Mike Leary, Director of Media Relations for Berkshire Medical Center says that bids will be accepted until July 24. They will be opened and granted by a bankruptcy judge on July 31. A 10-day appeals process will follow, and if there are no objections, a sale will commence.
Currently, the only bid is a $4 million offer from Pittsfield's Berkshire Medical Center.
Northern Berkshire Healthcare, which previously owned NARH, filed for chapter 7 bankruptcy earlier this year. Court documents reveal it is $30 million in debt. That decision left more than 500 people out of work and thousands in the community without a hospital.