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North Adams Health Inspector to Step Down
Health Inspector Valerie Bird has officially stepped down from her post to serve in a part-time capacity.

North Adams Ambulance, Village Ambulance Plan Merger
North Adams Ambulance and Williamstown's Village Ambulance Thursday morning announced their intention to merge.

Health Alliance Offering Flu Vaccinations
People should bring their insurance card(s) with them and wear short sleeves, or a shirt that has easily rolled-up sleeves.

Letter: Recovery in North Berkshire
Addiction, and the mental health issues that surround it, are challenges that many find hard to talk about and feel helpless to address. However, there are positive and affirming actions we can take to respond to the epidemic of addiction.

HospiceCare Offers Several Grief Support Groups
The loss of a loved one can be difficult and talking with others who have had a similar experience can help ease the burden. Call HospiceCare in The Berkshires at 413-443-2994 for information.

SVMC Seeks Hospital Artifacts, Personal Histories as Hospital Turns 100
As Southwestern Vermont Health Care prepares to celebrate its centennial in 2018, its art and archives department is seeking photographs, memorabilia, medically related antiques, and even patients, long-time employees, and their family members to help document the health system's history.

Guest Column: Why Are Smoke-Free Homes So Important?


Healey Told Resources Lacking to Combat Opioid Epidemic
Northern Berkshire has been knitting together a wide array of agencies and organizations to combat an opioid epidemic that's devastated communities. Its leaders, including Mayor Richard Alcombright, have played a prominent role in working groups both regionally and statewide addressing addiction and recovery.

Surgeon Joins Urology Professional Services of BMC
Dr. Yared is accepting new patients in need of Urology care and is teamed with doctors Kevin Killeen, David Noyes, Paul Silverstein and Stephen St. Clair at Urology Professional Services of BMC.

SVMC ExpressCare Practice Welcomes New Physician Assistant
Racela earned her certificate in Physician Assistant Studies from Yale University School of Medicine in Connecticut and a Master of Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Nebraska. She completed her undergraduate education in biology from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams.

BHS Forms Accountable Care Organization to Improve Health Outcomes for MassHealth Members
The creation of BFHC is part of the state's reform of MassHealth to include Accountable Care Organizations, in which physicians, hospitals, insurers and other health care providers work together to provide integrated care with the goals of improving health outcomes and containing costs.

Pittsfield Opens Employee Wellness Center
The city's employee wellness center is now open. The city has transformed the former Information Technologies Department space in the basement of city hall into the hub of the city's employee wellness program.

More West Nile Found In Pittsfield; Spraying Scheduled
The fourth round of mosquito spraying is scheduled for Tuesday night. The state Department of Public Health confirmed the presence of West Nile Virus in two more samples of mosquitoes collected by the Berkshire County Mosquito Control Project.

BMC Files Unfair Labor Practice Complaint Against Nursing Union
The hospital has fired back at the MNA with its own complaint with the National Labor Relations Board. Berkshire Health Systems has filed a complaint alleging that the nursing union is not bargaining in good faith, and even "surface bargaining" - a term used to describe bargaining without trying to actually reach a settlement.

Pittsfield Health Officials Encourage Landlords to Go Smoke Free
The Board of Health wants landlords to make their properties smoke free. The Health Department doesn't have authority to demand landlords adopt smoke-free policies but are rolling out resources to guide landlords on how to do so. The board feels that second-hand smoke is a health concern and in homes is where most second-hand smoke occurs.

 
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