A bill filed in the Massachusetts legislature is aimed at preventing a leading cause of injury to children, falls from windows. The bill was endorsed by child safety advocates at a news conference in Springfield on Tuesday.
A new survey of medical specialists by researchers in Springfield Massachusetts found many could not accommodate patients who use a wheelchair. The 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act mandates that all medical practitioners must provide full and equal access.
A new $45 million dollar emergency and trauma center opened at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield this morning. The state of the art facility will treat critically injured and ill people from throughout western Massachusetts. WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.
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 Monday morning. The new facility is 72,000 square feet, 55,000 square feet larger than the old emergency room.