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Patient Stories

Baystate Health patients tell their stories, from diagnosis to treatment.
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Successful Lung Surgery Eliminates Cancer Threat

Patricia Purdy of Westfield had an abnormal pain on the side of her body, and immediately went to have it examined by her primary care physician. She did not expect that such an ordinary ailment would lead to a serious, yet successful, lung surgery. 


Rapid Response Saves Local Man In Cardiac Distress

It was a rude awakening for Jim "JR" Robak one night last summer. After waking up to use the bathroom in the wee hours of the morning, he quickly realized he was experiencing cardiac distress. Within minutes, experts at Baystate Medical Center were working to relieve his symptoms. 

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Three Generations Receive Neonatal Intensive Care at Baystate

Over two decades ago, Cecelia was born prematurely at Baystate Medical Center. As an adult, she returns to Baystate to become a parent herself.


Back To Biking: Westfield Native Gets Double Knee Replacement Surgeries

When Kelly Pelkey's knees began to fail her, she knew she needed to take action.

Miracle cancer patient gets third lease on life

Cancer patient Nancy Boistelle placed her survival in the hands of God and her doctors, and experienced a miraculous recovery.

Pokémon Go Helps Local Boy Through Leukemia (Video)

12-year-old Naqi Dar talks about his cancer journey and how Pokémon Go helped him through his diagnosis and treatment.

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Grateful Gunshot Victim: "They Didn't Give Up On Me"

Matt Mattoon knows life can change in an instant. Last November, he was shot by an intruder during a home invasion. The bullet did a lot of damage and then lodged back in his lung, where it remains today.  

Level I Trauma Center meant the difference between life and death for Paul Bachini

Having a Level I Trauma Center close by saved Paul Bachini's life.

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My Birth, My Way at Baystate Franklin Medical Center

Katherine Mallory of Lenoxdale talks about her decision to deliver her second child at Baystate Franklin Medical Center. 


Specialty Treatment Helps College Bound Patient Manage Diagnosis (Video)

Thanks to the Baystate Children’s Specialty Center, 18-year-old Joe Fratini says he's confident he can manage his chronic illness while he’s away at school.

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.