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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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  • June 2010

    Exit Interview As He Prepares to Leave the SPHS, Vince McCorkle Looks Back, and Ahead

    Looking back on his 17-year career with the Sisters of Providence Health System, Vincent McCorkle said his time has been….

    Health Care Fails Small Businesses

    Not long after President Nixon took the unprecedented step of imposing peacetime wage and price controls, the American people learned….

    Support Doctors with Learning Disorders

    Medical students and physicians with both previously undiagnosed and well-documented learning and attention disorders are becoming a topic of interest….

    On the Front Line Cooley Dickinson Makes a Difference in Patient Care with Microsystems

    The work of Microsystems at Cooley Dickinson Hospital is invisible to patients. But the impact of those efforts is being….

    Quite Contrary Mary’s Meadow Touts an Innovative Small-home Model of Nursing Care

    Sr. Mary Caritas isn’t sure which feature of Mary’s Meadow its residents and patients like best, but there’s plenty to….

    Health Care Proxies and Durable Powers of Attorney Most People Fail to Plan for the Threat of Incapacity Despite Real Need

    If you have a loved one who has been diagnosed with dementia or another disabling health condition, it is common….

    Karoun Charkoudian says her passion for yoga — and desire to share it — deepened around the same time she moved to Springfield and saw a need for a yoga studio.

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    An Open Door Karoun Yoga Meets a Need in Springfield — for the Gift of Peace and Silence

    Yoga wasn’t Karoun Charkoudian’s first career choice. In fact, she likes to say that yoga found her, not the other….

    It Takes a Support Group Centering Pregnancy Makes Those Nine Months a Time of Learning — and Sharing

    For generations, checkups during pregnancy were a private matter between an expectant woman and her doctor. In recent years, midwives….

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    Baystate’s Center for Quality of Care Research Receives Federal Grant

    SPRINGFIELD — The Center for Quality of Care Research at Baystate Medical Center has been awarded one of the largest….

    Yoga and Relaxation Classes Offered to Breast-cancer Survivors

    WARREN — The Centered Place will offer a Yoga and Relaxation Program for breast-cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers. Classes will….

    Learning Curves This Specialist Works to Chart Courses for Health Care Providers in Training

    Dr. Gladys Fernandez says there was no ‘a-ha moment,’ as they’re called, that led her to pursue a career in….

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    Relief for Haiti The medical staff of Holyoke Medical Center has donated $10,000 to the relief efforts in Haiti. Dr…..

    Career Pulse

    Providence Taps Dittrich as Director of Nursing HOLYOKE — Jeré Dittrich has been named director of Nursing at Providence Behavioral….

    Crossing the Plateau What to Do When Your Fitness Progress Stalls

    Any avid student of fitness has experienced a point at which progress has stalled. As a personal trainer, there are….

    The Medical Home An Old Concept Whose Time Has Come

    There are two relatively new concepts in health care delivery that are currently in the pilot program stage, but which….

    Monark to Conduct Class in Essential Oils

    UDLOW — Monark Complementary Health LLC will conduct a Home Essentials Class on June 16 from 6 to 8 p.m.,….

    Mercy, HCPA Receive Award for Accountable Care Innovation

    SPRINGFIELD — The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) has presented the 2010 Management Innovations Poster Session Award to a….

    Holyoke Medical Center Honors Eighth-grade Students

    HOLYOKE — Holyoke Medical Center recently hosted its 19th annual 8th Grade Achievement Awards, saluting students in the Holyoke Public….

    Study: Doctors’ Concerns about Online Reviews May Be Unfounded

    SPRINGFIELD — A new study in the Journal of General Internal Medicine has determined that, although the quality of online….

    Cooley Dickinson Completes Successful Joint Commission Survey

    NORTHAMPTON — Cooley Dickinson Hospital recently underwent a four-day, unannounced survey by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations…..

    Baystate Mary Lane Hospital Summer Swing Classic Tees Off June 21

    WARE — The Baystate Mary Lane Hospital Summer Swing Classic, sponsored by County Bank for Savings and Health New England,….

    HMC Offers New Options for Treating Lymphedema

    HOLYOKE — While the treatment of cancer has advanced significantly over the past few decades, it remains an arduous path….

    Mass. Medical Society Physicians Adopt Resolutions

    BOSTON — Resolutions focusing on scope of practice, on-call coverage, prior authorization, and medical-staff governance were among several adopted by….

    Walk of Champions Raises Record-setting $81,000

    WARE — Last month’s fifth annual Walk of Champions, held at the Quabbin Reservoir to benefit the Baystate Regional Cancer….

    Quilting Group Provides Comfort to Community Members and Cancer Patients

    WARE — Sewing machines hum and scissors work feverishly when members of the Baystate Mary Lane Hospital Quilting Support Group….

    Mercy Receives Komen Grant to Further Lymphedema Detection

    SPRINGFIELD — Mercy Medical Center has been awarded a $40,000 grant from the Massachusetts affiliate of Susan G. Komen for….

    Baystate Takes Part in Pioneering Study on Natural Orifice Surgery

    SPRINGFIELD — Surgeons at Baystate Medical Center have enrolled the first patient in a national, multi-center study of the potential….

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