Rita Willey Joins CHP Lee Family Practice

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Great Barrington, Mass. — Family Nurse Practitioner Rita M. Willey joined the clinical care team at Community Health Programs Lee Family Practice.
 
Willey has practiced since 2012 at Fairview Medical in Great Barrington. She previously worked at Northern Berkshire Family Medicine. 
 
Earlier, as a registered nurse, she worked at both Fairview Hospital and Berkshire Medical Center in supervisory positions.  She was appointed as a faculty member with the Yale School of Nursing in 2018 and continues to precept master's degree nursing students there.
 
Willey earned her doctorate of nursing and her master's degree in family nurse practitioner from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She holds her master's in business administration, with a concentration in health care management, from Western New England College. She earned her bachelor's degree in nursing from UMass and completed her associate degree in nursing at Berkshire Community College.
 
Willey is a member of the American Nurses Credentialing Center and has served as a member of the Massachusetts Organization for Nurse Executives as well as Sigma Theta Tau International, the honor society for nursing.
 
She has also published two papers regarding management of heart failure in the Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing and in Scholarworks, a UMass publication.
 
A resident of Lenox, she volunteered with the Berkshire County Military Family Support Group, a program of the American Red Cross, during the Iraq War from 2003-2010.  For 26 years she has been an active volunteer member with the National Ski Patrol and holds certification in outdoor emergency care.
 
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MassDOT Advisory: Blandford, Russell, Otis, Becket and Lee

LEE, Mass. — The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) announced that crews will be conducting construction and maintenance operations at specific locations on Interstate 90 eastbound and westbound in Blandford, Russell, Otis, Becket and Lee.  

The work is scheduled to begin in some locations at 7:00 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 12, and will continue at different locations and time frames through to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 16.  

At all times, travel will be maintained on I-90 through the work zones. The locations and schedules for lane closures for the work are as follows:

Blandford and Russell

  • Milling and paving operations will be conducted on I-90 westbound from Mile Marker 36 to Mile Marker 29 from Tuesday, Oct. 13, through Thursday, Oct. 15, from 7:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. the following morning.  The work will require intermittent lane closures throughout the night.

Russell

  • Drainage repair operations will be conducted on I-90 eastbound at Mile Marker 34.5 from Monday, Oct. 12, through Friday, Oct. 16, from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The work will require shoulder closures.

Otis

  • Bridge repair operations will be conducted on I-90 eastbound and westbound at Mile Marker 23 from Tuesday, Oct. 13, through Friday, Oct. 16, from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  The work will require intermittent lane shifts.

Becket

  • Bridge repair operations will be conducted on I-90 eastbound and westbound at Mile Marker 15.9 from Tuesday, Oct. 13, through Friday, Oct. 16, from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The work will require intermittent lane closures.
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