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North Adams Community Gathers Tonight at 5 p.m. For Meeting to Plan Next Steps in Effort to Save Their Hospital

Northern Berkshire County Enters its Fourth Day Without Access to Emergency Services

NORTH ADAMS, Mass., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the residents of Northern Berkshire County enter their fourth day without access to emergency health care services following the illegal closing of North Adams Regional Hospital last week, the community will gather tonight (and every Tuesday night until the crisis is resolved) at the American Legion Hall in North Adams. The meeting will provide residents and the now unemployed 500 plus workers at the hospital with an opportunity to be briefed on the latest developments, as well as to plan next steps in a community campaign to ensure the immediate restoration of a full-service hospital to protect the residents

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Founded in 1903, the Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United is the largest professional health care organization and the largest union of registered nurses in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Its 23,000 members advance the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting the economic and general welfare of nurses in the workplace, projecting a positive and realistic view of nursing, and by lobbying the Legislature and regulatory agencies on health care issues affecting nurses and the public. The MNA is a founding member of National Nurses United, the largest national nurses union in the United States with more than 170,000 members from coast to coast.

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