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12,000 Children in Bay State Still lack in Insurance
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  • May 2014

    Eliminating Disparities in Our Healthcare System

    Twelve years ago, the Institute of Medicine, the independent health arm of the National Academy of Sciences, issued a groundbreaking….

    Adapt Your Practice to a New Model of Care Delivery

    If you are a primary-care provider and are not familiar with the term ‘patient-centered medical home,’ or PCMH, now is….

    Where the Past and the Future – Meet New HealthSouth Facility Opens Its Doors in Ludlow Mills Complex

    Looking back, Victoria Healy recalled that providing tours of what is now the former HealthSouth rehabilitation hospital in Ludlow was….

    Germs of Ideas The Critical Role of Infection Control in Hospitals

    It’s been five years since H1N1 put a major scare into the medical community. The virus, a combination of influenza….

    Turning Point – New treatments for HIV/AIDS Change the Prognosis

    Twelve years ago, when Martha Lang was diagnosed with end-stage AIDS, the 36-year-old understood the disease and knew it had….

    Moving the Needle – Local Measles Case Renews Debate About Need to Vaccinate

    When a patient showed up at Baystate Medical Center with measles last month, the hospital sprung into action in more….

    Don’t Fall into Common Traps – An Employer’s Obligations to Sick and Disabled Employees

    Even the most well-intentioned employers can potentially expose themselves to liability if they are not well versed in the benefits….

    Weak Days – Research Consortium Proposes Diagnostic Criteria for Sarcopenia

    Sarcopenia, a loss of muscle mass often associated with weakness, is a commonly recognized cause of disability in older people…..

    Career Pulse

    Cassano Joins BHS as Director of Occupational, Environmental Medicine PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Health Systems has announced the appointment of Dr. Victoria Cassano….

    Getting a Wake-up Call – Local Measles Case Puts an Infectious Disease Back in the Spotlight

    Sometimes it takes something to hit close to home before people sit up and take notice. At one time, measles….

    Holyoke Health Center Launches New, More User-Friendly Website

    HOLYOKE — Holyoke Health Center recently rolled out a new website, with the goal of being more user-friendly with more….

    Delay of Game – Medicare Reimbursement Rate Cuts, ICD-10 Pushed Back — Again

    Throughout the early spring of 2014, there was considerable abuzz around Capitol Hill regarding the anticipated cuts in Medicare reimbursement….

    Five Area Nursing Homes Receive Five-star Ratings

    SPRINGFIELD — Five Greater Springfield nursing homes received five-star ratings in a recently published report by U.S. News & World….

    Report Details State’s Healthcare Costs, Access, Affordability

    BOSTON — The Massachusetts healthcare reform law of 2006 set in motion a number of important changes to the healthcare….

    STCC Introduces Interpreter Program

    SPRINGFIELD — The need for medical and community interpreters is rapidly increasing, and so is the demand for trained professionals….

    Mental Health Education Fair Slated for May 3

    NORTHAMPTON — To address findings from a recent health assessment, Cooley Dickinson Hospital will host its first annual Mental Health….

    BMLH to Host Babysitters Academy

    WARE — Baystate Mary Lane Hospital will sponsor a Babysitters Academy on May 18 to prepare area young people for….

    Fallon Health Celebrates Historic PACE Milestone

    WORCESTER — Fallon Health, a not-for-profit healthcare-services organization, recently celebrated a historic milestone in the growth of community-based care for….

    Baystate Franklin Medical Center to Screen for Skin Cancer

    GREENFIELD — The Oncology Department at Baystate Franklin Medical Center and dermatologist Dr. Joel Gordon, will co-sponsor a free skin-cancer….

    Leading Edge – Maura McCaffrey Takes the Helm at Health New England

    Maura McCaffrey remembers reading the want ad in her Sunday paper — Health New England was looking for a clinical….

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