Hospital Developments of Note

Baystate Health opened a new 54,000 square foot “Baystate Health & Wellness Center” in Longmeadow last Monday. The building offers patients primary and multi-specialty care, as well as laboratory and imaging services. Baystate Health President & CEO Mark Keroack, M.D., the chair of MHA’s Board of Trustees, was joined at the ribbon cutting by State Sen. Eric Lesser (D-Longmeadow) and State Rep. Brian Ashe (D-Longmeadow).

On February 28, South Shore Health announced the largest private gift in its 97-year history – a $10 million donation from John and Eilene Grayken of Cohasset to be used for substance use disorder (SUD) and behavioral health services and initiatives. Gene Green, M.D., president and CEO of South Shore Health, said the generous gift will allow South Shore to “to integrate behavioral health clinicians in our ambulatory sites; establish a rapid care treatment location for people with SUD;  launch a Mobile Integrated Health program which will include our Emergency Department and Emergency Medical Services working alongside local police and fire agencies; support our collaboration with Aspire Health Alliance (formerly South Shore Mental Health); and further our strong relationship with the Office Based Addiction Treatment (OBAT) program at Boston Medical Center (BMC). All of our plans fall under the umbrella of Substance Use Disorder and Behavioral Health. Our programs in these areas will be named the Grayken Center for Treatment at South Shore Health.”