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12,000 Children in Bay State Still lack in Insurance
Greenfield Center for Wellness Set to Open
Elms Names YWCA Director Elizabeth Dineen New Trustee
Baystate Mary Lane to Host Colon Health Program on March 20
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  • March 2005

    A Dose Of Reality Health Director Keeps Her Finger On The Pulse Of Springfield

    Helen Caulton-Harris says that, when working in the field of public health, you often learn as you go.   No….

    A Cure For Sweaty Palms Is At Hand

    SPRINGFIELD – Have you ever been too embarrassed to shake someone’s hand because your palms were too sweaty? If so,….

    Baystate Rehabilitation Care Moves Into New, More Modern New Quarters

    SPRINGFIELD — Baystate Rehabili-tation Care’s Adult Rehabilitation Services has moved into a modern, patient friendly, warm facility, located in Springfield’s….

    Baystate’s Belchertown Facility Adds Walk-in Practice

    BELCHERTOWN – Residents of Belchertown and surrounding communities can now benefit from a new walk-in medical practice, Rapid Care Clinic,….

    CDH Introduces New Program To Help Reduce Medication Errors

    NORTHAMPTON — Cooley Dickinson Hospital says if you are taking medication, write it down.   Last fall, the hospital, in….

    CDH Lab Receives Accreditation

    NORTHAMPTON — Cooley Dickinson Hospital’s laboratory has been awarded accreditation from the Commission on Laboratory Accreditation from the College of….

    CDH Mammography Earns Accreditation

    NORTHAMPTON — Earlier this month, the mammography department, part of the Women’s Imaging Center at Cooley Dickinson Hospital, passed a….

    CDH’s Melin Named ‘Top Entrepreneur’ By Area Business Publication

    NORTHAMPTON — Cooley Dickinson Hospital President Craig Melin was recently named the ‘Top Entrepreneur for 2004’ by Springfield-based BusinessWest magazine,….

    Cooley Dickinson Expands Its Hospitalist Program

    NORTHAMPTON – In 2003, Cooley Dickinson Hospital announced the creation of its Hospitalists team, formally known as the Cooley Dickinson….

    Department Of Defense AIC Instructor Punches Up Curriculum With Self Defense For Nurses

    One night, while working as a nursing supervisor at Worcester State Hospital, Elizabeth George was punched in the face by….

    Editorial New Committees Promise Progress In Health Care

    Rob Simpson, medical director of Providence Behavioral Health, calls it a “great leap forward.”  We hope he’s right. Simpson was….

    FMC’s Trauma-informed Treatment Program Commended

    GREENFIELD – Franklin Medical Center’s trauma-informed treatment program, developed by the hospital’s Mental Health Unit (MHU) staff, was recently commended….

    Getting A Boost HMC Expands Staff, Minor Care Program In Its Emergency Department

    HOLYOKE — The television series E.R. may give people the idea that emergency rooms are fast-paced, intense hives of bustling….

    He’s Been Hired, Not Fired Once A Chef For Donald Trump, Baystate’s Food Director Has A Lot On His Plate

    Ira Brandstein says he used to concern himself with making the perfect pâté. “Now, it’s the perfect grilled cheese sandwich.”….

    It’s All Working Out Applied Exercise Science Majors Cultivate A New Career Field In Health And Wellness

    There is a new professional force gaining strength across the country, ready to welcome the corporate climbers and entrepreneurial minds….

    Joint Commission Issues Call To Action For Medical Liability Reform

    OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. – The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations recently issued a call to action to reform….

    Leveston Join Staff At BMC

    PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Medical Center announced the appointment of Steven A. Leveston, M.D., a fellowship-trained Endocrinologist with more than two….

    MHA Slates HR, Labor Forum

    BOSTON — The Mass. Hospital Assoc. (MHA) will stage its 39th Annual Human Resources & Labor Forum on May 6….

    Miller Named CMO At Providence, Brightside

    HOLYOKE — Dr. Gregory Miller has joined the Providence Behavioral Health Hospital in Holyoke and Brightside for Families and Children….

    Mills Named Chief Medical Officer At Jewish Geriatric Services

    LONGMEADOW — Jewish Geriatric Services, Inc. (JGS) announced that Charles S. Mills, M.D., F.A.C.P., has been named the system’s Chief….

    Moos Named Special Projects Director At FMC

    GREENFIELD — Annginette Anderson Moos has been appointed project manager and physician recruiter for Franklin Medical Center.  She comes to….

    On-the-money Analysis Consultants Help Health Care Providers To Think Outside Of The (Cash) Box

    A hospital administrator closes the books after a long day of searching for ways to reduce costs and save the….

    Opinion The Older Driver: Questions & Issues

    We’ve read the stories and seen the wreckage: elderly persons driving their cars into populated areas with multiple deaths resulting…..

    Our House Cancer House Of Hope Expands Into Springfield, Offers Support To Western Mass.

    Every staff member, volunteer, and visitor to the Cancer House of Hope has had their lives touched by cancer in….

    Putting More Minds To Work Legislature Revamps Committees Focused on Health Care

    Steve Bradley says that, over the past few decades, health care has become one of most important — and complex….

    Seeking Hire Ground Some Guidelines For Utilization of Nonphysician Practitioners — Part I

    Non-physician practitioners (NPPs) are being utilized in increasing numbers in physicians offices and facility settings. Some areas are actually experiencing….

    Study: Half Of The Nations Baby Boomers Experiencing Hearing Loss

    SPRINGFIELD — Half of the nearly 76 million baby boomers in the U.S. are experiencing some degree of hearing loss,….

    The Honeymoon Quiz Five Questions to Ask New Health Care Hires In Their First 90 Days On The Job

    You’ve spent months remedying a major staff shortage. After reviewing countless applications, conducting interviews, assessing performance skills, and completing all….

    The Light Fantastic Photodynamic Therapy Has A Bright Future In Cancer Treatment

    A patient of Dr. Keith Mortman called him recently to relay an interesting bit of news.   “Doc,” he said,….

    Whitcomb, Mistry Named To New Catholic Health East Hospitalist Positions

    SPRINGFIELD — Dr. Winthrop F. Whitcomb of Mercy Medical Center in Springfield has been named director of hospitalist services for….

    Wing Memorial Pharmacy Relocates To Newly Designed Facilities

    PALMER – Wing Memorial Hospital and Medical Centers pharmacy has moved to a newly constructed 1,500-square-foot location that is specifically….

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