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  • April 2004

    A Global View Ukranian Health Care Professionals Glean Information from Massachusetts Facilities

    Baystate Medical Center’s Russian and Ukranian interpreter had his work cut out for him recently when 10 Ukrainian health care….

    Stemming The Tide Lawmakers Mull Options For Slowing Prescription Drug Abuse

    A thorn in the side of millions of Americans — addiction to painkillers and other prescription drugs — has reached….

    Healthy Resolutions Noble Hospital Program Helps People Change Their Lifestyles For The Better

    Donna Russell Sposito considers herself normal. “That means I eat more of the wrong kinds of food than the right….

    Bean Proactive CDH Brews Up A Novel Idea

    ‘Coffee that’s as good as its intentions.’   That’s one of the slogans being used to promote Way Cooley Coffee,….

    Hospital Leaders Decry Proposed Cuts

    WESTFIELD — Area hospital administrators sent a clear message to legislators earlier this month: don’t make any more cuts in….

    Scott Named Director Of ER Services

    HOLYOKE — Finn Scott, R.N., of Springfield has been named director of Emergency Services Operations at Holyoke Medical Center. Most….

    Leckie Earns CHT Credential

    WESTFIELD — Carey Leckie, an occupational therapist at the Noble Hospital Sports and Rehabilitation Center, has earned CHT (certified hand….

    Graham-Brown Joins Staff At HMC

    HOLYOKE — Dr. Alice Graham-Brown, psychiatrist, has joined the Behavioral Health Staff at Holyoke Medical Center. A native of England….

    Editorial Noble Program Is A Good ‘Fit’

    The Journal of the American Medical Assoc. released a report earlier this month that puts an exclamation point behind what….

    Opinion Nurse Ratios Would Harm Hospitals

    The Mass. Nurses Assoc. is attempting to force through the Legislature a potentially harmful and scientifically suspect piece of legislation. ….

    Radiologist Joins BMC, Fairview

    PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Medical Center and Fairview Hospital have announced the appointment of Mayte P. Gierbolini, M.D., a radiologist who….

    Mercy Hosts Nursing Open House

    SPRINGFIELD — Mercy Medical Center will host an open house for RNs currently working in the field on Monday, April….

    MMS Welcomes Next Generation Of Electronic Prescribing

    WALTHAM — The president of the Mass. Medical Society (MMS) welcomed the official arrival of electronic prescriptions in the Commonwealth….

    Anti-coagulation Service At HMC Offers Fast, Personal Care

    HOLYOKE — Michelle Nichols has long enjoyed eating vegetables high in Vitamin K, such as broccoli, dark leafy greens, spinach,….

    Mass. Hospital Association’s Annual Meeting Scheduled For June

    BOSTON — Hundreds of area hospital leaders will gather in Chatham in early June for the Mass. Hospital Association’s 68th….

    From Hard Copy To Hard Drive Mercy’s New Imaging Technology Improves Storing And Sharing Of Records

    It’s a common accident — a child falls off a swingset and is rushed to the emergency room, where her….

    The Sound Of Progress Baystate’s Cochlear Implant Program A ‘Miracle’ For The Hearing Impaired

    As a former elementary school band instructor, music means the world to Sally Lowell.   However, after the birth of….

    Haas Named Director of Behavioral Health

    HOLYOKE — Matt Haas, LICSW, of Northampton, has been named director of Behavioral Health Services at Holyoke Medical Center.  ….

    Day Spa Forges Alliance With Physician

    NORTHAMPTON — Brooks & Butterfield Ltd. – the Day Spa is partnering with the Northampton medical office of facial plastic….

    Miller Joins Pioneer Women’s Health

    GREENFIELD — Pioneer Women’s Health, a Baystate Medical Center practice located on Sanderson Street in Greenfield, has added a new….

    MHA Calls For Leadership On Budget

    BOSTON — Speaking before the House Ways & Means Committee at a hearing late last month, Mass. Hospital Assoc. President….

    Spinning Out Of Control Simple Treatment Resolves Life-altering Condition For HealthSouth Patient

    Before her feet even touched the floor, Barbara Rivette knew she was in trouble. Somehow, overnight, her bed had become….

    On The Same Wavelength Families’ Stories Help Push Children’s Miracle Network Radiothon To New Heights

    Dave James says it isn’t easy to put together the interviews that have become the centerpiece of the WMAS Children’s….

    Cancer Quarterly Knowledge Is Power

    Each year, about 80 women across Massachusetts die from cervical cancer. But state Rep. Gale Candaras says they don’t have….

    A Vaccine Against Cancer? Recent Trials Have Some Doctors Hopeful — But No Cure Is Yet In Sight

    Vaccines — the science of fighting disease by triggering the body’s own defense mechanism — have been a staple of….

    Cancer Quarterly Communication Breakdown

    Randomization In Clinical Trials Baffles Many Parents Of Children With Leukemia   Of all the decisions parents must make for….

    Substance Abuse A Different World Griswold Center Strives To Meet Teenage Addiction Sufferers Where They Are

    To hear Donna Wood tell it, the world of adolescent substance abuse isn’t necessarily any better or worse than it’s….

    Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities Listed Alphabetically

      Facility/Agency Director Description of Services Adcare Hospital 107 Lincoln St., Worcester, MA 01605 (508) 799-9000 Ronald Pike Inpatient detoxification….

    Practice Management One Size Doesn’t Fit All Do Some Homework When Considering Whether To Add Physicians To Your Practice

    Doctors are continually struggling with inflation rates of 2% to 3% and reimbursement increases of 1% or less. Hospital and….

    Health Care Law Navigating The Changes Discount Card Will Usher In New Medicare Prescription Drug Benefits

    The Medicare Prescription Drug Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003 contains the most extensive changes to Medicare since the program….

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