mathers has been making candles for almost a decade now. His job at South Deerfield’s Yankee Candle complex is….
Health Care’s Hidden Profession Region’s Hospitals Are Looking For A Few Good Surgical Technologists
Kate Flynn calls it “the hidden health career.” That’s because few people actually get to see what the surgical technologist….
Organization Address/Phone Providers Contact Members* Coverage/Services Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mass. Inc./HMO Blue 1500 Main St., Suite 1800….
AGAWAM — Heritage Hall West, a subacute and skilled nursing center in Agawam, recently introduced a palliative care program. The….
HOLYOKE — With U.S. Rep. John W. Olver leading a list of dignitaries that included a number of state and….
HOLYOKE — Holyoke Hospital recently announced the appointment of Donna Barre, R.N., and Lisa Fugiel, R.N., as nurse managers. Barre….
NORTHAMPTON — As a result of funding cutbacks at the state level, Cooley Dickinson Hospital (CDH) administrators have decided to….
SPRINGFIELD — As part of its continuing “A Healthy You in 2002” series of community wellness presentations, Mercy Medical Center….
BOSTON — The Mass. Hospital Assoc. is expressing concern about the growing number of uninsured in the state, a statistic….
BOSTON — The Mass. Hospital Assoc. (MHA) has joined the chorus from around the country calling on Congress to appropriate….
HOLYOKE — Holyoke Hospital has announced that Dr. Eyal Morag is the newest member of its the Radiology Department. Morag,….
It must be wonderful to be a private business in Massachusetts — like CVS, Walgreens, and Brooks — and control….
When it comes to fashionable labels, kids returning to school want to wear them on their clothes — not on….
As the senior population continues to spiral upward, so do incidences of emphysema — and doctors say it’s simply decades….
HOLYOKE — WestMass ElderCare and Holyoke Community College will present a comprehensive program on caregiving in the college’s Peter Picknelly….
BOSTON — In an effort to both ensure that candidates across the state are focusing on health care issues and….
LONGMEADOW — Alan S. Rosenfeld, Ph.D., president and chief executive officer for Jewish Geriatric Services (JGS), has been awarded fellowship….
SPRINGFIELD — The second session of Baystate Medical Center’s Mini Medical School began on Sept. 9. The school, which offers….
College graduation, for most Amer-icans, is a time to move from higher education into the world of work. But for….
The Many Sides Of Managed Care Providers, HMOs, And Employers All Have A Stake In This Balancing Act
Arianne Krumholtz calls managed care a “balancing act.” And the number of entities to balance can be staggering. There are….
It’s touted as a great health insurance package for seniors — but, for the third straight year, the cost is….