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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The "Deyta Family Evaluation of Hospice Care" (FEHC) survey evaluates a hospice's performance on 24 satisfaction indicator measures. To earn the "Honors" designation, HospiceCare in The Berkshires had to be above the national average in at least 20 of the evaluated questions.
Bradley has a long and storied history in orthopaedic care, having treated US Olympic skater Nancy Kerrigan after she suffered a violent attack that seriously injured her knee prior to the 1994 Olympic Winter Games. He served as the team physician for the US Olympic Team in the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City, and has been the team physician for U.S. Figure Skating.
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.