Board-certified in adult psychiatry, Dr. Smothers is the medical director of Acute Care Services of Berkshire Health Systems and The Brien Center for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, a community-based, non-profit agency providing care for children, adolescents, adults and families who suffer from chronic mental illness, substance use disorder, and behavioral health disorders.
Williamstown Medical Associates has changed its name to Williamstown Medical of BMC (Berkshire Medical Center) and relocated its North Adams offices.
The practice moved on Feb. 1 to the second floor of the main building of the North Adams Campus of BMC at 71 Hospital Ave. The suite has been fully renovated and refurbished and can be accessed through the main lobby. The practice had previously been in the Ambulatory Care Center.
Berkshire Health Systems has appointed five primary-care physicians, all accepting new patients throughout the Berkshires, from south to north.
The addition of these five physicians is a significant expansion of primary-care services in the Berkshires and Southern Vermont, which has been experiencing the national shortage of primary-care physicians.
Effective Nov. 1, the practice will be renamed Berkshire Internists of BMC, and will remain at its existing location in the BMC Medical Arts Complex in Pittsfield, with few if any noticeable changes for patients.
On Monday night Sgt. Nicholas DeSantis heard gunshots and started heading in that direction. He noticed a suspicious car speeding away and chased it down. It led to the arrest of four individuals on gun-related charges.
Police Chief Michael Wynn and his command staff then went and looked at the 911 calls reporting the shots. All four of the calls the department received were from the opposite side of the incident from where DeSantis was at the time. That means if he hadn't seen the car, he wo
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).
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.
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.
The findings were part of HRC Foundationís 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.
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.
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. Tangís patients."