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12,000 Children in Bay State Still lack in Insurance
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  • August 2008

    Driving Diversity Baystate Exec’s Goal Is ‘Cultural Competency’

    Visael (Bobby) Rodriguez was exaggerating, but clearly making a point when he said that there are “probably a million” definitions….

    To Be Continued? Some Movement, but Still No Compromise on Nurse-staffing Levels

    There’s a development in a debate that’s been ongoing in Massachusetts for more than five years, but players on both….

    Baystate Again Named One of America’s Top Hospitals

    SPRINGFIELD — Baystate Medical Center has garnered national recognition as one of the country’s best hospitals for the second year….

    Opinion Doing the Simple Math on Health Care

    Almost without exception, policy makers find 1+1=2 an easier proposition to understand than 2-1=1. Just consider the ease with which….

    Some Health Care Lessons from the Elderly

    Imagine a health plan that covers 100% of prescription drugs, includes dental, has no co-pays or deductibles, helps with issues….

    Prepared for Life Education Drives Dr. Masharn Doanes Forward as a Leader in Thoracic Surgery

    Dr. Masharn Doanes says he likes to be prepared, be it for a career change, a surgery, or simply a….

    Career Pulse

    HMC Names Picard ER Nurse Manager HOLYOKE – Debra Picard has been appointed to the position of Emergency Department Nurse….

    Brightside Gains Reaccreditation

    WEST SPRINGFIELD — The Council on Accreditation (COA) has reaccredited Brightside for Families and Children in West Springfield, after a….

    Summer Symposium for Women Slated

    WARE — The Baystate Mary Lane Hospital Community Outreach Depart-ment and Spirit of Women Membership Program will present the fifth….

    Greenfield Community College Receives ‘Promise of Nursing’ Grant

    GREENFIELD — Greenfield Community College has received a $25,000 grant from the Foundation of National Student Nurses’ Assoc. Inc. ‘Promise….

    Holyoke Medical Center’s Work Connection Helps Companies Focus on Wellness

    HOLYOKE — Senior accountant Renee Roy needed a jumpstart to lose 40 pounds and lower her cholesterol. When her employer,….

    Mont Marie Health Care Center Opens New Entrance

    HOLYOKE — The Mont Marie Health Care Center recently opened its new entrance with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by the….

    Wing Memorial Opens Anticoagulation Clinic

    PALMER — Wing Memorial Hospital and Medical Centers recently opened its new Anticoagulation Clinic.   The facility is led by….

    Cooley Dickinson Hospital ‘Gets with the Guidelines’ on Heart Failure

    NORTHAMPTON — Cooley Dickinson Hospital is participating in the American Heart Association’s Get with the Guidelines–Heart Failure (GWTG—HF) program, which….

    FMC’s Auxiliary Gets New name

    GREENFIELD — Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s auxiliary organization has a new name: Baystate Franklin Auxiliary. The auxiliary was known for….

    Jewish Geriatric Services Spotlights Nursing Researchers

    LONGMEADOW —  Jewish Geriatric Services (JGS) hosted more than 40 nurses, health care professionals, and nursing paraprofessionals at the Third….

    CDH Helps Guide Breast Cancer Patients with Navigator Program

    NORTHAMPTON — Madelyn Breen makes the health care system work for her patients. With more than 30 years as a….

    CDH Is First in Region to Offer Laser Treatment for Enlarged Prostate

    NORTHAMPTON — Cooley Dickinson Hospital is the first facility in the region to offer laser therapy for treating benign prostate….

    Calming the Storm Complementary Therapies Offer Peace of Mind to Cancer Sufferers

    The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine recently issued a list of 16 facts about cancer — how cancerous cells….

    When All Else Fails Complementary Medicine Crosses Over into Veterinary Care

    Acupuncture has been around for more than 3,000 years. Yet not until the past couple of decades has it become….

    Healing Focus Reports Mixed on Therapeutic Value of Meditation

    A study conducted at the University of Alberta suggests that the medical benefits of meditation are limited at best. “There….

    Time for a Screening Osteoporosis Isn’t Simply a Matter for the Elderly

    It’s not just about age, says Dr. Kamal Shoukri. He was talking about osteoporosis, and when women should be screened….

    To Do Is to Be Local Woman Blogs for Good Health

    Kerstin Martin was tired of choosing New Year’s resolutions she wasn’t going to keep anyway. So this year, she chose….

    High Stakes Attorneys Navigate a Rising Tide of Health and Elder Law Issues

    Diane Fernald laughed when asked about the concept of job security. “When I first started in legal practice, nursing homes….

    Will in a Box The Dangers of Estate Planning Software Programs

    The recent sophistication of software has contributed to an increase in homegrown estate planning. These mass-marketers of legal services misinform….

    Picture This

    Ladder Climbers Jewish Geriatric Services Inc. (JGS) recently recognized seven certified nursing assistants who represent the 2007/2008 class of the….

    Dollars-and-sense Strategies Tax Incentives for Your Practice — for a Limited Time Only

    The focus of attention in the Economic Stimulus Act of 2008 was the rebate checks for individuals and married couples….

    Focused on the Big Picture STCC’s Sonography Program Prepares Students for High-growth Field

    ‘High-tech’ and ‘high-touch’ are two words commonly used to describe certain medical fields. The field of ultrasonography, said David Sloan,….

    Baystate Announces Traffic Changes as Expansion Project Commences

    SPRINGFIELD — To accommodate preparatory construction for the Hospital of the Future, Baystate Medical Center is implementing some changes in….

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