"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
"Emergency services of this community need to be addressed immediately." — Judge Henry J. Boroff
"Don't let anyone in the community go it alone." — Dr. Alex Sabo
"We need our health system back. We're not going to take no for an answer." — Rep. Gailanne Cariddi
As of today, Berkshire Medical Center has hired 143 former employees of North Adams Regional Hospital and NBH.
"I hope we can get some pressure to move this whole thing along." — Mayor Richard Alcombright
"The first priority is to get emergency services up at this point." — Judge Henry J. Boroff
The letter to Administrator Marilyn Tavenner asks for her aid in retaining medical services at North Adams Regional Hospital.
The filings in Thursday's bankruptcy notice included the top 20 unsecured creditors for each nonprofit organization.
Agostini's authority to continue the restraining order, however, is now called into question because of the bankruptcy filings earlier in the morning.
"We meant business, and we are going to keep it up." — Michael O'Brien
"Our office is very interested in how this happened." — Attorney General Martha Coakley
"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
"'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
"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
"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
"That place will not have its doors locked." — Rep. Gailanne Cariddi
"It's not going to be, 'I'm in North Adams. I'll be there in 10.'" — Craig Pedercini
The order was issued based on the presumption that the Legislature and Executive Branch will come through with some kind of relief package.
Berkshire Medical Center will set up a laboratory drawing station at Ambulatory Care Center on the North Adams Regional Hospital campus.
"It broke my heart. I had to go and hide and cry." — Anna Gentes
"Their idea was 'we need to be here for the people.' It's such a really great staff here." — Charles Joffe-Halpern
"We are considering all legal options to prevent this quick closure ..." — Attorney General Martha Coakley
"The way I see it is there is some light at the end of the tunnel. But it's a bumpy tunnel." — Rep. Gailanne Cariddi