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SVMC Welcomes New Doctor to SVMC General Surgery

Dr. Diaz joins doctors Simon Drew, Graham Moore and Charles Salem. Through a team-based approach, they provide minimally invasive surgery using the latest evidence-based protocols. click for more

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Berkshire County Arc Announces New Senior...

She will oversee the three employment managers, as well as her own caseload of some 35 individuals employed around the Berkshire County region. click for more

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BHS, Berkshire Orthopaedics Further Expand Care

Doctors Christina G. Kane and Ashley R. Miller have joined Berkshire Orthopaedic Associates, partnered with Drs. Kevin Mitts, Mark Sprague, Jeffrey Cella, Jarod Goodrich, David Grygier, James Parkinson and Daniel Sage. click for more

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BHS, Berkshire Orthopaedic Associates Present...

"We Know You Love Your Sport: Here's How You Can Stay Safe and Healthy" will be held on Monday, Sept. 9, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Country Club of Pittsfield. click for more

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Craneville Place of Dalton Welcomes New...

Rootes-Hunter will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the facility, overseeing all departments and general management responsibilities. click for more

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BHS Diabetes Education Program Launches Weight...

While the formal program begins in September, there is an Information Session scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 15, from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Hillcrest Campus of BMC. To register for this Information Session, call 413-395-7942. click for more

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Breastfeeding Awareness Celebrated in Bennington

The week consists of two events: The Global Big Latch On and a Breastfeeding Celebration Luncheon. This is the sixth year Bennington organizations have presented breastfeeding awareness events. click for more

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BMC Diabetes Education Program Achieves American...

According to the ADA, the BMC program "offers high-quality education that is an essential component of effective diabetes treatment." click for more

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BMC Achieves Awards for Stroke Care

The Coverdell Defect-free Care Award recognizes hospitals that, from the period of January 2018 to December 2018, provided defect-free care to 90 percent or more of their stroke patients by utilizing all of the interventions for which each patient was eligible. click for more

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Berkshire County Arc Names Vice President of...

In that role, she will oversee the accounting and finance functions of BCArc's $36 million-plus annual budget. She will also manage a complex information technology system that involves numerous state contracts, confidential client data and a network that extends beyond 40 properties across Berkshire and Hampden Counties.

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Brien Center Names New Director of Development

Smith comes to the Brien Center from the Hancock Shaker Village, where he was director of advancement. Smith will have primary responsibility for the agency's fundraising and development efforts, as well as enhancing the Brien Center's external relations in the community.

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CHP Physician Leads Resolution Declaring Health...

The resolution reads: "The Massachusetts Medical Society asserts that enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health, in all its dimensions, including health care, is a basic human right. The provision of health care services, as well as optimizing the social determinants of health is an ethical obligation of a civilized society.

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Protecting Children and Others During a Measles...

Worldwide, up to 2.6 million people died annually from measles every year up until a vaccine was introduced in 1963.

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SVHC Names Outstanding Volunteer of the Year

The Outstanding Volunteer Award is given to the volunteer who shows dedication to patients and staff, provides excellent customer service, quality in all work that they do, and empathy and respect in all interactions with patients, staff, visitors, and fellow volunteers.

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NAMI Berkshire County Names New Program Director

Adornetto initially joined NAMI Berkshire County as a board member in October 2018.

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Berkshire Medical Center Honored with Five Quality...

For 2019, BMC received the following awards: Get With the Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite, Heart Failure Gold Plus with Target: Heart Failure Honor Roll, AFIB Gold, Resuscitation Gold (Adult) and Mission: Lifeline NSTEMI (Non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction) Silver Referring Center.

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Gentlemen, Check Your Engines: Why Men Don't Seek...

You should go because prevention, health screening and early detection of red flags can have lifelong impact on you, your family, your finances, your work life and play time. Preventive health care is like putting a roof on your house.

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Berkshire Medical Center Achieves Healthgrades...

This is the third straight year BMC has been recognized with this honor, which places the medical center among the top 5 percent of all short-term acute care hospitals reporting patient safety data as evaluated by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals.

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Berkshire County Arc Hires Clinical Director

Most recently he worked for 10 years at the Amherst Public Schools as a behavior analyst and autism specialist. He grew up in Williamstown, Mass., and attended Mt. Greylock Regional High School.

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SVMC Nurse Named as a Fellow of the American...

The AAN is composed of 2,400 of the nationís top nurse researchers, policy makers, scholars, executives, educators, and practitioners from across the country.

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Family Medicine Physician Joins CHP Lee Family...

Stoepker has a special interest in LGBTQ health, alternative/complementary medicine approaches, and holistic attention to caring for individuals and families.

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Berkshire Medical Center Awarded Recertification...

The certification is for Joint Commission-accredited hospitals, critical access hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers seeking to elevate the quality, consistency and safety of their services and patient care.

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Dental Staff Named to CHP Dental Practice in North...

The North Adams Family Medical and Dental Center practice is accepting new patients, and appointments can be made by calling 413-664-4088. The practice accepts nearly all health insurance, including Berkshire-Fallon and other plans.

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29 Graduate From Recovery Coach Academy

The 29 new coaches walked out of the Holiday Inn on Friday afternoon with new skills after the culmination of a five-day program that has expanded the recovery community in Northern Berkshire County.

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North Adams Recovery Center Leads With Peer...

The Beacon Recovery Center opened only eight short weeks ago but already has a cadre of nearly a dozen people who show up every Wednesday.

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Community Health Programs Taps New Board Member

Clancy is CEO of Celia Clancy Consulting and past CEO/president of The Fitzpatrick Companies. She brings to the board her background in retail and consumer goods business leadership and consulting.

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North Adams Addiction Recovery Center Holds Open...

The community center has open hours on Wednesdays from 10 to 2 at the Green and is free and open to all.

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CHP Names Primary Care Physician to North Adams...

A family medicine physician, LoPresti is a former chief medical officer at Battenkill Valley Health Center in Arlington, Vt.

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My Core Floor Wins Lever Health Tech Challenge

There is a waiting list to see Brittney Cappiello but not many women want to talk about why. She specializes in pelvic issues, treating women suffering from pain or even peeing their pants on a treadmill or a trampoline. "Even in this rural area, I currently have a three month waiting list of people coming to see me," she said.

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