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  • June 2008

    Changing the Way Business Is Done Serial Entrepreneurs Look to Shape the Future of Health Care Operations

    Arlene Kelly wouldn’t say how big the check was — just that it was big enough to allow her and….

    When the Tremors Start Much Misunderstanding Surrounds Parkinson’s Disease

    When actor Michael J. Fox contracted Parkinson’s disease at age 30, the diagnosis — revealed publicly years later — brought….

    Mercy Medical Center Adds da Vinci Surgical System

    SPRINGFIELD — Mercy Medical Center has added the da Vinci Surgical System, a minimally invasive approach that utilizes a state-of-the-art….

    Research Is Needed to Gain Ground on Cancer

    In 1971, President Nixon launched the so-called ‘War on Cancer,’ with the optimistic goal of defeating the disease in eight….

    System-level Changes Are Key to Improving Patient Safety

    Massachusetts health care leaders acknowledge that we’ve made great strides in patient safety but that much remains to be done…..

    Matters of Life and Death CDH Physician Co-authors Book Exposing the ‘Real Costs’ of End-of-life Care

    She calls it the “the medicalization of dying.”That’s the phrase that Dr. Lindsay Rockwell, a medical oncologist and hematologist and….

    Career Pulse

    Hahn Joins Cardiology Services at Berkshire Health Systems PITTSFIELD — Dr. Peter Hahn has joined Cardiology Services at Berkshire Health….

    Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute Hits $100M in Federal Funding

    SPRINGFIELD — Recent federal support of $1.6 million has pushed the Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute (PVLSI) — a Springfield-based….

    CMN to Stage Annual Telethon Broadcast on June 7

    SPRINGFIELD — Now in its third decade of fundraising to benefit young patients and their families throughout Western Mass., the….

    VIM Berkshire Receives Grant

    GREAT BARRINGTON — Volunteers in Medicine (VIM) Berkshire in Great Barrington is one of 10 agencies, and the only one….

    Joint Commission Survey Touts Quality at Mercy Medical Center

    SPRINGFIELD — Mercy Medical Center has long expressed support of a national movement to improve the quality of care at….

    Mont Marie Health Care Center Receives Perfect Score from State

    HOLYOKE — The Mont Marie Health Care Center has again passed its annual state inspection. The center has been found….

    Fun with a Purpose Shriner Clowns Know How to Put Their Game Faces On

    Jim Allard says that clowns never address themselves by their real names when they’re in uniform, or, as they say….

    Progress in Bloom Green Ideas Take Root at Local Hospitals

    As the benefits — both financial and ecological — of ‘green’ thinking sweep the business world, health care has taken….

    Surf’s Up Green Health Care Grows into a Wave — but Be Careful When Diving In

    In 1991, when I convinced Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City to create the position of ‘waste manager’….

    Waking Up Is Hard to Do Sleep Terrors Are Normal, but Still Distressing for Children and Parents Alike

    It’s not long after bedtime, and your child is lunging around his crib or throwing the covers off his bed…..

    An Alternative Approach Complementary Therapies Can Be Effective Tools Against Parkinson’s Disease

    Throughout the last decade or so, great strides have been made in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease (PD). New dopamine….

    Be of Good Chair And Stand Up Once in Awhile to Ward Off Back Pain at Work

    Sit down and read some bad news. No, don’t sit like that — you might be part of the problem.According….

    Start Small Mindi Fried Says Chiropractic Benefits Are for a Lifetime

    If children are clay, Mindi Fried wants to be the sculptor — before something else does the molding.“You want to….

    Picture This

    Happy WorkersTom Grape, Chairman and CEO of Benchmark Assisted Living, recently visited the Atrium at Cardinal Drive in Agawam to….

    Weighing the Risks Heed These Guidelines for Ownership of Medical Office Space

    Owning your own medical office space can be a financially rewarding experience. However, there are risks in ownership that should….

    Fluid Opportunities STCC’s Laboratory Science Program Helps Meet a Critical Need

    Susan Schneider describes them as “people who like to solve mysteries, people who want to look at clues and come….

    CDH Emergency Department Nurses Certified

    NORTHAMPTON — Seven emergency nurses at Cooley Dickinson Hospital recently became certified as emergency room nurses by passing an exam….

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