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Berkshire Medical Center Honored with Five Quality Achievement Awards

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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Berkshire Medical Center Achieves Healthgrades 2019 Patient Safety Excellence Award

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 Medical Center Awarded Recertification for Total Hip & Knee Replacement

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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Sensory Processing Lecture Series from BMC Center for Rehabilitation

The lecture series will cover sensory processing and sensory integration; sensory diets and how to create an effective one; surviving changes in routines, transitions and behaviors; how to help children develop social skills; movement disorders and getting organized; and non-verbal learning disabilities, stress, anxiety and depression.

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BHS Diabetes Education Program Launches Weight Loss & Lifestyle Change Program

The program is aimed at adults 18 and older who have a diagnosis of pre-diabetes by a blood test within the past year. To be eligible for this program, participants must have a need to lose weight, with a Body Mass Index of 25 or higher.

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Berkshire Occupational Health Merging with BHS Urgent Care

The relocation will take place on Monday, Feb. 25.

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Mount Greylock Extended Care Facility Administrator Honored For Leadership

The award, named in memory of visionary ACHCA member Eli Pick, recognizes administrators whose teams have achieved dimensions of organizational quality that few others have been able to reach.

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New Doctor Joins BMC Cardiology Services

Dr. Hagerty specializes in general cardiology and electrophysiology and is accepting new patients in need of cardiology services.

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Berkshire Healthcare Communities Earn 11 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. Winners must have also received a minimum of 10 responses (at least a 30 percent response rate).

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Kimball Farms Awarded Five-Year CARF accreditation

In Massachusetts, only seven CCRCs hold five-year CARF accreditation. Two of those, including Kimball Farms and Day Brook Village Senior Living (formerly Loomis House) in Holyoke, are Berkshire Healthcare Systems affiliates.

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BHS Expands Rheumatology Services With New Doctor

She is accepting new patients in need of rheumatology care and is partnered with Drs. Lauren Dudley and Leonard Sigal at Rheumatology Professional Services of BMC.

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Berkshire Health Systems Named a 2018 WWCMA WorkWell Massachusetts

The award recognizes Berkshire Health System's achievements developing, implementing and participating in corporate health improvement and wellness programs. BHS is one out of six Gold Level award recipients for 2018, and is the only organization to have received a Gold Level award each of the four years of the program.

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BMC Receives Straight A Grade for Patient Safety

BMC is one of only 42 "Straight A" hospitals in the United States to be awarded an "A" every grading cycle since 2012.

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BMC Expands Rehabilitation Care with Addition of Two Physicians

They will join Dr. Francis Bohdiewicz and Dr. Douglas Molin at Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Services of BMC.

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Berkshire OB/GYN of BMC Continues to Expand With New Doctor

Dr. Gordon-Fogelson will be providing comprehensive OB/GYN services at Berkshire OB/GYN of BMC’s offices in Pittsfield and North Adams.

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New Doctor Joins BMC Surgical Services, Providing General Surgery Care

Dr. Bowling is accepting new patients in need of general surgery services.

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Year-Long BHS Diabetes Prevention Program Seeking Participants

Space for this program is limited, and successful applicants will be accepted through a risk-assessment questionnaire. The program begins in September.

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BMC Prostate Cancer Support Group to Feature Speaker on Nutrition

Michelle Garvie, an oncology dietitian, will talk about nutritional situations involving prostate cancer care, dietary management of symptoms from treatment, and an overview of a healthy diet during survivorship.

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New Primary Care Physician Joins BMC Hillcrest Family Health

Dono de Quiusky is board-certified in internal medicine and received her medical degree from Universidad Evangelica de El Salvador. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Woodhull Medical Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.

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Pulmonary Specialist Joins BMC Physician Practice

Miranda is board-certified in internal medicine, critical care medicine and pulmonary disease, and was fellowship trained in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.

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Pittsfield Councilors Petition To Have BMC Pay More In Taxes

Councilors John Krol and Helen Moon are asking Berkshire Medical Center for $1 million. The pair has filed a petition with the City Council asking for the sum through the execution of a payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT) agreement. Krol says the total is a quarter of what the hospital would have paid for all of its tax-exempt properties should those real estate holdings be taxes at the commercial rate.

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North Berkshire Orthopaedic Specialist Joins Berkshire Orthopaedic Associates

Dr. Parkinson will provide orthopaedic evaluation and care at Berkshire Orthopaedic Associates' North Adams Campus of BMC office.

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BHS Expands Endocrinology Care With Addition of New Doctor

Dr. Rana is accepting new patients in need of endocrinology and metabolism services and is partnered with doctors Brian Phillips and Krithi Ramesh and nurse practitioners Robyn Korte and Roberta Mansen at Endocrinology & Metabolism of BMC.

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New Doctor Joins BMC Rheumatology Services

Dr. Sigal joins Dr. Lauren Dudley at Rheumatology Professional Services of BMC, and is taking new patients in need of rheumatology services in the community.

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Brien Center Opens Recovery Home For Women

The Brien Center celebrated the opening of a recovery shelter specifically for women. The center, in partnership with Berkshire Health Systems, opened the 17-bed center knows as the Keenan House for Women in October on Seymour Street. It will serve women recovering from addiction during the early stages of rehabilitation.

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