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Holyoke Medical Center Earns ‘A’ Grade for Patient Safety

Holyoke Medical Center (HMC) has again earned an “A” rating from The Leapfrog Group.

ARE YOU LOOKING TO LOSE WEIGHT

FOR MOST OF US, a few extra pounds (or more) is the norm. According to national statistics, approximately two-thirds of the population is overweight, obese or morbidly obese. Quality of life for overweight people is often worsened by associated medical conditions such as diabetes, sleep apnea, high blood pressure and/or cholesterol, heart disease, acid reflux, infertility and arthritis.

Holyoke Medical Center Receives National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers

HMC was again 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.

Is Joint Pain Holding You Back

As our days get longer and the weather nicer here in the Pioneer Valley, more people are eager to be active and outside, whether it’s getting out for a bike ride, taking a walk, going for a hike or just getting down and dirty in the garden. For others it’s a time of wishing they could do what they once could, but are held back by joint pain and what they think is “just a part of getting older.” That’s not always the case and an orthopedic surgeon may be able to help you get back to doing the things you love.

2016 OUTSTANDING PRECEPTOR AWARD GIVEN TO CERTIFIED NURSE MIDWIFE RACHEL GRABER OF MIDWIFERY CARE OF HOLYOKE

The American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM) has awarded its 2016 Outstanding Preceptor Award to Certified Nurse Midwife Rachel Graber of Midwifery Care of Holyoke (MCH), a member of Valley Health Systems and the Holyoke Medical Center (HMC) family.

Fighting the Obesity Epidemic

According to the Journal of American Medical Association, more than one-third of adults and 17% of youth in the United States are obese. In my last article two month ago, I discussed medical weight loss options. Ultimately, my suggestion was whatever method you use, find the right provider that will stick with you during and, most importantly, after your weight loss to help you maintain your new, healthier life.

HMC PHYSICIAN PRESENTS NEW RESEARCH AT EUROPEAN OBESITY SUMMIT

Holyoke Medical Center’s Dr. Yannis Raftopoulos, Board Certified Bariatric Surgeon and Weight Management Specialist, presented new research on the first procedure-less gastric balloon at this year’s European Obesity Summit in Gothenberg, Sweden, June 1 – 4, 2016. Dr. Raftopoulos’ research shows the new product to be safe with similar weight loss results as other balloon procedures that use endoscopy.

HMC HONORED FOR EXCELLENCE IN STROKE CARE

Holyoke Medical Center (HMC) has received three prestigious national and state awards for excellence in and quality of stroke care in Massachusetts, including the American Stroke Association Get with the Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus award for the eighth consecutive year.

HMC HONORED FOR EXCELLENCE IN STROKE CARE

Holyoke Medical Center (HMC) has received three prestigious national and state awards for excellence in and quality of stroke care in Massachusetts, including the American Stroke Association Get with the Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus award for the eighth consecutive year.

A New Knee Could Lead to a Happy Healthy Heart

I know what you might be thinking… what does my heart have to do with my knees? When people live with bone and joint pain, their overall health can often deteriorate. If someone loves playing basketball or golf, but their knee hurts for days after playing – they often stop playing. This leads to less or no activity due to pain and eventually a person’s overall health, including their heart, may begin to diminish from inactivity.

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