Health Care

Baystate Health Urgent Request for Personal Protection Equipment

Dear EDC Members and Affiliates Attached is a list of personal protection equipment (PPE) that Baystate Medical and our other surrounding hospitals are in desperate need of.  While the attachment does picture specific items that does not mean that supplies that you may have in inventory aren’t as good or acceptable. (Manufacturers…your safety googles may…

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HCC Donates Personal Protection Equipment from College Programs

In response to requests from area hospitals experiencing shortages of supplies, Holyoke Community College (HCC) is preparing to donate surgical masks, isolation gowns, exam gloves, and other personal protection equipment from its health-science programs to help front-line medical professionals as they battle conoravirus. HCC’s Emergency Response Team has been coordinating with the Massachusetts Emergency Management…

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Coronavirus testing: Baystate Health has OK, but lacks supplies to begin

Despite winning federal approval to begin processing coronavirus tests at its Holyoke lab, Baystate Health still lacks the supplies needed to get the effort off the ground. Baystate spokeswoman Shelly Hazlett said Tuesday afternoon that the health system is awaiting swabs and laboratory chemicals including a reagent, which is asubstance or mixture used in chemical…

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Massachusetts enlists of help of life sciences industry to get supplies for emergency personnel; Here’s what they need – masslive.com

Gov. Charlie Baker announced a new Life Sciences Emergency Supply Hub created by the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council and several medical associations. The supply hub is the latest effort to track down lab equipment, protective gear, diagnostics and other supplies that the state can send to those who are testing and treating coronavirus patients. Read the…

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Baystate Is Constructing COVID-19 Triage Facility

The Emergency Department was rather quiet at Baystate Medical Center on Monday morning. And Dr. Niels Rathlev, chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine, attributed this to the fact that the public is listening to the governor and other elected officials and staying away from the ER unless they really need to be there. But…

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Holyoke Medical Center proposes behavioral health hospital; says timing not related to closure of Providence Behavioral Health beds in Holyoke

Holyoke Medical Center announced Monday that it plans to build a 100-bed inpatient behavioral health hospital on its existing campus. The announcement follows last week’s news that Trinity Health Of New England, parent company of Mercy Medical Center and Providence Behavioral Health, plans to close 74 inpatient psychiatric beds at Providence Hospital in Holyoke as…

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Baystate’s Cardiac Surgery Program Honored by Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Baystate Health’s Cardiac Surgery program received national recognition by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) for achieving a high level of clinical excellence on behalf of its patients. Baystate has received the coveted 3 STAR ranking from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the highest possible ranking bestowed by the organization, placing its award-winning Cardiac Surgery…

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Providence Behavioral Health will end inpatient services in Holyoke, close Mill Street methadone clinic in Springfield

Mercy Medical Center announced Friday that it will end inpatient psychiatric services at Providence Hospital as of June 30. Providence will also move services at its methadone clinic on Mill Street in Springfield to a methadone clinic in Holyoke, also by June 30. Mercy and its owners, Trinity Health Of New England, cited serious psychiatrist…

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