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McGee Unit Relocating to BMC Main Campus
September 21, 2010

For Immediate Release

McGee Substance Abuse & Recovery Unit Relocating

PITTSFIELD, MA – The McGee Substance Abuse & Recovery Unit of Berkshire Medical Center will be relocating from the Hillcrest Campus of BMC, 165 Tor Court in Pittsfield to the main hospital campus at 725 North Street on October 1st. The McGee Unit provides safe, medically managed detoxification and stabilization for persons 18 years and older with an identified drug or alcohol problem.

After its relocation, the McGee Unit will be located in the Jones Building at BMC, first floor.

“This move will significantly improve our access to medical/surgical services, hospital-based consultation services, ancillary services such as radiology, and access to urgent care departments,” said Doug Spoehr, LICSW, Department Director for McGee. “This move will also improve the integration with the Department of Behavioral Health acute psychiatric units, Jones 2 and Jones 3. Co-locating the unit to the Jones 1 building will provide an exciting foundation to improve our continuum of care for patients with a co-occurring mental illness and a substance abuse disorder.”

There will be no changes in protocols, scope of services, or the current admission procedure due to the relocation.

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