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About Berkshire Health Systems

Berkshire Health Systems comprises more than 4,000 talented and compassionate employees, united as one system under a shared mission, vision, and set of values. As the leading provider of care and largest employer in Berkshire County, we are proud to offer a coordinated system of care to our region’s residents and visitors.

Mission, Vision and Values

Our Mission and Vision are the core principles that guide the work we do every day. We bring these principles to life through our Values, which serve as a promise of what our patients, people, and community can expect when interacting with our system.

We will advance health and wellness for everyone in our community in a welcoming, inclusive, and personalized environment.

We will be the region’s trusted healthcare partner and community advocate for improving overall quality of life.


We will treat each other with kindness, as if each patient and colleague were a member of our own family.

We will set goals, expect results, and lead by example.

We will understand and honor our differences.

We will continually strive to achieve the highest standards for quality of care and patient experience.

A Message from Darlene Rodowicz
President & CEO

“BHS is a truly special system, where 4,000+ talented community members work together to care for our neighbors and improve the overall quality of life in Berkshire County. Whether you’re a lifelong community member, new resident, or visitor to this region, we look forward to welcoming you to BHS. Thank you for the privilege of serving as your partner in care.”

Our Commitment to Excellence

As the leading provider of healthcare in Berkshire County, our patients are at the core of everything we do. We constantly strive to provide the highest quality care and exceptional patient experience so that Berkshire Health Systems remains the healthcare provider of choice for everyone in Berkshire County.

Our commitment also extends to our support for the healthcare workforce. Through our extensive career pathway programs and our dedication to creating an enriching and positive environment for our staff, we are training and transforming the healthcare workforce to care for the future of our community.

Award-Winning Patient Outcomes
HealthGrades – 2024 Five-Star Recipient –Total Knee Replacement, Berkshire Medical Center
Exceptional Care Teams
American College of Emergency Physicians, Accredited Geriatric Emergency Department, Berkshire Medical Center and Fairview Hospital
National Quality Recognition
Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval, Berkshire Medical Center and Fairview Hospital

Critical Access Hospital Designation

A critical access hospital is small facility that has been specifically recognized by the federal government for its important role in providing healthcare services to people in a rural area.

Berkshire Health Systems has two critical access hospitals, one in South County, Fairview Hospital and one in North County, North Adams Regional Hospital. Our Critical Access Hospitals are a part of our whole system of care and supported by our flagship hospital in Central County, Berkshire Medical Center.

Fairview Hospital

Fairview Hospital, an affiliate of Berkshire Health Systems, is a 25-bed federally designated Critical Access Hospital located in Great Barrington, MA. As part of a comprehensive regional network of care, Fairview Hospital operates a 24-hour emergency department, and offers range of inpatient and outpatient services to advance health and wellness for everyone in the community in a welcoming, inclusive, and personalized environment. 

North Adams Regional Hospital

The new North Adams Regional Hospital is the cornerstone of a healthier future for our community. Berkshire Health Systems (BHS) is seeking federal and state approval to re-open up to 25 inpatient beds at our North Adams Campus and designate it as a Critical Access Hospital (CAH) in North Adams, MA. This project is part of BHS’s strategic plan to expand access to care and advance health and wellness for all across the region.

Berkshire Medical Center

Berkshire Medical Center (BMC) is a 298-bed community teaching hospital and the flagship hospital of Berkshire Health Systems (BHS). 

BMC offers a full continuum of medical specialties, advanced technologies for lab and imaging, and state-of-the-art surgical facilities, including orthopedic surgery, cancer care, behavioral health/substance use disorder treatment, general surgery, urology, obstetrics and gynecology, neurosurgery, cardiology, and gastroenterology. BMC is a Level III Trauma Center and maintains major clinical partnerships with Baystate Health, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Mass General Brigham. BMC operates three independent residency programs in medicine, surgery, and psychiatry and is an affiliate of the  University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School, the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, and Boston University. 

Senior Leadership
Darlene Rodowicz
President & CEO of BHS, President of Trustees
Jared Barnes
Vice President & General Counsel
Patrick Borek
Vice President, Human Resources
Brenda Cadorette, RN
Vice President, Acute Care & Chief Nursing Office
Chris Camillo
Vice President, Physician Services
Deborah Delaney
Vice President of Finance
Roberta Gale, RN
Vice President, Community Health
Doreen Hutchinson
Vice President, Fairview Hospital
Lisa Khanna
Vice President, Quality
Laurie Lamarre
Vice President, North Adams Regional Hospital
Joseph LaRoche
Vice President, Facilities Planning & Construction
James Weil Lederer, Jr.
MD, Chief Medical Officer/Chief Quality Officer
Andrew Manzer
Chief Operating Officer, Berkshire Medical Center
Kim Obanhein, RN
Vice President, Ambulatory Services
Scott St. George
Chief Financial Officer
William Young
Chief Information Officer
Medical Leadership
John A. Loiodice, MD
Chief of Staff at Berkshire Medical Center
James Weil Lederer, Jr.
MD, Chief Medical Officer/Chief Quality Officer
Raymond Gary Sohl, MD
Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology
Lauren Slater, MD
Chair of Maternal Child Health
Caitlin Lopez, MD
Chair of Radiology at Berkshire Medical Center
Marcella Bradway, MD
Chair of the Department of Surgery
Adrian Elliot, MD
Medical Director, Hospital Services & Quality: Fairview
Alec Belman, MD
Chief of Staff, Chair, Joint Peer Review Committee
Joshua Pacheco, MD
Medical Director, Fairview Emergency Department

Board of Trustees

The BHS Board of Trustees is a body of dedicated individuals who volunteer their time in service of our community. They meet regularly to provide oversight, accountability, and guidance for the organization. BHS trustees serve as ambassadors from the health system to the community and bring community perspectives back to the system.


  • Darlene Rodowicz, President
  • Scott St. George, Treasurer
  • Cheryl M. Boudreau, Clerk


  • Richard Alcombright – Vice Chair
  • Alfred A. Barbalunga
  • Alec R. Belman, MD
  • Albert Bravo, DPM
  • Timothy Burke
  • Robert Cella, Jr., MD
  • Shaun Cusson
  • Edith (Kit) Dobelle
  • David Hall
  • Leticia S. E. Haynes, PhD
  • Edmund Hornstein, DO
  • Susan M. Kormanik
  • John A. Loiodice, MD
  • Kathleen M. McCormick, Esq
  • Laurie Norton Moffatt
  • David Moresi
  • Frederick W. Puddester
  • Barton D. Raser – Chair
  • Deborah Renzi
  • Jeannette Smith, PhD
  • Ana Suffish