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Patient Stories

Baystate Health patients tell their stories, from diagnosis to treatment.
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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.
Michelle bail

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.

Robert Bowse Back in Action Thanks to Shoulder Surgery, Times Two

Robert Bowse is an active guy. When he injured his shoulder, he was afraid he'd have to cut back, but surgery got him back in the game. Then he injured his other shoulder.
Maureen Rizzolo discussing her procedure

Fecal Transplant Gives Maureen Rizzolo Her Life Back

Maureen Rizzolo isn’t sure where she acquired clostridium difficile, an infection more commonly known as “C. diff,” but she was afraid she was going to die from it. Learn about the surprising treatment that gave her back her life.

Suffield Family Thriving Following IVF Treatments

Laura Martorello knew she wanted to be a mother, and was not going to allow the lack of a husband keep her from her dream. That's when she turned to the team at Baystate Reproductive Medicine, who have become a major part of her growing family. 

Latest News

Baystate Health President & CEO Mark Keroack on Question 1 Defeat

November 07, 2018

At Baystate Health we value our nurses and the role they play on teams whose care has been recognized nationally for its safety and quality. We recognize the ongoing challenges of the national nursing shortage and will continue our efforts to advance our innovative strategies to educate, recruit, and retain our talented nursing workforce.

Endowed Gift Eases Grief Through Giving

November 03, 2018

The Dibble family and Bulkley Richardson give back through endowed gift in honor of their loved ones.

Question 1: For Massachusetts hospital nurses, 'there is no average day'

October 31, 2018

MassLive: RNs need to self-regulate in the emergency department, something Question 1 would inhibit.