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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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  • January 2008

    Feeling the Strain The Escalating Battle Against the ‘Superbug’

    Morgan Gilmore, nurse educator with Baystate Mary Lane Hospital in Ware, has been getting out into the community for years,….

    ‘That’s Somebody’s Life’ Laboratory Technicians Work at the Junction of Medicine and Science

    Standing at one end of the headquarters of Baystate Reference Laboratories, Dr. Richard Friedberg compared the hum of activity —….

    Cooley Dickinson Presented With Patient-safety Award

    NORTHAMPTON — Cooley Dickinson Hospital was awarded the 2007 Betsy Lehman Patient Safety Recognition Award at the fourth annual Betsy….

    Application Deadline Extended for Nursing Program

    CHICOPEE — Elms College is extending the deadline for applications for the spring semester for its new Masters of Science….

    A New Design for Health Care Delivery

    The choice between expanding health coverage and controlling health care costs is a false choice based on a false assumption:….

    Patients Can Play a Bigger Role in Their Health Care

    In this Internet age, patients face a dizzying array of sources for health care information. Search for ‘diabetes’ on Google,….

    Career Pulse

    Blondin Earns Certification in Oncology Nursing WARE — Sheila Blondin, a registered nurse with the Baystate Regional Cancer Program in….

    Check and Balance Dr. Armando Lopez Has a Chess Master’s Eye and a Musician’s Heart

    In this issue, The Healthcare News launches a monthly series profiling doctors who are doing interesting work in the office….

    New Technology for Managing Cancer: Cooley Dickinson Offers PET/CT Scanning

    NORTHAMPTON – Providing access to leading-edge imaging technology for its patients, Cooley Dickinson Hospital now offers PET/CT, a form of….

    ‘Going Past Textbooks and into the Real World’

    WARE — It may not be a college town, but more than 12 nursing students from area colleges are learning….

    American Legion Donates to Wing Campaign

    PALMER — Dr. Charles E. Cavagnaro III, president and CEO of Wing Memorial Hospital & Medical Centers (WMH), announced that….

    Breast MRI Is Now Offered at Two Cooley Dickinson Hospital Locations

    NORTHAMPTON and AMHERST — This fall, Cooley Dickinson Hospital began offering MRI scans to women at high risk for developing….

    Baystate Mary Lane Hospital Implements New System to Improve Patient Care

    WARE — Pam Wallace has been the manager for Surgical Services at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital for more than 10….

    Volunteers Needed for Mercy Hospice Program

    SPRINGFIELD — Mercy Hospice, a program of the Mercy Senior Care Network, is seeking volunteers to visit with patients and….

    Massachusetts Hospitals Take on Preventable Errors

    BURLINGTON, Mass. — The Mass. Hospital Association (MHA) recently announced that all Massachusetts hospitals will adopt a uniform policy not….

    Trigeminal Neuralgia Center Opens at Mercy Medical Center

    SPRINGFIELD — Mercy Medical Center now offers services at the region’s first dedicated care center for patients suffering from trigeminal….

    AIC OT Students Partner with Springfield School

    SPRINGFIELD — Students at the Martin Luther King Jr. Charter School of Excellence in Springfield are getting extra help for….

    Safe Passage STCC Workshop Gives At-home Caregivers Necessary Skills

    Hands-on learning is a valuable component of any college education, especially one in health care. That was the case at….

    Good Chemistry Positioning Microtest to Be‘the Future of Western Mass.’

    Thanksgiving came early at Microtest, a testing and research lab based in Agawam. Employees clad in white coats and protective….

    A Leap of Progress SportsMetrics Helps Female Athletes Jump Higher, Not Harder

    As a former bodybuilder, Jeffrey King knows a little something about sports injuries — and about making the wrong decisions….

    Healing the Heel UMass Doctoral Student Takes Steps Against Plantar Fasciitis

    AMHERST — A doctoral student in the kinesiology department at UMass Amherst has begun an in-depth study of a foot….

    Close Comforts Baystate VNA Offers Support and Expertise to Children with Life-limiting Conditions

    Carol Rodrigues, hospice director for Baystate Visiting Nurses Assoc. and Hospice in Springfield, has heard more than her share of….

    A Touch of Mercy Palliative Care Room Eases Passage for Dying Patients

    Even as Dr. Shawn Charest studied internal medicine in the hospital setting, he felt that something was missing. “I saw….

    Picture This

    Upper Crust The Atrium at Cardinal Drive delivered homemade pies (baked by Chef Mellissa Hathorne) to service professionals in Agawam….

    An Unkind Cut Causes, Prevention, and Detection of Employee Embezzlement (Part 1)

    Certified fraud experts estimate that one in 10 businesses will experience some incident of employee embezzlement. The statistics for small….

    Breathing Easier Many Are Calling Respiratory Therapy a Second Career

    In this issue, The Healthcare News launches a monthly series examining career opportunities in health care. Each month, we’ll delve….

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