North Adams Regional Hospital

New England News
6:52 am
Sat March 28, 2015

One Year After Closure, Demonstrators Seek Return Of Full Service Hospital To Northern Berkshires

Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

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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New England News
6:04 pm
Fri March 27, 2015

One Year After The Shock: Services Return Following Hospital Closure

North Adams Regional Hospital closed March 28, 2014.
Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

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

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New England News
6:20 pm
Wed February 11, 2015

Once Again Nurses Union Report Argues Full-Service Hospital Viable In North Adams

Berkshire Health Systems now owns the former North Adams Regional Hospital where it operates a satellite emergency facility.
Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

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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New England News
4:33 pm
Tue February 10, 2015

Those Calling For Full-Service Hospital In North Adams Forming Coalition

Berkshire Health Systems now owns the former North Adams Regional Hospital where it operates a satellite emergency facility.
Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

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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New England News
6:10 pm
Mon December 22, 2014

North Adams Not Alone In Hospital Closure

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Access to health care in rural areas is a persistent struggle, and some residents of western Massachusetts found themselves considering less than ideal options this year. North Adams Regional Hospital closed in March to much community outcry; it has since been reopened as a satellite emergency center by Berkshire Health Systems. But the region, which lost some 500 jobs, isn’t alone in its experience.

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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
6:10 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

Uncertainty Remains Six Months After NARH Closure

It's been just over six months since North Adams Regional Hospital closed. In May, Berkshire Health Systems opened a satellite emergency facility and in September the Pittsfield-based company purchased the hospital campus.
Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

It’s been just over six months since North Adams Regional Hospital closed, leaving the area without emergency care and putting more than 500 people out of work.

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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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