Berkshire Medical Center opens emergency room

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. (WWLP) – For the first time in two months, northern Berkshire County residents have a place to go for emergency medical services. Berkshire Medical Center has opened a satellite emergency room in North Adams.

BMC obtained a special permission from the bankruptcy court to go ahead and open the ER at the site of the former North Adams Regional Hospital.

This ER can handle just about any kind of illness or injury, with one exception. Stroke patients will still go to Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield.

Now, with the ER open, BMC will wait for a state analysis to see if they need to bring back any other medical services to northern Berkshire County.

Michael Leary, a Berkshire health system Spokesman, told 22News, “We will take a look at that study once it is completed. We don’t currently own the facility because weare still going through the bankruptcy process, and until such time as that is all settled we are not going to do a full analysis for the rest of the building.”

The building purchase process could wrap up some time in June or July.

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