Our Mission: Furthering our charitable purpose, the Berkshire Health Systems' Community Benefit Mission is to identify, prioritize and invest in our community's health needs by pursuing needed initiatives and programs. The Community Benefit goals include satisfying unmet needs in the Berkshires and improving the health status of our community with a particular focus on access to healthcare and "at risk" populations. Recognizing the value of BHS's partnership with our community, BHS will seek input and meaningful collaboration in our effort to meet community need.
The Community Benefit Plan is based on available health needs data, internal planning and program evaluation, and feedback from the community. This is included in a Community Health Needs Assessment, which is conducted and/or revised each year. The latest copy of our Community Health Needs Assessment can be read here.