You’ve heard the news reports. Vermont is breaking records every day for the number of new COVID cases. The highest number of cases every 14 days this spring was 400. In the last 14 days, we have seen 894 cases in our state. click for more
The presentation will take place from 4 to 5 pm, and it is free and open to the public. The event is appropriate for any person who experiences joint pain, along with members of their families. click for more
Both inpatients and outpatients who would benefit from additional support during a visit or stay should request the use of technology to bring important family and friends virtually into exam and hospital rooms. click for more
North Adams has remained in the lowest category with eight new cases in the past two weeks and six in the to weeks prior to that for a total of 75 to date. In contrast, the county logged 159 new cases in the past two weeks, the bulk of those in Pittsfield.
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With the recent uptick of COVID-19 cases in Berkshire County, two well-frequented restaurants have temporarily shut their doors because of exposure to the virus.
Both said they wanted to be transparent to their customers and staff about what had happened.
The Baker Administration is changing the way it decides how municipalities are categorized as red, yellow or green for COVID-19 transmission and continuing its push to have public schools prioritize in-person instruction.
Ward 2 Councilor, Kevin Morandi petitioned for annual updates on their conditions. A presentation of environmental monitoring activities from General Electric was given to the Public Health and Safety Committee on Thursday evening.
The gift is dedicated to support Vision 2020, the health system's strategic direction. The initiative outlines transformational projects for SVMC's main entrance, Emergency Department, and Cancer Center over the next few years.
Last several weeks have seen a spike in new cases — close to a 1,000 a day compared to 200-300 over the late summer — and a seven-day positive rate average that's climbed from 0.8 percent to 1.8-1.9 percent. Daily case counts are up by 300 percent and inpatient hospital counts by 145 percent.
To mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus, visitation hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. and patients will be limited to one visitor at a time. Additionally, the time per visit will also be limited to 30 minutes per individual.
The Association for Behavioral Healthcare (ABH) recognized its 2020 award recipients at its annual Salute to Excellence event on Oct 16, and this year, Rebecca Phelps-Smith, Acute Services Division Director and emergency services program (ESP) clinician for the Brien Center, received the Exceptional Leadership Award.
Duchene made the announcement earlier this month during a surprise presentation in the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center intensive care unit. Shakar was nominated by a patient and selected from several nominations.
In the early months of COVID-19, mammography numbers declined dramatically in the U.S. as hospitals and health care facilities suspended elective and preventive medical care to reduce virus transmission. Now, with more awareness of how to prevent COVID-19 transmission, mammograms and other diagnostic care are being offered again in safe surroundings.
Dr. De Roche is accepting new patients in need of Gastroenterology services and is partnered with Drs. Jeffrey St. John, Jason Bratcher, Barani Mayilvaganan and Jacques Reichling at Gastroenterology Professional Services of BMC.