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2 Berkshire Healthcare Staffers Receive Scholarships

Pittsfield Dentist Named Volunteer Hero by the Massachusetts Dental Society
Dr. Sakshaug was acknowledged by his peers for substantial contributions to organized dentistry at both the state and local district levels.
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Pittsfield Dentist Named Volunteer Hero by the Massachusetts Dental Society
Dr. Sakshaug was acknowledged by his peers for substantial contributions to organized dentistry at both the state and local district levels.
Southwestern Vermont Medical Center Welcomes New Hospitalist
Dr. Miller has worked as a hospitalist in Massachusetts, including in positions at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield and North Adams Regional Hospital, since 2005.
Naloxone, Rescue Breathing and CPR Training Series Scheduled
Naloxone is an opioid overdose reversal drug that can be administered to someone experiencing an overdose from heroin or prescription opioid pain medication. Those who attend the training will learn to identify the signs of an overdose, determine if an overdose victim needs rescue breathing or CPR, perform rescue breathing and CPR, administer naloxone, and how to obtain low cost or no cost naloxone.
Couple Meets at Cardiac Rehab Center, Weds
The couple fell in love. Their wedding was Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Immaculate Conception Church in Hoosick Falls. A reception was held at the Mount Anthony Country Club.
Acupuncturist, Psychotherapist Join Forces in Lenox
Two practitioners of the healing arts, Dawn Meltzer and Louisa Weeden, have come together to provide expanded body/mind health options for those interested in a more holistic approach to their physical and mental well-being.
Southwestern Vermont Medical Center Staff Earn Patient Safety Certification
"Earning this credential attests to Alex's and Evelyn's professional competency in patient safety science and application," said Tejal K. Gandhi, president of CBPPS. "This achievement demonstrates their expertise in this critical discipline and positions them among those committed to and leading patient safety work."
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Doll Makers Donate Two 'Babies' to Williamstown Nursing Home
You see, Jenna and Angie are dolls, the extremely realistic hand-crafted creations of Kathi George and Julie Crosier. George and Crosier are sisters who create lifelike dolls for their company, Until Forever Nursery. The two donated the dolls to Williamstown Commons.
BFAIR Successfully Completes QUEST Audit
In an effort to maintain compliance and continue to provide the highest standard of quality care, BFAIR regularly undergoes auditing by accrediting and licensing bodies (ie. QUEST and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities).
BHS to Close Walk-In Clinic at Pittsfield's Market 32
Berkshire Health Systems says its new Urgent Care Facility on East Street is working so well that it's closing Walk-In Care Clinic inside the Market 32. The BHS Walk-In, located inside Market 32 near its Pharmacy, will close on Friday, Aug. 26, at 6 p.m. The clinic will remain open for its regular hours, Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. until the 26th.
West Nile Virus Found In Mosquito Sample Collected In Pittsfield
West Nile Virus has been found in a mosquitoes collected in the city. The Berkshire County Mosquito Control Project regularly monitors mosquito populations and tests for West Nile Virus or Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus. The state Department of Public Health has confirmed that one sample found the presence of West Nile.
SVMC Specialist Earns Doctor of Nursing Practice
Thuermer's focus was in education with research looking at older adult experiences with adhering to a sodium-restricted diet with symptomatic heart failure.
Weather Photography Featured in SVMC Corridor Gallery Exhibit
An exhibit of weather-related photographs opened last week at the Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) Corridor Gallery. The exhibit is open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily through October 5.
Organ Recipients Speak to Need for Donations of Life
"A man from Oklahoma saved my life. I'll never know him, I thanked his family for his generosity and for the unselfish gift they decided to give to me," said Swistak, tearing up at the memory. "They gave me a new life. I will be forever connected to that family in Oklahoma. I'll probably never meet them, maybe, god willing someday, I will." Swistak's message was delivered on Tuesday at City Hall to raise awareness of the ease of signing up to be an organ or tissue donor ó right when you apply
Southwestern Vermont Medical Center Recognizes Medical Staff
Special acknowledgements are made to two providers who exhibit the qualities of teamwork and clinical excellence, and to those celebrating career milestones.
SVHC Names 2016 Outstanding Volunteer of the Year
Johnson is a volunteer for the lobby information desk and has served the health system for 17 years. She is a role model volunteer and shows great commitment and support for everyone she encounters. She gives a tremendous amount of her time providing effective and committed service to patients.
Dalton Physician Joins CHP-Neighborhood Health Center in Pittsfield
Most recently in practice at Dalton Medical Associates, Lehmann is board certified in internal medicine and is a graduate of Trinity College University of Dublin, where she earned degrees in medicine and surgery.
Pittsfield Health Officials Considering Needle Exchange Program
City officials are looking into whether a needle exchange program will help halt the spread of infectious diseases. In the face of a heroin epidemic, a needle exchange program is one way to help users avoid spreading diseases - particularly Hepatitis C. Syringe Access Program Director for Tapestry Liz Whynott says her organization currently runs two programs in Western Massachusetts - one in Holyoke and one in Northampton - and provides a way for users of injected drugs to have access to clea
Adams First Responders Say Dispatch Issues May Cause Tragedy
The general manager of Adams Ambulance Service says the new dispatching system is faulty and warned "someone is going to get hurt" because of delays. Michael Gleason spoke during the public comment period at the Selectmen's meeting Wednesday. He told the board the ambulance service is not satisfied with the dispatching service now handled by the Berkshire County sheriff's office.
Southwestern Vermont Medical Center Earns Four Stars from Medicare
The aim is to provide more transparency to healthcare consumers by allowing them to compare hospitals.
Great Barrington Fire Department Now Carrying EpiPens, Narcan
The Fire Department began carrying EpiPens and Narcan on July 25. Because firefighters are frequently first on scene, it is imperative that they are equipped with the necessary tools to conduct the highest level of care.


 
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