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New Doctor Provides Specialized Care Using Osteopathic Manipulation Therapy

Osteopathic manipulation therapy uses gentle hands-on osteopathic treatments to balance structure, improve function and help the body heal from illness and injury.

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New Pain Medicine Physician Joins Berkshire Health Systems

Jain most recently provided interventional pain medicine and psychiatry services at the Brain and Spine Center in Williamsville, N.Y., and Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.

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New Doctor Joins BMC Cardiology Physician Practice

Shaw received his medical degree from Case Western School of Medicine and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Boston University Medical Center.

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BMC Cancer Center Looking for Berkshire Heroes

Berkshire Heroes are the people and organizations that have had a positive impact on the lives of those being treated for cancer.

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Berkshire Healthcare Communities Earn 19 National Awards

To qualify for the award, nursing homes and assisted or independent living communities need to have completed a customer or workforce satisfaction survey in 2015. Winners must have also received a minimum of 10 responses (at least a 30 percent response rate).

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Emergency Drill Scheduled for June 16 in North Adams

The emergency drill will simulate a mass casualty incident in the community in which numerous agencies would respond.

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BHS Urgent Care Expands Hours of Operation

BHS Urgent Care, located at 505 East St. in Pittsfield, in St. Luke’s Square, will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week, beginning on Sunday, May 1.

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Berkshires Beat: Save Stockbridge Bowl Campaign Nears Goal

The SBA has raised more than $2.4 million of the estimated $2.8 million cost to pay for Phase 2 of the Town of Stockbridge Lake Management Plan. The work will include dredging to remove silt that has built up over many decades, and to permit a significant winter drawdown to kill the roots of invasive non-native plants clogging many areas of the lake.

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Girls Inc. to Honor Ruth Blodgett at 26th Boraski Celebration Evening

Blodgett is the senior vice president of planning and development, and interim vice president of physician services at Berkshire Health Systems.

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Critical Care Specialist Honored With Patient-Centered Award

They chose to honor Dr. Alsmaan, among the many fine physicians on staff at BMC, based on his actions as a role model and physician leader who demonstrates caring through quality interactions with others.

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Berkshire Medical Center, Fairview Hospital Praised for LGBT Care

The findings were part of HRC Foundation’s Healthcare Equality Index 2016, a unique annual survey that encourages equal care for LGBT Americans by evaluating inclusive policies and practices related to LGBT patients, visitors and employees.

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BHS Dealing With Malware Threat

Berkshire Health Systems is trying to heal some sick computers after they were infected with malware during the past week. "No patient health or payment information was compromised during this event and that information is protected by a sophisticated and secure system," said BHS spokesman Michael Leary in response to an inquiry by iBerkshires.

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New Neurosurgeon Joins Berkshire Health Systems

Emrich is accepting new patients in need of brain and spinal care and provides both surgical and non-surgical treatments.

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Berkshire Health System Offering Help to Patients of Dr. Tang

Berkshire Health Systems is trying to step into the health-care gap caused by the abrupt closure of a local primary care practice. According to a statement from BHS, it "will adjust and augment the Neighborhood for Health program to manage the coordination and continuation of care for Dr. Tang’s patients."

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Williamstown Commons Receives National Award for Best Practices in Quality Care

Williamstown Commons is one of only 128 facilities in the nation, and one of only four facilities in Massachusetts, selected to receive the silver award in 2015.

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Berkshire Medical Center Inaugural Member of Dana-Farber/Brigham Collaborative

"It creates a formal link with countless possibilities between our institutions, our caregivers and our patients." — David Phelps

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Berkshire Health Systems Opens Urgent Care Center In Pittsfield

"We're doing this to respond to the needs of the community." — Dr. Ron Hayden

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Open House Scheduled for new BHS Urgent Care Service in Pittsfield

The service is available for patients who are unable to see their physician, and provides fast, high quality evaluation and treatment in a convenient setting that is open every day, including weekends, and has evening hours.

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Community Health, BHS Team Up on North County Health Centers

"This grant recognizes not only that there is a real and growing need for preventive and primary-care services in Northern Berkshire County." — Bryan Ayars

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Animal DREAMS, BHS Receive Grant for Feline Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Program

“Pittsfield Cat Fix” is the next step in their efforts to significantly reduce cat overpopulation in Pittsfield.

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BHS: Not Responsible For BMC HealthNet Fallout

"When you look at Total Medical Expense for the Berkshires, which reflects the total continuum of care and the broadest measure of cost and efficiency, we are better than average." — Ruth Blodgett

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