Pittsfield Medical Associates Awarded Medical Leadership Role at Berkshire Place

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Place has announced that Pittsfield Medical Associates is the new medical team providing lead physician oversight to its residents and patients.

Dr. Ellis Fribush will be the new medical director and Bruce Rosenhein will be the lead physician's assistant.  

Fribush has been practicing medicine since 1959, and is a cardiovascular specialist. He is well established in the community and highly regarded for his knowledge, expertise and compassion. Rosenhein has been practicing as a physician’s assistant for the past 17 years and specializes in internal medicine. These two individuals will take the lead in providing regular rounds for patients and provide medical oversight - including policy review, care recommendations, and quality assurance.

"We are fortunate to find such a high caliber, energetic, and engaged team who have the same high quality care philosophies as Berkshire Place. Dr. Fribush has been a visionary throughout his whole career and our staff is looking forward to his medical leadership," Edward Forfa, executive director, said. "This new opportunity for me and the practice has been invigorating, and to team up with such a jewel of an organization committed to quality care as Berkshire Place is an honor."

Pittsfield Medical Associates is a local, independent practice founded nearly 40 years ago and includes the 510 Medical Walk-In for urgent care, occupational health and minor emergencies. It also has a teaching affiliation with three local physician assistant programs.

Berkshire Place is an independent, non-profit organization that was established in 1888.  Services provided include short-term skilled nursing and rehabilitation care, long-term care, outpatient rehabilitation, memory care support, comfort care/palliative care, respite care and home care services.


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