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Baystate Medical Center

759 Chestnut St.
Springfield, MA
(413) 794-0000

http://baystatehealth.org/bmc

A perennial winner in the Best Hospital category, Baystate each year sends a different group of employees to represent them in the "Advocate" photo shoot; this year, it was a group of nurses, in recognition of Baystate's recent recertification by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Magnet Hospital for nursing excellence. That hard-to-get honor recognizes achievement in numerous areas, including leadership, clinical patient outcomes, nursing education and hospital culture. Earning the recognition "is a lot of work. It's hard to get," says Eileen Grunwald, a nurse manager at BMC. "It should be."

2nd: Cooley Dickinson Hospital
30 Locust St. (Rte. 9)
Northampton, MA
(413) 582-2000

www.cooley-dickinson.org
Also won: 2nd place, Birthing center

3rd: Mercy Hospital
271 Carew St.
Springfield, MA
(413) 748-9000

www.mercycares.com
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