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Baystate Franklin anticipates uptick in patients with maternity unit closure in Leominster
06-27-2023 4:01 PM


GREENFIELD — After UMass Memorial Health’s recent announcement that it intends to shut down the maternity unit on its Leominster campus in September, Baystate Franklin Medical Center is anticipating more calls in the coming months as patients make...

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Retention of docs, new residents helping curb family medicine workforce shortage in Greenfield
04-07-2024 3:01 PM


GREENFIELD — As it enters its third year, the Baystate Franklin Family Medicine Residency Program is welcoming four new doctors this summer and anticipates retaining three members of the original cohort to work at the hospital after they graduate,...

Flu cases down at Baystate, up at Cooley Dickinson
01-23-2024 1:33 PM


The slight uptick of influenza B cases countering a decrease in influenza A infections across Baystate Health’s facilities, including at Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield, is no cause for alarm, according to the health system’s chief of...

Baystate Franklin’s first baby of 2024 born to Belchertown couple
01-02-2024 5:18 PM


GREENFIELD — Ever sat in a vehicle during a trip from New Jersey to western Massachusetts? How about while in labor? Well, Christy O’Donnell has, and the result was the first baby born at Baystate Franklin Medical Center in 2024.“It was a surprise,...

Baystate Health adopts cashless payment system
11-12-2023 2:21 PM


GREENFIELD — Baystate Health adopted a cashless payment system as of Oct. 1, adding itself to a list of entities embracing a growing worldwide shift.The transition will be more cost- and time-efficient than accepting and handling cash, according to...

Baystate Health looks to raise $70M
09-21-2023 3:58 PM


GREENFIELD — Community members and health care providers gathered Wednesday night to celebrate the launch of Baystate Health’s $70 million campaign, marking the largest fundraising goal in the hospital system’s history.“Baystate Health has been...

Baystate Franklin lands team of experts in addiction treatment
06-25-2023 3:48 PM


GREENFIELD — Through a new service at Baystate Franklin Medical Center, a team of experts will be available 24/7 to assist medical providers who are caring for hospitalized patients with substance use disorders. Addiction Consult Service will provide...

Community Legal Aid looks to better connect with clients through medical center partnerships
06-19-2023 3:35 PM


GREENFIELD — An organization that provides free legal services to low-income and elderly residents is partnering with Baystate Franklin Medical Center and the Community Health Center of Franklin County in hopes of more easily connecting with people...

Baystate Franklin retaining mental health unit
05-25-2023 12:06 PM


GREENFIELD — For local nurses and mental health care advocates, the decision to keep the mental health unit open at Baystate Franklin Medical Center, rather than fully consolidate services to a new facility in Holyoke, has been met with relief.“It’s...

LifePath, Baystate partnership to help ease hospital-to-home transition 
04-30-2023 1:54 PM


GREENFIELD — Rather than wait until a patient returns home from the hospital to set up the necessary social and support services, a new, grant-funded partnership between LifePath and Baystate Franklin Medical Center will ensure they are connected with...

Baystate doctor charged with possession of child pornography
03-14-2023 4:04 PM


AMHERST — A resident doctor who lives part-time in Amherst and practices at Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield was arrested Tuesday following the FBI’s recent seizure of about 80 devices containing images and videos believed to be child...

Baystate Franklin’s first baby of 2023 born 13 minutes into year to Greenfield couple
01-01-2023 5:39 PM


GREENFIELD — Although Jennifer Heim and her husband, Kenneth, expected their son to be born Dec. 30, he surprised them by entering the world 13 minutes after midnight on Jan. 1, making him the first baby to be born at Baystate Franklin Medical Center...

First Baystate Franklin family medicine residents shadowing public health officials
09-30-2022 2:53 PM


GREENFIELD — A new program touted for the opportunity it will offer young doctors to better integrate themselves into the community is doing exactly that with the start of a new shadowing program through the Greenfield Health Department. In...

Baystate Franklin to consolidate Turners Falls medical offices to Greenfield
08-19-2022 5:29 PM


Less than three years after Baystate Franklin Medical Center acquired the medical offices on Burnham Street in Turners Falls, Baystate plans to consolidate the practice this fall with its offices on Sanderson Street in Greenfield.The consolidated...

With new surgeon on staff, Baystate Franklin resumes orthopedic surgeries
11-28-2021 5:00 PM

GREENFIELD — Baystate Franklin Medical Center has resumed orthopedic surgeries after nearly a year, thanks to the addition of board-certified orthopedic surgeon Dr. Colin S. Cooper to its medical staff.Cooper has joined Baystate Franklin as part of...

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