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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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BHS Implements Visitor Changes Due to Influenza Spread

Individuals should not visit patients at any of these facilities if they are under 18 years of age or they are ill or are experiencing flu or flu-like symptoms. These symptoms include fever, chills, body aches, cough or fatigue.

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Harvest Run Raises $15,000 for BCC nursing program

More than 170 runners, including adults, students and children, participated in the trail run, relay and kids race.

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Three Berkshire County Nursing Homes Praised by National Publication

In the Berkshires, Kimball Farms Nursing Care Center in Lenox, Mt. Greylock Extended Care in Pittsfield and Williamstown Commons Nursing & Rehabilitation were among 75 in Massachusetts designated by the national magazine as “Top Performers” in their selection of the best nursing homes in the country.

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New Doctor Joins BHS Renal Services

Dr. Quiusky is accepting new patients in need of renal care and is partnered with doctors David Albert, Hani Erian, David Henner, Steven Lamontagne and Henry Rose, and nurse practitioners Sheila Silsby and Susan Downey Luhrmann.

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Berkshire Health Systems Named a 2017 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 four Gold Level award recipients for 2017.

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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.

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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.

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Joint Reconstruction Specialist Joins Berkshire Orthopaedic Associates

Dr. Sage is accepting new patients in need of orthopaedic care and joint replacement surgery and is teamed with Drs. Mahlon Bradley, Jeffrey Cella, Anthony DeFelice, David Grygier, Kevin Mitts and Mark Sprague at Berkshire Orthopaedic Associates.

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BHS Closing Walk-In Clinic in Williamstown

The BHS Walk-In, located inside the Williamstown Medical Associates building on Adams Road, will close on Friday, Sept. 1, at 6 p.m. The clinic will remain open for its regular hours, Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. until that date.

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Berkshire Healthcare Communities Earn 15 National Awards for Customer, Employee Satisfaction

Berkshire Healthcare communities captured 60 percent – 15 out of 25 - of the Massachusetts awards.

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Hillcrest Commons Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Receives National Award

Hillcrest Commons is one of only nine facilities in Massachusetts, and one of 191 facilities in the nation, selected to receive the silver award in 2017. The competitive award program highlights select centers across the nation that serve as models of excellence in providing high-quality long term care.

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BHS Named Among 2017's 'Most Wired'

According to the survey, Most Wired hospitals like Berkshire Medical Center and Fairview Hospital are using smart phones, telehealth and remote monitoring to create more ways for patients to access health care services and capture health information.

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Doctor Returns to Provide Hematology Oncology Care at BMC Cancer Center

Dr. Mullally had previously served with Berkshire Hematology Oncology from 2007 to 2010, and most recently was medical director of the Massachusetts General Cancer Program at Cooley-Dickinson Hospital in Northampton.

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BHS Expands Gastroenterology Care, Adds Doctor

Dr. Reichling, an experienced practitioner with advanced clinical and procedural skills, is accepting new patients in need of gastroenterology care. He is partnered with Drs. Jeffrey St. John, Rangan Murali and Jason Bratcher at Gastroenterology Professional Services of BMC.

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New Doctor Joins Expanded Berkshire Surgical Services of BMC

Dr. Touloukian is expanding outpatient general surgery services in Northern and Central Berkshire. He and Dr. Robert Lincer provide minimally invasive outpatient general surgery utilizing the state-of-the-art operating rooms at the North Adams Campus of BMC and also provide surgical services at BMC in Pittsfield.

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HospiceCare Offers Support Group For Loss Due to Substance Abuse

The group will meet the second Monday of each month, beginning June 12, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Berkshire Medical Center Chapel.

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Berkshire Orthopaedic Associates Holding Meet & Greet Event in North Adams

The event will be held on Tuesday, June 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Mass MoCA, and will feature the surgeons of Berkshire Orthopaedic Associates and members of the Berkshire Health Systems orthopaedic care team.

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Berkshire Health Systems, Soldier On Team Up for Wellness Workshop

The next workshop, Thrive, will be offered on Wednesday, June 8, at 5 p.m. in the dining room on the Soldier On campus at 360 West Housatonic St. in Pittsfield.

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