GSSSI Awarded $300,000 for Hospital to Home Collaboration with Baystate Health

SPRINGFIELD ― Greater Springfield Senior Services Inc. (GSSSI) was awarded $300,000 for its collaboration with Baystate Health for the Hospital to Home Partnership Program funded by the Healey-Driscoll administration. The grant award is part of the administration’s $3 million in grants to acute-care hospitals and aging-services access points (ASAPs) across Massachusetts. The program is designed to build and/or strengthen partnerships between hospitals and ASAPs to improve communication and coordination with community providers.

These grant dollars will also extend to Franklin County to support a collaboration between Lifepath and Baystate Franklin Medical Center. Funds will be used to hire dedicated ASAP personnel to work collaboratively with hospital personnel, patients, and their families to transition the patient back into the community with services and support upon discharge.

Jill Keough, Greater Springfield Senior Services Inc. executive director, commended the Healey-Driscoll administration for recognizing the critical role home- and community-based providers play in keeping older adults and people living with disabilities in the setting of their choice. “GSSSI has a long-standing relationship with Baystate Health, and we look forward to building upon the solid foundation in place to better serve our consumers.”

Funding for the grant came from the American Rescue Plan Act and will provide $300,000 to awardee ASAPs and hospitals in partnership over the next two years.