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Pittsfield Medical Associates Takes Leadership Role at Berkshire Place

PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Place announced Pittsfield Medical Associates as its new medical team to provide lead physician oversight to its residents and patients. Dr. Ellis Fribush will be the new medical director, and Bruce Rosenhein will be the lead physician’s assistant.

Fribush, a cardiovascular specialist, has been practicing medicine since 1959. Rosenhein has been practicing as a physician’s assistant for the past 17 years and specializes in internal medicine. These two individuals will take the lead in providing regular rounds for patients and provide medical oversight, including policy review, care recommendations, and quality assurance.

“We are fortunate to find such a high-caliber, energetic, and engaged team who have the same high-quality-care philosophies as Berkshire Place,” said Edward Forfa, executive director. “Dr. Fribush has been a visionary throughout his whole career, and our staff is looking forward to his medical leadership.”

Added Fribush, “this new opportunity for me and the practice has been invigorating, and to team up with such a jewel of an organization committed to quality care as Berkshire Place is an honor.”

Pittsfield Medical Associates is a local, independent practice founded nearly 40 years ago and includes the 510 Medical Walk-In for urgent care, occupational health, and minor emergencies. It also has a teaching affiliation with three local physician-assistant programs.

Berkshire Place is an independent, nonprofit organization established in 1888. Services provided include short-term skilled nursing and rehabilitation care, long-term care, outpatient rehabilitation, memory-care support, comfort/palliative care, respite care, and home-care services.

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