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


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


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

  • Interventional Cardiology Fellowship established
  • Research Week (now called Academic Week) established to celebrate the contributions of Baystate physicians, residents, advanced practitioners, nurses, and allied health professionals in improving practice and advancing knowledge through clinical and educational research.

 

2002

 

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Aerial view of Baystate Medical Center in 2004

2003

 

2004

 

2005

 

2007

 

2008

  • First Dedicated Education Unit opens, in partnership with University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Nursing, to incorporate interdisciplinary experiences into the nursing curriculum.

 

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 the MassMutual Wing in 2012

 

2013

 

2014