Articles in category: Health Care
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)
To recognize Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts’ (BCBSMA) 75th anniversary today, four local not-for-profits each received a $75,000 grant to promote nutrition education and access to healthy foods. The BCBSMA 75th Anniversary Grants were awarded to the Urban Food Initiative; Holyoke Food and Fitness Policy Council; Project Bread in partnership with Lynn Economic Opportunity, Inc.; and Boston Natural Areas Network.(Read Full Article)
Baystate and its 10,000 employees at four hospitals, health centers, medical practices, home care and hospice services achieved a perfect rating in providing unbiased care for the LGBT community in Western Massachusetts and for its inclusive hiring practices, according to the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of the largest LGBT organization in the United States.(Read Full Article)
Massachusetts is getting a grant to help nurses advance their training. The $300,000 national grant is designed to support nursing education. The Patrick administration says that the funding will pave pathways for nurses to earn a bachelors degree or obtain further education. Specifically, the money will support ongoing collaboration between the Department of Higher Education and the Organization of Nurse Leaders(Read Full Article)
Robinson said pharmacy will become a more attractive field for young people looking at medical careers, lending credibility to WNEU’s decision several years ago to launch the College of Pharmacy. In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for pharmacists will increase by 25% between 2010 and 2012; that’s much greater than the average career field.(Read Full Article)
The good news for Holyoke Hospital is that it recently received $7 million in extra Medicaid funding to support one of the poorest patient populations in the state. The bad news is without those funds, the hospital and its aging facilities would have booked a $5.6 million operating loss in fiscal 2011(Read Full Article)
H-1B visas rare in the Pioneer Valley, but are used to fund job training | masslive.com#incart_river_default
Where Springfield shines is in taking advantage of the American Competitiveness and Workforce Improvement Act funded by the visa requests, Ruiz said.(Read Full Article)
Shriners Hospital for Children is partnering with Connecticut Children’s Medical Center to expand services and bring more young patients into Shriners. "There certainly are some gaps in the services now offered in Western Massachusetts,” said David H. Burstein, chairman of the board of governors for Shriners Hospital for Children. “Basically, this keeps families from having to travel to Boston.”(Read Full Article)
Cooley Dickinson Hospital, in collaboration with its prospective partner hospital, Massachusetts General in Boston, is presenting a lecture free to the public, “Stroke Update and the Use of Telemedicine in Emergency Stroke Care,” on July 25 at 6 p.m., in the Dakin Conference Room at Cooley Dickinson in Northampton.(Read Full Article)
Workers sick-leave bill sent back for further study, unlikely to be addressed by legislature in this session
BOSTON – Backers of a bill that would require certain employers to offer workers earned paid sick leave acknowledged in recent months that it would be an uphill battle to get the legislation passed this session.
They were right.(Read Full Article)
- One of the successes of the project that's already playing out is leasing a fiber-optic line that connects with Boston, thereby dramatically reducing the cost of service providers like Greenfield ... Whittet said, western Massachusetts is ... (Read Full Article)
Baystate Health President and CEO Mark R. Tolosky, J.D., FACHE - who has devoted most of his lifelong career to advancing the field of healthcare in Massachusetts - has been awarded the prestigious 2012 William L. Lane Hospital Advocate Award from the Massachusetts Hospital Association in recognition of his "exceptional leadership."(Read Full Article)