Articles in category: Health Care
Baystate Children's Hospital awarded $1.6 million federal grant to help area families cope with psychological trauma
The center’s mission is to lead the community in improving the health, safety, and well-being of children and families affected by trauma by providing expert medical and mental health treatment to address the negative effects of childhood trauma, in addition to providing prevention and education services to the community.(Read Full Article)
Baystate Children's Hospital Kristen Fioravanti-Collette named Nurse Educator of the Year in the pediatric and family medicine category by the Massachusetts chapter of March of Dimes
Baystate Children’s Hospital critical care nurse Kristen Fioravanti-Collette, a registered nurse at the master degree level from Ludlow, has been named Nurse Educator of the Year by the March of Dimes Massachusetts Chapter, one of nine nurses in the state honored in the organization’s second annual Nurse of the Year Awards.(Read Full Article)
Under Porten’s leadership, Holyoke Medical Center received The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval, according to the news release. It also developed an award-winning stroke program, had the first breast cancer center in Western Massachusetts to receive national accreditation, and its Oncology Services consistently received accreditation with commendation from the commission on cancer of the American College of Surgeons.(Read Full Article)
“The Health Center does not have the resources to maintain positions that are not covered by contracts, grants or third party reimbursements,“ Jay Brienes, executive director of the health center, said in a release(Read Full Article)
Indeed, instead of going into business together and operating a single franchise of a growing national chain of urgent-care centers called Doctors Express — which was one of the options they discussed at that lunch — they decided instead to become what’s known as master franchisees, overseeing not a location of this chain, which offers an alternative to crowded emergency rooms and the primary-care physician’s office when it’s closed, but a region, in this case most of New England.(Read Full Article)
The affiliation between Cooley Dickinson Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital is proceeding as planned. Both parties plan to file for federal antitrust review of the agreement this month, according to Cooley Dickinson spokeswoman Diane Cutillo. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health must also approve a determination of need for the affiliation. Cutillo said it could take a year or more to gain approval on the state and federal levels.(Read Full Article)
Springfield Technical Community College SIMS Medical Center to offer three new certificate programs for health-care work
Beginning this month, the SIMS Medical Center at Springfield Technical Community College will offer three new, college credit, certificate programs for enhanced certified nursing assistant, for patient-care technicians, sterile processing technicians and community health workers.(Read Full Article)
Employer groups say they are faced with a burgeoning list of new mandates every year that threaten their ability to provide affordable health care to workers.(Read Full Article)
The bill, first filed in 2009 by State Senator Stephen M. Brewer, is designed to mitigate the sometimes astronomical co-pays for newly-approved therapies.
“The bottom line is that this bill is about keeping up with technology. Oral cancer therapies are the future of cancer treatment and most importantly they are not interchangeable with IV drugs,” Brewer said in a statement. “This new law will provide an additional level of comfort for patients as well ...
The medical building project, which is expected to be completed in early 2014, is being developed by Carew Chestnut Partners, in partnership with Sisters of Providence and Hampden County Physician Associates. A three-story, 75,000-square-foot medical office building is being built.(Read Full Article)
We’ve got to wait until 2014 before employment in the Bay State returns to pre-recession levels. And after we get there, we’ll be staring at a dramatically different economy than the one we left behind in early 2008.(Read Full Article)
The new emergency room has three trauma rooms for adults and each is big enough to handle two patients. The adjacent pediatric emergency department has its own resuscitation room.(Read Full Article)
Baystate Medical Center showed off its new 18-bed pediatric emergency room Thursday, part of a total new $45-million emergency department that opens to the public Dec. 3.(Read Full Article)
U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield, announced the grant along with college President Vincent M. Maniaci.(Read Full Article)
Neal is an AIC graduate.
The $2.4 million is the largest grant awarded from the federal program to a Massachusetts college and is the largest federal grant ever received by American International College.
- State officials and lawmakers are tapping into electronic health opportunities to stimulate jobs and business growth throughout the Commonwealth. (Read Full Article)
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and other state officials and hospital executives will gather at Massachusetts General Hospital to send the first electronic medical records data to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield.(Read Full Article)
Holyoke Health Center is going to add a pediatric dental center to its building. It's the last part of a $25 million project that started ten years ago. Congressmen Richard Neal and John Olver were there today. The center will give both access and education to parents of young children.(Read Full Article)
The key, agreed a panel discussing the law’s impact on business at Georgetown University Monday, is that state policymakers secured buy-in from all stakeholders -- including, perhaps most importantly, the business community.(Read Full Article)
“When businesses looked at their expenses and revenues, one expense was growing faster than any other: the cost of health care for employees. They didn’t feel like they had control,” said Rick Lord, president and CEO of Associated Industries of Massachusetts, describing the atmosphere before the law’s passage. “We may have come over on different ships, but we’re in the same boat. They wanted to ...
The ceremony will include Massachusetts Housing and Economic Development Secretary Gregory Bialecki, U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield, along with representatives of HealthSouth the state Legislative delegation and representatives of the town of Ludlow and Westmass Area Development Corporation.(Read Full Article)