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12,000 Children in Bay State Still lack in Insurance
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  • April 2006

    Survivors’ Day participants Virginia Marotte, Sandy Yarmac, and Nancy Granger

    For Kathy Dibella of Belchertown, the 9th Annual Breast Cancer Survivors’ Day was an opportunity for her to share her….

    In the Q CDH Quality Director Charts a Course

    It’s called ‘medication reconciliation.’That’s a process for ensuring that patients are getting only the medications intended for them, and that….

    Baystate Health Names New Trustees

    SPRINGFIELD – Four Western New England community leaders have been elected to serve on the Baystate Health Inc. Board of Trustees….

    Opinion The State’s Competitive Edge

    WHILE OTHER states have been adding jobs, Massachusetts has experienced a significant net loss of jobs, triggering an exodus of….

    Opinion How drug lobbyists influence doctors

    Congress is in a stew over lobbyists’ influence on political decision-making. The Abramoff fallout is likely to strike many who….

    Sr. Caritas to Be Honored at Annual Omar Pace Gala

    SPRINGFIELD — This year’s American Cancer Society Omar T. Pac MD, Award, a prestigious honor awarded for the past 13 years….

    Noble Hospital Cancer Program Earns Commendations from COC

    WESTFIELD — The Commission on Cancer (COC) of the American College of Surgeons has granted a three-year approval with six commendations….

    Buckley Named Board Chairman at Holyoke Medical Center

    HOLYOKE – Deborah A. Buckley of Granby has been named chair of the Board of Directors of Holyoke Medical Center. She….

    Wing Opens New Audiology Center

    PALMER— Charles E. Cavagnaro III, MD, President & CEO of Wing Memorial Hospital & Medical Centers, announce the opening of….

    Appointments Made for Ruth’s House

    LONGMEADOW — Jewish Geriatric Services (JGS) recently announced two new appointments to its team at Ruth’s House – An Assisted Living….

    Two RNs Added at Capuano Care

    EAST LONGMEADOW – Capuano Care, a home health service provider, headquartered in East Longmeadow, recently announced the addition of two registered….

    Noble System Elects Officers

    WESTFIELD — James C. Hagan was recently elected chairman of the board of Noble Health Systems. A Westfield resident, Hagan is….

    Baystate Begins Work on Garage

    SPRINGFIELD – The construction of a new parking garage at the Baystate Health headquarters on 280 Chestnut St. in Springfield will….

    Wing Receives Grant to Combat Domestic Violence

    PALMER — Wing Memorial Hospital & Medical Centers recently received grant funding from the Community Foundation of Western Mass. to establish….

    Popko Named to New Post with Catholic Health East

    NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. – Catholic Health East (CHE), one of the nation’s leading Catholic health care systems, announced the recent….

    Medical Interpreter Program Is Expanded at Holyoke Medical Center

    HOLYOKE – From keeping patients’ families informed of diagnoses and procedures all the way through ensuring that patients get the best….

    CMN Radiothan Surpasses Goal, Nets $177,500 in Pledges

    SPRINGFIELD — During the often emotional three-day 5th Annual 94.7 WMAS Children’s Miracle Network Radiothon on March 2-4, listeners pledged some….

    Rules of the Road Navigating the Health Care Information Highway

    The health care information highway is forever getting wider and longer. With a few clicks of a mouse, patients can….

    First Response Trimester Screening Program Provides Patients with Answers Early in Pregnancy

    Pregnant women who wish to know if they are at an elevated risk for delivering a child with certain chromosomal….

    Questions and Answers A Physical Therapist Speaks to PT’s Role in Addressing Incontinence

    Catherine D’Agostino is a licensed physical therapist specializing in women’s health, specifically physical therapy during pregnancy and to alleviate incontinence…..

    To Protect and Serve Valley’s Oldest Human Services Agency Reorganizes for a Changing World

    Child and Family Service of the Pioneer Valley Inc. began a staggering 130 years ago. That’s a fact that most….

    Staff at Western Mass. Hospital are hopeful they can erase stigma surrounding long-term chronic care through consistent care models. Pictured here are Nurse Manager Carol Jayne, Dr. Ted King, Jim Moran, respiratory

    Western Mass. Hospital had a patient not too long ago that several staff members remember clearly. Determined to fulfill a….

    Chart Reviews Are Good Medicine They Can Help Assure That a Practice Is Compliant and Maximizing Revenue

    Doctors get paid based on the level of service performed, if they contract on a fee-for-service basis, which most practices….

    A Simple Cure: Gynelogical Procedure Offers Relief for Women

    NORTHAMPTON – Heavy menstrual bleeding is not the kind of thing that women sufferers often talk about freely, and so many….

    FMC’s Surgical Services Implement New Pre-Operative Testing Process

    GREENFIELD — Franklin Medical Center’s Surgical Services Department recently implemented a new pre-operative process that will help improve patient safety and….

    Wing to Be Smoke-Free June 1

    PALMER – Wing Memorial Hospital & Medical Centers has announced its plan to be a smoke free facility effective June 1…..

    Picture This

    Greater Pioneer Valley Heart BAll 2006 Honoring Hearts of Gold Survivors, physicians, and supporters alike convened at the annual Greater….

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