1. Articles in category: Health Care

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    1. Wellness programs tonic for stressed health care system, Massachusetts medical professionals say

      Explore masslive.com (May 21 2012)

      Wellness programs tonic for stressed health care system, Massachusetts medical professionals say

      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.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Health New England   Sisters of Providence Health System

    2. Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton dedicates new chapel

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      Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton dedicates new chapel

      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.

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      Mentions:   Northampton   Cooley Dickinson Hospital

    3. Community health centers in Holyoke and Springfield win federal grants to expand dental services

      Explore masslive.com (May 1 2012)

      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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      Mentions:   Springfield   Holyoke

    4. 3 Western Massachusetts hospitals prepare to test malpractice reform remedies

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 17 2012)

      3 Western Massachusetts hospitals prepare to test malpractice reform remedies

      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.

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      Mentions:   Palmer   Baystate Health   Springfield

    5. Mercy Medical Center: Advancing robotics, minimizing surgery

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      Mercy Medical Center: Advancing robotics, minimizing surgery

      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.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican

    6. Transition Team

      Explore BusinessWest (Apr 12 2012)

      Transition Team

      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.

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      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Holyoke Medical Center   Holyoke

    7. Mason Square group plans weekend health and wellness fair for Springfield residents

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 11 2012)

      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."

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      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican

    8. W.F. Young Inc. donates 9 original painting to Baystate's 'Hospital of the Future'

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 31 2012)

      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 ...

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      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Springfield   The Republican

    9. Rising Health Costs Mean Real Money to Real People

      Explore AIM Business Insider (Mar 26 2012)

      Rising Health Costs Mean Real Money to Real People

      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.

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      Mentions:   Associated Industries of Massachusetts

    10. Anatomy of a Merger

      Explore BusinessWest (Mar 13 2012)

      Anatomy of a Merger

      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.

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      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Springfield   Northampton

    11. Baystate welcomes first patient in the Davis Family Heart & Vascular Center at its new "Hospital of the Future"

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      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.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican

    12. New MassMutual wing promises natural healing

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 28 2012)

      New MassMutual wing promises natural healing

      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.

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      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   Baystate Health   Springfield

    13. Cooley Dickinson Hospital trustees vote for affiliation with Massachusetts General Hospital; Baystate Health 'extremely disappointed'

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 27 2012)

      Cooley Dickinson Hospital trustees vote for affiliation with Massachusetts General Hospital; Baystate Health 'extremely disappointed'

      The Board of Trustees of Cooley Dickinson Hospital has voted to join forces with Boston's Massachusetts General Hospital.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Baystate Health   Springfield

    14. Elms College in Chicopee to construct new science building

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 20 2012)

      Elms College in Chicopee to construct new science building

      Elms College will build a new $13.5 million science building that officials say will enhance the school’s science offerings and allow it to expand its popular nursing programs.

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      Mentions:   Michael D. Bissonnette   Springfield   Chicopee

    15. Hospital of the Future: Baystate Health persevered with major construction project through 'Great Recession'

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      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.

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      Mentions:   MassDevelopment   MassMutual   Baystate Health

    16. Baystate touts role of women, minorities in construction of 'Hospital of the future'

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      Baystate touts role of women, minorities in construction of 'Hospital of the future'

      “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.

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      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Springfield   The Republican

    17. Bioskills Solutions offers continuing education on wheels for area medical professionals

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      Bioskills Solutions offers continuing education on wheels for area medical professionals

      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.

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      Mentions:   Westfield   The Republican

    18. The Cutting Edge

      Explore BusinessWest (Feb 14 2012)

      The Cutting Edge

      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.”

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    19. Massachusetts will be center of health care debate

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      Massachusetts will be center of health care debate

      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.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Health New England   The Republican

    20. Baystate Medical fights No. 1 killer with Davis Family Heart and Vascular Center set to open March 2

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 7 2012)

      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.

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      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Greenfield   The Republican

    21. Shot in the Arm

      Explore BusinessWest (Jan 31 2012)

      Shot in the Arm

      Late in 2008, just as the economy began to slide into the Great Recession, officials at Baystate Health were having second thoughts about moving forward with their planned $250 million Hospital of the Future expansion. They eventually decided to press on, much to the relief of hundreds of workers in the construction trades — most of them local — who found the project a lifeline at a time when opportunities were scarce.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Baystate Health   Springfield

    22. UMass Chancellor Robert Holub creates committee to look at health service changes

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 21 2011)

      According to a release, the committee’s charge is “is to identify cost savings that will enable UHS to develop a financial plan to build a new health services facility for patients that meets 21st century needs while maintaining a sustainable operating budget.” (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   The Republican

    23. Mass., feds agree to $26.7B health care extension

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      Mass., feds agree to $26.7B health care extension "Massachusetts has proven itself as a national leader in health care reform, with more than 98 percent of our residents insured," Patrick said Tuesday. "This new federal agreement will help us build on our success and tackle the next phase of our work — cracking the code on health care costs." (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick

    24. MassMutual donates $3 million to Baystate Medical Center’s Springfield expansion

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 20 2011)

      MassMutual donates $3 million to Baystate Medical Center’s Springfield expansion The donation, announced Tuesday by Baystate and MassMutual officials, comes 2½ months before the first section of the $296 million “hospital of the future” is scheduled to open on March 2. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMutual   Baystate Health   Springfield

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