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BMC Opens Imaging Center at Former North Adams Hospital
The center provides X-ray, ultrasound, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging; walk-in X-ray services are also available.

North County Residents Advocate for Hospital Restoration
"The hospital is not just a hospital, it's a community center. It's the heart and lungs of the community." — Ce Swanson

North Berkshire Community Invited to Speak to Health Care Consultants
Representatives from Stroudwater Associates will attend the weekly meeting at the American Legion on Tuesday beginning at 6 p.m.

HHS Secretary: North County Has Opportunity for New Medical Model
"Whatever we start is going to be new. It's going to be something that isn't here today." — John Polanowicz

North County Community Wants Input Into Health Care Study
"When you guys are given a task you do an awesome job." — Robbin Simonetti

Emergency Services in North Adams to Reopen Monday
"The BMC SEF in North Adams will be capable of handling any emergency situation." — Dr. Ronald Hayden

North Adams Hospital Union Sending Delegation to State House
1199SEIU will also start another round of advertising and outreach to promote the restoration of jobs and health care.

CHP Eyes Opening North Adams Health Center
"We can provide primary care more efficiently than the hospital." — Philip Morrison, chief financial officer of Community Health Programs

MNA Report On North Adams Regional Hospital Finances
NBH finances shows that NARH made millions of dollars on outpatient, inpatient, and Emergency Department services between 2000 and 2012.

Nurses Union: NARH Viable as Full-Service Hospital
"NBH finances shows that NARH made millions of dollars on outpatient, inpatient, and Emergency Department services between 2000 and 2012."   2 Comments

Berkshire Medical Center Opens Walk-In Clinic in North Adams
The services, housed in the college's MountainOne Student Wellness Center, will provide general non-emergency medical aid.

Village Ambulance Recovering From Embezzlement
"Now, we're able to tell people that our excellent service continued uninterrupted." — Dr. Erwin Stuebner

BMC Offers $4M for Bankrupt Northern Berkshire Healthcare
"The U&O agreement is necessary in order to permit BMC to re-open an emergency department at the Hospital as soon as practicable."   1 Comment

MCLA Wellness Center Will Become 'Urgent Care' Center
"This is just really a happy time for the city of North Adams because we've had a difficult few weeks." — Mayor Richard Alcombright

North Adams Hospital Emergency Room to Reopen in May
"I'm told there are no bureaucratic delays anticipated." — Harold B. Murphy

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

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

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

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

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

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