The latest news from Holyoke Medical Center
HMC Outpatient Services Snow CancellationsHolyoke Medical Center and our staff are committed to the healthcare needs of our community and will be prepared for all emergent and inpatient care needs throughout the expected winter storm. For the safety of our patients, community and non-emergent staff, some outpatient departments and physician offices of Holyoke Medical Center, as well as those of our affiliates, will be closed on Tuesday, January 27, 2015.
Read moreWestern Mass Physician Associates Snow CancellationsDue to the severe winter storm warning, and for the safety of our patients and staff, the physician offices of Western Mass Physician Associates will be closed on Tuesday, January 27, 2015.
Read moreRiver Valley Counseling Center Snow CancellationsDue to the severe winter storm warning, and for the safety of our patients and staff, the offices of River Valley Counseling Center will be closed on Tuesday, January 27, 2015.
Read moreHolyoke VNA & Hospice Life Care Snow CancellationsThe Holyoke Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice Life Care staff is committed to the healthcare needs of our patients and will have a triage nurse available to answer any calls and questions during the expected weather storm. Due to the severe winter storm warning, and for the safety of our patients and staff, field staff will not be traveling for home care visits on Tuesday, January 27, 2015.
Read moreHolyoke Medical Center Awarded Coveted 2014 Leapfrog Top Hospital DistinctionFor the first time, The Leapfrog Group has named Holyoke Medical Center to its annual list of Top Hospitals. An elite distinction awarded to hospitals nationwide for demonstrating excellence in hospital safety and quality through the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, the Leapfrog Top Hospital award is given to less than seven percent of all eligible hospitals.
Read moreHMC PARTICIPATES IN YOUTH SUMMER JOB PROGRAMHolyoke Medical Center, in conjunction with the Regional Employment Board of Hampden County and Career Point of Holyoke, will participate in the 2014 Youth Summer Jobs Campaign beginning on July 7, 2014.
Read moreHolyoke Hospital Auxiliary Announces 'Starlight Gala'The Holyoke Hospital Auxiliary invites you to enjoy a wonderful evening that combines many of Holyoke's treasured landmarks with a fabulous dinner and dancing. "Starlight Gala" will be held on Saturday, June 14, 2014 and promises to be an event with something for everyone.
Read moreHolyoke Medical Center Honored with Quality Achievement Award for Stroke CareHolyoke Medical Center has, once again, received the Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold-Plus Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for the treatment of stroke patients.
Read moreRiver Valley Counseling Restructures Office LocationsRiver Valley Counseling Center's (RVCC) Executive Director, Anne Marie Martineau, has announced a restructuring of office locations in order to better serve the agency's client population. As of April 30, 2014, the outpatient mental health treatment office currently located at 120 Maple Street, Suite 402 in Springfield will be closed. All clients will be given the opportunity to receive services in any of the other RVCC outpatient clinics.
Read moreHMC Teams Up With Junior Achievement To Offer Job ShadowingHolyoke Medical Center is teaming up with Junior Achievement and the Holyoke High School to offer five students the opportunity to job shadow in various departments of the medical center on Tuesday, April 15 between the hours of 9 a.m. and noon.
Read moreHMC Offers Postpartum Support GroupHolyoke Medical Center offers a weekly postpartum support group modeled after the national "MotherWoman" program. This is a welcoming place for women with baby blues, postpartum stress, anxiety, and depression to discuss managing the stress and adjustment to motherhood.
Read moreHMC Welcomes Holyoke and Chicopee ColleensThe staff of Holyoke Medical Center welcomed the 2014 Holyoke and Chicopee Colleens and their courts on Wednesday, March 12. The traditional ceremony was held in the main lobby of the medical center.
Read moreHMC Stroke Manager Honored As 2014 'Go Red' Leading LadyHolyoke Medical Center (HMC) is pleased to announce that Angela Smith, HMC Stroke Manager, was chosen as one of the 2014 "Go Red" Leading Ladies by The American Heart Association.
Read moreHMC Is Proud To Sponsor Holyoke Winter CarnivalHolyoke Medical Center is proud to be a Platinum Sponsor for the 3rd Annual Holyoke Winter Carnival. Don't miss the fun as the Carnival kicks off ten days and two weekends of fun for the whole family on February 7th!
Read moreHMC Joins Massachusetts Council Of Community Hospitals In Welcoming New Executive DirectorThe Massachusetts Council of Community Hospitals (MCCH) recently announced Steven Walsh as its new executive director. Walsh currently serves as State Representative for the 11th Essex District and is Chairman of the Joint Committee on Health Care Financing. He will begin his new role at MCCH on March 1. Holyoke Medical Center is one of 17 community hospitals from across the state that are part of MCCH.
Read moreHMC First In State To Offer Nitrous Oxide For Labor Pain ManagementThe Birthing Center at Holyoke Medical Center is pleased to be among the first in the United States to offer nitrous oxide to women for labor pain management.
Read moreHMC Welcomes Dr. John NicasioDr. John Nicasio, a board certified specialist in Endocrinology, brings his expertise to patients at Holyoke Medical Center.
Read moreHMC Participates In Launch Of Mass HIway Health Information Exchange Phase TwoHolyoke Medical Center (HMC) joined forces with Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital (BIDMC), Tufts Medical Center and Atrius Health today to demonstrate, for the first time, how healthcare providers will now have the ability to instantly locate, request and retrieve medical records from other participating providers from across the Commonwealth on a secure, interconnected system.
Read moreHMC Receives Funding From Holyoke HealthCare CenterHolyoke Medical Center is pleased to announce and thank Holyoke HealthCare Center for a recent donation in the amount of $4,810. The donation was made possible by the generosity of Holyoke HealthCare, a member of National HealthCare (NHC) and its philanthropic arm, The Foundation for Geriatric Education (TFGE).
Read morePatient and Family Advisory CouncilHolyoke Medical Center's Patient and Family Advisory Council is designed to help patients and their families improve communication between themselves and the hospital staff and doctors involved in providing their care.
Read moreHolyoke Medical Center Launches Patient PortalHolyoke Medical Center is pleased to unveil its new patient portal that is currently available to all patients.
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: 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 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.
Read moreHMC Lab Provides Sleep-Related Data to Treat Serious Health IssuesYou have no trouble falling asleep and don’t remember tossing and turning in the night. But most mornings you wake up feeling like you could sleep another few hours or you find yourself nodding off during the day. Or, you lie awake, have trouble staying asleep, and someone has told you that you snore. If either scenario hits home, you may be a prime candidate for the Holyoke Medical Center Sleep Lab.