Craneville Place of Dalton Welcomes New Administrator

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DALTON, Mass. — Craneville Place of Dalton Rehabilitation and Skilled Care Center has named Christina Rootes-Hunter as the company's administrator.

Rootes-Hunter will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the facility, overseeing all departments and general management responsibilities.

Rootes-Hunter, who holds degrees in both gerontology and law, has nearly 30y years of experience as an administrator of skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities across Massachusetts and Connecticut. She has been a member of AHCA (American Health Care Association) for many years, and has served as vice president at the Holland Council on Aging for the past six years. In her previous roles, she has successfully lead her team in delivering quality service, has offered strong staff leadership and was deeply involved in community development. This background has helped Rootes-Hunter to make an easy transition to Craneville Place.

"We are so excited to have Tina on board. She will bring a fresh perspective and approach to our center," said Andrew Gillis, vice president of operations for Bane Care Management, the management organization for Craneville Place. "Tina has a proven track record of skills leading staff to achieve set goals, while creating an environment that values compassion, dignity and respect for our residents."

Nestled in the heart of the Berkshires, Craneville Place offers a serene country setting and is conveniently located near downtown Pittsfield and Berkshire Medical Center. Its 89 bed skilled nursing facility offers short term rehabilitation and long term care. For more information, call 413-684-3212.

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Greylock Federal Credit Union Reopens Kellogg Street Branch

By Jack GuerinoiBerkshires Staff

A crowd gathers for the grand reopening of the Kellogg Street branch.
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Greylock Federal Credit Union returned "home" with the grand opening of its newly renovated Kellogg Street branch that also houses the new Community Empowerment Center.
"Why did we invest millions here?" John Bissell, president and chief executive officer, asked before Monday's ribbon-cutting. "Because this is our home. This was Greylock's first home. This nieghborhood has been our heartbeat since 1935."
The expanded and renovated building will not only offer typical banking services but also free counseling to help residents with their financial futures. 
Vice President of Administration Jamie Ellen Moncecchi said Greylock looks to give residents in need the tools and resources to help them navigate their financial lives. She went on to say the center will offer free community education, budgeting and credit building classes, and loan coaching.
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