1. House budget earmarks $1M for new Baystate medical school

    House budget earmarks $1M for new Baystate medical school

    The budget bill passed by the Massachusetts House on Tuesday includes $1 million for Baystate Health's new medical school campus in Springfield. That is less than the $3.4 million that Baystate had asked for. But state Rep. Michael Finn, D-West Springfield, who sponsored the amendment, said he was "ecstatic" that some money made it through the House budget process. "It's a big step for Springfield, and anything we can do to help get the medical school off the ground will do a lot toward improving the overall community," Finn said.

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    1. It's a big step for Springfield, and anything we can do to help get the medical school off the ground will do a lot toward improving the overall community.
    2. We get lower rates of reimbursement than many other hospitals in parts of the commonwealth.
    3. We will continue to work closely with the delegation to support worthwhile investments such as these in health care and public health in our region.
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