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North Adams Recovery Center Leads With Peer Mentoring
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.

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.

North Adams Addiction Recovery Center Holds Open House
The community center has open hours on Wednesdays from 10 to 2 at the Green and is free and open to all.

CHP Names Primary Care Physician to North Adams Family Medical and Dental
A family medicine physician, LoPresti is a former chief medical officer at Battenkill Valley Health Center in Arlington, Vt.

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.

Health Matters: Four Quick Tips to Protect Against Anaplasmosis
Like Lyme disease, the most common one, it is caused by bacteria carried by the blacklegged tick. According to the Vermont Department of Health, Vermont has the highest annual incidence of anaplasmosis nationwide.

North Adams Weekend Festival Features Music, Art and Wellness
The O-Positive Festival is set to kick off on Friday with two days of music, performance, art and health care.

SVMC Offers Diabetes Prevention Program with Exercise Component
It's the Diabetes Prevention Program from Vermont Blueprint for Health and Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, part of Southwestern Vermont Health Care. And it's free.

County Ambulance looks to Launch Post-Overdose Interventions
County Ambulance is looking to launch a new post-overdose intervention program to help their patients connect with rehab and health services. County Ambulance President Brian Andrews said the idea would be that emergency medical technicians and paramedics on staff will visit those who were transported by the service for an overdose within 24 to 72 hours later and connect them with resources.

BCC Nursing Program Earns Accreditation
Berkshire Community College's nursing program is being accredited through 2023, bringing relief to the beleaguered program.

CHP Plans Children's Attic Consignment Sale for May 18-19
Families are invited to The Children's Attic to stock up on clothes for summer, back to school or everyday use. Proceeds benefit consignment families and CHP Family Services programming.

SVHC Offers Free Paid Training for Licensed Nursing Assistants
The training typically costs as much as $1,400. Those who enter SVHC's program agree to a one-year contract, receive free training, and earn the starting hourly rate while they train.

SVMC, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Partner to Provide Specialty Care for Pregnant Women with Diabetes
This service uses live, two-way, secure video on large format, high-definition mobile carts to connect D-H providers with SVMC OB/GYN patients who have gestational diabetes and women who have type 2 diabetes and become pregnant.

BCC Suspends Nursing Program For One Year
The decision is another blow — hopefully a short-term one — to nursing education in the region following the impending closure of Southern Vermont College. The associate's degree program will go on hiatus for first-year students in 2019 to address lingering issues and begin re-enrollment of new students in fall 2020.

Longtime Nephrologist Honored with BMC Patient-Centered Award
Dr. Henry Rose, who has served kidney disease and dialysis patients at BMC for more than 30 years, was awarded the honor during a special breakfast ceremony on March 29, National Doctors Day.

 
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