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2 Berkshire Healthcare Staffers Receive Scholarships

SVMC Nurse Named as a Vermont Business Magazine Rising Star
Cross has worked as the SVMC/Vermont Blueprint for Health Community Team Leader since February, where she is responsible for patient-centered medical homes, the women's health initiative,...
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SVMC Nurse Named as a Vermont Business Magazine Rising Star
Cross has worked as the SVMC/Vermont Blueprint for Health Community Team Leader since February, where she is responsible for patient-centered medical homes, the women's health initiative, medication-assisted treatment programs, care coordination, and various population-health initiatives.
SVHC Foundation Welcomes Three Directors to its Leadership
"Each of these esteemed women is well known in her community and highly respected among her colleagues," said Leslie Keefe, SVHC's vice president of corporate development. "Their professional experiences and thoughtfulness will serve the foundation well in its mission to engage our community in support of our health system."
New Doctor Joins SVMC Pownal Office
Rawle completed her residency in family medicine at the Stanford-O'Connor Hospital Residency Program in California. She attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in New York.
Great American Smokeout Set For Nov. 15
Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States, accounting for 29 percent of all cancer deaths. In fact, smoking cigarettes kills more Americans than alcohol, car accidents, HIV, guns and illegal drugs combined.
BMC Receives Straight A Grade for Patient Safety
BMC is one of only 42 "Straight A" hospitals in the United States to be awarded an "A" every grading cycle since 2012.
BMC Expands Rehabilitation Care with Addition of Two Physicians
They will join Dr. Francis Bohdiewicz and Dr. Douglas Molin at Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Services of BMC.
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Berkshire Ambulance, Emergency Room Officials Oppose Question 1
The phrase "holding the wall" hasn't really been used much in describing emergency services in Berkshire County. But, local EMS providers say that could be a real possibility if Question 1 is passed. The term is used to describe any time when a patient is in the ambulance waiting to be ushered into the emergency department than is absolutely necessary. Ambulance companies don't want to be "holding the wall" but instead of getting the rig back into service.
CHP Berkshire Pediatrics Expands Primary Care Team
Berkowitz holds a master's degree in physician assistant studies from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She has a second master's degree in neuroscience and behavior from UMass-Amherst, as well as a B.S. in biology from UMass-Amherst.
Nurse Practitioner Joins CHP Neighborhood Health Center
Flynn previously worked as a registered nurse at Berkshire Medical Center and at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
Drury Students Help Teach Third-Graders About Healthy Eating
A presentation about healthy eating can include a PowerPoint presentation, crafts, music and flossing. Not the kind of flossing you do to protect your teeth — though that is important too.
Berkshire Groups Ask Senate President For Flexible Funding To Combat Opioids
There are plenty of grant programs to combat the opioid epidemic but they all seem to be fairly restrictive and monitored in how they are used.
Community Health Programs Names New Trustee
Enchill is district aide to state Sen. Adam Hinds, based in Pittsfield, where he focuses on constituent services and community outreach. He is also Hinds' appointee to the Berkshire Community Action Council's board of directors and the board of Multi-Cultural Bridge.
Haunted Hike Set For Oct. 26 at Fountain Pond
For those courageous enough, the annual Haunting in the Hills invites the brave to walk with the dead and the tormented. Gather at the Fountain Pond trailhead, at Community Health Programs main campus, at 444 Stockbridge Road, if you dare, at 8 p.m.
New Member Named to SVHC Advisory Board
The SVHC Deerfield Valley Regional Advisory Board consists of 10 members. Members are nominated by members of the group or by the health system. The SVHC Foundation's mission is to engage in development and fundraising activities exclusively for the support of the Southwestern Vermont Health Care Corporation.
New Pediatrician Joins Southwestern Vermont Medical Center
Lozier's work experience includes serving as a clinical research assistant at Brown University-Roger Williams Medical center and Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies in Providence, R.I., and as senior clinical research coordinator and rater at AccelRX Research in and at the New England Center for Clinical Research, both in Fall River, Mass.
Accreditors to Visit BCC's Nursing Program Wednesday, Public Meeting Scheduled
BCC's nursing program will be reviewed for accreditation during a site visit on Wednesday. Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing is holding a visit, which includes a public forum, on the accreditation process. ACEN has a full day scheduled including from 1:45 until 2:45 hearing from the public any questions, opinions, or concerns about the program.
New Doctor Joins BMC Cancer Center
Dr. Ahmad is accepting new patients in need of hematology oncology services at both the Berkshire Hematology Oncology of BMC offices in Pittsfield, at the BMC Cancer Center and, in North Berkshire, at the North Adams Campus of BMC.
CHP Receives $285,000 Grant to Enhance Mental Health Treatment
The grant from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration is part of a $396 million federal allocation. Of this, $12 million will be shared by 38 Massachusetts-based community health centers.
CHP Dentist, Dental Educator Receives Prestigious NYU Fellowship
Maitland was inducted as a fellow of the NYU College of Dentistry Academy of Distinguished Educators on Sept. 14 at NYU.
SVMC Welcomes New Doctor to Northshire Campus
He will be working two days a week at SVMC Northshire Campus in Manchester, Vt., beginning in October. Appointments may be scheduled through the SVMC Cardiology office at 802-442-0800.


 
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