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BMC Cancer Center to Host Survivor Thriver Event on Zoom

"Celebrate & Thrive: Health and the Rhythm of Life" will be presented by Dr. Mark Pettus, medical director of Population Health for BMC, on Thursday, June 4, from 4 to 5 pm.

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BMC Center for Rehabilitation Providing Telehealth Services

Patients can continue to be seen in-person at the Center for Rehab, or opt for telehealth services for physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy.

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Berkshire Medical Center Joins COVID-19 Plasma Study

BMC is using convalescent plasma as a treatment as part of a study being done by the Mayo Clinic.

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MountainOne Commits $100,000 to BMC's COVID-19 Efforts

MountainOne has committed $100,000 to Berkshire Health Systems to support the Berkshire community and help BHS fight the coronavirus pandemic.

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Taylors Donate $350K to Launch BMC COVID-19 Relief Fund

Kim and James Taylor have donated $350,000 to Berkshire Medical Center to bolster the hospital's efforts in fighting the ongoing battle to stop COVID-19.

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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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BHS Diabetes Education Program Launches Weight Loss & Lifestyle Change Program

While the formal program begins in September, there is an Information Session scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 15, from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Hillcrest Campus of BMC. To register for this Information Session, call 413-395-7942.

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BMC Diabetes Education Program Achieves American Diabetes Association Recognition

According to the ADA, the BMC program "offers high-quality education that is an essential component of effective diabetes treatment."

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BMC Achieves Awards for Stroke Care

The Coverdell Defect-free Care Award recognizes hospitals that, from the period of January 2018 to December 2018, provided defect-free care to 90 percent or more of their stroke patients by utilizing all of the interventions for which each patient was eligible.

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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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Longtime Nephrologist Honored with BMC Patient-Centered Award

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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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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Two Appointed Department Chairs at Berkshire Medical Center

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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New Doctor Joins BMC Pulmonary and Critical Care Team

Dr. Oelberg is accepting new patients in need of pulmonary and sleep medicine services, and is partnered with Drs. Hafez Alsmaan, Kashif Aslam, Cynthia Callahan, Julio Miranda, Michael Mortelliti and Jack Ringler at Pulmonary Professional Services of BMC.

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New Doctor Joins Oncology Team at BMC Cancer Center

Dr. Fynan is accepting new patients in need of medical oncology services and joins doctors Michael DeLeo, Trevor Bayliss, Sean Mullally and Nasir Ahmad in providing comprehensive care at the Cancer Center.

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BMC Receives Straight A Grade for Patient Safety

BMC is one of only 42 "Straight A" hospitals in the United States to be awarded an "A" every grading cycle since 2012.

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New Doctor Joins BMC Cancer Center

Dr. Ahmad is accepting new patients in need of hematology oncology services at both the Berkshire Hematology Oncology of BMC offices in Pittsfield, at the BMC Cancer Center and, in North Berkshire, at the North Adams Campus of BMC.

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Berkshire Health Systems Has 'Legitimate Concerns' With Ballot Question

Berkshire Medical Center officials estimate that it'll cost the hospital $22.8 million if Question 1 is passed. Voters will be asked to vote yes or no on a question as to whether or not legally mandate specific ratios of registered nurses to patients. Berkshire Health Systems is opposing the question, fearing the costs will prove to be detrimental to service.

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Advocates for Ballot Measure on Nurse Staffing Levels Rally in Pittsfield

Question 1 was placed on the ballot by petition and spells out the maximum number of patients under a nurse's charge in acute care facilities. Voting yes will institute the changes that will have to be implemented by Jan. 1, 2019, or at the expiration of any current nursing contract. Voting no will leave everything as it is.

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BMC Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Starts Better Breathers Club

Better Breathers Clubs are welcoming support groups for patients and caregivers affected by chronic lung diseases including Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, pulmonary fibrosis and lung cancer.

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Polito Announces $9.6M in Energy Resiliency Projects for Hospitals

As the climate becomes ever more volatile, storms have forced the evacuation of hospitals. Massachusetts doesn't want to see that happen here. On Thursday, Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito announced $9.6 million in grant awards to nine hospitals to build "resiliency."

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