Articles in category: Health Care
Massachusetts was one of only two states — New Hampshire being the other — to receive top marks in a new national report on health-care transparency among U.S. health care systems. The report by Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute and Catalyst for Payment Reform evaluated state laws to determine how much price information is reported to states and how easy it is for consumers to get that information.(Read Full Article)
The Xenex germ-killing robots at Cooley Dickinson Hospital use ultraviolet light as their main weapon against infection, and are now the stars of a promotional TV commercial for the hospital. With the robots’ astonishing success in stopping the spread of infection, Cooley Dickinson has been eager to share their account with the rest of the world.(Read Full Article)
Students will receive comprehensive information about all aspects of practicing as a medical interpreter, including standards of practice and code of ethics. The program is registered with the International Medical Interpreters Association and designed to meet the educational prerequisites for the professional certification as required by the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters.(Read Full Article)
The ribbon had been barely cut on the new Elms College caRe vaN and already nursing students were signing up for a chance to work on it. The van, which is really a converted 32-foot recreational vehicle, will be traveling to two spots in the city to provide some basic medical care and information to underserved people in the city, said Michael Duffy, an assistant professor of nursing with Elms College and a brother for the Conventual Franciscan Friars.(Read Full Article)
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)