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Fund-raising Efforts Underway for 24th Annual Rays of Hope Events
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  • May 2003

    Seeing SARS Doctors Grapple With A Global Outbreak

    When SARS first showed up in Massachusetts late in March, anxiousresidents watched doctors address the issue on TV.   Then….

    A Fine Opportunity Holyoke Market Finds A Healthful Niche For Its Freshly Prepared Foods

    Assurance In A Bottle Legislation Would Require Drug Makers To Test Their Products On Children

    It’s all about peace of mind.   That’s the feeling of backers of a recently introduced bill that would mandate….

    Beyond Cosmetics New Research Confirms That Botox Helps Children With Cerebral Palsy

    The story of Botox just got a new wrinkle.   While Botox — or botulinium toxin — has become popular….

    Care Beyond The Hospital Noble Visiting Nurse And Hospice Services Recognizes A Growing Need

    “When you look back at the history of home health care, you find it reaches back to Florence Nightingale,” said….

    Chemistry May Be Right For Biotech Program

    Glance at a map showing the geographic distribution of biotechnology employment in the Bay State, as measured by the Mass…..

    Combating The Crunch Enrollment Is Rising In Area Nursing Programs, But Worries Remain

    Strategies to combat the national nursing shortage in the long term must begin on the nursing-school level. And, to be….

    Compliance Means Caution Take Steps To Ensure Patient Privacy With Business Associate Contracts

    The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) required all health care providers to be in compliance with its privacy….

    Country Bank Donates $35,000 For Nurses’ Station At Wing Hospital

    PALMER — Thanks to a $35,000 donation from Country Bank, a new and improved nurses’ station has been built in….

    Cuts Force Layoffs At Baystate

    Amanda Hopkins-Alexiadis described it as “new territory.”   She was referring to pending changes at the alcohol and drug detoxification….

    Editorial Reforming Medical Liability Needs To Be A Legislative Priority

    More than 1,000 physicians, nurses, and patients, gathered in one place, can make a strong statement.   And that statement….

    Four New Trustees Appointed To Berkshire Health Systems Board

    PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Health Systems (BHS) recently announced the appointment of four new members of its Board of Trustees. The….

    Getting Back To Work The Law Provides Plenty Of Reasons Not To Abuse Workers’ Compensation

    Among the most important concerns of an injured worker is to receive quality medical care for an injury or illness….

    Going to Sleep Depending On Their Age, Children Perceive Anesthesia In Different Ways

    Breathing through a mask that covers her small face, the little girl slips into a state of unconsciousness. Her mother….

    Heart Of The Matter New HealthSouth Program Targets The Larger Issue of Cardiac Wellness

    According to recent findings by the state Department of Public Health, Springfield has the highest rate of obesity in the….

    Heavy Concerns Mercy’s New Comprehensive Weight Program Offers Plenty Of Options

    The causes of America’s growing weight problem are many and well-documented. Solutions are equally numerous — although people don’t always….

    Hitting Home Home Health Care Services Face New Financial Challenges At A Pivotal Time

    Complaints from health care providers about insufficient funding are nothing new, and they can be heard across the spectrum of….

    Home Skilled Nursing Services Listed Alphabetically

    S.No. Facility DirectorDescription of Services1 Capuano Home Health Care Inc.200 North Main St., East Longmeadow, MA 01028 (413) 746-0077 Maria….

    Indecent Proposals For Nurses Experiencing Harassment At Work, The Law Is On Their Side

    It began when he started touching Laura, an OR nurse, on the shoulder and back.  The harassment quickly escalated. While….

    MAHP Outlines A Crisis In Health Care Report Claims That Affordability Is The Most Pressing Issue Facing The Medical Field

    BOSTON — With rapidly rising health care costs placing tremendous strain on employers and consumers, and with the state considering….

    Meet The Nurses

    Maureen Avery Baystate Medical Center Springfield   Position: Cardiac Shortstay RN Education: Holyoke Hospital School of Nursing, diploma; American International….

    New Birth Control Option Offered

    SPRINGFIELD — Women seeking permanent birth control now have a new, non-invasive option that was recently approved by the U.S…..

    Opinion Children Without Health Insurance Are At Greatest Risk

    The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), a national sponsor of the recent ‘Cover the Uninsured Week,’ is committed to getting….

    Reaching Higher Holyoke Hospital Seeks To Make Impact With Focus On Quality Care

    When Holyoke Hospital joined 200 hospitals and other health care agencies throughout North America in the Improvement Action Network (IMPACT),….

    Smith Wins Community Service Award

    PITTSFIELD — George T. Smith has been named recipient of the 2003 C. Bernard and Irene Shea Community Service Award,….

    STCC’s Biotechnology Program Joins International BEACON Alliance

    SPRINGFIELD — Through its academic program in biotechnology, Springfield Technical Community College has joined the BEACON Alliance (Biomedical Engineering Alliance….

    West Joins FMC

    GREENFIELD — Linda A. West, M.S./M.B.A., R.N., has joined Franklin Medical Center as nurse manager of Women and Children’s Services…..

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