Baystate Health announces $70M fundraising effort
Baystate Health in Springfield has announced the launch of the largest fundraising campaign in its history.
The goal is to raise $70 million over the next five years.
Baystate CEO Mark Keroack said people can donate "in support of our new operating rooms, a center for nursing excellence and other updates to our facilities."
He said the health system is also seeking contributions to programs like a mobile health van and to its endowment.
"We are the sole provider in all of western Mass. of certain critical kinds of health care including Level One trauma care, neonatal ICU care," he said. "I think it's a critical resource for people to maintain the quality of life and security of knowing that there's going to be a reliable health care provider when they get really sick."
Keroack said the campaign is already on its way towards its goal with pledges from major donors.
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