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Fund-raising Efforts Underway for 24th Annual Rays of Hope Events
Business & Innovation Expo to Feature Panel Talk on Cybersecurity
Study: Type-and-click Tasks Drain Half the Primary-care Workday
EMT Training Program Begins Oct. 3 in Ware
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  • December 2003

    Summit Meeting Local Rock Climber Aims High In Bid To Help Fight Against Breast Cancer

    Laurie Normandeau has two sizeable challenges in front of her. The first is Mount Kilimanjaro — all 19,340 feet of….

    Killing Pain, Creating More Limbaugh Case Sheds New Light On Addiction

    When Rush Limbaugh admitted his addiction to painkillers in October and checked himself into a drug treatment center, the news….

    A Mission Of Compassion Mercy Women’s Health Center Meets Challenges In The Heart Of Holyoke

    While the face of a community might change over 40 years, the mission to provide comprehensive women’s health services should….

    AIC Professor Nominated For Nursing Award

    SPRINGFIELD — Having graduated in May with a Nursing degree from American International College, Carol R. Scott of Springfield admits….

    BMC Names Cardiology Administrator

    PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Medical Center announced the appointment of Estelle R. Mullen as director of Cardiology Services. In her new….

    MSS Raps 4.5% Medicare Cut ‘When Medicare Sneezes, The State’s Health Care System Catches A Cold’

    WALTHAM — The Mass. Medical Society (MMS) responded recently to yet another announced cut in Medicare physician reimbursement — the….

    CDH Announces Service Awards, New Board Leadership

    NORTHAMPTON — Cooley Dickinson Hospital’s theme over this past year was “doing what’s right, not what’s expected.” The 117th annual….

    MHA Says State’s Safety Net Strained To The Limit

    BOSTON — The Mass. Hospital Assoc. recently warned that increased numbers of patients without insurance coverage are destabilizing the health….

    2003 Health Plan Performance Guide Released

    PEMBROKE, Mass. — For the seventh consecutive year, the Massachusetts Healthcare Purchaser Group (MHPG), the state’s only coalition of private….

    Cooley Dickinson Hospital Announces New Inpatient Physician Program

    NORTHAMPTON — The Cooley Dickinson Physician Hospital Organi-zation (CDPHO), in partnership with Cooley Dickinson Hospital, recently announced the start of….

    Editorial Don’t Let Politics Destroy Opportunity For Drug Benefit

    By the time this issue of The Healthcare News hits the newsstands, there’s a chance that this month’s health law….

    Holistic Approach Dr. Raghu Bajwa Strives To Treat The Whole Person, Not Just Back Pain

    For Dr. Raghu Bajwa, it’s all about “making people functional.” That’s the reason patients come to the Center for Pain….

    Finally — A Medicare Drug Benefit? Republican-led Proposal Would Create A Role For Private Health Plans

    While congressional leaders appear closer than ever to giving older Americans a Medicare prescription drug benefit, some Democrats complain that….

    Getting Their Message Across Award-winning SPHS Ad Campaigns Stress Compassion — And Technology

    The Sisters of Providence Health System (SPHS) came home with a number of honors from the New England Society for….

    Limiting The Damage With New Equipment, Cooley Dickinson Makes Gains In Minimally Invasive Surgery

    With minimally invasive procedures rising to the forefront of modern surgical practice, two new pieces of equipment at Cooley Dickinson….

    New Name, New Amenities Holyoke Medical Center Opens First Phase Of Its Addition Under Different Banner

    Hank Porten says the word ‘hospital’ no longer accurately describes the full roster of services offered at the facility built….

    Partial Victories Lawmakers And Judges Draw Lines In The Partial-birth Abortion Battle

    The votes in Congress were expected. So were the court injunctions that followed. What remains uncertain is the future legal….

    Opinion Promoting Safety In Health Care More Crucial Than Ever

    In the wake of three tragic deaths at Children’s Hospital Boston, the issue of patient safety has once again made….

    Retirement Plans: A Doctor’s Best Tax Shelter Various Models Offer Physicians Both Advantages And Disadvantages

    Individual and group practice retirement plans are the single most valuable tax-planning vehicle available to doctors today. Changes in ERISA….

    Taking To The Streets Rays Of Hope Walk Raises Spirits — And Money — In The Breast Cancer Fight

    An event intended to bring hope to breast cancer sufferers and their families also brought out a record number of….

    Doing More With Less Tight Budgets Pose Challenges In Today’s Health Care Marketing Arena

    Marketing is big business today — research, sales, advertising, promotion, PR, you name it. And big business means big budgets…..

    Time For Change? New Report Criticizes Excessive Work Weeks Endured By Many Nurses

    Many nurses say there aren’t enough hours in the day. But a national medical body says nurses are spending too….

    Weiner Joins Dental Practice

    EAST LONGMEADOW — Rebecca L. Weiner, D.M.D., whose dental practice focuses on prevention, esthetics, and restoring dental function, has joined….

    Deadline Nears For HCC Nursing Program Signups

    HOLYOKE — Holyoke Community College’s Division of Continuing Education, the Division of Health, Education, and Technology, and the Nursing Department….

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