CHP Welcomes Family Nurse Practitioners

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Dawn Kohanski and Sophie Jannen
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Community Health Programs (CHP) has expanded its primary care team in Great Barrington and North Adams with the addition of two family nurse practitioners.
 
Dawn Kohanski, FNP, completed her family nurse practitioner master's degree at the State University of New York (SUNY) Institute of Technology, and she also holds a master of science in nursing and health care administration from the University of Phoenix. She earned her bachelor's degree in nursing from SUNY Institute of Technology.
 
Most recently, she was a hospitalist nurse practitioner at Berkshire Medical Center, where she coordinated adult acute care in the hospital setting. She also worked as a family nurse practitioner with Columbia Memorial Health in Cairo, N.Y., caring for patients of all ages. 
 
During the early months of Covid-19 in 2020, Kohanski also worked as a temporary ICU nurse practitioner at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.
 
She resides in Williamstown.
 
Sophie Jannen, FNP, has joined the CHP Mobile Health Unit team.
 
She earned her master's degree in nursing from Simmons University in Boston and received her bachelor's in nursing at Northeastern University. She also holds a bachelor's in psychology from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. She graduated with cum laude honors from each program.
 
Jannen worked previously as a family nurse practitioner at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center Express Care. As a registered nurse, she also worked at the Berkshire Medical Center Emergency Department and Southwestern Vermont Medical Center.
 
A resident of Williamstown, she has also volunteered with youth programs in North Adams and New York and at the Bennington (VT) Free Clinic. 
 




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SBPHC to Offer Southern Berkshire County Vaccine Clinic

GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — The Southern Berkshire Public Health Collaborative (SBPHC) will be hosting a Pfizer Bivalent Booster clinic for 5–11-year-old and 12+ years old at W.E.B DuBois (313 Monument Valley Road) in Great Barrington on Tuesday Dec. 13 from 4-7 pm. 
 
Regular dose flu vaccine will also be available.  Those eligible for a booster shot must have completed their primary series of the one dose Johnson & Johnson or the two dose Moderna or Pfizer vaccines.  Pre-registration is required, walk-ins will not be accepted.  If you need assistance registering, you can call Jill Sweet at (413) 717-7209 or Jayne Smith (413) 717-8922. 
 
Please bring your insurance card and COVID card to the clinic.  We are asking that you wear a short-sleeved shirt.  
 
Pizza will be provided for those that are vaccinated.  Please register here: https://home.color.com/vaccine/register/tritown
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