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Published: 09/15/2023

Berkshire Health Systems Invests in Mechanical Infrastructure of Medical Arts Complex

Berkshire Health Systems (BHS) today announced plans for work on the mechanical infrastructure of the Medical Arts Complex (MAC) to ensure the building’s longstanding sustainability as a center for outpatient care. This work is a demonstration of BHS’s continued investment in the health of Berkshire County, as part of its vision to be the region’s trusted healthcare partner and community advocate for improving overall quality of life.

“Here at Berkshire Health Systems, we take pride in not only being the leading healthcare provider in Berkshire County but also investing in the health of our community,” said Darlene Rodowicz, BHS president and CEO. “Taking this step to preserve the MAC’s future sustainability is one of many investments we’re proud to make in the system as a whole.”

Construction at the MAC will begin on September 5, 2023, following the Labor Day Holiday and is expected to last for 12 months. Work on the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, (HVAC) systems will impact to the way that people enter the building.

The front, upper-level entrance of the MAC Building that is typically accessed from the parking lot will be closed. All patients, visitors, and staff should plan to access the building from the rear (West) using either the ground floor entrance or the second-floor walkway from the parking garage.

The patient parking lot at the front of the building will remain open with a modified driveway entrance. We will offer valet parking, extensive shuttle service to the rear door, and a modified sidewalk to allow access to the rear of the building to help patients and visitors adapt to the entry changes. Additional accessible parking will also be available near the rear entrance. Visit berkshirehealthsystems.org/MACProject to view a walking guide and map.

“The current MAC building was constructed in 1990. In the 33 years since, the building has welcomed thousands of patients through its doors,” said Chris Camillo, Vice President of Physician Services and leader of the BHS medical group of clinics, many of which are housed in the MAC. “By taking this step, we are ensuring that the MAC remains positioned to serve our patients, today and for years to come.”