Baystate Medical Center (BMC), in Springfield, MA, is an academic, research, and teaching hospital that serves as the western campus of Tufts University School of Medicine. BMC is a 659-bed facility with 57 bassinets. It is the only Level 1 trauma center in western Massachusetts, treating the most critical and urgent cases in the region. BMC is home to the second-busiest emergency department in Massachusetts.
Read Baystate Health's 2011 Annual Report
Research at Baystate:
BMC's faculty and research staff are engaged in basic, clinical and biomedical research across a broad spectrum of medical and surgical specialities, with nationally-recognized research programs in quality of care and diabetes and metabolism.
BMC serves as a regional resource for specialty medical care while providing comprehensive primary medical services to its community. Opportunities for patients to participate in research are available through our clinical trials and participation in ResearchMatch.
- The American Nurses Credentialing Center designated BMC a Magnet hospital for nursing excellence.
- BMC is the only hospital in the nation to win the Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence four consecutive times.
- Because of the hospital’s superior performance and willingness to share innovations and practical ideas, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement designated BMC a mentor hospital in its 5 Million Lives Campaign.