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Baystate Children’s Specialty Center Celebrates Opening


SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — Baystate Medical Center celebrated the opening of their Children’s Specialty Center Thursday morning.

The state of the art facility houses 15 pediatric specialties under one roof.

Bringing all of the specialties together should make it easier for families seeking pediatric care.

“We thought about things from the perspective of the child and the families, and that drove everything that we did, about how it would be best for the families and children to feel welcome and comfortable here and that this place is for them,” explains Laura Koenig, the interim chair of the Pediatric Department with Baystate Health.

Baystate Children’s Specialty Center is divided into “neighborhoods.” Each is home to several pediatric specialties including endocrinology and diabetes, weight management, and infectious diseases.

Each year, Baystate sees more than 40,000 children.

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