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TOP STORIES AROUND THE COUNTY
North Adams Hospital Emergency Room to Reopen in May
"I'm told there are no bureaucratic delays anticipated." — Harold B. Murphy   6 Comments

Williamstown Medical Entities Easing Residents' Anxiety
"We are seeing some anxiety in patients, but we assure them we have many of the advanced skills used in emergency departments." — Shawn Godfrey

North Adams Hospital Closure Stretching Medical Services
"You can't do cardiac resuscitation for 45 minutes and expect a good outcome." — Dr. Oscar Rodriguez   5 Comments

Berkshire Health Systems Closing In On Deal To Acquire NBH
"Emergency services of this community need to be addressed immediately." — Judge Henry J. Boroff   1 Comment

Save NARH Campaign Looks to Drum Up Wider Support
"I personally invited the governor to the meeting next week or any one he could make," said Michael O'Brien   5 Comments

NARH Advocates Bringing Petitions to Beacon Hill
"We've collected about 12,000 signatures on the petitions." — Jim Gander

Pyschiatrist: North Adams Community Dealing With Trauma
"Don't let anyone in the community go it alone." — Dr. Alex Sabo

Officials Vow to 'Rebuild' Health Care in North County
"We need our health system back. We're not going to take no for an answer." — Rep. Gailanne Cariddi

BMC Confirms Hirings, Medical Practice Relocations
As of today, Berkshire Medical Center has hired 143 former employees of North Adams Regional Hospital and NBH.   6 Comments

NARH Closure Taking Toll on Community
"I hope we can get some pressure to move this whole thing along." — Mayor Richard Alcombright   9 Comments

Bankruptcy Court Makes Emergency Services A Priority
"The first priority is to get emergency services up at this point." — Judge Henry J. Boroff

Candidate Berwick Sees Chance for Health-Care Innovation
"I know there's an immediate crisis but I keep thinking there's an opportunity to think about a system." — Donald Berwick

Congressional Delegation Asks for Swift Return of NARH Services
The letter to Administrator Marilyn Tavenner asks for her aid in retaining medical services at North Adams Regional Hospital.

Northern Berkshire Healthcare Reports Less than $1M in Assets
The filings in Thursday's bankruptcy notice included the top 20 unsecured creditors for each nonprofit organization.   11 Comments

Northern Berkshire Healthcare Files Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
Agostini's authority to continue the restraining order, however, is now called into question because of the bankruptcy filings earlier in the morning.

NARH Supporters See Signs of Hope
"We meant business, and we are going to keep it up." — Michael O'Brien

Community Health Van Deployed to North Adams
CHP's 35-foot mobile medical van will be in the city from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.   4 Comments

Coakley Wants to Know Why North Adams Hospital Closed
"Our office is very interested in how this happened." — Attorney General Martha Coakley   2 Comments

Patrick Pushing for Reopening of North Adams Hospital
"We are going to see what we can do to process that as quickly as possible at the state and the federal level." — Deval Patrick   5 Comments

North Adams Prayer Service Focuses on Hope, Gratitude
"I pray that we can all stay strong and the elected officials can do what they need to do to save the hospital." — Cindy Bird

State Treasurer: 'Moral Responsibility' to Reopen North Adams Regional Hospital
"'Where are they taking her? It's not just two minutes up the hill anymore.' Then it really, really, really hit home for me." — Deacon Bruce Ziter   7 Comments

BMC Seeking Right to Operate ER, Hiring NARH Docs
"What can we do now to keep it open? ... We don't need a corporation to run this hospital, we need the community." — Tara Wiles   1 Comment

NARH Emergency Room Closed; Attorney General Investigating
"Since our court hearing yesterday, we received further information that the closure of North Adams Regional Hospital was even more precipitous than previously understood." — Martha Coakley   3 Comments

Letters: NBH Board of Trustee Letter to Community
But in recent years, and especially in recent months, declines in revenues have continued to accelerate.   18 Comments

North Adams Emergency Room May Close
"That place will not have its doors locked." — Rep. Gailanne Cariddi   6 Comments

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