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Midwifery Care at Hospitals Associated with Fewer Medical Interventions
Registration Open for Intersession 2018 at HCC
Dr. Paul Darcy Elected Chairman of CMIC Underwriting Committee
Vibra Hospital to Close Springfield Facility in March
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  • October 2002

    Back From The Front Mercy Nurse Returns From Afghanistan

    Diane Murphy says that when you’re one of a dozen or more individuals sharing a small tent in the middle….

    A Changing Job Description New Challenges Change The Face Of Health Care Management

    Hank Porten says that in many ways, hospitals in the Commonwealth are merely being asked to operate just as any….

    A Delicate Balance Paying For Nursing Home Care While Preserving Assets Takes Planning

    Nobody wants to consider the impact of long-term care on the financial resources they have spent a lifetime building. Nursing….

    Back In Business? Lawmakers Try To Avert Drug Chains’ Withdrawal From Medicaid

    A threat by the state’s major pharmacy chains — and an 11th-hour effort to avert the potentially far-reaching effects of….

    Center For Healthy Communities Opens Its Doors

    SPRINGFIELD — The Western Mass. Center for Healthy Communities, one of six new regional centers funded by the Mass. Dept…..

    Co-pays And Cash Flow Small Steps Can Produce Big Returns For Physician Practices

    Medical practices face a number of revenue and cost challenges annually, many of which they have little direct control over…..

    Medical Industry Can’t Endure Losses Forever

    If there’s one recurring theme throughout this issue of The Healthcare News, it’s this: medical costs are rising, and everyone….

    Healing Process Wing Memorial’s Wound Care Program Closes A Gap In Needed Services

    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….

    Health Maintenance Companies Listed Alphabetically

    Organization Address/Phone Providers Contact Members* Coverage/Services Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mass. Inc./HMO Blue 1500 Main St., Suite 1800….

    Heritage Hall West Adds Palliative Care Program

    AGAWAM — Heritage Hall West, a subacute and skilled nursing center in Agawam, recently introduced a palliative care program. The….

    Holyoke Hospital Breaks Ground On $11.1 Million Expansion Project

    HOLYOKE — With U.S. Rep. John W. Olver leading a list of dignitaries that included a number of state and….

    Holyoke Hospital Names Nurse Managers

    HOLYOKE — Holyoke Hospital recently announced the appointment of Donna Barre, R.N., and Lisa Fugiel, R.N., as nurse managers. Barre….

    Lack Of State Funding Prompts CDH To Cut Tobacco Program

    NORTHAMPTON — As a result of funding cutbacks at the state level, Cooley Dickinson Hospital (CDH) administrators have decided to….

    Mercy Program Addresses The Hidden Symptoms Of Depression

    SPRINGFIELD — As part of its continuing “A Healthy You in 2002” series of community wellness presentations, Mercy Medical Center….

    MHA Expresses Concerns About Growing Number Of Uninsured

    BOSTON — The Mass. Hospital Assoc. is expressing concern about the growing number of uninsured in the state, a statistic….

    MHA Urges Funding Of Nurse-Reinvestment Act

    BOSTON — The Mass. Hospital Assoc. (MHA) has joined the chorus from around the country calling on Congress to appropriate….

    Morag Joins Radiology Department

    HOLYOKE — Holyoke Hospital has announced that Dr. Eyal Morag is the newest member of its the Radiology Department. Morag,….

    State’s Pharmacies Offer Residents A Bitter Pill

    It must be wonderful to be a private business in Massachusetts — like CVS, Walgreens, and Brooks — and control….

    Paying Attention Public Acceptance Of ADD Has Been Slow, Doctors Say

    When it comes to fashionable labels, kids returning to school want to wear them on their clothes — not on….

    Paying The Piper Emphysema Is On The Rise In America, Even Though Smoking Is Not

    As the senior population continues to spiral upward, so do incidences of emphysema — and doctors say it’s simply decades….

    Program Slated On Caregiving

    HOLYOKE — WestMass ElderCare and Holyoke Community College will present a comprehensive program on caregiving in the college’s Peter Picknelly….

    Read Candidates’ Health Care Views

    BOSTON — In an effort to both ensure that candidates across the state are focusing on health care issues and….

    Rosenfeld Honored

    LONGMEADOW — Alan S. Rosenfeld, Ph.D., president and chief executive officer for Jewish Geriatric Services (JGS), has been awarded fellowship….

    Second Session Of Mini Medical School Underway

    SPRINGFIELD — The second session of Baystate Medical Center’s Mini Medical School began on Sept. 9. The school, which offers….

    Some Textbook Examples In An Era Of Staff Shortages, Continuing Education Is A Way Of Life

    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….

    The Rising Cost Of Care The State’s Health Plans Will Charge Seniors More For Medicare Program

    It’s touted as a great health insurance package for seniors — but, for the third straight year, the cost is….

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