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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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New Doctor Joins Berkshire Surgical Services of BMC

Dr. Basile, who has operated Basile Vein Specialists for many years, has been named the medical director of the Berkshire Vein Center at BMC. As a result, he is closing his Basile Vein Specialists practice and will provide advanced vein care services at the Berkshire Vein Center beginning on March 2.

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Berkshire Health Systems Taps New Chief Medical Officer/Chief Quality Officer

Lederer most recently served as the vice president for Clinical Excellence of Allspire Health Partners in Conshohocken, Pa., where he was responsible for setting clinical priorities and establishing best practices for member organizations.

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New Cardiologist Joins Berkshire Health Systems

Dr. Paladino is accepting new patients in need of cardiology services and joins doctors Jeffrey Leppo, Kyle Cooper, Kristen Currie, Tracy Hagerty, Henry Lyle, Teresa Menendez, Andrew Potash and Georgianne Valli-Harwood at Cardiology Professional Services of BMC.

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BHS Gifts $400K for Brien Center's North Adams Recovery Home

Called Keenan House North, the recovery home will provide 16 individuals at a time with the housing and intensive services needed to overcome their behavioral health issues and resume lives as productive members of the community.

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New Doctor Joins Pulmonary Practice at BMC

She is accepting new patients in need of pulmonary care and is partnered with doctors Hafez Alsmaan, Cynthia Callahan, Julio Miranda, David Oelberg and Jack Ringer at Pulmonary Professional Services of BMC.

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BHS Diabetes Education Program Launches Weight Loss & Lifestyle Change Program

The program is aimed at adults 18 and older who have a diagnosis of pre-diabetes by a blood test within the past year.

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Fairview, SBVAS Offer Emergency Training Focused on Lifesaving Skill

The Stop the Bleed program teaches the basics of recognizing severe bleeding, getting help and controlling bleeding immediately using simple tools and skills that can be mastered in this class.

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BHS, Berkshire Orthopaedics Further Expand Care

Doctors Christina G. Kane and Ashley R. Miller have joined Berkshire Orthopaedic Associates, partnered with Drs. Kevin Mitts, Mark Sprague, Jeffrey Cella, Jarod Goodrich, David Grygier, James Parkinson and Daniel Sage.

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BHS, Berkshire Orthopaedic Associates Present Sports Injury Prevention Event

"We Know You Love Your Sport: Here's How You Can Stay Safe and Healthy" will be held on Monday, Sept. 9, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Country Club of Pittsfield.

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Berkshire Medical Center Honored with Five Quality Achievement Awards

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) Silver Referring Center.

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Berkshire Medical Center Achieves Healthgrades 2019 Patient Safety Excellence Award

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 hospitals.

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Berkshire Medical Center Awarded Recertification for Total Hip & Knee Replacement

The certification is for Joint Commission-accredited hospitals, critical access hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers seeking to elevate the quality, consistency and safety of their services and patient care.

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Sensory Processing Lecture Series from BMC Center for Rehabilitation

The lecture series will cover sensory processing and sensory integration; sensory diets and how to create an effective one; surviving changes in routines, transitions and behaviors; how to help children develop social skills; movement disorders and getting organized; and non-verbal learning disabilities, stress, anxiety and depression.

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BHS Diabetes Education Program Launches Weight Loss & Lifestyle Change Program

The program is aimed at adults 18 and older who have a diagnosis of pre-diabetes by a blood test within the past year. To be eligible for this program, participants must have a need to lose weight, with a Body Mass Index of 25 or higher.

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Berkshire Occupational Health Merging with BHS Urgent Care

The relocation will take place on Monday, Feb. 25.

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Mount Greylock Extended Care Facility Administrator Honored For Leadership

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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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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Berkshire Healthcare Communities Earn 11 National Awards

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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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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