Academic programs at Baystate Medical Center

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Baystate Health History: Academic Milestones

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Aerial view of Springfield Hospital circa 1940

1883

  • Springfield Hospital founded


1900

  • Wesson Memorial Hospital founded


1908

  • Wesson Maternity Hospital founded


1914

  • Springfield Hospital approved by the American Medical Association to train interns


1936

  • Springfield Hospital is founding member of the Massachusetts Hospital Association


1948


1951


1952


1954


1958


1961


1971

  • Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit established


1974


1976

  • Baystate Medical Center formed from merger of Medical Center of Western Massachusetts and Wesson Memorial Hospital, creating the second largest hospital in New England


1978

  • First coronary bypass surgery at Baystate Medical Center.

 

1981

  • First percutaneous coronary angioplasty at Baystate Medical Center (among first 100 U.S. hospitals to perform this procedure)

 

1983


1985

 

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Baystate Franklin Medical Center
in Greenfield, Massachusetts

1986


1988

  • Baystate Medical Center established as the Western Campus of Tufts University School of Medicine


1989

  • Baystate Medical Center is a founding member of the Alliance of Independent Academic Medical Centers (AIAMC)


 

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Baystate Mary Lane Hospital in
Ware, Massachusetts

1991


1992

 

1993

 

1994

 

1995


 

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The Chestnut Surgery Center

1996


1998

 

1999

 

2002

 

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Aerial view of Baystate Medical Center in 2004

2004


2005


2007

 

2009

 

2010

  • Baystate Medical Practices, the faculty practice plan, is formed from merging the Baystate Medical Education and Research Foundation, Baystate Affiliated Practice Organization, and Baystate Vascular Services
  • Baystate Medical Center re-recognized as a Magnet hospital for nursing excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • Emergency Ultrasonography Fellowship established.

 

2011

 

2012

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Entrance to Hospital of the Future in 2012

2013