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Patient Stories

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Life Changing Surgery Halts Essential Tremors & Parkinson's Disease Symptoms [Video]

Thousands of people across the Pioneer Valley suffer from essential tremors, Parkinson's disease, and dystonia. As one local resident explains, there is a life changing and state of the art procedure Baystate doctors are now performing to improve the quality of life of patients. 

West Side Boy goes oxygen free for the first time since birth (Video)

1-year-old Gage Sheldon was born premature and has been on oxygen since birth. Get a behind the scenes look at the moment his family was told he was cleared to come off oxygen, just in time for 1st birthday.

Tracy M.

Improved Skin Cancer Survival Rates: A 'Sun-Worshipper' Shares Her Story

Nobody likes to hear the word “cancer.” But Tracy Mastorakis has heard it several times. However, according to Dr. John McCann it is an “exciting time” for doctors and their patients in the treatment of melanoma.
Logan Manning

Toddler Receives Life-Saving Treatment for Short Gut Syndrome

One-year-old Logan Manning has been through more in his first year of his life than most people experience in a lifetime.

Baystate Doctors Save Infant From Cardiac Crisis

Seconds to spare. That’s how close Dr. Ahmed Elmogy at Baystate Wing Hospital believes that little Hunter Walker, who was four weeks old at the time, recently came to death.
Mike Laga playing golf

Former Major Leaguer Hits the Links after Hip Replacement Surgery

For 14 years, Michael Laga of Northampton spent time playing minor league and major league baseball with the Detroit Tigers, St. Louis Cardinals, and San Francisco Giants organizations. But the intensity of high-level sports took a toll, especially on Mike's hip.
Donald Wheeler

Don Wheeler: Happy to Be Back on the Move

Don Wheeler likes to be an active man, especially when it comes to cleaning up around his beautiful home in Agawam. When those tasks were growing increasingly challenging, he went to get checked out by his doctor. Tests revealed that he was in need of bypass surgery.

Pat LaPorte

Keeping Up with the Grandkids Now Easier for Pat Laporte

For Pat Laporte, a brisk New England fall afternoon is the perfect backdrop for a pick-up soccer game with her beloved grandchildren.  However, up until recently, running around and playing with the little ones was painful due to her failing knees.
Michael P.

Auto Body Shop Owner Michael Partysnski Has New Lease on Life

As the owner of Michael’s Auto Body in Indian Orchard for over four decades, Michael Partysnski is constantly on his feet and working to make damaged cars look good again. His challenge, though, started over a decade ago when he began experiencing symptoms associated with emphysema and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Dr. Hirsch and Celine

Growing Up with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Growing up is hard enough, but for kids with Irritable Bowel Disease, it can be embarrassing. As Celine can attest, knowing they’re not alone and learning from the experts and other patients provides some much-needed support, especially as they transition to adult care.

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.