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Baystate now serving Pierce Bros Coffee
May 11, 2015: Committed to local sourcing, local economy
Palmer Nurse Loves Sense of Community and Caring for the Elderly
May 04, 2015: May 6 - 12 is National Nurses Week
It's Healthcare Volunteer Week
April 14, 2015: Meet children's volunteer Annie O'Gorman
Baystate Health lifts changes in visitor policy
March 13, 2015: Normal visitation policy returns at all facilities
Lightning can be a matter of life or death
July 08, 2014: Tips to keep you safe
Dr. Mark A. Keroack assumes leadership of Baystate Health
July 01, 2014: On July 1, Dr. Mark A. Keroack, MPH, a native of Springfield, officially became president and chief executive officer of Baystate Health, succeeding Mark R. Tolosky, JD, FACHE, who has served in that role since 2004.
Baystate Health Blood Mobile Holds Blood Drive at Daily Hampshire Gazette
July 01, 2013: The Baystate Health Blood Donor Mobile will host a blood drive on Tuesday, July 16 from 9 am – 3 pm, in the Daily Hampshire Gazette parking lot (115 Conz Street). All blood types are needed. Eligible blood donors will receive a patriotic themed T-shirt and the chance to win a pair of Red Sox tickets!
Baystate Health Blood Mobile Holds Blood Drive Thursday, March 21
March 15, 2013: The Baystate Health Blood Donor Mobile will host a blood drive on Thursday, March 21, from 11 am – 4 pm, in the parking lot behind the hospital’s Medical Office Building (48 Sanderson Street). All blood types are needed. Eligible blood donors will receive a $10 retail gift.
Baystate Franklin Medical Center Sponsors Sports Clinic March 24
March 07, 2013: The Sports Medicine Program at Baystate Franklin Medical Center and Baystate Rehabilitation Care will sponsor a free sports clinic, Competitive & Recreational Sports: Maximizing Function & Results, on Sunday, March 24, 9 am – 1 pm, in Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s main conference rooms.
Baystate Franklin Medical Center offers cardiac risk cholesterol screenings
January 23, 2013: Pre-registration is required
Hospital Offers Nurses Robust Proposals to No Avail
October 01, 2012: Though Baystate Franklin Medical Center (BFMC) began its bargaining session today with the Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA) hoping to come to a contract resolution, after nearly nine hours of negotiations the two parties were deadlocked with very little progress made.
14 years and one million roses; annual cancer fundraiser still going strong
August 22, 2012: Plans are underway for the 14th annual Shirley Batsie Memorial Rose sale which will take place on September 12 through September 15. Each fall Michele Lariviere, owner of Otto Florist & Gifts, located on Main Street in Ware continues to further the vision of the late Shirley Batsie; to provide a lifeline of comfort for patients and families while at the hospital for their cancer treatments.
Baystate Franklin Medical Center Sports Medicine Program Offers Annual Coaches’ Education Clinic
June 25, 2012: Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s Sports Medicine Department will sponsor its tenth annual Coaches’ Education Clinic, Injury Prevention, Education and Rehabilitation for the Young Athlete,, on Thursday, July 26, from 5 - 9 pm, at Northampton High School, 380 Elm Street, Northampton.
BFMC Receives Get With The Guidelines - Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award
May 14, 2012: Baystate Franklin Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.  The award recognizes Baystate Franklin’s commitment to and success in implementing excellent care for stroke patients, according to evidence-based guidelines.
American College of Surgeons Grants Three-Year Accreditation with Commendations
February 01, 2012: Accreditation with Commendation by the American College of Surgeons (ACOS). To earn the ACOS accreditation, the Oncology Department demonstrated a high level of compliance with standards that represent the full scope of the cancer program (cancer committee leadership, cancer data management, clinical services, research, community outreach and quality improvement).
Don’t Underestimate the Power of Hand-Washing
December 08, 2011: Winter is almost upon us, and with it, the tendency for people to stay indoors where germs and viruses can easily move from victim to victim. The single most important thing you can do to prevent flu, colds, and many other infectious diseases is to wash your hands with soap and water. It’s also the most inexpensive deterrent.
Managing Your Grief During the Holidays
November 22, 2011: Managing Your Grief During the Holidays Tips for dealing with that first holiday period without a loved one GREENFIELD – At this time of year, a common question from individuals who are experiencing grief is, “How will I get through the holidays?”
Baystate Franklin President Tapped for Expanded Role
September 16, 2011: With the announcement of the retirement of Joan Sullivan, president of Baystate Mary Lane Hospital in Ware, Baystate Health leaders did not have to look far for a new leader. Learning of Sullivan’s plan to retire, the health system senior leaders looked at options to ensure the most effective way to continue to position the small community hospital in Ware.
Athletic Trainer Joins Valley Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
July 01, 2011: Shayna Stoddard, BS, ATC, EMT of Keene, New Hampshire, has joined the staff as an athletic trainer.
Rays of Hope Expands Pink Scarf Project
June 15, 2011: Rays of Hope, a Walk Toward the Cure of Breast Cancer, invites individuals who knit, crochet or weave to participate in the 2011 Pink Scarf Project for Greenfield’s third walk.
BFMC Awarded Accreditation from the Joint Commission
June 08, 2011: Baystate Franklin Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals.
Baystate Franklin Auxiliary Awards Scholarships
June 01, 2011: The Baystate Franklin Auxiliary at Baystate Franklin Medical Center has awarded $10,000 in scholarships to 19 students who are pursuing health care-related degrees. Two of these scholarships were awarded to Greenfield Community College students in the registered nurse and licensed practical nurse programs.
BFMC honors 87 Employees for Combined 1,165 Years of Service
May 23, 2011: BFMC President makes connection between employee service and patient satisfaction and quality care.
How step-tracking helped one man to stay on track
May 06, 2011: New Salem man progress from couch potato to two hours a day of exercise.
BFMC Receives Highest Honors for Stroke Care
April 26, 2011: BFMC received the “Get with the Guidelines Gold Plus Award” from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, and the “Defect-free Care Award” (often referred to as perfect care) from the Stroke Collaborative Reaching for Excellence (SCORE), a partnership involving 56 Massachusetts hospitals, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and the American Heart Association. 
BFMC Honors 400+ Volunteers during National Volunteer Week
April 15, 2011: 220 Baystate Franklin Auxiliary members and 175 volunteers spend over 50,000 hours/year serving Baystate Franklin Medical Center. 
BFMC Birthplace Highlighted in American Journal of Nursing
December 17, 2010: A substantial illustrated article hails the Birthplace as a model of Collaborative Care. Nurse midwives, nurses, and physicians at the facility have lowered rates of medical interventions while giving patients greater say.
Baystate Franklin Medical Center Upgrades to Natural Gas
December 17, 2010: BFMC goes green by converting to natural gas and saving $250,000 annually.
Naomi Bolognani, RN, OCN, Joins BFMC as Oncology Program Manager
November 01, 2010: Former nursing supervisor at Berkshire Hematology/Oncology in North Adams to manage BFMC oncology program.
Greenfield Gastroenterology Expands Practice
November 01, 2010: Shelley Rahn, MD and Ronald Kelter, PA-C have joined Greenfield Gastroenterology.
BFMC and Baystate Health Northern Region Name Andrea Nathanson Finance Director
September 13, 2010: New Finance Director for Baystate Northern Region has more than 16 years of financial management experience with health care organizations.
BFMC Offers Interactive Diabetes Education Classes
August 20, 2010: Interactive classes taught by Judy Kuzdeba, diabetes educator, are based on the Diabetes Conversation Maps program.
BFMC's Main Laboratory Receives Accreditation from College of American Pathologists (CAP)
August 18, 2010: BFMC's main laboratory and the arterial blood gas laboratory in the hospital’s Cardiopulmonary Department have both been accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), based on the results of a recent onsite inspection. 
Meet Dr. Gerda Maissel, new Medical Staff Leader for BFMC
July 28, 2010: New chief medical officer of Baystate's Northern Region comes with an impressive medical background and record of trailblazing achievement.
BFMC's John McCann, MD, Recognized by Local Medical Society
June 16, 2010: Franklin District Medical Society Names John C. McCann, MD, 2010 Community Clinician of the Year
Kathleen McGraw, MD, FHM, Earns Fellow in Hospital Medicine Designation
June 01, 2010:
BFMC Nurse Earns Breast Patient Navigator Certification
May 10, 2010: Kimberly Whitaker, RN, BPN-CI, of Turners Falls, a nurse at Baystate Medical Practices – Greenfield Surgery, has earned certification as a breast patient navigator, following a two-part certification training.
BFMC Stroke Team Wins Awards
May 06, 2010: Baystate Franklin Medical Center received a total of four performance improvement awards from the “Stroke Collaborative Reaching for Excellence” (SCORE) collaborative.
Visiting Patients in the Hospital
December 23, 2009: Baystate Franklin Medical Center volunteer chaplains share some thoughts on how to make a hospital visit positive and effective.
BFMC Offers Support Group for Women with Heart Disease
July 25, 2008: A new BFMC support group, "Heart to Heart - a Support Group for Women with Heart Disease," will meet on the third Tuesday of each month, from 4:30 - 6 pm, in Conference Room A at BFMC. It aims to provide mutual support, motivation to continue healthy behaviors, and education on heart health.