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Wednesday, December 31 1969


Democracy Here --- Episode 9

Recorded Spring/Summer 2018

Maryelen Calderwood (left) interviews Massachusetts Nurses Association member Suzanne Love (right) about November's ballot question relating to safe nurse/patient ratios.


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.

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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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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Learn Healthy Eating Habits

Adapted from a Baystate Franklin Medical Center (BFMC) press release:

In September and October, Baystate Health Dietitian Alicia Walter, MS, RDN/LDN, will be focusing on "Mindful Eating/Learning Healthy Eating Habits of Mind" in the free, monthly, nutrition class that she teaches.  Though geared toward Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation patients, these sessions are open to the general public.  Each class will be held on a Wednesday, in Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s Conference Room C, with 2 choices for timeslot.  Participants can either attend from 10:15AM to 11:15AM or from 11:30AM to 12:30PM.

Still Time to Register for Wheeling for Healing

Adapted from Baystate Franklin Medical Center (BFMC) press releases:

Registration is still open for the 9th annual Wheeling for Healing bike/walk/run benefit on Sunday, August 21st, that will start and end at Greenfield Community College (GCC).  The event features 3 different rides:  a 10-mile route through the Greenfield meadows; a moderate 25-mile ride through Bernardston, Gill, Turners Falls, and Greenfield; and a challenging 50-mile route that goes up into the hills of Warwick and Wendell.  The walk/run course includes the GCC campus as well as neighboring streets, all within safe, low-traffic, areas.

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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Date Change for Next BFMC Nutrition Class

Adapted from Baystate Franklin Medical Center (BFMC) press releases:

The upcoming installment of BFMC's free nutrition class with Baystate Health Dietitian Alicia Walter, MS, RDN/LDN, that was scheduled for Wednesday, August 3rd, will take place on Wednesday, July 27th, instead.  This month's topic will be Learn to be Supermarket Savvy.  As usual, the class will take place in Conference Room C at the hospital, from 10:15AM to 11:15AM and be repeated from 11:30AM to 12:30PM.

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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July Events at BFMC

Adapted from Baystate Franklin Medical Center (BFMC) press releases:

Our local hospital offers many classes on health related topics, as well as several monthly support groups, at no charge to the public.  In July, there will be an opportunity to learn about a dietary approach to stopping hypertension in addition to meetings for caregivers, stroke survivors, amputees, and their friends and family.