The Second Century
Our journey through the second century began in 1875 when a group of concerned citizens in Pittsfield started the House of Mercy, the nation's first cottage hospital. It continued with the development of St. Luke's Hospital and now Berkshire Medical Center.
As this caring journey progresses, we have the opportunity to help build and insure the future of high quality hospital care in our region, through Berkshire Medical Center.
The journey promises to be challenging. Together, we must confront significant changes in the healthcare delivery system, at a rate unprecedented in our history.
We are guided through our second century by three landmark principles:
Adherence to these principles and fulfillment of the philanthropic opportunities which the second century presents will insure our ability to care for the people of the Berkshires now and in the years beyond. We invite you to join in the caring journey through the second century.
The BMC Family Tree
Members of the Second Century Circle are recognized at three different levels:
Names of all donors are listed in annual publications.
BMC Honor Roll
Honor Roll - Donors who give $500-$999 annually will be listed on Berkshire Medical Center's Honor Roll of Donors for one calendar year.
For more information about the Second Century Circle, please contact the BMC Development & Community Relations Office at 413-447-2060.