Ruth Blodgett is responsible for long-range planning, marketing strategies, program development, community health and partnership development on behalf of Berkshire Health System. She was also named Interim Vice President of Physician Services in late 2015. Blodgett previously served as Berkshire Medical Center’s Chief Operating Officer from 1995-2001, responsible for the operations of the hospital and affiliates including home care and physician companies. Prior to becoming Chief Operating Officer, Blodgett was Vice President for Ambulatory Care and other hospital services from 1987-1995. She began her career in healthcare planning and market analysis.