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2 Berkshire Healthcare Staffers Receive Scholarships

Mercier Named Administrator of Mount Carmel Care Center in Lenox
Mercier replaces David Laplante, who was recently named vice president for the Carmelite System.
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Mercier Named Administrator of Mount Carmel Care Center in Lenox
Mercier replaces David Laplante, who was recently named vice president for the Carmelite System.
BHS Slates Open House for New 'Neighborhood For Health'
A community open house to introduce the new features will be held that Wednesday from 3 to 6 p.m.
Berkshire Osteopathic Health Joins Berkshire Health Systems
Effective Aug. 17, the practice has become Berkshire Osteopathic Health of BMC, and will remain at its existing location in Pittsfield, with few if any noticeable changes for patients.
North Adams Doctor Buys Williamstown Building at Auction
"We may need the larger space to bring in associate businesses to promote health, like a nutrition counselor." — Dr. Shaohua Tang
West Nile Confirmed In Mosquitoes Collected In Pittsfield
The state Department of Public Health confirmed that two mosquitoes collected from a batch taken from Pittsfield on Aug. 5 tested positive for the virus.
NAMI Mass. and NAMI Berkshire County Partner on Statewide Campaign
NAMI Berkshire County received $5,000 through this initiative and will use the funds to work with local businesses (that have at least 50 employees) to create and foster a stigma-free workplace.
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Southwestern Vermont Medical Center Acquires Latest Dose-Reduction Technology
“This new technology reduces radiation dose, enabling safer CT exams for patients, while maintaining the image quality needed for diagnoses.” — Dr. Daniel Fodor
Nef Scholarship Awarded to Three Local High School Students
These scholarships would not have been possible without Evelyn Stefansson Nef, an important member and benefactor of the extended Austen Riggs community.
North Adams Closes Windsor Lake to Swimming
Lake staff, lifeguards and park police, will spend the weekend preventing visitors from swimming.
Southwestern Vermont Readies Pownal Campus
"There's a problem now and a growing problem in that most of the practices in our area are not taking new patients or there's a really long waiting list." — Dr. Trey Dobson
Advocates Call For Expanding Medicare On Anniversary Of Bill Signing
"We pledge to work with communities and policy makers to finish the job." — Lara Shepard-Blue
Adams Community Bank Employees Begin Fundraising for Walk to End Alzheimer's
The cost is $40 and includes a generous donation to the Alzheimer’s Association, two hours of painting, all supplies and appetizers.
Hundreds Oppose Pipeline Project at FERC Scoping Session
"It is a danger to our water source, a danger to our infrastructure, and a danger to our finances." — Lee Hauge
Village Ambulance to Host Free CPR Workshops
All participants will receive a course completion card from Village Ambulance Service and the American Heart Association.
Dr. Veeranna Joins Cardiology Services at BMC
Dr. Veeranna is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease and completed his residency at Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center.
BFAIR to Hold Fifth Annual Mini Golf Tournament Fundraiser
The tournament will serve as a fundraiser for the nonprofit organization, which meets the needs of people with disabilities and their families.
Social Workers Strike at Clinical and Support Options
"It is really valuable work, but we are here because we don't feel like our work is valued." — Heather Messer
Gastroenterologist Joins BMC Practice
Dr. Bratcher specializes in the use of Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS), an advanced, minimally invasive technology that allows for the examination of deeper tissue layers of the upper and lower gastrointestinal (GI) tracts.
Dr. Patel Joins Berkshire OB/GYN of BMC as Practice Expands North Berkshire Care
Dr. Patel is accepting new patients in need of OB/GYN care and is practicing both out of the North Berkshire office and Pittsfield office of Berkshire OB/GYN of BMC.
Mayor's Fitness Challenge Concludes With Achievement
"A positive change will typically lead to another positive change." — Mayor Richard Alcombright


 
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