North Adams Regional Hospital

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For months, people have worried about the future of North Adams Regional Hospital, which abruptly closed in March 2014, leaving a large portion of Berkshire County residents without a nearby full-service hospital. But the subject of a book by a former employee is the hospital’s past. Dr. Paul Donovan has published the first part of a three-part series about the hospital’s 129-year history.  Donovan tells WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Jim Levulis NARH’s legacy remained on his mind after it shut its doors.

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The three mayoral candidates in North Adams met for a healthcare-focused forum last night, one week before the race’s primary.

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Berkshire Health Systems today announced a new care program for people in Northern Berkshire County who saw the closure of North Adams Regional Hospital in March 2014.

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A hospital merger was celebrated today in western Massachusetts. The deal promises to maintain local access to healthcare and preserve hundreds of jobs. 

Dozens of community leaders, elected officials, and healthcare workers gathered under a large white tent on the lawn of a landmark hospital in Westfield to applaud the debut of Baystate Noble Hospital.

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With last year’s abrupt shuttering of North Adams Regional Hospital, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey says her office is looking at ways to better deal with potential closures of financially struggling hospitals. Hospital leadership gave three days notice that it was closing.

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It’s been more than a year since North Adams Regional Hospital closed. Pittsfield-based Berkshire Health Systems now operates a satellite emergency facility there. Congressman Richard Neal says a divide between the former hospital’s leadership and unions played a role in the closure.

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Demonstrations are planned in Berkshire County today to mark the one-year anniversary of the closing of North Adams Regional Hospital.

The North County Cares Coalition is seeking the return of a full-service hospital to the Northern Berkshires.

Protesters plan to gather outside North Adams City Hall at noon and Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield at 2 p.m.

Since the closing of the North Adams Regional Hospital last year, Berkshire Health Systems purchased the campus and now operates a satellite emergency facility, but does not offer inpatient services.

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It’s been one year since the abrupt closing of North Adams Regional Hospital shocked the region.

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A group of Northern Berkshire residents who have been meeting weekly since North Adams Regional Hospital closed 11 months ago have come together under one name. During its founding rally this evening, the North County Cares Coalition also released a report from the Massachusetts Nurses Association arguing for the return of a full-service hospital.

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A group of Northern Berkshire residents who have been meeting weekly since North Adams Regional Hospital closed 11 months ago is coming together under one name. Members of the North County Cares Coalition are planning a rally at North Adams City Hall Wednesday.

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