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.
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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
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.
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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
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
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
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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."
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).
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.