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Patient Stories

Baystate Health patients tell their stories, from diagnosis to treatment.
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Married Couple Met at Baystate Medical Center Dialysis Center

Kim and Scott Meyer of Holyoke met at Baystate Medical Center during dialysis. They've been together ever since and supported each other through their kidney transplants.
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Lifesaving VAD Technology: "Like a Hybrid Care for the Heart"

Performed at Baystate Medical Center, Ernest Scruse's VAD implantation was the first of its kind to be performed in the region.
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3D Mammography Saved My Life, Says Sally Delaney

Sally Delaney is not just recovering from a bilateral mastectomy. She's advocating for herself – and for the 3D mammography that saved her life.
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Adam Merriam's life was saved through the fast coordinated care of the staff at Baystate Noble Hospital. Through a procedure to stop the bleeding in his gastrointestinal tract and several blood transfusions, he survived.

Home hemodialysis patient Katrina Aliengena travels to Aruba - with 19 pieces of baggage

Home hemodialysis patient Katrina Aliengena traveled to Aruba recently with 19 pieces of baggage.

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Holyoke Family Selects Baby's NICU Nurse as Godmother

Families often forge special bonds with neonatal intensive care nurses, many of whom become extended family for new parents and their fragile premature infants.
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Lung cancer patient Linda Hill has reasons to smile today

Diagnosed with a non-small cell lung cancer, Linda Hill now has reasons to smile again thanks to a new class of drugs. These new drugs are revolutionizing the way some cancers are treated and giving patients a new lease on life.
Amy Dunbar and her family

Weight Lost, New Life Gained

Weighing 255 pounds when she entered the Comprehensive Adult Weight Management Program at Baystate Medical Center, Amy now weighs 143 pounds. But she lost much more than pounds. She lost a way of thinking and feeling that had pulled her down for 20 years.


Evan Bard's Legacy Helps Brings Families Closer

Transcending grief to keep Angel Eyes on Davis NICU babies

Cheryl Sacks

Patient Grateful for Diagnosis and Specialized Treatment for Rare Genetic Condition

Since her teens, Cheryl Sacks battled a litany of health issues, including heart and gastrointestinal problems. But despite seeing specialists at some of the best hospitals in the country, no one could determine the cause. Until she came to Baystate Medical Center and met geneticist Dr. Mary-Alice Abbott.

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‘ACEing’ the aging experience with philanthropic support

September 11, 2018

Baystate Health’s Acute Care for Elders Unit is a life-changing care environment designed especially for people coping with the challenges of aging. Patients are at the center of an interdisciplinary system of care provided by nurses, therapists, and other professionals – including geriatricians, on-site pharmacists and other specialists.

What do nurses think about proposed government-mandated staffing ratios?

September 10, 2018

This November, Massachusetts voters will decide whether or not to impose government-mandated nurse staffing ratios in every hospital across the state. Hear what Baystate Health nurses have to say about how this law would affect Baystate Health services and staff, patients, nurses, and the public.

Baystate Health set to cut ribbon on new Wing Hospital emergency department in Palmer

September 07, 2018

MassLive: New $17.2 million emergency department at Baystate Wing Hospital includes separate ambulance, public entryways, and 20 patient rooms including trauma, behavioral health, and other dedicated specialty care areas. Formal ribbon cutting ceremony on Sept. 14, 2018.