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Berkshire Health Systems Welcomes New Board Members

Haynes and Boyd were both elected in January 2021 to three-year terms.

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Two BMC Employees Chosen for Super Bowl Trip

The Kraft Family and the New England Patriots organization have selected Berkshire Medical Center (BMC) among a select group of hospitals across Massachusetts to provide two employees with a free trip to Super Bowl LV in Tampa Bay, Fla.

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Berkshire Vaccine Collaborative Launches Website

The Berkshire Vaccine Collaborative has established vaccination sites in Pittsfield at the Berkshire Community College Field House, in Great Barrington at the WEB Du Bois Middle School and in North Adams at St. Elizabeth of Hungary’s Parish Center.

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BHS and PCTV to Present Live Program on COVID-19 Vaccine and Treatment

BHS Community Conversation: A Closer Look at COVID-19 Treatment and Vaccines, will air live on PCTV, WTBR-FM and the PCTV Facebook page on Friday, February 5th, at 2 pm. The program will be aired as a live version of the monthly Berkshire Health Program on PCTV, hosted by Dr. Rebecca Caine.

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End of Life Visitation Update for BMC

End of life visitation for non-COVID patients has not been changed and will continue under existing guidance.

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BHS Updates Visitation Guidelines

This change is for Berkshire Medical Center and its Hillcrest and North Adams Campuses, Fairview Hospital and BMC and Fairview Physician Practices.

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BHS COVID-19 Test Centers Added to Stop the Spread Program

Access to COVID-19 testing, either through the Stop the Spread program or for symptomatic testing, is by appointment only. Individuals MUST call the BHS COVID-19 Hotline, 855-BMC-LINK, or 855-262-5465, which is available daily from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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BMC Prepares for COVID-19 Vaccine Arrival

Berkshire Medical Center is one of 21 hospitals selected to begin receiving the novel coronavirus vaccine this month.

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BMC Updated Visitation Guidelines

Community spread of COVID-19 has risen dramatically in recent weeks following reports of unrestricted and non-socially distant large gatherings, which has resulted in a significant increase in the number of COVID-19 hospital admissions and cases.

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BMC Therapy Dog Program Offers Benefits to Patients

At the time, Cormier didn't think that BMC would allow dogs, so she joined forces with another employee to contact organizations and hospitals to find out how they adopted pet therapy programs. Her year-old Newfoundland passed an assessment to become the program's first therapy dog.

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Berkshire Health Systems Releases New Visitation Policy

The changes are effective starting on Monday, Nov. 16

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Gastroenterologist Joins BMC Practice: Accepting New Patients

Dr. De Roche is accepting new patients in need of Gastroenterology services and is partnered with Drs. Jeffrey St. John, Jason Bratcher, Barani Mayilvaganan and Jacques Reichling at Gastroenterology Professional Services of BMC.

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North Adams Harm Reduction Program to Merge Under Berkshire Health Systems

The program will continue to be funded by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and there will be no disruption to services, which will remain the same.

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Hand and Upper Extremity Specialist Joins Berkshire Orthopaedic Associates

DeWolf, a fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon and specialist in hand and upper extremity surgery, joins the medical staff of Berkshire Medical Center and the physician staff of Berkshire Orthopaedic Associates.

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New Chief of Cardiology Joins Berkshire Health Systems

Chien has previously held leadership roles in several organizations and most recently practiced as a non-invasive cardiologist at York Hospital in York, Maine.

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Williamstown Apothecary Set to Open on Wednesday

The Williamstown Apothecary is a collaboration between Berkshire Health Systems and Williams College that will expand access to prescriptions, over-the-counter medications and many other products, in close proximity to the Williams campus.

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Doctor Joins Berkshire Osteopathic Health in Adams

Dr. Vereen is accepting new patients in need of primary care or Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy, serving patients in the North Berkshire office of Berkshire Osteopathic Health of BMC, 2 Park St., Adams.

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New Cardiologist Joins Berkshire Health Systems

Dr. Wickramaaratchi is accepting new patients in need of cardiology services and joins Drs. Kyle Cooper, Teresa Menendez, Walter Paladino, Andrew Potash and Georgianne Valli-Harwood at Cardiology Professional Services of BMC.

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Plastic Surgeon Joins BMC; New Physician Practice Opening

Dr. Long will serve with Berkshire Plastic Surgery of BMC, a new surgical practice, opening on August 10 at the BMC Medical Arts Complex, 6th floor, 777 North St., Pittsfield.

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Berkshire Health Systems Initiates COVID-19 Antibody Testing

The testing is available through a blood test and only with a physician order. Interested residents can ask their primary care physician to submit an order to the BHS Laboratory for a test to be drawn at a BHS blood draw station. The result will then be provided to the physician, who will relay the result to the patient.

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BHS Honors Employees With Donation to Berkshire COVID-19 Fund

The donation, which was made in honor of all BHS employees and medical staff, will be designated to support two major programs that provide reliable access to healthy food for residents of Berkshire County.

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Independence Day Road Race Canceled for 2020

This would have been the 35th anniversary of the Independence Day Run, which raises funds to benefit Berkshire Medical Center.

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Berkshire Health Systems Further Reduces Call Line Hours as Usage Falls

Effective Sunday, May 17, the hours will be 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., seven days a week.

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Berkshire Family Practice Associates Expands Primary Care in North Berkshire

Berkshire Family Practice Associates of North Adams will provide comprehensive primary care services beginning on Monday, April 27, and is accepting new patients across the North Berkshire area.

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Adams Community Bank Donates $100,000 to BHS COVID-19 Relief Fund

Adams Community Bank has donated $100,000 to the COVID-19 Relief Fund that was recently established to help Berkshire Health Systems battle the coronavirus pandemic.

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