Baystate Medical Center http://wamc.org en Trooper Shoots Man To death At Traffic Stop http://wamc.org/post/trooper-shoots-man-death-traffic-stop <p>A 23-year-old Springfield man has been killed and a 22-year-old woman wounded in an altercation with a Massachusetts state trooper during a routine traffic stop.</p><p>State police say the trooper stopped the pair at about 12:20 a.m. on Interstate 91 in Chicopee.</p><p>Police say at some point the male driver became combative, and began struggling with the officer, who then fired shots into the vehicle.</p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 12:17:10 +0000 Jaired Crofut 71232 at http://wamc.org Trooper Shoots Man To death At Traffic Stop Advocates For Child Safety Back Window Guard Law http://wamc.org/post/advocates-child-safety-back-window-guard-law <p>A bill filed in the Massachusetts legislature is aimed at preventing a leading cause of injury to children, falls from windows.&nbsp;&nbsp; The bill was endorsed by child safety advocates at a news conference in Springfield on Tuesday.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 21:25:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 61838 at http://wamc.org Advocates For Child Safety Back Window Guard Law Study Finds Many Medical Practices Closed To Disabled Patients http://wamc.org/post/study-finds-many-medical-practices-closed-disabled-patients <p>A new survey of medical specialists by researchers in Springfield Massachusetts found many could not accommodate patients who use a wheelchair.&nbsp;&nbsp; The 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act &nbsp;mandates that all medical practitioners must provide full and equal access.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 22:04:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 60117 at http://wamc.org Study Finds Many Medical Practices Closed To Disabled Patients Baystate Hospital Opens New Emergency Center http://wamc.org/post/baystate-hospital-opens-new-emergency-center-0 <p>A new $45 million dollar emergency and trauma center opened at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield this morning.&nbsp; The state of the art facility will treat critically injured and ill people from throughout western Massachusetts.&nbsp; WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.</p><p></p><p></p><p>The new emergency department at Baystate Medical Center’s main campus in Springfield’s North End was opened to receive patients beginning at 7:30 &nbsp;Monday morning. The new facility is 72,000 square feet, 55,000 square feet larger than the old emergency room.</p> Mon, 03 Dec 2012 17:29:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 53165 at http://wamc.org Baystate Hospital Opens New Emergency Center