Robert Bryan Rivera Martinez
Baystate Health has been providing compassionate care in western Massachusetts for more than 145 years with roots dating back to the founding Springfield City Hospital in 1873. Their mission is to improve the health of the people in our communities every day, with quality and compassion. Powered by a diverse workforce of nearly 13,000 team members, Baystate Health is one of western Massachusetts’ strongest economic engines. With more than 980 patient beds across our five hospitals, the culturally responsive and compassionate care they provide plays an essential role in the health of all people in our communities. Their impact is felt from the patient's bedside to beyond, into the communities they serve.
Baystate Health is also an academic health system that is nationally recognized as a leader in healthcare quality and safety. Baystate includes Baystate Medical Center, a teaching hospital, and the region’s only level 1 trauma center, Baystate Children’s Hospital, the region’s only accredited, full-service children’s hospital, three community hospitals in Greenfield, Palmer, and Westfield, a network of more than 80 medical practices, home care and hospice services, and Health New England, the only regional non-profit health insurance provider. Baystate Health also serves as the regional campus of the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School.
Baystate Health has been one of the longest supporters of our current parade. In fact, several of the systems still in operation today were designed by our dear friend Annamarie Golden, who works with the Office of Government and Community Relations at Baystate Health. In addition to sponsorships, Baystate Health has proven to be an advocate and partner for us not only on parade day but also throughout the many times we’ve called on Baystate’s help.
We are proud to present this year’s Community Organization Ambassador to Baystate Health.