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Ethics Committee

The Ethics Committee of Baystate Medical Center is a multidisciplinary, interdepartmental committee whose purpose is to:

  • advise
  • educate
  • provide case review
  • make policy recommendations.

We serve the Medical Center’s administration, medical staff, nursing staff, social service, other clinical staff and, when appropriate, to patients and their families. 

The Ethics Committee is comprised of ethicists, physicians, nurses, social workers, administrators, clergy, and residents who represent the Greater Springfield area as well as Baystate Medical Center itself.

Any member of the administration, medical staff, nursing staff, social service or other clinical staff of the Medical Center may request access to the Committee for case review, policy review or any other matter having ethical implications.  Any Medical Center patient, patient representative or patient's family member may request access for an individual case review.

Ethics Grand Rounds

Ethics Grand Rounds is open to all BH employees.

The focus of the Rounds is contemporary moral issues that healthcare professionals confront in daily practice at BH.

Past topics have included ethical issues in:

  • palliative care and geriatric medicine
  • clinical research
  • reproductive medicine
  • genetic testing
  • mental health care and addiction medicine
  • infectious diseases
  • pediatric medicine
  • local and global disaster preparedness



For more information or to request a consultation:
Peter DePergola PhDc, MTS, Clinical Ethicist & Chair, Ethics Service
Page by searching for 'ethics' in webpaging
Phone: 413.794.7502
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