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Patient Stories

At Baystate Health, the best illustration of our care lies in the personal stories of our remarkable patients. Learn how we’re doing through our patient's own words.

Kevin Brevalari
Kevin Brevalari, 33, of Springfield, had a stroke when he was just 21 years old. The result of an illness he’s battled since he was a child, Kevin lost the ability to walk, talk and complete everyday tasks.
Kristin Corbett
As Kristin Corbett was driving to work early one morning, she suddenly saw a car coming directly at her from the other direction. There was a terrible crash. The next thing the 36 year-old Belchertown resident knew - she was pinned inside her car, unable to move.
Roger Salloom
Roger Salloom's story is a powerful cautionary tale. It says quite clearly that if you think you might be having a heart attack you need to act quickly.
Jay Fidanza
Jay only knew there was something off with his vision. His ophthalmologist, Dr. Louis Verstringhe, knew something was very wrong. He told Jay to get to the emergency room right away.
Emily's Story
Back in the fall of 2010, I was playing varsity field hockey and began complaining of pain and cramping in my calves. I made it through the season with tylenol, ice, stretching and ankle supports. I ended the season in the top 10 leading scorers in Western Mass.