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TOP STORIES AROUND THE COUNTY
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

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

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.   1 Comment

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

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.   1 Comment

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

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

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

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   1 Comment

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

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

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

Local Emergency Services Evaluating Hospital Loss
"It's not going to be, 'I'm in North Adams. I'll be there in 10.'" — Craig Pedercini

Judge Orders North Adams Hospital ER to Stay Open
The order was issued based on the presumption that the Legislature and Executive Branch will come through with some kind of relief package.   1 Comment

Berkshire Health Systems Stepping in to Provide Services
Berkshire Medical Center will set up a laboratory drawing station at Ambulatory Care Center on the North Adams Regional Hospital campus.

Northern Berkshire Healthcare Closes


North County Residents Plan Vigil to Keep NARH Doors Open
"It broke my heart. I had to go and hide and cry." — Anna Gentes   2 Comments

Ecu-Health Care Ready to Aid NARH Employees
"Their idea was 'we need to be here for the people.' It's such a really great staff here." — Charles Joffe-Halpern

AG Coakley Looking to Stop Speedy Hospital Closure
"We are considering all legal options to prevent this quick closure ..." — Attorney General Martha Coakley

State Officials Scrambling to Keep Emergency Services Open
"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

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