Baystate Medical Center (BMC) in Springfield, Massachusetts, is Baystate Health’s 724-bed flagship hospital and a training site for the University of Massachusetts Medical School – Baystate. As a major referral care center and the only Level 1 trauma center and pediatric trauma center for western Massachusetts with one of New England’s busiest emergency departments, BMC plays a critical role in meeting the healthcare needs of residents throughout Western New England. BMC was recently named a Top 40 Hospital by the Leapfrog Group and was named a Distinguished Performer by Premier in recognition of advances Baystate has made in healthcare quality and safety. In addition, BMC has been accredited by the Joint Commission as one of the highest rated hospitals in the country and has been ranked several times as one of the top hospitals in the nation by Truven Health Analytics, as well as by U.S News & World Report. It achieved Magnet designation in nursing in 2006, was re-designated in 2010, and again in 2016.
In 2012, BMC opened a new 640,000 square feet, state-of-the-art patient care facility. This facility houses three floors of private medical-surgical patient rooms, six interdisciplinary surgical/endovascular suites, a 30-bed cardiovascular intensive care center, and a 20-room Cardiovascular Assessment Recovery Evaluation (CARE) unit for patients undergoing outpatient procedures. Also in 2012, Baystate Medical opened a new, larger, state-of-the-art Emergency and Trauma Center. The region’s only Level 1 Trauma Center features 94 private rooms, a separate pediatric area for children and their families, an in-house radiology and imaging room for more efficiency, and eight specially designed behavioral health rooms. Nearly three times the size of the former Emergency Department, the Emergency and Trauma Center improved the patient experience by providing critical care in a comfortable, calming, and private environment where care is delivered efficiently, safely, and collaboratively.
Springfield Massachusetts 01199