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Patient Stories

Baystate Health patients tell their stories, from diagnosis to treatment.
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Married Couple Met at Baystate Medical Center Dialysis Center

Kim and Scott Meyer of Holyoke met at Baystate Medical Center during dialysis. They've been together ever since and supported each other through their kidney transplants.
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Lifesaving VAD Technology: "Like a Hybrid Car for the Heart"

Performed at Baystate Medical Center, Ernest Scruse's VAD implantation was the first of its kind to be performed in the region.
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3D Mammography Saved My Life, Says Sally Delaney

Sally Delaney is not just recovering from a bilateral mastectomy. She's advocating for herself – and for the 3D mammography that saved her life.
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Adam Merriam's life was saved through the fast coordinated care of the staff at Baystate Noble Hospital. Through a procedure to stop the bleeding in his gastrointestinal tract and several blood transfusions, he survived.

Home hemodialysis patient Katrina Aliengena travels to Aruba - with 19 pieces of baggage

Home hemodialysis patient Katrina Aliengena traveled to Aruba recently with 19 pieces of baggage.

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Holyoke Family Selects Baby's NICU Nurse as Godmother

Families often forge special bonds with neonatal intensive care nurses, many of whom become extended family for new parents and their fragile premature infants.
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Lung cancer patient Linda Hill has reasons to smile today

Diagnosed with a non-small cell lung cancer, Linda Hill now has reasons to smile again thanks to a new class of drugs. These new drugs are revolutionizing the way some cancers are treated and giving patients a new lease on life.
Amy Dunbar and her family

Weight Lost, New Life Gained

Weighing 255 pounds when she entered the Comprehensive Adult Weight Management Program at Baystate Medical Center, Amy now weighs 143 pounds. But she lost much more than pounds. She lost a way of thinking and feeling that had pulled her down for 20 years.


Evan Bard's Legacy Helps Brings Families Closer

Transcending grief to keep Angel Eyes on Davis NICU babies

Cheryl Sacks

Patient Grateful for Diagnosis and Specialized Treatment for Rare Genetic Condition

Since her teens, Cheryl Sacks battled a litany of health issues, including heart and gastrointestinal problems. But despite seeing specialists at some of the best hospitals in the country, no one could determine the cause. Until she came to Baystate Medical Center and met geneticist Dr. Mary-Alice Abbott.

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Patient Says “Thanks” for Care Provided Hundreds of Miles from Home

November 29, 2018

Compassionate care is provided to all patients at Baystate Medical Center – no matter where they’re from. Visiting from Chicago, Kathleen Martin and her husband, Edwin, learned this first hand this summer while vacationing at a family cottage in East Otis, Mass.

Talk turkey this Thanksgiving: Learn about your family’s health history

November 19, 2018

Armed with information about your family’s health history, you and your doctor can take proactive steps to keep you healthy. This Thanksgiving, take the opportunity to talk to your relatives about their health.

Carvalhos Help Rays of Hope Spread Across Western Massachusetts

November 14, 2018

This year, Rays of Hope Walk & Run Toward the Cure of Breast Cancer partnered with Greenfield Savings Bank’s South Deerfield branch to support breast cancer awareness in Franklin County.