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Baystate Health Awards and Recognition

We invite unbiased accrediting organizations to tell us how we compare to other health care facilities and institutions nationwide. Our many awards, accreditations, and high rankings affirm that we meet the highest quality and safety standards for hospitals and rank among the top hospitals in the United States.

We have been recognized as a health care leader in many areas, including:

Clinical Outcomes & Excellence

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  • Baystate Medical Center has received Magnet® designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) three consecutive times, placing it among leaders nationally in nursing excellence and quality patient outcomes.
  • BMC's Medical & Surgical ICU has been recognized by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses with the Silver Beacon Award for Excellence for aligning practices with national standards and achieving superior outcomes. 
  • Baystate Health was recognized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for promoting enrollment in the state eye, tissue, and organ donor registry.
  • Baystate Medical Center, Baystate Franklin Medical Center, Baystate Noble Hospital, and Baystate Wing Hospital were recognized for quality in stroke care by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association Get With The Guidelines Quality Achievement Awards. 

Quality, Safety & Innovation

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  • Becker's Healthcare recognized our technology innovation center, TechSpring, for its commitment to staying on the forefront of change in healthcare.
  • Baystate Medical Center was recognized as a national leader in orthopedic care by Becker's Healthcare. BMC was one of the first hospitals in Massachusetts to use a computer-assisted navigation system to improve surgical performance during total joint replacement surgery.
  • The Baystate Health Nurse Residency Program was accredited with distinction in 2018 as a Practice Transition Program by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation, one of only two in Massachusetts. 
  • Baystate Midwifery & Women's Health received two awards from the American College of Nurse-Midwives for best practices in reducing the proportion is preterm, low-birth-weight infants, and achieving the triple aim of better care, healthier populations, and lower costs. 

Value & Financial Stability

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  • Baystate Medical Center, Baystate Franklin Medical Center, Baystate Noble Hospital, and Baystate Wing Hospital were recognized in the top 20% of hospitals based on financial strength, reinvestment, cost of care, pricing, and quality of care.
  • Baystate Health includes certified Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), helping to ensure high quality, coordinated care for patients.


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  • Baystate Health was ranked the 14th (of 74) best Massachusetts employer through a study conducted by Forbes partnering with market research company Statista. The ranking is based on a survey of about 80,000 United States employees, asking whether they would recommend employers to family, friends, and acquaintances.