North Adams Regional Hospital

New England News
1:08 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

BMC Awaiting License To Open Emergency Facility; Advocates Travel To Boston

About 70 people traveled to Beacon Hill Tuesday advocating for the restoration of healthcare services in the Northern Berkshires.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

About 70 people traveled to Beacon Hill Tuesday advocating for the restoration of healthcare services in the Northern Berkshires.

“We are in the westernmost, northernmost remote part of the state and we need to be heard,” said Massachusetts Nurses Association associate director Jim Gander on the bus to Boston Tuesday.

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New England News
8:37 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Group Goes To Beacon Hill Aiming To Re-Open NARH

State Representative Gailanne Cariddi (D-North Adams) greeted the group outside the statehouse in Boston Tuesday afternoon.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

About 70 people traveled to Beacon Hill Tuesday advocating for the restoration of healthcare services in the Northern Berkshires.

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New England News
2:12 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Petitions To Re-Open NARH Delivered On Beacon Hill

SEIU 1199 delivers petitions to Gov. Patrick's director of constituent services Tuesday on Beacon Hill.
Credit Jim Levulis

People advocating for the restoration of healthcare services in the Northern Berkshires were returning from a bus trip to Beacon Hill Tuesday afternoon.

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New England News
8:19 am
Tue April 15, 2014

Western Mass. Plans Bus Trip To Statehouse Over North Adams Regional Hospital

A group of western Massachusetts residents, hospital workers and community leaders are planning a bus trip to the Statehouse to press the governor and legislative leaders to help restore health care services at North Adams Hospital.

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New England News
3:45 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Court Cases Upcoming On Status Of NBH And Emergency Services; MNA Traveling To Boston

North Adams Regional Hospital has been closed since March 28.
Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

Two court cases this week may clear up uncertainty over the immediate future of emergency services in the Northern Berkshires. North Adams Regional Hospital has been closed since March 28. A hearing on a temporary restraining order allowing Berkshire Medical Center to operate a satellite emergency facility in the region continues Tuesday.

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New England News
6:04 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

BMC Secures State License, Commitment Continues After NARH Closure

State Rep. Gailanne Cariddi of North Adams provides updates about the health care services available in the Northern Berkshires at a Northern Berkshire Community Coalition forum Friday.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

Community members held a forum in North Adams, Massachusetts this morning to talk about the region’s changing healthcare climate following the March 28th closure of North Adams Regional Hospital.

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New England News
5:47 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Congressman Neal: Work Continues For North Adams Medical Services

U.S. Rep. Richard Neal (D-MA)

U.S. Congressman Richard Neal says work to restore emergency service to the Northern Berkshires continues after the March 28th closure of North Adams Regional Hospital.

Once an emergency facility is established, the Congressman wants the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to give it critical access designation, so it can receive increased federal reimbursements, Neal said on WAMC’s Congressional Corner program.

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New England News
6:27 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

BMC Provides Updates On Medical Services In Northern Berkshires

North Adams Regional Hospital has been closed since March 28.
Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

Berkshire Medical Center provided the following updates on health care services in the Northern Berkshires following Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing by Northern Berkshire Healthcare on April 3. Approximately 530 people were employed by NBH.

Employment

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New England News
11:41 am
Tue April 8, 2014

Community Meetings Continue Following NARH Closure

SEIU 1199 representatives and more than a hundred people were at the meeting at the American Legion in North Adams April 1.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

Another weekly meeting is set for 5 o’clock today in North Adams following the closing of the area’s hospital March 28.

For the past two weeks community members, elected officials and union representatives have gathered to provide updates on the work to restore emergency services in the Northern Berkshires and offer support to the 530 former employees of Northern Berkshire Healthcare. David Schildmeier is with the Massachusetts Nurses Association which represents about 100 of the former workers.

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New England News
4:29 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

MA Nurses Assoc. Continue Message At NBH Bankruptcy Hearing

North Adams Regional Hospital has been closed since March 28.
Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

A status hearing was held in Springfield Monday afternoon for the Chapter 7 bankruptcy of Northern Berkshire Healthcare. The now-defunct company closed North Adams Regional Hospital March 28.

About a dozen of the 530 former NBH employees gathered outside the courthouse with banners saying “Save Our Hospital.” David Schildmeier is with the Massachusetts Nurses Association which represents about 100 former NARH nurses.

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