Baystate Names New Director

SPRINGFIELD — Molly Gray, M.S., R.N., has been appointed to the position of Baystate Health System director, Children’s Hospital and Women’s Services.


“In the position, she will provide leadership and operational responsibility to the strategic development of Baystate Medical Center Children’s Hospital, along with Women’s Services across Baystate Health System,” said Dr. Edward Reiter, chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at Baystate.

Gray graduated cum laude from the University of Massachusetts with a bachelor of science degree in Nursing, and received a graduate degree in Nursing Administra-tion from UMass. She currently holds an appointment as a clinical assistant professor at Yale University Medical School.

Baystate Medical Center Children’s Hospital is the largest of children’s health care services in Western Mass., and includes the region’s only newborn and pediatric care units.
Women’s Health Services helps women of all ages through education, community outreach, and seminars, as well as clinical integration of targeted areas, including heart disease, depression, addiction, domestic violence, menopause, osteoporosis, and incontinence.

Medical Society Elects Officers

WEST SPRINGFIELD — Dr. Richard P. Anderson, a local neurosurgeon, was named president of the Hampden District Medical Society at the group’s recent annual meeting.
Anderson is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, and practices in Springfield and Pittsfield.

Other officers installed were: president-elect, Dr. Mark M. Sherman, a cardiovascular surgeon from Springfield; vice president, Dr. Jeffrey L. Kaufman, vascular surgeon, Springfield, with Vascular Services of Western New England; secretary, Dr. James K. Wang, obstetrics and gynecologist of Women’s Health Associates, Springfield and Westfield; and treasurer, Dr. Mark J. Mullan, internist with Cardiology & Internal Medicine in Springfield.

In other news from the annual meeting, the medical society honored its 50-year members: Dr. W. Walter Byrnes, a retired Springfield internist; and Dr. Samuel J. Brendler, a retired Holyoke surgeon.

The group also presented its Community Physician of the Year Award to Dr. Winthrop Whitcomb, internist and hospitalist at Mercy Medical Center.

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