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  • January 2003

    BMC Names Radiology Operations Manager

    PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Medical Center (BMC) recently announced the appointment of Anthony M. DePasquale Jr. as operations manager for Radiology….

    CDH Announces New Physician Offices In Belchertown

    NORTHAMPTON — A new medical practice featuring family practice physicians and obstetrician gynecologists opened recently at 10 Turkey Hill Road….

    Grasping For The Light Brightside Continues To Change Lives

    An odd thing happens at Angel Booths. An inspiring thing.   Brightside for Families and Children, the Holyoke-based child welfare….

    Concern Is At A Premium Liability Insurance Costs Take Toll On OB/Gyns

    Dr. Howard G. Trietsch won’t be delivering any babies after Jan. 1.   The 15-year veteran, who has delivered thousands….

    Crunching The Numbers Hospitals To Face New Challenges In 2003

    Ron Hollander calls it a “tidal wave.”   He was referring to the projected deficits in the state’s Uncompensated Care….

    Joint Agreement Doubles Market Coverage For Two Health Plans

    The new year brings a significant change to two Massachusetts health maintenance organizations, which have teamed up to market each….

    Baystate Ob/Gyn Group Adds Three New Physicians To Practice

    SPRINGFIELD — Baystate Ob/Gyn Group Inc. announced that three physicians will be joining the practice on Jan. 1.   Drs…..

    Editorial The State’s System For Medical Liability Is In Need Of reform

    For some time now, health care groups have been sounding the alarm about skyrocketing professional liability insurance costs and their….

    Opinion Medically Treating Drug Addiction Benefits Everyone

    Imagine a debilitating disease for which there are effective treatments. Imagine that this treatable disease costs society $110 billion a….

    CDH Hires Clinical Nurse Specialists

    Administrator Says Mentors Will Create Environment Of Learning And Support To those in the industry, they’re known as “clin-specs.”  ….

    TechCavalry To The Rescue As Computer Use Increases In Medicine, So Does The Need For Tech Support

    Jef Sharp can track the progress of computers in dental offices. To him, it presents an obvious opportunity.   Sharp,….

    Mercy Hires Two New Hospitalists In Its Internal Medicine Service

    SPRINGFIELD — Mercy Medical Center has announced the addition of two new physicians to the Mercy Internal Medicine Service (MIMS)…..

    Orthopedic Surgeon Joins Mercy Staff

    SPRINGFIELD — Mercy Medical Center announced the addition of Charles A. Sommer, M.D., to its staff of physicians. He began….

    Therapist Assistant At Mercy Honored

    SPRINGFIELD — Susan McAvoy, a staff physical therapist assistant and clinical instructor at Mercy Medical Center in Springfield, was recently….

    Some Room To Move

    Baystate Health System Is Adding 30 Beds To Ease Ongoing Capacity Crunch For the past several years, Baystate Medical Center….

    Baystate Presents Safety Awards

    GREENFIELD — Baystate Health System recently honored seven employees for their dedication to safety.   Initiated in 1993, the President’s….

    BMC Diabetes Program Recognized

    PITTSFIELD — The Diabetes Education program at Berkshire Medical Center (BMC) has been certified by the American Diabetes Assoc. (ADA),….

    On The Brink Business And Medical Leaders Sound The Alarm On State’s Health Care System

    Health care, one of the most vital engines in the state’s economy, is leaking some oil and is now in….

    This Is A Problem We Can’t Take Our Eyes Off’ Hospitals, Schools Report Some Progress In Fight To Ease Nursing Shortage

    Inroads.  Sharon Smith says that’s what area colleges and health care providers have made in their efforts to ease an….

    Down To A Science BMC-UMass Biomedical Center Will Begin To Shape Its Role In 2003

    When asked what role the new biomedical research center in Springfield would take in the developing field of biotechnology —….

    Uphill Battles Halting Substance Abuse Involves Education — And Changing Perceptions

    For addicts who have spent many years of their lives leaning on drugs and alcohol as a crutch — as….

    Straight Talk At Street Level One-man Show Gets Teens Thinking About Drug And Alcohol Abuse

    John Morello had dreams of being an actor, but eventually he tired of speaking other people’s words.   He remedied….

    Therapy Can Be Fun Pediatric Rehabilitation Services Are Becoming Increasingly Activity-driven

    Plenty of Baby Boomers and Gen Xers spent time during their childhoods with physical or speech therapists.   Their memories….

    Body Of Evidence New Device Makes It Easier To Assess — And Reach — Fitness And Rehab Goals

    Losing weight and getting fit are generally the result of balancing the correct amount of exercise with proper calorie intake…..

    A Stocking Stuffed With Questions Legislative Inaction On Medicare Cap Angers Physical Therapy Advocates

    The failure of the U.S. Congress to repeal a $1,500 cap on Medicare rehabilitation services before adjourning for the holidays….

    Is Your Attorney On Your Team? Unfortunately, Many Doctors Don’t Seek Legal Advice Until It’s Too Late

    The delivery of quality health care requires doctors to be on the cutting edge of clinical developments, research, and technology….

    Loguidice Named Nurse Manager

    HOLYOKE — Brenda Loguidice, RN, of Agawam, has been named nurse manager of Peri-operative Services at Holyoke Hospital.   Loguidice….

    AIC Professors Lead Study On Use Of Backpacks By Area Teenagers

    SPRINGFIELD — Using state-of-the-art equipment, American International College Professors Patrick Carley and Sue Davis measured weight distribution of students at….

    Grasping For The Light Brightside Continues To Change Lives

    BY JOSEPH BEDNAR An odd thing happens at Angel Booths. An inspiring thing. Brightside for Families and Children, the Holyoke-based….

    Concern Is At A Premium Liability Insurance Costs Take Toll On OB/Gyns

    BY GEORGE O’BRIEN Dr. Howard G. Trietsch won’t be delivering any babies after Jan. 1. The 15-year veteran, who has….

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