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Berkshire Medical hires 143 former employees of North Adams

North Adams Regional Hospital.

Matthew Cavanaugh for The Boston Globe

North Adams Regional Hospital.

Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield said Wednesday it has hired 143 former employees of North Adams Regional Hospital, which was shuttered March 28, to staff health services and physicians practices that the Pittsfield hospital will operate in northern Berkshire County.

At the time it closed, the 109-bed hospital employed 530 full- and part-time workers.

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The move appeared to set the stage for Berkshire Medical to open a satellite emergency room in North Adams. But it remained unclear when that would occur. A spokeswoman for the state Department of Public Health said Wednesday no license had been issued.

Of the former North Adams hospital employees hired by Berkshire Medical, 96 will have permanent jobs and 47 will have 90-day positions, though some of those temporary jobs could be extended, the Pittsfield hospital said in a statement.

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They include the doctors and support staff for North Adams physicians practices that had been aligned with the hospital, a visiting nurses and hospice staff, and doctors, nurses, and support workers who could staff an emergency department.

Berkshire Medical also hired four former North Adams hospital employees to fill open positions at the Pittsfield hospital.

Robert Weisman

Robert Weisman can be reached at robert.weisman@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @GlobeRobW.
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