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Valley Health Systems Names Roger Dulude As Corporate Compliance Officer and Director of Risk Management
Spiros Hatiras, President and CEO of Holyoke Medical Center & Valley Health Systems, Inc., named Roger E. Dulude Jr. as its Corporate Compliance Officer and Director of Risk Management.  Read more

River Valley Counseling Center Announces 4th Annual 5k Run And 1 Mile Walk Event To Benefit Mental Health Services
Saturday, June 13, 2015 at the Ashley Reservoir, Elks Lodge 902, 250 Whitney Ave., in Holyoke, MA  Read more

Holyoke Medical Center Names Sue Sullivan Corporate Director of System Transformation Initiatives
Spiros Hatiras, President and CEO of Holyoke Medical Center (HMC) named Sue Sullivan as Corporate Director of System Transformation Initiatives.  Read more

Dr. Martin Lesser Joins Western Mass Physician Associates
Dr. Martin Lesser has joined Western Mass Physician Associates, an affiliate of Holyoke Medical Center, bringing his well-established 22-year-old private practice to the Holyoke Medical Center (HMC) community.  Read more

Carl Cameron Promoted to Chief Operating Officer of Holyoke Medical Center
Spiros Hatiras, President and CEO of Holyoke Medical Center has announced the promotion of Carl Cameron, to Chief Operating Officer of Holyoke Medical Center (HMC).  Read more

Midwives Offer Appointments at Chicopee Medical Center
Certified Nurse Midwives from Midwifery Care of Holyoke (MCH) have begun providing services at the Chicopee Medical Center at 262 New Ludlow Rd.  Read more

Holyoke Medical Center Welcomes Barry Waite, Corporate Director of Human Resources
Holyoke Medical Center is pleased to welcome Barry Waite as corporate director of Human Resources.  Read more

Holyoke Medical Center Awarded Coveted 2014 Leapfrog Top Hospital Distinction
For 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 more

HMC PARTICIPATES IN YOUTH SUMMER JOB PROGRAM
Holyoke 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 more

Holyoke 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 more

Holyoke Medical Center Honored with Quality Achievement Award for Stroke Care
Holyoke 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 more

River Valley Counseling Restructures Office Locations
River 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 more

HMC Teams Up With Junior Achievement To Offer Job Shadowing
Holyoke 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 more

HMC Offers Postpartum Support Group
Holyoke 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 more

HMC Welcomes Holyoke and Chicopee Colleens
The 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 more

HMC Stroke Manager Honored As 2014 'Go Red' Leading Lady
Holyoke 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 more

HMC Is Proud To Sponsor Holyoke Winter Carnival
Holyoke 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 more

HMC Joins Massachusetts Council Of Community Hospitals In Welcoming New Executive Director
The 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 more

HMC First In State To Offer Nitrous Oxide For Labor Pain Management
The 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 more

HMC Welcomes Dr. John Nicasio
Dr. John Nicasio, a board certified specialist in Endocrinology, brings his expertise to patients at Holyoke Medical Center.  Read more

HMC Participates In Launch Of Mass HIway Health Information Exchange Phase Two
Holyoke 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 more

HMC Receives Funding From Holyoke HealthCare Center
Holyoke 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 more

Patient and Family Advisory Council
Holyoke 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 more

Holyoke Medical Center Launches Patient Portal
Holyoke Medical Center is pleased to unveil its new patient portal that is currently available to all patients.  Read more

Ask a Doc: What can you tell me about chronic fatigue syndrome?
Our answer comes from Dr. Jefferson Dickey of Chicopee Medical Center.  Read more

Holyoke 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 more

Ask a Doc: What does breast milk provide that formula does not?
Our answer comes from Dr. Carole Kohen Diniak of Western Mass Pediatrics.  Read more

Ask a Doc: I have been told that I’m pre-diabetic. What does that mean?
Our answer comes from Dr. Frank Croke  Read more

Ask 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 more

Ask 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 more

HMC Receives Full Accreditation as National Breast Cancer Center
The 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 more

Ask 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 more

HMC Adds Video Interpreting Services
Holyoke 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 more

Valley Health Systems and Holyoke Medical Center Name Spiros Hatiras President and Chief Executive Officer
The 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 more

Ask 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 more

Ask 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 more

Ask 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 more

Ask a Doc: Are there different types of cataract surgery?
Our answer come from Dr. Kevin Hulseberg.  Read more

Ask 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 more

Ask 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 more

Ask A Doc: What causes irritable bowel syndrome?
Our answer comes from Dr. Mary Norris, HMC Gastroenterologist.  Read more

Ask a Doc: What are some simple ways I can fight stress?
Our answer comes from Dr. George Abbott, HMC Center for Behavioral Health  Read more

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