The year-long program is completed during the students' first year of employment and as they serve in nursing roles across the organization. Monthly meetings connect RNs with nurse educators, leaders, and skilled preceptors for mentorship.
The event was sponsored by Caplan and his wife Laurie of Deerfield Valley Real Estate and by Richard Messina, founder, president and CEO of The Benchmark Company, an investment banking firm based in New York City, and his wife and Pam Brocius.
Determined to further tear down any real or perceived barriers to fully inclusive, equitable healthcare to thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and/or questioning and other members of the community in the Berkshires, Berkshire Health Systems (BHS) the county's leading healthcare system is continuing to explore new ways to better serve the unique needs of patients who identify as LGBTQ+.
Dr. Vernon has been instrumental in procuring advanced technology for cancer treatment in southern Vermont, including a linear accelerator. The device delivers treatment with greater accuracy and fewer side effects.
During the COVID-19 pandemic food insecurity issues grew, and today CHP is distributing up to 2,000 bags of free food each month. CHP has also benefited from the generosity of farmers, businesses, grant programs, individuals and community groups to keep shelves well-stocked at CHP's Family Services on Stockbridge Road.
Fairview achieved two Top 20 recognition awards, the first for Overall Hospital Performance based on the results of the Chartis Rural Hospital Performance INDEX and its eight indices: inpatient market share, outpatient market share, quality outcomes, patient perspective, cost, charge, and finance.
Those who join in the summer will be on board in time to participate in reviewing of the fall grant applications. The committee invites potential members to come to a meeting, ask questions and see how they can be involved.
The show will cover Barnato's wide range of expertise, including public health/preventive medicine, hospice/palliative medicine, the institute's work, health equity, and Barnato's research regarding life support decisions families and physicians make for patients in the ICU.
Malcolm served most recently as chief executive officer at the coaching firm Master Physician Leaders. She also currently serves as associate program director for the American Medical Women's Association's Leadership Certification Program.
Dr. Frates is an award-winning assistant clinical professor at Harvard Medical School, director of Lifestyle Medicine and Wellness for the Department of Surgery at Mass General Hospital, and president-elect of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.
Presenters had 7 minutes to share how their rural hospitals are implementing strategies that enhance the patient experience, designing care delivery to meet patients where they are, addressing their patients' medical, mental, and social needs, and improving value
Dr. Cohen received his medical degree at the State University of New York Medical Center in Brooklyn, a graduate degree in physiology from Hahnemann University in Pennsylvania, and a bachelor's in psychobiology from Binghampton University in New York.
Sayles joined the Vermont Foodbank as the CEO in March of 2009 after serving ten years in senior appointed positions with the State of Vermont at the Department of Public Service and Agency of Natural Resources.
BHS covers the cost of all training in its pipeline programs and, in most cases, also pays a full-time salary with benefits to the program participant while they are completing their training course so that no candidate is required to make the difficult choice between receiving a full-time salary and completing the training requirements necessary to advance their career.
Monday, April 18, is Patriots Day, a state holiday marking the anniversary of the Battle of Lexington and Concord that began the American Revolution. The day is celebrated on the third Monday in April.
These steps are part of CHP's multi-year plan to improve dental care access in the Berkshires who rely on MassHealth. Due to low reimbursement rates, fewer dental practices accept MassHealth. CHP intends to fill this widening gap.
The HEI the nation's foremost benchmarking survey of healthcare facilities on policies and practices dedicated to the equitable treatment and inclusion of their LGBTQ+ patients, visitors and employees.
Berkshire 150 is a community wellness program promoting exercise over a 6-week period, with the goal of exercising at least 150 minutes a week. That's the number of minutes recommended by the Centers for Disease Control to help maintain a healthy lifestyle, in addition to eating the right foods.
The magazine topics are based on those identified by the community health needs assessment, a triannual process that includes a wide-ranging health and wellness survey and regional focus groups. It was conducted last year.
Dr. Donaldson received his medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School and his bachelor's in history from Dartmouth College, both in Hanover, NH. He completed his residency training in urology at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.
Dr. Tobe earned his medical degree at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry of Western University in Ontario, Canada and an honorus bachelor in biological science from the University of Guelph, also in Ontario.
The new offering joins other tangible benefits—including a $5,000 sign-on and retention bonus, competitive pay and benefits, and ongoing tuition support for further education—to inspire increased applicants.
Berkshire Health Systems announces the appointment of Dr. Stephen R. Phlaum, a board certified and fellowship trained cardiologist, to the medical staffs of Berkshire Medical Center and Fairview Hospital.
He is a psychiatrist at Taconic Psychiatry in Manchester, Vt., which offers treatment for ADHD, anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, and trauma. It is among the first practices to offer ketamine-assisted therapy.
Sponsored by the Catamount Rotary Club, the Interact Club performs service throughout the greater Bennington area, and is dedicated to helping students develop leadership skills, demonstrate helpfulness and respect for others, understand the value of individual responsibility and hard work, and advance international understanding and goodwill.
Davison is a two-time Olympian from Jericho, Vermont. She is a graduate of Middlebury College, where she competed as a downhill ski racer. She began mountain bike racing in 2001. Her career highlights include a silver medal at the 2016 World Championships, bronze medal at the 2014 World Championships, and 3rd overall in the 2015 World Cup series.
The "MHQP Patient Experience Awards" is an annual awards program introduced in 2018 by MHQP, a non-profit measurement and reporting organization that brings together providers, health plans, and patients to improve the quality of patient care experiences in Massachusetts. MHQP conducts the only statewide survey of patient experience in primary care in Massachusetts.
The observance was initiated by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) to help generate attention for the improvement cardiac rehabilitation can make in the lives of those diagnosed with heart disease or dysfunction. SVMC's Cardiac Rehabilitation is accredited by the AACVPR.
Just over 25,000 Berkshire County residents (about 20 percent of the population) are covered by MassHealth. But dental care for these patients is often a challenge because just a handful of area dental practices can accept MassHealth as payment.