NORTH ADAMS M.A. – Shutting its doors for good, The North Adams Regional Hospital will be closing Friday morning at 10a.m, with the exception of the emergency room.
Massachusetts Attorney General went before a judge in Berkshire Superior Court trying to prevent the closure of the hospital.
The judge issued a temporary injunction preventing the closure of the hospital's emergency services until April 3rd. This means a hearing on a permanent injunction has been scheduled for the same day the Attorney General's Office will look to keep emergency room services operating for at least 90 days during any ownership transition, or closure.
Northern Berkshire Healthcare, the company that owns the hospital says they will comply with the court order. They say they are working to get a staff together and ensure that they have the necessary supplies, neither of which they say are guaranteed.
The judge has also appointed Berkshire Medical center in Pittsfield to help with operations at North Adams Regional Hospital to provide emergency services.
Aside from the emergency room everything will be closed Friday morning.