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Occupational Therapist specialize in problem solving
April 17, 2014: Ask any occupational therapist and they’ll tell you that their job is unique. For Kevin Smith, Occupational Therapist (OT) and Certified Hand Therapist at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital, no two days are the same as he works to help his patients cope with the social, emotional and physical effects of illness and injury.
 
Babysitter Academy to be held in May at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital
April 11, 2014: Baystate Mary Lane Hospital will sponsor a Babysitters Academy in May to ready area youth for summer babysitting responsibilities. 
 
Mexicali Grill in Ware to donate percentage of profits to the Walk of Champions
April 11, 2014: Mexicali Fresh Mex Grill will be donating a percentage of its profits on Monday, April 21, and Tuesday, April 22 to the Walk of Champions. 
 
Confirmed case of measles at Baystate Medical Center
April 05, 2014: Baystate Medical Center is informing the community that a patient at the hospital has a confirmed case of measles.
 
Spirit of Women to sponsor “Enhance Your Dance” an educational program for young dancers
April 04, 2014: A special evening devoted to the young dancer is planned for Tuesday, April 29, from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital.
 
Child abuse is common and can occur anywhere
April 03, 2014: April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month
 
The Pediatrician Is In
April 03, 2014: New Parent Education Series begins April 9
 
D & D Fitness Factory invites community to Annual Lift for Life and 5K Walk/Road Race on April 13
March 24, 2014: The Goudreau family invites community members to join them on Sunday, April 13 to compete in the Fitness Challenge, the Road Race or to cheer on the competition throughout the morning. 
 
Dr. Mohammed Shafeeq Ahmed of Baystate Mary Lane named one of the top 100 “CMO’s to know”
March 18, 2014: Many of the leaders were nominated by their peers and the list was vetted by industry experts.
 
It’s Poison Prevention Week
March 17, 2014: Learn how to prevent childhood poisonings
 
Are you a breast cancer survivor?
March 17, 2014: Sign up for Survivors’ Day with former WNBA player Edna Campbell
 
Restorative yoga classes to benefit breast cancer patients to begin April 2
March 14, 2014: The program is grant-funded by Rays of Hope and is free to breast cancer patients and survivors.
 
Baystate Medical Center Named Top 100 Hospital
March 13, 2014: Recognized for seventh time by Truven Health Analytics as providing the highest level of value to the community
 
Baystate lifts flu-based restrictions on visitors
March 10, 2014: Flu activity on decline
 
Spring Mini-Medical School begins March 20
March 05, 2014: Register now for Springfield session
 
The Quabbin Reservoir’s set to Host the Ninth Annual Walk of Champions on Sunday, May 4
March 05, 2014: Sunday, May 4, marks the ninth annual Walk of Champions. In 2013 the Walk of Champions raised a record setting $91,000 in support of integrated cancer services at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital.
 
It’s National Patient Safety Week
March 05, 2014: Learn how to become more engaged in your health care
 
94.7 FM WMAS Radiothon set for March 6-8
February 25, 2014: Proceeds to benefit Baystate Children's Hospital
 
Silhouettes Salon holds Cut-A-Thon to benefit annual Walk of Champions on March 1
February 25, 2014: Silhouettes Cut-A-Thon will feature $15 Haircuts and Manicures with no appointments necessary from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the salon located at 164 B West Street, Ware.
 
Learn about Baystate's Heart Healthy Pledge
February 14, 2014: Baystate Medical Center is urging everyone to “Love Your Heart” during American Heart Month in February by taking the Baystate Heart Healthy Pledge and breaking bad habits by adopting a heart healthy lifestyle.
 
Valentine’s Day Can Mean Romance and Some Healthy Dark Chocolate and Red Wine
February 11, 2014: February is American Heart Month and Valentine’s Day
 
Program designed to help the young dancer recover from injury
February 07, 2014: As with any sport or exercise routine, dance can lead to overuse injuries.
 
National Wear Red Day for Women
February 06, 2014: Learn more about women and heart disease
 
Give the gift of life
February 04, 2014: Pledging to be an organ donor only takes a moment
 
Clinical staff rise to the occasion treating flu patients
January 30, 2014: Watch a behind-the-scenes video
 
Super Bowl snacking doesn’t mean cheating on your diet
January 28, 2014: Right next to the big game, it’s the snacks that everyone will be looking forward to this Super Bowl Sunday!
 
Heart & Vascular Lecture Series kicks off American Heart Month
January 27, 2014: Baystate Medical Center will hold its popular Heart and Vascular Health Lecture Series during the month of February beginning with a look at “Heart Health” on Sunday, Feb. 2.
 
Spirit of Women to sponsor "Heart-Warming Ladies" Night in February
January 24, 2014: February is American Heart Month; a month to spread awareness about the importance of heart health.   
 
The Polar Vortex has returned
January 23, 2014: Cold weather tips to stay safe
 
Visitors policy changed as flu becomes widespread
January 22, 2014: In order to protect its patients, guests and staff to the greatest extent possible from exposure to the flu virus, Baystate Health has adopted changes to its Visitors Policy.
 
Babysitter Academy to be held in March at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital
January 22, 2014: The one day program will be held on Sunday, March 9, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
 
Team work vital at Diabetes Support Group meetings
January 17, 2014: Diabetes can affect nearly every aspect of your daily life, and dealing with it can be a daunting task
 
What is RSV and how can it be prevented?
January 15, 2014: The infectious virus is now in the Springfield area community
 
Baystate Medical Center Brings Its Popular “Mini-Medical School” to Northampton
January 15, 2014: Classes begin Feb. 12 at Northampton Senior Center
 
Is it a cold or the flu? - Tips to recognize and treat both
January 14, 2014: Colds and flu are both highly contagious viral infections that share many of the same symptoms. So, do you have the have the flu or just a cold?”
 
Carbon monoxide threat grows with Arctic weather
January 09, 2014: Recent NY restaurant poisoning shows how deadly the gas can be
 
Cold weather that will have even snowmen shivering
January 03, 2014: How to stay safe in the Arctic temperatures
 
Is your cell phone making you sick?
January 02, 2014: With the flu season underway, most of us work hard at figuring out how to avoid getting sick.
 
U.S. panel urges CT scans for heavy smokers
January 02, 2014: Baystate cancer chief offers his thoughts
 
Get your shovels out, snow is coming!
December 31, 2013: US hospitals treat on average about 11,500 injuries and medical emergencies a year related to shoveling snow. 
 
CDC reports flu now widespread in Massachusetts
December 31, 2013: Tips to protect yourself and others
 
12 Health and Safety Tips for 2014
December 31, 2013: Dr. Levine sought out the assistance of the pediatric staff at Baystate Children’s Hospital and others to come up with a list of “12 Healthy and Safe Tips for 2014.”
 
Stay safe on New Year's Eve
December 31, 2013: Think designated driver if you plan on raising a glass
 
Exercising in the Cold Weather
December 30, 2013: No matter what time of year, exercising and breathing fresh air can be good for you! 
 
Drinking and driving don't mix
December 19, 2013: Study finds more car crashes leading up to Christmas
 
Baystate, UMass Memorial Reach Agreement for Wing Transfer
December 18, 2013: The boards of trustees of UMass Memorial Health Care (UMMHC), Baystate Health and Wing Memorial Hospital and Medical Centers have authorized the organizations to sign a letter of intent to propose the transfer of ownership of Palmer-based Wing Memorial to Baystate Health.
 
Do you really need antibacterial soap at home?
December 17, 2013: No, says Baystate infection control officer Mary Ellen Scales
 
Are you healthy enough to shovel snow?
December 13, 2013: Learn if you should leave the shoveling to others
 
It's the gift that keeps on giving - the gift of health
December 10, 2013: Shopping days dwindling
 
Winter Health Survival Guide
December 09, 2013: Winter is quickly approaching
 
"Look Good...Feel Better" Program to be held at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital
December 09, 2013: The program teaches beauty techniques to women who are undergoing cancer treatment.
 
Baystate Health's Tolosky to End Tenure as President and CEO in July 2014
December 05, 2013: Springfield native Mark A. Keroack, MD, is named as successor.
 
Hand Washing 101 - The Proper Techniques
December 03, 2013: December 1-7 is National Hand Washing Awareness Week and with the holidays now in full swing, it’s important to clean your hands frequently to prevent catching a cold, flu or stomach bug.
 
Don't let sickness ruin your holiday season
December 03, 2013: Tips to stay healthy
 
Black Friday kicks off holiday stress
November 29, 2013: How to keep calm and carry on
 
You Choose: Thanksgiving Overload or Healthier Feast
November 27, 2013: Choose your Thanksgiving meal
 
New controversy over guidelines to reduce cardiac risk
November 27, 2013: Cardiologist Dr. Greg Giugliano offers his opinion
 
Home for the Holiday
November 27, 2013: Trauma and Emergency staff go above and beyond
 
Holidays pose eating challenges for those with diabetes
November 26, 2013: It may not be coincidental that the month of November – Diabetes Awareness Month – is chosen to bring attention to the epidemic of diabetes in the United States, as the holidays from Thanksgiving through the New Year pose the greatest challenge for those with diabetes.
 
Staying Safe in the Kitchen - from Carving to Burn Injuries
November 25, 2013: Avoid carving injuries and burns in the kitchen
 
Baby, It's Cold Outside
November 25, 2013: How the cold affects your health
 
Doctors urge at-risk populations to get their flu shot now
November 22, 2013: Holidays are ripe for spread of flu
 
It's time for the Great American Smokeout
November 21, 2013: Baystate pulmonary nurse offers tips to make it through "day 1"
 
Congratulations to Dr. Lauren Meade on her selection as a Macy Scholar
November 18, 2013: Recognized as a future leader and educational innovator
 
Practical thinking about weight loss as the holiday eating season nears
November 15, 2013: See what Dr. John Romanelli has to say
 
Are you grieving the loss of a loved one?
November 13, 2013: Planning for the holidays.
 
New national guidelines announced to cut heart risk
November 13, 2013: Read what cardiologist Dr. Gregory Giugliano has to say
 
BMP - Quabbin Adult Medicine welcomes Dr. Hanumagutti
November 05, 2013: Dr.Hanumagutti is currently accepting new patients; her office is located at BMP Quabbin Adult Medicine, 95 Sargent Street in Belchertown.
 
EMS Training benefits Rays of Hope
October 23, 2013: Since its inception in 1994, Rays of Hope has been helping women and men in the fight against breast cancer
 
Autumn Open House at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital to Highlight Community Support
October 03, 2013: The community is invited to an Autumn Open House at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital on Wednesday, October 16, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm to tour the new Healing Garden.
 
Every Picture Tells a Story
October 03, 2013: Country Bank recently pledged $100,000 to Baystate Mary Lane Hospital to help upgrade the general radiography unit located in the radiology department.
 
Looking back on 20 years of breast cancer diagnosis
October 02, 2013: Twenty years ago, guidelines were for monthly breast self exam starting at age 20, yearly clinical breast exam at age 30, and yearly mammogram starting at age 40.
 
Know the facts during Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
September 27, 2013: Today, men have many treatment options for their prostate cancer.
 
The time is "now" to get your flu shot
September 24, 2013: Know the facts
 
Do you know your numbers?
September 17, 2013: September is National Cholesterol Education Month
 
Basic EMT DOT Refresher Course Offered at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital to Benefit Rays of Hope
September 13, 2013: Baystate Mary Lane Hospital will partner with Charles “Michael” Callahan, EMT-P, to offer a Basic EMT DOT Refresher Course to be held at the hospital.
 
It's flu shot time - children and adults need annual flu vaccines
September 13, 2013: The timing of flu is very unpredictable and can vary from season to season. Flu activity can begin as early as October and continue to occur as late as May, most commonly the flu peaks in the U.S. in January or February.
 
It’s time to form teams for this year’s Rays of Hope Walk
September 13, 2013: This year’s annual walk events – held each October in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month – are presented by Health New England.
 
Baystate Mary Lane Hospital seeks Community Health Initiative Proposals
September 13, 2013: Baystate Mary Lane Hospital (BMLH) has released a request for proposal (RFP) for community health initiatives from area not-for-profit organizations that can offer innovative approaches to addressing unmet health needs in the Quaboag Hills Region of Hampshire, Hampden and Worcester County’s.
 
Get your Zzzz's to protect your body from disease
September 03, 2013: The quality of our sleep directly affects the quality of our waking life, including mental sharpness, productivity, emotional balance, creativity, physical vitality, safety and even weight.
 
Baystate Mary Lane Hospital Recognized for Organ and Tissue Donation Outreach
August 21, 2013: Baystate Mary Lane Hospital was among a select group of hospitals nationwide recognized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for reaching gold, silver, and bronze levels of outreach for organ and tissue donation and registration.
 
Podiatrists to join medical specialists providing care at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital
August 21, 2013: New patients are welcome and most insurance plans are accepted. For more information or to make an appointment call Western Massachusetts Podiatry Associates at 413- 525-4373.
 
Group Support for People with Diabetes
August 21, 2013: Even though millions of people have diabetes, many people feel very much alone when they receive their diagnosis.
 
Back to School Backpack Safety
August 07, 2013: Find out why your child's backpack may be causing permanent damage
 
Emergency Medical Technician Basic Training Program to begin on September 23
August 06, 2013:
 
Everything is coming up roses.....Rose Sale celebrates 15th anniversary
August 06, 2013: This year the annual Shirley Batsie Memorial Rose sale which features a dozen roses for only $8.00 will take place on September 11 through September 14. Over the past 15 years the rose sale has raised over $225,000 in support of Integrated Cancer Services at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital through the Baystate Regional Cancer Program.
 
September Blood Drive held at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital
August 06, 2013: The community is invited to participate in an upcoming blood drive to be held on Tuesday, September 3 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital on the Baystate Health Blood Donor Mobile.
 
Get those Back-To-School vaccinations now
August 01, 2013: August is Immunization Awareness Month
 
Safey in the Sun
July 19, 2013: Long summer days, the extreme heat and exposure to the more intense summer sun’s UV rays can greatly increase your risk of getting a sunburn.
 
Heat Exhaustion & Heatstroke: What You Should Know
July 17, 2013: Heat related illnesses are common in athletes but they can also affect the elderly, the very young and persons with predisposing medical conditions as well as those taking a variety of medications.
 
Baystate Medical Center named "Top Hospital" by U.S. News and World Report
July 17, 2013: Ranked the third-best hospital in Massachusetts
 
Pregnancy and the heat don't mix
July 16, 2013: Tips to stay safe
 
Baystate Health Named a Leader in Human Rights Group's Healthcare Equality Index 2013
July 15, 2013: Achieves perfect rating for inclusive policies
 
Emergency Physician offers tips to reduce your risk of tick-borne disease
July 02, 2013: While it is a good idea to take preventive measures against ticks year-round, be extra vigilant now and through September when ticks are most active.
 
Prevention is Best Way to Combat Mosquito-borne Illness
July 02, 2013: Mosquito larvae usually take up to seven days to hatch and the rains the past week have provided plenty of breeding pools.
 
Safety tips for youth attending summer sports and athletic camps
July 02, 2013: School has come to an end and soon many athletic fields will be filled with summer sport camps.
 
When thunder roars, head indoors
July 01, 2013: Lightning safety tips
 
Give blood. Win a pair of Red Sox tickets!
June 13, 2013: Summer is here! Time for long weekends, vacations, and donating blood! Blood donations decrease in the summer as donors are busy enjoying time off with family and friends. We need your help to ensure a safe and adequate blood supply is available all summer long!
 
Pretty but hazardous - Explosive fireworks
June 06, 2013: Not for child's play
 
Risk Management for EMS Providers presented in June
May 29, 2013: On June 5, Emergency Department physician, Dr. Paul Gerstein, will present Risk Management for EMS Providers beginning at 6:30 pm in the Main Conference Room.
 
Dr. Joseph Lellman to offer Lecture on Osteoarthritis
May 29, 2013: Osteoarthritis is a common disease affecting as many as 33 million Americans, causing pain, stiffness and swelling in joints. It can reduce joint mobility and interfere with daily activities.
 
How to stay cool and safe this summer
May 29, 2013: The summertime heat has returned, and along with it for those having fun in the sun or working outdoors, comes the risk of heat-related illnesses.
 
"Look Good....Feel Better" Program to be held at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital
May 23, 2013: The Baystate Regional Cancer Program at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital and the American Cancer Society will present “Look Good…Feel Better,” a free program for area women on Thursday, June 27, from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon.
 
8th Annual Walk of Champions Raises record $91,000
May 20, 2013: Sunday, May 5, marked the 8th annual Walk of Champions.
 
Babysitter Academy to be held in June
May 20, 2013: Baystate Mary Lane Hospital will sponsor a Babysitters Academy in June to ready area youth for summer babysitting responsibilities.
 
Making smart choices on Prom Night
May 01, 2013: Tips to keep prom-goers safe and healthy
 
Get the word out - childhood vaccinations are safe
April 24, 2013: It's National Infant Immunization Week
 
Silhouettes Salon holds Cut-A-Thon to benefit Walk of Champions
April 24, 2013: On Saturday, April 27, Debbie Rozzen owner of Silhouettes Salon and her dedicated staff will donate their earnings and tips that day for all hair cuts, manicures and facials to raise funds for the Walk of Champions.
 
D & D Fitness Factory holds Competition in Memory of Loved One
April 24, 2013: D & D Fitness Factory a co-ed training facility in Ware will sponsor two special events to be held on Sunday, April 28; The Lift for Life and 5 K Road Race. Both events are held in memory of their family member Donna Goudreau.
 
With million-dollar gift, Baystate names Emergency Department
April 16, 2013: Now called Harold Grinspoon & Diane Troderman Adult Emergency Department
 
As temperatures rise, so do window falls
April 09, 2013: Tips to keep your child safe
 
Baystate Children's Hospital to hold Service of Remembrance
April 02, 2013: RSVP by April 12
 
WALK ON...The Quabbin Reservoir set to Host the Eighth Annual Walk of Champions
March 19, 2013: Once again the Goodnough Dike area of the Quabbin Reservoir will be filled with hundreds of people walking in honor or in memory of loved ones affected by cancer, all with the determination to make a difference in those affected by the disease.
 
Sacred Gathering to be held for all those touched by cancer on April 21
March 19, 2013: The community is invited to attend an interfaith service of prayer, music, and reflection for those touched by cancer to be held on Sunday, April 21 beginning at 2:00 pm at All Saints Church, 17 North Street in Ware.
 
Baystate Health Blood Mobile Holds Blood Drive Thursday, March 21
March 15, 2013: The Baystate Health Blood Donor Mobile will host a blood drive on Thursday, March 21, from 11 am – 4 pm, in the parking lot behind the hospital’s Medical Office Building (48 Sanderson Street). All blood types are needed. Eligible blood donors will receive a $10 retail gift.
 
Your second chance at eating right this year
March 11, 2013: March is National Nutrition Month
 
Dreaded by many, colonoscopy saves lives
March 07, 2013: National campaign focuses on colorectal cancer
 
Restorative yoga classes to benefit breast cancer patients to begin March 20
March 07, 2013: An eight-week restorative yoga class designed for breast cancer patients will be held on Wednesday evenings beginning March 20 and continue through May 8 from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm.
 
Baystate Franklin Medical Center Sponsors Sports Clinic March 24
March 07, 2013: The Sports Medicine Program at Baystate Franklin Medical Center and Baystate Rehabilitation Care will sponsor a free sports clinic, Competitive & Recreational Sports: Maximizing Function & Results, on Sunday, March 24, 9 am – 1 pm, in Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s main conference rooms.
 
Dreaded by many, colonoscopy saves lives
March 06, 2013: March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
 
Radiothon to benefit Baystate Children's Hospital begins March 7
March 04, 2013: Tune into 94.7 WMAS all three days
 
Don't be embarrassed to ask your caregiver questions
March 04, 2013: Tips for Patient Safety Awareness Week
 
Sugar: How much is too much?
February 25, 2013: Our bodies rely on natural sugars to function, yet eating too much can lead to serious health issues.
 
"Look Good...Feel Better" Program to be held at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital
February 22, 2013: The Baystate Regional Cancer Program at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital and the American Cancer Society will present “Look Good…Feel Better,” a free program for area women on Tuesday, March 19, from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon.
 
Baystate Mary Lane Hospital to host March 1 Blood Drive
February 14, 2013: “During the winter months, blood donations decrease due to the inclement weather and illness,” said Suzanne Stockley, recruiter of the Baystate Health blood donor program. “All blood types are needed to ensure a safe and adequate blood supply is always available.”
 
New year's resolutions failed? Try again
February 14, 2013: Always time to resolve to keep your family healthy and safe
 
Change Heroes needed for March Radiothon
February 14, 2013: Proceeds to benefit Baystate Children's Hospital
 
You can control cardiac risk factors
February 14, 2013: Never too late to adopt healthy lifestyle
 
Keeping your heart healthy
February 11, 2013: February is American Heart Month; a month to spread awareness about the importance of heart health. Each year, countless American families are impacted by heart disease and stroke.
 
Changes to weekend services
February 08, 2013: Information about weather-related changes in some services.
 
Important numbers to know for heart health
February 05, 2013: High blood pressure is an easy disease to overlook. There are often no visible signs or physical symptoms. Because of this, it is important to have your blood pressure checked.
 
Her handy work for his healing hands
January 25, 2013: Rebecca Sherman, of Palmer, was just 24 years old when she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), an autoimmune condition. From the onset, she vowed that this progressive disease, which causes damage to joints with significant pain and swelling, would not keep her from being active.
 
Baystate Franklin Medical Center offers cardiac risk cholesterol screenings
January 23, 2013: Pre-registration is required
 
Is it a cold or the flu?
January 17, 2013: Tips to recognize and treat both
 
Heart & Vascular Lectures begin Feb. 3
January 17, 2013: Tips to keep you heart healthy
 
Lecture held in February to discuss GERD
January 14, 2013: Most people get heartburn once in a while. If you have heartburn two or more times a week, you may have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a term used to describe chronic heartburn.
 
Area women invited to lecture on menopause
January 14, 2013: For years, menopause has been the subject of rumor and myth. Today, menopause is seen as a perfectly natural part of life. It's also known that menopause is an easy transition for some, and sometimes more difficult for others.
 
Media Advisory: Flu Season Intensifies, Baystate Health Visitor Policy Changes
January 10, 2013: Our community is seeing a high incidence of influenza infection. In order to protect its patients, guests and staff to the greatest extent possible from exposure to the flu virus, Baystate Health has adopted changes to its Visitors Policy.
 
Baystate study: Online hospital reviews could boost quality
January 10, 2013: Baystate Physician-Researchers Report that Online Reviews of Hospitals, Similar to Those Found on Yelp! and Tripadvisor, May Be a Powerful Tool for Hospital Quality Improvement
 
As Flu Season Intensifies, Baystate Health Changes Visitors Policy
January 09, 2013: Help us keep patients, guests, employees protected from infection
 
A New Year Resolution You Can Keep
January 03, 2013: Studies suggest that 20% of resolutions are broken within the first week of January and at least 80% are broken within one year, and the actual figure is probably much higher.
 
Still time to get your flu shot
December 28, 2012: When it comes to this year’s flu season, which has already arrived with cases now being seen in the community, which of the following is true?
 
Emergency Physician Offers Snow Shoveling Safety Tips
December 27, 2012: The winter season brings the cold weather, snow and a list of injuries that are common with the season, said Morris Leibowitz, MD, board certified Emergency Physician at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital.
 
Your Best Defense is Still a Flu Shot
December 27, 2012: It may seem too late in the season to worry about the flu vaccine, but health officials say that's not true.
 
Baystate Mary Lane Hospital Announces Support Group Listing for 2012 - 2013
December 26, 2012: Facing a major illness or stressful life change can be a daunting prospect. Although support and self-help groups can vary greatly, all groups share one thing in common, they are places where people can share personal stories, express emotions, and be heard in an atmosphere of acceptance, understanding, and encouragement. Facilitators and participants share information and resources and people in a support group strengthen and empower others as well as themselves. Baystate Mary Lane Hospital announces the 2012-2013 Support group listing:
 
Conversation Group Meetings Held Monthly For Individuals with Communication Disorders
December 18, 2012: A Conversation Group for people with aphasia and other communication or cognitive disorders meets monthly at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital. The group will provide a supportive meeting place for people with communication disorders to socialize and share their communication challenges and strategies.
 
SNAPSHOT - Jeffrey Gutterman, MD
December 17, 2012: How long you been an emergency room physician at BMLH? I have been an emergency room physician with BMLH ER for over 12 years working nights from the start. Why did you become an emergency room physician? I grew up in a health care family. I certainly felt that I too wanted to help others but I also wanted a broad area of practice which I found in Emergency Medicine. It is a specialty that for me is quite dynamic and often provides more immediate results.
 
Baystate Medical Center named Leapfrog “Top Hospital”
December 04, 2012: Quality, safe and efficient care recognized
 
New Emergency & Trauma Center Offers Advanced Care, Advanced Comfort
November 30, 2012: Senior officials, clinical leaders and employees of Baystate Health joined community dignitaries to dedicate the new $45 million Emergency & Trauma Center at Baystate Medical Center, at 73,000 square feet more than three times the size of the hospital’s current emergency department.
 
Baystate Heart and Vascular Program brings breakthrough surgery to western Massachusetts
November 27, 2012: This holiday season, a cutting-edge cardiovascular procedure is giving area patients additional years of life.
 
Don’t let holiday stress ruin your season
November 23, 2012: It’s Black Friday and the holiday shopping season has officially begun.
 
Local Artist’s Donation Has Great Meaning
November 21, 2012: Art has been a part of Paulette Charpentier life for over 20 years.  From the time she took her first class in watercolor painting, it was apparent that she had a great gift.  A resident of Ware, Charpentier has since been a featured artist at special events and craft shows throughout Hampden and Hampshire Counties.  Her vibrant work is easily recognizable as it often features area landmarks and local scenes. 
 
Do you have diabetes? Fighting the weight battle?
November 15, 2012: Simple steps to make holiday eating healthy
 
Baystate Mary Lane Hospital Offers 30-Minute ER Pledge
October 25, 2012: The mission of the Baystate Mary Lane Hospital Emergency Department is to provide exceptional timely care. With our new 30-minute pledge, our goal is for a provider to see every patient within 30 minutes of their arrival at our facility.
 
Happy Healthy Halloween
October 22, 2012: Halloween is only one night, but for many it’s a holiday that leads to temptation that could last a month. “While it’s ok to occasional indulge in the bite side treats that Halloween offers, there is always the risk that one treat can lead to many,” said Dr Kirti Nagpal, BMP-Quabbin Pediatrics. “Eventually, we find ourselves with unintentional weight gain and it’s not even Thanksgiving yet!” The smaller than a full size bar offer built-in portion control for children and adults but the trick is to stop after one. The average fun size candy bar is 100 calories, these popular fun-size treats can add up quickly. “It's far too easy to eat four of five "little" candies, that can easily add up to 400 or 500 calories in no time,” said Dr. Nagpal.
 
Fall and winter months can increase your exposure to the common cold
October 11, 2012: The common cold is one of the most prevalent illnesses, leading to more doctor visits and absences from school and work than any other illness every year.
 
Time to form teams for Rays of Hope walk
October 03, 2012: One of region’s biggest charitable efforts set for 19th year
 
Baystate Mary Lane Hospital moves BMC satellite Hematology Oncology unit to expanded space
September 25, 2012: The Baystate Regional Cancer Program at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital has expanded and relocated its outpatient care and infusion services. The new space, formerly the Women & Infants Unit, located on the 4th floor of the hospital, now offers an enhanced area where experts from the Baystate Regional Cancer Program at Baystate Medical Center continue to provide convenient access to comprehensive cancer care, clinical trials and a multidisciplinary team approach to cancer care locally in Ware.
 
Thinking about a flu shot, children need annual flu vaccines too
September 14, 2012: Each year millions of people suffer from the cough, fever, aches, and pains caused by the flu, a highly contagious infection. While it may seem to early to think about flu season, now is the time to get vaccinated against contagious respiratory illness.
 
The benefits of breakfast for children
September 10, 2012: Dr. Kirti Nagpal, Pediatrician with BMP Quabbin Pediatric offers information about the importance of a eating a healthy breakfast.
 
Unraveling the mysteries of cholesterol
September 11, 2012: Get tested during National Cholesterol Education Month
 
Prevention is best way to combat mosquito-borne illness
September 07, 2012: Dr. Richard Gerstein, Chair of Emergency Medicine at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital alerts community members to the continued risk of mosquito-borne (arboviral) illnesses, such as those caused by West Nile virus (WNV) and Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus.
 
The Baystate Mary Lane Hospital welcomes Dr. Oscar Martinez to its OB-GYN Practice
August 24, 2012: BPM Mary Lane OB/GYN is pleased to welcome Dr. Oscar Martinez to their team. Dr. Martinez joins Dr. Mohammed Ahmed, Chair of Ob/Gyn services and Lisa Beaudry, Certified Nurse Midwife in providing a full range of comprehensive care to women in the many communities served by Baystate Mary Lane Hospital.
 
Facts about West Nile virus
August 23, 2012: Amid concern, Baystate physician offers reassurance, guidance
 
Pediatrician cautions against antibiotic overuse
August 15, 2012: Antibiotic resistance on the rise
 
Vaccinations belong on back-to-school checklists
August 01, 2012: August is immunization awareness month
 
Summer picnics can be hazardous to your health
July 17, 2012: Tips to pack your basket safely.
 
Baystate Health President honored with prestigious award
July 06, 2012: Accepts honor on behalf of all employees
 
Baystate Health named leader in Healthcare Equality Index
June 29, 2012: Achieves perfect score for inclusive policies
 
Fireworks are not child’s play
June 27, 2012: Leave it to the pros or risk serious injury
 
Hot weather tips to keep you safe
June 19, 2012: Best defense is prevention
 
Help create miracles for sick kids
June 11, 2012: Step off in Walk for Miracles on June 23
 
Teen birth rates are at their lowest nationally
May 17, 2012: But, there is still much work to be done locally
 
Once considered rare, autism is on the rise
April 01, 2012: April is Autism Awareness Month
 
Baystate Health named among Top 15 in country
April 01, 2012: Lauded for superior clinical outcomes
 
Baystate researchers advance work to improve quality of care
October 25, 2011: Clinical researchers at Baystate Medical Center have received $2.4 million in grant funding
 
Update to Friday’s Notice About Romaine Lettuce
October 03, 2011: Baystate Health is providing an update to information it shared Friday about a batch of romaine lettuce that was identified by one of Baystate’s suppliers as potentially contaminated
 
Baystate Franklin President Tapped for Expanded Role
September 16, 2011: With the announcement of the retirement of Joan Sullivan, president of Baystate Mary Lane Hospital in Ware, Baystate Health leaders did not have to look far for a new leader. Learning of Sullivan’s plan to retire, the health system senior leaders looked at options to ensure the most effective way to continue to position the small community hospital in Ware.
 
Baystate Health Named a Leader in Healthcare Equality Index
August 23, 2011: Baystate Health has received a perfect rating from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation for inclusive policies and treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people throughout its western Massachusetts network. Baystate, a ‘leader’ in the organization’s Healthcare Equality Index (HEI), is the only health system in New England to be recognized.
 
Pregnancy and the Heat – A Prescription for Trouble
July 22, 2011: Tips for pregnant women during the summer. While many look forward to and enjoy the few short months of summer, it’s often a different story for those moms-to-be suffering through the sweltering high temperatures of the summer.
 
Athletic Trainer Joins Valley Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
July 01, 2011: Shayna Stoddard, BS, ATC, EMT of Keene, New Hampshire, has joined the staff as an athletic trainer.
 
Uma Raghunathan, MD, Neurologist, Joins BMLH Medical Staff
June 16, 2011: Dr. Uma Raghunathan, a board certified Neurologist and member of Baystate Neurology, specializing in the treatment of adult neurological diseases, has joined the medical staff at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital. 
 
Rays of Hope Expands Pink Scarf Project
June 15, 2011: Rays of Hope, a Walk Toward the Cure of Breast Cancer, invites individuals who knit, crochet or weave to participate in the 2011 Pink Scarf Project for Greenfield’s third walk.
 
June is Men's Health Care month
June 15, 2011: Take the opportunity in June to speak to the important man in your life about his health and ask him to see a doctor on an annual basis
 
United Way of Hampshire County honors Baystate Mary Lane Hospital
June 15, 2011: Baystate Mary Lane Hospital was recognized at the recent United Way of Hampshire County Campaign celebration luncheon for its outstanding involvement in this years campaigned. 
 
BFMC Awarded Accreditation from the Joint Commission
June 08, 2011: Baystate Franklin Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals.
 
Baystate Franklin Auxiliary Awards Scholarships
June 01, 2011: The Baystate Franklin Auxiliary at Baystate Franklin Medical Center has awarded $10,000 in scholarships to 19 students who are pursuing health care-related degrees. Two of these scholarships were awarded to Greenfield Community College students in the registered nurse and licensed practical nurse programs.
 
BFMC honors 87 Employees for Combined 1,165 Years of Service
May 23, 2011: BFMC President makes connection between employee service and patient satisfaction and quality care.
 
7th Annual Art Exhibit features Ware HS Student Work
May 20, 2011: Art work by Ware HS juniors and seniors decorates halls of BMLH.
 
Walk of Champions Raises $64,000 to Support BMLH Integrated Cancer Services
May 10, 2011: Walk of Champions at the Quabbin Reservoir raised $64,000 and attracted 1200 walkers.  
 
Occupational Therapist Welcomes the Unique Opportunities that Come with Each New Day 
May 10, 2011: Kevin Smith, Occupational Therapist (OT) and Certified Hand Therapist at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital, knows first hand that there will be many twists and turns in life.
 
Local Family raises Dollars for Walk of Champions
April 21, 2011: D & D Fitness Factory holds competition in memory of loved one.
 
BMLH announces Coumadin Clinic Specializing in Outpatient Blood Thinning Therapy
April 21, 2011: Baystate Medical Practices (BMP), Quabbin Adult Medicine, announces that it will begin a "Coumadin Clinic”, an innovative program designed to meet the special needs of patients on Coumadin. 
 
BFMC Honors 400+ Volunteers during National Volunteer Week
April 15, 2011: 220 Baystate Franklin Auxiliary members and 175 volunteers spend over 50,000 hours/year serving Baystate Franklin Medical Center. 
 
Plastic Surgeon Joins Baystate Mary Lane Hospital Staff
March 29, 2011: Dr. Pranay Parikh, Plastic Surgeon and member of Baystate Plastic Surgery, who specializes in surgery of the hand and wrist, also brings his experience in the full spectrum of reconstructive and plastic surgery to BMLH.  
 
Certified Diabetes Education offered at BMLH
March 25, 2011: To address the community’s needs, experienced Certified Diabetes Educators from the Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes at Baystate Medical Center are now providing outpatient counseling services at BMLH, certified by the American Diabetes Association.
 
More than a Store - Baystate Home Infusion opens a retail store at BMLH
February 14, 2011: The new Baystate Home Infusion and Respiratory Services retail store is in the hospital on the first floor of BMLH next to the gift shop.
 
Endocrinologist Joins the Medical Staff at BMLH
February 08, 2011: Dr. Vasantha G. Reddy, who is Director of the BIDS Program (Baystate Inpatient Diabetes Service) at Baystate Medical Center will now also see patients at BMP - Quabbin Adult Medicine.
 
BFMC Dietitian Gives Advice on Maintaining Healthy Weight 
January 21, 2011: For Healthy Weight Week, Jan. 16–22, Cheryl Pelland-Lak, RD, Baystate Health dietitian, offers advice to help people of all sizes to live actively, eat well and feel good about themselves.
 
Donna Lee Brings Holiday Cheer to Patients
January 03, 2011: Local singer boost the morale of patients and staff at BMLH with a holiday concert.