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12,000 Children in Bay State Still lack in Insurance
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  • July 2011

    Small Miracles Neonatal ICU Blends Science and Compassion

    They have a ‘graduation party’ each June at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, or NICU, as it’s called, at Baystate….

    Alcohol Abuse Remains Too Prevalent

    The numbers are startling. Nearly 18 million people in the U.S. abuse alcohol or are alcohol dependent, while excessive alcohol….

    Proposals for ACOs Need Further Study

    On March 31, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released its long-awaited and highly anticipated proposed rulemaking for….

    Some New Twists Tornadoes Spur New Chapters in Hospitals’ Books on Preparedness

    Ann Carroll spent most of the morning on June 1 preparing a PowerPoint presentation on, of all things, tornadoes and….

    Lifesaving Measures Rays of Hope Funds New Breast-cancer Research Center

    Every year, thousands of people turn out for the annual Rays of Hope walk in Springfield and Greenfield, raising funds….

    Through the Years Women’s Health Associates Helps Patients Navigate Life Changes

    When Dr. Robert Wool opened Women’s Health Associates of Western Massachusetts in Westfield in 1988, it was one of the….

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    Helping Hands New Procedures Revolutionize Treatment of Dupuytren’s Disease

    It has been called many names, from the ‘Viking Disease,’ due to its prevalence among people of Northern European ancestry,….

    Back to Health CDH Program Treats Back Pain and Helps Patients Keep It Away

    Stephen Murphy calls it “a quiet epidemic.” He’s talking about back pain — something that 80% of Americans struggle with….

    Nursing Graduates 2011

    Introducing the Area’s Nursing Graduates Hundreds of nursing students recently graduated from the area’s colleges with their bachelor’s and associate’s….

    Eating to Live How to Detect and Prevent Malnutrition in Seniors

    Good nutrition is critical to senior health — yet many older adults are at risk of inadequate nutrition. You should….

    The MUPC: an Overview Uniform Probate Code Features Several New Provisions

    In January 2009, the Massachusetts Legislature enacted the new Uniform Probate Code (MUPC). Although certain provisions of the MUPC pertaining….

    Career Pulse

    Raghunathan Joins BMLH Medical Staff WARE — Dr. Uma Raghunathan, a board-certified neurologist and member of Baystate Neurology specializing in….

    Picture This

    Tools for Training Holyoke Health Care Center recently presented a $1,818.30 grant to the American Red Cross Pioneer Valley Chapter…..

    Lessons in Smart Eating School’s Out, but It’s Still Time to Do Things by the Book

    As parents we have a responsibility to set good examples for our children, and that includes at the dinner table…..

    Will You Be Able to Retire? Yes, but Only If You’ve Effectively Planned Out a Strategy

    Will You Be Able to Retire? Yes, but Only If You’ve Effectively Planned Out a Strategy Make no mistake, your….

    BMLH CT Services Earn National Accreditation

    WARE — Baystate Mary Lane Hospital was recently awarded a three-year accreditation in computed tomography (CT) by the American College….

    Berkshire Medical Center Cited for Treatment of Heart Failure

    PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Medical Center has received the Get with the Guidelines – Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award….

    Empty Arms Support Group Earns Award

    NORTHAMPTON — The loss of their daughter, Charlotte, to a stillborn death prompted parents Carol McMurrich and Greg Reynolds to….

    CDH Earns Medical-imaging Accreditations

    NORTHAMPTON — As the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR), Cooley Dickinson Hospital’s Computed….

    EMT Basic Training Starts in September at Baystate Mary Lane

    WARE — Baystate Mary Lane Hospital will partner with Quality EMS Educators Inc. to offer a Basic Emergency Medical Technical….

    Berkshire Medical Center Earns Health Care Workplace Award

    PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Medical Center has been named among the “100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare” by Becker’s Hospital….

    Quilt Donated to Hospital Holds a Lifetime of Memories

    WARE — The story of a quilt hanging on the wall of the waiting room at the Baystate Mary Lane….

    CDH Infection Rate Drops Further with UV Room Disinfection

    NORTHAMPTON — In America’s hospitals, approximately one in 20 patients will contract a hospital-acquired infection (HAI). At Cooley Dickinson Hospital….

    Rays of Hope Expands Pink Scarf Project

    GREENFIELD — Rays of Hope, a Walk Toward the Cure of Breast Cancer, invites individuals who knit, crochet, or weave….

    Newman’s Own Foundation Awards Grant to CHD

    SPRINGFIELD — The Newman’s Own Foundation has awarded Center for Human Development (CHD) Disability Resources a $15,000 grant that will….

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