Career Pulse

Ericson Joins Staff at Cooley Dickinson

NORTHAMPTON — Dr. David Ericson has joined the medical staff at Cooley Dickinson Hospital as an ear, nose, and throat surgeon.

Ericson graduated from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tenn. He started his career at an ear, nose, and throat practice in Cherry Hill, N.J. Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, Ericson has practiced in the field of otolaryngology for more than 12 years. He is now in practice with Dr. Michael Stamm, ear, nose, and throat surgeon.

Ericson treats adults and children for a variety of ear, nose and throat disorders, including allergy and sinus problems, hearing and balance disorders, and voice and swallowing problems. He welcomes new patients. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (413) 586-7100.

Reines Certified by American Board of Surgery

NORTH ADAMS — Dr. Louis Reines has earned board certification from the American Board of Surgery. Reines is a general surgeon at North Adams Regional Hospital, and joined the NARH medical staff in September 2011.

Reines earned his medical degree and a master’s degree in Health Management from Tufts University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in general surgery at the University of Connecticut and his fellowship in colorectal surgery at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

According to the American Board of Surgery, certification indicates a surgeon has met the highest standards of education, training, and knowledge in the field of surgery. This certification is voluntary and demonstrates a surgeon’s commitment to quality patient care.

The certification process includes an eight-hour written examination, which assesses one’s general knowledge of surgery. Following the written assessment is an oral exam administered by experienced surgeons who evaluate factors such as surgical judgment and decision-making skills.

Reines performs general surgery, but is fellowship-trained in colorectal surgery. His areas of expertise include laparoscopic colectomy, complex ano-rectal surgery, and colonoscopy. He is currently accepting new patients, and can be reached at Northern Berkshire General Surgery at (413) 664-5999.

Cooley Dickinson Welcomes Schalet

NORTHAMPTON — Dr. Ben Schalet has joined Northampton Plastic Surgery and the Cooley Dickinson Hospital medical staff.

Schalet earned his medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Following his plastic surgery residency at Albany Medical Center, Schalet completed a breast reconstructive and aesthetic fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Schalet specializes in body contouring due to weight loss, wound care, breast reconstruction, pediatric lacerations and scars, and trauma. He welcomes new patients. For more information, call (413) 584-0044.

Zukowski Earns CRA Credential

GREENFIELD — Lynda Zukowski, manager of Radiology and Imaging at Baystate Franklin Medical Center, has received the credential of Certified Radiology Administrator (CRA) through the Radiology Administration Certification Commission.

Following her graduation from the Franklin County Public Hospital School of Radiologic Technology, Zukowki joined Baystate Franklin Medical Center in 1973. She has managed the Radiology and Imaging department since 1996.

During her tenure, Zukowski has played an active role in this rapidly expanding department. She spent eight years as a clinical instructor for Holyoke Community College’s Radiologic Technology program. She was also instrumental in the 2005 renovation of the department as part of the hospital’s Second Century Campaign.

Zukowski is a member of American Hospital Radiology Administrators, the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, and the Massachusetts Society of Radiologic Technologists.

The CRA program is the only credentialing opportunity recognizing the range of skills and expertise that an imaging administrator possesses. The credential was designed to recognize professional competencies in five key medical-imaging management areas: financial management, communication and information management, human-resources management, operations management, and asset management.

“With 15 years as manager of Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s Radiology and Imaging Department, Lynda has already proven herself to be a high-performing manager,” said David Farrick, the hospital’s chief operating officer. “Earning her CRA credential is an external confirmation of her radiology-management skills and commitment to her profession. Lynda is an integral part of the success of the radiology department.”