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Davis Foundation Supports Future of Surgical Care at Baystate Medical Center

SPRINGFIELD — The Irene E. & George A. Davis Foundation made a generous donation to Baystate Health Foundation in support of the new surgical and interventional procedural rooms at Baystate Medical Center.

A portion of this 82,000-square-foot space, which opened in March, is located in what is now known as the Robert S. Davis Wing. It was formally dedicated on May 30 with a celebration that included the Davis family and members of the Baystate Health team.

Robert Davis was the second of four Davis children, including his siblings John, Jane, and Steve. He passed away in 2021, and, as a way to celebrate his memory, the family chose to name the former South Wing in his honor. The Robert S. Davis Wing also houses the Pediatric Procedure Unit, the Sadowsky Center for Children, the Baystate Medical Center inpatient pharmacy, and two floors of patient rooms. The tribute is fitting, as he spent time at Baystate Medical Center during his final year receiving care and dialysis treatment.

“We are thrilled to be able to support the work being done at the new operating and surgical interventional rooms at Baystate Medical Center. After touring the facilities, we were impressed by the world-class design and innovation we saw,” the Davis family said. “This aligned well with our gift and decision to honor Robert in this way, as he was in and out of the hospital a lot in his last year of life. He received great care at Baystate, and this was a nice way to honor his memory.”

Scott Berg, vice president of Philanthropy at Baystate Health and executive director of Baystate Health Foundation, added that “it has been an absolute honor to work with the Davis family, especially on such a meaningful tribute. Their long-standing support of Baystate Health is greatly appreciated, and their gift allows Baystate Health to advance its surgical- and interventional-procedure care in order to meet the needs of people in our region.”