Baystate Health is Massachusetts’ third-largest healthcare system, but it consistently ranks among the nation’s top hospitals and healthcare organizations.
In 2014, Baystate Health was again recognized as Most Wired by the American Hospital Association for leading the way in automating and integrating clinical, patient safety and administrative functions to improve the quality of care given to patients.
In 2013, Truven named Baystate Medical Center (BMC) one of the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals in the U.S.
And in 2014, Truven ranked BMC a Top 100 Hospital, Major Teaching Hospital in the U.S.—for the fourth time.
Baystate Medical Center achieved elite distinction as one of 34 “High Performing“ hospitals in America from US News & World Report in 2015. US News analyzed 5,000 hospitals to find the best in the nation. This rating means we excel in treating patients for hip & knee replacement, heart bypass surgery, congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Our nurses are leaders in practice as well, Baystate Medical Center has been awarded the Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses nine times since 2004.
The American Nurses Credentialing Center also designated Baystate Medical Center a Magnet® hospital for nursing excellence for a third time in a row. Only nine hospitals in Massachusetts hold a Magnet® Hospital designation.
Healthgrades, which evaluates hospital quality on clinical outcomes, announced that Baystate Medical Center received the 2016 Patient Safety Excellence Award™. This award, which puts Baystate Medical Center in the top 10 percent nationally in patient safety, recognizes hospitals that have the lowest occurrences of 14 preventable patient safety events.
Baystate Franklin Medical Center and Baystate Noble Hospital have been recognized nationally for patient safety receiving an “A” rating from The Leapfrog Group. The “A” rating represents a considerable achievement; only 36 of the 58 hospitals assessed in Massachusetts have achieved this distinction. Nationally, 798 (31%) of 2571 hospitals reporting data received an “A” grade.
These and many other awards are a testament to our never-ending desire to set new standards of excellence in medical care, patient safety and outcomes.