healthcare access http://wamc.org en Healthcare Centers Expanding In Saratoga County http://wamc.org/post/healthcare-centers-expanding-saratoga-county <p>Saratoga County, home to one of the fastest growing populations in New York, is also seeing an expansion of healthcare services.</p><p></p><p></p><p>According to the most recent U.S. Census, between the year 2000 and 2010, the Saratoga County population rose 9.5 percent, from 200,635 to 219,607, outpacing many of New York’s largest cities and population centers.</p><p>With that growth has also come an increased demand for healthcare services.</p><p>In late February, Saratoga Hospital cut the ribbon at its new Milton Health Center, located on Geyser Road in Ballston Spa.</p><p></p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 17:35:31 +0000 Lucas Willard 85777 at http://wamc.org Healthcare Centers Expanding In Saratoga County Study Finds Primary Care Shortage in Western Mass. http://wamc.org/post/study-finds-primary-care-shortage-western-mass <p>A recent study shows there aren’t enough doctors in Massachusetts and the problem is even worse west of Springfield.</p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 20:30:09 +0000 Jim Levulis 74351 at http://wamc.org Study Finds Primary Care Shortage in Western Mass. Mass. Sees Increase in Emergency Room Visits, Nurses Assoc. Wants to Limit Patient Numbers http://wamc.org/post/mass-sees-increase-emergency-room-visits-nurses-assoc-wants-limit-patient-numbers <p>Emergency room visits have increased over the past year in Massachusetts, and now the state’s Nurses Association wants to limit the number of patients they handle.</p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 22:35:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 70962 at http://wamc.org Mass. Sees Increase in Emergency Room Visits, Nurses Assoc. Wants to Limit Patient Numbers Report Highlights Challenges In Obtaining Healthcare In Commonwealth http://wamc.org/post/report-highlights-challenges-obtaining-healthcare-commonwealth <p></p><p>The Massachusetts Medical Society has released an annual study revealing that patients in the western part of the Bay State are still facing challenges in accessing healthcare.</p><p></p><p></p><p>This week, the Massachusetts Medical Society released its ninth annual Patient Access to Care Study, which surveyed 1,137 physician offices across the state in fields ranging from family and internal medicine, to specialties including OB/GYN, cardiology, gastroenterology, orthopedic surgery, and pediatrics.</p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 16:54:11 +0000 Lucas Willard 69421 at http://wamc.org Report Highlights Challenges In Obtaining Healthcare In Commonwealth