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Berkshire Health Systems Welcomes Orthopaedic Surgeon

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Berkshire Health Systems welcomes Khaled "Kelly" Instrum, MD, a board certified and fellowship trained orthopaedic
surgeon, to the medical staff of Berkshire Medical Center and the provider staff of Berkshire Orthopaedic Associates. Dr. Instrum, who has specialized training and experience in shoulder and knee surgery, is accepting new patients in need of Orthopaedic care.
Dr. Instrum is board certified in orthopaedic surgery and was fellowship trained in Shoulder and Knee Surgery at the University of Calgary. He received his medical degree from Dalhousie Medical School, Halifax, Nova Scotia and completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Calgary.
"Orthopaedic patients often suffer with pain or deformity impacting their daily lives. My goal is to help manage this through a nonoperative or operative approach depending on what is the best action for the individual," said Dr. Instrum. "My philosophy is that, as an orthopaedic surgeon, I do not save lives — I make people's lives better. I return them to the things that give them enjoyment in life."
Dr. Instrum came to the Berkshires from Holyoke Medical Center, where he had served since 2010.
Dr. Instrum enjoys sports, in particular ice hockey. "Being Canadian, hockey has been a big part of my life. I have also grown up playing many sports including football, baseball, skiing and snowboarding, racquet sports, as well as golf. I have been an avid sports fan particularly of the Montreal Canadiens and the New England Patriots. Travel is also one of my passions. I have lived abroad and have also traveled to many parts of the world. There are still many places left to explore."
Berkshire Orthopaedic Associates is an affiliate of Berkshire Health Systems and has locations in Pittsfield, North Adams and Great Barrington. For an appointment with Dr. Instrum or one of his colleagues, ask your primary care physician for a referral or call Berkshire Orthopaedic Associates at 413-499-6600.

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BCC to Hold Series of Three Culinary Classes for Alumni

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Community College (BCC), as part of its Workforce Development and Community Education program, is offering a series of three culinary classes to BCC alumni: handmade pasta making, basic poultry butchery skills and basic bread-making skills.
All classes will be taught in BCC's Berkshire Culinary Institute, located in the Susan B. Anthony Building Annex on the main campus. 
Classes are free for BCC alumni with a donation to the Alumni Board Student Scholarship. To register for classes, or for more information, contact Caterina Penna, Director of Alumni Relations & Events, at (413) 236-3071 or
Area chef and farmer Jeremy Stanton leads the handmade pasta making class on Monday, June 26 at 10 am. The class, which will be approximately three hours in duration, will focus on Italian varieties of pasta that showcase the creative ways in which delicious pasta can be made with simple techniques. Stanton, former owner and operator of The Meat Market, Fire Roasted Catering and Stellar Pasta Company, will teach participants how to make brightly colored pastas using fresh, local ingredients. 
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