The latest news from Holyoke Medical Center
Holyoke Medical Center Launches Patient PortalHolyoke Medical Center is pleased to unveil its new patient portal that is currently available to all patients.
Read moreThe Annual Coffee Break and Holiday Sale!The Holyoke Hospital Auxiliary cordially invites you to attend The Annual Coffee Break and Holiday Sale! Monday & Tuesday December 16th & 17th from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Read moreAsk a Doc: What can you tell me about chronic fatigue syndrome?Our answer comes from Dr. Jefferson Dickey of Chicopee Medical Center.
Read moreHolyoke Medical Center's Brian Couchon 'Nurse of the Year'The March of Dimes Massachusetts Chapter and Holyoke Medical Center are pleased to announce that Brian Couchon of Holyoke Medical Center has been named "Nurse of the Year" by The March of Dimes in the category of Labor and Delivery.
Read moreAsk a Doc: What does breast milk provide that formula does not?Our answer comes from Dr. Carole Kohen Diniak of Western Mass Pediatrics.
Read moreAsk a Doc: I have been told that I’m pre-diabetic. What does that mean?Our answer comes from Dr. Frank Croke
Read moreAsk a Doc: We’ve had some hot weather this summer. My mother is older and refuses to use air conditioning. Should I be concerned?Our answer comes from Dr. Garry Bombardier of The Work Connection.
Read moreAsk a Doc: I am pregnant and in very good health. Can I donate blood?Our answer comes from Dr. Gretchen Loebel of Western Mass OB/GYN.
Read moreHMC Ranks #1 In Massachusetts For Stroke Care AgainThe Stroke Collaborative Reaching for Excellence (SCORE), a voluntary statewide quality improvement collaborative administered by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), that supports Primary Stroke Service hospitals has, once again, ranked Holyoke Medical Center #1 out of 58 hospitals in the state of Massachusetts, including large teaching facilities, for stroke care.
Read moreHMC Receives Full Accreditation as National Breast Cancer CenterThe Holyoke Medical Center Oncology Department is pleased to announce that, once again, it has been granted a three-year/full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons.
Read moreNeill Appointed as New HMC ManagerHolyoke Medical Center Vice President of Outpatient Services Michael Zwirko is pleased to announce the promotion of Trisha Neill to the position of manager of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitiation.
Read moreAsk a Doc: Should I continue to exercise through my cancer treatment?Our answer comes from Dr. Zubeena Mateen, Medical Director of HMC Oncology/Hematology.
Read moreAsk a Doc: What are the treatment choices for early stage breast cancer?Our answer comes from Dr. Brad Gray of HMC General Surgeons.
Read moreHMC Adds Video Interpreting ServicesHolyoke Medical Center has recently implemented the video interpreting services of the Language Access Network ("LAN"). The new partnership will address patients with limited English proficiency and the deaf and hard of hearing populations.
Read moreValley Health Systems and Holyoke Medical Center Name Spiros Hatiras President and Chief Executive OfficerThe Board of Directors of Valley Health Systems and Holyoke Medical Center are pleased to announce that Spiros Hatiras will become the next President and Chief Executive Officer of Holyoke Medical Center and its affiliates. Hatiras will succeed Hank J. Porten, who will step down after nearly 28 years in that role.
Read moreAsk a Doc: When should someone see an Orthopedic Surgeon?Our answer comes from Dr. Anthony Rhodes of HMC Orthopedic Surgeons.
Read moreAsk a Doc: I am a young male and feel fine; do I need to have an annual physical exam?Our answer comes from Dr. Lorenver Po, Holyoke Associates in Internal Medicine.
Read moreAsk a Doc: Is it possible to have too many medical persons caring for one person?Our answer comes from Dr. Karen Ferroni, HMC Medical Director
Read moreAsk a Doc: Now that I am older, are there things I can do to prevent myself from falling?Our answer comes from Dr. Jefferson Dickey.
Read moreAsk a Doc: Are there different types of cataract surgery?Our answer come from Dr. Kevin Hulseberg.
Read moreAsk a Doc: Is arthritis a progressive disease?Our answer comes from Dr. Munir Ahmad, HMC Rheumatology.
Read moreHMC Receives Accreditation from College Of American PathologistsHolyoke Medical Center (HMC) is pleased to announce that it recently received accreditation from the College of American Pathologists (CAP) based on the results of a rigorous on site inspection.
Read moreAsk a Doc: I feel anxious a lot. Do I have an anxiety disorder?Our answer comes from Dr. George Abbott, HMC Center for Behavioral Health
Read moreAsk a Doc: Why is high blood pressure often called “the silent killer?”Our answer comes from Dr. Sandeep K. Sharma of HMC Cardiovascular Specialists
Read moreAsk a Doc: Is there a need for sunscreen when it is cold outside?Our answer comes from Dr. Zubeena Mateen, HMC Director of Oncology
Read moreHMC Announces 2013 Department ChiefsHMC Medical Director, Dr. Karen Ferroni, is pleased to announce the appointment of the HMC 2013 Department Chiefs.
Read moreAsk A Doc: What causes irritable bowel syndrome?Our answer comes from Dr. Mary Norris, HMC Gastroenterologist.
Read moreAsk a Doc: What are some simple ways I can fight stress?Our answer comes from Dr. George Abbott, HMC Center for Behavioral Health
Read moreAsk a Doc: How do I know if my drinking has become a problem?Our answer comes from Dr. Andrea Stone, HMC Outpatient Behavioral Health Department
Read moreHMC Offers MRI with AnesthesiaIn its continued effort to improve the patient experience, Holyoke Medical Center (HMC) now offers MRI with general anesthesia, eliminating patient anxiety while also improving the quality of MRI scans for these patients.
Read moreCancer Care Navigator Appointed at Holyoke Medical CenterVice President of Inpatient Services James Keefe, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jolene Lambert, R.N., O.C.N. to the position of Cancer Care Navigator for the Oncology/Hematology Department at Holyoke Medical Center.
Read moreMlapah Named Medical Director of HMC Hospitalist ServiceHMC Vice President of Physician Services Kevin Neill is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Ted Mlapah to the position of Medical Director for the Hospitalist Program.
Read moreHolyoke Medical Center Welcomes Dr. Nirav ShethHolyoke Medical Center is pleased to welcome of Dr. Nirav Sheth to HMC Cardiolovascular Specialists.
Read moreKyphoplasty Procedure at HMC Offers Relief for ManyA spinal fracture sounds like serious injury and indeed it is. But fortunately there is a safe, non invasive procedure that can work wonders in both healing the damage and relieving the pain associated with it.
Read moreEMDR Treatment Continues to Make a Difference in Patient's LivesProven Therapy Provides Help for Trauma, Anxiety, and Other Disorders
Read moreHolyoke Medical Center Awarded Accreditation From The Joint CommissionHolyoke Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals.
Read moreNeill Promoted to Vice President at HMCHolyoke Medical Center CEO and President Hank J. Porten is pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin Neill to the position of Vice President of Physician Services for Holyoke Medical Center and Western Massachusetts Physician Associates.
Read moreFallon Community Health Plan announces new agreement with Holyoke Medical CenterCare to be provided to members of FCHP’s NaviCare® HMO SNP.
Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), a nationally-recognized, not-for-profit health care services organization, announced today a new agreement with Holyoke Medical Center, a member of Valley Health Systems.
Read moreHMC Focuses on Experience When Caring for Young Patients in a Calm EnvironmentGoing under anesthesia in the hospital Operating Room can be scary for grown-ups, but is almost always even scarier for children.
Read moreHolyoke Medical Center to Install Electronic Medical Records System, Other Equipment Thanks to $3 Million MassDevelopment LeaseMassDevelopment has issued a $3 million tax exempt lease on behalf of Holyoke Medical Center, a nonprofit community hospital that serves several western Massachusetts communities.