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Community Programs

We strive to address the health and social needs within the communities we serve. Our community health initiatives include:

Community Events

We sponsor community events that raise funds and awareness towards efforts to foster safer and healthier neighborhoods. In 2017, our employees donated more than 2,600 new toys for children in our community during the holidays.

Community Benefits Highlights

In 2017, Baystate Health hospitals provided over $112 million in unreimbursed care, research, and educational programs. A detailed report of each hospital’s community benefits activities is filed every year with the Attorney General of Massachusetts.

Community Investments

Our Better Together Grant Program offers grants and community sponsorships to address health priorities in our communities.

Baystate Springfield Educational Partnership (BSEP)

The BSEP program offers high school students a variety of hospital-based learning experiences and opportunities to explore different careers, engage in more comprehensive observation experiences, and prepare for potential internship or employment opportunities.

Other Initiatives

Baystate Medical Center offers a way for the public to safely dispose of needles and sharps and unneeded or expired medications. You can safely dispose of needles and medications using containers in the Daly lobby at Baystate Medical Center – 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


Empathy & Compassion

Dr. Paul Pirraglia, Chief of General Medicine and Community Development, talks about serving the needs of our community. 

Our Health Centers