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Advocacy Group Continues Call for Restoration of North Adams Hospital

Two years after the closure of North Adams Regional Hospital, advocates are still pushing to expand services and bring back a "full-service hospital." Several dozen gathered at City Hall on Monday afternoon to remind local and state officials and to send the message that they were not giving up.

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North Adams Mayoral Candidates Debate Health Care, Hospital Closing

"We'd like to have an elevated discussion of the issues." — Edward Driscoll

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Markey Vows Advocacy for North Adams Medical Services

"I am going to closely partner to advocate for every single program that this incredible institution can qualify for." — U.S. Sen. Edward Markey

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Local Physician Writes About the History of NARH

Part I of the series covers the years 1882-1910. In 1882, a catastrophic train accident galvanized a small group of North Adams residents to initiate the concept of a hospital, which was built with private donations and opened in March 1885.

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North County Group Lobbies for Hospital Reopening

"What I need to do is to make certain whatever comes back here is sustainable." — Mayor Richard Alcombright

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BMC North Reopens Operating Rooms

"They have really made this a first-class facility." — Dr. Jonathan Cluett

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North County Coalition Lays on Reasoning for Full-Service Hospital

"It really heartens us and gives us more incentive to keep at this." — James Lipa

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North Berkshire Health Coalition Sets Rally for Full-Service Hosptial

"All of us care about health care and are committed to ensuring the availability of all needed services in our community." — James Lipa

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Forum: North Berkshire Needs Focus on Health, Not Just Health Care

"It's not about hospitals. It's not about health care. It's about health." — Ruth Blodgett

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North Adams Council Inviting BHS Officials to Speak

"If they are looking to have a conversation with Mr. [David] Phelps, I think we as city councilors should support them at this point." — Jennifer Breen

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Endoscopy Latest Department to Open at North Adams Hospital

"We're all happy we're here and we're able to service our patients again." — Marcia Tessier

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Williamstown Selectmen Endorse Hospital Resolution, Bottle Initiative

"I feel like we were elected to have opinions and show some leadership in areas that matter to the community in a significant way." — Jane Patton

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BMC Awarded $3M for Health Care Center in North Adams

The award will help fund initiatives to align with the findings of the Stroudwater Associates' health needs report for North Berkshire.

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Berkshire Health Systems Investing $6M in North County

"This represents a major commitment in providing expanded and sustainable care, close to home for Northern Berkshire residents." — David Phelps

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North Adams City Council Adopts Resolution Calling For A Full Hospital

"It is really an important facet of this resolution." — Benjamin Lamb

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BMC Mulling Strategies For North Adams Hospital

"We have lost our churches, we have lost our newspaper, we do not want to lose our hospital." — Carl McKinney

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North County Residents Question Health-Care Needs Report

"Your report may make perfect sense. We don't want perfect sense, we want a hospital." — Eric Rudd

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Letter: Stroudwater Report

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North County Health Needs Report Advises ER, Outpatient Services

"I feel very, very hopeful. It substantiated the fact there's still a need ... there is a population that is in a sense underserved," &mdahs; Mayor Richard Alcombright

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BMC Closes on North Adams Hospital Property

"We are awaiting the release of the Stroudwater report, which will be part of Berkshire Medical Center's decision-making process." — Michael Leary

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Worker Assistance Center Opened in North Adams

"This resource is going to be a lifesaver for the people of North Adams and the surrounding areas." — Diane Pytko

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Bankruptcy Court OKs BMC Bid for Northern Berkshire Healthcare Assets

"This is the best result for the 40,000 residents around North Adams." — Robert Ross

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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.

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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

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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.

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