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Fairview Hospital - FY2014


Community Benefits Mission Statement
Furthering our charitable purpose as part of Berkshire Health Systems, Fairview Hospital’s Community Benefit Mission is committed to identify, prioritize and make investments that address our community’s health needs and improve its health status. Serving as the regional provider of healthcare in our rural community, Fairview prioritizes access to health care services, needs of “at risk” populations and overall public health. Fairview Hospital seeks input and meaningful collaboration as it set goals and implements programs to meet community needs.


Target Populations
Name of Target Population Basis for Selection  
Young children CDC recommendations, reports from local school district
Non-English Speaking patients Local demographics and school statistics reflect a growing immigrant, multicultural community in the schools and community
Elderly Population State, local and hospital statistics reflecting elder population that exceeds state averages
Southern Berkshire Community The rural nature of the region creates special challenges including isolation, lack of access, lack of transportation
Chronic Disease State and hospital statistics reflect a higher than state average prevalence of chronic disease.
Youth State and hospital statistics reflect a higher than state average use of alcohol among teens; also lack of access to jobs and career opportunities
Uninsured and underinsured individuals State economic and unemployment indicators

Publication of Target Populations
Marketing Collateral, Annual Report, Website, Other- Other- email, direct mail, community outreach, advertising in both English and Spanish, attending groups and meetings of target constituents

Hospital/HMO Web Page Publicizing Target Pop.
www.berkshirehealthsystems.org

Key Accomplishments of Reporting Year
In FY 14, Fairview Hospital benefited the southern Berkshire community through increased access to services, improved health literacy and information resources available on a wide range of health topics and served as a vital resource to support the overall health and well being of the southern Berkshire region. The challenges influencing health status in our region include lack of transportation, high rates of poverty and elders, rural geography and isolated communities, as well as the designation of a medical shortage region. Fairview is committed to improve the health status of our community through ongoing efforts that identify and address the needs of the most vulnerable. In FY14, Fairview received community feedback through its Community Perceptions Survey. Fairview will continue to emphasize collaboration, expanded services to meet need,chronic illness treatment and prevention, access to insurance and services, as well as supporting the greater good of our community, from offering direct services and access to care, to more indirect initiatives including food donations to the homeless shelter and professional support for rural emergency response and management teams. Through our efforts, we raise the health status of individuals and the collective community we serve.


Plans for Next Reporting Year
Access to Healthcare
Chronic Disease and Prevention Programs
Community Health Education and Initiatives
Emergency Preparedness and Services
Outreach to Uninsured/Underinsured Populations
Access to Primary Medical Care
Community Development





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Community Benefits Leadership/Team
Eugene Dellea, President
Anthony Rinaldi, Executive Vice President
Doreen Hutchinson, RN, MBA, CNAA-BC,Vice President Operations and Chief Nursing Officer
Lauren Smith,Director of Community Relations
Heather Barbieri, Manager of Volunteer Services and Community Benefits
Janet Dohoney, Community Liason
Annie Ryder, Chair of Fairview Patient Family Advisory Committee
Jen Shumsky, Community Health Program WIC
Susan Fish, English as a Second Language Program Teacher
Polly Mann, Great Barrington Senior Center
Ananda Timpane, Railroad Street Youth Project
Rosemary Carpenite, The People's Pantry
Carol Purcell, The People's Pantry




Community Benefits Team Meetings
Fairview Hospital participates in monthly Community Benefits Meeting of Berkshire Health Systems at Berkshire Medical Center, representing the southern Berkshires' health status,needs, and initiatives. In addition, a Fairview Hospital Community Benefits Committee meets at least once a year to review the report, discuss ongoing and new challenges facing our community with a Fairview Hospital Community Benefits Committee, comprised of hospital leadership and staff as well as community stakeholders and social service providers.



Community Partners
Berkshire Medical Center
Berkshire Health Systems
Construct, Inc.
Volunteers in Medicine
Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce
Community Health Program
Berkshire Public Health Alliance
Canyon Ranch Institute
Berkshire Taconic Foundation
Free Legal Clinic
The People's Pantry
Berkshire County ARC
Mass Hospital Association
Berkshire South Community Center
Farmington River School District
Southern Berkshire Regional School District
Southern Berkshire Educational Collaborative
Elder Services of the Berkshires
Berkshire Hills Regional School District
Southern Berkshire Volunteer Ambulance Squad
Western Mass Emergency Medical Services
Sandisfield Ambulance Squad
New Marlborough Ambulance Squad
Otis Rescue Squad
Great Barrington Rehab and Health Care
Timberlyn Rehabilitation and Care Services
Fairview Commons
Berkshire Meadows
Berkshire Immigrant Center
Berkshire County Boards of Health Assoc.
Hillcrest Education Centers
Eagleton School
American Heart Association
Berkshire Community College
University of Massachusetts School of Nursing
Simon's Rock College of Bard
Mildred Elley School
TRIAD(Alford, Gt. Barrington, Egremont)
Alzheimer's Association of Western Mass
American Red Cross
Western Mass Medical Reserve Corps
Western Mass Disaster Animal Response Team
Berkshire County CERT
Berkshire Visiting Nurse Association
Western Mass READY
Mass Department of Public Health
Berkshire Theatre Festival
Great Barrington Fire and Police Department
Egremont Fire and Police Department
Sheffield Fire and Police Department
Alford Fire Department
Monterey Fire and Police Department
Otis Fire and Police Departments
Stockbridge Police and Fire Department
West Stockbridge Police and Fire Department




Community Health Needs Assessment

          Date Last Assesment Completed and Current Status
Date Last Assesment Completed and Current Status Berkshire Health Sytems completed a Community Needs Health Assessment in 2011. It is currently in the planning stages of updating the assessment.
Consultants/Other Organizations:
Berkshire Regional Planning Commission Median Household Income
Community Health Needs Assessment "Health Behaviors" Berkshire County
2013 Massachusetts Prevention Needs Assessment Survey: Berkshire County
Massachusetts County Health Rankings (2014)
Mass. Dept. of Elementary & Secondary Educations's Adult & Community Learning Services Program
Canyon Ranch Institute Focus Group/South County Results
Fairview Hospital Community Health Perceptions Survey 2014




          Consultants/Other Organizations
Canyon Ranch Institute


          Data Sources
               Not Specified
CHNA Document - PDF format Not Specified



    


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Advocacy for Access
Brief Description or ObjectiveFree assistance in accessing health coverage for the uninsured as well as underinsured in the southern Berkshires. Advocacy staff take an active role to communicate with underserved communities and individuals to connect them to community resources that meet a broad range of needs beyond healthcare but that affect the health and wellbeing of individuals.
Program TypeHealth Coverage Subsidies or Enrollment
Target Population
  • Regions Served: County-Berkshire
  • Health Indicator: Access to Health Care
  • Sex: All
  • Age Group: All
  • Ethnic Group: All
  • Language: All
  • Goals
    Statewide Priority: Address Unmet Health Needs of the Uninsured
    Goal DescriptionGoal Status
    Fairview will be a proactive resource for community providers in helping their patients facilitate access to needed services and care.Fairview consults with area health care providers on a daily basis to assist and guide them in enabling access to services. The advocacy team fields an average of five requests a day to assist with indivduals needing information.
    Fairview will provide support to individuals, including initial and follow-up, to improve the ease and decrease the stress of applying for state and federal healthcare coverage. In FY14, Fairview assisted 4000 individuals pursue health coverage or access other services that support access to services and resources.
    Fairview collaborates with area schools to reach families in need.Fairview's Advocacy staff works area school nurses to provide outreach and information.
    Fairview is committed to reach out to populations that face obstacles to care.Fairview's Advocacy staff actively engage with the community at formal community events as well as informal community outreach.
    Partners
    Partner Name, DescriptionPartner Web Address
    Berkshire Hills Regional School Districtwww.bhrsd.org
    Southern Berkshire Regional School Districtwww.sbrsd.org
    Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commercewww.sbcoc.org
    Community Health Program/ WICwww.communityhealthprograms.com
    Berkshire Taconic Foundationwww.berkshiretaconic.org
    Free Legal Clinicwww.flcberkshire.wordpress.com
    The People's Pantrywww.ishcc.org
    BCARCwww.bcarc.org
    Volunteers in Medicinewww.vimberkshires.org
    Mass Hospital Associationwww.mha.org
    Berkshire South Community Centerwww.berkshiresouth.org
    Southern Berkshire Regional School Districtwww.sbrsd.org
    Berkshire Hills Regional School Districtwww.bhrsd.org
    Elder Services of the Berkshireswww.esbci.org
    Construct Homeless Shelterwww.constructinc.org
    Farmington River Regional School Districtwww.frrsd.org
    Berkshire Community Collegewww.berkshirecc.edu
    Contact InformationCheryl Thomson, Coordinator
    Advocacy for Access Service
    Fairview Hospital
    29 Lewis Avenue
    Great Barrington, MA 01230
    (413) 854-9608
    http://www.berkshirehealthsystems.org/FairviewAdvocacy

    cthomson@bhs1.org
    Detailed DescriptionNot Specified
    Chronic Disease Management Programs
    Brief Description or ObjectiveFairview provides chronic disease rehabilitation and support programs to improve health status and quality of life, especially for rural elders. In FY14, planning took place to expand the cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation programs to continue with additional programs to meet community need. Fairview also established a fun to assist individuals for whom co-pays are a financial obstacle.
    Program TypeCommunity Education
    Target Population
  • Regions Served: County-Berkshire
  • Health Indicator: Access to Health Care
  • Sex: All
  • Age Group: All
  • Ethnic Group: All
  • Language: All
  • Goals
    Statewide Priority: Chronic Disease Management in Disadvantage Populations
    Goal DescriptionGoal Status
    Fairview will provide an ongoing service to promote functional and emotional health among individuals with Parkinson's Disease. Fairview offered a weekly support and exercise program that served 9 unique patients
    Fairview has identified the high rate of COPD and oxygen-dependent patients in our community and will offer services to these individuals.Fairview's Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program offers a supportive, evidence-based program that provides a safe environment to improve exercise tolerance, therapy, monitoring and education to 35 unique patients in both regular and maintenance programs.
    Fairview will offer programs and outreach to raise awareness of diabetes and help individuals who are pre-diabetic to avoid becoming diabetic through better information and strategies to help improve health status. In FY14, Fairview attended community events to increase health literacy about diabetes.
    Fairview supports diabetics by teaching skills to manage disease and optimize health status independently. Fairview's Diabetes Education program has expanded to serve more patients in FY14 with additional hours of service. In FY14, Fairview treated 90 unduplicated patients in the Diabetes Self-Management Program.
    Fairview will make post-acute cardiac care available to individuals locally to decrease the likelihood of a recurring cardiac episode or help them improve their quality of life with cardiac disease. In FY14, Fairview provided 72 cardiac patients with risk factor reduction for improving functionality and health.
    Partners
    Partner Name, DescriptionPartner Web Address
    VIMwww.vimberkshires.org
    Berkshire Medical Centerwww.berkshirehealthsystems.org
    East Mountain Medical Associates https://emma.portalforpatients.com
    Contact InformationDoreen Hutchinson,BSN, MBA
    Vice President,Operations
    Fairview Hospital
    29 Lewis Avenue
    Great Barrington, MA 01230
    (413)854-9645

    dhutchinson@bhs1.org
    Detailed DescriptionNot Specified
    Emergency Medical Services Coordinator
    Brief Description or ObjectiveFairview serves as affiliate hospital for the New Marlborough, Sandisfield, Otis and Southern Berkshire Volunteer Ambulance Squads, providing them with training and a medical director through Fairview Hospital's Emergency Department.
    Program TypeCommunity Participation/Capacity Building Initiative
    Target Population
  • Regions Served: County-Berkshire
  • Health Indicator: Access to Health Care
  • Sex: All
  • Age Group: Adult
  • Ethnic Group: All
  • Language: All
  • Goals
    Statewide Priority: Promoting Wellness of Vulnerable Populations
    Goal DescriptionGoal Status
    Fairview's Emergency Medical Services Coordinator will provide resources for rural ambulance and EMT teams to pursue and meet state requirements for standardized care.Fairview's EMS Coordinator provides a central resource for rural squads through communicating state updates, providing education support.
    Fairview will raise the standard of pre-hospital care through higher accreditation of the area's central ambulance service.Fairview assisted the SBVAS in moving from intermediate to paramedic level of service.
    Partners
    Partner Name, DescriptionPartner Web Address
    Southern Berkshire Volunteer Ambulance Squadwww.sbvas.com
    Otis Rescue Squadwww.townofotisma.com
    New Marlborough Ambulance Squadwww.newmarlboroughma.gov
    Sandisfield Ambulance Squadwww.sandisfield.org
    Western Massachusetts Emergency Medical Services Committeewww.wmems.org
    Contact InformationJames Rintoul, RRT
    Fairview Hospital
    29 Lewis Avenue
    Great Barrington, MA 01230
    (413)854-9737

    jrintoul@bhs1.org
    Detailed DescriptionNot Specified
    Community Infection Control
    Brief Description or ObjectiveFairview's professional infection control practitioner provides infection control training, reporting, consulting at no charge to area schools nurses, residential and long-term care facilities, emergency medical personnel, primary care physician offices and South County area boards of health.
    Program TypeDirect Services
    Target Population
  • Regions Served: County-Berkshire
  • Health Indicator: Environmental Quality
  • Sex: All
  • Age Group: All
  • Ethnic Group: All
  • Language: All
  • Goals
    Statewide Priority: Promoting Wellness of Vulnerable Populations
    Goal DescriptionGoal Status
    Fairview Hospital will provide the community with access to training that assures federal and state standards are met.Fairview Hospital's Infection Control Director offers ongoing training to area professionals to raise the standard of care.
    Fairview offers clinical resources to educate and train area health and safety professionals working in group facilities to minimize the risk of infection and limit the spread of disease when it occurs. Fairview Hospital provides local schools, residential facilities and nursing homes access 24/7 to a qualified Infection Control Director who provides assessment services.
    Fairview is available to offer expertise to address current threats to the health of our community. Fairview responded to specfic requests from area organizations for training in MRSA, measles, long term care and Hepatitis B immunizations.
    Fairview Hospital will provide clinical services to provide immediate access to testing services.Fairview Hospital engages in 8-12 consultations per week to review culture results requested by area facilities.
    Partners
    Partner Name, DescriptionPartner Web Address
    Great Barrington Rehab and Health Carewww.greatbarringtonrnc.com
    Berkshire Meadowswww.jri.org
    Berkshire Immigrant Centerwww.berkshireic.com
    Community Health Programwww.communityhealthprograms.com
    Hillcrest Education Centerswww.hillcrestec.org
    Eagleton Schoolwww.eagletonschool.com
    Fairview Commons www.fairviewcommons.org
    Berkshire Hills Regional School District www.bhrsd.org
    Berkshire County Boards of Healthwww.bcboha.org
    Great Barrington Fire Departmentwww.townofgb.org
    Kindred Timberlyn Heights Nursing and Rehabilitationwww.timberlynheights.com
    Contact InformationGeraldine McQuoid, Director of Infection Control
    Fairview Hospital
    29 Lewis Avenue
    Great Barrington, MA 01230
    413-528-2663


    gmcquoid@bhs1.org
    Detailed DescriptionNot Specified
    Tobacco Treatment Services
    Brief Description or ObjectiveFairview provides a highly individualized program for the prevention and treatment of tobacco dependence.
    Program TypeSupport Group
    Target Population
  • Regions Served: County-Berkshire
  • Health Indicator: Tobacco Use
  • Sex: All
  • Age Group: All
  • Ethnic Group: All
  • Language: All
  • Goals
    Statewide Priority: Promoting Wellness of Vulnerable Populations
    Goal DescriptionGoal Status
    Fairview Hospital will reach out to youth to educate and decrease use of tobacco program among young people. Fairview provided education and information at the regional high school for 4 hours for The Great American Smokeout.
    Fairview will seek innovative ways to reach out to people who need tobacco treatment support. Fairview Hospital offered three "Tobacco Treatment Bootcamp" weekends serving 20 individuals with intense programming and ongoing support.
    Fairview Hospital is committed to assist people access tobacco treatment services and support. Fairview offered weekly Tobacco Treatment Programs and offers one-on-one counseling and support. In FY14, it served 120 individuals. It has received a high rate of success.
    Partners
    Partner Name, DescriptionPartner Web Address
    American Heart Associationwww.aha.org
    Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commercewww.sbcoc.org
    Southern Berkshire Regional School Districtwww.sbrsd.org
    Berkshire Hills Regional School Districtwww.bhrsd.org
    Berkshire County Boards of Health Associationwww.bcboha.org
    Contact InformationGeraldine McQuoid,
    Director of Tobacco Cessation
    Fairview Hospital
    29 Lewis Avenue
    Great Barrington, MA 01230

    gmcquoid@bhs1.org
    Detailed DescriptionNot Specified
    CPR Plus Program
    Brief Description or ObjectiveFairview offers a full range of life safety programs designed to help individuals be prepared to provide immediate response in an emergency until professional medical help arrives.
    Program TypeCommunity Participation/Capacity Building Initiative
    Target Population
  • Regions Served: County-Berkshire
  • Health Indicator: Access to Health Care
  • Sex: All
  • Age Group: All
  • Ethnic Group: All
  • Language: All
  • Goals
    Statewide Priority: Reducing Health Disparity
    Goal DescriptionGoal Status
    Local healthcare and residential facilities will have access to CPR/lifesafety training so the community has access to a high level of pre-hospital care in all area facilities. In FY14, Fairview provided training to EMT squads and first responders who work in healthcare or residential facilities in our area.
    Fairview will support the local community in achieving "Heart Healthy" status. Fairview Hospital has advanced area "Heart Healthy" following American Heart Association Guidelines through education and training of individuals in every community.
    Fairview Hospital will improve outcomes of emergencies through a comprehensive CPR-life safety program that offers monthly programs. In FY14, Fairview trained 46 individuals.
    Fairview is committed to the safety of our youngest, most vulnerable neighbors and their families. In FY14, Fairview trained 17 new parents/grandparents Infant/Pediatric CPR and 23 young adults in Babysitter Safety Training.
    Fairview will raise the standards of community preparedness through providing a comprehensive program and network of life safety teaching.In FY14, Fairview provided Chokesaver Class to 37 individuals in area schools and businesses.
    Partners
    Partner Name, DescriptionPartner Web Address
    American Heart Associationwww.aha.com
    Berkshire County Boards of Healthwww.bcboha.org
    Southern Berkshire Regional School Districtwww.sbrsd.org
    Berkshire Hills Regional School Districtwww.bhrsd.org
    Farmington River School Districtwww.frrsd.org
    Great Barrington Police and Fire Depts.www.townofgb.org
    Egremont Fire Departmentwww.townofegremont.org
    Sheffield Fire Departmentwww.townofsheffield.org
    Alford Fire Departmentwww.townofalford.org
    Monterey Fire Departmentwww.townofmonterey.org
    Granville Police Departmentwww.townofgranville.org
    Becket Fire and Police Departmentswww.townofbecket.org
    Stockbridge Police and Fire Departmentswww.townofstockbridge.org
    Berkshire Theatre Festivalwww.berkshiretheatregroup.org
    Otis Police, Fire and Rescue Squads www.townofotisma.com
    Contact InformationNanci Race, LPN
    Fairview Hospital
    29 Lewis Avenue
    Great Barrington, MA 01230

    nrace@bhs1.org
    Detailed DescriptionNot Specified
    Nursing and Professional Medical Education
    Brief Description or ObjectiveFacing an increasingly challenging environment in which to attract skilled healthcare providers, Fairview Hospital is actively engaged in career development at many levels of professional training to allow students living in our rural community access to high quality training programs that will be the foundation of our future healthcare workforce.
    Program TypeMentorship/Career Training/Internship
    Target Population
  • Regions Served: Other-Western MA
  • Health Indicator: Access to Health Care
  • Sex: All
  • Age Group: All
  • Ethnic Group: All
  • Language: All
  • Goals
    Statewide Priority: Promoting Wellness of Vulnerable Populations
    Goal DescriptionGoal Status
    Facing the national challenge of a shortage of healthcare professionals, Fairview Hospital invests in the skills of the local community to advance individual skills as well as assure adequate staffing needed to fill important healthcare roles. In FY14, Fairview offered 30 middle and high schools students shadow and internship experiences to spark an interest in the career opportunities that are here for them.
    Fairview will provide a clinical setting for healthcare professionals in training to gain access to skills and experience necessary. In FY14, Fairview provided clinical oversight to 14 individuals including rehabilitation, physician's assistants, nutritionists and nurses.
    Partners
    Partner Name, DescriptionPartner Web Address
    Monument Mountain Regional High Schoolwww.bhrsd.org
    Mt. Everett Regional High Schoolwww.sbrsd.org
    Berkshire Community Collegewww.bcc.org
    University of Massachusetts School of Nursingwww.umass.edu/nursing
    Simon's Rock College at Bardwww.simons-rock.edu
    Northeastern Universitywww.northeastern.edu
    Mildred Elley Schoolmildred-elley.edu
    Contact InformationDoreen Hutchinson, VP
    Fairview Hospital
    29 Lewis Avenue
    Great Barrington, MA 01230
    (413) 528-0790

    Dhutchinson@bhs1.org
    Detailed DescriptionNot Specified
    Physician Recruitment/Retention for Underserved Population
    Brief Description or ObjectiveFairview is designated an Underserved Medical Population. Fairview has played a pivotal role in stabilizing existing practices, strengthening access to primary care and women's services, and attracting specialists to the southern Berkshire community.
    Program TypeDirect Services
    Target Population
  • Regions Served: Other-Western MA
  • Health Indicator: Access to Health Care
  • Sex: All
  • Age Group: All
  • Ethnic Group: All
  • Language: All
  • Goals
    Statewide Priority: Reducing Health Disparity
    Goal DescriptionGoal Status
    Due to limited transportation access, coupled with a national physician shortage for rural primary care,Fairview has established access to physicians as a key priority need. In collaboration with the local FQHC, Fairview is pleased to announce the addition of a female ob/gyn to the Fairview Medical Staff strengthening women's services in the region.
    Partners
    Partner Name, DescriptionPartner Web Address
    Community Health Programwww.communityhealthprograms.com
    Fairview Internal Medicinewww.berkshirehealthsystems.org
    Contact InformationAnthony Rinaldi,
    Executive Vice President
    Fairview Hospital
    29 Lewis Avenue
    Great Barrington, MA 01230

    ARinaldi@bhs1.org
    Detailed DescriptionNot Specified
    Community Health Education and Screenings
    Brief Description or ObjectiveFairview offers both ongoing and special topic health education programs and events at no charge to the community. In addition to hospital-based programs, physicians and medical professionals attend special interest groups, ESL classes, and civic groups to provide updates on information, services and programs available to empower our neighbors with access to health information that can improve health status.
    Program TypeCommunity Education
    Target Population
  • Regions Served: County-Berkshire
  • Health Indicator: All
  • Sex: All
  • Age Group: Adult
  • Ethnic Group: All
  • Language: All
  • Goals
    Statewide Priority: Promoting Wellness of Vulnerable Populations
    Goal DescriptionGoal Status
    Fairview will provide free programs to help the community understand health and disease and be equipped to make more informed health decisions. Fairview offered ten special programs on topics addressing major health issues in our community.
    Fairview will serve as a catalyst to address the high rates of alcohol and drug abuse among teens in our community. Fairview sponsored an awareness campaign of alcohol and drug abuse targeting families through messaging tied to financial support of youth sports, school and recreational events.
    Fairview is committed to raise community awareness of hypertension and the importance of prevention in younger populations in order to identify health risks. Fairview sponsored a popular summer outdoor concert series, attended by a high risk population, offering a mini-health fair at each event with incentives for individuals having blood pressure taken or engaging with medical personnel.
    Fairview will raise awareness of medication safety and engage the community to decrease medication errors. Fairview distributed over 3000 medication cards in mailings and outreach reminding seniors of the importance of keeping an up-to-date list of medications available at all times.
    Fairview will promote safety by providing the community with blinking lights for walking at night.Fairview distributed over 5000 lights to be worn at night so vehicles can see pedestrians.
    Fairview will spearhead initiatives to address special health issues in our community. Fairview Hospital sponsored "Heart Healthy Night" attended by 200 people and the "Bike Safety Treasure Hunt" in which 70 children participated.
    Fairview will focus on the well-being of the elderly in our community in efforts that enhance their quality of life.Fairview Hospital co-sponsored a "Healthy Aging With Your Pet Fair" in collaboration with other area organizations that serve the elderly.
    Partners
    Partner Name, DescriptionPartner Web Address
    Claire Teague Senior Centerwww.townofgb.org
    TRIADbruce.h.bernstein@verizon.net
    Berkshire South Community Centerwww.berkshiresouth.org
    Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commercewww.sbcoc.org
    Alzheimer's Association of Western Massachusettswww.alzheimers.org
    Elder Services of the Berkshireswww.esbci.org
    Simon's Rock College at Bardwww.simons-rock.edu
    Berkshire Health Systems Wellness at Workwww.berkshirehealthsystems.org
    Southern Berkshire Educational Collaborativewww.ishcc.org
    Contact InformationLauren Smith, Director of Community Relations
    Fairview Hospital
    29 Lewis Avenue
    Great Barrington, MA 01230

    lsmith@bhs1.org
    Detailed DescriptionNot Specified
    Emergency Preparedness
    Brief Description or ObjectiveFairview collaborates with twelve towns in our service area to provide emergency and disaster training, preparation and education in planning, mitigation and response.
    Program TypeCommunity Participation/Capacity Building Initiative
    Target Population
  • Regions Served: Other-Western MA
  • Health Indicator: Other: Public Safety
  • Sex: All
  • Age Group: All
  • Ethnic Group: All
  • Language: All
  • Goals
    Statewide Priority: Promoting Wellness of Vulnerable Populations
    Goal DescriptionGoal Status
    Fairview will support community health and safety by providing emergency management support to large community events in the area.Fairview Hospital's Emergency Manager participated in command center operations at Mercy Sunday in Stockbridge and The Josh Billings RunAground in Lenox.
    Partners
    Partner Name, DescriptionPartner Web Address
    American Red Crosswww.redcross.org
    Western Massachusetts Medical Reserve Corpswww.wmmrc.org
    Western Massachusetts Disaster Animal Response Teamwww.wmdart.org
    Berkshire County CERTwww.citizencorps.gov
    TRIADbruce.h.bernstein@verizon.net
    Berkshire Visiting Nurse Associationwww.berkshirehealthsystems.org
    Simon's Rock College at Bardwww.simons-rock.edu
    Berkshire Hills Regional School Districtwww.bhrsd.org
    Southern Berkshire Regional School Districtwww.sbrsd.org
    Berkshire Medical Centerwww.berkshirehealthsystems.org
    Western Massachusetts READY www.westernmassready.org
    Southern Berkshire Volunteer Ambulance Squadwww.sbvas.com
    Contact InformationHeather Barbieri, Director of Emergency Management
    Fairview Hospital
    29 Lewis Avenue
    Great Barrington, MA 01230
    (413)528-0790

    hbarbieri@bhs1.org
    Detailed DescriptionNot Specified
    Operation Better Start
    Brief Description or ObjectiveIn FY14, Operation Better Start was fully established at Fairview Hospital with the goal of bringing the award-winning health program, started at Berkshire Medical Center, to be more accessible to children and their families in the southern Berkshires.
    Program TypeDirect Services
    Target Population
  • Regions Served: County-Berkshire
  • Health Indicator: Overweight and Obesity
  • Sex: All
  • Age Group: All Children
  • Ethnic Group: All
  • Language: All
  • Goals
    Statewide Priority: Promoting Wellness of Vulnerable Populations
    Goal DescriptionGoal Status
    By establishing a program to address obesity and other eating disorders, Fairview Hospital will improve the health status immediately and long-term for our community.Fairview attended 11 outreach events and offered 2 12-part series attended by 30 on the topic of Mindful Eating.
    Partners
    Partner Name, DescriptionPartner Web Address
    Berkshire South Community Centerwww.berkshiresouth.org
    Southern Berkshire Regional School Districtwww.sbrsd.org
    Operation Better Startwww.berkshirehealthsystems.org
    MACONY Pediatricswww.berkshirehealthsystems.org
    Western Mass Food Bankwww.westernmassfoodbank.org
    Community Health Program/ WICwww.chp.org
    Contact InformationDeb Coons
    Fairview Hospital
    29 Lewis Avenue
    Great Barrington, MA 01230

    dcoons@bhs1.org
    Detailed DescriptionNot Specified
    Free Meals to Homeless Shelter
    Brief Description or ObjectiveFairview's Nutrition and Food Service Department is committed to promoting community health among one of our most vulnerable communities, the homeless, through partnering with the area homeless shelter to provide meals for clients of the shelter three times a week.
    Program TypeOutreach to Underserved
    Target Population
  • Regions Served: County-Berkshire
  • Health Indicator: Other: Homelessness
  • Sex: Male
  • Age Group: Adult-Elder
  • Ethnic Group: All
  • Language: All
  • Goals
    Statewide Priority: Promoting Wellness of Vulnerable Populations
    Goal DescriptionGoal Status
    Fairview donates fresh meals from its Nutrion/Foodservice program three times a week to the homeless shelter. In FY14, Fairview donated over 1500 meals to the community homeless shelter.
    Partners
    Partner Name, DescriptionPartner Web Address
    Construct Homeless Shelter www.constructinc.org
    Contact InformationRoger Knysh, Director of Food Services
    Fairview Hospital
    29 Lewis Avenue
    Great Barrington, MA 01230

    rknysh@bhs1.org
    Detailed DescriptionNot Specified
    Community Benefits
    Brief Description or ObjectiveFairview's Community Benefits initiative provide focus and a partnership with our community to identify and address the health needs and assure we are meeting our obligation as a public charity through the benefit and impact of our work in the community we serve.
    Program TypeCommunity Benefits Planning Process
    Target Population
  • Regions Served: County-Berkshire
  • Health Indicator: Access to Health Care
  • Sex: All
  • Age Group: All
  • Ethnic Group: All
  • Language: All
  • Goals
    Statewide Priority: Reducing Health Disparity
    Goal DescriptionGoal Status
    Fairview Hospital will publicly report our Community Benefits Report annually and communicate with local community members to obtain feedback on its programs and discuss current issues facing the community. Fairview hosted an annual Community Benefits Meeting presenting the FY13 report and discussing issues. The Community Perceptions Survey in FY14 also provided feedback.
    Fairview Hospital will participate in Community Benefits initiatives on a regional level to represent the community, and create opportunities for collaboration with our regional partners.Fairview participated in monthly Community Benefits meetings at BHS/BMC to enhance and strengthen regional collaboration and partnership in areas of shared need.
    Partners
    Partner Name, DescriptionPartner Web Address
    Berkshire Medical Centerwww.berkshirehealthsystems.org
    The People's Pantrywww.ishcc.org
    Community Health Programwww.chp.org
    Claire Teague Senior Centerwww.greatbarringtonrnc.com
    Contact InformationLauren Smith
    Fairview Hospital
    29 Lewis Avenue
    Great Barrington, MA 01230

    lsmith@bhs1.org
    Detailed DescriptionNot Specified
    Environmental Improvements
    Brief Description or ObjectiveAs a leader in promoting a healthier, more sustainable local community and environment, Fairview Hospital introduced composting in its food services department,educating food service staff and the hospital community on waste-reducing, environmentally friendly processes and practices.
    Program TypeCommunity Participation/Capacity Building Initiative
    Target Population
  • Regions Served: County-Berkshire
  • Health Indicator: Environmental Quality
  • Sex: All
  • Age Group: All
  • Ethnic Group: All
  • Language: All
  • Goals
    Statewide Priority: Promoting Wellness of Vulnerable Populations
    Goal DescriptionGoal Status
    Fairview will contribute to creating a healthier community by raising awareness among the Fairview Hospital community on practices that are environmentally friendly. Fairview purchased a composting station and educated staff and visitors to successfully implement the new process.
    Fairview Hospital will reduce its environmental impact and utilize operational processes that exemplify a more environmentally friendly philosophy. Fairview established a relationship with a local composting facility that now collects materials on a weekly basis.
    Partners
    Partner Name, DescriptionPartner Web Address
    Not Specified
    Contact InformationRoger Knysh, Director of Nutrition and Food Services
    Fairview Hospital
    29 Lewis Avenue
    Great Barrington, MA 01230

    rknysh@bhs1.org
    Detailed DescriptionNot Specified


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    Expenditures


    Program TypeEstimated Total Expenditures for FY2014Approved Program Budget for 2014
    Community Benefits Programs
    Direct Expenses$1,137,869
    Associated Expenses$7,450
    Determination of Need ExpendituresNot Specified
    Employee VolunteerismNot Specified
    Other Leveraged Resources$58,227
    $1,400,000

    *Excluding expenditures that cannot be projected at the time of the report.
    Net Charity Care
    HSN Assessment$389,677
    HSN Denied Claims$2,616
    Free/Discount CareNot Specified
    Total Net Charity Care$392,293
     
    Corporate Sponsorships
         $5,324
     
     
    Total Expenditures$1,601,163
     
    Total Patient Care-Related Expenses for FY2014$43,051,562
    Comments: None




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    Optional Information
    Expenditures Amount
    Community Service Programs
    Direct ExpensesNot Specified
    Associated ExpensesNot Specified
    Determination of Need ExpendituresNot Specified
    Employee VolunteerismNot Specified
    Other Leveraged ResourcesNot Specified
     
    Total Community Service Programs Not Specified

    Bad Debt: Not Specified     Not Specified
    IRS 990: Not Specified
    2014


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