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With slew of specialties, rural health care providers serve as ‘a reliable resource’
11-15-2023 7:08 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

Some people choose to live in rural areas for the slower pace of life. Some enjoy being closer to nature and farther away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Still others are capitalizing on the more affordable real estate. Whatever the reason...


Senate will press for prescription drug cost relief
11-09-2023 5:05 PM

By CHRIS LISINSKI

BOSTON — Patients would pay no more than $25 for certain name-brand medications to treat some chronic illnesses and face no costs whatsoever for similar generic options under the latest prescription drug legislation set to emerge in the Senate.Senate...


New Tapestry Executive Director Mavis Nimoh steps into ‘boots on the ground’ health care
10-31-2023 2:24 PM

By JAMES PENTLAND

SPRINGFIELD — A longtime leader in the public health sector with a commitment to equity and community well-being has taken the helm at Tapestry.Mavis Nimoh comes to the regional nonprofit health organization from Rhode Island, where she was executive...


Baystate Health looks to raise $70M
09-21-2023 3:58 PM

By BELLA LEVAVI

GREENFIELD — Community members and health care providers gathered Wednesday night to celebrate the launch of Baystate Health’s $70 million campaign, marking the largest fundraising goal in the hospital system’s history.“Baystate Health has been...


Bill seeking to improve access to, increase funding for doula services heads to hearing
09-19-2023 11:15 AM

By BELLA LEVAVI

The Legislature’s Joint Committee on Health Care Financing will host a hearing for a bill that could vastly improve access to and increase funding for doula services.The hearing for bill H 1240/ S 782, “An act relative to Medicaid coverage for doula...


Markey legislation would invest in helping hospitals deal with climate crisis
08-28-2023 5:46 PM

By MADDIE FABIAN

In making a pitch for a new comprehensive health program for the country nearly 78 years ago, President Harry S. Truman said to Congress, “With the help of federal funds, it should be possible to meet deficiencies in hospital and health facilities so...


Loan repayments fortify some in Mass. health care
08-22-2023 1:55 PM

By CHRIS LISINSKI

BOSTON — In a move that one Massachusetts social worker described as an “answered prayer,” the state will repay more than $140 million in student loans for almost 3,000 health care providers who serve communities in need.An estimated 2,935 primary...


‘Walk with a Doc’ debuts Thursday in Greenfield
08-14-2023 4:49 PM

By MARY BYRNE

GREENFIELD — In an effort to put a friendly face to the medical community, physicians will be hosting “Walk with a Doc” on a biweekly basis, offering residents a chance to meet with doctors and learn more about contemporary health care issues. The...


Baystate Health CEO Keroack to retire next year
08-03-2023 6:36 PM

By ALEXANDER MACDOUGALL

SPRINGFIELD — The leader of the region’s largest health care organization announced this week that he will step down next year after a decade at the helm.Baystate Health CEO Mark Keroack, a specialist in infectious diseases, will retire in July 2024...


New Community Enrichment Center in Sunderland to offer caregiver support
07-31-2023 3:54 PM

By MARY BYRNE

GREENFIELD — Two social service agencies are working together to support not only older adults and people with disabilities, but also their families who care for them through the creation of a new enrichment center. Thanks to $450,000 in state...


Further expanding, Community Health Center buys Turners Falls office
07-28-2023 12:43 PM

By MARY BYRNE

TURNERS FALLS — Five years after moving into its current office on Main Street in Greenfield, the Community Health Center of Franklin County is expanding to include a Turners Falls branch.“We thought we had built space we’d be able to grow into over...


New ER caps a decade of Cooley Dickinson partnership with Mass General Brigham
07-11-2023 11:43 AM

By ALEXANDER MACDOUGALL

NORTHAMPTON — In the decade since Cooley Dickinson Hospital joined the system of then Massachusetts General Hospital, the partnership has shown its value in an expansion of services and capacity, the provision of expertise and support that helped the...


Baystate Franklin anticipates uptick in patients with maternity unit closure in Leominster
06-27-2023 4:01 PM

By MARY BYRNE

GREENFIELD — After UMass Memorial Health’s recent announcement that it intends to shut down the maternity unit on its Leominster campus in September, Baystate Franklin Medical Center is anticipating more calls in the coming months as patients make...


Hospitals interested in safety surveillance pilot, center chief says
05-17-2023 5:10 PM

By SAM DORAN

BOSTON — A proposed pilot program for Massachusetts hospitals could be “game-changing” in identifying medical error cases and the causes behind them, the Betsy Lehman Center’s executive director said Monday, and several hospitals have expressed...


Greenfield rally organizers to protest practices of crisis pregnancy centers
05-11-2023 4:51 PM

By BELLA LEVAVI

GREENFIELD — Local activists will spend the day before Mother’s Day advocating for those who chose not to have children.Joining a coalition of groups across the state, community members will gather on the Greenfield Common on Saturday, May 13, from 10...


LifePath, Baystate partnership to help ease hospital-to-home transition 
04-30-2023 1:54 PM

By MARY BYRNE

GREENFIELD — Rather than wait until a patient returns home from the hospital to set up the necessary social and support services, a new, grant-funded partnership between LifePath and Baystate Franklin Medical Center will ensure they are connected with...


Report eyes path to aid those without health insurance
04-28-2023 11:11 AM

By ALISON KUZNITZ

BOSTON — Thousands of Massachusetts residents from marginalized backgrounds could gain health insurance coverage should policymakers move to expand eligibility criteria for state-subsidized plans and remove administrative hurdles, a report released...


Athol Hospital suspends endoscopy procedures
04-24-2023 6:34 PM

By MAX BOWEN

ATHOL — Following a routine equipment assessment, Athol Hospital has suspended endoscopy procedures in the campus’ two operating rooms until further notice.According to a statement sent by Vice President of External Affairs Dawn Casavant, there have...


State paving the way to provide doula service benefits
04-02-2023 1:21 PM

By SYDNEY KO

BOSTON — During her second pregnancy, Lorenza Holt, co-leader of the Massachusetts Doula Coalition, decided to go through childbirth at home with a midwife. When she realized she would have to unnecessarily advocate for her decision at a hospital, her...


Rebrand at Cooley Dickinson gives Mass General Brigham higher profile
02-15-2023 11:44 AM

By ALEXANDER MACDOUGALL

NORTHAMPTON — Cooley Dickinson Hospital is getting a rebranding that emphasizes the Northampton hospital’s ties with the Mass General Brigham health care system.New entrance signs leading into the hospital at 30 Locust St. now display the Mass General...

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