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Holly Mason and Gail Shattuck

More choices, difficult options face breast cancer patients today

October 13, 2015

Looking out into a “sea of pink” each year at the Rays of Hope – Walk and Run Toward the Cure of Breast Cancer, breast cancer surgeon Dr. Holly Mason says she is reminded how each woman’s cancer journey is different, from coping with her cancer diagnosis to making choices about treatment.

Alexander Richard

Richard B. Alexander, urologist, joins Baystate Franklin Medical Center Medical Staff

October 13, 2015

Richard Brian Alexander, MD, urologist, has recently joined John Daly, MD, at Baystate Medical Practices – Greenfield Urology.

Boy looking at Rays of Hope flags

Complimentary shuttle bus available for Greenfield-area participants traveling to Springfield for Rays of Hope

October 09, 2015

Greenfield-area residents who wish to participate in this year’s annual Rays of Hope – Walk and Run Toward the Cure of Breast Cancer in Springfield, can board the “Pink Party Bus” offering a complimentary ride to Springfield and back on Sunday, Oct. 25.

Q&A on flu - answers from infectious disease specialist Dr. Sarah Haessler

October 08, 2015

Question: If I decide to get the flu vaccine, am I too late and how long does it last?



Baystate Wing sonographer makes a life-saving observation

October 07, 2015

It was just a regular day for Michele Silva, lead sonographer, Baystate Wing Hospital, when she called her next patient in for an ultrasound. Two boys followed the patient, and Silva noticed that one was having a hard time walking. 

Dr. Ben Schalet in surgery

Q&A on breast reconstruction - Answers from plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Ben Schalet

October 06, 2015

Q. Where does breast reconstruction fit in among women who require mastectomy after a cancer diagnosis?

Interprofessional Team Training Projects Win Innovations in Education Awards

October 06, 2015
Two Baystate Medical Center projects have been funded to teach trainees to work more effectively in multidisciplinary teams.

Baystate Franklin Medical Center to hold children's health information program at Erving Elementary School

October 02, 2015

Representatives of Baystate Franklin Medical Center will be presenting their Blood and Guts program on Friday, October 16, 6:30 – 8 pm at Erving Elementary School.

Rays of Hope Walkers

Tips to help your fundraising efforts for this month's Rays of Hope - A Walk and Run Toward the Cure of Breast Cancer

October 02, 2015

When it comes to successful fundraising for Rays of Hope, team captain Suzanne St. Germain of Wiggins Warriors says it is not just about raising dollars in October leading up to the walk and run on Oct. 25.

Dr. Yolanda Lenzy, Board Certified Dermatologist, joins Baystate Wing Hospital

October 01, 2015

Baystate Wing Hospital is pleased to announce that Dr. Yolanda Lenzy, Board Certified Dermatologist ahas joined the medical staff and is now providing dermatology services once weekly at the Palmer Medical Center, located at 40 Wright Street in Palmer.