Nationally Recognized

Baystate Health continued to garner national recognition both at the system and individual hospital level.  A representative selection of the honors achieved is listed below.

Watson Award

Premier Alliance

Premier, inc., includes over 3,700 hospitals and over 100,000 other healthcare organizations from across the country.  It is the source of our benchmarking data for quality and safety as well as our partner for group purchasing.  Baystate Health was awarded the prestigious Premier Alliance Excellence Award in June 2017 at the alliance’s annual meeting of over 4000 attendees in recognition of BH’s years of top performance in quality and safety, innovation in health care delivery, and mentorship to peer organizations.

U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report ranked Baystate Medical Center (BMC) third among Massachusetts hospitals.  BMC also achieved a high performing (top 10%) rating in 9 of 9 high complexity, common conditions, including heart surgery, cancer surgery, heart failure, joint replacement and chronic lung disease, one of only 48 hospitals of 4500 rated to achieve this feat and one of only 3 in New England.

Leapfrog Group

Baystate Franklin Medical Center (BFMC) and Baystate Noble Hospital (BNH) received an “A” and BMC received a “B” for Patient Safety by the Leapfrog Group.  BMC’s performance was a disappointing dip after 8 straight “A” ratings, driven by less than top performance in Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection.  Baystate Wing was not ranked because of low case volumes.

Magnet Hospital for Nursing Excellence

BMC retained its Magnet® recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a distinction that places the hospital’s nursing staff among the finest in the nation.  As a Magnet-certified hospital, BMC is part of a select group of 378 healthcare organizations out of nearly 6,000 in the United States. It is one of only nine such hospitals in Massachusetts and 22 in New England. Nationally, only about 7% of all health-care organizations are recognized by Magnet, and only 26% of all Magnet organizations have received three consecutive designations.

Hospitals & Health Networks Most Wired

For the sixth straight year, BH was recognized as a “Most Wired” system by the Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS), recognizing the work of our Information & Technology team in automating and integrating clinical, patient safety, and administrative functions to improve quality of care.  Making this list places BH among the top 400 health systems of over 2000 ranked nation-wide.

iVantage Health Analytics Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital

BFMC was included in iVantage Health Analytics’ and the Chartis Center for Rural Health’s inaugural list of the top 100 rural and community hospitals in the country. The iVantage index measures hospitals in eight categories: inpatient share ranking, outpatient share ranking, cost, charge, quality, outcomes, patient perspectives, and financial stability.

Cleverley & Associates Community Value Index – Five-Star® Hospital

BMC, BFMC, BNH, and Baystate Wing Hospital (BWH) were all recognized as being in the top 20% of hospitals based on an assessment of financial strength and reinvestment, cost of care, pricing, and quality of care.

Get With The Guidelines® Quality Achievement Awards

For stroke care, BFMC received the Get with the Guidelines Gold-Plus and Honor Roll Elite Plus awards, and BWH received the Get With the Guidelines Gold-Plus Award from the American Heart Association.

National Recognitions for Health New England

For 2017 Health New England was the top performing health plan in an independent audit of benefits management by the Group Insurance Commission. HNE’s Commercial and Medicare product lines achieved 4.5 Stars (out of five stars) in the National Committee on Quality Assurance (NCQA) Health Insurance Plan Ratings for 2017-2018, and its Medicaid product line achieved 4.0 Stars (out of five stars).


The Associated Industries of Massachusetts awarded to TechSpring, Baystate Health’s Technology Innovation Center, its Next Century Award for its role in fostering breakthrough innovations and contributing to the economic development of the region.

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