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Bennington hospital prepares for more patients

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- The Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington is preparing to serve more patients after the closing of a nearby Massachusetts hospital.

The North Adams hospital in the Massachusetts community closed last week and now the Bennington hospital, about 18 miles from North Adams, is the closest hospital for many people in northwestern Massachusetts.

Bennington hospital medical director Dr. Trey Dobson says the 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.

Dobson tells Vermont Public Radio the hospital can treat more emergency room patients, but expanding primary care services will be more difficult.

The North Adams hospital closed on Friday.

Massachusetts officials are working to restore emergency services in North Adams.
Information from: WVPS-FM,
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