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Wednesday, December 31 1969


Opioid Task Force Community Forum --- June 8, 2017

Watch last night's event, featuring moving testimony and recommendations for solutions to the problem of addiction.

Caring for Kids

Philippe Simon
April 27, 2017

Baystate Franklin Medical Center's Pedi-Tour program helps to make hospitals comfortable places for children to be, regardless of why they're there.

Nurses Rally

March 10, 2017

Yesterday, Franklin County Continuing the Political Revolution sponsored an event to support local nurses in their contract negotiations with Baystate Franklin Medical Center. Afterwards, we spoke to some of the participants.

Healthbeat --- Breast Cancer & BFMC History

#89 --- Recorded September 23, 2016

In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Breast Cancer Patient Navigator Mandy Duncan, RN, discusses her role in helping people deal with the health care system and one of her patients, Theresa Obue, talks about how Mandy helped her through a breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.  Afterwards, BFMC and Baystate Noble Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Thomas Higgins, MD, and Baystate Noble Director of Quality Gina Campbell share their experiences researching and co-authoring Baystate Franklin’s new pictorial history book.

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Seeking Community Input

September 12, 2016

Ahead of their upcoming contract negotiations with Baystate Franklin, the hospital's MA Nurses Association (MNA) nurses, along with the Community Health Care Initiative, are holding a forum to share their plans with the community and learn about the community's health care needs.  The forum will be held at Greenfield High School on Thursday, September 15th, from 6PM to 8PM.  For more information, call Lara Shepard-Blue at (413) 841-1682.

Healthbeat --- Veins & Sports Medicine

#88 --- Recorded August 17, 2016

In this episode, Baystate Vascular Services Vascular Surgeon Marvin Morris, MD, talks about symptoms and treatments associated with a variety of vein issues.  Afterwards, Tara Futrell, MD, BMP – Sports & Exercise Medicine, talks about preparing student athletes for the upcoming school sports season, including pre-participation physicals and pre-season conditioning.

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Healthbeat --- CHART Grant

#87 --- Recorded July 13, 2016

In this episode, Cheryl Pascucci, NP, from Baystate Franklin Medical Center (BFMC)’s Community Hospital Acceleration, Revitalization, & Transformation (CHART) grant team; Dan Sontag, LICSW, from Clinical & Support Options (CSO); and Roseann Martoccia of LifePath discuss how BFMC and its community partners are using CHART grant funds to help those who are most in need in Franklin County.

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Healthbeat --- New President & Bike Event

#86 --- Recorded June 15, 2016

In first part of this episode, we welcome, and learn a little about, new Baystate Franklin Medical Center (BFMC) & Baystate Health Northern Region President/Chief Administrative Officer Cindy Russo.  Afterwards, 2016 Wheeling for Healing Bike/Walk/Run Committee Chair Bruce Mainville and Jim Bassett, committee member and participant, will share information about this year’s event, which is scheduled for Sunday, August 21st.

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Healthbeat --- Men's Health & Pain Management

#85 --- Recorded May 19, 2016

In honor of June being Men’s Health Month, Richard Alexander, MD, urologist with Baystate Medical Practices – Greenfield Urology, will discuss some of the health concerns that men may encounter as they age. Afterwards, Billie Gammell, RN, from the BFMC Pain Clinic, will talk about possible treatment options for those dealing with chronic pain.

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Healthbeat --- Nurses Week

#84 --- Recorded April 27, 2016

In this episode celebrating Nurses Week 2016, Katherine Harris, RN (Birthplace); Daika Diefendorf, RN (Oncology); and Jini Kolakoski, LPN (BMP Deerfield Family Medicine) discuss their roles as nurses and their personal decisions to go into this profession.

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