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  • November 2002

    Building Bridges Rev. Bradley Sees Health Care And Spiritual Care As Intertwined

    To the Rev. Joseph Bradley, the connections between health and faith had been evident long before he dedicated his career….

    100-mile Walk Will Bring Awareness Of Commonwealth’s “Elder Crisis”

    EAST LONGMEADOW — Richard Pelland wants to make sure that the state’s elected officials are made aware of what he….

    Albert Opens Primary Care Practice At BMC’s Hillcrest Family Health

    PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Medical Center announced the appointment of Kyneret Albert, M.D. as a primary care physician practicing at Hillcrest….

    Caring For The Spirit The Chaplain’s Role Takes New, Different Directions In The Modern Hospital

    It’s telling, said Sr. Margaret McCarthy, that the Sisters of Providence Health System’s Pastoral Care Program was renamed the Spiritual….

    Creating Advanced Directives Documents Help When An Individual Cannot Speak To Their Own Healthcare Decisions

    Terminally ill people often add advanced directives to their health proxies to inform medical personnel what kind of care they….

    De Los Reyes Named To Spectrum Post

    LONGMEADOW — Violeta De Los Reyes has been named director of Quality Assurance/Improvement for Spectrum Home Health Care, the home….

    Deane Named Staff Coordinator At Visiting Angels

    WESTFIELD — Visiting Angels of Westfield, providers of non-medical care, living assistance, and companion service for seniors, announced the appointment….

    “De-medicalizing” Death Inpatient Physician Believes A New Focus Is Needed On End-of-life Issues

    It is a simple truth: More Americans die in hospitals than anywhere else.   But despite this sobering statistic, there….

    Editorial Next Governor Must Make Health Care A Top Priority

    Insane. That’s the word Noble Hospital President George Koller chose to describe the latest in a series of financial hits….

    Exercising Your Options Starting — And Staying With — A Fitness Program Requires A Solid Game Plan

    Many people have to juggle the responsibilities of work and family. There never seems to be enough time in the….

    Goodwin Joins Dental Practice

    LONGMEADOW — Dr. Frederic S. Mackler and Associates announced that Dr. Steven M. Goodwin has joined the dental practice, located….

    Hart Named Imaging Center Manager

    PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Medical Center (BMC) announced the appointment of Kathy A. Hart, RN as program manager for the Women’s….

    Heritage Hall East Earns Quality Award

    AGAWAM — Heritage Hall East Center, a 123-bed skilled nursing center that serves the Greater Springfield community, is one of….

    Hospitals Brace For Another Hit Medicaid Cuts Will Add To Deficit In Uncompensated Care Pool

    Mark Tolosky says state hospital administrators have long known that there is something seriously wrong with not only the formula….

    “Is It Alzheimer’s Or Old Age?”

    LONGMEADOW — In recognition of Alzheimer’s Disease Month, JGS Institute will present a comprehensive program on the subject titled, Is….

    Is Relief In Sight For HMOs? State Policy On Reviewing Coverage Mandates Draws Raves From Health Plans

    Complaints from health management organizations regarding the coverage mandates continually imposed on them by the state are nothing new.  ….

    Is Someone Bleeding Your Practice? Some Practical Steps To Reduce Employee Embezzlement Losses — Part 1

    One of your worst nightmares is discovering that someone within your practice has been stealing from you.   Chances are….

    Joint Commission Debuts New Accreditation Process “Shared Visions — New Pathways” Will Redirect The Focus Of The Accreditation Process

    OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. — The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) formally announced significant changes to its accreditation….

    Keefe Named Staffing Manager

    HOLYOKE — James Keefe, R.N. of Belchertown has been named employment/staffing manager at Holyoke Hospital. In his new position, he….

    Law Firms Listed by Number of Lawyers

    Company Number of Lawyers Area of Practice/Discription of services Bulkley, Richardson and Gelinas, LLP 1500 Main St., Suite 2700 Springfield,….

    Local Spa Director Nationally Certified

    EAST LONGMEADOW — Peter R. Luciano, MA, LMT, the director of Spa Europa in East Longmeadow, recently joined the ranks….

    Loomis Employees Attend Program

    AMHERST — Ten managers of the Loomis Communities, with campuses in South Hadley, Holyoke, and Amherst, recently graduated from a….

    Miller Joins BMC Emergency Dept.

    PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Medical Center (BMC) announced that Katie J. Miller, M.D., an emergency medicine physician, has been appointed to….

    New Report: Despite System’s Ills, The Quality Of Care Has Improved

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — For the third year in a row, health care quality for millions of Americans improved substantially, despite….

    Noble Plans Expansion

    George Koller says officials at Noble Hospital have talked about adding a medical office building to the West Silver Street….

    Opinion Mandates Law Is Sound Public Policy

    The rising cost of health care is a bitter pill for employers to swallow. Most want to offer their employees….

    Put To The Test Women Continue To Receive Mixed Messages About Breast Self-exams

    What’s a woman to do? In an age of mixed messages in health care, the topic of breast cancer —….

    Ruth’s House Announces Appointments

    LONGMEADOW — Ruth’s House, the assisted living residence on the campus of Jewish Geriatric Services (JGS), announced two additions to….

    SPHS Names V.P. Of Mission, Ministry

    SPRINGFIELD — The Sisters of Providence Health System announced the appointment of Sister of Mercy Kathleen Sullivan to the position….

    Suicide-prevention Program Slated

    SPRINGFIELD — Recognizing suicide as a major health problem, health care professionals from around the country will gather at a….

    Trials And Tribulations Aspirin Might Inhibit Ovarian Cancer — But The Evidence Is Far From Conclusive

    After being bombarded with media messages about the myriad factors that might cause cancer, the reverse — news of what….

    Weighing In On The Subject New Business Takes Holistic Approach To The Matter Of Weight Management

    Donne Marchetto says the difference between weight loss and weight management is much more than a case of semantics. “Just….

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