Boston: Director named at MassDevelopment

Ann Gatling Haynes has been named director of transformative development at MassDevelopment, the organization has announced.

In this position, Haynes will work in close coordination with other public agencies and private stakeholders to strategically spur transformative redevelopment in the commonwealth’s Gateway Cities, which include Pittsfield.

A native of Lexington, Haynes most recently served as CEO of the Economic Development Corp., of New Haven, Conn. She also worked in former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s office advising the deputy mayor for economic development and directing design and development financing of major capital projects.

Haynes holds architectural degrees from the University of Virginia and Yale University, and an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Pittsfield: BMC receives heart treatment award

Berkshire Medical Center has received the Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Foundation secondary prevention guidelines for heart failure patients.

BMC has also received the Get With The Guidelines-Resuscitation Silver Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer cardiac arrests in the hospital.


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This marks the eighth year that BMC has been recognized with a quality achievement award for heart failure, and this is the first Silver recognition for resuscitation.

Williamstown: NBCC annual meeting scheduled

The Northern Berkshire Community Coalition will hold its 28th annual meeting on Tuesday, June 10, at the Williams Inn. The hours are 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Becky Miner, of Zumba in the Berkshires, will be honored as this year’s Northern Berkshire Hero. Jennifer Flanagan, chair of the special committee on drug abuse and treatment options, is the keynote speaker. A $25 donation is requested to offset expenses and scholarships are available.

Registration: http://bit.ly/bncc14meeting, or call (413) 663-7588. Information: Liz Boland, (413) 663-7588.