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

    In a World of Hurt Local Doctors Work to Change Lives Around the Globe

    The challenges of the U.S. health care system are so significant that it’s easy to lose perspective and forget that,….

    New Sleep Center Opens at Mercy Medical Center

    SPRINGFIELD — Mercy Medical Center announced the opening of a new six-bed Sleep Center in the Physicians’ Office Building at….

    Pediatric Diabetes Health Fair Slated

    SPRINGFIELD — Baystate Children’s Hospital will stage its 9th annual Pediatric Diabetes Health Fair on Nov. 5, from 6-8 p.m…..

    There’s No Plan for the Mentally Retarded

    In the wake of the Oct. 1 federal Appeals Court ruling that U.S. District Court Judge Joseph Tauro lacked jurisdiction….

    Valor and Fear in Surgeons

    Recently a Boston hospital was cited for “hours violations” by the Accreditation Committee for Graduate Medical Education (one of 227….

    This Isn’t Tough Sledding Dr. Loren Roberts Has Enjoyed His Lengthy Run as a General Surgeon

    Dr. Loren Roberts was 12 when he suffered the sledding mishap, but he recalls the details as if it occurred….

    Career Pulse

    Baystate Names Toner VP for Development SPRINGFIELD — Susan Toner has joined Baystate Health as vice president for Development and….

    BMC’s Scales ‘International Hero of Infection Prevention’

    SPRINGFIELD — Mary Ellen Scales, RN, director of Baystate Medical Center’s Infection Control Program, has been honored as a 2009….

    CDH Will Join a New Alliance as Dartmouth-Hitchcock Restructures

    NORTHAMPTON — Cooley Dickinson Health Care Corp. plans to join the New England Alliance for Health (NEAH), a health care….

    Health New England Recognized for Outstanding Customer Service

    According to a report released by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), Health New England (HNE) achieved the highest….

    SPHS Capital Campaign Gets $400,000 from Local Businesses

    SPRINGFIELD — The Sisters of Providence Health System’s Capital Campaign has received contributions totaling $400,000 from two prominent Springfield-area businesses…..

    Berkshire Health Care Facilities Going Smoke-free

    PITTSFIELD, NORTH ADAMS — The two primary providers of health care services in Berkshire County, Berkshire Health Systems (BHS) and….

    Baystate Health Is Named One of the Nation’s Most Wireless Health Networks

    SPRINGFIELD — A national survey and study has identified Baystate Health as one of the most wireless health providers in….

    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….

    MMS Physician Workforce Study Finds 12 Specialties in Short Supply

    WALTHAM, Mass. — The Mass. Medical Society recently released its 2008 Physician Workforce Study, and reported that 12 physician specialties….

    MHA Report: ‘Hospitals Rate Health Plans — A Critical Look at Performance Variation’

    BOSTON — In a first-of-its kind survey conducted by the Mass. Hospital Association (MHA), Massachusetts hospital executives shared their perspectives….

    Web Site Boosts Accessibility to Continuing Education Courses

    BOSTON — ProMutual Group recently announced that its continuing medical education (CME) activities Web site is now accessible to health….

    Cooley Dickinson’s Cardiac Rehab Department earns certification

    NORTHAMPTON — Cooley Dickinson Hospital’s Cardiac Pulmonary Rehabilitation Department has applied for and earned certification from the American Assoc. of….

    Medical Real Estate for sale and Lease

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    Heart of the Debate Restaurants, Lawmakers Grapple with Increasingly Unpopular Trans Fats

    When the state House of Representatives passed a bill in June banning trans fats in Massachusetts restaurants, one of its….

    A New Approach to Health Nation’s Leading Preventative Health Groups Seek To Save Lives

    he American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) and Partnership for Prevention have joined forces to change the way Americans approach….

    Milling and Able CEREC Technology Gives Patients Dental Crowns in One Visit

    No one enjoys going to the dentist, and the fewer trips, the better. Well, cutting-edge (chewing-edge?) computer technology known as….

    ‘No Appropriate Use’ American Dental Assoc. Urges Scrutiny of Lead Content

    When an Ohio TV station recently reported that a woman’s partial bridge and dental crown, manufactured in China and exported….

    Data Disconnect Surveys Don’t Tell the Story on Cancer Screenings

    Presidential elections aren’t the only things that interest pollsters. You may not know this, but periodic nationwide surveys done by….

    Picture This

    Support System Bob Bellenoit (right), territory manager for Arbella Insurance Group, presents a gift on behalf of his company to….

    Massachusetts and Connecticut Abandoned-property Laws What Practitioners Need to Know, but Probably Don’t

    If you are like most medical/dental practices, every so often in an effort to clean up the books, the individual….

    Stating the Case Legal Nurse Consulting Provides an Intriguing Blend of Medicine, Law, and Entrepreneurship

    Katherine Currier says she’s careful not to “oversell” the Legal Nurse Consulting program at Elms College in Chicopee. And by….

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