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Let's Reverse the Rural Physician Shortage

Data show that by 2030, the United States will face a primary care physician shortfall as high as 49,300. Only 25 percent of medical school graduates enter the primary care field; many head straight to higher-paid medical specialties. click for more

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Mosquito Spraying Scheduled In Pittsfield

The Berkshire County Mosquito Control Project will be spraying the areas around Brattlebrook Park and Marchesio Park on Monday night to reduce a high count of mosquitoes. The truck-mounted spraying will target the streets immediately surrounding those two parks at 11 p.m. until midnight Monday,... click for more

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Berkshire County Arc Names Vice President of...

In that role, she will oversee the accounting and finance functions of BCArc's $36 million-plus annual budget. She will also manage a complex information technology system that involves numerous state contracts, confidential client data and a network that extends beyond 40 properties across... click for more

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Brien Center Names New Director of Development

Smith comes to the Brien Center from the Hancock Shaker Village, where he was director of advancement. Smith will have primary responsibility for the agency's fundraising and development efforts, as well as enhancing the Brien Center's external relations in the community. click for more

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SVHC Names Outstanding Volunteer of the Year

The Outstanding Volunteer Award is given to the volunteer who shows dedication to patients and staff, provides excellent customer service, quality in all work that they do, and empathy and respect in all interactions with patients, staff, visitors, and fellow volunteers. click for more

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NAMI Berkshire County Names New Program Director

Adornetto initially joined NAMI Berkshire County as a board member in October 2018. click for more

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Berkshire Medical Center Honored with Five Quality...

For 2019, BMC received the following awards: Get With the Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite, Heart Failure Gold Plus with Target: Heart Failure Honor Roll, AFIB Gold, Resuscitation Gold (Adult) and Mission: Lifeline NSTEMI (Non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction)... click for more

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Berkshire Medical Center Achieves Healthgrades...

This is the third straight year BMC has been recognized with this honor, which places the medical center among the top 5 percent of all short-term acute care hospitals reporting patient safety data as evaluated by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and... click for more

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Berkshire County Arc Hires Clinical Director

Most recently he worked for 10 years at the Amherst Public Schools as a behavior analyst and autism specialist. He grew up in Williamstown, Mass., and attended Mt. Greylock Regional High School. click for more

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Williamstown Fire District...

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Cheshire Will Try to...

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Dental Staff Named to CHP Dental Practice in North...

The North Adams Family Medical and Dental Center practice is accepting new patients, and appointments can be made by calling 413-664-4088. The practice accepts nearly all health insurance, including Berkshire-Fallon and other plans.

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29 Graduate From Recovery Coach Academy

The 29 new coaches walked out of the Holiday Inn on Friday afternoon with new skills after the culmination of a five-day program that has expanded the recovery community in Northern Berkshire County.

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North Adams Recovery Center Leads With Peer...

The Beacon Recovery Center opened only eight short weeks ago but already has a cadre of nearly a dozen people who show up every Wednesday.

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Community Health Programs Taps New Board Member

Clancy is CEO of Celia Clancy Consulting and past CEO/president of The Fitzpatrick Companies. She brings to the board her background in retail and consumer goods business leadership and consulting.

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North Adams Addiction Recovery Center Holds Open...

The community center has open hours on Wednesdays from 10 to 2 at the Green and is free and open to all.

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CHP Names Primary Care Physician to North Adams...

A family medicine physician, LoPresti is a former chief medical officer at Battenkill Valley Health Center in Arlington, Vt.

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My Core Floor Wins Lever Health Tech Challenge

There is a waiting list to see Brittney Cappiello but not many women want to talk about why. She specializes in pelvic issues, treating women suffering from pain or even peeing their pants on a treadmill or a trampoline. "Even in this rural area, I currently have a three month waiting list of people coming to see me," she said.

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Health Matters: Four Quick Tips to Protect Against...

Like Lyme disease, the most common one, it is caused by bacteria carried by the blacklegged tick. According to the Vermont Department of Health, Vermont has the highest annual incidence of anaplasmosis nationwide.

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North Adams Weekend Festival Features Music, Art...

The O-Positive Festival is set to kick off on Friday with two days of music, performance, art and health care.

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SVMC Offers Diabetes Prevention Program with...

It's the Diabetes Prevention Program from Vermont Blueprint for Health and Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, part of Southwestern Vermont Health Care. And it's free.

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County Ambulance looks to Launch Post-Overdose...

County Ambulance is looking to launch a new post-overdose intervention program to help their patients connect with rehab and health services. County Ambulance President Brian Andrews said the idea would be that emergency medical technicians and paramedics on staff will visit those who were transported by the service for an overdose within 24 to 72 hours later and connect them with resources.

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BCC Nursing Program Earns Accreditation

Berkshire Community College's nursing program is being accredited through 2023, bringing relief to the beleaguered program.

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CHP Plans Children's Attic Consignment Sale for...

Families are invited to The Children's Attic to stock up on clothes for summer, back to school or everyday use. Proceeds benefit consignment families and CHP Family Services programming.

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SVHC Offers Free Paid Training for Licensed...

The training typically costs as much as $1,400. Those who enter SVHC's program agree to a one-year contract, receive free training, and earn the starting hourly rate while they train.

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SVMC, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Partner to Provide...

This service uses live, two-way, secure video on large format, high-definition mobile carts to connect D-H providers with SVMC OB/GYN patients who have gestational diabetes and women who have type 2 diabetes and become pregnant.

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BCC Suspends Nursing Program For One Year

The decision is another blow hopefully a short-term one to nursing education in the region following the impending closure of Southern Vermont College. The associate's degree program will go on hiatus for first-year students in 2019 to address lingering issues and begin re-enrollment of new students in fall 2020.

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Longtime Nephrologist Honored with BMC...

Dr. Henry Rose, who has served kidney disease and dialysis patients at BMC for more than 30 years, was awarded the honor during a special breakfast ceremony on March 29, National Doctors Day.

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Southwestern Vermont Medical Center Recognizes...

Southwestern Vermont Medical Center's medical staff was recognized at an annual event on Thursday, March 28, at the Bennington Museum.

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Primary Care Offices Offer More Than Ever

Many primary care offices are offering patients more types of care more conveniently than ever. Knowing about all of the services your primary care practice offers can help you take better care of yourself and your family.

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Downtown Pittsfield Inc. to Present Blue Art Show...

An opening reception for Blue Art Show will be held on Friday, April 5, from 5 to 8 p.m. during First Fridays Artswalk, and the show will remain on view through April 26.

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