New Berkshire Eagle letter: Realities argue for full-service hospital in North Adams

NCCC member George Pouridas this past weekend had a letter to the Berkshire Eagle published about returning inpatient beds to North Adams. This is our second letter in two weeks!

“The reality is the community has a need for inpatient services. Market demand shows a need for 18-21 beds for acute inpatient medical services and 11-12 beds for inpatient behavioral health and substance abuse services,” George writes. “The reality is obstetric services are the most often-cited need for inpatient care in North County, and the nearly 1,100 babies born in North Adams in the most recently reviewed years support that claim.

Read the entire letter here: