Press Release: Nurse-Midwives, New OB-GYN, Join CHP Practice in Great Barrington

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Collaboration by CHP and Fairview Hospital expands pre-natal and lifespan health care options for women of all ages in South County, Columbia County, Northwest Connecticut

Great Barrington, Mass. (Feb. 12, 2017) – Following up on a commitment to bring certified
nurse-midwife (CNM) care back to Southern Berkshire County, Community Health Programs has
named two CNMs to its CHP Barrington OB-GYN practice. An additional obstetrician-
gynecologist has also joined the Great Barrington practice, which serves women in South
County, Northwest Connecticut and nearby New York state.

Dr. Andrew W. Beckwith, along with CNMs Lisa Marie Chism-Fraine and Susan Greenberg-
Yarmush, completes the practice staff that includes longtime CHP obstetrician-gynecologist Dr.
Antoine El Khoury and Nurse Practitioner Molly Rivest.

With certified nurse-midwives now in place in the Great Barrington practice, CHP and Fairview
Hospital can offer women the CNM option for pre-natal, maternity and other women's health
care for adult patients of all ages. Barrington OB-GYN has been without a certified nurse-
midwife since 2014 when its CNM retired.

During the last year, CHP and Fairview have collaborated to evaluate women's health care and
maternity services in South County and to recruit new staff to the CHP practice. CHP Barrington
OB-GYN is the only women's health practice south of Lenox, and CHP works closely with
Fairview Hospital to provide full-service maternity and other women’s health services in the

Beckwith, most recently in practice at Berkshire OB-GYN of Berkshire Medical Center in
Pittsfield, is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Jefferson Medical College in
Philadelphia, Penn. In 2005, he completed his residency at Brigham & Woman's Hospital in
Boston, where he was a co-administrative chief resident. He has also served as division chief of
OB-GYN at Berkshire Medical Center as well.

In practice since 1991, Chism-Fraine worked most recently at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany and
at Saratoga Midwifery and Women’s Primary Care at Saratoga (N.Y.) Hospital. She earned her
undergraduate degree from the University of Scranton, and her B.S. in nursing from College
Misericordia. She received a certificate in nurse-midwifery from the University of Medicine and
Dentistry of New Jersey and went on to earn her master’s degree in midwifery from the
Philadelphia College of Textile and Science.

In practice since 2004, Greenberg-Yarmush was most recently a full-time midwife at Mount
Sinai Hospital in New York City; she worked previously as staff midwife Brigham & Women’s
Hospital in Boston and Metropolitan Hospital in New York City. She earned her master’s degree
in midwifery from SUNY Downstate College of Nursing in Brooklyn and completed her B.S. in
nursing from Columbia University Nursing School in New York. She earned her undergraduate
degree from Vassar College.

For an appointment at CHP Barrington OB-GYN: (413) 528-1470. The office is located at East
Mountain Medical, 780 Main St., Great Barrington, 01230.

Community Health Programs, based in Great Barrington, Mass., is federally qualified health care
network serving nearly 35,000 Berkshire County region residents with primary health care for
adults and children, women’s health care, dental care, physical therapy, vision care and
nutrition services. CHP Family Services reaches parents and children in Southern Berkshire
County with parent-child networking, parenting education, WIC services and family nutrition
classes. CHP accepts all patients, regardless of ability to pay, and accepts all forms of public and
private health insurance.

Posted on May 14, 2018