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New Associate Provider Joins SVMC Urology

McGowan received her master of science as an Adult-Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and her bachelor's degree in nursing both from Columbia University School of Nursing in New York. Before that, she earned a bachelor's in political science from Brown University in Rhode Island. click for more

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Gift Brings Pediatric Behavioral Health to CHP

Greylock's gift provides funding support for a new social worker who will coordinate pediatric behavioral health for existing patients of CHP Berkshire Pediatrics. Other personnel will be added as this program grows. click for more

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Community Forum: Weed is Here. Now What?

Community leaders representing law enforcement, youth services, local government and the drug treatment community will discuss the changing landscape of marijuana's place in Southern Berkshire County with an extended question-and-answer period from the audience. click for more

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SVMC OB/GYN Service Decreases Necessity for...

Nitrous oxide is now available as an alternative to opioids for pain management during childbirth. In addition, fewer opioids are needed among hysterectomy patients as a result of the introduction of a new enhanced recovery program for the procedure. click for more

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CHP Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Publishes...

Gina Nickels-Nelson, who practices at CHP Berkshire Pediatrics in Pittsfield, has authored "Adolescent Ownership of Asthma Health: A Concept Analysis," which is now published in Wiley Nursing Forum, an academic nursing journal. Nickels-Nelson is a candidate for a doctor of nursing practice degree... click for more

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Registered Nurse Welcomed as Bennington...

He joins as the group's community health team leader. In this role, he is an employee of Southwestern Vermont Health Care. click for more

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Berkshire Occupational Health Merging with BHS...

The relocation will take place on Monday, Feb. 25. click for more

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SVMC Welcomes New Emergency Physician

Dr. McDonald received his medical degree from Touro Nevada School of Medicine and completed a residency in Family Medicine at the Trios Health Family Medicine in Washington state. click for more

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SVMC Appoints Sports Medicine Specialist

Dr. Guttmann earned her medical degree at Universidad Autonoma de Centro America in Costa Rica and completed the pediatrics residency training program at San Juan City Hospital in Puerto Rico in 2012. click for more

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Mount Greylock Extended Care Facility...

The award, named in memory of visionary ACHCA member Eli Pick, recognizes administrators whose teams have achieved dimensions of organizational quality that few others have been able to reach.

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Berkshire Vein Center Earns Accreditation By IAC

Accreditation by IAC indicates that the Berkshire Vein Center has undergone an intensive application and review process and is found to be in compliance with the published standards, thus demonstrating a commitment to quality patient care in vein treatment and management.

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Dentist Joins CHP Family Dental in Great...

Nainal's practice includes general dentistry, restorations, crowns and bridges, removable partial and complete dentures, root canal therapy and periodontal treatment.

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Redefining Good Health - And Good Health Care

We now ask patients about housing stability, transportation access, family relationships, caregiving challenges, friendships, food security. We know, and research shows, that these stressors impact health. But are we prepared for the patients' answers?

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Health Matters: Five Ways to Prevent Gout

Gout, a painful, red, and inflamed joint, is a type of arthritis that occurs when uric acid crystals build up in the affected area. It is most common among people with a family history, especially men. The risk of getting gout increases with age, obesity, insulin resistance and high blood pressure.

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SNAP Clients to Receive February Benefits Early

Clients are encouraged to budget this early February payment accordingly, as future benefits may not be reloaded until after the partial government shutdown comes to an end.

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Orthopedic Surgeon Joins SVMC

Schneiderbauer earned her medical degree at Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, Germany, and the Harvard Medical School Program for Medical Education in Massachusetts.

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New Doctor Joins BMC Cardiology Services

Dr. Hagerty specializes in general cardiology and electrophysiology and is accepting new patients in need of cardiology services.

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SVMC Names Family Medicine Department Chair

Tarnas has worked at the practice since 2015 and has been a member of the SVMC medical staff since 1985.

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Two Appointed Department Chairs at Berkshire...

Dr. Bradway is the first female chair of Surgery and previously served as interim chair of Surgery for half of 2016 and throughout all of 2018, and was vice chair for five years. Dr. Krochmal is the second woman to serve as chair of Pathology, and she previously served as vice chair from 2016 to 2018.

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Easy New Year's Resolutions For Your Health

For many of us, the path to good health is not an easy one. Procrastination, family obligations, work demands and lack of time and energy are just a few reasons that can halt best intentions in their tracks.

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Pittsfield To Update Body Art Regs To Include...

The Board of Health is revisiting its body art regulations as the trend of microblading has recently arrived in the city. Health Director Gina Armstrong said recently the department received two inquiries from people looking to open a microblading practice. Armstrong said the practice is covered by the tattoo regulations but said there is room in the regulations for further definitions and a requirement of experience.

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SVMC ExpressCare Practice in Bennington Welcomes...

Majors earned his master's degree in nursing from Southern Adventist University in Tennesee in 2016. He received his bachelor's in nursing from McKendree University in Illinois in 2009, and his associate's degree in nursing from Kaskaskia College in Illinois in 2002.

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SVHC Names Interim Director of Development and...

Thurber is a member of the Bennington Select Board and the Bennington County Chamber of Commerce. Before his work with SVHC, Thurber was assistant headmaster at the Stratton Mountain School in Stratton, Vt.

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New Family Nurse Practitioner Joins SVMC...

Crawford earned her master's degree in nursing from Maryville University in Missouri. She received her bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Vermont in 2010 and both her practical nursing certificate and associate's degree in Nursing from Vermont Technical College. She is certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

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SVHC Announces Two New Members to its Board of...

"We are fortunate to have a wealth of experience among our board members. These two individuals are wonderful thinkers, communicators, and leaders," said Tommy Harmon, the board chair. "On behalf of all of the trustees, I am delighted to welcome them."

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Berkshire Healthcare Communities Earn 11 National...

To qualify for the award, nursing homes and assisted or independent living communities need to have completed a customer or workforce satisfaction survey. Winners must have also received a minimum of 10 responses (at least a 30 percent response rate).

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BMC Practices Emergency Evacuation at North Adams...

Berkshire Medical Center was holding a fire drill at its North Adams campus to ensure that the staff had the process down cold on how to save their patients if things got too hot.

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Kimball Farms Awarded Five-Year CARF accreditation

In Massachusetts, only seven CCRCs hold five-year CARF accreditation. Two of those, including Kimball Farms and Day Brook Village Senior Living (formerly Loomis House) in Holyoke, are Berkshire Healthcare Systems affiliates.

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