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Baystate Medical Office Building, 2 Medical Center Drive, Suite 505
Springfield MA, 01107
413-794-8020 (off); 413-794-4022 (admin);
Fax: 413-794-2165

Baystate Medical Center is the only American College of Surgeons-Committee on Trauma verified  Level 1 Trauma Center in Western Massachusetts. Baystate Medical Center provides the highest level of expert trauma care available in Western Massachusetts to patients of all ages. Annually, Trauma Services responds to approximately 2,200 patients at Baystate. 


Level I designation means that Baystate Medical Center meets the highest standards set by the American College of Surgeons-Committee on Trauma, is a tertiary care facility (highest referral level) and a regional resource for trauma care.  It affirms that Baystate Medical Center has the necessary personnel, facilities and equipment to provide specialized care to the most critically injured patients. In addition to seeing injured patients, surgeons within the department see general surgery problems, both in the Emergency Department and in their clinic offices.


Regardless of their need (pediatric, neuro-surgical, orthopedic, etc.) or whether they require the intensive care unit (ICU) or care on a nursing unit, seriously injured patients at BMC can rely on receiving outstanding care that they would not be able to receive anywhere else in western Massachusetts. 


The Trauma Center is fully staffed with:

  • Board certified trauma surgeons, Emergency Medicine physicians, rehabilitation and medicine specialists
  • Physician assistants
  • Registered nurses
  • Other highly trained medical professionals, including:
    • Respiratory Therapists
    • Blood Drawing/IV Team 
    • X-ray Technicians
    • EEG/EKGTechnicians
    • Psychiatric Team
    • Geriatric Team

Our Trauma Surgeons


Reginald Alouidor, MD

George DeBusk, MD

Andrew Doben, MD

Ronald I. Gross, MD, Chief, Division of Trauma & Emergency Surgery Services

Jaromir Kohout, MD

Jeffry Nahmias, MD

Lisa A. Patterson, MD

Eleanor S. Winston, MD

Meet our surgeons....


For more information about Trauma surgeons, go to Find a Doctor.


Together and in consultation with other Baystate specialists, our trauma surgeons employ a multidiscplinary team approach to ensure that trauma patients receive state-of-the-art care with consultations from Baystate's leading specialists.  Most BMC staff physicians are on the faculty of the western campus of Tufts University School of Medicine at BMC.


Trauma patients draw on the skill of the BMC team in providing:

  • Resuscitation and life saving surgery when needed 
  • Critical Care management
  • Management of complex head, facial and orthopedic injuries


Facilities and resources for specialized trauma care include:


An important part of ensuring the comfort and peace of mind of trauma patients and their loved ones is to help them understand the experience:


We have answers to Frequently Asked Questions and other patient information to keep patients and their loved ones informed. 


Baystate General Surgery

Baystate Medical Center's outpatient surgical practice, Baystate General Surgery, provides expertise in general surgery and specialties such as bariatric, endocrine, minimally invasive and trauma surgery.


For more information about any of our surgeons, go to Find a Doctor.


Specialty:  Trauma, Trauma Surgery

We participate in most insurance programs offered in our area. If you have any questions about whether your specific health plan covers our services, please call the toll-free number on the back of your insurance member ID card.


If you have commercial insurance coverage, primary or secondary, we will submit a claim to your insurance carrier. You are responsible for all balances due after your insurance company pays its portion, as well as for any co-payments required by your insurance company at the time of the visit.


If you are concerned about billing or have a question about acceptable insurance, please call one of the following numbers.


  •  For Physician Billing – (413) 794-5700


  •  For Hospital Billing – (413) 794-9999


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