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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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3D Mammography Saved My Life, Says Sally Delaney

Sally Delaney is not just recovering from a bi-lateral masectomy. She's advocating for herself – and for the 3D mammography that saved her life.
Patient Adam Merriam and dog

SWIFT-ACTING EXPERTISE SAVED THE LIFE OF BLOOD TRANSFUSION PATIENT ADAM MERRIAM

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.
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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.

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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.

Peter Guyette is on a mission for a new lung

It all began for Peter Guyette when he noticed he was getting more winded than usual when walking upstairs.

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Patient Recognizes Wife's Caregivers with a Gift from His Heart (Video)

Bill Beaudry's wife battled pancreatic cancer for two years with caregivers at the D'Amour Center for Cancer Care. When she passed away, Bill wanted to show her care team how much he appreciated them.

Latest News

Backpack Basics for Back to School

August 14, 2018

Backpacks are essential. But if they're too heavy or worn incorrectly, they can strain muscles and joints – and cause back pain for the over 79 million students in the United States that carry them.

With fall sports on the horizon, now is the time to think about injury prevention

August 14, 2018

With the start of the school year, sports injuries can be a major concern for parents. What do experts recommend as the number one method for injury prevention? Train before sports try-outs start, not during.

Baystate Health’s Bloodmobile is hosting drives in August, including Palmer and Ware

August 14, 2018

The Baystate Health Bloodmobile will host blood drives across western Massachusetts this August. The need for blood and platelets never takes a holiday. Learn how you can donate now.