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2 Berkshire Healthcare Staffers Receive Scholarships

Students Display Artwork at SVMC Through June 7
The exhibit will remain on display through June 7. The Corridor Gallery is open to the 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.
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Students Display Artwork at SVMC Through June 7
The exhibit will remain on display through June 7. The Corridor Gallery is open to the 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.
Mt. Greylock Extended Care Facility Administrator Honored for Leadership
The award, named in memory of visionary ACHCA member Eli Pick, recognizes administrators whose teams have achieved dimensions of organizational quality that few others have been able to reach.
HospiceCare Offers Support Group For Loss Due to Substance Abuse
The group will meet the second Monday of each month, beginning June 12, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Berkshire Medical Center Chapel.
Berkshire Orthopaedic Associates Holding Meet & Greet Event in North Adams
The event will be held on Tuesday, June 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Mass MoCA, and will feature the surgeons of Berkshire Orthopaedic Associates and members of the Berkshire Health Systems orthopaedic care team.
Berkshire Health Systems, Soldier On Team Up for Wellness Workshop
The next workshop, Thrive, will be offered on Wednesday, June 8, at 5 p.m. in the dining room on the Soldier On campus at 360 West Housatonic St. in Pittsfield.
House Lawmakers See Importance of Meals on Wheels Firsthand
It sounds simple: give food to the elderly people of the county. But it is much more than that. The drivers delivering through Elder Services of Berkshire County's meals on wheels program can often be the only person the recipient sees.
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Youth Substance Use and Abuse Targeted in Prevention Efforts
Those 2017 statistics culled from needs assessment surveys completed by students, hospitals and pediatricians, parents, superintendents and other stakeholders were presented Monday at the Coalition offices in a news conference that brought many of those stakeholders together to interpret the numbers and discuss new strategies moving forward.
The Independent Investor: Health-Care Costs Are Strangling Us
Recently, none other than the Sage of Omaha, Warren Buffet, has sounded the alarm on what he sees as the number one threat to American businesses rising health care costs. His advice is that we better do something and do it quickly.
Health Officials Talk Substance Abuse From Jail to Recovery
Where does the system fail from the time an addict is arrested to well after leaving jail? That's what Marisa Hebble, of the executive office of the trial court, wants to not only answer but fix. She is heading the Community Justice Project, which focuses on "sequential intercept," essentially every point through the process someone struggling with addiction faces in the criminal justice system.
North Adams Mayor's Fitness Challenge Kicks Off
The Mayor's Fitness Challenge kicked off Friday night with activities, music and ideas for healthy living. This is the fourth year of the event, now part of the "Berkshire Mayors'" challenge as Pittsfield joined last year, offering up a little competition between the county's only cities.
HospiceCare in The Berkshires Earns National 'Hospice Honors' Recognition
The "Deyta Family Evaluation of Hospice Care" (FEHC) survey evaluates a hospice's performance on 24 satisfaction indicator measures. To earn the "Honors" designation, HospiceCare in The Berkshires had to be above the national average in at least 20 of the evaluated questions.
Pittsfield Man Joins CHP Board of Directors
Pedersen has been involved in many areas of healthcare since 1991, and served as practice administrator of Berkshire Surgical Associates PC for 10 years. He joined Scarafoni Financial Service and Berkshire Fairfield Insurance Agency as business manager in 2015. He earned a bachelor's degree from Pennsylvania State University.
Community Health Programs Names New Chief Financial Officer
Walbridge has served as chief financial officer and vice president for the Kinsley Group Inc. and as CFO for the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority; he was also director of finance and human resources at Six Flags New England.
SVMC Partners with United Counseling Service for Mental Health Consultations
As of May 1, UCS prescribing practitioners have started consulting on patients at in the emergency department or hospitalized at SVMC.
Orthopaedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine Specialist Joins BMC Staff
Bradley has a long and storied history in orthopaedic care, having treated US Olympic skater Nancy Kerrigan after she suffered a violent attack that seriously injured her knee prior to the 1994 Olympic Winter Games. He served as the team physician for the US Olympic Team in the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City, and has been the team physician for U.S. Figure Skating.
Sunday Event Set to Raise Awareness for Children's Mental Health Needs
Sunday kicks of Children's Mental Health Awareness Week designed to inform parents and guardians about the symptoms and resources for children with mental health or behavioral problems.
Mosquito Control Project Ready for 2017 Program in Pittsfield
Last year was the "season that never was" when it came to mosquito control. But, this year Berkshire County Mosquito Control Project Superintendent Christopher Horton is back at it with approval for the 2017 plan from the Board of Health.
Health Screenings Save Time for Busy Moms
But visiting your healthcare providers for regular screenings can save you time and money in the long run - not to mention keeping you in good health so you can continue to juggle all of those responsibilities without getting run down.
BMC, Nurses Remain at Odds During Contract Negotiations
Berkshire Medical Center has presented what it says will be its "best and final offer" to settle a contract with the nursing union. A letter sent out by President David Phelps and Chief Operating Officer Diane Kelly was released on Wednesday outlining the hospital's offer. The Massachusetts Nurses Association and BMC have been at an impasse as the two sides try to negotiate a new three-year contract. The current one expired in September.
Pittsfield Health Board Asked to Ease Tobacco Retailer Certification
David Bertolozzi has managed a gas station and convenience store for 27 years and hasn't been cited for a tobacco violation. But yet, every three years he has to pay the Tri-Town Health Department $25 to watch a lengthy video, which features information such as the anatomy of a cigarette, to be certified. All clerks are required to take the certification exam every three years.


 
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