Many of 500 or so workers at Northern Berkshire Healthcare have moved on, or found a place in the revamped hospital facility now owned by Berkshire Health Systems. But it's still a sore spot four years later.
Donovan finished the second part of his three-part self-published volume on the history of NARH last fall. This second part ends at 1955, just as the "new" hospital opened. The first volume covers its establishment up until 1910.
The hospital was opened after a tragic train crash two years before. Built for about $20,000 including land, the imposing three-story, brick and limestone "cottage" style structure facing south took 16 months to complete. It had 12 beds and, that first year, had a pa