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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.
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.

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.

Latest News

Health New England Announces New 'Where Health Matters' Grant Opportunities

August 07, 2018

Business Wire: Health New England announced a new grant program, Where Health Matters, as part of its Community Benefits Program to advance the health and well being of vulnerable population groups.

Kohl’s Supports MIGHTY Program at YMCAs and Baystate Children’s Hospital

August 01, 2018

Helping children make healthy lifestyle choices when they’re young can be one of the best gifts you can give them. Enter the MIGHTY Program, made a reality in part by a generous grant from Kohl’s.