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  • February 2006

    Picture This

    Seeing Red… The annual Go Red for Women breakfast was held at the Springfield Sheraton on Tuesday, Feb. 14. Blood….

    Well Red AHA Wages A Colorful Battle Against Heart Disease

    The American Heart Assoc. is seeing red. On the street, within businesses and schools, and even radiating from the facades….

    Tapping Into The Spine Market Springfield’s Blackstone Medical Has A Solid Backbone

    Bill Lyons says he and his brothers had hired a marketing firm to come up with a name for their….

    State Rep. Keenan Joins SPHS As VP Of Government Relations

    SPRINGFIELD—The Sisters of Providence Health System (SPHS) recently announced that State Rep. Daniel F. Keenan will be joining the system….

    Coolidge Joins Wing Board

    PALMER – Katherine K. Coolidge, Esq., has joined the Board of Directors for Wing Memorial Hospital and Medical Centers. She….

    Life Laboratories Earns Accreditation

    SPRINGFIELD – Life Laboratories has been awarded accreditation by the Commission on Laboratory Accreditation of the College of American Pathologists…..

    Editorial Going Red, The Region Is Going All Out

    The American Heart Assoc. (AHA) is calling it a ‘building year’ for Go Red for Women involvement in Western Mass…..

    Opinion Narrowing Racial Gaps In Health Care

    Four years ago this March, the prestigious Institute of Medicine issued a landmark report titled Unequal Treatment, Confronting Racial and….

    Surgical Oncologist Joins Baystate’s Cancer Program

    SPRINGFIELD – Baystate Health recently announced the addition of Francis Cannizzo Jr., MD, PhD, to the surgical oncology division of….

    Wing’s Diabetes Education Program Receives Recognition

    PALMER – Wing Memorial Hospital’s diabetes self-management program has been awarded continued recognition from the American Diabetes Assoc. (ADA). Wing….

    Mercy Receives Grant To Improve Access To Care

    SPRINGFIELD — Mercy Medical Center has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation to improve….

    Physician Assistant Joins Practice

    SOUTH DEERFIELD — Michelle Burgess, PA – C, a certified physician assistant, has joined the internal medicine practice of Drs…..

    Athol Hospital Gains ‘Critical Access Status’

    ATHOL – Athol Memorial Hospital received an official notification letter, dated Jan. 9, 2006 from the Centers for Medicare &….

    Mont Marie Scores High In Survey

    HOLYOKE — Family members of residents at the Mont Marie Health Care Center are very satisfied with the care their….

    Two STCC Faculty Publish Guide To Dental Assisting Examination

    SPRINGFIELD – Students throughout the country who are studying for the national certification examination in dental assisting will likely be….

    Ground Broken For Veterinary Hospital

    SOUTH DEERFIELD— A groundbreaking ceremony was held Jan. 12, to mark the beginning of construction of a veterinary emergency referral….

    A Cautious Diagnosis Hospital Administrators See Healthier Bottom Lines, But Remain Wary About The Future

    For many Massachusetts hospitals, the path toward financial stability is becoming slightly clearer. A report released in December by the….

    Full Speed Ahead New VP At Mercy Medical Center Works To Redefine The Message And The Mission

    Mark Fulco’s office on the Mercy Medical Center campus isn’t a mess by any means, but there are several stacks….

    Getting the Message? The Health Care Industry Is Grappling With A New Brand Of Challenge

    Often, an attempt with good intentions is effective when unrolling a new business practice. But when it comes to the….

    Walk the Walk Established ‘Mall Walkers’ Program Is Much More Than A Lap Past The Stores

    Clad in bright sweatshirts and comfortable walking shoes, four of the Eastfield Mall’s veteran mall walkers list the many benefits….

    All Changes, Great And Small Loomis House Continues On Its Journey Toward Culture Change In Long-term Care

    Their names are ‘Sox’ and ‘Charlie,’ and they have their own wing at Loomis House, a retirement community in Holyoke,….

    Prescription For Progress Taking The Mystery Out Of Medicare Part D And Its Enrollment Decisions

    Approximately 42 million Medicare beneficiaries will be offered coverage for prescription costs through the new Medicare Prescription Drug Improvement and….

    The Shadow Knows Mercy Medical Center Staff Mentors Students Exploring Career Options

    Visitors to Mercy Medical Center this month might see some very young looking doctors patrolling the halls in scrubs, examining….

    Coping with ‘Presenteeism’ Those Who Come to Work Sick Drain People, Profits, and Productivity

    With cold and flu season upon us, some interesting challenges for employers and employees alike arise. ‘Presenteeism,’ a newly coined….

    Colleges with Health Programs Listed Alphabetically

      Institution Total Enrollment Health Care Degrees / Programs Offered American International College 1000 State Street, Springfield, MA 01109 (413)….

    Don’t Be Left Holding The Bag Health Savings Accounts Are Good News For Consumers – But Not For Doctors

    There is a new employee health benefit coming to a town near you, called the Health Savings Account (HSA). Virtually….

    A Giving Celebration Jewish Geriatric Services’ 94th Annual Donor Event

    The spirit of Broadway and laughter was in the air during Jewish Geriatric Services’ (JGS) 94th Annual Donor Event, which….

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