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Baystate Health taps new leader to replace Keroack
03-13-2024 12:05 PM

SPRINGFIELD — Baystate Health has appointed Peter D. Banko as president and CEO, succeeding Mark Keroack.Banko was most recently president and CEO of Centura Health in Colorado.“Among a slate of high-qualified candidates, Peter stood out for both his...

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Rallygoers at Baystate hospital in Springfield highlight plight of health care in Gaza
05-21-2024 6:44 PM

By JAMES PENTLAND

SPRINGFIELD — Calling for an end to the destruction of hospitals and health care in Gaza, a dozen protesters gathered with songs and banners in front of Baystate Medical Center on Tuesday morning.“If this were Palestine, we wouldn’t have this...


Wheeling for Healing returns to South Deerfield to raise money for cancer treatment
04-16-2024 11:03 AM

By CHRIS LARABEE

SOUTH DEERFIELD — After a successful move to Yankee Candle last year, the 17th annual Wheeling for Healing event is back on May 19, as the fundraiser seeks to continue raising tens of thousands of dollars for cancer patients receiving treatment within...


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

By ANTHONY CAMMALLERI

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,...


Focus on Your Health: Pulmonary health is attainable: If you struggle with shortness of breath, pulmonary rehab can help
03-22-2024 10:00 AM

By ANITA FRITZ

National Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week happens in March, so it’s a good time to think about your pulmonary health.If you or someone you know has shortness of breath because of lung problems, pulmonary rehabilitation can help.Whether you want to manage...


Point32Health acquiring Health New England
03-14-2024 11:06 AM

By DOMENIC POLI

The parent company of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Tufts Health Plan has announced it signed a definitive agreement with Baystate Health to acquire its subsidiary, Health New England.Point32Health, a health and well-being organization based in...


Focus on Your Health: Matters of the heart: During American Heart Month, Baystate brings attention to cardiovascular health
02-23-2024 1:51 PM

By ANITA FRITZ

Here at Baystate Franklin Medical Center, Dr. Timothy Egan treats patients with all types of heart issues. He grew up in the Pioneer Valley, and after many years of living in different parts of the country, he says he was “so happy to be able to...


Baystate Health offers snow shoveling safety tips
02-12-2024 12:56 PM

With 1 to 3 inches of snow expected to blanket Greenfield on Tuesday morning, shovels will once again be put to use to clear sidewalks and driveways. Baystate Health officials have some tips for residents to ensure safe shoveling.According to the...


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

By SCOTT MERZBACH

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...


Focus on Your Health: Where and how to donate blood: Baystate to host monthly blood drives in Greenfield
01-19-2024 11:36 AM

By ANITA FRITZ

January is National Blood Donor Month, and beginning Jan. 17, the Baystate Blood Donor Program at Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield will be hosting monthly blood drives. Throughout the year, Baystate Franklin invites and encourages people...


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

By DOMENIC POLI

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

By DOMENIC POLI

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

By BELLA LEVAVI

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...


Markey legislation would invest in helping hospitals deal with climate crisis
08-28-2023 5:46 PM

By MADDIE FABIAN

In making a pitch for a new comprehensive health program for the country nearly 78 years ago, President Harry S. Truman said to Congress, “With the help of federal funds, it should be possible to meet deficiencies in hospital and health facilities so...


Baystate Health CEO Keroack to retire next year
08-03-2023 6:36 PM

By ALEXANDER MACDOUGALL

SPRINGFIELD — The leader of the region’s largest health care organization announced this week that he will step down next year after a decade at the helm.Baystate Health CEO Mark Keroack, a specialist in infectious diseases, will retire in July 2024...


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

By MARY BYRNE

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...


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

By MARY BYRNE

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

By MARY BYRNE

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

By MARY BYRNE

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...


Wheeling for Healing fundraiser moves to Yankee Candle in 16th year
05-05-2023 12:42 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

SOUTH DEERFIELD — The 16th annual Wheeling for Healing event rolls into a new location this year, kicking off at Yankee Candle on Sunday, May 7, with an expanded fundraising target.The charity fundraiser that supports Baystate Health’s cancer and care...


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

By MARY BYRNE

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...

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