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Patient Stories

Baystate Health patients tell their stories, from diagnosis to treatment.
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Baystate Brings VAD Technology to Cardiac Patients in the Region

For Ernest Scruse, Jr. the ventricular assist device (VAD) is much more than a medical device he must wear every day; it is truly a lifesaver....

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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.

Bill Beaudry with caregiver and his painting

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.
Ted Papoutsakis with his bike

Skeptical Patient Convinced: Lung Cancer Screening Saves Lives

Teddy Papoutsakis didn't see the need to get a lung cancer screening, even though he met the criteria. He felt fine. But his doctor finally convinced him to get it done. That decision probably saved his life.
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Leukemia patient Michelle Bail celebrates four years cancer free

Michelle Bail never thought she would be fighting for her life five years ago during the holiday season.

David Manning working out in pulmonary rehab gym

David Manning Not Letting COPD Slow Him Down

David Manning, 66, fights the effects of COPD with help from Baystate's medically supervised pulmonary rehabilitation program.

Johnalee Lopez

Springfield preemie goes home just in time for the holiday

Johnalee Lopez was born at Baystate Medical Center on August 22, three months ahead of schedule. She was originally due the week of Thanksgiving on November 22. Now, she will be able to spend the holiday at home with her family.

Colon Cancer Surgery Gets Northfield Man Back to What He Loves (Video)

When Peter Blake of Northfield went for his routine colonoscopy, it turned out to be anything but routine. Watch as he shares his story.