Community Health Programs has named three new clinicians to CHP practices in Pittsfield and Great Barrington.
Susan Ray-Lamond, M.D., has joined CHP Berkshire Pediatrics in Pittsfield. A longtime pediatrician in the Hampshire County area, she owned and operated her own medical practice, Hampshire Pediatrics, for 18 years. She worked previously at practices in Northampton and in Wilmington, N.C.
She is a graduate of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, and she completed her pediatric residency at the University of Virginia. She is board certified in pediatric medicine.
Shannon Kurzeski, family nurse practitioner, has joined CHP Neighborhood Health Center in Pittsfield. She earned her M.S. in nursing from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and she received her post–master’s degree as a family nurse practitioner from University of Massachusetts-Boston. She is board certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
Before joining CHP, Ms. Kurzeski owned and operated her own family primary care practice in Ludlow, Complete Care for All, for two years. She has also worked in practices in the Springfield area, including Ludlow Pediatrics Inc., Caring Health Center and New England Sports, Orthopedic, Spine, and Rehab.
Lauren Young, family nurse practitioner, has joined CHP Great Barrington Health Center. She earned her M.S. in nursing/family nurse practitioner from Simmons University, and she holds a master’s degree in food science, nutrition and health promotion from Mississippi State University. She is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She completed family nurse practitioner rotations at medical practices in the Plymouth, N.H. area. and at the New Hampshire Veterans Home.
Community Health Programs, Inc., is a healthcare network based in the Berkshires of Western Mass. serving approximately 35,000 regional residents with whole-person, comprehensive medical and dental services at multiple practice locations. Through its Family Services program, CHP provides a range of support, parent education and resources to families. CHP accepts most forms of private and public health insurance and offers sliding fee scales for qualifying patients. CHP is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.