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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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  • July 2006

    Forward Thinking Wing Breaks Ground on $23 Million Expansion Project

    Dr. Charles Cavagnaro calls Wing Memorial Hospital’s $23 million, 58,000-square-foot expansion initiative a “next-generation project.” By that, he means that….

    McCay Joins Staff at Mercy Medical

    SPRINGFIELD — Mercy Medical Center recently announced that Natasha McKay, M.D., has joined its staff of neurosurgeons and is affiliated….

    Baystate Mary Lane Launches New Digestive Health Program

    WARE – Baystate Mary Lane Hospital’s Surgical Services Department has launched a new digestive health program to support patients with….

    Medical Society Elects Officers

    Springfield – The Hampden District Medical Society recently elected the following officers: Jeffrey L. Kaufman, M.D., of Vascular Services of….

    Beyond Nurses Week: How (and Why) to Nurture Nurses

    National Nurses Week was staged last month. It was a time for health care organizations everywhere to toss metaphorical rose….

    Clarke to Chair FMC ‘Community’ Division of ‘Second Century’ Campaign

    GREENFIELD — Amy Clarke, of Greenfield, has agreed to serve as chair of the Community Division of Franklin Medical Center’s….

    Baystate Mary Lane Names Beaudry to Manage Women and Infants’ Unit

    WARE – Baystate Mary Lane Hospital recently announced the appointment of Lisa Beaudry, MPH, CNM, BSN, as nurse manager for….

    CDH Offers Sneak Peek at New Heart Lab

    NORTHAMPTON – Cooley Dickinson Hospital recently staged an open house to introduce members of the community to its new cardiovascular….

    Milestone Disk-replacement Procedure Performed At Holyoke Medical Center

    In early April, a young woman with long-standing pain in her right arm came to Holyoke Medical Center (HMC) for….

    Cancer Facility Adds Linear Accelerator

    Dr. Won C. Park believes that cancer treatment begins with making patients comfortable. “My ultimate goal is to restore patients’….

    Lepore Named Franklin County EMT of Year

    GREENFIELD — Steven Lepore, EMT-P, of Greenfield, an employee of Baystate Health Ambulance (BHA), was named Franklin County EMT of….

    ‘Health Care for the Homeless’ Nurse Practitioner Is Honored

    SPRINGFIELD — The Mass. Assoc. of Registered Nurses (MARN) has named Judith Mealey the recipient of the 2006 Clinical Excellence….

    CDH Prevents Infection, Pneumonia as Part of 100K Lives Campaign

    NORTHAMPTON – Cooley Dickinson Hospital recently announced that after participating in the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s (IHI) landmark 100,000 Lives….

    Come Together Baystate, Noble Craft Plans to Affiliate

    Baystate Noble Hospital.That name could become part of the regional health care landscape by this fall, following an agreement between….

    Keystone Woods Scripts a Success Story as Construction Continues

    Joe Roche, the local managing partner of the new 17-acre assisted and independent living facility Keystone Woods in Springfield, is….

    The Test of Time As Cancer Care Changes, Chemotherapy Remains a Constant Warrior

    In the 1950s, chemotherapy was still a new and often frightening medical prospect for cancer patients – it was only….

    Making the Rounds Relays Raise Critical Funds for Cancer Research, Education, and Advocacy

    Beginning in April and continuing through June, high school and college tracks across the region have played host to hundreds….

    An Intriguing Case A Practicing Attorney is Now Adding RN to her Business Card

    Lynn Galletly needed a backup plan. A practicing attorney and a Bar Advocate — one of hundreds of private attorneys….

    The Class of 2006

    Hundreds of nursing students recently graduated from the area’s colleges with their bachelor’s and associate’s degrees in nursing, sending an….

    People, Even Young Ones, are Not Invincible Health Care Proxies Are Not Just for People 50 and Over

    Facing your own mortality is a difficult concept to come to terms with. There are several scenarios that younger individuals….

    Ancillary Services — Opportunities and Pitfalls They Can Help Improve the Bottom Line, But Careful Planning Is Needed

    Ancillary services are becoming an increasingly important source of medical practice revenues. Part of this change relates to patient care….

    Picture This

      Driving ForceRichard diGeorge, driver, and Dave Hall, from FMC’s Security Department, show off the Chrysler global motor car (GEM….

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