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Baystate Mary Lane to Host Colon Health Program on March 20
Two New Members Appointed to STCC Board of Trustees
HCC Foundation Offers More Than $200,000 in College Scholarships
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  • December 2007

    Immediate Impact New Physicians Say the Valley Is a Great Place to Work – and Play

    With the population aging and health services expanding, hospitals continually fret about the challenge of recruiting physicians from outside the….

    A Degree of Progress Elms College Launches Master’s Program in Nursing

    It’s a vicious circle, one that Elms College hopes to straighten out. The shortage of nurses across the U.S. and….

    Baystate Gets Green Light for $239 Million Expansion Project

    SPRINGFIELD — Mark Tolosky says it’s a day “we will remember for generations.” That would be Nov. 14, when the….

    FDA Ban Leaves Children Out in the Cold

    An advisory committee of the Food and Drug Administration recently recommended banning the sale of all over-the-counter cold medications for….

    A Winning Game Plan for Life Sciences

    A championship team is built by investing in a nucleus of talented people and focusing that talent on achieving a….

    Massachusetts Hospitals Report Jump in RN Hiring

    Massachusetts hospitals hired registered nurses in record numbers last year, outpacing growth in patient volume. A recent Mass. Hospital Association….

    Imaging Center Achieves Accreditation

    PITTSFIELD — The Women’s Imaging Center at Berkshire Medical Center has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by….

    River Valley Center Wins $2.5M Grant

    HOLYOKE — River Valley Counseling Center (RVCC) has been awarded $2.5 million by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services….

    Career Pulse

    Maxillofacial Surgery Practice Welcomes Spink EAST LONGMEADOW — Dr. Michael Spink has joined the practice of Facial Cosmetic & Maxillofacial….

    MMS Adopts Principles for Physician-ranking Programs

    WALTHAM, Mass. — Physicians of the Mass. Medical Society have approved a sweeping set of principles for physician ratings, and….

    CDH Becomes Smoke-free

    NORTHAMPTON — Effective Nov. 15, the Cooley Dickinson community — defined as the hospital campus, the VNA & Hospice of….

    Diabetes Researcher at Life Sciences Institute Awarded $737,000 NIH Grant

    SPRINGFIELD — Alan Schneyer, distinguished scientist at the Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute (PVLSI), has been awarded a research grant….

    Baystate Franklin Hospital Offers Shuttle Service to Springfield

    GREENFIELD — A shuttle service for people with medical appointments at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield has been running twice….

    Farren Care Center Nurses Featured in Regional Magazine

    TURNERS FALLS — Nurses from the Farren Care Center (FCC) were featured in the cover story in a recent issue….

    Baystate Midwifery Program Granted Accreditation

    SPRINGFIELD — Baystate Medical Center’s Midwifery Education Program has been granted 10-year accreditation from the American College of Nurse-Midwives. The….

    Baystate Mary Lane, Pathfinder Continue Workforce-building Partnership

    WARE — Baystate Mary Lane Hospital in Ware and Pathfinder Regional Vocational Technical High School in Palmer are continuing a….

    BFMC Receives Stroke Award

    GREENFIELD — Baystate Franklin Medical Center has received the American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines – Stroke (GWTG –….

    Healthy Progress Health New England Earns National Top-10 Ranking

    Health plans are increasingly stressing — and putting a dollar value on — preventative care. Springfield-based Health New England has….

    Piercing Insights Acupuncture Therapy Slowly Making Gains in the Mainstream

    Chi — the traditional Chinese concept of a life force or energy — isn’t an easy concept to explain. Debra….

    Hands-on Approach Ocean’s Dream Is a Soothing Success Story

    For Lily Tiukaenko, starting her own business was a simple matter of seeing a need and diving in with both….

    Good News on Cancer Both Incidence and Mortality Rates Are on the Decline

    The tide is shifting when it comes to cancer deaths, a new study claims. The report, prepared by the nation’s….

    Toward a Cure Rays of Hope Walk Raises Record Amount in Its 14th Year

    “That’s her in the pink shirt over there,” one walker could be heard pointing out someone to a friend. “You’ve….

    On with the Fight Alcoholism & Drug Services Gains New Weapons against Addiction

    Phil Day sees them come through the door daily at Carlson Recovery Center — more than 20,000 visits annually from….

    Beyond the Bright Lights Holiday Blues Widespread among Senior Citizens

    Most Americans anticipate the holidays as happy, joyful, uplifting events that foster expressions of friendship, sharing, and love. Christmas and….

    Cause for Concern Rates of Bipolar Diagnosis in Youth Are Rapidly Climbing

    The number of visits to a doctor’s office that resulted in a diagnosis of bipolar disorder in children and adolescents….

    Running the Numbers Some Year-end Tax-planning Tips for the Private Practice

    It’s that time of year again. In the midst of holiday cheer, the business of preparing for year-end taxes looms….

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