Pittsfield, Mass.-based Berkshire Health Systems Inc. is in danger of a downgrade this week by Standard & Poor's Corp., although officials at the medical institution say complete is imminent.

"Because of the operating loss, the deteriorating economy, deteriorating admissions, and increased bad debt, I expect that we're going to take some action in the next several days," said John Fargnoli, senior vice president at Standard & Poor's.

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