CHP Names Chief Medical Officer for Countywide Healthcare Network

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GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Andrew Beckwith, M.D., has been named chief medical officer (CMO) at Community Health Programs.  
 
Beckwith, who is an obstetrician-gynecologist at CHP Barrington OB/GYN, will continue seeing patients while overseeing the CHP medical staff throughout Berkshire County.  
 
"Dr. Beckwith has served as the interim CMO at CHP for several months, and his leadership and management skills have confirmed that he is the ideal physician to lead our medical staff," said Rick Gregg, interim CEO at CHP. "We believe it's essential to have a practicing physician guiding our medical staff and operations, and Dr. Beckwith knows first-hand about our community's health care needs." 
 
Beckwith, who joined CHP in 2018, is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Penn., where he was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. 
 
He completed his residency at Brigham & Women's Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital, where he was a co-administrative chief resident. He also served as Division Chief of OB-GYN at Berkshire Medical Center. He previously practiced with Berkshire OB/GYN in Pittsfield. 
 
At Barrington OB/GYN, Dr. Beckwith works with other physicians, certified nurse-midwives, a family nurse practitioner, and a support team, caring for women at all stages of their lifespan. 
 
"I look forward to working closely with my colleagues throughout CHP and across the county to achieve the goals of CHP's mission to improve the health of the people throughout the Berkshires by delivering exceptional, compassionate health care," said Beckwith. "These are challenging times in health care, but our excellent clinicians at CHP are meeting these challenges every day." 




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The Berkshire Bach Society Messiah Community Sing

GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — The Berkshire Bach Society announced the return of the Messiah Sing
 
The free community event will be held for the first time in three years on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022 at 4pm at the First Congregational Church in Great Barrington. 
 
Choral conductor James Bagwell invites any singers who want to participate in popular choruses from Handel's oratorio Messiah, including Hallelujah!, accompanied by The Berkshire Bach Players.  
 
Participants should bring their own score, buy, or borrow one.
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