Island Health Care Adds Space With Mobile RV Unit
Holly Pretsky
Island Health Care in Edgartown has added more space in the form of a refurbished 34-foot RV, a gift from Duffy Health Center in Hyannis. It will stay parked alongside the clinic near the Triangle.
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On Martha's Vineyard, Primary Care Search Is Hard Puzzle to Solve
Holly Pretsky

After months of trying to book an appointment with a doctor on the Island, Pamela Belain of West Tisbury turned to social media early this spring.

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Many New Roles Await Doctor Yukevich
Holly Pretsky
Physician, actor and writer Dr. Gerald Yukevich retires in September after 12 years as a primary care doctor at Vineyard Medical Care.
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Veterans Battle HealthNet System
Steve Myrick
A U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs program intended to create better access to health care for veterans in remote locations, including on Martha’s Vineyard, has instead left them angry and frustrated.
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Town Hall Meeting About Health Care for Veterans

There will be a town hall meeting on Sept. 15 at 4 p.m. at the American Legion in Vineyard Haven about health care for veterans.

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State Secretary for Veterans Pays First Visit to Vineyard
Olivia Hull
In Secretary Coleman Nee’s visit to Island veterans, he gave an update of the recent activities of his office and asked how he could better serve their needs.
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Making a Healthy Run for Governor
Olivia Hull
More than 30 years ago Dr. Donald Berwick began seeing patients in the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital emergency room. At the time, the ER was staffed by visiting physicians on weekends, so he helped set up the schedule and find the doctors a place to stay for the night. Since then, he has stopped seeing patients, was temporarily appointed by President Obama as administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in Washington, D.C., and in June, declared his campaign for governor of Massachusetts.
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New VA Health Care Contract, Veterans Agent Draw Praise
Sara Brown

For a year and a half, meetings about Island veterans health care drew crowds expressing their outrage at the long wait for on-Island health care. But on Wednesday, about seven months after a contract was finally in place, the tone was quite different: instead of concerns, there was mostly silence, and instead of outrage there was appreciation.

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Proposed Bill Could Slash Town Retirement Benefits
Remy Tumin

A bill that would drastically change post-retirement health insurance benefits for municipal employees is making its way through the state house and has caused a small stir among Island town employees.

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Island Commuter No More, Dr. Monto Is on the Move
Ivy Ashe

For the past 10 years, Dr. Raymond (Rocco) Monto’s morning commute has been out of the ordinary.

Three times a week the orthopedic surgeon, one of just two on Martha’s Vineyard and the only one on Nantucket, drops off youngest son Rocco at school while daughter Siena boards a bus to Nantucket Elementary (older sons Alex and Nick are at Cape Cod Academy and the University of Connecticut, respectively).

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