The healthcare industry in the Berkshires includes a range of companies and non-profit organizations that provide diagnostic, preventive, curative, and therapeutic services. Key segments of companies and organizations in the industry are hospital systems; offices of doctors and medical groups; rehabilitation and long-term care organizations (including assisted living and elderly housing facilities); and home health care services. Healthcare is the largest industry sector and cluster in the county by the number of employees, representing nearly 13.5% of all jobs. McCann Technical High School, Taconic High School, and Berkshire Community College form the workforce development backbone for this cluster, offering Berkshire students the training they need to enter the field.
Create a county-wide health program to solve common workforce issues
Explore healthcare innovations and new markets in partnership with the Berkshire Innovation Center
Initial Key Partners
Healthcare contributes $702,000,000 to The Berkshires’ gross regional product and employs nearly 11,500 people. While most healthcare businesses and organizations serve the needs of Berkshire residents, some also provide services outside the county. These new markets, as well as prototyping of new products and services, hold the potential to help expand and sustain the cluster in the future.