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  • June 2003

    The Personal Touch – Louis & Clark Has Built A Success Story In An Industry Dominated By Big Chains

    When most people in Western Mass. think of pharmacy chains, they think of CVS, Walgreens, or Brooks. Those are the….

    Matters Of The Heart Women Need A Different Approach To Cardiac Care

    The numbers are sobering.It is estimated that 8 million American women live with heart disease — 10% of those in….

    Transplant Clinic Opens At Wing

    Wing Memorial Hospital and Medical Centers, as a member hospital of UMass Memorial in Worcester, will now have access to….

    CDH Hires Quality Improvement Director

    NORTHAMPTON – Donna G. Truesdell was hired recently as Cooley Dickinson Hospital’s quality improvement director. Truesdell, a master’s prepared nurse,….

    Driving Home The Message On Health Care

    Felicia Bycenski says she believes state legislators are getting the message about the Commonwealth’s health care system and its deteriorating….

    These Four Steps Will Improve Our Health Care System

    The respected National Academy of Sciences declared last November that “the health care delivery system is incapable of meeting the….

    Louis & Clark -Announces Additions To Staff At Springfield Locations

    WILBRAHAM — The Louis & Clark drugstore chain recently announced four new appointments at three of its Springfield locations.  •….

    Northampton Wellness Associates Relocates To Pleasant Street

    NORTHAMPTON — Northampton Wellness Associates, an established group of medical practitioners offering integrative care for allergy, chronic illness, and pain….

    Making Their Case Two Nurses Launch Business Providing Medical-legal Research for Lawyers

    Amie Cashman, RN, was looking for something different.Her work as a nurse was rewarding, but the hours and the stress….

    Life In The Fast Lane Mercy’s New CT Imaging System Allows For More Testing In Far Less Time

    Steven Allen, M.D. likens it to trading in a Yugo for a Ferrari.   That’s how he chose to describe….

    Baystate Again Named One Of Nation’s Top 100 Hospitals

    SPRINGFIELD — Baystate Medical Center has again been named one of the nation’s top 100 hospitals, according to a recently….

    SPHS Appoints Pledger As New Director Of Employment

    SPRINGFIELD — The Sisters of Providence Health System (SPHS) has announced the appointment of Lee Pledger to the position of….

    Takis-Smith Joins Cardiology Practice At BMC

    PITTSFIELD — Rebecca D. Takis-Smith has been appointed a physician assistant in Cardiology at Berkshire Medical Center. She will work….

    Children’s Miracle Network To Stage Annual Telethon On May 31 And June 1

    SPRINGFIELD — The 17th annual Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Telethon will be broadcast locally from Baystate Medical Center’s Chestnut Conference….

    Glickman Earns Honor From JGS

    LONGMEADOW — Theo Glickman, retired Springfield teacher and past chair for the Jewish Nursing Home, was honored with the 2003….

    Malkani Appointed Radiology Chair

    PITTSFIELD — Prakash Malkani, M.D. has been named chairman of the Radiology Department at Berkshire Medical Center and Fairview Hospital…..

    Triantos Returns To Wing Hospital

    PALMER — Wing Memorial Hospital announced that Dr. S. Triantos, a board-certified oncologist, will again be seeing patients in the….

    Swallowing A Bitter Pill Pharmacies Grapple With A State Tax That’s Cutting Into Their Profits

    Almost six months after being hit with a $1.30 tax for each non-Medicare and non-Medicaid prescription filled, the state’s pharmacy….

    The Doctor Will See You Now? With Online Pharmacies, Not Necessarily — And The Government Is Watching

    Buying prescription drugs online in the United States is so easy that the Federal Trade Commission is looking into ways….

    Survey Says Administrators Say Nursing Home Ratings Are Valuable — But Only To A Point

    The surveys are unannounced, but for most nursing homes, they come like clockwork, about once a year. The experience goes….

    Bringing It Home Jewish Nursing Home Puts Family In Its Name — And In Its Mission

    Did you hear the one about the man and his cat?   Scott Ziskin likes to tell that story. The….

    Meet The Nurses Frances Bernier Patricia Murphy Gail Wright

    Frances Bernier Wing Medical Center Monson and Ludlow   Position: Nurse Manager Education: Diploma, St. Vincent Hospital School of Nursing;….

    Cervical Cancer And The Pill The Increased Risk From Oral Contraceptive Use Isn’t As Alarming As It Sounds

    The long-suspected link between birth control pills and cervical cancer was reinforced by a prominent French study last month, but….

    Women First Ladies Fitness Express Strives To Create A Comfort Zone For Its Clients

    The common image of fitness clubs as opportunities to show off toned bodies and create dating opportunities might be an….

    Privacy, Please Providers Need Three Basic Documents To Ensure HIPAA Compliance

    Health care providers are aware that they must now comply with HIPAA’s privacy regulations. HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and….

    When You’re Stood Up Consider These Strategies To Control — And Reduce — Patient No-shows

    Practitioners lose thousands of dollars annually from patient ‘no-shows’ and untimely cancellations. A single practitioner with an average of 10….

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