BMC Honors Seven For Excellence

PITTSFIELD – Berkshire Medical Center (BMC) recently bestowed awards on seven employees, recognizing their dedication to excellence in the provision of health care services. Recipients are:
• Judy Bard was the recipient of the Clinical Excellence Award. Bard, an RN, began her career at BMC in 1973. After 10 years in the intensive care unit, she moved to the Emergency Department, where she has worked for the past 20 years.
• Margaret Carty, an RN at BMC since 1979, was also honored with a Clinical Excellence Award. Carty has worked on the 5 West unit since 1986.
• Karen Colvin, an RN in the intensive care unit, was presented with the Spirit of Caring Award, which is given on an annual basis in memory of Robert J. Diskin, a long-time BCN nurse.
• Martha Fahey, receptionist and intake admissions specialist for the McGee Substance Abuse Unit at the BMC Hillcrest Campus, was honored with the Service Excellence Award. She has worked at the McGee unit for 10 years.
• Kathy Hart is the recipient of the Leadership in Healthcare Award. An RN and program manager for the Women’s Imaging Center at BMC, she initiated a new service for women experiencing the anxiety, confusion, and fear that can accompany the diagnosis of breast cancer.
• Sean Jennings, the program director for the Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit at BMC, is the recipient of the Management Excellence Award.
• Margaret Slater, the patient placement coordinator for Access Services at BMC, was also honored with a Service Excellence Award. She began her career at BMC as an on-call pharmacy technician, and also held positions as a nurse’s aide and unit coordinator.

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