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Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Joins Operation Better Start at Berkshire Health Systems

PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Health Systems announced the appointment of Amanda Poussard, a board-certified pediatric primary-care nurse practitioner, to the staff of Operation Better Start.

Poussard provides care for children and adolescents with failure to thrive, eating disorders, and other nutrition-related illnesses. She is also passionate about LGBTQ+ health. Operation Better Start provides these services through Poussard in its Pittsfield and North Adams offices.

She received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from UMass Amherst and her master of science in nursing degree in pediatric primary care from Emory University in Atlanta.

Poussard describes her care as family-centered, adding that “I believe strongly in building a safe space and strong community for our children to be able to grow and develop to their greatest potential. My approach to patient care is holistic, attainable, and family-oriented. It is a privilege for me to be involved in the care of my patients.”