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Congressional Delegation Asks for Swift Return of NARH Services

06:32PM / Friday, April 04, 2014
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The region's congressional delegation, U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey and U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, have asked the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services to expedite licensing to restore emergency and hospice services to Northern Berkshire.

Berkshire Health System, which operates Berkshire Medical Center, has submitted applications to CMS to allow it to restore emergency and hospice services at the NARH facility.

Earlier this week, the state Department of Public Health approved the licensure to operate emergency and hospice services at the former NARH facility.

The letter to Administrator Marilyn Tavenner asks for her aid in retaining medical services at North Adams Regional Hospital.

"Given the importance of this facility to the Northern Berkshire community, we ask that you do all that you can to expedite the application process for BHS. BHS is a successful Medicare provider and the NARH facility was operational as a Medicare provider just last week."

The letter can be read in PDF form here.


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