Sunday, May 01, 2016 07:12pm
North Adams, MA now: 45 °   
Send news, tips, press releases and questions to info@iBerkshires.com
The Berkshires online guide to events, news and Berkshire County community information.
SIGN IN | REGISTER NOW   

HEALTH
2 Berkshire Healthcare Staffers Receive Scholarships

Lanesborough EMTs Forgoing Stipends to Save Ambulance Service
Town EMTS will no longer take the small stipend offered in order to help keep the ambulance service alive. The move cuts out some $22,000 from the enterprise budget and is being coupled with...
FULL STORY »

Top Stories...
·Berkshire Medical Center Gets OK...
·VIM Berkshires Receives Grant...
·Countywide Prescription Drug Take...
·Critical Care Specialist Honored...
·Child Care Organizations Raise...

Recent Stories
Lanesborough EMTs Forgoing Stipends to Save Ambulance Service
Town EMTS will no longer take the small stipend offered in order to help keep the ambulance service alive. The move cuts out some $22,000 from the enterprise budget and is being coupled with increased fees. The hope is to keep the ambulance service afloat for the year while officials look to find ways to keep it. The service struggled in the last year because of some $30,000 in unpaid bills owed to the ambulance and the inability to respond to all calls
Berkshire Medical Center Gets OK to Expand Addiction Treatment
Berkshire Medical Center is taking the first steps in providing local comprehensive after-care for patients struggling with addiction. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has approved the proposal by BMC to create a new 30-bed unit to improve long-term recovery. The Clinical Stabilization Services center will be created on the first floor of the Edward A. Jones Memorial Building, which also contains the the McGee Recovery Center.
VIM Berkshires Receives Grant from Medical Society Foundation
The grant will help to support the clinic’s Non-Opioid Pain Management Program, which uses acupuncture, massage, behavioral health and nutrition counseling to address chronic and episodic pain and prevent the use of opioids.
Countywide Prescription Drug Take Back Day is April 30
Anyone with unused, unwanted and expired prescription, over-the-counter and controlled medications should stop by to dispose of them safely.
Critical Care Specialist Honored With Patient-Centered Award
They chose to honor Dr. Alsmaan, among the many fine physicians on staff at BMC, based on his actions as a role model and physician leader who demonstrates caring through quality interactions with others.
Child Care Organizations Raise Awareness of Child Abuse Issues
One hundred and twenty-two children are abused in Berkshire County each month. And that's only the confirmed cases. Many others are never reported or confirmed. That number continues to grow. On Friday, children care organizations and elected officials laid out 122 pairs of shoes on the steps of city hall to raise awareness of the issue.
More Stories >>
More Stories
Fairview Upgrades Diagnostic Radiology Services with Purchase of 64-slice CT-Scan
Designed to be comfortable for patients of all ages and all sizes, the new technology also provides exceptionally clear images delivered at a minimum dosage level.
State Looking To Plant 2,400 Trees in Pittsfield
The state is looking to plant some 800 trees per year in the city of Pittsfield over the next three years. Pittsfield was chosen as part of the Greening the Gateway Cities program in which the state's Department of Conservation and Recreation is looking to plant trees in urban environments. The program targets the 26 gateway cities and will plant the trees in areas where there are currently low canopy levels. "The Greening the Gateway Cities Program serves as an excellent example of a stro
North Adams Board of Health Raises Tobacco-Buying Age to 21
Better have your ID ready to buy that pack of cigarettes. Beginning in August, you will have to be age 21 or older to buy tobacco products in the city. The Board of Health on Wednesday approved the new regulation setting a higher age limit on tobacco sales that goes into effect on Aug. 1 of this year.
Brain Injury Survivor to Speak at BFAIR Annual Meeting
A lifelong Berkshire resident, Bissell is a former educator who lives with an acquired brain injury. Her story surrounding her brain injury is a powerful one of perseverance.
North Adams Ambulance Replaces Aging Fleet
The North Adams Ambulance Service recently took possession of two 2016 McCoy Miller Type III Ambulances and a 2016 Ford Expedition Supervisor Medic Intercept vehicle.
Student Artwork on Display at Southwestern Vermont Health Care
The exhibit will remain on display through June 8. The Corridor Gallery is open to the public during hospital hours.
Lanesborough Elementary Testing Out Breakfast Program
The Elementary School is piloting a new breakfast program. Principal Martin McEvoy said on Tuesday that the "grab and go" program will provide small meals to anyone who signs up. The means will cost $1.25 with a discounted rate for those who qualify for reduced lunch, and free for those who qualify for free lunch. "There are a lot of different models for breakfast programs," McEvoy said.
Austen Riggs Chief Becomes 'CEO Against Stigma'
By signing on to the campaign, created by the state chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI Mass), Dr. Gerber demonstrates that a stigma-free work environment for his 142 employees and their families is a priority.
North Adams First Responders Now All Carry Narcan
All ambulance, police officers, and firefirefighters in the city now carry Narcan, a nasal spray opiate antidote that can save people from overdosing. The use of the antidote is already saving lives.
Campaign Statement: Addressing the Heroin Crisis in Western Mass
Getting ahead of this epidemic requires addressing it as a major public health crisis. We need a comprehensive, community approach that links law enforcement and the medical community with mental health professionals and accessible treatment. Our communities depend on it.
Adams Continues Progress With Syringe Disposal
The Board of Health is making progress on disposing of discarded syringes. Member Bruce Shepley told the board on Wednesday that collected syringes for the time being will be sent to the North Adams Ambulance Service.
Dunkin Denied Waiver From Pittsfield's Styrofoam Ban
Dunkin Donut will not be granted a waiver from the Styrofoam ban. Dunkin Brands has twice gone before the Board of Health asking for a waiver from the polystyrene ban because the company does not have a compliant cap for the extra large containers. Representatives said the rest of the cups are conforming but the cap is still be developed and could be ready for implementation later this year. On Wednesday, the Board of Health said it doesn't believe the company meets the requirements of get
Mayors' Fitness Challenge Returns For Third Year
Mayor Linda Tyer has a Fitbit measuring her steps and while at 9 a.m. Thursday morning it hadn't registered many, she knows the few she took matters. "Every step, even the little ones, will have an impact in our physical fitness," Tyer said. Those steps she did take before 9 a.m. Thursday brought her the City Council Chambers to announced another year of the Mayor's Fitness Challenge, a national program aimed to encourage residents to do the little things to become heathier. This year is t
Radiation Oncology Services Move to BMC Cancer Center
The move brings both Radiation Oncology and Hematology Oncology into a single location at the Hillcrest Campus of Berkshire Medical Center and completes a nearly $6 million investment by BHS in Radiation Oncology. The BMC Cancer Center is located at 165 Tor Court in Pittsfield.


 
View All
North Adams Figment 2016
The first of what organizers hope will be numerous annual...
Trout Stocking at Windsor...
North Adams fourth-graders joined with local sportsmen and...
Lacrosse: Hoosac @ Wahconah
Brandon Ellsworth scored three goals, and Hoosac Valley...
Baseball: Palmer vs Drury
Hayden Bird went 3-for-4 and drove in four runs to lead the...
Tennis: Mt Everett vs Mt...
Mt Greylock boys team won over Mt Everett 5-0 Wednesday...
Softball: Wahconah vs Drury
Wahconah’s softball team 5-0 win over Drury at Alcombright...
Softball: Mt Greylock vs...
Mount Greylock Softball team won over Hoosac Valley on...
B Lacrosse: Pittsfield vs...
Kevin Quinto, Ryan Jacoby and Mitch Stechmann scored three...
Softball: Palmer vs McCann...
Palmer takes the win in girls softball game over McCann by...
B Lacrosse: Pittsfield vs Mt...
Mount Greylock’s Boys Lacrosse team 19-4 win over...
Baseball: St. Joe's vs Mt...
Mount Greylock baseball coach Steve Messina gets career win...
Touch A Truck 2016
The annual Touch A Truck event in North Adams gave...
Softball: Monument Mountain...
Tuesday afternoon girl's softball game was won by Drury who...
B Lacrosse: Granby vs McCann...
McCann Tech boys lacrosse team lost to Granby, Monday...
Baseball: Wahconah vs Drury
Sophomore pitcher Ryan Dubie got the win with a two-hit...
Baseball: Taconic vs Hoosac
Taconic won 18-4 on Friday against Hurricanes at Hoosac...
North Adams Figment 2016
The first of what organizers hope will be numerous annual...
Trout Stocking at Windsor...
North Adams fourth-graders joined with local sportsmen and...
Lacrosse: Hoosac @ Wahconah
Brandon Ellsworth scored three goals, and Hoosac Valley...
Baseball: Palmer vs Drury
Hayden Bird went 3-for-4 and drove in four runs to lead the...
Tennis: Mt Everett vs Mt...
Mt Greylock boys team won over Mt Everett 5-0 Wednesday...
| Home | A & E | Business | Community News | Dining | Real Estate | Schools | Sports & Outdoors | Berkshires Weather | Weddings
Advertise | Recommend This Page | Help Contact Us | Privacy Policy| User Agreement
iBerkshires.com is owned and operated by: Boxcar Media 102 Main Street, North Adams, MA 01247 -- T. 413-663-3384 F.413-664-4251
© 2000 Boxcar Media LLC - All rights reserved