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BHS Providing COVD-19 Vaccine for Infants and Toddlers

On Saturday, July 2, the BHS Testing and Vaccine Center in Pittsfield will hold its monthly COVID vaccine clinic for children 5 to 11, running from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.

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BMC Parking Garages, Access Roads Limited During 4th of July Events

During the parade, the hospital's employee parking garage will be open to the public, but it will be closed that evening and unavailable for public parking to view the fireworks display at Wahconah Park.

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BHS continues to enhance services for the LGBTQ+ community

Determined to further tear down any real or perceived barriers to fully inclusive, equitable healthcare to thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and/or questioning and other members of the community in the Berkshires, Berkshire Health Systems (BHS) the county's leading healthcare system is continuing to explore new ways to better serve the unique needs of patients who identify as LGBTQ+.

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Independence Day Run Returns

The 5K race has not been held since 2019 due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The return of the run marks its 35th year.

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BHS Wellness Hosting Men's Health Workshop

The Men's Health Workshop will be held on Tuesday, June 21 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at the Zion Church, 74 First Street in Pittsfield.

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Vein Specialist Joins Berkshire Surgical Services of BMC

He is accepting new patients in need of vein care.

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Fairview Hospital Named Among Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals in the U.S.

Fairview achieved two Top 20 recognition awards, the first for Overall Hospital Performance based on the results of the Chartis Rural Hospital Performance INDEX and its eight indices: inpatient market share, outpatient market share, quality outcomes, patient perspective, cost, charge, and finance.

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Dr. Brahmanandam Joins BMC As Head of Vascular Surgery

Dr. Brahmanandam joins the Berkshire Medical Center (BMC) medical staff and the provider staff of Berkshire Surgical Services of BMC. She is accepting new patients in need of Vascular care.

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BMC Nationally Recognized with an 'A' Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harms to patients.

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Berkshire Health Systems Welcomes Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Instrum is board certified in orthopaedic surgery and was fellowship trained in Shoulder and Knee Surgery at the University of Calgary.

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BHS Launches New Training Program to Support Nursing Assistants

BHS covers the cost of all training in its pipeline programs and, in most cases, also pays a full-time salary with benefits to the program participant while they are completing their training course so that no candidate is required to make the difficult choice between receiving a full-time salary and completing the training requirements necessary to advance their career.

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BMC Announces Healthcare Scholarships

All applications are due by May 23

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BHS Hospitals Earn Top Performer Honors in Healthcare Equality Index

The HEI the nation's foremost benchmarking survey of healthcare facilities on policies and practices dedicated to the equitable treatment and inclusion of their LGBTQ+ patients, visitors and employees.

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Berkshire 150 Enters Second Year: Community Wellness Program Promotes Exercise as Spring Commences

Berkshire 150 is a community wellness program promoting exercise over a 6-week period, with the goal of exercising at least 150 minutes a week. That's the number of minutes recommended by the Centers for Disease Control to help maintain a healthy lifestyle, in addition to eating the right foods.

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Jacqueline Sciola: 'Heart and Soul' of BHS Endoscopy Unit

Jackie Sciola was honored recently with the inaugural BMC Endoscopy Recognition Award, for her decades of service and community promotion of the importance of screening colonoscopy and endoscopic care.

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Dr. Instrum Joins Berkshire Orthopaedic Associates

Dr. Instrum is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and was fellowship-trained in Shoulder and Knee Surgery at the University of Calgary.

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New Cardiologist Joins Berkshire Health Systems

Berkshire Health Systems announces the appointment of Dr. Stephen R. Phlaum, a board certified and fellowship trained cardiologist, to the medical staffs of Berkshire Medical Center and Fairview Hospital.

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Rodowicz Formally Assumes Role of BHS President

Rodowicz, who formerly served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of BHS, began her new role in January of 2022 after being appointed President and CEO by the BHS Board of Trustees.

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Berkshire Health Systems Expands Visitation

In most cases, except for the Emergency Departments and Critical Care Units, the new Visitation Guidelines allow for two visitors.

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FEMA Awards $2.9 Million To BMC For COVID-19 Costs

The hospital will receive a total of $2,908,751 in federal funding.

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BHS Offering Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

These pediatric clinics will provide COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 and will be held the first Saturday of each month, beginning March 5 at the BHS Vaccine Center, 505 East Street in Pittsfield, from 8 am to noon.

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BHS Pediatric Practice Wins MHQP Patient Experience Award

The "MHQP Patient Experience Awards" is an annual awards program introduced in 2018 by MHQP, a non-profit measurement and reporting organization that brings together providers, health plans, and patients to improve the quality of patient care experiences in Massachusetts. MHQP conducts the only statewide survey of patient experience in primary care in Massachusetts.

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Dr. Peter Chien Reminds Berkshire Residents February is Heart Month

Dr. Chien, a board-certified and fellowship-trained Cardiologist, joined the BMC medical staff and the physician staff of Cardiology Professional Services of BMC in 2020.

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Operation Better Start receives Community Impact Grant from Fallon Health

The funds, totaling $10,000 will help support the Food and Families program in the Pittsfield Public Schools' 21st Century After School Program.

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BMC Awarded Total Hip and Knee Replacement Certification

The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization's commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.