Career Pulse

Hartnell Achieves Status of Endovascular Diplomate

NORTHAMPTON — Dr. George Hartnell, an interventional radiologist and a member of Cooley Dickinson Hospital’s medical staff, has successfully completed the American Board of Vascular Medicine Endovascular Medicine Exam.

Hartnell is now an endovascular diplomate of the American Board of Vascular Medicine. This designation means that Hartnell has acquired the ABVM’s required training and experience and passed a rigorous examination. According to ABVM’s Web site, “this demonstrates a high standard of physician excellence.”

Hartnell’s new status is yet another sign of his continued commitment to professional development in vascular medicine. He is the first physician at Cooley Dickinson to earn the distinction, and he is among a handful of physicians in the Pioneer Valley to have done so.

At CDH, Hartnell oversees the Vascular and Special Interventions program and uses minimally invasive technology to treat certain cancers, peripheral artery disease, uterine fibroids, and other conditions.

Hartnell is a cardiovascular specialist with more than 25 years experience in vascular and interventional radiology. He is board-certified in diagnostic radiology and holds a certificate of additional qualification in vascular and interventional radiology. He is also a fellow of the Society of Interventional Radiology and of the American College of Cardiology.

He also has held academic appointments at Harvard Medical School, Johns Hopkins, and most recently as a professor of Radiology at Tufts University School of Medicine.

Hartnell earned his medical degree from the University of Bristol Medical School in the United Kingdom. He also completed internships, residencies, and fellowships in the United Kingdom.

Providence Taps McKenzie as Chief Medical Officer

HOLYOKE — Dr. Dean McKenzie has taken on the role of chief medical officer at Providence Behavioral Health Hospital in Holyoke. In this position, he acts as a liaison between administration and members of the medical staff to support patient-care services while focusing on quality of care, patient satisfaction, risk management, and patient safety.

A graduate of Hope College and the University of Michigan Medical School, McKenzie served his residency in Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Arizona. He is board-certified in psychiatry and neurology. He most recently served as utilization management medical director for Magellan of Arizona, a state-contracted regional behavioral health authority that provides a wide range of services, including crisis assistance, children’s services, and substance-abuse treatment.

“With his extensive clinical experience, leadership skills, and financial background, Dr. McKenzie is a tremendous asset to our team at Providence Behavioral Health Hospital,” said Dr. William Bithoney, chief medical officer of the Sisters of Providence Health System.

“Providence Behavioral Health Hospital plays a vital role in the community through the delivery of safety-net services for patients of all ages and from all economic backgrounds,” said McKenzie. “This patient-centered model of care is at the heart of Providence’s mission to be a transforming, healing presence in the community, and I welcome the opportunity to further that goal.”

Jones Joins Staff of Baystate Urogynecology

SPRINGFIELD — Dr. Keisha Jones, specializing in urogynecology and pelvic-support disorders, has joined Baystate Urogynecology, where she will assist Dr. Oz Harmanli, chief of the Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery Division at Baystate Medical Center.

Before arriving at Baystate, Jones completed a fellowship in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery at Magee-Women’s Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pa. She earned her medical degree from Virginia Commonwealth University, completed her internship and residency at Yale New Haven Hospital in Connecticut, and earned a master’s degree in Clinical Research from the University of Pittsburgh.

At Baystate Medical Center, the western campus of Tufts University School of Medicine, Jones will serve as resident rotation coordinator in urogynecology.

Active in numerous professional societies, she is a member of the American Medical Assoc., the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American Urogynecology Society, and the International Urogynecology Assoc.

Jones is active in research and is published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and abstracts. She also serves as a reviewer for the AUGS Literature Review and the American Journal of Gynecology.

Baystate Urogynecology, located at 3300 Main St. in Springfield, is the newest Baystate medical practice and provides services in pelvic reconstructive surgery, female pelvic-floor disorders, urinary incontinence, and prolapse of the vagina, bladder, and uterus. Jones is currently accepting new patients on a referral basis and welcomes physician calls for consultations and second opinions. Most major insurance plans are accepted. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (413) 794-7045.

Myers Joins Baystate Regional Cancer Program

SPRINGFIELD — Dr. Tashanna Myers, specializing in gynecologic oncology, has joined the Baystate Regional Cancer Program’s Gynecologic Oncology Division at Baystate Medical Center.

Before arriving at Baystate, Myers completed her fellowship in gynecologic oncology at the University of Oklahoma. She completed her doctorate in Obstetrics and her residency at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pa. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Yale University.

Active in numerous professional societies, Myers is a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the National Medical Assoc., the American Medical Assoc., the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists, and the American Assoc. for Cancer Research.

Also active in the area of research, Dr. Myers is published in several peer-reviewed journals and abstracts.

The Gynecologic Oncology Division of the Baystate Regional Cancer Program provides comprehensive care for women, including diagnosis and treatment of cancers affecting the female reproductive organs, including cervical, uterine, ovarian, and vaginal malignancies. Myers is currently accepting new patients on a referral basis and welcomes physician calls for consultations and second opinions. Most major insurance plans are accepted. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (413) 794-9338.

Young Joins BHS as Chief Information Officer

PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Health Systems has announced the appointment of William Young, an experienced leader in the information systems field, to the position of chief information officer.

Young comes to the Berkshires from Ellis Hospital in Schenectady, N.Y., where he had served as chief information officer since 2003. During his tenure at Ellis, Young successfully managed the implementation of a multi-million-dollar information-systems investment plan, and was involved as a senior manager in the merger of three hospitals on disparate systems into one organization and one information system.

Young is a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y. with a degree in Technical Management and concentrations in Information Systems, Economics, and Business Law. He has been active in numerous professional and civic organizations, including serving as chair of the Enterprise Information Systems Steering Committee for the Health Information and Management Systems Society, co-chair of Health Information Exchange of NY – NY Capital District RHIO, and a member of the board of trustees of Schenectady Visiting Nurse Services.

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