|New Member Named to SVHC Advisory Board|
The SVHC Deerfield Valley Regional Advisory Board consists of 10 members. Members are nominated by members of the group or by the health system. The SVHC Foundation's mission is to engage in development and fundraising activities exclusively for the support of the Southwestern Vermont Health Care Corporation.
|New Pediatrician Joins Southwestern Vermont Medical Center|
Lozier's work experience includes serving as a clinical research assistant at Brown University-Roger Williams Medical center and Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies in Providence, R.I., and as senior clinical research coordinator and rater at AccelRX Research in and at the New England Center for Clinical Research, both in Fall River, Mass.
|Accreditors to Visit BCC's Nursing Program Wednesday, Public Meeting Scheduled|
BCC's nursing program will be reviewed for accreditation during a site visit on Wednesday.
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing is holding a visit, which includes a public forum, on the accreditation process. ACEN has a full day scheduled including from 1:45 until 2:45 hearing from the public any questions, opinions, or concerns about the program.
|New Doctor Joins BMC Cancer Center|
Dr. Ahmad is accepting new patients in need of hematology oncology services at both the Berkshire Hematology Oncology of BMC offices in Pittsfield, at the BMC Cancer Center and, in North Berkshire, at the North Adams Campus of BMC.
|CHP Receives $285,000 Grant to Enhance Mental Health Treatment|
The grant from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration is part of a $396 million federal allocation. Of this, $12 million will be shared by 38 Massachusetts-based community health centers.
|CHP Dentist, Dental Educator Receives Prestigious NYU Fellowship|
Maitland was inducted as a fellow of the NYU College of Dentistry Academy of Distinguished Educators on Sept. 14 at NYU.
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|SVMC Welcomes New Doctor to Northshire Campus|
He will be working two days a week at SVMC Northshire Campus in Manchester, Vt., beginning in October. Appointments may be scheduled through the SVMC Cardiology office at 802-442-0800.
|Flu Shot: Get the Vaccine to Protect You — And Those Around You|
The flu vaccine has dramatic impacts on public health. However, since strains of the flu may vary from year to year, the vaccine must be received annually.
|One Named to SVHC Foundation's Northshire Regional Advisory Board|
The SVHC Foundation's mission is to engage in development and fundraising activities exclusively for the support of the Southwestern Vermont Health Care Corporation.
|Berkshire Health Systems Has 'Legitimate Concerns' With Ballot Question|
Berkshire Medical Center officials estimate that it'll cost the hospital $22.8 million if Question 1 is passed.
Voters will be asked to vote yes or no on a question as to whether or not legally mandate specific ratios of registered nurses to patients. Berkshire Health Systems is opposing the question, fearing the costs will prove to be detrimental to service.
|Advocates for Ballot Measure on Nurse Staffing Levels Rally in Pittsfield|
Question 1 was placed on the ballot by petition and spells out the maximum number of patients under a nurse's charge in acute care facilities.
Voting yes will institute the changes that will have to be implemented by Jan. 1, 2019, or at the expiration of any current nursing contract. Voting no will leave everything as it is.
|Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center Taps New Medical Director|
In addition to Dr. Ives, providers who work in the Cancer Center include fellow medical oncologist Dr. Dawn Brooks; radiation oncologist Dr. Matthew Vernon; Supportive Care specialist Dr. Allen Hutcheson; and nurse Carol Comar-Frost.
|BCC, AHEC Announce Fall Workshops|
The Collaborative was created between BCC and Berkshire AHEC in the fall of 2017. Its purpose is to jointly create and launch two new non-credit, continuing education programs; to explore the possible development of for-credit health professions student education; and, to develop a shared vision for a long-term partnership/integrated organization and develop a five-year strategic plan, including some short- and mid-term financial projections.
|Southwestern Vermont Health Care Offers Classes, Groups|
Southwestern Vermont Health Care offers classes and events to help patients learn more about their health in groups.
|Guest Column: The Explosion of Vaping and Youth Use|
These are ample reasons to be concerned about youth vaping. Most importantly, nicotine is a highly addictive substance and young people are uniquely at risk for long-term long-lasting effects of exposing their developing brains to nicotine.
|Berkshire OB/GYN of BMC Continues to Expand With New Doctor|
Dr. Gordon-Fogelson will be providing comprehensive OB/GYN services at Berkshire OB/GYN of BMC’s offices in Pittsfield and North Adams.
|Community Health Programs Names New Chief Communications Officer|
Strickler has worked for Berkshire region nonprofit and for-profit organizations, focusing on strategic planning and marketing, brand management, and external relations.
|Cancer Center Community Crusaders Raise Nearly $60K for Local Cancer Patients|
Eight crews and more than 4,000 participants at the event contributed to the group's nearly $60K fundraising total for the year.
|BMC Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Starts Better Breathers Club|
Better Breathers Clubs are welcoming support groups for patients and caregivers affected by chronic lung diseases including Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, pulmonary fibrosis and lung cancer.
|Mosquitoes Out in Record-breaking Numbers This Year|
It is going to be a record year for the local mosquito population in Berkshire County.
And residents have taken note. Over the last week, the Health Department the Berkshire County Mosquito Control Project had fielded hundreds of calls from residents about high population numbers.