Baystate Children’s Hospital (BCH) is a hospital-within-a-hospital at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA, and the only accredited children’s hospital in the region delivering a higher level of care to infants, children and adolescents.

Welcome from the Chair

As Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at UMass Chan Medical School-Baystate and Pediatrician-in-Chief of Baystate Children’s Hospital, it is my honor and pleasure to welcome you! Baystate Children’s Hospital (BCH) is the only accredited children’s hospital delivering tertiary care to infants, children, and adolescents in western Massachusetts.

Our vision is to be the premier children’s hospital in New England by combining safety, quality, and compassionate patient care with outstanding medical education and innovative clinical and quality improvement research. BCH is a “hospital within a hospital” located within Baystate Medical Center, a large academic medical center with the region’s only level 1 trauma center. BCH is equipped with 107 inpatient beds, of which 55 beds are in the level III neonatal intensive care unit, 7 bed pediatric intensive care unit, 45 bed unit for infants, children and adolescents and the only pediatric-specific emergency department. Our subspecialists have ambulatory practices at Baystate Children’s Specialty Center, a state of the art facility close to the main hospital campus.

The Department of Pediatrics at UMass Chan-Baystate provides the majority of inpatient and subspecialty care in western Mass. Our department consists of ~70 physicians in 15 subspecialties. Pediatric faculty focus on clinical care and medical education and publish 30-40 articles, book chapters and reviews a year. Faculty in general pediatrics, genetics, neonatology and endocrinology also do clinical research.

Our mission:

  • Deliver safe, high quality pediatric care, including inpatient and subspecialty care to children in Western Mass and primary care to underserved families in the greater Springfield area
  • Train the next generation of pediatricians through our ACGME-accredited pediatrics and combined medicine-pediatric s residency programs
  • Educate medical students in the foundations of pediatrics
  • Contribute new knowledge and clinical insights to the field of pediatrics

Vice Chairs

Baystate Children’s Hospital (BCH), a 107-bed and 57 bassinette hospital located within Baystate Medical Center, is the only accredited full-service children’s hospital in western Massachusetts and provides primary and advanced medical care to babies, children and their families.

  • Level II Pediatric Trauma Center with the region’s only PICU and Level III NICU
  • Pediatric inpatient hospitalist services, child life specialists, a designated 24-hour pediatric ED and services from 12 pediatric subspecialties, including pediatric surgery and child psychiatry.
  • 75 faculty committed to patient-centered evidence-based care.
  • Baystate Children’s Outpatient Specialty Center houses 12 pediatric specialty services under one roof with focus on care coordination, comfort and convenience for children and families.

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