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Southwestern Vermont Health Care Welcomes New Gastroenterologist
Dr. Qamar specializes in comprehensive treatment of the digestive system.
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Southwestern Vermont Health Care Welcomes New Gastroenterologist
Dr. Qamar specializes in comprehensive treatment of the digestive system.
Volunteers in Medicine Berkshires Welcomes New Trustee
Levin is the founder of and former CEO and chairman of Greystone Investment Management. He is a graduate of Williams College and the University of Michigan School of Law. Levin is a chartered financial analyst and serves on the boards of several philanthropic foundations.
Berkshire Medical Center Shows Off New Technology
Berkshire Medical Center is hoping to get people back to their everyday lives quicker with the help of new technology. The hospital recent upgraded its daVinci Robot to lessen the invasiveness of surgery and purchased a new EksoGT robotic exoskeleton to help patients who had strokes or spinal cord injuries learn to walk again. On Wednesday the hospital showed off the new equipment in its lobby, displaying all of the cool features the equipment has to offer
New Doctor Joins BMC Pulmonary and Critical Care Team
Dr. Oelberg is accepting new patients in need of pulmonary and sleep medicine services, and is partnered with Drs. Hafez Alsmaan, Kashif Aslam, Cynthia Callahan, Julio Miranda, Michael Mortelliti and Jack Ringler at Pulmonary Professional Services of BMC.
CHP Great Barrington Practice Wins Patient Experience Award
Awards were given to the practices that ranked highest in each of 11 performance categories, as well as an overall performance category determined by the practices with the best-in-class results across multiple categories. CHP Great Barrington Health Center received recognition for distinction in Empowering Patient Self Care.
Volunteers in Medicine Berkshires Welcomes New Clinical Care Coordinator
Waiveris brings more than a decade of nursing and leadership experience and community service to the free medical facility in Great Barrington.
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New Member Joins CHP Board
Goewey is the shelter director at the Elizabeth Freeman Women's Center, where she has also worked as a domestic violence and sexual assault counselor and advocate. She is the former executive director of the Council on Aging in Sheffield and worked in municipal finance and administrative roles for several towns in Berkshire County.
Nutritionist Joins CHP Neighborhood Health Center
Garner is a clinical nutritionist and wellness educator with expertise in medical nutrition counseling, fitness and health education. She places emphasis on integrative nutrition, program design and practical methods for implementing dietary changes.
SVHC Honors Employees for Service to Mission
One award every year is presented for each of the organization's five core values: quality, empathy, safety, teamwork, and stewardship. The employees who received the awards are noted standard bearers and role models within the organization.
New Doctor Joins Oncology Team at BMC Cancer Center
Dr. Fynan is accepting new patients in need of medical oncology services and joins doctors Michael DeLeo, Trevor Bayliss, Sean Mullally and Nasir Ahmad in providing comprehensive care at the Cancer Center.
Choosing a Nurse Practitioner As Your Primary Care Provider
As clinicians that blend clinical skill in diagnosing and treating health conditions with consideration for disease prevention and health management, NPs provide comprehensive care to patients every day.
Get Covered, Stay Covered: It's Open Enrollment Time
CHP enrollment specialists can assist income-eligible residents who are renewing their insurance and those who are applying for first-time coverage. CHP specialists are available to assist anyone, not only CHP patients.
SVMC Nurse Named as a Vermont Business Magazine Rising Star
Cross has worked as the SVMC/Vermont Blueprint for Health Community Team Leader since February, where she is responsible for patient-centered medical homes, the women's health initiative, medication-assisted treatment programs, care coordination, and various population-health initiatives.
SVHC Foundation Welcomes Three Directors to its Leadership
"Each of these esteemed women is well known in her community and highly respected among her colleagues," said Leslie Keefe, SVHC's vice president of corporate development. "Their professional experiences and thoughtfulness will serve the foundation well in its mission to engage our community in support of our health system."
New Doctor Joins SVMC Pownal Office
Rawle completed her residency in family medicine at the Stanford-O'Connor Hospital Residency Program in California. She attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in New York.
Great American Smokeout Set For Nov. 15
Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States, accounting for 29 percent of all cancer deaths. In fact, smoking cigarettes kills more Americans than alcohol, car accidents, HIV, guns and illegal drugs combined.
BMC Receives Straight A Grade for Patient Safety
BMC is one of only 42 "Straight A" hospitals in the United States to be awarded an "A" every grading cycle since 2012.
BMC Expands Rehabilitation Care with Addition of Two Physicians
They will join Dr. Francis Bohdiewicz and Dr. Douglas Molin at Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Services of BMC.
Berkshire Ambulance, Emergency Room Officials Oppose Question 1
The phrase "holding the wall" hasn't really been used much in describing emergency services in Berkshire County. But, local EMS providers say that could be a real possibility if Question 1 is passed. The term is used to describe any time when a patient is in the ambulance waiting to be ushered into the emergency department than is absolutely necessary. Ambulance companies don't want to be "holding the wall" but instead of getting the rig back into service.
CHP Berkshire Pediatrics Expands Primary Care Team
Berkowitz holds a master's degree in physician assistant studies from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She has a second master's degree in neuroscience and behavior from UMass-Amherst, as well as a B.S. in biology from UMass-Amherst.


 
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