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CHP Gets Support for 'Reach Out & Read' Initiative

CHP is committed to supporting families in the Berkshires and beyond by keeping its Reach Out & Read program alive and well.

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Prescription for Better Health: Community Health Centers Like CHP

National Health Center Week 2018, from Aug. 12-18, provides an opportunity to learn more about community health center (CHCs) and witness, firsthand, why we are at center stage in a changing health care landscape.

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World Breastfeeding Week: Support Nursing Mothers

Support for breastfeeding in the United States and around the world has continued to mount in recent decades. Massachusetts has one of the highest rates of breastfeeding in the United States, and our own community's hospitals, medical providers and family support programs recognize nursing's benefits.

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Pediatrician Joins CHP Berkshire Pediatrics

Dr. Kumar is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. He was most recently a senior associate consultant at the Mayo Clinic Health Systems in Minnesota and is a graduate of the Sindh Medical College's Dow University of Health Sciences in Karachi, Pakistan.

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New Doctor Joins Community Health Programs

Most recently a physician with Family Practice Associates in Pittsfield, Dr. Alsdorf cares for children, teens and adults. He has special interest in sports medicine, preventive and wellness care, chronic disease management and mind-body medicine.

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Community Health Programs Achieves 100 Percent Federal Compliance Score

The Health Resources Services Administration delivered its findings following an onsite review in April. CHP manages CHP's eight primary care and dental practices throughout Berkshire County: in Great Barrington, Lee, Pittsfield, Adams and North Adams.

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CHP Names New Physician to Great Barrington Health Center Medical Team

Dr. Nelson, a Lenox resident, has practiced family medicine since 2005 in Pittsfield, and has served as director of medical education at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Stockbridge. She has also served as medical director for The Nutrition Center in Pittsfield.

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CHP Holding Children's Attic Clothing, Toy Sale

This now once-a-year huge event, held under big tents at the CHP Route 7 campus at 444 Stockbridge Road, features clothing, toys, games and more.

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CHP Hosting Forum For Seniors

Supergenerians in their seventh, eighth, ninth, or 10th decade, or older, are invited to a free event about aging well. Guests should bring their questions and ideas. The goal is to start a dialogue between seniors and providers of health, wellness, and medical services.

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Hiking Trail Loops Around Health Center

Thanks to a 2016 collaboration between CHP, Berkshire Natural Resources Council, Greenagers and Great Barrington Trails and Greenways, your trip to the CHP’s Great Barrington Health Center can include a hike that can be short or long, depending on your choice at the fork in the trail.

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Community Baby Shower to be Held March 31

The first 10 women who attend will win a gift card for a free manicure.

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CHP Accepting New Primary Care Patients in Pittsfield

Three primary care providers are now accepting new adult patients at CHP Neighborhood Health Center in Pittsfield.

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Family Services Expands Playgroups to Stockbridge Pinewoods Community

Playgroups are open to Pinewoods families and any others in the nearby community; the group will be led by local educator and Community Health Programs playgroup leader Sue Ebitz.

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Grant Funds Video Remote Medical Interpreter Equipment for CHP

With quick access to translators, CHP doctors, nurse practitioners and other staff can have better medical discussions with patients, regardless of language barriers.

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United Way Grant Funds CHP Blood Pressure Cuffs

This equipment provides easy one-touch operation, allowing home blood pressure monitoring that is both simple and accurate.

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CHP Board of Trustees Names New Members

Nicole Antil and Gloria Escobar took their seats on the board of the countywide health care network in December, said Christopher Phillips, board chair.

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Berkshire Pediatric Associates Joins CHP Health Network

CHP Berkshire Pediatrics, as it will now be known, will remain in its present location at 777 North St. The Pittsfield practice includes Drs. Jacqueline Jones, Eimear O'Loughlin, Gary Shalan and Betsy Valade, and pediatric nurse practitioners Kelsey Holland and Brenda Landes.

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Two Certified Nurse-Midwives, New OB-GYN Join CHP

With certified nurse-midwives now in place in the Great Barrington practice, CHP and Fairview Hospital can offer women the CNM option for pre-natal, maternity and other women's health care for adult patients of all ages. Barrington OB-GYN has been without a certified nurse-midwife since 2014 when its CNM retired.

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CHP Adds Three Providers to Staff

Community Health Programs has added three new health care providers to its medical and dental ​network in the Berkshires.

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Community Health Programs Elects New Board Officers

Christopher Phillips of Pittsfield has been elected board chair. A board member since 2014, Phillips is a marketing and communications consultant based in Pittsfield.

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Nurse Practitioners Join CHP in North Adams, Great Barrington

At CHP Northern Adams Family Medicine, family nurse practitioner Donna Tew has joined the staff as a primary care provider for the practice. At CHP Barrington OB-GYN, Molly Rivest has joined the staff with a special focus in obstetrics and gynecology care.

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Pittsfield Man Joins CHP Board of Directors

Pedersen has been involved in many areas of healthcare since 1991, and served as practice administrator of Berkshire Surgical Associates PC for 10 years. He joined Scarafoni Financial Service and Berkshire Fairfield Insurance Agency as business manager in 2015. He earned a bachelor's degree from Pennsylvania State University.

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Community Health Programs Names New Chief Financial Officer

Walbridge has served as chief financial officer and vice president for the Kinsley Group Inc. and as CFO for the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority; he was also director of finance and human resources at Six Flags New England.

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Patients Give Near Perfect Marks to Two CHP Providers

These results are based on post-visit surveys sent to all patients and are compiled by the data company MedStatix.

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Family Nurse Practitioner Joins CHP Health Center

A Berkshire County native, she previously worked as a registered nurse at Berkshire Medical Center and for Berkshire County ARC.

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