May 12-18 is National Hospital Week. As the chair of the Northern Berkshire Healthcare (NBH) Board of Trustees and CEO of your local health care system, we want to take this opportunity to recognize the more than 450 employees of North Adams Regional Hospital (NARH) for the excellent work they do year-round.
In all areas of the hospital, NARH health care workers strive to provide the best care possible to the 40,000 people who rely on us. It is truly a privilege to serve this community. We are constantly focused on safety and quality of the care we provide; we are actively recruiting new physicians and providers to the area; and we are collaborating with others to create a healthy community.
Please join us in thanking the more than 70 employees who will be recognized this week for service to the hospital. Three of them -- Susan Downey, Bill Flaherty and Deb Little -- have been part of NARH for 40 years, and we celebrate their achievements.
Finally, thank you to you, our community. Your support of the hospital -- using our services, volunteering and offering your philanthropy -- keeps us strong now and into the future.
Julia Bolton, Timothy Jones
Bolton is chair of the NBH Board of Trustees and Jones is NBH's president and CEO.