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Mammography Services Returning To Northern Berkshires

Lucas Willard

Berkshire Medical Center is restoring mammography services to Northern Berkshire County following the closure of North Adams Regional Hospital in March. The department will be fully operational December 1st.The $290,000 breast cancer screening equipment at BMC’s Northern Berkshire site will link to the hospital’s radiology department at its main campus in Pittsfield where any potential follow-ups will be handled. Spokesman Michael Leary says two screening technicians in North Adams expect to see 20 patients per day.

“We do know that a number of people had been waiting for mammography to take place at North Adams so that they could have their exams scheduled,” Leary said. “As a result, even under a very soft launch, we’re already booked out until the end of January.”

The hospital’s board is still assessing whether to pursue a critical access designation for inpatient services at the North Adams campus.

Jim is WAMC’s Associate News Director and hosts WAMC's flagship news programs: Midday Magazine, Northeast Report and Northeast Report Late Edition. Email: jlevulis@wamc.org
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