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Berkshire Bank Donates $10,000 to VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region

presentation of donation giant check from Berkshire Bank to VNA
Pictured left to right, Sara C. King, CEO of the VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region, Brooke Duffy, Annual Fund and Special Events Manager and Lucy Bellomia, EVP of Retail Banking and Beth Molinero, MyBanker

The VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region announced that Berkshire Bank, has donated $10,000 in support of home health and hospice programs at the agency.

“We are so pleased to support this important organization, focused on the health of many of the most vulnerable members of our community,” said Lori Kiely, Berkshire Bank’s Vermont Regional President. “At Berkshire Bank, we understand that physical and emotional wellness go hand in hand with financial wellness, so we applaud the VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region for their great work. We are proud to be a partner.”

Berkshire Bank, through its charitable giving has donated more than $20 million to non-profit organizations throughout New England and New York.

The VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region is one of the State’s largest providers of home health and hospice services. Last year, 3,900 individuals received services from the agency from newborns to individuals over 100.

“We are incredibly grateful to Berkshire Bank for this extremely generous donation, which will directly impact our patients,” said Sara C. King, CEO. “As a not-for-profit, community-based home health and hospice agency, we are thankful for the generosity of so many within our community. Berkshire Bank has been a great partner to us for many years, and we look forward to working together caring for thousands who rely on us for home health and hospice services.”

About the VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region

Founded in Rutland, Vermont, the VNAHSR has grown to include locations throughout Bennington and Rutland Counties. VNAHSR is a non-profit, Medicare-certified home health and hospice agency delivering a wide range of advanced medical care with compassion, dependability, and expertise to people of all ages.

With office locations in Bennington, Dorset, Manchester, and Rutland, we have over 250 trusted health professionals and caregivers committed to providing exceptional care to patients and families.

Proud of our national reputation for quality care, VNAHSR is highly rated for Quality of Patient Care and Patient Satisfaction by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and is recognized as one of the nation’s top-performing home health agencies by HomeCare Elite, a market-leading review that identifies top Medicare-certified agencies.

About Berkshire Bank

Berkshire Bank is transforming what it means to bank its neighbors socially, humanly, and digitally to empower the financial potential of people, families, and businesses in its communities as it pursues its vision of being the leading socially responsible omni-channel community bank in the markets it serves.
Berkshire provides business and consumer banking, mortgage, wealth management and investment services. The Bank has approximately $12.1 billion in assets and operates 105 branch offices in New England and New York. Headquartered in Boston, Berkshire Hills Bancorp (NYSE: BHLB) is the parent of Berkshire Bank and is a member of the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index. To learn more, call 800-773-5601 or follow us on FacebookTwitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.