Articles in category: Health Care
The U.S. Department of Labor gave the grant jointly to the Capital Workforce Partners in Hartford and the Regional Employment Board of Hampden County in Springfield, Mass., to develop a training program for nurses, medical coders and technical positions.(Read Full Article)
The growing emphasis on diet, exercise and disease prevention will yield long-term health care cost reductions, but not soon enough to help the system’s current economic crisis, several medical professionals and U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal said during a panel discussion Monday.(Read Full Article)
The chapel project was spearheaded by Dr. Brock Lynch, a retired cancer surgeon who worked at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center and made the major donation for the creation of the chapel. It is named after his late brother-in-law, Vincent Daniel Gugger, who died in 2009. Gugger’s wife Barbara, who is also Lynch’s sister, was at the ceremony along with six of the couple’s seven children.(Read Full Article)
Two community health centers in Western Massachusetts on Tuesday won federal grants that will help them improve dental services. The Holyoke Health Center received two grants, one for $2.8 million and another for $414,000. The Caring Health Center in Springfield received $310,000. The money for the grants was included in the 2010 federal health care law.
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Three area hospitals, including Baystate Medical Center, will participate in a pilot program designed to change how malpractice cases are handled statewide. Championed by the Massachusetts Medical Society and other major health care organizations, the initiative is designed to improve patient safety and reduce litigation by allowing medical practitioners to disclose mistakes to patients and offer an apology and compensation when necessary.(Read Full Article)
Mercy Medical Center’s new chief of robotic surgery is confident an updated robot-aided surgical system the center has introduced from California-based Intuitive Surgical will reduce patients’ recovery time and create a less invasive environment in their bodies.(Read Full Article)
Aiken said the CTEP program would never have happened “if the broader partnership of the Healthcare Workforce Partnership of Western Mass. were not in existence.” That group is comprised of three groups: In health care, the players are Baystate Health, Berkshire Healthcare Systems, Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Commonwealth Care Alliance, Genesis Healthcare/Heritage Hall, Holyoke Health Center, Holyoke Medical Center, Jewish Geriatric Services, Noble Hospital, Holyoke VNA & Hospice Lifecare, Sisters of Providence Health System, Mass Senior Care Assoc., Home Care Alliance of Mass., Mass. Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Errors, and VNA and Hospice of Cooley Dickinson.(Read Full Article)
The Mason Square Health Task Force will hold The H.E.L.P. Expo on Saturday, April 14, from 10 am to 3 pm at the Dunbar Y Family and Community Center, 33 Oak St, with events that include free workshops, exercise sessions and dozens of health and wellness exhibitors on site. The theme for the expo is "health, education, lifestyle and prevention."(Read Full Article)
Jamie Young has a long history with Baystate Medical Center, with a positive outcome. “Baystate has kept me alive through three cancers and has been so good to our family,” she says. “When I was in treatment, or in pain, or waiting for test results, the stress was overwhelming at times would focus on a landscape because the earth and nature has always made me feel that my problems are like a grain of sand – and I could manage them. Nature stills my mind. If I can bring the land into the hospital, where the patients, families, and staff deal ...(Read Full Article)
The association set a clear and aggressive objective because we believe it is the only way to end the run-up in health insurance costs that has depressed economic expansion and job growth for more than a decade. It is also the only way to solve an impending crisis that could leave Massachusetts with a world-class heath care system that no one can afford.(Read Full Article)
In some ways, Cooley Dickinson’s merger may not be as dramatic as it seems, as the Northampton hospital was affiliated with the New Hampshire-based Dartmouth-Hitchcock health system from 1992 to 2008. But in other ways, the new affiliation reflects the emergence of some broader economic trends in health care that promise to dominate the industry for years to come. The other news from the merger announcement, of course, was the rejection of the other finalist for affiliation, Baystate Health, which already operates three hospitals across the Pioneer Valley.(Read Full Article)
Baystate welcomes first patient in the Davis Family Heart & Vascular Center at its new "Hospital of the Future"
The center is part of the $296 million MassMutual Wing at the hospital, a 640,000-square-foot addition that will also house a new emergency room due to open in November. Even then the new wing will still have unfinished space for future expansion.(Read Full Article)
The new MassMutual Wing and Davis Family Heart and Vascular Center on the Springfield campus of Baystate Medical Center borrow from Mother Nature when it comes to the healing arts.(Read Full Article)
Hospital of the Future: Baystate Health persevered with major construction project through 'Great Recession'
On March 2, Baystate will wheel the first patient into the 300,000-square-foot Davis Family Heart and Vascular Center. It is the first part of the 640,000-square-foot Hospital of the Future wing, now known formally as the MassMutual Wing. The wing will also house a new 70,000-square-foot emergency room that will push the total cost to $296 million.(Read Full Article)
“Baystate Health (parent of Baystate Medical Center) is committed to embracing diversity across our organization, from direct patient care to support functions to our suppliers, and this was an opportunity to expand that into subcontracting for our Hospital of the Future project,” said Michael F. Moran, vice president of Clinical, Facilities and Guest Services for Baystate Health.(Read Full Article)
The mobile lab is a former 37-foot mobile home (also known as a 5th wheel) that McElroy modified and customized into a mobile training center that can hold up to four stations at once. The internal, 250-square-foot space contains tables, various surgical instruments, and an X-ray imaging system known as a C-arm.(Read Full Article)
Robotic surgery as a concept is not new to the hospital. In fact, Mercy committed several years ago to investment in the high-tech machinery. “And it’s not just the surgeon,” Wolf said. “You need an extraordinary team devoted to da Vinci surgery.”(Read Full Article)
Massachusetts will be Ground Zero for the national health-care debate this year, according to Peter F. Straley, chairman and chief executive officer of Springfield-based health insurer Health New England.(Read Full Article)
Baystate Medical fights No. 1 killer with Davis Family Heart and Vascular Center set to open March 2
Baystate Medical will open its Davis Family Heart and Vascular Center, which includes six advanced procedure/operating rooms, a dedicated 20-room unit for outpatient cardiovascular procedures, 96 private inpatient rooms and 32 cardiovascular critical care rooms and family and waiting areas, on March 2. The center is part of a $296 million expansion.(Read Full Article)