Webster Pledges $40K to Massachusetts Medical Center Capital Campaign

(8/3/11) — Webster Bank has pledged $40,000 to the capital campaign for Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Mass. When complete, the $23 million campaign will fund the medical center’s new heart and vascular and patient care centers, as well as a new emergency treatment center and additional space to accommodate future expansion.

“Baystate Medical Center is one of the most important not-for-profit institutions in Greater Springfield,” said Bob Annon, president of Webster’s northern Connecticut/greater Springfield region. “The facility employs approximately 10,000 people and has the second-busiest emergency center in all of Massachusetts. We’re very pleased that we are able to provide financial support to an organization that is so vital to the region we serve.”

“It is an honor to have Webster Bank leaders recognize the value the new hospital project has on our community,” said Susan Toner, Vice President of Development, Baystate Health. “This generous gift will have a positive impact on the patients we serve, as well as our care providers, and help us to continue our charitable mission. We are truly grateful,”

Webster’s contribution is scheduled to be delivered over a four-year period.

Baystate Medical Center (BMC), in Springfield, Mass., is an academic, research, and teaching hospital that serves as the western campus of Tufts University School of Medicine. BMC is a 659-bed facility with 57 bassinets. It is the only Level 1 trauma center in western Massachusetts, treating the most critical and urgent cases in the region. BMC is home to the second-busiest emergency department in Massachusetts.

Pictured here, from left to right, are: Susan Toner, vice president of development for Baystate Medical Center, and Webster representatives Bob Annon, region president; Betsy Shelley, senior vice president, commercial banking; Kathy Luria, vice president, community affairs, Scott Frazer, vice president, small business banking; and Angie Chirico, retail market manager.