Business briefs, Nov. 4, 2017


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Thursday, November 02, 2017
Realtor earns service recognition

Marcia Brooks, a Realtor with Coldwell Banker Upton-Massamont Realtors, has recently earned the nationally recognized Seniors Real Estate Specialist designation from the Seniors Real Estate Specialist Council of the National Association of Realtors.

Brooks was required to successfully complete a comprehensive course in understanding the particular needs, considerations, and goals of real estate buyers and sellers aged 55 and older.

“Working with seniors to meet their housing needs requires an expert understanding of their lifestyle and financial needs, and the SRES designation means that a Realtor has that understanding,” Brooks said. “Whether they are buying, selling, relocating or refinancing, seniors can be confident that a Realtor designated SRES will be able to help them every step of the way.”

Brooks, a resident of Deerfield, grew up in Shelburne Falls attending local schools and graduated from Bay Path College.

Brooks works out of both the Shelburne Falls and South Deerfield Coldwell Banker Upton-Massamont offices.

New sports medicine director at BMH

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. — Kristyn Wood is the new administrative director of orthopedics and sports medicine at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital.

“Kristyn comes to us with impressive experience in specialty practice management, and a great understanding of the ever-evolving health care field,” said Steven R. Gordon, president and CEO of BMH. “We’re excited to work with her to further develop our orthopedic and sports medicine services here at BMH.”

Wood received her BA in health care management from Bellevue University in Bellevue, Neb. Most recently, she served as the manager of Cardiovascular Ambulatory Services for Baystate Health in Springfield. Before her tenure with Baystate, Wood was a nuclear medicine technologist for Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton.

NEPR announces some staff changes

Longtime New England Public Radio reporter and interim “Morning Edition” host Carrie Healy has been hired to anchor the morning news program on a full-time basis.

Heather Brandon also joined the NEPR newsroom in September. She is the station’s first digital news editor.

Before coming to NEPR, Healy worked in commercial radio, and public access television. She has filed many popular stories for NEPR over the years, on topics ranging from baseball to agriculture, and has been hosting NEPR’s Monday morning segment “The Week Ahead on Beacon Hill” since April.

Brandon comes to NEPR from NPR-affiliate WNPR in Hartford, Conn., where she worked as digital content manager and digital editor, spearheading many of the station’s digital initiatives. She also previously produced WNPR talk shows and news broadcasts.

CFO appointed at Holyoke Medical Center

HOLYOKE — Michael Koziol has been appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Holyoke Medical Center.

Spiros Hatiras, president and CEO of Holyoke Medical Center and Valley Health Systems, made the announcement

“Mike has over 30 years of experience in nonprofit organizations, including several hospitals throughout New England,” says Hatiras. “His knowledge and successful contributions to organizational financial stability and improved operating efficiencies have already proved to be an asset to the leadership team of Holyoke Medical Center and Valley Health Systems.”

Koziol has served as the Interim CFO at Holyoke Medical Center since April 2017.

Koziol’s prior experience included executive level finance positions with Southcoast Physicians Group, Maine General Health South County Hospital Healthcare Systems and Massachusetts Eye & Ear Associates.