Holyoke Medical Center recently received two donations for the purchase of blanket warmers.
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One blanket warmer, given in memory of Mary M. Naro, RN by her family, will reside on the fourth floor Intermediate Care Unit.
“Mary’s four decades of dedicated service to Holyoke Medical Center (1978 – 2018) were defined by her strong commitment to her work, her compassionate care of her patients and her unending kindness to her colleagues,” reads the plaque, along with her picture, placed on the blanket warmer.
The other blanket warmer, given by the Holyoke Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association, will reside on the third floor nursing unit.
“For the past several years Holyoke Medical Center has hosted our annual alumni luncheon. We wanted to do something in return to benefit the patients, as well as the nurses providing care,” said Connie Kurdziel, President of the Holyoke Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association.
“Holyoke Medical Center is incredibly honored to receive the donation of two new blanket warmers from both the Naro family and the Alumni Association,” said Spiros Hatiras, President & CEO of Holyoke Medical Center and Valley Health Systems. “The sudden loss of Mary Naro, a student of the Holyoke Hospital School of Nursing for a period herself, was felt throughout the hospital. Her legacy, and that of our Nursing School Alumni, will be felt and appreciated with the comfort of each warm blanket provided to our patients.”
Mary Naro’s family attended a dedication and memorial event at Holyoke Medical Center on Friday, April 26, 2019. From left to right: Krissy Talevi, daughter-in-law; Vincent J. Naro, husband; Bianca Marie Talevi-Naro, granddaughter; Anthony J. Naro, Esq, son; and Dr. Thomas V. Naro, DPT, CEAS III, AOEAS, son.
Officers of the Holyoke Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association attended a dedication event on Friday, April 19, 2019 (left to right): Spiros Hatiras, President & CEO of Holyoke Medical Center and Valley Health Systems; Marjorie Shaw, Vice President & Secretary of Holyoke Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association (HHSONAA); Connie Kurdziel, President of HHSONAA; Laurene Kittler, Sick Bed Fund Coordinator of HHSONAA; Francine Rusiecki, Treasurer of HHSONAA; Colleen Desai, Chief Nursing Officer of Holyoke Medical Center.