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Patient Stories

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

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.

Carol Miller Happy to Be Back on her Feet

"Most people in a power chair don't get up and walk again," says Carol Miller. But Carol was determined, and with the help of physical therapist Dena Plante at Baystate Wing Hospital in Palmer, she's now back on her feet.
Joe Whalen at piano

Music Teacher Appreciates His [Heart] Beat, Thanks to Specialized Care

Music runs through the blood of West Springfield resident Joe Whalen. Unfortunately, the heart that pumps his blood has been the source of adversity for well over a dozen years, dating back to when he was a teenager.

Jenny's Transformative Moment in Cancer Care [VIDEO]

Jenny Davies, who was treated for ovarian cancer at the Baystate Regional Cancer Program, talks about the most transformative moment on her cancer journey.

Latest News

Expansion to Oncology Unit in Ware Underway as 13h Annual Walk of Champions Date Set for Sunday, May 6

February 16, 2018

Construction crews have begun working on the expansion of the Baystate Regional Cancer Program at Baystate Mary Lane in Ware. The majority of the expansion project has been paid for by funds raised by the Walk of Champions.

Baystate Health President Mark Keroack on making a difference in western Massachusetts (MassLive)

February 15, 2018

Baystate Health is working on shaping tomorrow's health care in western Massachusetts.

Baystate Wing Hospital Board of Directors Welcomes Two New Members

February 07, 2018

The Board of Directors of the Baystate Wing Hospital Corporation has welcomed two new members: Derek S. Gariepy, Certified Public Accountant at Derek S. Gariepy & Company and Kara Noonan Pear, Director of Human Resources for Noonan Energy Corporation.