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Health Scare Leads to Happy Ending at Baystate Wing Hospital

Mary Ann BrazasBusy in her kitchen on Christmas Day last year, Monson resident Mary Ann Brazas was suddenly overcome by dizziness and nausea.  

“I’ve never been hospitalized, except to give birth to my two boys more than 45 years ago,” she says. “I didn’t know what was happening. I just knew that I was scared and sick.”  

As her husband called 911, Brazas worried about heart attack or stroke. Her mother had died of a cerebral aneurysm.  

Brazas was admitted to Baystate Wing Hospital after initial testing in the Emergency Department. The ultimate diagnosis was vertigo. But Brazas was acutely aware that it could have been far more serious – and her caregivers had treated her that way.  

“Everyone – my nurses, my radiology technicians, and Dr. Jill Levin – was wonderful, putting me at ease and making me comfortable. I truly appreciated their kindness, especially at Christmas when so many other people were with their families. Our community is fortunate to have such an A+ hospital.”