Baystate Health is a 3-hospital health system in Western Massachusetts. Its flagship hospital, Baystate Medical Center, is a 650-bed tertiary care referral center on the Western Campus of Tufts University School of Medicine. The medical center has a 1,200-member medical staff with more than 250 full-time faculty physicians. In 2006, the medical center had more than 41,000 admissions and 27,000 surgeries.
Ten years ago, Baystate Health created a long-term strategic plan that has quality and patient safety at its core. The leadership recognized that providing the highest quality and safest care was the right thing to do - for our community and for ensuring growth of the institution.
Benjamin, Evan M. MD, FACP
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2, Article 5.
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