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|BMC Restores General Imaging Services in North Berkshire|
|July 8, 2014
For Immediate Release
BMC Opens Imaging Center in North Adams: Facility Provides Diagnostic Services for North Berkshire Community
NORTH ADAMS, MA – Berkshire Medical Center has restored general diagnostic imaging services in Northern Berkshire in order to provide easier access for the community. Effective Monday, July 7th, the BMC Northern Berkshire Imaging Center is open weekdays from 8 am to 4:30 pm, located where radiology services were provided at the former North Adams Regional Hospital.
The Center provides x-ray, ultrasound, CT and MRI services, and walk-in x-ray services are available.
BMC has hired five Radiologic Technologists for the Imaging Center. Four are former North Adams Regional Hospital employees and the fifth is a BMC employee who resides in North Berkshire.
Patients can enter the Imaging Center through the Satellite Emergency Facility (SEF) entry, where they will be directed to the location of the Imaging Center, which is near the SEF in the Radiology Department of the former North Adams Regional Hospital. Physicians will schedule patient appointments through Central Scheduling at BMC and the location of North Berkshire will be an option.
In the future, BMC plans to restore mammography services to North Berkshire, and is in the process of applying for the required federal licensure for that form of imaging.