After admitting the state's first coronavirus patient March 7, Berkshire Medical Center staffers were among the first to care for a surge of people sickened by a new disease.

Today, with a handful of COVID-19 patients, the hospital is in the vanguard again, as officials look to the next medical need.

Even before restrictions are lifted fully on elective procedures at Massachusetts hospitals, caregivers at BMC are reaching out to people who delayed care and need it urgently.

 

Should a second wave come, the hospital would be in a different situation, officials say, given all that staff has learned since March.

Read the details on The Berkshire Eagle now.