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Berkshire Health Systems Offers Vaccine Clinics in Medical Arts Complex

The COVID-19 vaccine is free and is available to anyone ages 12 and older.

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Emergency Medicine Physician Honored with BMC Patient-Centered Award

Batya Cohen, MD, a member of the BMC Emergency Department, was awarded the honor during a special ceremony in May.

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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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BMC Presents Inaugural 'DAISY' Award to Cardiac Nurse

Cardiac care nurse Susan Alibozek was honored with Berkshire Medical Center's first DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, a national nursing recognition program that has been adopted by thousands of hospitals to honor individual nurses who have had a tremendous impact on patient care.

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Big Y Donates To BMC

In order to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer, all Big Y Supermarkets donated proceeds from their October initiative Partners of Hope to 31 local breast cancer support groups throughout Massachusetts and Connecticut.

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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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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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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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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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Lions Clubs International Donates $10K to BMC's COVID Fund

The presentation was made by Art McConnell, former governor and club member of the Lions Club District 33Y in Dalton to Jack Henault, director of supply chain and clinical engineering at Berkshire Medical Center.

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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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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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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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