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Fund-raising Efforts Underway for 24th Annual Rays of Hope Events
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Study: Type-and-click Tasks Drain Half the Primary-care Workday
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  • September 2003

    Learning And Teaching Holyoke’s New Emergency Department Manager Enjoys The Best Of Both Worlds

    Jay Ober is expecting an invitation from the Japanese government soon to travel to that country and assist in the….

    10 Key Indicators Of Practice Performance These Numbers Can Help Create An On-the-money Analysis Of Your Facility

    Doctors need to know the financial position of their medical or dental practice, but they don’t want to be overloaded….

    Opinion Advocacy Needed To Improve Doctors’ Working Conditions

    There hasn’t been much good news for the doctors of our Commonwealth in the last few months. In July, most….

    Bridging The Expanse Medical Professionals And Lawmakers Communicate From Different Worlds

    The issues aren’t new ones. Hospital administrators in the Commonwealth continue to fret over inadequate reimbursements from Medicaid, the soaring….

    Carbonelli Named Jewish Nursing Home Director

    LONGMEADOW — Rosemary L. Carbonelli has been named executive vice president/administrator for the Julian J. Leavitt Family Jewish Nursing Home,….

    Casting A Net Web Site Provides Information For Those Mulling Health Careers

    Mike Foss says there were a number of motivating factors that contributed to the creation and recent expansion of the….

    Coming Into Focus Mercy Medical Center Introduces New, All-digital Mammography System

    To hear Mercy Medical Center’s chief of Radiology tell it, the hospital’s new, all-digital mammography machines will do more than….

    Coons Named Director Of WorkWise

    SPRINGFIELD — The Sisters of Providence Health System (SPHS) recently announced the appointment of Deborah A. Coons, RN, to the….

    Editorial Funding The State’s Medical Industry Is A Healthy Investment

    When administrators at Baystate Medical Center talk about the hospital’s $1.8 million emergency department expansion, it isn’t long before the….

    Golf Tournament Raises $130,000 For Brightside

    WEST SPRINGFIELD — More than 300 golfers played at three local courses — Crestview Country Club, Springfield Country Club, and….

    Holyoke Hospital Campaign Tops $3M

    HOLYOKE — The most ambitious fundraising campaign in the history of Holyoke Hospital is edging closer to its $4 million….

    Leading The Pilates Revolution Pioneer Valley Business Latches Onto A Steadily Growing Trend In Wellness

    Pilates. The exercise regimen with the funny name. It’s something new that came out of California a couple of years….

    Loomis Communities Elects Board

    HOLYOKE — The Loomis Communities, a non-profit continuing care retirement community with campuses in Holyoke, South Hadley, and Amherst, recently….

    Moody’s Investor Services Downgrades Hospital Credit Ratings

    BOSTON — Moody’s Investor Services, which rates more than 560 hospitals and health care systems around the country, said that….

    Nominations Being Accepted For Super 60

    SPRINGFIELD — Nominations are currently being accepted for the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce’s annual Super 60 program, which recognizes….

    North Of The Border Springfield Buying Canadian Medicine

    In a move sure to be watched closely by other communities, the city of Springfield recently launched what might be….

    Nurses Send An SOS Will Massachusetts Lawmakers Mandate Minimum Nurse-staffing Levels?

    The numbers are alarming. No one would argue that insufficient numbers of nurses in hospitals and other health care facilities….

    On The Docket Pending Health Care Bills Focus On Patient Safety And Quality Of Care

    Nurse staffing is far from the only health issue facing lawmakers. Here’s a rundown of other health care-related bills filed….

    Program Focuses On Diversity

    BURLINGTON — The Mass. Hospital Assoc. has scheduled an all-day seminar for Sept. 24 titled Racial and Ethnic Disparity in….

    Reading A New Scale Pediatric Association Pushes For Body Mass Index Testing In Children

    To America’s largest pediatric organization, it’s a clear cause and effect. As the percentage of obese children rises, they contend,….

    RiverBend Adds Ob/Gyn To Practice

    SPRINGFIELD — RiverBend Medical Group announced that David A. McKay, M.D. will be joining its ob/gyn practice. McKay will be….

    RiverBend To Provide Workers’ Compensation Care For Springfield Employees

    SPRINGFIELD — RiverBend Medical Group, the largest private, multi-specialty medical group in Western Mass., recently announced an agreement with the….

    Second Annual ‘Executive Women In Healthcare’ Forum Slated For Sept. 19

    WALTHAM — The Mass. Hospital Assoc. will present its second annual Executive Women in Healthcare Forum on Sept. 19 at….

    Shriners, Baystate To Offer Educational Program

    SPRINGFIELD — The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and Shriners Hospitals for Children will present the Every Child Deserves a….

    The Carbing Down Of America There Are Some Lessons To Be Taken From The Lowfat Diet Craze

    The lowfat diet didn’t work. Americans decreased their fat consumption over the past several years from 40% to about 35%…..

    The Front-door Perspective Baystate’s Emergency Department Expansion Improves Service And Comfort

    It’s natural, Dr. Philip Henneman says, to form an impression about a place moments after entering it. If that’s true,….

    When Kidneys Fail Newly Opened Springfield Dialysis Center Meets A Growing Need In Region

    With kidney disease on the rise across America and in Massachusetts, Dr. Balaji Padmanabhan wants to give dialysis patients more….

    Wing Adds SmartPACS Technology

    PALMER — Wing Memorial Hospital and Medical Centers has turned to Smart Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (SmartPACS) to improve….

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