North Adams Regional Hospital

The former North Adams Regional Hospital is now the Northern Berkshire campus of Berkshire Medical Center.
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Members of the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition are in Minnesota to share their experiences of rebuilding the region’s healthcare system following the sudden closure of North Adams Regional Hospital in 2014.

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It’s been roughly two years since North Adams Regional Hospital closed and its parent company declared bankruptcy. The move shocked the region and put more than 500 people out of work. Though medical services have returned to the campus, but some in the community still insist they need a full-service hospital.

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There is a push for what advocates are calling equitable pricing at Massachusetts hospitals.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Next week, a community non-profit will be the latest entity to open in the former North Adams Regional Hospital. The hospital abruptly closed in March. Parent company Northern Berkshire Healthcare filed bankruptcy days later. Berkshire Health Systems has since purchased the site where it operates a satellite emergency facility.

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At its meeting Tuesday night, the North Adams City Council joined five other Berkshire County communities in passing resolutions that call for a full-service hospital in the region. 

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The March closure of North Adams Regional Hospital left the region without emergency care and put some 500 people out of work. It also jeopardized an educational nursing program that used hospital space as a classroom.

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The second of two public meetings discussing the results of a healthcare needs report for the Northern Berkshires was held this morning in North Adams. The report follows the March closure of North Adams Regional Hospital.

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The first of two meetings to better explain a healthcare needs report commissioned after the March closure of North Adams Regional Hospital is tonight at 5:30 at the Church Street Center at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.

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A highly-anticipated report expected to shape healthcare services in the Northern Berkshires following the March closure of North Adams Regional Hospital has been released.

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

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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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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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