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New England News
6:51 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

BMC Nurses Picket Claiming Unsafe Staffing Levels

Jim Levulis WAMC

Nurses from Berkshire Medical Center picketed outside the Pittsfield hospital this afternoon. They say the hospital is not properly staffed for a patient increase following the closure of North Adams Regional Hospital in March. The hospital continues to refute the claims.

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New England News
12:25 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

Union Nurses Set To Picket Over Staffing Levels, Work Environment At BMC

Credit Facebook: Berkshire Medical Center

Nurses from Berkshire Medical Center are planning an informational picket next week. They say the Pittsfield hospital is not properly staffed for a patient increase following the closure of North Adams Regional Hospital. The hospital is refuting the claims.

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New England News
5:28 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

Nurses Planning Picket At BMC Over Staffing Levels

Credit Facebook: Berkshire Medical Center

Nurses from Berkshire Medical Center are planning an informational picket next week claiming the Pittsfield hospital is not properly staffed for a 20 percent patient increase following the closure of North Adams Regional Hospital. BMC is refuting the claims saying the increase is closer to 10 percent. 

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New England News
11:41 am
Tue November 25, 2014

Mammography Services Returning To Northern Berkshires

Mammography service will be fully operational at Berkshire Medical Center's Northern Berkshire Campus Dec. 1.
Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

Berkshire Medical Center is restoring mammography services to Northern Berkshire County following the closure of North Adams Regional Hospital in March. The department will be fully operational December 1st.

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New England News
6:10 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Investments Being Made In Former North Adams Regional Hospital

Berkshire Health Systems operates an emergency satellite facility at the former North Adams Regional Hospital.
Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

Over the course of two days, it’s been announced that $9 million has been allocated for healthcare services and improvements at the former North Adams Regional Hospital, which abruptly closed in March. Berkshire Health Systems now owns the site after the hospital’s parent company Northern Berkshire Healthcare filed for bankruptcy in April.

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New England News
5:28 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Mass. Awards BMC $3 Million For Further Investment In Northern Berkshires

Using a state grant, Berkshire Medical Center plans to create a "patient centered community neighborhood" at the former North Adams Regional Hospital where it BMC now runs a satellite emergency facility.
Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

One day after announcing it will invest $6 million to upgrade and expand outpatient services at the former North Adams Regional Hospital, Berkshire Medical Center has been awarded $3 million by the state of Massachusetts to further aid the region.

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New England News
12:35 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Berkshire Health Systems Investing $6 Million In Northern Berkshire

Berkshire Health Systems operates an emergency satellite facility at the former North Adams Regional Hospital.
Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

Berkshire Health Systems will invest $6 million to expand services and improve the former North Adams Regional Hospital. The hospital abruptly closed in March. Parent company Northern Berkshire Healthcare filed bankruptcy days later.

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New England News
6:04 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

Former North Adams Regional Hospital In New Hands

Berkshire Health Systems now owns the former North Adams Regional Hospital.
Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

Berkshire Health Systems has finalized its purchase of the shuttered North Adams Regional Hospital.

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New England News
6:53 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Worker Assistance Center Opens To Help Former NBH Employees

Diane Pylko, former Northern Berkshire Healthcare employee, opens the door of the worker assistance center in North Adams City Hall.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

Massachusetts has opened a center in North Adams dedicated to helping the hundreds of people who lost their jobs when North Adams Regional Hospital and its affiliates closed in March.

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New England News
3:42 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

Northern Berkshire Community Requesting Public Access To Healthcare Report

Berkshire Medical Center has been running an emergency satellite facility at the former North Adams Regional Hospital since May.
Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

People in northern Berkshire County plan to sign a letter urging Massachusetts to provide public access to a report that could determine what healthcare in the region looks like six months after the closure of North Adams Regional Hospital.

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