PEOPLE IN THE NEWS

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Geriatrics Physician Joins SVMC Internal Medicine

With this appointment, Dr. Downing-Forget also joins the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Medical Group. She will see patients who are 65 years old and older.

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Southwestern Vermont Medical Center Hires Endocrinologist

The practice, known as SVMC Endocrinology, is a part of Southwestern Vermont Medical Center and Southwestern Vermont Health Care. It replaces the Bennington Osteoporosis Center, where Dr. David Gorson had provided similar services to the community until his retirement in 2019. With the appointment, Dr. Freeth joins Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Physicians.

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Social Worker Joins CHP Behavioral Health Team

Moro is now seeing clients at CHP’s Great Barrington Health Center and Barrington OB/GYN.

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Williams Physics Professor Named a 2020 Cottrell Scholar

This three-year, $100,000 award will enable Kealhofer to further her lab's research on phonon dynamics in two-dimensional materials and to integrate primary literature into the first-year physics curriculum.

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CATA Names New Development Director

Heddinger's hiring comes at a pivotal moment for the organization as they prepare to open their new, fully accessible arts center and implement a strategic expansion of the nonprofit’s innovative arts programs for people with disabilities.

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Physical Therapy Assistant Joins CHP

Community Health Programs has expanded its physical therapy staff in Great Barrington with the addition of Jennifer Valente.

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Swim-A-thon Fundraiser for Adaptive Needs Announces Ambassador

A critical fundraiser for Adaptive Needs programs at Berkshire South, the 10th annual Swim-A-Thon will be held on Saturday, March 7, in the Norris Aquatics Center. Swimming begins at 8 a.m.

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Pittsfield Honors Couple's Efforts Promoting Sports & Literacy

Mayor Linda Tyer read a proclamation honoring community leaders Manny and Vanessa Slaughter, who were awarded the Black Excellence on the Hill Award by the Black and Latino Caucus in Boston earlier this month.

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Adams Boy Named Down Syndrome Ambassador

Four-year-old ​Lucas is one of 29 new ambassadors from across the globe. He was chosen to represent Nothing Down and, alongside his family, will assist the organization through community outreach, fundraising and social media promotion for the duration of 2020.

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BFAIR Names New Director of Adult Foster Care

The director is responsible for the day-to-day operations of both programs, the development and implementation of the AFC/SL, accreditation, policies and procedures as well as the fiscal administration of the AFC department.

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SVMC ExpressCare Welcomes New Family Nurse Practitioner

Smith earned his master's degree in nursing from the University of Tennessee in 2018. He received his bachelor's in nursing from the University of Rochester School of Nursing in New York in 2015. He holds a second bachelor's degree in environmental science from the State University of New York at Brockport.

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New Doctor Joins Berkshire Surgical Services of BMC

Dr. Basile, who has operated Basile Vein Specialists for many years, has been named the medical director of the Berkshire Vein Center at BMC. As a result, he is closing his Basile Vein Specialists practice and will provide advanced vein care services at the Berkshire Vein Center beginning on March 2.

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Clark Art Board of Trustees Chooses New Chair

Cochran succeeds O. Andreas Halvorsen, who has served for six years in the leadership role. Robert G. Scott, the vice chair of the clark's board, will continue to serve in his current position.

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CHP Names New Physician to Berkshire Pediatrics

A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., and a 1981 graduate of Harvard Medical School, Pride-Boone most recently worked as locum tenens physician with the Indian Health Service in Albuquerque, N.M., and at pediatric practices in Plattsburgh and Brooklyn.

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Roots Teen Center Adds Two Board Members

The Roots Board is responsible for analyzing and directing the mission, strategy and growth of the Teen Center, its staff, volunteers and services

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