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‘ACEing’ the aging experience with philanthropic support

September 11, 2018

Baystate Health’s Acute Care for Elders Unit is a life-changing care environment designed especially for people coping with the challenges of aging. Patients are at the center of an interdisciplinary system of care provided by nurses, therapists, and other professionals – including geriatricians, on-site pharmacists and other specialists.

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What do nurses think about proposed government-mandated staffing ratios?

September 10, 2018

This November, Massachusetts voters will decide whether or not to impose government-mandated nurse staffing ratios in every hospital across the state. Hear what Baystate Health nurses have to say about how this law would affect Baystate Health services and staff, patients, nurses, and the public.

Baystate Health set to cut ribbon on new Wing Hospital emergency department in Palmer

September 07, 2018

MassLive: New $17.2 million emergency department at Baystate Wing Hospital includes separate ambulance, public entryways, and 20 patient rooms including trauma, behavioral health, and other dedicated specialty care areas. Formal ribbon cutting ceremony on Sept. 14, 2018.

Promoting healthy living during National Childhood Obesity Month

September 07, 2018

Western Mass News: Baystate Pediatrician Dr. Chrystal Wittcopp discusses promoting healthy living and obesity trends in children.


Katelynn’s Ride Crosses Final Finish Line

September 04, 2018

Katelynn's Ride raised more than $2 million over 17 years to fund care coordination for children with cancer at Baystate Children’s Hospital.

Emerging Leader: Peter A. DePergola II In the Emerging Field of Bioethics, He’s a Leader and a Pioneer

September 04, 2018

BusinessWest: Dr. Peter A. DePergola II, Director of Clinical Ethics, has been nominated Healthcare Hero: Emerging Leader. He discusses quality vs. quantity of life, the ethics and dilemma of medicine, and its limits.

This Pediatrician and Coalition Builder Has Helped Create a Healthier Community

September 04, 2018

BusinessWest: Dr. Matthew Sadof, pediatrician at Baystate Children's Hospital, was nominated by Dr. Laura Koenings, vice chair of the Education Department of Pediatrics at Baystate Children’s Hospital for the Healthcare Heroes award in the Community Health category.

Collaboration Receives $750,000 Grant to Address Asthma

September 01, 2018

Healthcare News: Baystate Health Care Alliance/BeHealthy Partnership ACO has received a $750 grant from the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission to expand the Springfield Healthy Homes Asthma Program.

Baystate Health receives funds to cover medical costs for Hurricane Maria evacuees

August 31, 2018

MassLive: Baystate Medical Center opened its doors to many evacuees from hurricane ravaged Puerto Rico last September. Baystate Health President and CEO Dr. Mark Keroack and Baystate High Street Health Center Medical Director Dr. Orlando Torres talk about one family’s journey.

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New birthing room at Baystate Franklin Medical Center in dedication of midwife

August 31, 2018

To have known Susan Liddell was to know her impact on the women and families of Franklin County. Now, thanks to the generosity of her family and their gift to Baystate Health Foundation in support of the Birthplace, Susan’s impact will carry on for generations.