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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.