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Vibra Hospital to Close Springfield Facility in March
Louis & Clark Medical Supply to Host East Longmeadow Grand Opening
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  • February 2004

    Slowly, But Surely May Center Treats Autism With Patience

    ‘Joe’ is a 10-year-old with autism.   Like all those who have this developmental disability, Joe (that’s a pseudonym) has….

    A Flexible Benefit

    An IRS revenue ruling (IR2003-102), issued in September 2003, expands the benefits of having an employer-sponsored health flexible spending arrangement…..

    AIC, Briarwood Sign OT Agreement

    SPRINGFIELD — Students who want to earn a master’s degree in Occupational Therapy will find it a little easier, thanks….

    An Amalgam Of Opinions Federal Health Agencies Tout The Safety Of A Popular Dental Product

    While the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other federal, public health organizations continue to investigate the safety of….

    Annual Managed Care Congress Slated For May

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — More than 5,000 health care executives will hear from an all-star lineup of the nation’s leading managed….

    Bad Medicine Physicians Seek Law Changes To Ease The Burden Of Liability Insurance

    As legislation to ease the liability insurance burden on Massachusetts doctors moves slowly through the state Legislature, doctors continue to….

    BMC Physical Therapist Honored

    PITTSFIELD — The Physical Therapist Assistant Consortium of New England has presented Diane Barrett, PT, with its Clinical Faculty Award…..

    CDH Employees Raise Funds For New Patient Beds

    NORTHAMPTON — Cooley Dickinson Hospital employees raised $48,477 in six weeks to underwrite the cost of eight new beds for….

    CDH’s Pharmacy Goes Paperless

    NORTHAMPTON — In late November, Cooley Dickinson Hospital’s pharmacy became the second hospital in New England to install the PyxisConnect,….

    Cooper Joins HMC

    HOLYOKE — Clinical Endocrinologist Robert J. Cooper, M.D., one of the region’s leading authorities on Endocrinology, Ultrasound Thyroid Biopsy, and….

    Creating A Flow Berkshire Medical Center Gets A $40M Facelift

    When the surgical and laboratory professionals at Berkshire Medical Center discuss the changes involved in the hospital’s $40 million expansion….

    Creating The Employee Handbook Is It A Double-edged Sword? Only If Carelessly Crafted

    One of the most common questions health care practice managers ask counsel is whether or not it is advisable to….

    Gifts To CDH Employees Boost Economy

    NORTHAMPTON — More than $80,000 will be funneled back into the Northampton area thanks to Cooley Dickinson Hospital’s (CDH) purchase….

    Hard Facts Peripheral Arterial Disease Is A Common Precursor Of More Serious Heart Problems

    Heart attacks and strokes strike millions of Americans each year. But the road to these often-fatal episodes is paved long….

    HMC Names Piquette Info Manager

    HOLYOKE — Laura Piquette of Agawam has been named manager of the Health Information Management Department at Holyoke Medical Center…..

    Holyoke Medical Center Awarded $200,000 Kresge Foundation Grant

    HOLYOKE — Holyoke Medical Center has been awarded a $200,000 challenge grant from The Kresge Foundation, to be used toward….

    Editorial Hospitals, State Moving On Two Different Paths

    If Massachusetts someday slips from its perch as a recognized leader in health care, it won’t be for lack of….

    Mayo Clinic Gets $10 Million For Alzheimer’s Work

    ROCHESTER, Minn. — Two families have donated a total of $10 million to the Mayo Clinic to advance the progress….

    Not Just ‘Drill And Fill’ Springfield Dental Practice Boasts Array Of Technologies, Procedures

    In the classic Christmas TV special, Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer, Rudolph’s little elf friend, Herbie, is a misfit because he….

    Obtaining Medical Records With Subpoenas Attorneys Should Know The Effect Of The HIPAA Privacy Standards

    New federal regulations may affect the way health care providers in Massa-chusetts respond to subpoenas for individuals’ health information. Privacy….

    Pattern of Success

    Kay told The Healthcare News that the essence of ABA is determining why an individual behaves in a certain way….

    Serving Their Country Military Recruiters Compete With Civilian Medical Facilities To Attract Professionals

    A group of New England nursing students recently took a field trip — courtesy of the U.S. Air Force. The….

    Shock To The System Defibrillator Use Not As Widespread As It Should Be, Some Say

    Ronald Kidd’s passion for defibrillators has paid big dividends — in lives saved. After Kidd, an attorney with Robinson, Donovan,….

    Straight To The Heart At Fitness Centers, Designing Optimal Cardiovascular Workouts Is Key

    Understanding the science behind cardio training and testing each individual independently are key to successful cardio programming. To achieve optimal….

    Taking the Blame

    Despite the cost, considering that defibrillators have been around since the 1970s, are lightweight and portable, and are easy to….

    Tooth Care In The Elderly Dental Disease Is A Serious Problem In This Growing Population

    Older Americans make up a growing percentage of the U.S. population. According to the 2000 U.S. Census, nearly 35 million….

    U.S. Takes Aim At Stroke And Heart Disease

    Heart disease and stroke — the principal components of cardiovascular disease — are the first and third leading causes of….

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