Posted at: 03/31/2014 12:18 PM
Updated at: 03/31/2014 12:35 PM
By: WNYT Staff
Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington is preparing to serve more patients.
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BENNINGTON, Vt. – Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington is preparing to serve more patients after North Adams Regional Hospital closed Friday.
The Bennington hospital is about 18 miles from North Adams, and that's the closest hospital for many people in the North Adams area.
The Bennington hospital is preparing to expand service immediately in its emergency department and ensure there's enough staff to cover about 30 more births a month.