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BMC Discusses Testing Capabilities, Supply Chain, Quarantined Staffers

A sign with directions for various departments of a hospital stands at a crossroads
Josh Landes
The main sign at Berkshire Medical Center's Pittsfield campus

With the Massachusetts Department of Public Health reporting 18 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Berkshire County as of Thursday, attention has been focused on the region’s main hospital – Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield. Berkshire Health Systems Director of Media Relations Michael Leary spoke with WAMC Friday morning about the status of quarantined staff members, increasingly limited medical supplies, and the facility’s testing capacity.

Josh Landes has been WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief since February 2018, following stints at WBGO Newark and WFMU East Orange. A passionate advocate for Western Massachusetts, Landes was raised in Pittsfield and attended Hampshire College in Amherst, receiving his bachelor's in Ethnomusicology and Radio Production. His free time is spent with his cat Harry, experimental electronic music, and exploring the woods.
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