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Baystate Mary Lane to Host Colon Health Program on March 20
Two New Members Appointed to STCC Board of Trustees
HCC Foundation Offers More Than $200,000 in College Scholarships
Baystate Health Names Two New Trustees
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  • March 2004

    The Low-carb Craze Are These Diets More Than A Quick Fix?

    In restaurants and supermarkets, the message is becoming inescapable: carbs are bad.   The popularity of low-carbohydrate regiments such as….

    On-the- Money Analysis Romney’s Budget Doesn’t Resolve Free-care Issue

    Free care isn’t free.   Yet, with the unveiling of Gov. Mitt Romney’s state budget plan for fiscal year 2005,….

    The Rest Of The Story Author Says Americans Have Forgotten How To Play

    Al Gini says most Americans could take some lessons from Tony Soprano.  Not on clean living, ethical business practices, or….

    FMC Is Phasing Out Home Care Services

    GREENFIELD — The administration of Franklin Medical Cenhter (FMC) announced recently that home care services will no longer be provided….

    Baystate Again Named Among Top Integrated Health Networks

    SPRINGFIELD — For the fifth consecutive year, Baystate Health System (BHS) has been ranked among the Top 100 Integrated Healthcare….

    Pettus Named Chief Of Staff At BMC

    PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Medical Center (BMC), announced recently that Mark C. Pettus, M.D. has been named chief of staff.  ….

    Low-carb Dieters Should Not Abandon Nutritional Balance

    It’s a question of balance.   Going into this month’s examination of the low-carbohydrate diet craze — and it has….

    Health Care Is On The Minds Of Voters In 2004

    As the 2004 election cycle begins, voters expect candidates to address health care issues, according to a new national survey….

    BMC·s Kohn Achieves CDE Status

    PITTSFIELD — The National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE) has announced that Ann Kohn, RN of Berkshire Medical Center’s….

    Neurosurgeons Start New Practice In Berkshires

    PITTSFIELD — Citing Berkshire Medical Center’s commitment to providing technologically advanced health care services combined with the need for neurosurgical….

    Taking A Leadership Role HMC’s New Medical Director Balances Clinical, Administrative Responsibilities

    These days, most health care administrators wear two hats — or more. It’s part of life in this field at….

    Two New Sets Of Guidelines Intended To Improve Patient Safety

    DES PLAINES, Ill. — Patient safety and specialty training are the focus of two new sets of critical care guidelines….

    MMS Supports Legislation

    BOSTON — The Mass. Medical Society (MMS), the 18,000-member statewide association of physicians, testified earlier this month before the Legislature’s….

    CDH Staff Fundraiser Yields Boost

    NORTHAMPTON – Members of the CDH medical staff raised $43,060 in support of the Cooley 2003 annual appeal, up from….

    HealthSouth Rehabilitation Director Wins Award

    WMAS Children·s Miracle Network Radiothon Scheduled For March 4-6

    SPRINGFIELD — In the car, at work, and at home, area listeners are being asked to tune into 94.7 FM….

    Hospital Finances: More Losses And Paper-thin Margins

    BOSTON — The most recent Mass. Hospital Assoc. survey of hospital finances revealed that 52% of the Commonwealth’s hospitals reported….

    Morin Honored For Volunteer Service

    PITTSFIELD — In recognition of her dedication to volunteerism at Berkshire Medical Center and throughout the community, the Berkshire Health….

    Berkshire VNA Nurse Achieves Case-management Expertise

    PITTSFIELD — The Berkshire Visiting Nurse Association announced that Deborah A. Renzi, RN has achieved her certification in case management….

    CDH Adds Therapeutic Massage Program

    NORTHAMPTON — Cooley Dickinson Hospital recently announced the addition of a new, exclusive program for its maternity patients: hospital-based therapeutic….

    Tebben Joins BMC Practice

    PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Medical Center recently announced the appointment of Robert Tebben as a physician assistant in Cardiology.  Tebben provides….

    Belchertown Practice Opens

    BELCHERTOWN — The medical practices of Hampshire Family Physicians and WomanCare Ob/Gyn are now open and seeing patients at their….

    Getting Back In The Game Impotence Medications Are Helping Men — And Women — Lead Fuller Lives

    Super Bowl Sunday was about many things. An exciting, hard-fought win for the Patriots. Gatherings of family and friends. Pizza,….

    Knowing The Score Men Are Gradually Becoming More Educated About Their Prostate Health

    During a recent lecture on prostate health at Mercy Medical Center, one attendee was more interested in the bladder —….

    Failing The Nutrition Test Across The Country, School Lunchrooms Struggle To Earn High Marks

    In the nation’s schools, the presence of sweet, high-fat snacks in vending machines and on cafeteria lines is undercutting efforts….

    Matters Of The Heart New AHA Guidelines Take A Personal Approach To Cardiovascular Disease

    The American Heart Association has announced new guidelines for preventing heart disease and stroke in women based on a woman’s….

    The Business Perspective Financial Statements Are Crucial To Understanding Your Fiscal Health

    For many physician practices, December means the end of another fiscal year. Records are sent to the accountant, financial statements….

    Avoiding The Traps Consumer-directed Marketing Poses Numerous Pitfalls For Physician Practices

    By now, most physicians know that giving anything of more than nominal value to a patient or prospective patient with….

    Holyoke Medical Center Campaign Gets Boost From Soldiers Home

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