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New Plastic Surgeon Joins SVMC

Dr. Drabyn is a board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has more than 35 years of experience. click for more

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CHP Names HR Director

Johnson has more than 20 years of leadership experience in human resources, primarily in the healthcare sector, most recently at First Choice Health Centers in East Hartford, Conn. click for more

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Open Enrollment Runs Through Jan. 23

Making an in-person appointment with a CHP application counselor is the easiest way to get – and keep – your health insurance in 2020, whether or not you are a CHP patient. click for more

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New Doctor Joins SVMC Pediatrics

Dr. Ghazali received his medical degree at the Texas Tech University Health and Science Center and his bachelor's degree from the University of Houston in Texas. He completed his residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Texas. click for more

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SVMC Primary Care Practices Recognized for...

The medical practices have been re-designated as Patient Centered Medical Homes by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). click for more

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Southwestern Vermont Medical Center LNA Wins...

The award was presented at the Vermont Child Passenger Safety Annual Technician Update in September at the Howe Center in Rutland, Vt. click for more

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CHP Names Director of Operations

Most recently the director of patient relations at Berkshire Medical Center, Gariepy has also worked as program director at Childcare of the Berkshires and at The Brien Center as a human rights representative and case manager. click for more

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PRP: New Treatment for Osteoarthritis

Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP for short, has been found effective for reducing pain and increasing function in joints affected by osteoarthritis. Best of all, it uses your body's own resources and healing powers to create change. click for more

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Support Group Helps People Deal With Loss

Upcoming sessions are Dec. 5, 12 and 19 from 2 to 3:30 p.m.; for information call Case at 413-242-4495. click for more

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New Cardiologist Joins Berkshire Health Systems

Dr. Paladino is accepting new patients in need of cardiology services and joins doctors Jeffrey Leppo, Kyle Cooper, Kristen Currie, Tracy Hagerty, Henry Lyle, Teresa Menendez, Andrew Potash and Georgianne Valli-Harwood at Cardiology Professional Services of BMC.

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20 New McCann Graduates Welcomed Into Nursing...

Christa Berthiaume, the practical nursing coordinator, said the students took their first steps on their career pathway on Jan. 2 and made it through the rigorous 10-month program.

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CHP Adds Nurse Practitioner, Social Worker at...

Community Health Programs has expanded its Northern Berkshires practices with two new health care providers: a social worker and nurse practitioner.

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SVMC ExpressCare Practice Welcomes Family Nurse...

Burke earned her master's degree in nursing from Simmons University in Massachusetts. She received her bachelor's in nursing from the University of Vermont and is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society. She is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

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Coalition Tackles Vaping, Alcohol Use in Community

But vaping remains an "invisible crisis" in North Berkshire, along with the misuse of alcohol, according to Wendy Penner, the Coalition's director of Prevention and Wellness.

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BHS Gifts $400K for Brien Center's North Adams...

Called Keenan House North, the recovery home will provide 16 individuals at a time with the housing and intensive services needed to overcome their behavioral health issues and resume lives as productive members of the community.

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Adams May Put a Cap on Tobacco Retailers

Chairman Peter Hoyt was cautious and noted the town just implemented Tobacco 21. He said it may be worth waiting to see how this has impacted youth smoking before taking any additional action.

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New Doctor Joins Pulmonary Practice at BMC

She is accepting new patients in need of pulmonary care and is partnered with doctors Hafez Alsmaan, Cynthia Callahan, Julio Miranda, David Oelberg and Jack Ringer at Pulmonary Professional Services of BMC.

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Longtime Berkshire County Physician Joins SVMC...

Since 1999, Dr. Wiseman has worked for Williamstown Medical Associates and the Williams College Health Center. He has also previously served as medical director of the VNA and Hospice of Northern Berkshire County.

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Southwestern Vermont Health Care Welcomes New...

Southwestern Vermont Health Care has announced the appointment of Brian M. Barefoot to its Board of Trustees.

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New Trustee Joins Southwestern Vermont Health Care...

Harrington is the owner of KDH Counseling PLLC, which provides mental health and substance abuse evaluations and treatment.

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BHS Diabetes Education Program Launches Weight...

The program is aimed at adults 18 and older who have a diagnosis of pre-diabetes by a blood test within the past year.

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Letter: Resources Available to Stop Vaping

Vaping by youth has become what the U.S. Surgeon General calls an epidemic and many people are working to find solutions. I'm asked frequently what can be done to turn the tide, and now new resources are available to educate youth and help those who want to quit vaping.

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Flu Shot: It's That Time Again

Although Massachusetts has historically ranked high in its overall immunization rates — 50 percent of all residents received vaccines in 2015-16 flu season — that percentage dropped from 55 percent the year before. The lowest rates of vaccination are in residents 18-49 — 40 percent for the 2015-16 season, but vaccine rates for all age groups (except young children) dropped slightly as well.

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Berkshire Fallon Health Collaborative Unveils...

The Berkshire Fallon Mobile Health Unit will be staffed by Community Health Programs' medical and operations staff during its visits to various Berkshire locations.

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Voices for Recovery Raising Awareness of Addiction

The recovery movement's goal is to overcome the shame and stigma that accompanies substance abuse and encourage those suffering from addiction to know help is available.

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SVHC Welcomes New Volunteer Services Coordinator

This position will allow for the expansion of volunteer programs at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center and the health system’s several campuses.

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'Voices for Recovery' Event Set for Saturday in...

Lifting that shame is one of the major goals of the Voices for Recovery event, which starts at noon in Colegrove Park with informational tables and family activities, continues at 1 p.m. with a ceremony of remembrance for those lost to recovery followed by a walk up Main Street to City Hall for a brief standout, then ends up back at Colegrove Park from 2 to 4 p.m. for a diverse lineup of inspirational speakers, including members from the faith community, representatives of organizations fighting

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Fairview, SBVAS Offer Emergency Training Focused...

The Stop the Bleed program teaches the basics of recognizing severe bleeding, getting help and controlling bleeding immediately using simple tools and skills that can be mastered in this class.

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New Sports Medicine Specialist Joins Northern...

Guttmann also sees patients at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC) Orthopedics in Bennington and Twin Rivers Medical in Hoosick Falls, N.Y. SVMC and Northern Berkshire Orthopedics have been partners in providing orthopedic services since early 2018.

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