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Dr. Joseph Sills Named Chief of Emergency Medicine for Baystate Wing Hospital

PALMER — Dr. Joseph Sills, a physician leader in the area of emergency medicine, has been named chief of Emergency Medicine at Baystate Wing Hospital.

Before joining the Baystate Wing team, Sills was a member of the Emergency Medicine Department at Baystate Medical Center, where he recently completed an administrative fellowship. He currently serves as an instructor of Emergency Medicine at UMass Chan Medical School – Baystate.

Sills has an interest in emergency-department (ED) operations as well as clinical informatics and has led clinical innovations and quality-improvement projects during his time at Baystate Medical Center. Prior to coming to Baystate, he served as the associate medical director of Seton Medical Center in Daly City, Calif. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston in 2013, and completed his residency at the University of California San Francisco and San Francisco General Hospital.

“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Sills into his new role,” said Dr. Scott Siege, chief medical officer for Baystate Wing Hospital. “He is an outstanding clinician and leader who is dedicated to advancing emergency care and to bringing all of his energy and his commitment to our patient and care team.”

Sills is a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians and a diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Medicine.

“Baystate was where I spent my formative years as a medical student,” he said. “Its patients and providers affirmed my decision to specialize in emergency medicine. I am honored and thrilled to lead our Emergency Department at Baystate Wing Hospital.”

Sills joins Baystate Wing Hospital as chief of Emergency Medicine as Dr. Seth Gemme leaves the role to become vice chair of Clinical Operations for Emergency Medicine, overseeing the daily operations in the Baystate Medical Center Adult Emergency Department as well as the three community EDs at Baystate Noble Hospital, Baystate Wing Hospital, and Baystate Franklin Medical Center in conjunction with the chiefs of each hospital.